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Thread: Ponting, Kallis & Dravid .....The show must go on !!!

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    Ponting, Kallis & Dravid .....The show must go on !!!

    Who will win the ultimate race for the most runs scored in Test Cricket.I know the race starts only the day when Tendulkar will end his career, but for now, it is very interesting to see how close the race is between these 3 players.

    I know it's not fair to compare the Great Kallis with Ponting or Dravid, considering that Kallis also took some 200 Test wickets as well, but for the comparison we will look only at there batting abilities for now.

    At the moment it stands like this:

    Ponting
    Inn: 175
    N.o: 24
    Runs: 8792
    At Bat: 50.240
    Average: 58.225
    Rating point: 987.61 / 1000

    Dravid
    Inn: 169
    N.o: 21
    Runs: 8553
    At Bat: 50.609
    Average: 57.791
    Rating point: 987.68 / 1000

    Kallis
    Inn: 170
    N.o: 28
    Runs: 8011
    At Bat: 47.124
    Average: 56.415
    Rating point: 941.36 / 1000

    Considering that Australia is playing more tests / year than Rsa & Ind, i think Ponting will be the winner, but it depends on how long these 3 will carry on.Maybe till they 40

    Any thoughts !!!

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    I presume it's average per innings batted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWatKen
    Who will win the ultimate race for the most runs scored in Test Cricket.I know the race starts only the day when Tendulkar will end his career, but for now, it is very interesting to see how close the race is between these 3 players.
    I wager that Tendulkar will never actually hold that record, so it'd be more likely to go on when Lara ends his career.


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    Ponting, he is already a couple of hundred runs ahead of Kallis and Dravid and considering how much test cricket Australia play he should be able to score the most runs. A lot depends on who can keeps their form going for the next 3 - 4 years because their batting is likely to decline once they reach their mid - thirties.

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    Ponting is the obvious choice, particularly with the supreme form he's in now and the fact Aus play so much test cricket, but I reckon Kallis has a real good shot just because of the immense consistency he bats with. I can see Ponting declining earlier and in a bigger way than Kallis, since Kallis' game is built much more on technique and patience than Ponting.

    That being said, if I had to pick for money I'd go with Ponting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I wager that Tendulkar will never actually hold that record, so it'd be more likely to go on when Lara ends his career.
    I will take some of that wager.

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    I pick Ponting. I know Kallis is more consistent than him over the years, but so was Tendulkar compared to Lara. SEe what happened there.
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    I would Pick Ponting myself, with the rich form he is currently in, and along with the number of test matches aussies play, he has a very good chance of this actually happening..
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    it will be a great race until they retire for sure, but because Ponting will likely to play more test he should end up on top.

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    although i am a big fan of kallis but ponting would be the winner.

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    Having passed Punter, Jacquesy now has the 10th highest batting average in the history of test cricket. Only the statistical anomaly that is Mike Hussey lies ahead of him in terms of current players.

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