View Poll Results: Choose TWO Opening Batsmen for the All-Time Test XI

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  • Jack Hobbs

    41 91.11%
  • Herb Sutcliffe

    10 22.22%
  • Sunil Gavaskar

    22 48.89%
  • Len Hutton

    16 35.56%
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    Opening Batsmen for the All-Time Test XI

    This is a poll to decide the openers for the All-Time Test XI. The contenders are taken from the 1877-1940 XI and 1946-Present XI. Choose TWO of the following players to open the batting.

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    Batsman Mat Inn NO Runs HS1 HS2 HS3 Ave 100 50
    Jack Hobbs - 61 102 7 5410 211 187 187 56.94 15 28
    Herb Sutcliffe - 54 84 9 4555 194 176 161 60.73 16 23
    Sunil Gavaskar - 125 214 16 10122 236* 221 220 51.12 34 45
    Len Hutton - 79 138 15 6971 364 206 205 56.67 19 33
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan View Post
    This is a poll to decide the openers for the All-Time Test XI. The contenders are taken from the 1877-1940 XI and 1946-Present XI. Choose TWO of the following players to open the batting.

    Openers
    Batsman Mat Inn NO Runs HS1 HS2 HS3 Ave 100 50
    Jack Hobbs - 61 102 7 5410 211 187 187 56.94 15 28
    Herb Sutcliffe - 54 84 9 4555 194 176 161 60.73 16 23
    Sunil Gavaskar - 125 214 16 10122 236* 221 220 51.12 34 45
    Len Hutton - 79 138 15 6971 364 206 205 56.67 19 33
    Hobbs
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    Hobbs was an easy choice. The other three are very hard to split and none would look out of place in an All-Time XI. I eventually decided to vote for Sutcliffe just ahead of Gavaskar.

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    Hobbs and Gavaskar
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    Hobbs and Hutton

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    Hobbs and Sunil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Hobbs and Hutton
    Reconsidering the Hutton > Gavaskar pick, actually. Nevertheless, the Little Master looks comfortably ahead at the moment.

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    It's Hobbs & A.N. Other, isn't it?

    I'm going with Sutcliffe. His figures are the most compelling & by all acounts was just as gutsy as Gavaskar.
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    Outrageous that Blair Pocock is not an option tbh
    Last edited by Fiery; 03-06-2007 at 02:30 AM.

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    Hobbs and Hutton for mine, not much between any of them, which is understandable
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Outrageous that Blair Pollock is not an option tbh
    Who is Blair Pollock? I can only assume you mean Graeme.

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    Hobbs & Hutton.

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    Gavaskar and Hobbs.

    Can't go wrong with any combination among these 4, to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ♪♪♪ View Post
    Gavaskar and Hobbs.

    Can't go wrong with any combination among these 4, to be honest.
    yeah. that pretty much sums up the caliber andd class of these giants. hutton and sutcliffe were equally great as hobbs and sunny but were more cautious. their comparatively slower scoring rate, based on what i've read, has made me opt for the master and the little master.

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