Batting at #7, Nasir will face his share of old ball as well as new ball bowling, not to mention spin. Actually, anyone who aspires to become a good Test batsman will have to learn to bat in phases against spin and pace, be it new ball or old ball. So the argument of picking/not picking someone for a particular position based on what kind of bowling they are more comfortable facing I think doesn't apply as much in Tests as it does in the shorter versions. That's the beauty of Test cricket - you have a thousand different scenarios to bat in and must be able to thrive in all.
Screw the IPL, I'm going to the MLC
Last edited by AsifTheManRahman; November 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM.