This comparison came up a couple of years ago actually when one bloke raised it and was thoroughly lambasted by all and sundry. Can't believe it's turned into to a legitimately big support base by now.
Sanga ahead by a pretty ****ing ridiculous amount*, in my opinion. and before someone psuedo-strawmans me, It's not because KP doesn't average 50 that I don't consider him in Sanga's league.
* - By which I mean, while KP is no doubt a fine batsman, I don't really see a comparison.
Am I missing something here? It's Sangakkara.
I can't help but feel that the timing of this thread is slightly disingenuous as well. Alright, those two tons may not have been the most difficult of all time and you could certainly make the case that it doesn't enhance Sangs's standing as a batsman at all, but then neither does it detract from it.
Sanga actually kept wicket for 40 matches too, which he averaged over 15 less than his career average. He averages 68 without 'keeping. That's preety good, even with easy runs.
Haha holy ****, I didnt even look at the poll. From the comments just assumed KP was dominating it. Felt that after KP played that knock against India (won test innigns of the year in cricinfo awards) it was being skewed towards him. Poll is hugely in favour of Sanga.
Not so underrated after all I guess.
Sanga averages 68 when not keeping
Different class to KP
Oh gawd Jono, Soctroll and the android agreeing with I, it's a dark day for me:down:
Pietersen capable of playing a better innings than almost any batsman but not consistent enough to be right up there, probably.
I'd pick Sanga for the long haul; if I knew I was getting their absolute best for the next match then it'd probably be Pietersen. Probably.
About Sanga's poor record in some countries, it must be also said that he always played in shortish series when abroad, which, apart from lacking time to standardize his numbers, mainly means less time to adapt and worse performances. Wasn't in the last English tour that he only tonned up in the last game? It's a factor that must be taken into account when considering overseas records for the players of certain countries.