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    Graeme Smith, AB de Villers & JP Duminy have better chances at being alltime greats, Jacques Kallis is an alltime great and Ashwell Prince has a higher batting average then him. And that's just the team that Amla plays in. He'll end up like a Damien Martyn. Good batsman that played in a strong team.

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    Amla averages more than Prince.

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    He does? I thought Prince was averaging 46. Opening must have dented that rather largerly.

    Also, I don't think JP will be a great nor a SA Test cricketer for much longer.

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    Don't write-off Duminy like that - he's got a hell of a lot of time ahead of him to come back from his post-maiden-series slump. I for one fully expect him to.

    As for Amla, I retained doubts about him until the 2008/09 season (until then he basically just cashed-in massively on rank roads and did very little on decks with anything much in them for seamers) but I think we can now fairly safely call him a Test-standard player... I think.
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    One thing about Amla is that I think he looks like a natural number 3. This increases his value a fair bit because the spot is so hard to fill. Ponting is the only other natural number 3 I can think of. All the other test sides have someone who looks a bit out of place at number 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    One thing about Amla is that I think he looks like a natural number 3. This increases his value a fair bit because the spot is so hard to fill. Ponting is the only other natural number 3 I can think of. All the other test sides have someone who looks a bit out of place at number 3.
    Younis Khan? Rahul Dravid? Kumar Sangakkara?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91 View Post
    Younis Khan? Rahul Dravid? Kumar Sangakkara?
    Would much prefer Sanga or Younis at 4 tbh. Dravid's a natural number 3 for mine though.

    Still, it's a notoriously difficult position to fill.
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    The fact that Ponting and Dravid are two of the best no. 3s of recent times, and yet have very little similarity in the way they play, suggests there isn't a type for a no. 3 in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The fact that Ponting and Dravid are two of the best no. 3s of recent times, and yet have very little similarity in the way they play, suggests there isn't a type for a no. 3 in my opinion.

    Thats because on looks Dravid is an opener.

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    Yeah sure, but the fact that he's had a great career at no. 3 tells me that a certain type of player isn't necessarily perfect for no. 3 than another.

    Ponting is perhaps the ultimate no. 3, in that he is the best counter-attacking no. 3 of recent times, plus can see off some great opening spells if he comes in early. But I don't really get why (not saying Uppercut is wrong) Younis Khan is more a no. 4 than a no. 3. Kallis batted no. 4 but was a no. 3 for a while.

    I personally feel Sanga is the closest thing to Ponting in terms of doing what a no. 3 can do (defend plus counter attack), so I'd want him in as early as possible, rather than at no. 4.
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    Beard issue still needs to be addressed, tbh. Overshadows everything else he does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91 View Post
    Younis Khan? Rahul Dravid? Kumar Sangakkara?

    Add Jacques Kallis to that..he used to bat at 3. Add Brian Lara to that, he used to bat at 3 too.

    I think Amla is a pretty decent player..he does have a bit of a weakness against quick bowlers earlier on, especially if the new ball is moving and that is a bit of a disadvantage for a number 3 player..but I still like him as a player..he can improve..

    Those who are writing of Duminy will soon be hailing him when he gets a big 100 again because its only a matter of time. There is a reason why he got batted the way he did in Australia in 08. He is that damn good...he is going through a slump..this kind of thing happens in cricket..no need to write him off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I think the general concensus is that he has a pretty poor technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gettingbetter View Post
    He does? I thought Prince was averaging 46. Opening must have dented that rather largerly.
    Yeah it has. He got 150 against Australia but hasn't done too well there since.

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    ya he is very good player and his bating style is very good he is great batsman

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