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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Thread: Best Batsman

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    Best Batsman

    Based on their whole career, if you were choosing a team which batsman would you choose.

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    Anyone who doesn't think Rahul Dravid has accomplished more than any other batsman of the 1990s and 2000s is a dunce of the highest order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Anyone who doesn't think Rahul Dravid has accomplished more than any other batsman of the 1990s and 2000s is a dunce of the highest order.
    I don't - AND you called me Einstein yesterday.
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    Lara, cause he is a joy to watch.


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    There is many ways you could look at this.
    Lara - entertainment
    Tendulkar - consistency (most of his career)
    Dravid - detemination
    etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Anyone who doesn't think Rahul Dravid has accomplished more than any other batsman of the 1990s and 2000s is a dunce of the highest order.
    sorry..I must be a dunce of the highest order...because I dont think Dravid has accomplished more than say Tendulkar has!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Anyone who doesn't think Rahul Dravid has accomplished more than any other batsman of the 1990s and 2000s is a dunce of the highest order.
    Dravid has accomplished nowhere near as much as Lara or Tendulkar or even Ponting.
    Lara -Highest test and first class score, leading test run scorer
    Tendulkar - Most test centuries
    Ponting - Only player to score a century in both innings of 100th match. Possibly Future leading run scorer and possibly future player with most test centuries.
    Dravid - ?
    Last edited by oz_fan; 25-03-2006 at 09:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    Dravid has accomplished nowhere near as much as Lara or Tendulkar or even Ponting.
    Lara -Highest test and first class score, leading test run scorer
    Tendulkar - Most test centuries
    Ponting - Future leading run scorer and future player with most test centuries
    Dravid - ?
    The question mark over Dravid, for me, is that he has never really done all that well when both McGrath and Warne have been in the Aussie attack. His average, when those two have been present, is fairly small. Having said that, he's still a magnificent player. I wouldn't put him in the class of Tendulkar and Lara in overall career comparisons. I do think though that he is equal with Ponting and Kallis as the best player at this moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Anyone who doesn't think Rahul Dravid has accomplished more than any other batsman of the 1990s and 2000s is a dunce of the highest order.


    anyways i reckon ponting is!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    The question mark over Dravid, for me, is that he has never really done all that well when both McGrath and Warne have been in the Aussie attack. His average, when those two have been present, is fairly small. Having said that, he's still a magnificent player. I wouldn't put him in the class of Tendulkar and Lara in overall career comparisons. I do think though that he is equal with Ponting and Kallis as the best player at this moment.
    Lara vs Australia - 52.12 average 9 hundreds 11 fifties
    Dravid vs Australia - 51.03 average 2 hundreds 8 fifties
    Tendulkar vs Australia - 53.11 average 7 hundreds 7 fifties
    Inzamam vs Australia - 34.08 average 1 hundred 6 fifties
    Kallis vs Australia - 35.38 average 2 hundreds 5 fifties

    From those statistics you'd have to say that Lara and Tendulkar are at their best playing Australia. Dravid has a good average but hasn't been able to convert fifties to hundreds. Kallis and Inzamam have a dramatic drop in average when playing Australia. Are they overated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    Dravid has accomplished nowhere near as much as Lara or Tendulkar or even Ponting.
    Lara -Highest test and first class score, leading test run scorer
    Tendulkar - Most test centuries
    Ponting - Future leading run scorer and future player with most test centuries
    Dravid - ?
    In case you didn't realise, Ponting hasn't actually achieved those things you've mentioned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    In case you didn't realise, Ponting hasn't actually achieved those things you've mentioned...
    hence the fact that he said the word "future"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    In case you didn't realise, Ponting hasn't actually achieved those things you've mentioned...
    I know but its pretty likely he'll end up at least with the most test centuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    hence the fact that he said the word "future"
    ..but he put them under accomplishments. They're clearly not accomplishments if he hasn't done them yet! Thus, it's an utterly stupid reason to rate Ponting higher than Dravid. If you want to make a case from other reasons, that's fine, but rating one higher because he might in the future accomplish something is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    Dravid has accomplished nowhere near as much as Lara or Tendulkar or even Ponting.
    ...blah blah blah...
    Ponting - Future leading run scorer and future player with most test centuries
    Future isn't "accomplished." It's "will accomplish", or in Ponting's case "might accomplish"

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