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Monday, October 31, 2005

The Murali factor

In this series thus far, Muralitharan is averaging 58 runs per wicket. He has an economy rate of 4.97, and a strike rate of a wicket every 70 deliveries -- and that is the *best* performance by any Lankan bowler thus far.
Chaminda Vaas is averaging 58.5; he has a wicket every 90 deliveries, and an economy rate of 7.31.
Those sets of figures pretty much underline -- repeatedly, in hard to miss red ink -- the problem Marvan Atapattu has on this tour; his bowling, till date, is toothless.

4 Comments:

  • 100 for dhoni and my fears have been unfounded and in 85 balls too great going india. emphatic. now only try not to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as SG-kaka likes to say

    By Blogger achu, at 04:43  

  • which is why I couldn't understand why the Sri Lankans didn't bring Lasith Malinga over the pond, at least in the squad of 15. He's sometimes wild, but he isn't toothless.

    By Blogger roublen, at 04:54  

  • A feature of Dhoni's innings is the willingness to continue and is reflective of the new attitude of going-for-the-jugular...that augurs well!

    By Blogger RDS, at 05:39  

  • This is where we still have to worry about today....no substantive partnerships....others got a start, but did not stay on to keep it going...VS, RD or YS...

    By Blogger RDS, at 05:41  

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