Originally Posted by Prince EWS
There's no way Pollock was a greater player than Kallis. Even on batting alone it's somewhat debatable, but Kallis as an overall cricketer leaves him for dead. Not sold on Hobbs either.
1. WG Grace (England)
2. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
3. Don Bradman (Australia)
4. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
5. Garry Sobers (West Indies)
6. Andy Flower (Zimbabwe)
7. Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh)
8. Imran Khan (Pakistan)
9. Richard Hadlee (New Zealand)
10. Bart King (non Test playing nations)
11. Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)
I think Kallis would have to open if you did it like that.
Are we after 'great' or 'best'?
Kallis might be the greater cricketer, but Pollock is the better batsman of the two South Africans IMO.
Same goes for Grace and Hobbs. Grace is probably the greater cricketer, but Hobbs would have to be the better English batsman IMO.
1945-1977 ATG Draft: Desmond Haynes - Roy Fredericks - Rohan Kanhai - Neil Harvey - Clive Lloyd - Asif Iqbal - John Waite - Ray Lindwall - Garth McKenzie - John Snow - Derek Underwood
ATG XI: Jack Hobbs - Len Hutton - Don Bradman - Brian Lara - Graham Pollock - Gary Sobers - Alan Knott - Malcolm Marshall - Shane Warne - Dennis Lillee- Sydney Barnes
Last edited by watson; 25-09-2012 at 08:24 PM.