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Haa, just throwing it out there. Much similarities in their style though.
One thing you are forgetting is that Barath is a product of an excellent system in T & T that is producing a lot of talented cricketers these days. Also he is managed by Brian Lara and Dwight Yorke, who set up a talent management company to help talented kids in the Caribbean get the training they deserve and to make sure things like their travel costs are met (a lot of young cricketers in Trinidad can't afford to meet the costs required to get to the nearest cricket club etc. Adrian was in that situation but managed get it around it by making a deal with the owner of Clarke Road cricket club). See this article for more.... Barath's dad discusses Adrians early cricketing daysWill reserve judgement.
Barath may well be the more talented of the two. But the chances of Hughes having the succesful Test career are more likely.
Hughes has the support of the most strongest coaching system in the world behind him. Hughes is also learning his trade in the strongest domestic competition available. Barath will have to do most of his learning at Test level, without the appropriate support networks and with the backing of a cricketing board with a diabolical talent management record.
Good lord, far too bloody early to tell at Test level.
Who said they where being judged or compared?. My aim in starting this thread was to compare their style of play which i think is VERY similar surprisingly.FaaipDeOiad said:These guys won't even be mature batsmen for another 6 or 7 years. Impossible to judge at this point.
Don't see it, tbh. They both play their shots but in defence and attack, look completely different to me.
That moving away from Hughes was only seen in the Ashes vs Flintoff though. In his other international matches vs SA & in Champions league that wasn't the case. Overall he is very still at the crease, just that his technique is unusual.Pothas said:Both very strong on the off side I suppose but totally different in aproach, one takes a big step across and the other steps away, really cannot see the similarity.
Thats just the title. So if anyone say that & clicked & saw my opening post, its clear my personal intention wasn't to compare them.Despite your OP, you compare it in the title of the thread.