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    What differentiates Kumar Sangakkara from Younis Khan in terms of achievements in Test cricket?

    I just went through the record of sangakkara, at twilight of his career, he did proper bashing of banglas at home and away with six centuries against them or may be the odd century against England or new zealand.. If you say Yk is FTB, then what is Sanga? Both score one century respectively in Australia and RSA while Younis record in England shows two big hundreds..

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    Probably his equal attribute at playing both pace and spin bowling.

    Not to mention his beastly test average of 57+ whilst also WKing which gives him a slight edge over YK.

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    Sanga easily 100 times > YK
    When he was on song,he was v gud to watch !!!

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    Sanga isn't just a top batsman but also one of the greatest batsman of all time. He averaged 57 in tests and that is despite being a keeper for a substantial period.

    Also he was good in tests despite the load of ODI cricket in which he was world class as well especially in the current decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    Sanga isn't just a top batsman but also one of the greatest batsman of all time. He averaged 57 in tests and that is despite being a keeper for a substantial period.

    Also he was good in tests despite the load of ODI cricket in which he was world class as well especially in the current decade.
    Average 57 with 12 centuries out 36 against mighty zombies and bangalis

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    Quote Originally Posted by tejamainhoon View Post
    Sanga easily 100 times > YK
    When he was on song,he was v gud to watch !!!
    I think you did not saw yk on song?

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    If you go by such yardsticks like great perfo's everywhere i don't think any batsman except sachin had that luxury of a fair avg across the world

    About the topic, here saga is a far superior batsman than his current counterpart.You simply said saga only had a century in aus but his iconic perfo in hobart when he scored 57&192 alone was just historic.Sometimes these stats wouldn't show everything.Sanga never was a FTB and haven't had many issues against moving ball,shear pace or spin where as younis is just an awful player against lateral movement the last nuz tour sums it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabir kham View Post
    Average 57 with 12 centuries out 36 against mighty zombies and bangalis
    Who stopped others from scoring against us?

    He played most of his cricket against top tier teams. Since his debut to 2009 Lanka were the best test team in Asia and played a lot of cricket against top teams. He has 24 centuries against top teams not bad by any stretch.

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    Have you not seen Younis Khan dancing on the pitch? I have hardly seen Sangakarra struggling like that. He scored a lot more runs in places like aus, sa, and eng than YK who scored most of his runs in slow uae pitches, flat pak pitches, some in India and SL. Last two centuries he scored against eng and aus are only decent innings he played outside apart from few in the past on batting friendly pitches. Both coming after failing pretty much whole series.

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    The way Sanga played.

    Sanga had the ability to play any format. Throw him in Test or T20, his way of performing would be similar. Younis Khan is a great, but he had one way of playing. Preserving your wicket but cashing it full.

    Sanga would always be scoring. You could be watching the match, and all of a sudden you would not even know that Sanga has crossed the 40 mark. Thats the quality of Sanga.


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    Winning a Test series in England


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    One was a UAE Specialist and turned into a Dancer on tracks with slight movement, absolutely horrible batsman to watch and the worst Batsman ever to play 200+ Odis.

    Other was an elegant, free flowing batsman with an All Round game and pleasing to the eyes. Fluent in both formats of the game and scored runs all around the World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Winning a Test series in England
    That flukey 2 match series??? Hahaha, while yk scores double to level the four match series

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    Quote Originally Posted by czar View Post
    One was a UAE Specialist and turned into a Dancer on tracks with slight movement, absolutely horrible batsman to watch and the worst Batsman ever to play 200+ Odis.

    Other was an elegant, free flowing batsman with an All Round game and pleasing to the eyes. Fluent in both formats of the game and scored runs all around the World.
    He was not dancer, watch his innings from the past or this Australia tour where he all set to take game away from Australia, if not that for reverse sweep in 4th innings at Gabba.

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    Not much in tests, I guess sanga was technically much better and prettier to watch but yk if anything is on par in terms of performances

    Where sanga gets ahead is his wicketkeeping and his odi performances thats what puts him ahead overall as a cricketer

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    Younis is one of the worst if not the worst odi players in history to play 250 games while Sanga is one of the best.

    That separates them! In tests both were good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by msb314 View Post
    Probably his equal attribute at playing both pace and spin bowling.

    Not to mention his beastly test average of 57+ whilst also WKing which gives him a slight edge over YK.
    Joke of the century, Sanga has played and scored against the most lethal bowling attacks let it be SL, any mickey-mouse league or World XI, he's always been among those player who score despite the failure of whole team. Whereas YK has milked tons of runs on either flat tracks or flat oppositions for 99.99% of his career.

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    YK hasn't toured abroad much throughout his career as compared to Sangakkara. Also he was a terrible ODI player. Since LOI cricket is given much more importance nowadays and most of the posters on this website are quite young, its only natural Sangakkara would appeal much more to the average fan than YK.

    In terms of test performances and pedigree, YK is as good as Sanga. The way he has crafted a world-class career despite being not as talented, speaks volumes of the man's hard work.

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    Sanga may have scored big against Bangla, but he was quality on any kind of track.

    Younis was amazing on flat tracks, spinning tracks and good on bouncy tracks, a little better than average on seaming tracks. Nonetheless a quality batsman and ATG

    Sanga was quality on all tracks. Didn't see his SA games, but his innings in Aus where he avg 60 indicate no problem with bouncy tracks. But he was pure class. Some of the innings I have seen, he was like Amla at his pomp, but consistently throughout his career. Quality batsman. Up there with the best I have seen.
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    Sangakara is a ahead of Younis , no doubt about that , both in terms of achievements and talent.

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    Younis was very poor in Odis, so that's one thing which goes against him.

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    Sanga is a complete batsman.

    Beautiful technique.

    YK is more of a grafter (looks ungainly at times) but an absolute beast against spin bowling.


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    Outside Asia:

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    There is clear difference between Sanga and YK here. One is averaging in mid 40s and other is averaging in higher 30s.

    Both were very good in Asia with Sanga doing a bit better, but he played against BD a lot more as well. So it's even.

    Now combine the test format with ODI format and then it becomes lopsided. Sanga was not an elite ODI batman, but far better than YK.

    Over all, Sanga was a much more complete batsman. It's reflected in record in all formats in different conditions.


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    ^

    And it's important to remember he was a keeper for a chunk of his career.

    He's a clear tier above YK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    Since his debut to 2009 Lanka were the best test team in Asia.
    How many series SL won outside of their den against non-minnows in this period? I don't recall even a single one.

    Calling such team the best is only justified if India and Pakistan had similar record in this period. SL was surely a gun team at home, but that doesn't make any team the best. You got to win few series away as well.


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    Superior game against pace particularly against lateral movement

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    Sangakara is a much better player of lateral movement than Younis. Also in other aspects of playing fast bowling he is better than Younis. As shown above he has outperformed Younis in overseas conditions as well.

    Sangakara is well ahead of Younis for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    Who stopped others from scoring against us?

    He played most of his cricket against top tier teams. Since his debut to 2009 Lanka were the best test team in Asia and played a lot of cricket against top teams. He has 24 centuries against top teams not bad by any stretch.
    Lol at this gem that Lanka was the best team in Asia. That too during 2000 to 2009 when India won so many matches outside of India, including series win against SL whereas SL won not even a single game in India and won not as many matches as India won at home and away. You must be trolling here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    How many series SL won outside of their den against non-minnows in this period? I don't recall even a single one.

    Calling such team the best is only justified if India and Pakistan had similar record in this period. SL was surely a gun team at home, but that doesn't make any team the best. You got to win few series away as well.
    Even if he is talking about ODI, India used to beat them like 5-2, 4-1 kind of margin. India won tri series in Australia, won lot of ODI s at home. It was the golden period of indian cricket as well.

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    Theres a tier difference. Sanga easly is in a different league.

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    Not much to separate them in tests impact wise, though Sanga was comfortably a better batsman.

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    Sanga overall is a better batsman than YK with his technique, timing, aesthetics, touch play etc. Kumar Sangakkara excelled in both limited overs & Test matches. He's a true elegant left-hander. A modern great.

    Younis Khan on the other hand was a beast against spin. He was a notoriously poor/shaky starter, but on his day the beast would have his feast & no one was spared. Erector of behemoth totals & monumental knocks. A true legend.

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    SANGA is one of the best and best from his country in all three formats..
    YK is one of the best and best from his country but only in tests...


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    Sangakarra for me is an all time great. In fact, if you pick an all time 11, there are 2 genuine candidates for keeper/bat. Gilchrist and Sangakarra. I know most people will go for Gilly and so would I a few years ago. But - seriously, Sangakarra is just an amazing player. I have now changed my mind. Gilly was more destructive and could take the game away from you. But he batted for an amazing team and came in at number 7 in tests. Sangakarra played for a weaker team and had to bat at 3. Sangakarra is the better all round batter.

    YK? A great player in tests as has already been mentioned. For some reason, there is a reluctance to shower him with the praise that he deserves and I can't quite put my finger on why this is. Maybe, it's because of his poor ODI performances? Maybe, it's because of his boorish attitude on occasions? Or maybe , it's because Javed, Inzi, Saeed, Moyo,Zaheer, Hanif were simply better players. In fact, I also suggest that purely as a batsman, Salim Malik was better then YK.

    However, this still puts YK in the top 10 Pakistani batters of all time. He scored the most runs. So he deserves full credit. But he wasn't on Sanga's level.

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