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    He should come (to bat) at number 3.

    Hi teachers,

    Talking about cricket.

    Are the following sentences correct?

    He should come (to bat) at number 3.
    He should play at number 3.
    At what number should he come to bat?
    He plays at number 5. Do you think it is the best number for him?

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    Re: He should come (to bat) at number 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi teachers,

    If I am talking about cricket, are the following sentences correct?

    1. He should come (to bat) at number 3.
    2. He should play at number 3.
    3. At what number should he come to bat?
    4. He plays at number 5. Do you think it is the best number for him?
    I'm not a cricket aficionado but I think these should be:

    1. He should come in to bat at number three.
    2. He should bat third.
    3. At what number should he come in to bat. (OK but not natural.)
    4. He bats third. Do you think that's best for him?

    I am entirely ready to be corrected by someone who actually watches cricket.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He should come (to bat) at number 3.

    "He bats third" works for me. (I'm not a cricket fan either, but that works for baseball.)

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    Re: He should come (to bat) at number 3.

    1. He should come in (to bat) at number three. Correct.

    2. He should bat third.
    Incorrect.

    3. At what number should he come in to bat
    ? Correct.

    4. He bats third at number three. Do you think that's best for him?

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