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Monday, May 31, 2010


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My dad and I were talking about this in the morning. It's a pretty close call between Tendulkar and Amla. In the past 12 months Tendulkar has played all but one of his international innings outside the subcontinent, while Amla's innings outside the subcontinent have been at home and in the Caribbean against a mediocre Windies side. In terms of pure numbers, Tendulkar has 8 hundreds in 26 innings to Amla's 6 in 22. Amla, however, has the better average with his 77.65 edging Tendulkar's 72.18. It could also be because Tendulkar has 16 ODI innings to Amla's 12. Both have an equal number of test innings in this period.


Amla bats like Laxman as he is wristy and plays very late.

The bearded wonder from South Africa!

The Reverse Sweep

A very close call I agree Mahek. Amla has got sbout another seventeen years to go though to match Sachin for his consistency. But let's just say that both would be in a current test and ODI World XI - or at least they should be!

The Reverse Sweep

A wonderful player to watch and one that is having an incredible year

Shridhar Jaju

It was impressive to see him score so effortlessly at more than run a ball during his century in the 4th ODI. He is in the form of his life and South Africa would desperately want it to continue till 2011 World Cup.

Mock Wah

My oh my those numbers are nasty!!

The Reverse Sweep

and with Amla's wristy style just perfect for the slow turners of the sub-continent, it could be a decent bet to wager that Amla will finish as the leading runscorer

The Reverse Sweep

Fantastic numbers. If he keeps it up he could soon be known as 'Bradman with a beard'

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