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    Hashim Amla's Test average drops below 50

    home average: 49.69

    away average: 49.51

    overall: 49.60

    i am huge fan and i consider him the best batting legend of this era after kohli but will he be considered among the greats if he retires with a test average of below 50?

    kohli averages 49 too but he still has probably 7-8 years left but amla is close to retiring and is not the player he once was. retiring with an average of 50+ will be difficult for him now

    all the great test batsmen average 50+

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    It's been a while since it's below 50. It was almost below 49 before this recently concluded test.

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    His average has been below 50 since late last year.

    Batting in the top 3 in South Africa is a tough task.


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    another important point to look at is that his average used to be below 50 till 2012 as well so looks he averaging 50+ has been a big challenge for him which is very surprising for a batsman of his caliber.

    the likes of root smith etc have spent almost their entire careers so far with a 50 average and it has been easily maintained by them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    His average has been below 50 since late last year.

    Batting in the top 3 in South Africa is a tough task.
    away average of below 50 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo23 View Post
    away average of below 50 as well.
    Lara and Ponting averaged below 50 outside their home countries as well.

    I think Amla will be rated amongst the greats by those who have seen him play. He's easily one of the best batsmen against lateral movement and has performed in all countries, against pacers as well as spinners.

    What goes against him is lack of longevity.


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    he is a Hussey type player

    Great peak sandwiched by decent output

    However hussey was unlucky that a lot of his peak was wasted in shield and county


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    He's basically a Mini Ponting. Outrageous purple patch in between with mediocrity on both sides. But unlike Ponting he definitely isn't an ATG, one of this era's greats? Sure. ATG? Nope.

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    He will cover up very soon. Last one year or so has been kinda avg for him which happens with any batsman. He is too good a player not to finish with avg over 50 by the time he hangs up his boot. This last test he looked quite determined and did put up two decent innings. The start was a little stuttering but by the end of the test he has started looking his usual self, 'hungry for runs'.
    May be a double hundred is on the way against his favourite team .

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    Not an ATG for me. His chokes in LO are well known. In tests he has had a brilliant purple patch but when South Africa have needed him to step up after Smith and Kallis retirements he has declined and failed to step up.

    A South African great and nothing more.

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    He's the best test batsman of his generation and certainly the best player of lateral movement be it spin or pace. If he manages another purple patch, he'll retire as an ATG. Rooting for him because he deserves it.


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    Nowhere near ATG. Modern great maybe, still a notch below ABD/Smith and several below Kallis.

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    Champion player. Best player of swing after Dravid.
    The reason his avg is not good as others is because his home is SA and unlike others he doesnt get enough chances to score daddy hundreds at home. Same with Kane Williamson who also plays for a weak batting side.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    he is a Hussey type player

    Great peak sandwiched by decent output

    However hussey was unlucky that a lot of his peak was wasted in shield and county
    Lol wut

    Yes he hasn't been prolific enough to be counted as an ATG but for a good 5-6 years he was the best in Tests along with Sanga and had no weaknesses home or away, swinging, seaming, bouncy or spinning conditions.

    Definitely a great Test batsman and far ahead of Hussey who had several deficient areas in Tests and didn't play enough to warrant a worthy comparison.


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    He still has chance to get to 50 average . I hope he gets there , he is good enough batsmen to do so.

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    Amla is far ahead of Kohli in tests

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    Amla has been in decline, but he was pretty much the best batsman in the test format for many years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo23 View Post
    home average: 49.69

    away average: 49.51

    overall: 49.60

    i am huge fan and i consider him the best batting legend of this era after kohli but will he be considered among the greats if he retires with a test average of below 50?

    kohli averages 49 too but he still has probably 7-8 years left but amla is close to retiring and is not the player he once was. retiring with an average of 50+ will be difficult for him now

    all the great test batsmen average 50+
    After Virat Kohli!! man he batted much tougher situations what Virat can't even dream of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proactive_ View Post
    He's basically a Mini Ponting. Outrageous purple patch in between with mediocrity on both sides. But unlike Ponting he definitely isn't an ATG, one of this era's greats? Sure. ATG? Nope.
    Good he is not yet a Goat...

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    Amla got pretty lucky this Test actually don't think he's out of the woods just yet. He was dropped early on in the first innings and then was caught behind early in the second but ump didn't give it and Eng didn't review. Only time will tell whether he can get back to where he was a couple of years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vandokkum View Post
    Amla is far ahead of Kohli in tests
    That goes without saying. Kohli still has to prove himself in England, SA and against Pak in Test if that ever happens.

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