8 Test matches and 70 First Class games with an average of 45 is too little to go on and in terms of 'longevity' makes him 'far weaker' relative to other ATG batsman. After all, there have been plenty of batsman who have promised much in the Test arena but failed to deliver. David Hookes springs to mind.
Incidently, here is Ian Chappell scoring 192 against John Snow and co. in 1975;
And Amla's recent triple century;
Last edited by watson; 25-08-2012 at 04:28 AM.
Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
Devillier has the ability to show ball the right path, there are two ways to do so, 1. form where the ball is coming, 2 where the ball is going to
Amla can just hit the ball harder with the use of timing and strock
Devilliers is younger so he will learn with the passage of time
Devilliers plays in all the situations and conditons while all amla is a powerplay player
So Devillieris can be said as better
I hope everyone takes the same attitude when judging WG Grace. **** him, dire bowling average and the batting wasn't much cop.
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Bore off, seriously.
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No worries. Got plenty of time on my hands due to 'Atypical Pneumonia' - caused by a bug called 'Mycoplasma'. All I can say is thank God for erythromicin as it is currently working a treat.
Anyway, I was particularly impressed with the photo-sequence of WGs back-foot defensive shot. Head was right over the ball, plus a very straight bat.
Gotta ask the question though - How would that back-foot defence, and off-drive go against Malcolm Mashall and Ian Bishop at Lords in the 1980s?
My gut feeling is a brisk 20-40 before getting caught on the fence at mid-wicket.
What a shame we'll never know.
Last edited by watson; 25-08-2012 at 05:29 AM.
So what's the deal with tie breaks again? I'm currently tied with Valer for second last.
Honestly though my dashing batting line-up would get me a couple more votes but looks like it was not to be
No you're not
Disappointed with having no votes tbh - really don't think my team is the worst
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