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Jun 28, 2019, 20:45

After another Quintie hand/eye coordination malfunction, there was a moment of doubt. But Amla majestically soared to fifty with shots to please a cricket connoisseur. Then he saw off Malinga at his best and handed over the reigns to Faf, who looked at his best today.

Crow is served.....the two of you know who you are, silence is no defence! Amla was rounding into form in the warm up games, but the heavy head blow in the Pom game affected him. That led to lurid claims about his hand/eye being if you can field in the slips if that's the case.

Amla and Van der Dussen should have opened with deKock at 6.

Jun 28, 2019, 22:51

In all fairness, the bowlers were the ones who actually nailed Sri Lanka. Faf and Hash were just the cherry on top.

Jun 28, 2019, 23:24

True they were pretty bad.....but still good enough to dispose of Quintie without much difficulty.

Jun 29, 2019, 02:19

Why does everybody on this site where blinkers?

Moz I don't know if you are egging Mike on a bit about QdK... But he has been out best batsman at the world cup. His average is about 45 and he has been in Very good nick this year.

That being said... Amla looked like his old self today. And reading fafs post match comments ... Hash wants to continue after the world cup.

I'm pretty happy about that as a mass Exodus would kill the protea fire for a long time.

Jun 29, 2019, 05:20

Actually Chip Amla's average is 40.6 and Quintie's average is 36.14......Faf trumps them with an average of 57.4. .....van der Dussen averaged 54.

Quintie has been okay, without quite living up to the pre WC hype. I still believe he would be more effective at 6,

Jun 29, 2019, 06:19

An d the best bowler was Pretorius on the day,  Amla an Du Plessis was under no pressure,   

So useless brainless and stupid reckons that Amla - who made 203 runs in 7 games played than De Kock - who scored 293 runs in 8 games.  Just the way the idiotic mind works.    

Jun 29, 2019, 10:08

Hahaha. Ou Maaikie trying to duck out of the De Kock argument by only quoting the total runs of Amla and QDK, completely ignoring Moz’ reference to their averages. Or maybe he was hoping that no one would spot what he did there. 

The bigger picture tells a different story though. Amla has a higher series average than QDK. In addition he also has one more “not out” than QDK. And, bear in mind, he played in one less game than QDK. Amla has a series HS of 80, QDK’s HS is 68. Oh, and BTW, QDK got a total of  253 in eight games, and not 293 like brother Mike would have us believe. In one more game than Amla as well.

Now, I’m not at all trying to suggest that QDK was useless and Amla brilliant in this series so far. I’m just saying that QDK was not brilliant and Amla useless like Ou Tokkie would like us to believe. They were pretty much the same with Amla our third best batsman, on average, and QDK fourth. Faf and Van Der Dussen are first and second so far. 

SA batsmen in CWC so far.

Jun 29, 2019, 12:50

Amla was not out twice in games that require smallish total runs.  That makes his average looks better - but per game he ws crfap in 5 games played of the 7 played,  

Jun 29, 2019, 15:44

But de Kock batted in both games 'that require (sic) smallish run totals'. LMAOFY&Y!

Jun 29, 2019, 16:39

“Posted by: clevermike (36077 posts) Jun 29, 2019, 12:50

Amla was not out twice in games that require smallish total runs. That makes his average looks better - but per game he ws crfap in 5 games played of the 7 played, ” 

Jun 30, 2019, 10:54


Get this straight - what was Amla's batting strike rate?  Was it in ODI's played or in test cricket? Hell a low scoring rate is as bad as a low score made by a batsman.   Your deficient knowledge of rugby and cricket should not be shown on this site - dofdoos.,    

Jun 30, 2019, 12:03

Get the stats yourself and then argue your points, poepol.

Jul 01, 2019, 12:42

I gave the stats on site before the last game his strike rate was  59.   In the game Mozart went  gaga it was 76 so we van work it out pm average as  follows: -

59x7+80  =    493  divided by 8  = 62.   So argue on stupid.  Mozart really foumd he could not get away with it - but you carried on with it. 

Jul 02, 2019, 02:35

Stop talking nonsense Tokkie, Amla's strike rate is 64.5. Absent Afghanistan where he sensibly played for the win without any heroics....his strike rate is 70. The massively admired Kane Williamson has a strike rate of 77. Markram's strike rate is 71 and his average at 21 is 20 runs less than Amla.

Here's a thought Tokkie moan about the future Springbok captain....Markram.

Jul 02, 2019, 15:48


Take the number of runs scored at the rate he scored them in all games played - before the last game it was 59,    The last game took it up to 62,5.

It is very easy to do - add up the total number of runs Amla was credited with an multiply by 100 and divide same by the number of balls faced.         

Jul 03, 2019, 04:11

Do that Tokkie and you get 64.85....look it up. Or let me do it for you:


Jul 03, 2019, 12:29

A strike rate of 64,85 is BAD and USELESS  in ODI's.   That is why when Amla played and did make some runs is bad and normally lose matches.  But in only 2 matches did Amla scored some runs and in the other 6 he flopped badly.

All out strike rate is meaningless by 2019 - when he should never have been in the WC squad.    

No I do not have Markram as future captain - it is likely to be De Kock.


Jul 03, 2019, 15:09

Hahaha....sadly you are probably right. Quintie has even less leadership propensity than Faf. But he is popular and South Africa popularity trumps competence.

Amla's scoring rate is fine....his one slow innings against Aghanistan was under no time pressure.....look beyond the obvious.

Jul 03, 2019, 16:06

If he tried o bat faster he was out soon.   He was never fine this WC series - he was totally unacceptable.   Do you understand the difference between tests and ODI c4ricket - your comments indicates you do not?

By the way this was the third World Cup Amla played in and he failed in all three,

Jul 03, 2019, 22:54

'Failed in all three'. Which of course is why Amla has a strike rate of 83 at an average of 42 for his 16 World Cup games. Whereas de Ock has an average of 28 at a strike rate of 83 for his 16 WC games.

Let's just be clear so you can get it Tokkie...Amla 42 vs Quintie 28 the same strike rate for the same number of WC games.

And of course according to you Amla was way past his sell by date at the last WC. So, now doubt if he was in prime like de Ock he would average 5 to 10 more. Putting him as much as 22 runs above Quintie....schplottttt!


Jul 04, 2019, 08:05

Not in WC series BSitter

You are the biggest fool I ever came across in WC team selection and you never ever learn from your own mistakes - be it rugby or cricket, 

Jul 05, 2019, 01:44

Yes in the CWC ......and watch the insults, we all know how vulnerable you are Oompie.

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