Bevan is widely considered the best one-day batsman in the world.india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:17 IST
His uncanny ability of being able to find gaps and place the ball to perfection has earned Bevan the reputation of the best one-day batsman in the world, and certainly one of the best the world has ever seen.
Admittedly his average benefits from a high proportion of not out innings due to his position in the order, but the accolade is apt.
His Test career has stalled due to a perceived weakness against short-pitched bowling, but in the abridged version of the game Bevan is a master.
He works the angles off the bat finding space in an otherwise flooded field and his running between the wickets is exceptional.
Bevan has a knack for finding a run from nowhere and turning ones into twos and twos into threes.
His fleet of foot is also a valuable asset in the field as is his ability to turn the ball to good effect when called on.