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    Who is a better young all-rounder Watson or Bravo

    This should be an interesting debate, for me its defiantely Watson, i'v seen them both & Watson seems to be better in both aspects. Bravo has Watson is a batting all/rounder but it has been his bowling that has stood out in International cricket thus far, but certainly can improve on both his batting & bowling.

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    I don't think that either are particuarly flash at this stage, although both could become good players.

    Bravo is the better at the moment IMO because he plays test cricket and has that experience unlike Watson who has only played 1 test.

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    Bravo with the ball right now (I think Watson has quite a bit of improvement in him) and on performance, with the bat too. Both are still so young and full of promise.

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    Bravo looks half decent at least.


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    At this stage, Bravo - already had some success in Test cricket. Watson has a way to go, firstly actually playing some Tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Bravo looks half decent at least.
    yeah after his sensational match here at old trafford i thought he was going to be real young star, but has so many good young player last year he has been brought down to earth. Pup & Pathan come to mind

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    Bravo. At the moment, I don't think its much of a contest. Talking about potential, I'd be tempted to still take Bravo. He has the potential to be a real matchwinner, a guy who's capable of producing something special to win a match with either bat or ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    yeah after his sensational match here at old trafford i thought he was going to be real young star, but has so many good young player last year he has been brought down to earth. Pup & Pathan come to mind
    Pup - cannot play against genuine pace. Will (read: should) be dropped before end of Ashes.
    Pathan - Brilliant player. Evokes memories of Wasim Akram.
    Watson - Overrated. Average at best, doubt he will make an impact in world cricket.
    Bravo - a solid player. Can produce magic on his day in a way that Watson can only dream of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    yeah after his sensational match here at old trafford i thought he was going to be real young star, but has so many good young player last year he has been brought down to earth.
    He only started playing last year, and to my mind made a good impression coming into a struggling side.

    It's funny how you say it's his bowling that's stood out though, especially when Liam has said he doesn't rate his bowling enough to be playing as the 4th bowler of 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJellett
    Pathan - Brilliant player. Evokes memories of Wasim Akram.
    Except Akram was able to take wickets without conceding many runs, rather than conceding runs without taking many wickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Except Akram was able to take wickets without conceding many runs, rather than conceding runs without taking many wickets.
    That's a bit harsh - his form of late is definitely poor but the period after his debut against Australia was brilliant and certainly hinted at him becoming a star, I'm sure you wouldn't disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    Bravo. At the moment, I don't think its much of a contest. Talking about potential, I'd be tempted to still take Bravo. He has the potential to be a real matchwinner, a guy who's capable of producing something special to win a match with either bat or ball.
    I tend to agree that Bravo's ability is superb but Watson has had extremely limited opportunities, especially in the test arena - give the Australian allrounder a few more tests and I'd probably say a safer decision could be reached following that.

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    Watson's got more potential if you ask me. Obviously Bravo's done more in international cricket to date.
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    Watson is by far the better bastman, and Bravo the better bowler.

    Very close overall, but perhaps Watson just. Both rather unproven, especially Watson.
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    At the moment.. Bravo by a fair bit

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