Saw a discussion in another thread...it'd be interesting to see what the general opinion is.
Yeah, agreed. Sangakkara's record since ditching the wicket keeping gloves is truly remarkable. He is actually, IMO, the best batsman in the world currently so it's no slight on Sehwag at all that I'm voting for him here.Sanga miles ahead without the gloves. 53 vs 70 is a huge difference. Sanga is better on difficult pitches as well. Similar to Sehwag, scores big hundreds as well.
Well - neither does Matthew Hoggard. Does that make him better than Sehwag too? Frankly it doesn't really matter how Sehwag gets out if he keeps scoring absurd amounts of runs. Perhaps he could be even better than he is if reigned himself in more but that's highly debatable and even if it's true, unfulfilled potential doesn't make you worse than what your output is.Both really good batsmen but Sanga doesn't throw away his wicket.
I guess this poll is not based on 'current form'...I guess we should also consider the dull period Sehwag had (which includes that South Africa series for which his average in RSA suffers) too when making the judgement. Nothing against Sehwag though- an excellent batsman, and one who might be considered better than Sanga by some.However, as a captain...I would take Sehwag over any current batsman in the world other than Sachin Tendulkar..Sehwag is by far the most consistent batsman in the world..the ease with which he scores 100s makes it look like a joke..the ease with which he converts them to 150s makes it look like a joke and the amazing strike rate he manages is incredible.
DWTA. For mine Sanga's batting is more pleasurable to watch. A sublime love affair.Sehwag. Have paid money just to go see him bat in the past. Would watch Sanga bat on TV but I would not care about the condition of the stadium(even if its totally wrecked) and go out there and watch Sehwag bat all day.