Dude are u dumb or what ? i am just having a argument with u. Nothing personal.I think its about time you learn how to use statsguru. It would greatly help. I am not sure, but I think you are saying that its not possible to get the stats I quoted. So does that mean I am making it up? Also, if I can prove they are correct would you be convinced, or they dont mean a thing even if they are accurate?
This is what i wrote...
See that EDIT. I had the link from statsguru. But it spoiled the display making it 3 screens wide. Thts why i removed it. Would help if u can understand english.I coulnt find a website which breaks up his avg before captaincy and puts it in a readable format. .here is a link
EDIT: Sorry. It screws up the display. Check statsguru in cric info.com
Jeez thts big.
In short against wI,AUS,SA,PAk his avg was 33 and lower. He has alwys struggled against genuine pace and away matches. Just tht his weakness was exploited more as he became captain.
Oh wait i have to make things clear coz u obviously cant read.
I know u didnt make up stats. The trouble with statsguru is it doesnt break the stats in terms of performance against each country if u use filters. THts why i prefer www.howstat.com
Now let me deal with the crap you wrote.
South Africa in India, 1996/97 - avg 21.5Buddy, you just dont want to acknowledge the fact that his performance became much worse as captain. Before becoming the cap'n, bad technique or not, he was averaging 46, and that in no way is bad. So you saying that all of a sudden wen he became captain everyone figured out his weakness!! That is absolutely hilarious.
India in West Indies, 1996/97 - 19.5
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Aus/Ind) in India, 1997/98 - 32.2
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Aus/Ind) in Australia, 1999/00 - 29.5
South Africa in India, 1999/00 - 11.75
These are his avg in various series before he became captain. How did he get his avg to 46 then ? Here take this..
India in England, 1996 - 105.0
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Aus/Ind) in India, 1996/97 - 87.0
India in Sri Lanka, 1997/98 - 64
Sri Lanka in India, 1997/98 - 98
India in Zimbabwe, 1998/99 - 41
New Zealand in India, 1999/00 - 125
Can you see a pattern here ? .....waiting for your brain to make a connection...oh obviously u failed to see it..let me explain
He alwys struggled against pace. Overall his avg looks healthy. But against good pace attacks and away matches he has sucked. Infact the India-WI series recently was the only series against a decent pace attack that he has performed.
Am i making myself clear so far ? Hope so..coz i dont know how else to explain to u..
Ganguly had managed to hide his weakness till SA toured india. In the onedays he made two centuries but elworthy alyws had him hopping when he bounced him. Come the test matches he was suddely high profile.And the aussies took full toll. Now the word has spread so every bowler bowls short to him now. Thts the story buddy..
Hint: Just dont blindly look at averages. See how a batsmen performed at home and away and also how he fares against quality opposition. Oh or better actually watch matches...
Ganguly is not the world best captain by any stretch of imagination. I have said this so many times. He is easily one of india's best ever captains. The trouble is he is no grt shakes as a tactician. But what helps him grt is that he is a team man, motivates his teammates, stands up for the players, stands up to bullies, and is not afraid of a battle.Fair enough, good point. But I have never said Kapil was a stellar captain. I think I wnet a little too far saying Ganguly was worse then the rest of the Indian captains. I guess he is similar.
THis has rubbed off to the team making them fight harder. We will soon need a better captain ..but right now there is not a single player who has better credentials than him.
Obviously laxman and dravid are smarter and much more smoother. But there is no guarentee that they would handle the pressure. Captaincy in india is a much harder task than any where in the world ( save pakistan) ..so factor that too..
The media pressure, state bias, dumb selectors, corrupt officials..a fickle media and a fanatic crowd can leave a captain drained on the field.
So far ganguly has done a grt job ..with the numerous youngsters performing and some quality players not able to get in..with a couple of performing bowlers this team could go a long way..
Ok..part two to follow