Originally Posted by rza
We know Samaraweera is not better than Ponting and stats confirm it. Samaraweera stats outside subcontinent are horrible, and only slightly improving after the SA series. So once again stats confirm that point.
If nature of pitches counts, then can we safely Kallis should be rated way higher than most batsmen since he played 50% of his matches in South Africa - statistically the best bowling conditions in the world?
Does anybody have a view on why Donald is rated higher than Steyn?
See but what you've done there is come to a conclusion based on what you see with your own eyes then
find stats to back it up. Which is fine, but that's my point - you're not relying on stats to come up with the conclusion, you're actually relying on people watching cricket.
Don't get me wrong, stats are amazingly useful and I'll happily pull up statsguru filters to make a specific point, but you have to be very aware of the limitations of what you're trying to say and more importantly what your stat doesn't