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  • Shane Warne

    6 10.71%
  • Jack Hobbs

    0 0%
  • Vivian Richards

    5 8.93%
  • Garfield Sobers

    14 25.00%
  • Donald Bradman

    31 55.36%
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Thread: Vote for the greatest of Wisden's five cricketers of the century

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    Saying that Bradman is the greatest cricketer, since he is the greatest batsman, is like saying Ivanisevic is the greatest tennis player, since he is probably the greatest server tennis has ever seen.
    But Bradman was so much better in his one trade than anyone else in world cricket ever has been, he can easily be on a par to sobers as a cricketer.. Sobers was neither the best batsman or bowler of all time.. Even though I'd rate him as the second best cricketer to have lived, Warnie third..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    But Bradman was so much better in his one trade than anyone else in world cricket ever has been, he can easily be on a par to sobers as a cricketer.. Sobers was neither the best batsman or bowler of all time.. Even though I'd rate him as the second best cricketer to have lived, Warnie third..
    Like i said, cricket encompasses a lot of skills, not just batting.
    The greatest cricketer is one who has the best overall mastery of cricket and Bradman certainly was not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    Like i said, cricket encompasses a lot of skills, not just batting.
    The greatest cricketer is one who has the best overall mastery of cricket and Bradman certainly was not one of them.
    Who gets to define the term "greatest cricketer" in this situation, though? You? I'd say for the purposes of this poll, Wisden do, and that's why they've included three batsmen, a bowler and an allrounder in their top five.

    Clearly their criteria is influence, excellence, and overall value, whether they are great bats, bowlers, allrounders, whatever - not "who out of these guys has the three major skills of cricket most adequately covered?".

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    I think the ALFTA draft says a lot.

    Almost every manager selected Bradman ahead of Sobers in the first round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I think the ALFTA draft says a lot.

    Almost every manager selected Bradman ahead of Sobers in the first round.
    Well, except me

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