Originally Posted by Matt79
Surprised Ponting is so high - I rate him very highly, but would not have had him above anyone else in the top 10. I do tend to hold back on granting people their dues until their retired however - I felt I couldn't fit Lara or McGrath, for instance, into my alltime Windies or Australian XIs until they retired.
Other than for sentimental/stylistic reasons, what in Ponting's record makes him inferior to Lara and Tendulkar?
Statistics, which is all this study takes into account, have accorded him his due place, although in all honesty I'd have him in my team over both Sachin and Lara purely because he's more likely to score me runs than the two of them.