Saturday, January 20, 2007

Inzy the new KP?

How many times did Kevin Pietersen have to bat with the lower-order during the Ashes? Too many I can recall. And even when he moved up the order he still found himself batting with his bowling team-mates.
The trend seems to be sweeping through world cricket as well. On Pakistan's tour to South Africa, skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has shipped the strike from his bowlers on a few occasions already.
40-odd and 35 in the first Test was followed by an unbeaten 92 batting with the lower order at Centurion today. KP has it far harder of course: Pakistan's tail has wagged considerably compared to England.