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Mahela Jayawardene vs Mohammad Yousuf

Who was the better test batsman?


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BazBall21

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Mahela is a condition specialist rather than a FTB. Yousuf more of an FTB but he was better against pace than Mahela.
 

OverratedSanity

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Where does Jayawardene rank among 49 averaging players?
There are 15 batsmen who have ended with an average between 49.00 and 49.99. I'd rank them as follows:

1) Frank Worrell- Underrated among the Ws, has an argument to be rated higher than HTB Weekes
2) Phil Mead- 153 FC tons
3) Inzamam ul-Haq- 3rd greatest Pakistani bat
4) Virender Sehwag- SehWAG
5) Michael Clarke- Low key HTB but played some epic knocks
6) Mahela Jayawardene- GOAT level batsman against spin
7) Madhav Apte- Big difference between test and fc numbers. Considered one of the weirdest selection anomalies in Indian test history because he should have played way more.
8) Shreyas Iyer- Sitting duck against the short ball, but does brilliantly on turners.
9) Frank Penn- Only one test. Cricinfo writeup speaks highly of his abilities. ?‍♂
10) Colin Bland- Obviously his reputation is that of an amazing fielder, was surprised his average is this high. Only 21 tests and his FC average was 37 so his test numbers may have been an overstatement of his ability. Unlike Apte wasnt in a minnow team.
11) Azmat Rana- Left handed batsman from the 80s. Only one innings. Good FC record ?‍♂
12) Abid Ali- Forgettable Pakistani opener. In 2050, some CWer who never watched him will look at his stats and claim he was underrated like I did with Worrell.
13) Buddy Oldfield- Only one test. 38 FC hundreds though.
14) Geoffrey Legge- Seems to have fluked a high average with one big innings of 196 and ****all else in a short career. Bad FC record.
15) Senuran Muthusamy- Bowling allrounder who randomly played 2 tests against India in 2019. Batted better than most of SA's actual batsmen.

Thanks for your time
 

BazBall21

International Vice-Captain
There are 15 batsmen who have ended with an average between 49.00 and 49.99. I'd rank them as follows:

1) Frank Worrell- Underrated among the Ws, has an argument to be rated higher than HTB Weekes
2) Phil Mead- 153 FC tons
3) Inzamam ul-Haq- 3rd greatest Pakistani bat
4) Virender Sehwag- SehWAG
5) Michael Clarke- Low key HTB but played some epic knocks
6) Mahela Jayawardene- GOAT level batsman against spin
7) Madhav Apte- Big difference between test and fc numbers. Considered one of the weirdest selection anomalies in Indian test history because he should have played way more.
8) Shreyas Iyer- Sitting duck against the short ball, but does brilliantly on turners.
9) Frank Penn- Only one test. Cricinfo writeup speaks highly of his abilities. ?‍♂
10) Colin Bland- Obviously his reputation is that of an amazing fielder, was surprised his average is this high. Only 21 tests and his FC average was 37 so his test numbers may have been an overstatement of his ability. Unlike Apte wasnt in a minnow team.
11) Azmat Rana- Left handed batsman from the 80s. Only one innings. Good FC record ?‍♂
12) Abid Ali- Forgettable Pakistani opener. In 2050, some CWer who never watched him will look at his stats and claim he was underrated like I did with Worrell.
13) Buddy Oldfield- Only one test. 38 FC hundreds though.
14) Geoffrey Legge- Seems to have fluked a high average with one big innings of 196 and ****all else in a short career. Bad FC record.
15) Senuran Muthusamy- Bowling allrounder who randomly played 2 tests against India in 2019. Batted better than most of SA's actual batsmen.

Thanks for your time
If he has an argument to be ahead of Weekes, he has an argument to be ahead of Walcott too. Better away record than him.
 

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