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jeesh
August 30, 2012, 05:59 AM
Who in your opinion is currently the best batsman in the world? This means overall best batsman whether in longer version or shorter version. And this shouldnt be based on potential ability but rather performance over the last 12 months or so. For instance: Still skill wise Tendulkar is still a terrific batsman, but he has slowed down in terms of performance recently.

jeesh
August 30, 2012, 06:09 AM
I am split between Amla and Kohli. I dont like Kohli's attitude and arrogance. But when it comes to batting i have seen very few with his ability. He is fearless and can dominate on any kind of wicket, against any type of bowling. He might not be no Tendulkar, but if he keeps going at the rate he is, he could get close to the maestro's record at least in the shorter formats.

But my vote goes to Hashim Amla. Maybe Kohli can become better, but as it stands Amla is ahead. Classical batsman who can destroy any attack with ease. Phenomenal average in both test and ODI's- close to 50 in tests, and 60 in ODI's. Kohli's better in T20's, but Amla is better in longer versions. I hope no bowling attack ever has the face the two of them together.

simon
August 30, 2012, 07:19 AM
ke abar ,Hashim Amla.
Je dirais même plus , Amla is the best eva, the all time best.

Isnaad
August 30, 2012, 08:56 AM
Mark my words, Hashim Amla will average 65+ in ODIs and 70+ in Tests at the end of his career.
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Virat Kohli will remain in the lower 50s in terms of average. That being said, he has a poor average of 33 in Tests. So, Amla by a fair distance!

Ajfar
August 30, 2012, 09:09 AM
^ Kholi only played 9 tests, as oppose to Amla who played 62. That's a huge difference.

AsifTheManRahman
August 30, 2012, 09:57 AM
Has to be Amla. Kohli will get there, but not yet.

Gowza
August 30, 2012, 07:09 PM
yeah amla atm, kohli has done well in one-dayers but not played many tests plus his test record is nowhere near amla's. de villiers is always really solid, maybe be put as 2nd if you're including all formats.

BrianLara7
August 30, 2012, 07:16 PM
Amla is clearly the best when you see both ODI and test performance, Kohli is not yet in the same league because Amla has averaged almost 70 since 2009 in test cricket where kohli is yet to make real impact. Amla has a far superior record in ODI as well, average almost 60 with strike rate of 92 is unheard of.

Gowza
August 30, 2012, 09:47 PM
Amla is clearly the best when you see both ODI and test performance, Kohli is not yet in the same league because Amla has averaged almost 70 since 2009 in test cricket where kohli is yet to make real impact. Amla has a far superior record in ODI as well, average almost 60 with strike rate of 92 is unheard of.

very true, if amla continues in this fashion he will be an automatic in ODI and test all time teams and not many players get that. bradman has that, no one else has it.

jeesh
August 31, 2012, 12:07 AM
4-5 years ago it was tipped Duminy, AB, and Amla would be competing for the best batsmen in the world title. Duminy was actually the favorite given his immense talent and exciting style. Amla and AB have picked up, but Duminy hasnt. But Amla is a notch above AB. And the amazing thing about him is he doesnt have the talent of Tendulkar or a Lara. He has come this far purely with hard work, discipline and pursuit of excellence. His methods are very classical and orthodox. Real inspiration for youngsters for sporting and non sporting reasons.

deshprem
August 31, 2012, 12:49 AM
ashraful.

jeesh
August 31, 2012, 01:35 AM
Well at age 16 a lot of people thought he would

Shehwar
August 31, 2012, 12:20 PM
Amla hands down!

AsifTheManRahman
August 31, 2012, 12:33 PM
Jean Paul not Sean Paul is the Ashraful of South Africa.

Navo
August 31, 2012, 01:02 PM
Amla for Test, Kohli for ODI and AB for T20 :D

I can't forget some of AB's amazing performances in the IPL this year

Tiger444
August 31, 2012, 01:04 PM
Amla for sure. Kohli hasn't proven himself yet in Tests. I would rate Cook and De Villiers as better batsmen than Kohli as well. Not takin anything away from Kohli, he'll get there, just not yet.

BengaliPagol
August 31, 2012, 06:14 PM
why do all the good batsmen have to be South African :waiting:

Gowza
August 31, 2012, 06:22 PM
south africa have always been a strong team, good batsmen, good fast bowlers. tough to compete with the atm with smith, de villiers and amla averageing close to 50 in tests and kallis over 50, also in the 50 over game kallis averages 45, de villiers is close to 50 and amla is over 50 then duminy averaging 40 and smith 38.

Zeeshan
September 1, 2012, 12:19 AM
Virender Sehwag ki dosh korlo?
Sochin Tendulkar ki dosh korlo?

jeesh
September 1, 2012, 02:05 AM
Sehwag is ranked 25th in ODI, and 23 in Tests. Magnificent player, but has slowed down in recent times. Ability wise Tendulkar is always up there. But i chose the poll players with recent performance and ranking in mind.

World Champs
September 10, 2012, 01:04 AM
Hashim amla is the best batsmen right now. He is like Kohli on steroids in ODI's.

jeesh
December 6, 2012, 10:18 PM
Anyone wants to change vote to Alaistair Cook? What a superb batsman.

NoName
December 6, 2012, 11:04 PM
Just saw this thread, gone with Clarke, though Cook and Amla are close too.

Leafs PWN
December 8, 2012, 02:17 PM
I went with Kohli. A tossup between him and Amla for me.

Man, South Africa's batting lineup is just scary. Then you give them that pace attack. If they don't win the WC in Australia, I doubt they ever will during this generation.

World Champs
December 11, 2012, 06:54 AM
AtM its Amla and Cook. Both are performing very well in Tests and ODI's. Clarke is brilliant in Test matches and same can be said for Kohli in ODI's.

BANFAN
December 11, 2012, 07:41 AM
I think Cook by a mile...:)

KaaL-PurusH
December 12, 2012, 10:51 AM
Amla, cook, Clarke

shuziburo
December 12, 2012, 08:23 PM
Amla without a doubt.

shuziburo
December 12, 2012, 08:26 PM
ke abar ,Hashim Amla.
Je dirais même plus , Amla is the best eva, the all time best.

An all time great? Yes.

Best ever? Don't think so.