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Thread: Shane Watson vs Andrew Symonds (ODIs)

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    Shane Watson vs Andrew Symonds (ODIs)



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    The last poll option is: Can't Split as batsmen, Symonds better AR
    Please vote for "v" if you think that.

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    I feel like Watson was actually better, but Symonds struck more fear in me.
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    Watson all the way for me. Criminally under rated player.
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    Symonds was better in world cups, so Symonds.

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    Watson

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    It's hard to split them as all rounders or batsmen imo. Watson always seemed a more reliable bowler, and he bowled an average of 6 overs per game, as opposed to Symond's 5. If Watson was in bowling form i'd have less reservations about him bowling at the death than Symonds.

    As batsmen they played very different roles. Watson became a force at the top of the order, one of the best openers of all time imo, and Symonds played the floating role perfectly, spending considerable time in all batting slots and basically coming in ideally at around the 30-35 over mark to accelerate. Once again, there aren't many if any who were better at this than Roy.

    Symonds does have the fielding string to his bow, he was a truly phenomenal fielder in the inner ring- most likely the best I have seen, and when we had Ponting, Clarke, Symonds and Hogg all in the inner ring it was something else.

    Very difficult to split them, if I could only take one, I would usually take Symonds all things considered, but if the one you chose was required to bowl a full ten overs, I might pick Watson instead.
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    Too hard to compare, completely different roles with bat and ball.

    About the same level IMO

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    Surely there's a pretty big gap in the bowling? Symond's stats are fairly poor, but I actually recall him as a poorer bowler even than his stats show. Like he really wasn't much of a bowler, right? Nude spin and gumby 125kph filth.
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    Symonds was a better bowler at the start of his career. He was a much more useful ODI bowler than Tests, predominantly with his off-spin.

    Also keep in mind Watson didn't even bowl for about half the games he played, maybe more, because he was constantly injured.

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    Still reckon a fit Watto was a proper international medium-fast bowler of "proper all-rounder" standard whereas Symonds was a batsman who could bowl a bit if required.

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    That's a fair statement. There was a period where Watto would almost have made the ODI team purely on his bowling

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    The last poll option is: Can't Split as batsmen, Symonds better AR
    Please vote for "v" if you think that.
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