Behardien is an all-rounder

2014-10-31 12:22
Farhaan Behardien (Getty)

Yeah, you see, AB isn't a bowler. He can bowl (like most people can if they swing their arm around and let go of the ball), but he just doesn't have enough bowling experience is testing conditions or situations to even consider him a viable 5th/6th bowler option. Judging AB's bowling against an understrength NZ batting line-up on a perilously slow wicket is jumping the gun a bit, don't you think?

I hope he proves me wrong. I will happily eat crow if it turns out that AB can consistently deliver 5 or 6 overs without getting pummeled into submission. One match does not make him an "all-rounder," in the traditional sense that is.

My point is that Behardien is an actual all-rounder. He bowls in almost every game he has played in this year. He is a much better and more controlled bowler than AB by default. Would like to see him given an extended run in Australia, as he has got some serious skills. He just hasn't been able to translate it into the international area ... yet.

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