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    The Best Young Batsmen in the world?

    Who are the contenders for best young batsmen in world cricket.Who really stands out from other young batsmen.I like the look of a couple of Bangladeshies Shahriar Nafees and Aftab Ahmed.

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    To compare Aftab to Shahriar Nafis Ahmed is grossly insulting to the latter.

    The latter actually appears to possess a brain.

    AB de Villiers still retains some of my confidence.

    Michael Clarke's still young, though he is now pretty well established (and, remarkably, also pretty unobtrusive).
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    What in your mind is wrong with Aftab?.Played a couple of very good innings at the ICC Champions Trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    What in your mind is wrong with Aftab?.Played a couple of very good innings at the ICC Champions Trophy.
    Has no concept of the right ball to defend and the right ball to attack. Although how that is any different to AB "Dwayne" de Villiers I don't know...
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    Dwayne?

    ABdeV at least managed to put his brain in gear for a time, and at least has some mitigation in being messed-around by selectors more than most.

    Aftab has neither.

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    Remember seeing Mo Ashraful in England a couple of summers ago and some of the shots he played were breathtaking.Unfortunately he also seems not to possess a brain and he plays mind boggling shots and gets out in the most stupid of ways.

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    In that very same series I thought the same when he decided to play a premeditated dab off a seamer (Gillespie IIRR) in about the 17th over, with his side deep in the mire already...

    Ashraful has to be one of the most stupid batsmen of recent times to be rated as highly as he is (mostly by Englishmen in my experience).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Dwayne?

    ABdeV at least managed to put his brain in gear for a time, and at least has some mitigation in being messed-around by selectors more than most.

    Aftab has neither.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Remember seeing Mo Ashraful in England a couple of summers ago and some of the shots he played were breathtaking.Unfortunately he also seems not to possess a brain and he plays mind boggling shots and gets out in the most stupid of ways.
    Ashraful looks in the zone compared to the likes of Aftab Ahmed and Nafees Iqbal. Aftab will never be a decent Test player, even in domestic cricket he has absolutely no appetite for the big innings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
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    Oh, come on, is anyone else seriously as bad as him?

    The Patterson Thompson of batsmen!!!!!!

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    I don't care anymore. I've been staring at a medium term plan for "What is the Bible and why is it important to Christians" for the last hour and still have no idea how to teach it. This is going to be the worst lesson of all time.

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    Well, O...K...

    But why take-out your frustrations on us innocent CW community?

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    I'll throw Ross Taylor's name in to the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Well, O...K...

    But why take-out your frustrations on us innocent CW community?
    Better you than the six year olds I have to try teaching it to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    I'll throw Ross Taylor's name in to the mix.
    In ODIs, yes.

    In Tests Fulton is a better bet... no?

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