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  1. Guys who has replaced Mukund for the FC matches?
  2. No, I did not say it was an atg knock , I was just addressing the vague concept of impactness. Its certainly not on the level of some Lara classics it won't and probably should not get high on a Wisden best innings listing, but it is part of a body of work that makes Ab a great test Batsman
  3. Haha, a guy scores a not out century chasing 400 + in the 4th innings of a test, and there is no "impact"? Not denying Smiths "impact" , but South Africa would not have won without that Ab knock, that not impact enough? Btw in the list of top 20 or so highest 4th innings chases of all time I wonder how many Batsmen have scored centuries on two of those occasions... Ab has. If you consider greats of the last 25 years Lara and Tendulkar are in a league of their own. Ab Maybe even a teeny notch below "second tier " greats like Ponting and Dravid: but still a great of the game.
  4. how do you mean?
  5. One day XI Mandeep Singh, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey (Captain), Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Basil Thampi, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul.Test XIPK Panchal, Abhinav Mukund, Shreyas Iyer, Ankit Bawne, Karun Nair (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Shardul Thakur, Aniket Choudhary
  6. What about Akhil Herwadkar?
  7. The guys selected in his place seem better FC batsmen- Nair, Bawne, Vihari...
  8. I think that's ok, with Rohit back Nair probably isn't in the test squad scheme of things for now, and needs to given A team tours to keep showing What he can do. Especially as he hasn't set the world on fire since his triple Hundred.
  9. He has been consistent in list a tournaments, deserves this chance
  10. Who is Sudip Chatterjee? Could Jaggi have taken his place if he was a batsman
  11. Good picks, nice looking pace attacks and nice to see Vihari and Bawne especially. One question- why is Herwadkar not in the scheme of things?
  12. Sure? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/australia/3882883/South-Africa-floor-Australia-with-record-run-chase-in-Perth.html
  13. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/australia/3882883/South-Africa-floor-Australia-with-record-run-chase-in-Perth.html
  14. So his century chasing 400 in Australia was totally un-impactful
  15. Old but relevant, stat analysis of abdv in Tests: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.sportskeeda.com/amp/cricket/ab-de-villiers-in-tests-statistical-analysis https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.sportskeeda.com/amp/cricket/ab-de-villiers-in-tests-statistical-analysis Career Summary Ever since the first Test against England in Lord’s in 2008, the match that turned around his career, AB has been revelation for the Proteas and has been the mainstay of their batting lineup across all formats. Matches Runs Highest Score Average 100’s 50’s 101 7779 278* 51.51 21 38 Only 35 batsmen in the history of Test cricket have managed to average over 50 in Test matches having played at least 25 matches. de Villiers’ career average of 51.51 is also the 25th best aggregate in the history of Test cricket. Against top the top 7 Test playing nations: Matches Runs Highest Score Average 100’s v Australia 20 1641 169 48.26 5 9 v England 16 1183 174 45.50 2 6 v India 16 1038 217* 39.92 3 4 v New Zealand 10 546 97 39 0 5 v Pakistan 12 1112 278* 65.41 4 3 v Sri Lanka 7 691 160* 62.81 1 5 v West Indies 13 1347 178 84.18 6 5 ~ de Villiers averages over 39 against all Test playing notions hereby bearing testimony to the fact that he hasn’t really struggled against any side. ~ de Villiers has scored a century against all the nations apart from New Zealand against whom his highest score is 97. Test record away from home Matches Runs Highest Score Average 100’s 50’s Difference of overall and away average 47 3892 217* 55.60 9 18 4.09 ~ AB has a more impressive record away from home averaging 55.60. His overall average of 51.51 is lesser than his average away from home bearing testimony to the fact that de Villiers is at ease in playing conditions outside South African territory. Away from Home against the Top 7 Test playing nations Matches Runs Highest Score Average 100’s 50’s in Australia 9 671 169 44.73 2 4 in England 7 545 174 54.50 1 1 in India 8 545 217* 45.41 1 3 in New Zealand 3 218 83 43.60 0 2 in Pakistan 2 131 77 43.66 0 1 in Sri Lanka 4 338 95 42.25 0 3 in West Indies 7 790 178 87.77 3 3 in UAE (v Pakistan) 4 581 278* 116.20 2 1 in Asia (UAE, Pak, SL, Ind) 18 1595 278* 56.96 3 8 A lot of talk over the past few weeks has ensued over de Villiers’ lack of ability against spin. Can someone average over 115 in the UAE against Pakistan, arguably the best spinning line up in the sub-continent in the past decade if he isn’t comfortable against spin? Or average over 56 in Asia against all 3 nations? ~ He averages over 42 away from home at all venues. ~ He has a century in each country where he has played at least 5 test matches Is the consistency and versatility still lacking? Inning wise analysis Innings Runs Highest Score Average 100’s 50’s 1st Innings 47 2423 278* 55.06 7 10 2nd Innings 53 2893 217* 57.86 9 15 3rd Innings 37 1436 169 44.87 3 7 4th Innings 30 1027 106* 41.08 2 6 Yet another testament to his completeness in Test cricket is that he has never really struggled batting first or second in Tests, averaging over 40 regardless of which innings he has batted in. Over the years Year Matches Runs Highest Score Average 100’s 50’s 2004 2 108 52* 36 0 1 2005 11 1008 178 53.05 3 5 2006 11 570 97 27.14 0 4 2007 9 387 77 27.64 0 3 2008 15 1061 217* 58.94 4 2 2009 6 572 163 57.20 2 4 2010 11 996 278* 76.61 3 4 2011 5 377 99 47.12 0 4 2012 10 815 169 58.21 2 2 2013 9 933 164 77.75 4 5 2014 8 631 152 48.53 2 2 2015 4 321 148 53.50 1 2 ~ Barring his initial years, de Villiers has never averaged below 47 in any calendar year since 2009. AB trivia ~ de Villiers has never been dropped from the South African side since making his debut. ~ He has played 98 consecutive Test matches since his debut, a World record. ~ He has batted in all positions from 1 to 8 in Test cricket. ~ He once held the record for the highest individual score by a South African, only to be broken by his teammate Hashim Amla. ~ He the rather unique record of playing the most innings without a duck since his debut in Test cricket. Between December 2004 and November 2008, de Villiers played 78 Test innings and was off the mark every single time, before the 2nd Test of the 2008-09 series against Bangladesh. ~ He also was the first South African to register a double ton against India, a feat he achieved on Indian soil. ~ He once scored 33 runs of 220 balls to help his side secure an improbable draw. ~ His career best rating of 935 points is the 11th best overall in the history of Test cricket. So let us ask ourselves once again, is de Villiers