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  • Don Bradman

    23 57.50%
  • Steve Waugh

    11 27.50%
  • Alan Border

    5 12.50%
  • Ian Chappell

    0 0%
  • Geoff Marsh

    0 0%
  • Ricky Ponting

    1 2.50%
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Thread: Australian to bat for your life

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    Australian to bat for your life

    The pitch is a shocker, uneven bounce, and a fast bowlers dream, the batsman of choice has to bat the whole of the last day.

    The bowlers are Larwood, Croft, Lindwall, Trueman, Marshall, Tyson, Thomson, Younis and Andy Roberts.

    This is just for fun No reason
    You know it makes sense.

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    Specify which Croft... Colin or Robert?

    Current Aussie - Langer. All time? Steve Waugh, Border... my pre-1990s knowledge isn't really solid enough to comment more.
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    Don Bradman. I mean, 99.98 doesn't lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Specify which Croft... Colin or Robert?

    Current Aussie - Langer. All time? Steve Waugh, Border... my pre-1990s knowledge isn't really solid enough to comment more.
    Sorry about that, should be options up now

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    So hard to chose.

    Pre 90's....Border for sure. He was probably the only batsman that could bat well enough to get a ton on those kinds of pitches and Joel Garner has said he was the prized wicket of the Aussie lineup!

    During the 90's though...Steve Waugh, for sure. No other person could really be relied upon to do so much damage with the bat, with only 2 or 3 wickets left. Shepherded the tail more often than I can count....

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    yeah cant go past Bradman
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    Steve Waugh. The man has so much ticker, it's bloody unbelievable.

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    I never saw Bradman other than the highlight videos, and though he probably (hell most likely) is the best option, I'll go of fairly modern batsman.

    For me its Border, he just seemed so gritty. Waugh is obviously a fairly good option too, but so many times I remember Border just standing there at the other end whilst other batsman would fall. Border's wicket was very hard to get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    Don Bradman. I mean, 99.98 doesn't lie.
    Is that a joke?
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    It'd have to be Bradman...although of the rest, I'd probably choose Border.

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    Bradman. although modern area(ie players ive actually watched play.)
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    I am beginning to think that I should not have included Bradman. I thought his poor reputation on bad wickets would take votes away from the great man

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    Current Aussie Batsman: Either Langer or Ponting.

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    Steve Waugh.
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