Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane : The better future prospect?

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Struck me how similar their stats are thus far. I suppose Shehzad shades it in T20is though.

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Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane has more class and ability in his pinky finger.
 
Rahane has more class and ability in his pinky finger.

But no temperament as of yet. Those shots he played at Delhi in the only test he's featured in, versus Australia, were criminal. Similar in ODIs.
 
But no temperament as of yet. Those shots he played at Delhi in the only test he's featured in, versus Australia, were criminal. Similar in ODIs.


But I'm sure if worked upon, he would prove a massive player alongside Kohli and Pujara.

Axe the TTF Rohit and nurture Rahane.


He would succeed if the Indian selectors are as patient with him as they are with Rohit.
 
If I were the head of the BCCI selection committee I'd bar both Rahane and Rohit from LoIs, their FC statistics (as opposed to the List A stuff) indicate that they're longer form players.
 
Shahzad is younger and has 2 international centuries to his name. All this despite not playing one single game in Pakistan. Rahane on the other hand :)
 
Shahzad is younger and has 2 international centuries to his name. All this despite not playing one single game in Pakistan. Rahane on the other hand :)

Yeah Shehzad has had a peak or two, but the numbers for both parties have ended up the same.
 
Rahane looks class. Yes he has similar stats to Shehzad but I will agree with Mamoon on this matter. I've rated Rahane always. I thought he can be as good as Kohli.
 
I don't understand why Rahane is dropped ..I love watching him bat ..his cover drives lovely to watch
 
But I'm sure if worked upon, he would prove a massive player alongside Kohli and Pujara.

Axe the TTF Rohit and nurture Rahane.


He would succeed if the Indian selectors are as patient with him as they are with Rohit.

what else Rohit has to do? Are you watching his game for the past 10 games or so? I dont understand. you are losing your credibility by makign this stupid comments.
 
what else Rohit has to do? Are you watching his game for the past 10 games or so? I dont understand. you are losing your credibility by makign this stupid comments.

10 games out of 98 is a small sample set. Hope he keeps it up though, opener or not.
 
10 games out of 98 is a small sample set. Hope he keeps it up though, opener or not.

then wait at least till he fails next time. he has been playing well for the past 6 months or so. leading run scorer in the recent tri series. give some credit for the way he batted in difficult batting condition.
 
Rahane has class ayt, but he does not know how to build an inning. Righjt version of Parthiv Patel and a poor man's Rohit Sharma.
 
Rahane is more talented than Shezhad. He is a class player. If India did not have too many good batsmen int he side, he would have been a permanent name of Indian batting.
 
But I'm sure if worked upon, he would prove a massive player alongside Kohli and Pujara.

Axe the TTF Rohit and nurture Rahane.


He would succeed if the Indian selectors are as patient with him as they are with Rohit.
These west indian pitches where the tri-series was played and on which this bilateral series between west indies and pakistan are taking place is really tough to bat on.give credit to rohit for the way he fighted it out.He made sure most times his side had a decent start and it helped a long way in making India champions in the tournament.Look how champion batsman like Jayawardene and good one like jamshed faring against Roach and company.For once i am feeling Rohit played his part after being inducted as an opener.
 
Here's hoping Rahane gets picked for the South African tests. Don't think we need Jadeja for those wickets and that opens up one slot in the line-up. Ashwin is the sole guy who'll spin it along and he can hold a bat as well.
 
Rahane has 0 intl hundrerds. Dreadful record despite playing most of games at home.
 
Re: Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

Not surprising to see Ghaffar in a thread having a go at Pakistani players in favour of any other player mentioned.

Hell you pit Ahmed Shehzad against a Canadian opener and Ghaffar will argue the case for the Canadian.
 
Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

Not surprising to see Ghaffar in a thread having a go at Pakistani players in favour of any other player mentioned.

Hell you pit Ahmed Shehzad against a Canadian opener and Ghaffar will argue the case for the Canadian.

I don't judge players based on nationality. Rahane is clearly a player with a lot more upside.
 
Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

Rohit Sharma is a tried and test failure. A garbage player. A champions trophy and a tri series after so many years won't change my mind. Sorry.
 
I don't judge players based on nationality. Rahane is clearly a player with a lot more upside.
Rahane is a classy player but always looks really scared when he bats and has the knack of giving it away after getting himself in :khawaja. Shehzad is the more confident player of the two but tends to go overboard and throw his wicket away playing rash shots which aren't on. Both talented but I'd give the edge to Shehzad for now because of his two centuries but I wouldn't be surprised to see Rahane overtake Shehzad once he becomes established in the Indian team.
 
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Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

And speaking of Canada, there's little to separate between Hiral Patel and Shehzad. The former actually made a statement on the biggest stage - the World Cup where Shehzad was an embarrassing failure.
 
Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane is a classy player but always looks really scared when he bats and has the knack of giving it away after getting himself in :khawaja. Shehzad is the more confident player of the two but tends to go overboard and throw his wicket away playing rash shots which aren't on. Both talented but I'd give the edge to Shehzad for now because of his two centuries but I wouldn't be surprised to see Rahane overtake Shehzad once he becomes established in the Indian team.

Shehzad is a Farhat level player.

Babar Azam is already twice the player.
 
Shehzad is a Farhat level player.

Babar Azam is already twice the player.
Neither has done much at the international level. Shehzad has two centuries that puts him ahead in my books. Whats your problem with Shehzad any way? You're clearly not being objective here.. :hafeez

Sorry I misread the title... Ah I see.. It's Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane v Barbar Azam... my bad
 
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Neither has done much at the international level. Shehzad has two centuries that puts him ahead in my books. Whats your problem with Shehzad any way? You're clearly not being objective here.. :hafeez

Sorry I misread the title... Ah I see.. It's Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane v Barbar Azam... my bad

Shehzad is a very mediocre player and his average and strike reflects that. He is the next generation Farhat/Hafeez.

Babar Azam will show his class like Umar once he gets to play for Pakistan. Shehzad is a level below.
 
Shehzad is a very mediocre player and his average and strike reflects that. He is the next generation Farhat/Hafeez.

Babar Azam will show his class like Umar once he gets to play for Pakistan. Shehzad is a level below.
Once again... read the title of the thread...
 
Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

Once again... read the title of the thread...

What is your problem? I'm just zooming on Shehzad the player having already compared him to Rahane.
 
What is your problem? I'm just zooming on Shehzad the player having already compared him to Rahane.
The comparison is between Shehzad and Rahane both of which have done very little in their careers so far but you seem hell bent on bringing in players who aren't even relevant to the discussion.
 
Shehzad is a very mediocre player and his average and strike reflects that. He is the next generation Farhat/Hafeez.

Babar Azam will show his class like Umar once he gets to play for Pakistan. Shehzad is a level below.

Agree on Babar Azam.

From last year u19 w'cup, I am looking forward to seeing about 4-5 players in the international arena, and Babar Azam is one of them.
THe others are Unmukt Chand, Harmeet Singh, The aussie captain in that world cup (he is got to be better than the hacks playing ashes), That huge scoring bangladeshi batsman, and that WI bowler hitting 90miles already.
 
Struck me how similar their stats are thus far. I suppose Shehzad shades it in T20is though.

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With all due honesty, neother has achieved anything significant in internationals. But, I would rate Rahane as having more potential due to his First Class record.
 
Kohli is better than these hacks, 14 hundreds and well on the way to 50 :kohli
 
These guys aren't even worthy enough to carry Gillys box let alone a bat...
 
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But I'm sure if worked upon, he would prove a massive player alongside Kohli and Pujara.

Axe the TTF Rohit and nurture Rahane.


He would succeed if the Indian selectors are as patient with him as they are with Rohit.
Rohit's a much better bat than Rahane... I think most Indians would agree with me here.
 
Rohit Sharma is a tried and test failure. A garbage player. A champions trophy and a tri series after so many years won't change my mind. Sorry.

No logic. What if he continous his form for another few years.He has not even played test yet. He has great domestic record. Funny thing is you are someone who says umar akmal has potential but rohit is ttf. You should stop commenting like smartas. You are not smart.
 
No logic. What if he continous his form for another few years.He has not even played test yet. He has great domestic record. Funny thing is you are someone who says umar akmal has potential but rohit is ttf. You should stop commenting like smartas. You are not smart.
Rohit is another guy that is really talented, he just isn't performing :69:
 
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Talunted Rohit's crowning glory was the Lanka series where each game with amazing consistency, he scored less runs than the wides. But he seems to have found a niche as an opener.
 
Rahane is pretty much like Rohit. Has all the shots, a very good hooker :))))) and plays the 'V' quite well as well.

I think the previous selection panel showed no faith in him, after 1 poor series vs England he got dropped, he's low on confidence. Doesn't play naturally. Once that fear sheds off, I think he has a good chance to be a regular in Indian test/ODI team.
 
Shehzad looks more aggressive TBH. Rahane has all the class and style but his strike rate is a big problem in ODI cricket.
 
Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

Based on what little I have seen of Shehzad, Rahane appears better technically. Otherwise, too early to make any comparison. International cricket has seen several players with limited technique do very well on the back of sheer willpower and bloody mindedness. Lets see how things pan out over the next few years. Rahane has to first figure out a way to get into the Indian first XI. I suspect Rohit would be keen to open in tests as well if Vijay drops the ball ...so, not very clear when that will happen.
 
^Yeah. But Rahane has played most of the matches in India. He should have done better than dat. He kept getting bowled to tall bowlers like Finn and it was disappointing see such a talented player getting out bowled who scored a lot in domestic matches compared to Shehzad.
 
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Ajinkya Rahane is your old school first class batsman, while the Pakistani counterpart is more aggressive T20 style batsman with flair. The problem is that Rahane will find it difficult even to enter the Indian line up while Shehzad will have a good run as there are no other quality batsmen in Pakistan setup, as I see it. Lets hope both of them have good careers.
 
Ajinkya Rahane is your old school first class batsman, while the Pakistani counterpart is more aggressive T20 style batsman with flair. The problem is that Rahane will find it difficult even to enter the Indian line up while Shehzad will have a good run as there are no other quality batsmen in Pakistan setup, as I see it. Lets hope both of them have good careers.
:umarakmal isn't quality?
 
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^Yeah. But Rahane has played most of the matches in India. He should have done better than dat. He kept getting bowled to tall bowlers like Finn and it was disappointing see such a talented player getting out bowled who scored a lot in domestic matches compared to Shehzad.

Yes. And that is the reason he missed out after that. However, we have seen players come back after the odd failure. Rahane has done enough in domestic cricket and A tours etc to stay in the reckoning. Plus at this stage in a player's career, you often have to go beyond stats and take a call based on how you see him bat or bowl. Rahane ticks most boxes on that count.
 
Rahane has been a massive underachiever in his international career. I think shehzad has more potential, but hey, rahane has FC average which is 20 more than that of shehzad....Lets see what the future has for him
 
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I have huge expectations from Rahane.He is very highly rated by former players.He is the typical Indian batsman.Good technique fluent stroke play and he has couple of 300s in domestic.He needs a constant run in the side.Thats all..
 
One is slogger/blocker and is among the best in the country and hence has a place in the team.

Another is technically ok, nothing great, but not among the best so can't find a place in the team.

Both need more chances to prove themselves........
 
Re: Ahmed Shehzad vs Ajinkya Rahane

I don't judge players based on nationality. Rahane is clearly a player with a lot more upside.

Seems to me you are always over compensating for something else.
 
One is slogger/blocker and is among the best in the country and hence has a place in the team.

Another is technically ok, nothing great, but not among the best so can't find a place in the team.

Both need more chances to prove themselves........

+1. Sums it up!
 
Shehzad clearly in the lead now. It's hard to see when Rahane will get another game!
 
I rate Rahane very highly but Shehzad has 3 tons away from home at 22. Never played a single game at home too. Also bats with rubbish.
 
Shehzad clearly in the lead now. It's hard to see when Rahane will get another game!

One thing for sure is that Rahane will not be getting a game in the foreseeable future. Rohit and Dhawan have emerged and made the spots of the openers their own.
Rohit has been a revelation and I dare to say-let Umar Akmal open as well. :najam

Shahzad has been very decent of late and superb according to our standards. :farhat :malik

And anyone noticed the difference between Shahzad average now and the average in the OP?
Difference in averages- 4.62
Difference in strike rates- 0.19
 
Finally, a batting comparison thread in which Pakistan has come out on top. Maybe time for a Jamshed, Rahane comparison thread?
 
Finally, a batting comparison thread in which Pakistan has come out on top.

Well it helps that Rahane hasn't played a game. Shehzad is sort of like a winner by default.

Still, credit where credit is due.
 
Rahane will probably not get a game in South Africa unfortunately!
 
Rahane averages over 60 in FC . Shehzad is a good prospect too .
 
at the moment it's shehzad but when has any indian batsman been worse than ours
 
Is he? Dhoni loves Jadeja so I don't see it happening.

He's in the squad, if that's what you're saying.
Jadeja really ? can't see India going with 4 bowlers and 1 all rounder. I think it will be 7 batsmen, 3 pacers and Ashwin.
 
:)) Does Shehzad only average 25?
 
Varun how good is Rayudu?I am a fan..

Did okay in Zimbabwe I think.

It's hard for newbies to break into the Indian batting line-up though. Manoj Tiwary is another one who is still out in the wilderness somewhere.

Still, I suppose they earn hundreds of thousands via the IPL so that should keep them happy.
 
I rate Rahane very highly but Shehzad has 3 tons away from home at 22. Never played a single game at home too. Also bats with rubbish.

he bats with Jamshed, Maqsoon and Akaml 3 players in your sig so where is the rubbish that is holding him back isn't 3 batsman enough to lend you support?
 
ha to all those people who say Shezaad edges it. Only reason is cause Rahane is not playing international cricket due to the strength of the Indian line up!
 
Yes Mamoon… We know Rahane is indian!

If you take off your green Pakistani goggles off, its not so hard to understand that Rahane is a far superior batsman than Shehzad who can't get into the best batting lineup in the world.

Rahane has better footwork and is technically superior.

He is not the type of batsman who will average around 30 at a strike rate of 70 after 40 odd ODIs.

Has a FC average of 60 to boot.

I personally don't rate Shehzad at all, very mediocre batsman.

Can't wait for the U19 crop to come up, the likes of Sami Aslam and Babar Azam. I've pinned ny hopes to these guys.

This current generation is bust and one of the must untalented batch we have ever produced.

There is hope with Maqsood and Haris Sohail only.
 
If you take off your green Pakistani goggles off, its not so hard to understand that Rahane is a far superior batsman than Shehzad who can't get into the best batting lineup in the world.

Rahane has better footwork and is technically superior.

He is not the type of batsman who will average around 30 at a strike rate of 70 after 40 odd ODIs.

Has a FC average of 60 to boot.

I personally don't rate Shehzad at all, very mediocre batsman.

Can't wait for the U19 crop to come up, the likes of Sami Aslam and Babar Azam. I've pinned ny hopes to these guys.

This current generation is bust and one of the must untalented batch we have ever produced.

There is hope with Maqsood and Haris Sohail only.

Witch format are you talking about when you say best batting line up in the world?

Ho now batting average in Indian first class does matter? Lol the likes of Jadeja, Nayar, Bhatia average more than 50… You really can say anything to defend your point of view.
 
Witch format are you talking about when you say best batting line up in the world?

Ho now batting average in Indian first class does matter? Lol the likes of Jadeja, Nayar, Bhatia average more than 50… You really can say anything to defend your point of view.

FC averages play a part in LA selection as well.

Rahane and de Kock are two players that forced their way into the ODI teams on the force of an average of 60 at FC.

India have the best batting lineup in ODIs and our upcoming batsmen won't even make the bench. If Rahane was a Pakistani, he'd have been a mainstay in the team by now.

Secondly, I have watched both Rahane and Shehzad enough times.

Merely looking at stats is not enough for me to judge player. If that was the case, I would have been high on the likes of Fawad Alam and Sarfraz.

Rahane is a quality batsman with good footwork, Shehzad on the other hand is mediocre with poor footwork.

India is far ahead of us in the batting department therefore its no shame in the fact that some of their bench batsmen are better than our first choice guys.
 
Shehzad has finally established himself as an opener while Rahane is still waiting.

Shehzad winning the battle comfortably for now.
 
Rahane look awful technique wise, still surprised how he scored runs in SAF. Probably he quite gutsy and good hand-eye coordination is his strength.

Shehzad and Rahane both need to work of their techniques. They are far from good players at this level right now.
 
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