View Poll Results: # 3 Position for 1946-2006 World Test XI

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  • Ricky Ponting

    10 25.00%
  • Viv Richards

    29 72.50%
  • Clyde Walcott

    1 2.50%
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    # 3 for 1946-2006 World Test XI

    Now for the # 3 for the 1946-2006 World Test XI

    Ricky Ponting (Aus): 107 tests, 9239 runs @ 59.99, HS 257, (33/35), 121 catches

    Viv Richards (WI): 121 tests, 8540 runs @ 50.23, HS 291, (24/45), 122 catches

    Clyde Walcott (WI): 44 tests, 3798 runs @ 56.68, HS 220, (15/14), 53 catches (incl. 15 tests as WK)

    btw, the two runner-ups will go into the # 4 Poll


    The Middle Order Candidates

    3. Ricky Ponting --------------- Viv Richards -------------- Clyde Walcott
    4. Sachin Tendulkar ---------- Greg Chappell ----------- Everton Weekes
    5. Brian Lara -------------------- Gary Sobers -------------- Frank Worrell
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    I will vote for Richards, but a bit later on (maybe 5th).
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    No contest, Viv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson
    No contest, Viv.
    Precisely. And rather than being an insult or disrespect to Punter or Walcott, the fact that he can so comprehensively outrank two such fantastic batsmen is actually a testament to just how great Sir Viv was.


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    Viv is the best batsman out of the three. However, I voted for Ponting because I feel Viv would be better in the side a little bit down the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Viv is the best batsman out of the three. However, I voted for Ponting because I feel Viv would be better in the side a little bit down the order.
    That's fair enough - though putting Viv at 4 or 5 for me would mean leaving out Lara or Tendulkar, and as highly as I rate Punter I'd rather have Richards-Tendulkar-Lara than Ponting-Tendulkar-Richards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean
    That's fair enough - though putting Viv at 4 or 5 for me would mean leaving out Lara or Tendulkar, and as highly as I rate Punter I'd rather have Richards-Tendulkar-Lara than Ponting-Tendulkar-Richards.
    Sobers is up for the # 5 slot as that's where he is in the 1966-85 XI

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean
    Precisely. And rather than being an insult or disrespect to Punter or Walcott, the fact that he can so comprehensively outrank two such fantastic batsmen is actually a testament to just how great Sir Viv was.

    Ditto.

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    Viv has to be in the side, Ponting doesn't, and Viv could be squeezed out when up against the aforementioned Lara, Tendulkar and Sobers - although he would still get my vote above all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic
    Sobers is up for the # 5 slot as that's where he is in the 1966-85 XI
    Hmmm....interesting - I wonder will Sobers get picked at 5 or 6? He has to make the side so I suppose it depends on if the consensus is 4 batsmen, Sobers at 5, then an allrounder, or 5 batsmen and Sobers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean
    Hmmm....interesting - I wonder will Sobers get picked at 5 or 6? He has to make the side so I suppose it depends on if the consensus is 4 batsmen, Sobers at 5, then an allrounder, or 5 batsmen and Sobers.

    Personally, I won't be picking an all rounder, my reason being what I said in the main thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Personally, I won't be picking an all rounder, my reason being what I said in the main thread.
    Fair enough, so you'd pick Ponting-SRT-Richards-Sobers, and Lara to watch from the stands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean
    Fair enough, so you'd pick Ponting-SRT-Richards-Sobers, and Lara to watch from the stands?
    Yup. Though I wouldn't mind it really if it was a lineup of Richards-SRT-Lara-Sobers. Both are fine in my mind.

    No all rounder though, for me.

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    Richards > Poting, although I now admit Ponting to be a very fine batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    Richards > Poting, although I now admit Ponting to be a very fine batsman.
    A bit late on the Ponting train, aren't ya?

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