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    Shehzad clearly better. Won't be long before Rahane is dropped for Gambhir in all three formats.

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    ATM Shehzad is ahead and Rahane hasnt had enough chances.But i believe that Rahane will eventually turn out to be the better batsmen.

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    Re: Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Shehzad clearly better. Won't be long before Rahane is dropped for Gambhir in all three formats.
    Gambhir the fisherman shouldn't be near the side. His Farhat-esque competence in fishing makes me wonder why the two haven't retired to the Alaskan region yet.


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    Rahane technically is better but Shehzad seems to find ways to score runs despite his poor technique.

    Maybe Shehzad is just more confident than Rahane?


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    Quote Originally Posted by leatherface58 View Post
    Gambhir the fisherman shouldn't be near the side. His Farhat-esque competence in fishing makes me wonder why the two haven't retired to the Alaskan region yet.
    Lol but apparently he's rated highly in India because of his aggression. Will get bullied by Irfan once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    Rahane technically is better but Shehzad seems to find ways to score runs despite his poor technique.

    Maybe Shehzad is just more confident than Rahane?
    I don't think Shahzad's technique is poor. It is pretty solid and he has a good mix of defense and shots. He takes his time to get going but he produces the goods.
    He is a bit vulnerable early on in his innings and his feet go nowhere but he gets into his groove after 10 odd balls.
    Besides,I would happily take someone who is scoring runs with poor technique than a technique-obsessed guy who doesn't score runs.
    Shahzad has scored runs in most of the places he has played in. He has displayed a good amount of potential and has given us hope.

    The new Shahzad is a lot more serious about his work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Lol but apparently he's rated highly in India because of his aggression. Will get bullied by Irfan once again.
    Will get bullied by anyone bowling outside off stump. Gambhir will be there crouching ready with the fishing rod. In his case though, the fisherman takes the bait.


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    Shehzad has a good technique, he has a good defense and also as a wide array of attacking strokes.

    The only major flaw is that he sometimes plays across his pads to straight deliveries, but he sorted that out in the Test Matches where you don't need to score quick runs.

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    Sheezy all the way Rahane Who?

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    Shehzad clearly a better ODI batsman right now. Honestly I always thought that he had a poor attitude which would eventually lead to his downfall, but the guy plays with maturity.

    The best thing I like about Shehzad is that he is a Learner. He learns from his mistake, and I have seen improvement from him in every game. If he continues to understand the game like this, it should not matter what he says or does away from the field.

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    Shehzad is vastly superior or Rahane. What a silly comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Rahane has more class and ability in his pinky finger.
    Mamoon, can you please tell me how much class and ability Rahane has overall as he has more than Shehzad in hi pinky finger?

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    Haha another one.

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    Rahane has the ability. At the moment shehzad is quite a way out in front.

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    Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

    Rahane is more talented put shehzad is performing far better


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    Rahane in test for now but his technique is not that great. ODI Shehzad easily.

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    LOL is the OP serious!? Shehzad any day!


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    It's still very early to tell.

    lol doesn't Mamoon get tired of 95% of his predictions being wrong.

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    Shehzad by far at the moment, really no comparison yet. Shehzad doesn't even get to play at home, which adds more in his favour.. He has 5 International centuries (4 ODI, 1 Test), 3 away and 2 neutral...
    Shehzad is the type of player who learns from his mistakes and despite having a bad attitude, he plays a very mature brand of cricket....


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    i would say shehzad is ahead but Rahane has more ability. Rahane played well against steyn WHen his other team mates bowed down. So if in future Rahane matches or overtakes Shehzad's performances i wont be suprised.


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    Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

    Atm it's Shehzad in ODIS I think eventually Rahane will catch up and they will be pretty equal but in Tests I see Rahane outperforming Shehzad

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    Shehzad has pulled away massively in ODIs, but their test feats are still about the same you would think.

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    Rahane has better technique so he will be more successful in tests, Shehzad though should be able to perform better than Rahane in ODIs

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    Rahane isn't a confident player, if he was, he'd be much better than Shehzad in all formats. I'd give it time for him to settle before going back to this but for now, Shehzad in ODIs and it's even in ODI's.
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    Rahane doesn't have hundreds in South Africa , New Zealand and West Indies... Close this thread


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    Why can't we ever have a Batsmen Vs Bowler thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakss View Post
    Rahane doesn't have hundreds in South Africa , New Zealand and West Indies... Close this thread
    Rahane scored 100 against us and was out for a brilliant 96 against the SA Test attack in SA...
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    Umar Akmal and Shehzad are on a par with any Indian batsman. I do not consider Rahane a good batsman, he is comparable to Shafiq.

    If you notice Asia cup performances both Umar and Shehzad scored centuries and good scores all round, if they get these home games on SC pitches in Pak their averages would be well into the 40s.

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    Rahane easily for me, still.

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    The old Shehzad was really awful, didn't rate him at all.

    The current Shehzad has shown some promise and have scored a few tons as well, he's slightly better than Rahane.

    The next 1-2 years will show us if Shehzad overcomes his problems against spin / slow SR or not. Need consistency as well.

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    People are confusing ODIs and Tests.

    In ODIs, Rahane is no competition to Shehzad who easily wins. In Tests, its Rahane for me. In fact, one can say Rahane is a better Test batsman than Kohli and just behind Pujara.

    Rahane averages nearly 60 outside SC in Tests. Of course, both Rahane's and Shehzad's sample size is low so we have to wait and see.
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    Kamran Akmal vs Dhoni
    Umar Akmal vs Kohli
    Shehzad vs Rahane

    My suggestion for the next topic :
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    Ishant vs Sami


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    Rahane doesnt impress me at all and nothing about him suggests he is world class material.Shahzad is comfortably better at the moment though we can never be sure of our openers. They start as world beaters and then some magic strikes them...

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    lol. Rahane is Awful. I wonder how he got rated in the first place. Shehzad is miles better in every department


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    Rahane is a better test batsman whilst Shahzad is a better LOI batsman (ODIs and T20s)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenKnightRises View Post
    lol. Rahane is Awful. I wonder how he got rated in the first place. Shehzad is miles better in every department
    Pakistani talking about batting . Where a hack like Afridi is considered a legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggestdravidfan View Post
    Pakistani talking about batting . Where a hack like Afridi is considered a legend.
    No bias intended, Rahane is rubbish and is just like Shafiq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menace2society View Post
    No bias intended, Rahane is rubbish and is just like Shafiq.
    Then how is he averaging 60 outside SC?


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    Quote Originally Posted by biggestdravidfan View Post
    Pakistani talking about batting . Where a hack like Afridi is considered a legend.
    That's a poor point. Most think Afridi is a horrid batsmen and is just a wildcard. I have said he has been a passenger for years with purple patches in bowling. Just because we haven't been great at batting, doesn't mean we can't comment on it. Moot point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    People are confusing ODIs and Tests.

    In ODIs, Rahane is no competition to Shehzad who easily wins. In Tests, its Rahane for me. In fact, one can say Rahane is a better Test batsman than Kohli and just behind Pujara.

    Rahane averages nearly 60 outside SC in Tests. Of course, both Rahane's and Shehzad's sample size is low so we have to wait and see.
    What are you talking about? Shehzad has played only 3 tests and already has better record than Rahane. 45 avg vs. 43.

    Has a 100 and 50 in 6 innings. Rahane has a 100 and 2 50s in 11 innings!

    Shehzad hasn't played Tests outside UAE as well, but it's for sure he'll perform great overseas. He has scored ODI tons against this generation's best bowling attack of Steyn and co. that too in SA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    What are you talking about? Shehzad has played only 3 tests and already has better record than Rahane. 45 avg vs. 43.

    Has a 100 and 50 in 6 innings. Rahane has a 100 and 2 50s in 11 innings!

    Shehzad hasn't played Tests outside UAE as well, but it's for sure he'll perform great overseas. He has scored ODI tons against this generation's best bowling attack of Steyn and co. that too in SA.
    Seems legit! :facepalm

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    Rahane > Shehzad in tests. Rahane is actually a better test player than even Virat "Got nothin' to prove" Kohli.

    In Odis, Rahane if given as many games to play as Shehzad should reach the same level if not more.


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    rahane will be a better test batsman but in ODIs he won't eva catch shehzad


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    Shehzad in ODIS but Rahane is a much better Test bat

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    What a joke.

    Shehzad is a better test, ODI and T20 batsman then Rahane and I actually rate Rahane.

    Shehzad is on course to becoming a world wide legend.

    Its tough on Rahane to compare him with our legends.

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    Sometimes I quite can't understand if the posters are trolls or it is how they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    What a joke.

    Shehzad is a better test, ODI and T20 batsman then Rahane and I actually rate Rahane.

    Shehzad is on course to becoming a world wide legend.

    Its tough on Rahane to compare him with our legends.
    Are you trolling or just stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    What a joke.

    Shehzad is a better test, ODI and T20 batsman then Rahane and I actually rate Rahane.

    Shehzad is on course to becoming a world wide legend.

    Its tough on Rahane to compare him with our legends.
    This calls for a rebuttal from @Mamoon.

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    Are you lot serious?

    Rahane over Shehzad?

    What a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    What a joke.

    Shehzad is a better test, ODI and T20 batsman then Rahane and I actually rate Rahane.

    Shehzad is on course to becoming a world wide legend.

    Its tough on Rahane to compare him with our legends.
    . Easy there on the hype machine.It might not be able to sustain all the pressure you now.

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    Shehzad is a hugely overrated ODI player. I would call him equal to Rahane in ODIs, while its not even a contest in Test. Rahane by miles.

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    On topic Shehzad is the better one when it comes to LOI's.In tests, I would wait till both have played atleast 3-4 more series before making a call.The sample size is too small right now.

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    Shehzad is much better than Rahane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electron View Post
    Shehzad is a hugely overrated ODI player. I would call him equal to Rahane in ODIs, while its not even a contest in Test. Rahane by miles.
    Still he achieved stuff in ODI.

    Rahane has done jack.

    So Shehzad > Rahane in ODIs.

    If Rahane gets opening slot and does well, he can set right the opinion we have about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    This calls for a rebuttal from @Mamoon.


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    But but but Rahane is more talented.
    Shehzad is ahead right now, and don't you dare talk about Rahane's 'talent' in an attempt to make him look better.
    Rahane could well end up better than Shehzad, but not right now.

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    Rest assured if a Pakistani batsman had the away test stats in NZ and SA that Rahane has, he would have had threads calling him better than Sachin, Lara and Pakistan's next Inzi, et all.


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    Both havent played enough yet.. but rahane seems more at ease.

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    I will give shezad more as he has just started playing tests. Give him time and in ODI. Way ahead then rahane.

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    Isn't Sehzad very poor against spinners? That's what I remember when watching him few times. Rahane is not so poor against any kind of bowling. Based on on how both bat and what I have seen, I will bank on Rahane to have a better career.
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    Even my alter ego can't stoop to that level.

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    Shezza > Rahane. However, the difference is not huge because of shehzad's inability to play spinners.

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    Yes he is poor against spinners. Matter of fact is, Shehzad is a player of average ability but his work ethic is quite remarkable. Rahane on the other hand is far more talented, but needs to be less casual.

    Given a choice, I would go for Rahane because he can be at a level that Shehzad will never be able to breach which doesn't mean that Shehzad can't carve our a better career though, raw talent can only take you so far.

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    Average ability? Lol

    Top youth run scorer in almost every competition he played in.

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    Incapable of rotating the strike, struggles against quality spin and his footwork isn't great either. Not a big deal that he top scored competitions left right at youth level because after all, there's a reason why he has made the team ahead of hundreds of other batsmen. He's obviously better than them and most batsmen who make the national teams are generally superior to to their domestic counterparts at youth level.
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    Every pakistan batsman besides Misbah, YK and Umar is poor against spin. SO Ahmed Shehzad isn't the odd one out here. But he plays pace better than most in the team


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    Century against Herath in his second test and he's poor v spin?

    Lolworthy

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    In ODIs, Shezhad, however in tests, they need to play more to warrant any comparison yet.


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    He was very tentative against Herath in the tests and I won't be surprised if Herath has his number in the Lanka tests.


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    Never looked comfortable against Herath.

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    Kind of what I said.


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    Spin is big a worry for Shehzad and Maqsood. Umar Akmal isn't great either but manages it well.

    Though Shehzad has still achieved some feats and is currently better than Rahane on form. Will he continue to be better or will Rahane take him over?

    Time'll tell.

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    He has hit Saeed Ajmal for sixes over cover.

    Played Shakib really well in ODI's.

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    Should have done a comparison with Umar Akmal instead.

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    Shehzad does struggle against spin, Rahane definitely plays spin better.
    Regarding Umar Akmal though, thought he was a decent player of spin?

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    Umar is very good against spin. He can rotate the strike easily.

    The only problem is that he chips the ball back to the bowler. He should cut down on his all-in-one strokes as well. He plays some weird shots to get out.


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    Pakistan should first find a batsman to match Rohit sharma. Then think about matching Kohli , Rahane and Pujara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggestdravidfan View Post
    Pakistan should first find a batsman to match Rohit sharma. Then think about matching Kohli , Rahane and Pujara.
    Asad Shafiq > Rohit

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