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    Who is a better cricketer overall- Hashim Amla or AB de Villiers?

    Both great players of this era and one of the South African all time greats who had a successful career in all formats of the game. Who do you think is a superior cricketer overall?

    Amla is definitely a better test player while de villiers is clearly a superior limited overs player and also has a superior record in World Cups among the two.

    Both haven't had a great outing as a captain.

    de villiers is by far the better fielder of the two and at times kept wickets for his team too.

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    De Villiers. Overall he brings more to a side with his abililty to keep and his awesomeness in the field than Hashim. If it was just test batting, I'd say Amla, but all things considered, it's the Faux AB.
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    De Villiers is also the better bowler...
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    Amla... rate steadfast mental strength over mercurial talent. And Amla tends to be underrated in LO.
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    Amla, better Test and ODI bat. Only thing De Villiers is better at is the IPL.
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    AB is a better bat than Amla in ODIs. Amla is also brilliant, but no shame being behind AB in that format.
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    Used to rate Amla more, last 5 years or so I've been more in De Villiers camp. He's always been a better fielder, but his batting is just that much better imo

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    I'd prefer Amla for his test record and longevity. Plus he's a gorgeous bat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RK_123 View Post

    de villiers is clearly a superior limited overs player


    Dunno if this is as clean cut as that. Amla has been an outstanding opening batsman in ODIs, and is among the best of all time as an opener.
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    I'd go AB. Good to see Amla doing well in the IPL though. He looked dreadful in NZ when he was here and I thought his eye had gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Amla, better Test and ODI bat. Only thing De Villiers is better at is the IPL.
    No way is Amla better in ODIs, unless you meant overall in both formats.

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    Overall AB is better in both formats for me. Ab better than Amla in odis by a bigger margin than Amla is better than Ab in tests.
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    I also AB is better than Amla in all formats. Very clearly in ODIs and T20s, by a smaller margin in Tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenZA View Post
    Amla... rate steadfast mental strength over mercurial talent. And Amla tends to be underrated in LO.
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