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    Top 5 test players

    Steve Smith
    Rangana Herath
    Ravi Ashwin
    Moeen Ali
    Any top batsman out of Williamson/Cook/Root

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    Oh come on. Lyon has to be in there. He has been bowling consistently well for Australia for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Oh come on. Lyon has to be in there. He has been bowling consistently well for Australia for a while now.
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    1) Steve O'Keefe
    2) Will Somerville
    3) Gurinder Sandhu slower balls
    4) Mason Crane
    5) That kid from the Under-19s
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    Nathan Lyon is at least somewhere in the top 50 to be fair to him
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    How many test wickets have they taken buddy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    I don't think it's controversial to say, as of right now, Broad is the more well-rounded bowler. Jimmy still has the better career, although that could change, but I for one would say Broad is better. It's still close tbf.
    The same Broad who, over the same time period since the start of 2014, has an almost 3 run worse average, a worse strike rate, fewer 5 fors, no 10 fors (Jimmy has 1) and a worse best match?
    Jimmy is significantly better than Broad at the minute and has been his whole career, particularily over the past 3.5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Root is so much better than Williamson, not sure on what metric you can put him ahead.
    kw convert his starts more often.

    we all know how good root is, but he has to go on a monster run and be more ruthless if we're to describe him as 'so much better than kw'.

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    still think there's nothing separating the big four and i also think they are far ahead of the 5th bloke, who I think is quite clearly QDK now. Azhar Ali has yet to wow me despite some big sexy hundreds. QDK may catch up one day sure.



    I feel like every time one of the big four has a great series(like Root might have in the next few weeks) they just jump to the front of everyone's mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    still think there's nothing separating the big four and i also think they are far ahead of the 5th bloke, who I think is quite clearly QDK now. Azhar Ali has yet to wow me despite some big sexy hundreds. QDK may catch up one day sure.



    I feel like every time one of the big four has a great series(like Root might have in the next few weeks) they just jump to the front of everyone's mind.
    i think that was the case say, 12 months ago. but smith has pulled out in front of the other 3 now.

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    yeah he's started getting really consistent, and I love him, but i still never feel that confident when he's at the crease. he looks like getting out a lot to me just because of his 'ugly' style.

    but yeah as i say this i realise his results are too damn good to ignore. still think he's the most likely to 'fall off' in his late 20s/early 30s and not make the 35+ hundreds we expect all 4 to make. cant really justify this thought other than gambhiring/ugly technique. hope im wrong too

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    Smith has definitely pulled ahead of the others for me, just keeps on making lots and lots of runs. Root and Williamson I can't really separate, Kohli was godlike for a while but then turned into Chris Martin, so we'll just have to see where he goes from here.

    OTOH, whilst I'm not at all doubting of QDK's ability, he will never be one of the 'Big 5' until he bats up the order and carries on doing his stuff there. Not his fault he's not coming in at 4, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    yeah he's started getting really consistent, and I love him, but i still never feel that confident when he's at the crease. he looks like getting out a lot to me just because of his 'ugly' style.

    but yeah as i say this i realise his results are too damn good to ignore. still think he's the most likely to 'fall off' in his late 20s/early 30s and not make the 35+ hundreds we expect all 4 to make. cant really justify this thought other than gambhiring/ugly technique. hope im wrong too
    Chanderpaul made an ugly technique work for him well into his mid 30s.
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    "Still waiting for bole trekking Marayyye". Keep Kumar up in the third umpires box please,its hilarious. Him almost screwing up a DRS referral a definite highlight.
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    see i have all the confidence in the world Kohli will come back with a bang in the next test series he plays in. he seems too damn hungry and his technique just looks so damn classy.

    it didnt even seem like his confidence took any kind of dent that series against us. body language remained so positive in the field and stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    Chanderpaul made an ugly technique work for him well into his mid 30s.

    yeah i know. its def possible but i have less confidence for him thats all. anyway, its a little sad shiv is considered so much lower on the totem pole than his peers despite being statistically right up there with them
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    still think there's nothing separating the big four.
    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    see i have all the confidence in the world Kohli will come back with a bang in the next test series he plays in.
    This will totally be something that comes back to bite me in the ass, but I think we've got enough data now to say that Kohli is a tiny smidgeon below the other three. Smith, Root and Williamson, then Kohli just a tiny tier below them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    see i have all the confidence in the world Kohli will come back with a bang in the next test series he plays in. he seems too damn hungry and his technique just looks so damn classy.

    it didnt even seem like his confidence took any kind of dent that series against us. body language remained so positive in the field and stuff
    imo, unlike the other three Kohli's favorite format is ODIs, so he might not reach the level of the other three even if he has the quality for it.

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