View Poll Results: Which batsman would you choose and why?

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  • Lara

    22 21.15%
  • Tendulkar

    21 20.19%
  • Ponting

    30 28.85%
  • Dravid

    14 13.46%
  • Kallis

    3 2.88%
  • Inzamam ul Haq

    7 6.73%
  • Hayden

    2 1.92%
  • Other

    5 4.81%
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    I know but its pretty likely he'll end up at least with the most test centuries.
    Likely. Not sewn on. Go and edit to say "possible future..."

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    Another Dunce of the highest order here. ( is it wrong to feel pride at that? )


    Dravid may have accumulated runs as well as the rest, but for me lacks to ability to seize control of a game and dominate it the way a Lara, Tendulkar or Ponting can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telsor
    Another Dunce of the highest order here. ( is it wrong to feel pride at that? )
    No. After all, it's only Richard. He supports Yorkshire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    Dravid vs Australia - 51.03 average 2 hundreds 8 fifties
    As I said mate, it's when McGrath and Warne have been missing that inflates Dravid's average versus Australia.

    With Warne and McGrath: Average is 31
    Without Warne and McGrath: Average is 123.8

    Taking out the series where McGrath and Warne were both not present: Overall average versus Australia is 33.


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    Tendulkar or Lara. The others, whilst brilliant, never faced the equal of the bowling attacks that Lara and Tendulkar did, nor the adverse and varying pitch conditions.
    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    As I said mate, it's when McGrath and Warne have been missing that inflates Dravid's average versus Australia.
    Ponting's got a great average against Australia with McGrath and Warne as well. Oh wait
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    Lara is the best of those mentioned, fairly comfortably in my view. The best batsman of my lifetime, ahead of Steve Waugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    sorry..I must be a dunce of the highest order...because I dont think Dravid has accomplished more than say Tendulkar has!!!
    Houston, We have a Problem here.

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    Tendulkar for his consistent dominance. Unfair on Lara though.
    Thus, the greatest is Lara-Tendulkar, neither deserve to be runner-up. Sachin Lara perhaps.

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    My vote goes to Lara, just for the sheer weight of runs.

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    A while ago Wisden chose the best batter between 1996 and 2005.
    http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0...-23212,00.html
    Suprisingly Hayden beat out Waugh, Tendulkar, Lara, Ponting, Dravid, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    A while ago Wisden chose the best batter between 1996 and 2005.
    http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0...-23212,00.html
    Suprisingly Hayden beat out Waugh, Tendulkar, Lara, Ponting, Dravid, etc
    I think Aussie batsmen should by default be eliminated from "best batsman" discussions, because they never have to face the best bowlers in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    A while ago Wisden chose the best batter between 1996 and 2005.
    http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0...-23212,00.html
    Suprisingly Hayden beat out Waugh, Tendulkar, Lara, Ponting, Dravid, etc
    A bit hard for Tendulkar and Lara to be chosen when amount of test wins is a criteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    I think Aussie batsmen should by default be eliminated from "best batsman" discussions, because they never have to face the best bowlers in the world.
    Good point but they do have to face the best bowlers in the world, just not a lot of good bowlers in the same team.
    Murali, Pollock, Kumble, Vaas, Flintoff, Bond etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    Good point but they do have to face the best bowlers in the world, just not a lot of good bowlers in the same team.
    Murali, Pollock, Kumble, Vaas, Flintoff, etc
    It's the quality of the attack that really matters. The Aussies can play off Kumble and shred Zaheer and AA to pieces, that's just one example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    A bit hard for Tendulkar and Lara to be chosen when amount of test wins is a criteria.
    Yeah but he did beat Ponting who is thrashing him 6 votes to none.

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