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  • MS Dhoni

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Thread: Who is the better Captain? Strauss or Dhoni?

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    Who is the better Captain? Strauss or Dhoni?

    With Vaughn coming out and giving his opinion regarding the two I thought it is high time that the esteemed members of the CW community come and state who they think is the better captain and why?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    You should add a poll.

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    the poll is there

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    Dhoni is The Beatles.

    Strauss is The Jonas Brothers.


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    Strauss to me is strategically better in Tests. Dhoni has been more successful but I don't think it had much to do with his captaincy.
    Last edited by BlazeDragon; 18-07-2011 at 11:03 AM.

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    It is nearly impossible to compare the two because the strengths of India and England are very different, and it is waaay to early to arrive at a conclusion.

    Ganguly vs. Dhoni would be a more interesting one, I am personally of the opinion that people overrate Ganguly's captaincy a bit and take for granted what Dhoni has achieved so far.

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    Ganguly was underrated.Not overrated.He would have achieved much more had that douche Greg not played his part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    Ganguly was underrated.Not overrated.He would have achieved much more had that douche Greg not played his part.
    Dravid was captain when Greg Chappel took over.

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    Possibly. But he had his fair share of poor results under Wright as well, as I have outlined here.

    EDIT : To Salman

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    vcs bhai, that's obvious,

    3 world titles in slightly more than 1000 days is what dreams are made of. and that he managed with nothing hugely exceptional than otherwise (read a zaheer khan and bangladeshi lineup otherwise) is what makes him one of the best captains ever imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    Dhoni is The Beatles.

    Strauss is The Jonas Brothers.
    That's nonsense. Neither has covered themselves in glory and both have had success.

    As it happens, I have doubts over Strauss. England have shown a lot of tactical acumen lately, especially regarding bowling plans, and I don't think Strauss is as defensive in the field as people make out (declarations aside). However, I think the majority of this comes from Flower and Saker.
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    not lost a test series. won world championships in two formats of the game. the indian team became number 1 in tests under him.

    it's all about results and so dhoni walks this one overall. and by a bit in tests.
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    Dhoni, although a bit defensive with his bowling and fielding IMO, is still one of the best captains that I have had the opportunity to witness.

    However his captaincy's main test will come when the big 4 retire.

    Strauss on the other hand is pretty decent as well but seems to lose the initiative at times. All in all Both pretty good captains
    Last edited by smalishah84; 18-07-2011 at 11:14 AM.

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    The acid test of Dhoni's Test captaincy will be how India fare in England and Australia, and after that, when the Big Four (Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag) retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    All in all Both pretty captains
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