Attributes required for a Test batsman

Test batsmen need to have a number of attributes. Depending on the conditions and the opposition, there will be different requirements. Some are always necessary: A good eye A half-decent technique Good shot selection Concentration In matches like Sri Lanka v India at Colombo, other attributes are also required: Stamina

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Sajid Mahmood batting at five?

Yes, it did happen and he wasn’t a nightwatchman because it was a Twenty20 match – the quarter-final against Essex. It makes a kind of sense. Sajid Mahmood’s been batting surprisingly well for Lancashire this season, hitting four fifties in his 10 first-class innings and scoring at quite a lick.

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