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    Kamran Akmal vs. Matt Prior

    Both made decent test starts before coming into strong criticism for their 'sub-standard' glove-work and batting. Both have have responded strongly of late but who between the two is the better wicket-keeper/batsman
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    I'd take Prior. Akmal's such an uggo...
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    Prior by a decent margin.
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    Prior maybe the better batsman but as a keeper he is much worse. Akmal is the better wicket-keeper batsman where I am concerned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    Prior maybe the better batsman but as a keeper he is much worse. Akmal is the better wicket-keeper batsman where I am concerned.
    I don't think both can be rated as wicket-keepers in the first place, but as a batsman Prior is slightly better than Akmal but there is not much seperating them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    I don't think both can be rated as wicket-keepers in the first place
    They do keep in tests. So even if you don't think that they are keepers per say, you have to think how they keep in tests. It is like x person may not think that Laxman was a test opener but might have opinions of how Laxman was as a test opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    as a keeper he is much worse
    TBH I disagree. I'd actually rather have Prior keep for my team than Akmal. They both have their good and bad days but I think Prior has a greater percentage of good ones.

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    Yeah, I'd have to go Prior as well. I never got the hype about Akmal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    TBH I disagree. I'd actually rather have Prior keep for my team than Akmal. They both have their good and bad days but I think Prior has a greater percentage of good ones.
    I do know you disagree. I disagree with your disagreement though.
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    Akmal is one of the worst keeper batsmen Ive seen. So many mistakes and simple ones at that.

    However, I certainly havent seen anything close to all his games and if I was giving him the benefit of the doubt Id say that maybe Ive just seen him at bad times.

    However, as I said, the times Ive seen him there have been few worse.
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    However, as I said, the times Ive seen him there have been few worse.
    Courtney Browne? How about his drop of Steve Waugh. Talk about a big miss, in his first test no less.

    That said, I do have him on tape pulling off an absolutely lightning millimetres-in-it stumping of Stuart Law a few years ago. Still, he was ordinary with the gloves.
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    Akmal at the moment.....
    but both the teams will be better of with better keepers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Akmal is one of the worst keeper batsmen Ive seen. So many mistakes and simple ones at that.

    However, I certainly havent seen anything close to all his games and if I was giving him the benefit of the doubt Id say that maybe Ive just seen him at bad times.

    However, as I said, the times Ive seen him there have been few worse.
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    Courtney Browne? How about his drop of Steve Waugh. Talk about a big miss, in his first test no less.

    That said, I do have him on tape pulling off an absolutely lightning millimetres-in-it stumping of Stuart Law a few years ago. Still, he was ordinary with the gloves.
    Pretty much agree completely with both these posts. Akmal has been awful for a fair while, with bat and gloves. Prior hasn't, yet at least, though that he will be is certainly not beyond question. Having said that, there was certainly a time when Akmal looked seriously good - while comparisons (alongside Dhoni) to Sangakkara were OTT, he was looking good. Then it all went seriously wrong on the tour of England.

    Ergo, at this point in time, Prior is the less unimpressive.
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