View Poll Results: # 4 Batsman for the All Time Test XI

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  • Wally Hammond

    14 24.56%
  • George Headley

    4 7.02%
  • Viv Richards

    8 14.04%
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    14 24.56%
  • Brian Lara

    11 19.30%
  • Gary Sobers

    6 10.53%
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Thread: # 4 for the All Time Test XI

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    # 4 for the All Time Test XI

    This is a poll to decide the # 4 batsman for the All Time Test XI. Following Bradman's selection at # 3 all the middle order batsmen will be included in this poll. The list of contenders are:

    Batsman Mat Inn NO Runs HS1 HS2 HS3 Ave 100 50
    Wally Hammond - 85 140 16 7249 336* 251 240 58.45 22 24
    George Headley - 22 40 4 2190 270* 223 176 60.83 10 5
    Viv Richards - 121 182 12 8540 291 232 208 50.23 24 45
    Sachin Tendulkar - 137 220 23 10922 248* 241* 217 55.44 37 43
    Brian Lara - 131 232 6 11953 400* 375 277 52.88 34 48
    Gary Sobers - 93 160 21 8032 365* 226 198 57.78 26 30
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    Hammond

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    Holy ****, this could get close. Every single one of them has a strong case. Hammond vs Tendulkar right here with Sobers set in stone at 6.
    Last edited by adharcric; 09-06-2007 at 06:10 PM.

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    I think this is the toughest choice so far. I'm going to go with Lara but any of these batsmen could make the side.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Holy ****, this could get close. Every single one of them has a strong case. Hammond vs Tendulkar right here with Sobers set in stone at 6.
    Yeah it's a real killer, I've voted for Wally, but on another day I could vote for any one of 'em

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    Sobers. Don't understand why Tendulkar is on this list tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    Sobers. Don't understand why Tendulkar is on this list tbh.
    tsk...the Tendulkar-hate on this forum is ridiculous imo. There's no doubt in my mind he deserves his place on that list

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    Dunno, he's been pretty average for a few years now. Definitely lost his aura. 4 test centuries in the last 3 years, and 3 of them have been against Bangladesh. Sure he had a good run during his career, but if we're giving points for that Ponting should without a doubt be on this list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    Dunno, he's been pretty average for a few years now. Definitely lost his aura. 4 test centuries in the last 3 years, and 3 of them have been against Bangladesh. Sure he had a good run during his career, but if we're giving points for that Ponting should without a doubt be on this list.
    Ponting usually bats 3

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    Making his job harder too might I add. Many argue that's the most difficult position to bat in. Anyway, I won't get into the whole Ponting is better than Tendulkar thing...

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    Hammond or Tendulkar here, Richards at five, Sobers at six IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    tsk...the Tendulkar-hate on this forum is ridiculous imo.
    Nah, Sir Viv had the same type of critisism in his last three to four years when he averaged 30. Five to ten years after his retirement it'll go away. I don't really bother arguing it atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    Making his job harder too might I add. Many argue that's the most difficult position to bat in. Anyway, I won't get into the whole Ponting is better than Tendulkar thing...
    Ponting > Tendulkar at the moment. Tendulkar > Ponting in terms of entire career imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Ponting > Tendulkar at the moment. Tendulkar > Ponting in terms of entire career imo
    Hard to say that though I think. And it doesn't entirely make sense to me.

    Let's look at them at the same point in their careers.

    After 110 matches:
    Tendulkar - 8,964 runs @ 55.33 (31 100's, 36 50's)
    Ponting - 9,368 @ 59.29 (33 100's, 36 50's)

    I mean, ever since then Tendulkar hasn't been magnificent either really. Unless something drastic happens to Ponting, and I mean ridiculously drastic It's going to become harder and harder to argue that Tendulkar is better than Ponting. Especially considering some of the amazing knocks Ponting has played with the weight of the captaincy.

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    Tough call, went for Wally, but will be happy with any of this lot
    You know it makes sense.

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