Today's Batting Is Not Rubbish, But...

A common thing one hears about today’s Test cricket, especially from Indian fans is that today’s batting line ups are not a patch on the line ups in earlier eras. Its just that India are harder to score against than they used to be. That’s why, today’s English and Australian bats do not appear as monsters to Indian cricket watchers. The chart below provides the batting averages for batting positions 1-6 by opponent in different eras.

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