Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 45

Thread: Highest Run Scorer

  1. #16
    First Class Debutant Naumaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Pakistan
    Posts
    820
    Mutiah Muralitharan

  2. #17
    Cricketer Of The Year Xuhaib's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Karachi
    Posts
    9,506
    No love for Misbah or Malik?

  3. #18
    State Vice-Captain
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    England (support India)
    Posts
    1,404
    Malik isn't that good, Misbah bats too far down and has been a bit hot and cold recently.

  4. #19
    International Vice-Captain Raghav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    South India
    Posts
    4,078
    Ross Taylor
    Supported Indian Cricket from 1992-2000 (till the match fixing scandal)

    Long Live Test Cricket


  5. #20
    International Vice-Captain King Pietersen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    4,900
    Quote Originally Posted by oitoitoi View Post
    Bopara no chance, not good enough against the top attacks and England won't go far enough for him to have enough games anyway.
    Bopara is in incredible form, and finally finding his game at the top of the order. He performed solidly in the IPL, scored 3 hundreds on the trot in Test cricket (even if that was against the Windies it's still an impressive feat) and in the 1 Essex T20 game I've seen on Sky this season he batted beautifully. I think he could definitely be an outside bet for leading run scorer, especially in home conditions.
    www.proudtofight.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Cricinfo
    38.3
    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cricinfo
    42.6
    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

  6. #21
    International Coach PhoenixFire's Avatar
    Curveball Champion!
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Bitch please, I'm from West Yorkshire
    Posts
    14,988
    AB de Villiers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    1) Had double pneumonia as a kid, as did my twin sis. Doctors told my parents to pray that we lived through the night. Dad said **** off, I'm an atheist, you ****s better save my kids, etc. Then prayed anyway.

  7. #22
    State Vice-Captain
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    England (support India)
    Posts
    1,404
    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    Bopara is in incredible form, and finally finding his game at the top of the order. He performed solidly in the IPL, scored 3 hundreds on the trot in Test cricket (even if that was against the Windies it's still an impressive feat) and in the 1 Essex T20 game I've seen on Sky this season he batted beautifully. I think he could definitely be an outside bet for leading run scorer, especially in home conditions.
    This is such a typically English mentality, does well against weak opposition and people presume he'll repeat it against the best, subsequently rate him as a top player; Ian Bell syndrome. He had one good innings in the IPL, was poor otherwise. I think it's been pretty well established that county performances are little indication of international quality any more. He's done well compared to other English players, but compare him with the other candidates mentioned and there's little comparison. He's just not up their with the likes of Gibbs, Smith, De Vililers, Gambhir, Sehwag, Raina, Jayasuriya, Sangakarra, Symonds or Taylor to mention a few. He's neither as destructive or prolific at the international level in this format. One day he might be but he's not at that standard yet. Fair play to him for cashing in against the Windies, but he won't get too many softer runs in his international career. Also compare the attacks he's done well against with the quality he'll face in the tournament and again they fall short.

  8. #23
    International Vice-Captain King Pietersen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    4,900
    I disagree. He may not be as destructive as all of those players, but he's as naturally gifted as anyone in England. He's got an excellent technique, plays straight, he's very mentally toug and capable of playing a skillful but aggressive innings, his OD Double hundred in the FP Trophy last year proved that. He's not just talented with no bottle like Bell. I think Bopara will have a long and fruitful career in International cricket. I've seen a hell of alot of him and rate him immensely highly, he will be one of England's top players in 2-3 years in both forms of the game, I'm almost sure of it. He's not rated as highly as he is in the England camp for nothing.

  9. #24
    State Vice-Captain
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    England (support India)
    Posts
    1,404
    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    I disagree. He may not be as destructive as all of those players, but he's as naturally gifted as anyone in England. He's got an excellent technique, plays straight, he's very mentally toug and capable of playing a skillful but aggressive innings, his OD Double hundred in the FP Trophy last year proved that. He's not just talented with no bottle like Bell. I think Bopara will have a long and fruitful career in International cricket. I've seen a hell of alot of him and rate him immensely highly, he will be one of England's top players in 2-3 years in both forms of the game, I'm almost sure of it. He's not rated as highly as he is in the England camp for nothing.
    I don't disagree with this post, I too think he's a fantastic young cricketer and think he will be one of England's best if not the best batsmen in England in years to come. However thats the best batsmen in England. When comparing him with his opposite numbers I can't see him coming out on top, being very good ain't good enough for top sides, frankly you need to be a potential great. I rate him highly, but I don't think he'll ever be a Ponting or Dravid or Tendulkar or Kallis or Jayawardene or Sangakarra or Younis Khan or Mohammed Yousuf or even De Villiers (shooting up the ladder to greatness at the mo). Before you say it's unfair to compare him to such players, surely it isn't? After all those are his opposition, they are the players who have played in the positions he'll be batting in for the teams he'll be competing against. This is the thing that England fans have to learn, at the test level good ain't good enough. Harsh but true.

    Back to T20s, as you said he isn't as destructive as those mentioned players, but he doesn't really score as many runs as them either... so how's he going to be top runscorer? Stop thinking like a fan, start thinking like a punter, it makes you a whole lot more objective when your cash is involved.
    Last edited by oitoitoi; 31-05-2009 at 03:24 PM.

  10. #25
    Cricketer Of The Year zaremba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill
    Posts
    8,991
    Tend to agree with King Pietersen on this one.

    Yes, oitoitoi is right that Bopara still has something to prove against the top teams. However I don't accept that county cricket is as poor a test-bed as you are suggesting. He's had a pretty good run in Test cricket (albeit against the West Indies whose bowling attack is little more than adequate) and don't forget he scored that hundred v Australia in 2005 (I cbf checking who the Australian bowling attack was in that match though).

    Bopara is very talented, has something about him, is rated very highly by all who've worked with him or played against him, is in great form, and will be playing in front of his home crowds.

    And to be the best batsman in England does actually mean something, because it means you need to be at least on a par with KP who clearly is comparable with the other modern greats listed by oitoitoi.

  11. #26
    International Vice-Captain King Pietersen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    4,900
    That hundred in 2005 came against Lee, Gillespie, Kasprowicz, Tait and MacGill. Not too shabby.

    As Zaremba mentioned, he has had a superb run in Test cricket, and although that Windies attack isn't good, scoring 3 hundreds in 3 innings against them is no mean feat. He's one of only 6 Englishmen (iirc) to score 3 hundreds in 3 innings, which irrespective of the bowling attack is impressive. He's continued that form into the T20 Cup with Essex, and his 45 the other night was excellent. Got himself in, and then blasted away, he is capable of playing very destructive innings. He scored a beautiful hundred in the Pro40 last year. He came in with Essex 100+/1, with Gallian on 50, and Bopara managed to beat Gallian to a hundred, he was smacking the bowlers to all parts. Was superb to watch.

    My prediction of Ravi ending the tournament as Leading Run Scorer is purely a gut instinct pick. I can just see him having an excellent tournament, and if he does, and Pietersen fires, the England will have a shot in this tournament, we're not as bad a T20 side as you're making out. We've certainly not been great in the past, but I think we've got the players to get to the Semis, especially in home conditions, and if we do then Ravi will have every chance of becoming the leading run scorer. I could be proven wrong, but it's a prediction and that's all it is, I'm not going to be putting money on it so it doesn't really matter.

  12. #27
    U19 Vice-Captain S Chanderpaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Liverpool, UK
    Posts
    579
    Owais Shah.

  13. #28
    U19 Vice-Captain rivera213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    503
    Quote Originally Posted by S Chanderpaul View Post
    Owais Shah.
    Come on, be serious.
    All-Time Test XI:
    Gavaskar, Boycott, Tendulkar, G.Pollock, V.Richards, Sobers, Gilchrist (wk), Warne (c), Waqar/Wasim, Lillee, Ambrose.

  14. #29
    State Vice-Captain popepouri's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Waterloo, ON
    Posts
    1,136
    Graeme Smith. He had a poor IPL. I'm sure he'll come good this time around.

  15. #30
    Cricket Web Content Updater roseboy64's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Jamaica
    Posts
    18,574
    Chris Gayle.
    Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson = Greatest Ever Manager
    "One from ten leaves zero." - Eric Williams, former T&T PM
    Member of Cricket Web Green
    Member of Northside Power

    R.I.P Fardin Qayyumi

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. ICC 2005 Records
    By darko21 in forum General
    Replies: 756
    Last Post: 02-06-2007, 03:20 PM
  2. Highest Run Scorer.
    By Pedro Delgado in forum Ashes 2006/07
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 15-11-2006, 12:11 PM
  3. Highest scores
    By Gaijin-san in forum General
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-06-2004, 05:57 PM
  4. Highest Scorer in Calender year
    By Anoop in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 12-09-2002, 02:54 PM
  5. Highest Individual Scorer.
    By Masakadza in forum General
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 11-06-2002, 07:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •