Originally Posted by Beamer
While I do see him batting up at No.5 from his customary No.7 in test cricket, I would be very reluctant to move him up further more, since he is also the wkt keeper. You have to keep it in mind. In case we are batting second, you don't want to see him batting early after keeping the whole day or two. Its very draining. So, No.5 but not further up.
Batting order should not be cast in stone. The coach and captain should be flexible to change the order if necessary
. (But, they should not change it arbitrarily, otherwise there will be chaos and mayhem.)
Once the opposing captain declared the inning after a rain to make Bradman's team bat on a "sticky" wicket. (This is during the time when sissy's did not play; wickets would not be covered during rain.) Bradman sent his tail-enders to open the inning and kept sending them until the end of the day. Next morning the wicket was fine and he came in after another wicket fell. He scored a century (naturally) and Australia won the match.