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    Virat Kohli Replaced Aaron Finch

    Aaron Finch used to be my favorite batsman. But recently after Virat Kohli displaces him as No.1 batsman in T20 internationals, I began to doubt my choice. I like Virat a lot now. Please comment your views on his performance. Check out this article on which Virat explains how he chased 39 in last 3 overs.

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    Good thread

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    Thank you for liking my topic of the thread. I love sports, especially cricket and soccer. Do you follow any website to keep in touch with sports news? I follow SportBulletins.com

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    I don't think you should pick and choose your favourite sportsmen and teams by whether they're the best or not. Love who you love, don't be a bandwagoner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wtachetna View Post
    Thank you for liking my topic of the thread. I love sports, especially cricket and soccer. Do you follow any website to keep in touch with sports news? I follow SportBulletins.com

    Wow - two mentions of a sports news site in two posts. I wonder what your motive is . . .

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    Imagine someone actually looking at Aaron Finch bat and deciding he was your favourite batsmen. I'm not saying he isn't a very effective T20 bat or anything, but actually enjoying that style.

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    points for at least an attempt at subtlety though

    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Imagine someone actually looking at Aaron Finch bat and deciding he was your favourite batsmen. I'm not saying he isn't a very effective T20 bat or anything, but actually enjoying that style.
    I find it hilarious that he was the no.1 ranked batsman in the world yet couldn't even get into his National team

    T20I rankings are pointless when some teams play 3-4 games a year
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    That was a ridiculous move as he was clearly better than most of your top order. Australia's biggest mistake was picking Smith has captain. Was poor in the field with his decision making and isn't good enough as a bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    That was a ridiculous move as he was clearly better than most of your top order. Australia's biggest mistake was picking Smith has captain. Was poor in the field with his decision making and isn't good enough as a bat.
    No he really wasn't. Khawaja, Watson, Warner & Smith were all rightfully ahead of him at that time.

    He should have been in the team regardless though, Australia didn't need as many bowling options as they had.

    Finch is one of those guys who's chronically overrated by overseas fans.

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    Smith is nowhere near as good as Finch as a T20 bat. Shouldn't have been in the squad let alone in the team

    Khawaja
    Finch
    Warner
    Lynn
    Maxwell
    Watson
    Nevil
    Faulkner
    Hastings
    Zampa
    Hazelwood

    Then when Starc is fit you get rid of spud Hazelwood and you have a qualityT20 side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Smith is nowhere near as good as Finch as a T20 bat. Shouldn't have been in the squad let alone in the team

    Khawaja
    Finch
    Warner
    Lynn
    Maxwell
    Watson
    Nevil
    Faulkner
    Hastings
    Zampa
    Hazelwood

    Then when Starc is fit you get rid of spud Hazelwood and you have a qualityT20 side.
    good example of Smith being chronically underrated by overseas fans

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    Smith is a great test player, very good ODI player and average T20 player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Smith is a great test player, very good ODI player and average T20 player.
    Can forgive you for thinking that, completely wrong though

    Since he came back into the Aus team as a specialist batsman he's averaged ~55 in ODIs, and his game is ideally suited to ODIs more so than Tests even. He's just been so freakishly good in general that he tends to only get out when having to slog and he's a very unselfish cricketer, often throwing his wicket away in ODIs/Test declaration scenarios even when not really necessarily.

    And he's hardly even played a T20I since he became good, let lone had any routine or structure

    The only guys that even come close to Smith as a limited-overs bat are Kohli and de Villiers

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    He could well end up a great ODI player, but jury still out at the moment before moving him up in that category.

    That is a joke comment in T20s. He has a very ordinary record in them.

    There are a heap of better T20 batsmen;

    Guptil, Root, Warner, Finch, Buttler, Du Plessis, Gayle, Mathews, De Kock

    Even guys like Hales, Williamson, Maxwell, Watson have far more pedigree than him as well.

    Your whole condescending shtick had more going for it prior to Smith being so bad as a captain and ordinary as a batsmen during the T20 WC. Looks even more silly now. You still claiming he is a top 5 T20 batsmen in the world?

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