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View Poll Results: Your CURRENT #1 Test batsman ??
MJ Clarke (Aus) 12 54.55%
K. Sangakkara (SL) 0 0%
H. Amla (SA) 9 40.91%
J. Kallis (SA) 0 0%
Other 1 4.55%
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Old November 22, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Default Who is your current #1 Test batsman? (2012)

Who would you rate as the current #1 Test batsman? A poll added.

Current ranking as it stands.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/rankings...ge/211270.html

By current obviously I mean if you were to pick today and compare performance over the past year.

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Old November 22, 2012, 04:57 PM
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I am not eloquent enough like the following from Ashley Mallet. Let the great ones justify him:

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Michael Clarke is an amalgam of Victor Trumper and Don Bradman. He possesses the majesty of Trumper, whose batting in full flight was that of an eagle, and much of the efficiency of Bradman, who collected runs like a frequent flyer clocks miles.
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Old November 26, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Cook and Clarke followed closely by Amla and then Kallis.
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Old November 26, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Amla when he scored his 300 in England! he was fasting the whole time in humid conditions.
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Old November 26, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Amla..This guy is a run machine. Then it has to be Clarke
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Old November 26, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Amla when he scored his 300 in England! he was fasting the whole time in humid conditions.
He wasn't fasting. They interviewed him and he cleared the fact that he and Tahir do not fast on game days, though he refused drinks on the pitch out of respect for others who were watching I think.
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Old November 26, 2012, 08:50 PM
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I solely went by stats and left out Jayawardena, Gayle, Sehwag, Cook, Pietersen, Ponting and others who could well be great Test players on their own right. But that's for you guys to mention.
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I see the hujur is getting a lot of vote over Clarke for being a hujur.

Clarke's last 4 100s were all double 100s. He took his game to the next level after becoming Aus's captain.

Cook's name should be up there too.
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Old November 26, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Sanga got 4 ducks in his last 4 stars. Poll fail.
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Old November 26, 2012, 11:28 PM
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My vote goes to Cook. Dude's been on top of his game for quite a while now. Plus after Strauss retired he had to take on even more responsibility. And so far he is giving it all he's got.
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Old November 26, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Yeh its either Cook or Clarke, but I'm going with Clarke, he has been racking up 200s and a triple in the past year.
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I see the hujur is getting a lot of vote over Clarke for being a hujur.

Clarke's last 4 100s were all double 100s. He took his game to the next level after becoming Aus's captain.

Cook's name should be up there too.
Typical "muslim ummah" vote. If this was on pakistani forum then Clarke would be lucky to get a single vote and all votes will go to "brother" Amla. Nothing against Amla but Michael clarke averages almost twice as much as him in 2012 (119) with 3 double hundreds and 1 triple hundred. Cook is nowhere near Clarke currently.
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Amla when he scored his 300 in England! he was fasting the whole time in humid conditions.
Don't spread rumors please, he wasn't fasting as confirmed during matches. Unfortunately he did not apologize to the Muslim ummah for the great sin.
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Old November 27, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Chanderpaul should be in the poll too. I know he bores you to death but he has been consistent formwise AND statswise.
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Don't spread rumors please, he wasn't fasting as confirmed during matches. Unfortunately he did not apologize to the Muslim ummah for the great sin.
Amla was playing overseas. It is not compulsory for a person to fast when he is overseas. He can make that up when he goes back to his country.
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Don't spread rumors please, he wasn't fasting as confirmed during matches. Unfortunately he did not apologize to the Muslim ummah for the great sin.
I am sorry bro, not choosing to fast is a violation of Allah's command, you apologize to Allah, not his creation! So We do not apologize to the Muslim Ummah for our sins, we seek forgiveness from Allah!
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Typical "muslim ummah" vote. If this was on pakistani forum then Clarke would be lucky to get a single vote and all votes will go to "brother" Amla. Nothing against Amla but Michael clarke averages almost twice as much as him in 2012 (119) with 3 double hundreds and 1 triple hundred. Cook is nowhere near Clarke currently.
Exactly. Clarke makes Amla look like an rookie. Amla is good. But Clarke has been extra awesome. Blind voters.
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Old November 27, 2012, 05:44 AM
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We suk on test cricket. Anyone else doin any boringly majestic notorius stuffs on this format dont please me at all anymore. Zee vi why dont you put tamsha in it, let see how it goes. I'm sure lot of us wont bother vote against Clarkey, Sanga, Hasim, Kallis or Chandupaul.
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Old November 27, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Cook or KP should be in the list too. Sanga is not in good form now.
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Amla haters are idiots. Who falls in that category? I haven't called out anybody specifically but if you have a defensive reaction to this post, congrats, you likely fall in that category. If you can't praise one great cricketer without demeaning another then I have nothing more to say about you.

Going by last 4/5 years performance, Amla is better. He's been a match winner and consistent performer for a long time now. At times he's been so dominant, the opposition would just lose interest and stop fighting. And he does this in all types of conditions.

Going by the last 12 months performance, Clarke is the best. His last two double tons were so spectacular not only qualitatively but also quantitatively, that it shot his last 5 year batting average from <50 to ~55.

Cook's amazing run and big tons in alien conditions puts him in this exclusive group. Kallis, rounding out the top four, is playing like he's discovered the fountain of youth whereas his contemporary greats are plummeting like a rock.
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^ Smartface, no one's hating on Amla nor anyone was demeaning Amla. Criticisms were for the voters who voted for him based on his beard not batting. It's quite clear, just read some of those earlier posts. So calm your balls down. Please. And learn how to read the title. It says current, not last half decade. So IDK why you are talking about last 5-6 years.

I know I should NEVER read any post that starts off with the word "Haterz"...
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Old November 27, 2012, 08:41 PM
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^ funny thing is until this post I handn't detected anything wrong in your posts
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Based on recent form(last 4 innings): Clarke
Based on consistency over the last two years: it has to be Amla

LOL i just saw zman's post #20. haha
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Based on recent form(last 4 innings): Clarke
Based on consistency over the last two years: it has to be Amla

LOL i just saw zman's post #20. haha
Sorry mate, In last 2 years Amla averages 58 with 5 hundreds which is amazing, but Clarke averages a small matter of 71 with 7 hundreds (3 double and one triple) which some would say (crazy enough) is just a bit better than Amla. But atleast Amla is muslim and has a beard.. that should be enough to put him ahead of Clarke.
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Sorry mate, In last 2 years Amla averages 58 with 5 hundreds which is amazing, but Clarke averages a small matter of 71 with 7 hundreds (3 double and one triple) which some would say (crazy enough) is just a bit better than Amla. But atleast Amla is muslim and has a beard.. that should be enough to put him ahead of Clarke.
fair enough. how about last three years? 2010-2012??
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