5 Sep / 2017(478)…Test batting: Staying and batting deep into innings

“Bat a while” – The usual mantra from Australian captain to his players, especially in sub-continent. If a player is able to bat whole session than he can be credited as a decent Test batsman. It is a good benchmark irrespective of their batting position. On average 30 overs are bowled in one session.

In the ongoing series these batsmen stayed at the crease for more than 30 overs in first test match.

For Bangladesh : Tamim Iqbal (twice), Shakib Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim

For Australia Matt Renshaw, Ashton Agar, David Warner, and Steve Smith.

Keeping this mind – I took the liberty of analysing Australia’s Test performance in last 19 years(Oct ’98 onwards) with comparison to their performance in sub-continent in same period.

We start with David Warner’s batting performance in each phase. In sub continent he batted in 29 Inns  and 6 times(including 1st test in Bangladesh) he was dismissed inside the 3rd over but also batted beyond the 30th over in 7 innings. Overall he has batted in 121 Inns in which 35 he batted beyond 30th over and 19 times was dismissed inside 3rd over




All data is updated at end of 1st Test match at Mirpur.



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