Cowan vows to bat with freedom
While trying his best to ignore the chorus predicting him to be the first batsman to find his way out of the Australian Test team this summer, Ed Cowan is out to change a few perceptions.
Chief among these is the view that he is a defensive batsman, a “one-pace plodder” good only for holding up one end while David Warner and others prosper.
Cowan admits that at times over his first seven Tests he was unable to find the balance between attack and defence that allowed him to produce the compelling sequence of scores – 91, 4, 134*, 145, 10, 65, 145* and 109 – that vaulted him into the…
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