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    Ishant Sharma vs Stuart Broad - Test bowler

    Who is the better of the two at this point in time?

    Both broke in fairly young into the test teams around at the same time. Both have had their moments against Australia. Both have shown inconsistencies in their performances which have largely the reason behind their averages being around 35 after about a quarter century of tests.

    Ishant Sharma - 23 tests, 66 wickets @ 34.93, SR - 64, Age 21
    Stuart Broad - 28 tests, 83 wickets @ 36.15, SR - 67.3, Age 24
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    Seemed to be moving in different directions as bowlers when last I saw each of them play...
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    I would think Broad is better at this stage, but I do think it is relevant to look at the pitches Ishant has bowled on.

    They're the same pitches Sehwag has batted on for the record
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Seemed to be moving in different directions as bowlers when last I saw each of them play...
    In 2010,

    Broad - 10 wickets @ 49.2 from 4 matches
    Sharma - 12 wickets @ 37.25 from 4 matches



    Both played 2 tests each vs SA and Ban. Broad played 2 in SA FTR while Ishant played in India.
    Last edited by Sir Alex; 26-05-2010 at 09:33 AM.

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    Ishant has tad more potential but Broad plays on more pace bowling friendly wickets expect then to average 28-32 by the time they retire at 300+ wickets eack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I would think Broad is better at this stage, but I do think it is relevant to look at the pitches Ishant has bowled on.

    They're the same pitches Sehwag has batted on for the record
    I think this is classic case of mixing up ODI/T20 performances with test performances. Ishant has been much better (tbh both have been fairly below average to dire) in recent times. People don't hesitate to slag Ishant just because he's been poo in the IPL and ODI batathons in the subcontinent, but forget what a tremendous job he has done in his relatively young age.

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    its not the lack of wickets that is giving Ishant the bad reps these days its his general bowling which has been pretty poor even in test cricket.Even in his first series he took 6@62 but it was how he bowled not how many wickets he took that earned him such rave reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Who is the better of the two at this point in time?

    Both broke in fairly young into the test teams around at the same time. Both have had their moments against Australia. Both have shown inconsistencies in their performances which have largely the reason behind their averages being around 35 after about a quarter century of tests.

    Ishant Sharma - 23 tests, 66 wickets @ 34.93, SR - 64, Age 21
    Stuart Broad - 28 tests, 83 wickets @ 36.15, SR - 67.3, Age 24
    Broad hasn't been inconsistent. He debuted too soon, showed some glimpses of promise but didn't really put in any consistent performances, until the West Indies away series. His series figures aren't flattering, but that tour was played on the worst pitches I've ever seen.

    In 2009, Broad was excellent and his star is definitely rising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    I think this is classic case of mixing up ODI/T20 performances with test performances. Ishant has been much better (tbh both have been fairly below average to dire) in recent times. People don't hesitate to slag Ishant just because he's been poo in the IPL and ODI batathons in the subcontinent, but forget what a tremendous job he has done in his relatively young age.
    Not really. They're both nothing special right now. Just young talents. I just think Broad looks a bit better. But I think he's played on more bowler friendly wickets which causes that.

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    Don't see much potential in Ishant tbh. Sreesanth is definitely the better bowler to carry the bowling in the future IMO. For this one, Broad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Not really. They're both nothing special right now. Just young talents. I just think Broad looks a bit better. But I think he's played on more bowler friendly wickets which causes that.
    Yeah, those pitches in the West Indies were a batsman's nightmare...

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    interms of young talent Roach and Aamer look more promising to me then these two.

    If I have to give rating just based on potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    its not the lack of wickets that is giving Ishant the bad reps these days its his general bowling which has been pretty poor even in test cricket.Even in his first series he took 6@62 but it was how he bowled not how many wickets he took that earned him such rave reviews.
    Yes, agreed he hasn't been great in test cricket these days but then he's only an upcoming bowler. Sometimes (like in Aus or the recent Kolkota test), he has turned in matchturning spells without success that ideally should've been associated with such efforts as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Yeah, those pitches in the West Indies were a batsman's nightmare...
    Yes, good point.

    No reason to be snide and sarcastic though.

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