Sehwag’s misery away from home costing India

January 21, 2012 | Cricket, General

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A couple of scores in single digits during the upcoming fourth Test against Australia here and Virender Sehwag’s average, for the first time in 26 months and 25 Tests, could fall below 50 per innings.

More hands would go up on the likelihood of such a possibility than otherwise, which is a reflection on how Sehwag’s stocks have fallen abroad in the last four years.

Stats of this period show that on the last four tours to New Zealand, South Africa, England and Australia, Sehwag’s average has never touched 30.

In 21 innings, he has less than 500 runs and just two 50s — stats which don’t fare well in comparison to even Harbhajan Singh, leave alone Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Suresh Raina.

Also noticeable in these 21 innings are his 16 dismissals at the hands of quicker bowlers. Anyone with a decent swing in perceptible conditions could hope for the scalp of Sehwag, till recently the most destructive batsman in world arena.

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