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    Clarke has played lower down the order for early half of his career and its only since CB Series onwards that he has started to bat at no.4 and results have already started to show.


    Clarke is only 25 atm and still he can be termed as a class player, the likes of Dravid or Yousuf were no where near as consistent or good as Clarke at the age of 25.

    Clarke is an exceptional player of spin and he has improved his game against quickes too.

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    Clarke and Hussey both had pretty similar starts to their international careers, they both started as finishers {Hussey still is a finisher}. Both of them had an exceptional 2 seasons where whatever they touched seemed to turn into gold.

    But after 2 seasons Clarke's form dipped and he even got dropped from the test team, but after that Clarke came back as a stronger and better player.

    I hope Huss's career doesn't go the same as Clarke's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Yousuf and Dravid are plainly not. They are good ODI players but certainly not great, and both are more or less at their peaks currently.
    Dravid yes, but I don't see why not Mohammad Yousuf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Well, higher overall team scores are always going to lead to higher player averages.
    Not neccessarily. More runs doesn't neccessarily = better averages. Higher SRs, yes, but IMO good average is good average regardless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Yousuf and Dravid are plainly not. They are good ODI players but certainly not great, and both are more or less at their peaks currently. Ditto Hayden, awesome form aside.
    Yousuf is probably the best ODI batsman Pakistan have had alongside Inzi. If he continues scoring at the same clip for the rest of his career theres no reason he shouldn't surpass him either. Being a fan of Clarke's I'd be quite happy if he had a one day career along the lines of Yousuf.

    Dravid has been an extremely good ODI batsman over the last couple of years. Sure he wasn't that great in the earlier part of his career, but right now hes up amongst the very best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Not neccessarily. More runs doesn't neccessarily = better averages. Higher SRs, yes, but IMO good average is good average regardless.
    The only way for more runs to not equate to higher averages in one day cricket would be if teams previously didn't use all the wickets and regularly finished 4 or 5 down much more regularly than today.
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    Sanga has done well but Murali has done better. In my opinion, Murali is simply the best off spinner in history of cricket and I can't make that kind of statement for Sanga.
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    As far as I know they did tend to. Also, there were fewer effective lower-order batsmen in the 1970s and 1980s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    I feel real pain putting up this debate because i am huge fan of Huss, but off-late his form has tailed off from the SCG game against England (which Aussies lost) in the CB Series (barring his hundred in 2nd C-H Trophy game).


    Yesterday Ian Chappell was also saying that though he is a good player he isn't as good as his stats suggest, and now he would get sorted a bit by other teams. I hope Hussey proves his critics wrong quickly.
    Anyone who starts off like Hussey, Smith or Pietersen did is going to face such a situation. Its just the law of averages catching up as it always does. There is nothing wrong with Hussey except that he never was super human.

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    nah just a bad run of form

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    Quote Originally Posted by superwills View Post
    nah just a bad run of form
    Exactly and mortals do have their share of bad form, bad luck and plain bad performance. He is fine and a great prospect ( I mean prospective great). I would love to see him against a couple of quality spinners against a slightly helpful surface. I am not suggesting he will fail. Just that it will show us another aspect of his capabilities.

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    alot of the time recently he has come in at the slog overs and trying to push things forward gets out cheaply. he is a class act and will come back stronger. just hopefully after the wc
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammay123 View Post
    alot of the time recently he has come in at the slog overs and trying to push things forward gets out cheaply. he is a class act and will come back stronger. just hopefully after the wc
    true...its about which situation a batsman is in....he is incredible in a pressure situation! That is ten times more valuable than being able to hit a quick fire 30-40 runs IMO. More often than not, the top order will slip up....and in that time, u need someone like hussey!

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    It's true that he has been struggling this world cup, but his performances in New Zealand were very good. He is just in a lean patch at the moment.

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