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Thread: Now is the time: Who is Pakistan's best batsman? Miandad vs. Inzamam vs. Younis Khan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Thought this comment by someone under the article was good.

    I have seen all of these players live! And even though, each one has his own place in history. But when Miandad came to the crease, whatever the odds were at that given time, there was always hope! Pakistan had always a chance to turn the tables on the opposition when Miandad was batting. And he let the opposition know that he was there to beat them. He was never afraid to take the fight to the competition! And in that era, more often than not, he prevailed! So my choice as Pakistan's greatest is none other than the inimitable Javed Miandad.
    That sums him up perfectly - regarding his level as a batsman he was closer to Viv and the fake AB than YK is to the greats of his generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Pilch View Post
    That sums him up perfectly - regarding his level as a batsman he was closer to Viv and the fake AB than YK is to the greats of his generation.
    I genuinely dont know if you mean de Villiers or Border here.
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    His generation...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    I genuinely dont know if you mean de Villiers or Border here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaholic View Post
    His generation...
    The 'fake AB' got me confused, but nice to know that Fuller Pitch is on the 'De Villiers is the Real AB' team

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    Should we call them AB positive and AB negative?
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    Javed was an obnoxious irritating little **** (Dennis Lillee to confirm), but what a batsman - one of the best I've seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Thought this comment by someone under the article was good.

    I have seen all of these players live! And even though, each one has his own place in history. But when Miandad came to the crease, whatever the odds were at that given time, there was always hope! Pakistan had always a chance to turn the tables on the opposition when Miandad was batting. And he let the opposition know that he was there to beat them. He was never afraid to take the fight to the competition! And in that era, more often than not, he prevailed! So my choice as Pakistan's greatest is none other than the inimitable Javed Miandad.
    Tbf, you could replace Miandad with Younis in that quote and it'd still be true.
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    He was very unorthodox and entertaining to watch.

    Pretty good captain also, filling in for Imran periodically.

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    Younis has a poor record in South Africa (32) and in West Indies (23). His average in all the other countries is above 40.

    He has a chance to improve his record in the Windies as that is where Pak is playing next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Tbf, you could replace Miandad with Younis in that quote and it'd still be true.
    Yep, In fact you can put any great Batsmen here and it will be true, you don't come in the conversation for greats if you are the sort who backs down from a fight.
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    interesting question, maybe my nostalgia comes in a little bit but I still rate Javed Miandad as the finest batsman that Pakistan ever produced.

    There was always a dependability about Javed that has been kind of missing in Younis (although younis has been pretty consistent but we are speaking relatively). It was one of the reasons that he was known as "man of the crises". Miandad was also arguably the finest player of spin bowling to play the game from Pakistan (and among the top tier of best ever). His footwork was immense to the spinners. He could also be fairly unorthodox and pull it off successfully (much more so than Younis). And one of the things that has always dogged pakistan batting (except for very few) has also been somewhat of an issue for younis, (less so for Miandad). Miandad was mentally tougher. He could make others bat around him and could farm the strke for long periods of time. Miandad also benefitted from having Imran around, (but misbah has been pretty good as well) which younis couldn't but even without Imran, Miandad was a fighter and you could expect him to rile the opposition, if not by batting then by his antics. So while strictly speaking, on batting terms there is not too much between them (both weren't exceptional players of pace but Miandad was probably more gutsy) but Miandad's intangibles keeps him ever so slightly above Younis.
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    Miandad
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    Anwar and Zaheer deserve shout outs as well IMO.

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    I think Yousuf deserves to be in the conversation too. They are the clear top 4.

    1. Miandad
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    3. Inzamam
    4. Yousuf
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    Younis' figures are the best by miles. 34 tons v Miandad's 23 despite playing fewer tests. Unexpected
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