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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    If by consistent you mean consistently low scores, than yes Clarke is consistent. Bloke's had a high score of 37 for the majority of his career.

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    Very similar to Dhoni who has a cereer high of 46, Clarkes career high is 70 something isnt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Enough with the over the top swearing, from both of you two thanks.
    Was calling him a star...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Enough with the over the top swearing, from both of you two thanks.
    Missed a smiley face on the end there, big guyyy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Very similar to Dhoni who has a cereer high of 46, Clarkes career high is 70 something isnt it.
    If only Dhoni had proved himself recently in some Indian Premier type league....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobisback View Post
    Was calling him a star...
    Your the biggest star I've met.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Very similar to Dhoni who has a cereer high of 46, Clarkes career high is 70 something isnt it.
    Yeah, anyone that watched Dhoni play over the past year or so will tell that a) for a while there he was really poor with too much control, too little aggression b) he's over it and clearly back. Blasted Chennai into the semi-finals with one of the most incredible Twenty20 knocks you'll ever see to win a match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Your the biggest star I've met.
    You're

    And if by star, you mean what I was calling him, then I get that all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Perhaps if you dont remember a game you shouldent comment on it.

    Dhoni played woefully and cricinfo did comment on it. "12.1
    Bravo to Dhoni, OUT, And Dhoni falls after a painful little knock.".

    The West Indies won by 8 balls

    Yuvraj 67 SR155
    Dhoni 11 SR 47
    Pathan 31 SR 134

    Simmons 44 SR 118
    Bravo 66 SR 183
    Chanderpaul 18 SR 200

    I dont suppose you can see where the WI's gained the upper hand.

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    Haha, what? I said I didn't remember it, implying I could be wrong. And indeed, it looks like that knock from Dhoni was average, although I disagree that it cost them the match.

    I'll assume we'll just forget the other example, where're'rerere're you're wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Jono, as poor as Streetwise's posting is, and tbf, it is poor... to say that 'Fact: Dhoni is 50 times the T20 batsman than Michael Clarke' is pretty much on par for poorness.

    Clarke, imo, still has a role to play in t20. There's still a place for classical stroke play, so to speak, in t20, not just the slap and hope players.
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    Dhoni is the furthest thing from a slap and hope player. He plays smart, measured cricket when he needs to. And then when his team needs him to score 17 off the final over he gets it by hitting sixes.

    In what aspect of T20 batting is Clarke better than Dhoni? Not at pushing the ball around, not at rotating the strike, not at hitting boundaries.

    If you play Clarke every game just in case that on the 1 in 500 occasion that you get a greentop in a T20 match, then yes, maybe Clarke is better than Dhoni.

    I truly believe Dhoni is in another world of T20 batting compared to Clarke. I know you're not arguing Clarke is better, but I don't think he's better at any aspect of T20 batting at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Perhaps if you dont remember a game you shouldent comment on it.

    Dhoni played woefully and cricinfo did comment on it. "12.1
    Bravo to Dhoni, OUT, And Dhoni falls after a painful little knock.".

    The West Indies won by 8 balls

    Yuvraj 67 SR155
    Dhoni 11 SR 47
    Pathan 31 SR 134

    Simmons 44 SR 118
    Bravo 66 SR 183
    Chanderpaul 18 SR 200

    I dont suppose you can see where the WI's gained the upper hand.

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    painful little knock does not = costing India the game.
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    In the end, I think it's so utterly, incomprehensibly boring. There is so much context behind each innings of cricket that dissecting statistics into these small samples is just worthless. No-one has ever been faced with the same situation in which they come out to bat as someone else. Ever.
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    The last two pages have been dire. I thought senior posters were to show the way.

    The difference between Dhoni and Clarke is that, while their SRs look similar, Dhoni's case is more of an exception, and anomaly as compared to Clarke, and is dead sure to bring it upto decent levels by the end of his career. He has already raised it by 3 points in the last 2 matches, and his domestic average and strike rate are in a different zone altogether when compared to Clarke's. Plus he has a WC win thrown in there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Dhoni is the furthest thing from a slap and hope player. He plays smart, measured cricket when he needs to. And then when his team needs him to score 17 off the final over he gets it by hitting sixes.

    In what aspect of T20 batting is Clarke better than Dhoni? Not at pushing the ball around, not at rotating the strike, not at hitting boundaries.

    If you play Clarke every game just in case that on the 1 in 500 occasion that you get a greentop in a T20 match, then yes, maybe Clarke is better than Dhoni.

    I truly believe Dhoni is in another world of T20 batting compared to Clarke. I know you're not arguing Clarke is better, but I don't think he's better at any aspect of T20 batting at all.
    Better stopper f the ball at backward point tbh.

    Honestly, can't believe anyone could say Clarke > Dhoni at T20s, or ODIs for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    The last two pages have been dire. I thought senior posters were to show the way.
    And I thought posters were meant to have the one account, so I guess we're both a little baffled.

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    Nnanden, please do not publically accuse people of having multiple accounts.

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