Gautam Gambhir’s worth getting out

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Gautam Gambhir - not shiteSome said that England were unlucky in the first Test that three great batsmen – Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh – all fired at the same time.

It wasn’t bad luck. Those batsmen fire as often as they don’t and even if they don’t fire then Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman most likely will.

Or Gautam Gambhir will.

He’s the seventh member of India’s top seven, but on current form he’s the one you most want to get out. Gautam Gambhir positively flayed Australia a month ago and he’s got into double figures in every Test innings this year. He’s averaging 70 in 2008. Today he hit 179 against England at Mohali.

We tipped Gautam Gambhir for greatness back in 2005. You can see this in a post we wrote where we tipped Dheeraj Jadhav for greatness…


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  1. Just looking at his stats this year, 9 out of 15 times (or 60%) he’s been out bowled or LBW. That drops to 56% when you look at his overall stats, so you can get him out after he’s got his eye in, but its more likely that you’d have to bowl an excellent delivery than a case of him throwing his wicket, as is often suggested.

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