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    Amla or De Villiers?

    Who is the better batsman between the two?

    It's quite an interesting comparison. They're within a run of each other average-wise. AB is possibly more of a matchwinner, but Amla is more likely to score big and anchor an innings.
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    Hmmm

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    Why is AB more of a match-winner? Amla's been better for the majority of his career. In the last year or so, though, AB has stepped up and is pretty much equally good.

    Will still go for Hash, though.

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    Amla has a way better conversion rate.


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    I think Dawood made a compelling argument in favour of ABdV

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    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
    Devilliers takes all the pressure on himself, while amla puts the pressure on his partner and starts hitting fours
    So Devillieris can be said as better

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    I probably prefer de Villiers these days tbh. Really did it for me when Johnson was running riot in the early stages of the series earlier in the year.
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    ABD for me.

    Devilliers is very flexible with the way he plays.He can score at run a ball without breaking a sweat and then accelerate at will.That is one area where i find Amla to be not so good i.e accelerating the scoring. Also,ABD has shown time and again that he can thrive under pressure which can't be said about Amla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain View Post
    ABD for me.

    Devilliers is very flexible with the way he plays.He can score at run a ball without breaking a sweat and then accelerate at will.That is one area where i find Amla to be not so good i.e accelerating the scoring. Also,ABD has shown time and again that he can thrive under pressure which can't be said about Amla.
    Nonsense. Amla destroyed Australia at Perth in a way few batsman can. And he's played his share of high pressure knocks. Honestly many more than AB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain View Post
    Devilliers is very flexible with the way he plays.He can score at run a ball without breaking a sweat and then accelerate at will.That is one area where i find Amla to be not so good i.e accelerating the scoring. Also,ABD has shown time and again that he can thrive under pressure which can't be said about Amla.
    This is all bollocks.

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    I think AB is the better player. If I could only pick one to play for us though it would be Amla every time.
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    Think I'd take AB right now; watching him is like seeing someone play a different sport.

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    Yeah if anything it's devilliers who up until recently used to come and pile it on when all of smith,kallis and amla had already piled it on before him.

    That being said the bloke is unbelievably talented.not many can even dream of doing certain things that he can do with the bat atm its almost as if cricket is matrix, devilliers is neo.

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    The funny thing is, i was just about to to ask this.I prefer amla he's the man for an emergency and he handles them well, unless, it's a limited overs game and he needs to score quickly, i feel he lacks the power to consistently hit big sixes

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Nonsense. Amla destroyed Australia at Perth in a way few batsman can. And he's played his share of high pressure knocks. Honestly many more than AB.
    I was referring to ODI cricket to be specific.

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    This is all bollocks.
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    ODI cricket is bollocks.
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