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    Quote Originally Posted by rivera213 View Post
    I'm sure Ross Taylor would rather be touted as the next Martin Crowe than Bradman.
    Sacrilege.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Haha, can see that being a common post the way this thread is going.
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oitoitoi View Post
    Sacrilege.
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    They have an awesome top 4/5...
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    In the end, I think it's so utterly, incomprehensibly boring. There is so much context behind each innings of cricket that dissecting statistics into these small samples is just worthless. No-one has ever been faced with the same situation in which they come out to bat as someone else. Ever.
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    Ok, SP here is a challenge for you: Name me two NZ cricketer's you rate, hell even one.
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    Bradman never had to face quicks like Sharma and Irfan Pathan. He wouldn't of lasted a ball against those 2, not to mention a spinner like Sehwag.

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    Hadlee to be his answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Hadlee to be his answer.
    Over-rated. Didn't have another strike bowler at his end like Lillee had or any othe the West Indian 'big four'.

    (I'm being sarcastic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Over-rated. Didn't have another strike bowler at his end like Lillee had or any othe the West Indian 'big four'.

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    Bond, the only NZ cricketer in the last few years who is genuinely world class. Vettori only squeaks in if you restrict it to limited overs.
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    Haven't lost to the Netherlands though

    So basically, for an NZer to be rated by you they have to be world class? coz buddy, Collingwood, Harmison and Onions ain't world class, yet you're in love with them.

    Not that I really care what you think, I just like venting at you. Its healthy for me.

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    New Zealand are the third favourites behind South Africa and India.

    I see the list as below -

    South Africa
    India
    New Zealand
    Australia
    West Indies
    Sri Lanka
    Pakistan
    England
    Bangladesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Bond, the only NZ cricketer in the last few years who is genuinely world class. Vettori only squeaks in if you restrict it to limited overs.
    Probably a fair call that, although both Ryder & Taylor have the potential to be world-class IMHO.

    Incidentally Scaly, question for you - How many English-born players have been genuinely world class in the last few years? Flintoff and ???

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    Probably a fair call that, although both Ryder & Taylor have the potential to be world-class IMHO.

    Incidentally Scaly, question for you - How many English-born players have been genuinely world class in the last few years? Flintoff and ???
    KP. A few others could potentially get there. In 5 years one or two probably will have.

    Taylor doesn't have the potential to be world class yet. He's a guy who has to take big risks to score, just a random player who NZ fans will blame everything under the sun when he fails and proclaim him as god when he comes off (largely against mediocre bowling on a road). Haven't seen much of Ryder yet but he's a lot of things to do to make it. The fact that he's in that condition and has the problems that he has and still looks a class above the rest of the NZ side tells you that he has talent and that NZ as a whole don't. That again brings me back to why NZ are very unlikely to win anything, they can't raise their game to the levels that most other teams can.

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    Taylor almost always fails when the bowlings easy its one of his worst faults. He just loses concentration and does something stupid.

    In fact I don't think he played better than when he was in Australia in hard conditions with the team falling to pieces around him. He really had to stick his head down, though often got after breaks in play due to his aforementioned problems with concentration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    KP. A few others could potentially get there. In 5 years one or two probably will have.

    Taylor doesn't have the potential to be world class yet. He's a guy who has to take big risks to score, just a random player who NZ fans will blame everything under the sun when he fails and proclaim him as god when he comes off (largely against mediocre bowling on a road). Haven't seen much of Ryder yet but he's a lot of things to do to make it. The fact that he's in that condition and has the problems that he has and still looks a class above the rest of the NZ side tells you that he has talent and that NZ as a whole don't. That again brings me back to why NZ are very unlikely to win anything, they can't raise their game to the levels that most other teams can.
    So zero English born players then. "proclaim him as god when he comes off (largely against mediocre bowling on a road).", haha he has scored most of his test runs vs England and averages 50 vs that mob of mediocre bowlers, 64 v India, 40 v AUS but only 13 against the power house bowling attack of bangladesh .

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