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India's exceptional average against express pace
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India's exceptional average against express pace

The ongoing World Cup so far has seen express pace dictate the terms to the batsmen on pitches not exactly conducive to fast bowling. With the likes of Jofra Archer, Mitchell Starc and Oshane Thomas creating the most impact in the tournament, it will be interesting to see which team tackles the threat of lightning pace best.

Among the top 10 teams over the past 4 years, it can be clearly observed that India sits atop in the list of highest batting averages against balls bowled in excess of 42.85. This indicates the sound technique of their top order, who pull and cut the short balls effectively without being threatened by the bounce.

Meanwhile, West Indies and Sri Lanka towards the bottom of the table while Pakistan does not have a great record either, faring poorly at an average of 31.15 – a shortcoming which was on display in the World Cup game versus the West Indies.