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Thread: Steve Smith vs Angelo Mathews

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    Steve Smith vs Angelo Mathews

    Two of the best young bats going around.Who is better?

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    Mathews technically; but I feel like Smith would score more runs.

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    one thing that would go against Angelo is his conversion rate which is poo.Need to turn those 90s in to hundreds.
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    Yeah, but he's also a No.6. Will go for Angelo for now, but I think Smith still has room to improve and become scarily good. Mathews has pretty much hit his peak and can't really see him getting better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Yeah, but he's also a No.6. Will go for Angelo for now, but I think Smith still has room to improve and become scarily good. Mathews has pretty much hit his peak and can't really see him getting better.
    think he has been batting at 5 for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
    think he has been batting at 5 for a while.
    Only 12 innings at 5. Ironically, all his 4 hundreds have come from No.6, so I probably know nothing as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Only 12 innings at 5. Ironically, all his 4 hundreds have come from No.6, so I probably know nothing as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
    one thing that would go against Angelo is his conversion rate which is poo.Need to turn those 90s in to hundreds.
    Different role. Though with mahela gone and sangakkara possibly going soon you'd expect him to move up the order.

    Love smith but mathew's ton against england this year is probably one of my favourites to watch.
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    Mathews at the moment for the all round game, if Smith bowled something other than rank full tosses i'd gladly give him my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnske View Post
    Mathews at the moment for the all round game, if Smith bowled something other than rank full tosses i'd gladly give him my vote.
    comparison is for batting only.btw how good is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d4sWwheJ00

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    Just finished enjoying video Gob.....and they say Smith has dodgy technique!!! He can simplify and adapt shots to a situation that only those with AWESOME technique can do.

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    Too close to call for me. Of the younger test batsmen -say under 28- (since Mathews is 27 ), there's really not that much between Smith, Mathews, Root, Kohli, Bravo & Williamson.

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    Matthews for sure if you combine ODIs and tests, almost too close to call for tests only, Matthews for me again
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