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    India have the best batting line-up?

    The words of Anil Kumble after. Thoughts?

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    In Perth they did. So far this series:
    Hayden's been the best opener, Sehwag and Jaques have been average and Jaffer (and being harsh on a bloke who's played two innings and was unlucky in one of them) Rogers poor. Australia has had better openers, apart from when Hayden was out.

    Dravid's performance in Perth means he's had a better series than Ponting. India.

    Tendulkar has been better than Hussey, but they've both been quite good. India.

    Clarke has been better than Ganguly, just, IMO. Australia.

    Laxman and Symonds have had similarly impressive results, although views with vary as to how deserved that situation is . Yuvraj was very average. Tie.

    Dhoni and Gilly have been equally average. Tie.

    Australia has been slightly better when Hayden has been in the team, and Symonds has enjoyed his luck.

    Neither of those things were true in Perth and it showed. I'd back Ponting to make more runs than Dravid , and Clarke to make more runs than Ganguly in Adelaide however.
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    Australia's still better overall. On paper, with everyone at their best, India's close. In reality, Australia easily.
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    Australia's easily for mine. Openers no question and the middle order has been on fire since the 2005 Ashes. Making 500+ run innings at will, it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Dhoni and Gilly have been equally average. Tie.
    Mate, no-one would say Gillie has had a decent series but he's clearly been better than Dhoni with the bat. The averages haven't been hugely different (22 vs 17) but Gillie has looked far more likely to score runs and has one 50 at least!

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    Yeah agreed with Gilly being better than Dhoni.

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    Australia easily
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    If you ask the Indian team they will tell you they are the best team to ever walk the earth.
    Gees they win one game & they claim to have knocked Australia off the #1 spot the way they are carrying on.
    Pfft try winning a couple of games in a row then you might start to build confidence but I think your a bit ahead of yourself Anal.
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    Australia's still is better, but not by much.

    In Perth India's was better. That's how much difference Hayden makes really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu274 View Post
    If you ask the Indian team they will tell you they are the best team to ever walk the earth.
    Gees they win one game & they claim to have knocked Australia off the #1 spot the way they are carrying on.
    Pfft try winning a couple of games in a row then you might start to build confidence but I think your a bit ahead of yourself Anal.
    Ever tried winning 16 in a row? Pfft they wouldnt even dream of it....
    Haha, bitter much mate?

    Anal, wow that's funny. They haven't claimed to knock Australia off #1 either btw. Nothing of the sort.

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    Hate apple for apple comparisons. They don't prove much. Looking at the top 6 or 7 as a whole is the best way to do this rather than comparing players with their opposite, otherwise you could get a situation like this...

    1357 > 1
    3 < 6
    1 < 2

    Which would suggest that the numbers on the right as a whole are greater than those on the left. They aren't.

    As a whole, I think India have the better top 6, if only marginally, but Australia would take it if you go down to 7 and include Gilchrist and Dhoni.
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    Indian batting looks good on paper, but if you think about it, they seem to have the worst batting line-up when it comes to playing under pressure, I'd even rank their batting below SL and England.
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    Would like to believe that they do. But the chopping and changing clearly indicates a problem or two, because of which India needs to be a bit more modest in it's claims. We only know for sure that we'd like Tendulkar at 4, Ganguly at 5 and Dhoni at 7. All other numbers have been shuffled this series, and still may be once more at Adelaide.

    Only point I'd go out on a limb is for Laxman > Symonds in test cricket batting (and perhaps also as a part time finger spinner ), does not matter how many statistics you can throw in my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unattainableguy View Post
    Indian batting looks good on paper, but if you think about it, they seem to have the worst batting line-up when it comes to playing under pressure, I'd even rank their batting below SL and England.
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