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    Off the top of my head, and reserving the right to change my mind dramatically if answering the question on a different day...

    Batsmen

    1. Bradman
    2. Grace
    3. (intentionally blank)
    4. Richards
    5. Hobbs
    6. Tendulkar
    7. Hammond
    8. Lara
    9. Ponting
    10. Hutton


    Bowlers

    1. Marshall
    2. Barnes
    3. McGrath
    4. Warne
    5. Murali
    6. Hadlee
    7. Lillee
    8. Ambrose
    9. Spofforth
    10. Imran

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    I can give it a shot, I guess.


    1. Don Bradman
    2. Garry Sobers
    3. Wally Hammond
    4. Viv Richards
    5. Greg Chappell
    6. Brian Lara
    7. Sachin Tendulkar
    8. Javed Miandad
    9. Graeme Pollock
    10. Sunil Gavaskar


    Of course, a lot of the rating of the players are based on the stuff that is written as I have not seen many of these guys in action live during my time of watching cricket.
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    bowlers

    1. murali
    2. warne
    3. ambrose
    4. mcgrath
    5. akram
    6. donald
    7. waqar
    8. pollock
    9. steyn
    10. kumble

    batsmen

    1. lara
    2. tendulkar
    3. dravid
    4. kallis
    5. ponting
    6. inzamam
    7. sanga
    8. hayden
    9. flower
    10. richardson

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post

    Batsmen

    3. (intentionally blank)
    A cruel name for his parents to give him.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.


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    Had a cracking cover drive though.

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    Anyway I never bother with this sort of thing so working on the basis this is all cricket and not just test, and almost entirely based on what I've read:

    Batsmen

    Bradman
    Grace
    Hobbs
    Tendulkar
    Sobers
    Richards
    Hammond
    Ranji
    Lara
    Headley

    It is obviously pointless to attempt to say who is better (well after Bradman) so tried to take wider impact and influence into account.


    Bowlers

    Barnes
    Marshall
    Warne
    Murali
    Ambrose
    McGrath
    O'Reilly
    Trueman
    Hadlee
    Imran

    Not sure how I left Lillee out, him Waqar, Steyn and Larwood come next. This one a little more based on what I've actually seen, lucky enough to see some of these at their best live.

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    bradman
    sobers
    hammond
    richards
    chappell
    lara
    tendulkar
    hutton
    hobbs
    pollock

    barnes
    murali
    marshall
    hadlee
    lillee
    imran
    mcgrath
    ambrose
    lindwall
    akram

    healy
    tallon
    oldfield
    ames
    marsh
    knott
    bari
    russell
    grout
    evans

    sobers
    botham
    imran
    dev
    miller
    rhodes
    procter
    rice
    kallis
    davidson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg View Post
    bowlers

    1. murali
    2. warne
    3. ambrose
    4. mcgrath
    5. akram
    6. donald
    7. waqar
    8. pollock
    9. steyn
    10. kumble

    batsmen

    1. lara
    2. tendulkar
    3. dravid
    4. kallis
    5. ponting
    6. inzamam
    7. sanga
    8. hayden
    9. flower
    10. richardson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg View Post
    TOP TEN ODI Bowlers:

    1. Wasim Akram
    2. Joel Garner
    3. Allan Donald
    4. Saqlain Mushtaq
    5. Murali
    6. Warne
    7. McGrath
    8. Waqar
    9. Shoaib
    10. Bishop/Bond
    While I strongly agree with this list, Hadlee's ODI economy rate of 3.3 and his average in the low 20's ough to find him a spot.

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    Impossible for me to rate cricketers i didnt watch, so ill just restrict it to those cricketers whom ive watched playing or atleast seen plenty of footage of to make a decent judgement

    Batsmen:
    1. Sachin
    2. Lara
    3. Viv ... unfortunate that ive seen very little of his batting apart from robelinda's videos.
    4. Steve Waugh
    5. Dravid
    6. Ponting
    7. Kallis
    8. Martin Crowe
    9. Gavaskar
    10. G. Chappell

    Bowlers:
    1. McG
    2. Murali
    3. Ambrose
    4. Steyn
    5. Imran
    6. Warne
    7. Hadlee... need to see a bit more of him tbh
    8. Wasim
    9. Waqar
    10. Donald

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    you rate Steyn pretty highly...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    you rate Steyn pretty highly...........
    Did you do your top tens? Would be very interested to see your selections.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    you rate Steyn pretty highly...........
    Well why not? He's been the world;s number 1 bowler by far for a good 4 years now, with only Anderson in the last year or so coming anywhere close to his class. Great record in a batting friendly era. His 7-51 at Nagpur was the turning point for me... before that i considered him a good bowler but thought his record was so good mainly due to his pace-friendly home pitches.

    I dont necessarily mean to say Steyn is a better bowler than Imran or Hadlee by ranking him higher in my post, but i saw very little of their careers to really grasp their complete awesomeness... shame really

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Did you do your top tens? Would be very interested to see your selections.
    tbh Mine change from day to day ....the rankings might change from day to day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satguru View Post
    Impossible for me to rate cricketers i didnt watch, so ill just restrict it to those cricketers whom ive watched playing or atleast seen plenty of footage of to make a decent judgement

    Batsmen:
    1. Sachin
    2. Lara
    3. Viv ... unfortunate that ive seen very little of his batting apart from robelinda's videos.
    4. Steve Waugh
    5. Dravid
    6. Ponting
    7. Kallis
    8. Martin Crowe
    9. Gavaskar
    10. G. Chappell

    Bowlers:
    1. McG
    2. Murali
    3. Ambrose
    4. Steyn
    5. Imran
    6. Warne
    7. Hadlee... need to see a bit more of him tbh
    8. Wasim
    9. Waqar
    10. Donald
    No Marshall? if you've seen Gavaskar, Imran and Chappell you must have seen Malcolm.

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