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  • Kevin Pietersen

    13 20.00%
  • Micheal Clarke

    25 38.46%
  • Gautam Gambhir

    0 0%
  • AB DeVilliers

    6 9.23%
  • Micheal Hussey

    14 21.54%
  • DingDong

    7 10.77%
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Thread: Best Test Batsman who started his career in the Mid 00s.

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    Pietersen, the rest are ****

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    I'd probably pick AB for a test tomorrow. His fielding inches him ahead of Clarke for mine. They've had remarkably similar records for the past few years. In hindsight Clarke may well be looked on as better because he started much more strongly, but AB's a bit younger so perhaps it'll depend what he does with the extra few years.

    But yeah, if they all retired tomorrow it would have to be the Huss.

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    After thinking for a long while, Clarke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Pietersen, the rest are ****
    hey gimh pull your head in ok


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    What're some of Clarke's best innings? I don't recall many when he did well when the team needed him. Bit like Bell, tends to do well when things go his way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    What're some of Clarke's best innings? I don't recall many when he did well when the team needed him. Bit like Bell, tends to do well when things go his way.
    Not at all, did very well in India on his debut when Australia needed him, played an important innings earlier this year against NZ when he was coming off a controversy, also made an important 90 odd in the 2nd innings in Lords in Ashes 2005 when Pietersen dropped him. Probably a few others as well.

    Was excellent in Ashes 2009 as well, Australia's best batsman.
    Last edited by vcs; 30-07-2010 at 01:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    What're some of Clarke's best innings? I don't recall many when he did well when the team needed him. Bit like Bell, tends to do well when things go his way.
    I hint a touch of troll in this post.

    Clarke would have to be one of the better "pressure" batsman in the Australian lineup currently. Take a look back at some of his centuries over the years, very few come from the stage of 3/200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Pietersen, the rest are ****
    You're becoming a worse poster than dingdong lately
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Not at all, did very well in India on his debut when Australia needed him, played an important innings earlier this year against NZ when he was coming off a controversy, also made an important 90 odd in the 2nd innings in Lords in Ashes 2005 when Pietersen dropped him. Probably a few others as well.

    Was excellent in Ashes 2009 as well, Australia's best batsman.
    One that really stands out for me is the 98 out of about 200 about two years ago. Ashes 09, obviously, also some innings against SA in the home series come to mind.

    He's been our 'pressure batsman' ever since 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    hey gimh pull your head in ok
    DingDong belongs to 'the rest' and calling him crap is just criminal IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    You're becoming a worse poster than dingdong lately
    That's a bit like saying, you're becoming a worse bowler than Shane Warne lately

    Anyway, I do think I'd pick Pietersen overall, biased or not, but if it was for a match tomorrow I'd go Clarke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    What're some of Clarke's best innings? I don't recall many when he did well when the team needed him. Bit like Bell, tends to do well when things go his way.
    There was a thread on here a year or two ago where this comment was made about Clarke and it was justified at the time for sure.

    In the past few years I think he's definitely proven himself in tough conditions..

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    Probably been merged with the 50-page monster.

    Remember there was another post recently about this very topic in response to a sidetrack from wtf_ben, someone posted a list of crunch innings from Clarke, and it was fairly respectable for someone at this point in his career (obviously most of them are recent though).

    In fact I don't really remember a recent innings - apart from Cardiff - where he came out in an easy scoreboard situation and then piled them on. I suppose the 2nd NZ test maybe? Or Headingley in the Ashes after you factor in England's non-attempt? Both borderline...
    Last edited by Spark; 31-07-2010 at 08:37 AM.

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    Voted DingDong, but Clarke and ABdV are miles ahead of the rest of the list. Gambhir needs to prove himself outside of the subcontinent (and FWIW, I think he'll make a success of it, he's a terrific batsman), and Pietersen has had a bit of a form slump.

    Not even going to take Hussey's inclusion on the list seriously, he's been woeful for 3 years now and his career has largely consisted of bashing mediocre bowling attacks on flat home decks. The guy averages 40 away from Australia.

    If a subcontinental batsman had had a similar career path as Hussey, in that he'd bashed mediocre bowling relentlessly at home and batting pretty poorly away from the subcontinent, no-one would seriously consider him as the best of his generation. Gambhir has no votes in this poll, which proves my point, when the only difference between Gambhir and Hussey is that Gambhir by and large hasn't yet had the opportunity to play much cricket outside the subcontinent - the only series where he has, he was brilliant. Hussey has been a failure almost everywhere he's been outside Australia - averages 31 in England and New Zealand, 38 in South Africa and 22 in West Indies.
    Last edited by Furball; 31-07-2010 at 08:46 AM.

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