View Poll Results: Greatest Batsmen of modern time?

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  • Sachin Tendulker

    13 19.70%
  • Brian Lara

    21 31.82%
  • Ricky Ponting

    20 30.30%
  • Rahud Dravid

    4 6.06%
  • Other

    8 12.12%
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    Kallis should be on the list.

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    Ponting is easily the greatest in the modern times on his current form, Lara is a wizard [or now we should say he was] and Tendulkar is a genius.


    But Ponting has been unbelievably consistent over the last 3 years, even Lara and Tendulkar were not as consistent as Ponting when they were at there peak.


    You can always say that Ponting never had to face the Aussie attack, but still his achievements are mind-boggling.

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    When did Ponting come in? If he scored well against the evil Pakistan attack of the 90's and the nastier WI one, then he's probably better. I suppose we could analyse records against current top bowlers as well but really I'd take any of those guys if they were on offer to play for my team.
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    I assume the poll means 'current' players, in which case, Lara is no longer eligible. If it means 'modern' era, than guys like Waugh, Border, Sir Viv should all be here.

    And so should Kallis, though I have a feeling it would come down to Sachin, Lara and Viv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    Ponting is easily the greatest in the modern times on his current form, Lara is a wizard [or now we should say he was] and Tendulkar is a genius.


    But Ponting has been unbelievably consistent over the last 3 years, even Lara and Tendulkar were not as consistent as Ponting when they were at there peak.


    You can always say that Ponting never had to face the Aussie attack, but still his achievements are mind-boggling.
    Consistency doesn't equate to greatness.
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    Dravid - and I'll use this Test as a reason why:
    http://cricketweb.net/statsspider/test/1808.php
    Could Lara, Tendulkar or Ponting play innings like that on a bowler's pitch to win a low scoring Test? And remember Ponting doesn't have to face Australia's bowlers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poker Boy View Post
    Dravid - and I'll use this Test as a reason why:
    http://cricketweb.net/statsspider/test/1808.php
    Could Lara, Tendulkar or Ponting play innings like that on a bowler's pitch to win a low scoring Test? And remember Ponting doesn't have to face Australia's bowlers...
    I actually do think that was the best set of innings that Dravid has played in his career. I have that match taped, and the pitch was absolutely insane. It is amazing how well he was able to do on it. But Lara's 153 was magnificent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Consistency doesn't equate to greatness.
    Yes, but I think he was talking about being consistently great, rather than just plain 'ol consistent.
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    Yeah i was talking about Ponting being consistently great over such a long period of time.


    If consistency doesn't mean greatness then why do we all rate the man with the average of 99.96 as the greatest batsman to ever play the game, because a players greatness is of no use if he isn't performing consistently and justifying his greatness.

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    Harsh for those claiming Dravid isn't fit to be with Lara, Sachin and Ponting. Have people actually realised just how good Dravid has been for so long now (his away record is ridiculously good), or are they simply judging him on his style compared to the other 3 more dominant batsmen?
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    I swear every time one of these threads come up, I change my vote between Tendy and Lara.

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    Faulty poll IMO.
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    I am surpised that so many people think Ponting has passed both Lara and Tendy already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I am surpised that so many people think Ponting has passed both Lara and Tendy already.
    Meh, the numbers don't mean anything really. You have to look at who voted what.
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