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Thread: Saeed Anwar vs. Virender Sehwag

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    Saeed Anwar vs. Virender Sehwag

    As Test cricket openers. Discuss.

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    Anwar by a distance. Sehwag needs to score a hundred againts quality pace attack in testing condtions before he can walk in Anwar's shoes.

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    I think it is sehwag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Anwar by a distance. Sehwag needs to score a hundred againts quality pace attack in testing condtions before he can walk in Anwar's shoes.
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    His best test innings IMO. But that was a flat pitch.

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    Sehwag. Loved Anwar's style but Sehwag the better performer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Anwar by a distance. Sehwag needs to score a hundred againts quality pace attack in testing condtions before he can walk in Anwar's shoes.
    Second dig in Adelaide a couple of years back? Pitch was playing some serious tricks by day 4 and 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Sehwag. Loved Anwar's style but Sehwag the better performer.
    Sehwag wouldn't have average 50 in the 90s, although he probably would have been fixture for IND still. But Anwar would maintain & probably would have averaged 50 in this 2000s era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Second dig in Adelaide a couple of years back? Pitch was playing some serious tricks by day 4 and 5.
    A very good innings, given that he showed great mental strenght after being recalled after being drop for the whole series. But another batting friendly pitch, IND where never under seriouspressure to lose that test, although they had a mild second innings hiccup.

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    The Galle double century comes to mind..
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    What a ****ing knock that was.

    His 2nd best behind the double ton in Galle. That was ridiculously good.
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    Sehwag is a better batsman. Anwar didn't manage an average of 50 in the 1990s, well short from memory. Sehwag has done well against pretty much everyone he has faced. Simply put he has played more and done more than Anwar in tests. An average of 50 with a SR of 80 is not something you can scoff at, not to mention he is the only batsman other than Brian Lara and Sir Bradman to score two triples.

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    Interesting. Sehwag's the best batsman in the world when on song, but dire when not. Anwar seems to have more consistently (plus played in a tougher era ), but I'd still go Sehwag.
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    Anwar was just phenomenal in tests against the Aussies but awful against RSA and the Windies. Was also just good and not great against England. Can't really decide if he was good against pace bowling or not with that sort of a record tbh.

    Imo, he is more comparable to VVS Laxman rather than Sehwag. Two completely different types of players. Sehwag is all about reflexes and hand eye co-ordination but Anwar liked to time the ball and find gaps with orthodox strokes. Anwar was way better than Sehwag in ODIs though.

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    I'll take Sehwag thanks. Reckon he is underrated on these boards. Simply put; if he is on song, the other team can forget about winning the match.
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