Misbah-ul-Haq vs Ross Taylor (ODI Batting)

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A comparison of two skippers now, who often fight a lone hand for their sides across all formats, but this is ODI we're talking about.

(As of 31st August, 2012)

Average & Strike Rate
Misbah: Averages 41.92, Strikes at 74.00
Taylor: Averages 38.19, Strikes at 82.08

Performances in Australia (Location of CWC 2015)
Misbah: Has not featured in an ODI in Australia yet.
Taylor: Averages 36.33 from 16 games with five half-centuries, the top score being a stroke filled 84. Has clobbered as many as 10 sixes in the country in these games.

Performances in New Zealand (Location of CWC 2015)
Misbah: Averages 67.66 from 5 games with a top score of 93*, in addition to another fifty.
Taylor: Averages 45.26 from 41 home games, two tons and seven half-a-tons.

Performances whilst Batting First
Misbah: Averages 36.02 and strikes at 77.02.
Taylor: Averages 41.62 and strikes at 81.29.

Performances whilst Chasing
Misbah: Averages 51.33 and strikes at 70.89.
Taylor: Averages 34.52 and strikes at 83.14.

Top Scores
Misbah: 93* vs New Zealand at Napier, 2011.
Taylor: 131* vs Pakistan at Pallekele, 2011.

Significant Performances
Misbah: 83* vs Sri Lanka at Colombo to set-up a good first innings score in a group game.
Taylor: 131* vs Pakistan at Pallekele in the same World Cup to accelerate the first innings total to an impressive 300+ score, which looked unlikely for most of the innings.
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This makes for a very queer comparison - by virtue of the fact that Misbah may not even be around for CWC 2015. With that said though, he is easily Pakistan's best batsman of the hour. Which is also a title you could apply to Rosco in the Blackcaps team, both of whom are not helped by under-performing teammates. However, Taylor has a superior boundary clearing ability and can accelerate at will (hence explaining the higher strike rates across the board), and can thus be a match-winner all by himself at times.

Tough pick, but I'll stick with Ross for this one.
 
Taylor is young and that's his advantage... But not much difference between these two!
 
In tests, Misbah would have the edge with his consistency, but since the comparison's based on limited overs, Taylor it is. The only scenario I'd rather have Misbah is with the team 3 down for 20 odd chasing a low score on a difficult pitch. Otherwise, Taylor is the better limited overs batsman on many days due to his brisk striking.
 
Taylor is young and that's his advantage... But not much difference between these two!

True that, but both have featured in a similar amount of ODIs, hence the comparison: 112 for Ross, and 104 for Misbah.
 
I would pick Misbah, but I am biased so yeah, keep that in mind. I am not sure about this, but how many times has Taylor had to face epic batting collapse moments (of Pakistani proportions) in his career...?

Misbah is a big hitter actually........................when he wants to be - that's the problem :misbah.
 
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I have seen quite a few of your posts and you love the stats man!!! Good thing that!!!! I love stats but I don't have the inclination to draw them up!!! Kudo's to you dude and keep up the good work!! It makes the life of a lazy, like myself, much easier! (your rugger side is quite good too!!!)
 
I would pick Misbah, but I am biased so yeah, keep that in mind. I am not sure about this, but how many times has Taylor had to face epic batting collapse moments (of Pakistani proportions) in his career...?

Every game. They just aren't epic when its the norm.
 
Taylor is a fine ODI batsmen and is better than Misbah and probaby the rest of our batting lineup with the exception of Akmal junior.
 
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In high scoring matches ill take taylor anyday but in pitches were slow batting is recommended I might turn to Misbah
 
No contest, Ross. Misbah may prove handy on a low scoring difficult pitch though but rarely wins matches by himself.
 
I think there was never a contest, Taylor was always a good ODI batsman.
 
Wow, was this thread actually a thing? Ross and it's not even close and never was from day 1.
 
Taylor to go down as a NZ great by the end of his career

If he has a good WC2019, he will be ranked among the best of his generation. I think he does well under pressure and has a good record in ICC tourneys too.

As for the thread, there is no comparison. Ross Taylor all the way.
 
Another embarrassing compairson thread on PP and I'm talking as a fan of Misbah. :facepalm:
 
Some 5 and half year old thread and at that time it might have been some comparison but now we can only laugh at this.
 
Wow, was this thread actually a thing? Ross and it's not even close and never was from day 1.

Well some Misbah fans think he is the best thing to happen to cricket since sliced bread.... at that time he was at the peak of his "popularity". His fans cried hoarse saying if Misbah was removed Pakistan cricket would plummet and our team wouldn't be able to cross 150.


As they say, good riddance
 
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Atleast Umar vs Kohli was relevant once upon a time, this thread should never have been created.
 
Taylor since he has the ability to go aggressive and he would give me more confidence with him being at the crease.
 
Top batting averages in 2010s:-

AB 64
VK 59
Sanga 53
Taylor 52
Dhoni 52
Root 50
Amla 50
Sharma 49
Williamson 47
 
Odi 2010s XI IMO:-

Amla
Rohit
Kohli
AB
Taylor
Dhoni(wk)
Mathews
Starc
Boult
Morkel
Tahir
 
Taylor all day everyday. Misbah's style of play was very irritating to see which created alot pressure for the other batsman and forthcoming batsman. Whereas Ross is a proper modern type player. Who showed his ability on chasing down a tough target despite easing himself in the game at first before destorying the opposition in the last 10 overs.
 
Fair enough this thread was created by a Kiwi 6 years ago but to compare a batsmen with 19 ODI centuries to one with ZERO is just :)) :))
 
Well some Misbah fans think he is the best thing to happen to cricket since sliced bread.... at that time he was at the peak of his "popularity". His fans cried hoarse saying if Misbah was removed Pakistan cricket would plummet and our team wouldn't be able to cross 150.


As they say, good riddance

To be fair with players like Shehzad, Jamshed, Younis, Maqsood, and Akmal at that time without Misbah Pakistan probably wouldn't have been able to cross 150. But now with players like Fakhar, Babar, Sarfraz, Shadab and even Malik 2.0, it's a whole different story. So you can't blame Misbah fans for making such statements.
 
This comparison was done long time ago and even then Taylor was one of the best ODI player. He surely has gone strength to strength and yesterday's innings was phenomenal.
 
This thread should now be closed. Misbah as a batsman could only dream of playing the knocks Ross Taylor now occasionally plays. The only knock that came close was the 2007...
 
I would replace Amla with Dhawan. Very clutch and performs well in tournaments. Also better strike rate.

I would go with Dilshan. Averages 47 since he became an opening batsman between 2009-2016. Also averages 52.95 in World Cups and a very handy semi part time bowler.
 
I would replace Amla with Dhawan. Very clutch and performs well in tournaments. Also better strike rate.

Dhawan avgs 45 while Amla averages 50. But yes, they are poles apart to each other in ICC tournaments.

Amla's SR I think is better although Dhawan has more gears obviously.
 
I would go with Dilshan. Averages 47 since he became an opening batsman between 2009-2016. Also averages 52.95 in World Cups and a very handy semi part time bowler.

It is for 2010s(2010-2019). Amla, Dhawan, Guptill and Warner are easily cut for that.
 
It is for 2010s(2010-2019). Amla, Dhawan, Guptill and Warner are easily cut for that.

Stats alone aren't everything. Amla is a mental midget in ODIs when it comes to crunch time. His 2 hundreds in ICC World Cups have been against associates. If you take those out then he averages 33.7 against test nations. I would take Dhawan or Dilshan over him anytime.

Anyway we have gone way off topic here.
 
Stats alone aren't everything. Amla is a mental midget in ODIs when it comes to crunch time. His 2 hundreds in ICC World Cups have been against associates. If you take those out then he averages 33.7 against test nations. I would take Dhawan or Dilshan over him anytime.

Anyway we have gone way off topic here.

Dhawan- yes

Dilshan , dont think he makes the cut for 2010s. Just played for 5 years of the decade that is the point
 
Yeah, I wouldn't be listing Amla in any all time great lists.

He lacks impact and scores a lot of soft runs.
 
Batting averages in last 5 years:-

Kohli 66
AB 60
Taylor 58
Rohit 56
Warner 51
 
Amla's peak in odis was between 2008-2013.

A batting average of 58 at a SR of 91.
 
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