Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson
When judging a cricketer the strength of the opposition should matter more than just blindly removing the stats of the weakest team of the era irrespective of how competitive they were. It's true it probably doesn't matter to people who reduce cricket to crude number crunching.
When people compare greats they rarely, if ever, care about how one great was 2-3 runs/wickets/balls better than another great against a minnow. So, that's why such a stat is of very little value. It shouldn't really matter if you are a stats man or not.