The Test India should finally ace

A preview of the India-Australia Test Series like no other – through Impact Index



Here is the Australian batting chart.

 

Matches

Batting
IMPACT in
the last 2
years

Runs
Tally
IMPACT

Pressure
IMPACT

Partnership
Building
IMPACT

4th Innings
IMPACT

Warner

2

3.90

1.91

0.2

0.12

2.33

Marsh

3

2.13

1.53

0.49

0.15

0

Hussey

21

1.79

1.37

0.34

0.09

0

Clarke

21

1.65

1.14

0.27

0.08

0.08

Ponting

19

1.48

1.02

0.18

0.06

0.09

Haddin

17

1.02

0.74

0.16

0.03

0.09


Australia’s batsmen have faced a considerable amount of pressure in the last two years, a direct result of
their failure to find a settled opening pair. However, all three senior batsmen – Hussey, Clarke, Ponting and
even Haddin have absorbed the highest pressure for the team in the period in that respective order. They
probably shouldn’t get their hopes up about getting some respite from that now. 

It is encouraging for Australia that the two youngsters (relatively) have promising numbers here – David
Warner has the highest Runs Tally IMPACT (that means he has scored the highest proportion of runs for
his team in matches played), while Shaun Marsh has absorbed the maximum pressure while batting and
also built the most partnerships.

Meanwhile, Australia’s lower order also holds the promise of a fight in case of adversity. Hilfenhaus
(Batting IMPACT 0.38), Pattinson (0.50), Lyon (0.45) and Siddle (0.83) have very decent Batting IMPACT
values and could trouble India’s unsteady and inexperienced bowling, if that is what manifests.

With heavy dependence on players who are in mediocre form over the last two years and a bunch of
youngsters in the batting department, Australia could well have a difficult time. Unless India’s bowling fails
to be sharp enough.

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