Bev but it's close.
1st Match: Australia v India at Brisbane, Feb 3, 2008 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
37 from 61 after India was reduced to 94-5.
4th Match: Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 10, 2008 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
17 from 54 to win a low scoring game.
10th Match: Australia v India at Sydney, Feb 24, 2008 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
36 from 66 after being 4 down in a high scoring game.
He has shown ability to hold one end in case of failure of top order (not as good as Bevan probably) and ability to score quickly also.
Bevan, and I don't think it's as close as some others do. Mainly because I see them both as finishers and for me the pinnacle of ODIs is the World Cup. Dhoni had a great finals knock but was carried there the rest of the tournament. Bevan had several WC knocks alone, against superlative attacks, where he carried Australia. Made the heart weak to watch such nail biting finishes but makes you appreciate the kind of cement-block-crushing-pressure Bevan could withstand. Bevan made Disney-movie like finishes to games where if you hadn't seen it yourself you'd think it was a made up story for kids.
Last edited by Ikki; 26-08-2012 at 09:58 PM.
Bevan's only role was to bat and very rarely bowl. Dhoni captains the side, keeps wickets 99% of the time and then bats as well and is infinitely more important to any team he plays for than Bevan ever was. And as for the WC performances, you just need to perform when you are required to and he did that. And that becomes a fault now. Sound logic.
I like Bevan but the numbers do not lie. Dhoni averages marginally less at a much better strike rate and keeps wickets and captains his team to boot. His hair has gone white at 32 ffs!
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What were the opposition bowling attacks like during their careers? 94-04 had some pretty awesome bowlers.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 27-08-2012 at 01:04 AM.
IMO If Dhoni continues the same way he has been doing for the last 1-2 years for the rest of his career, he will end up being rated higher than Bevan.
Get well soon Yuvi!!
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
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Applies equally to Dhoni, if you care to notice. Obviously you won't feel same sense of nervousness when Dhoni is doing his rescue job.Bevan made Disney-movie like finishes to games where if you hadn't seen it yourself you'd think it was a made up story for kids.
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