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  • George Headley

    2 4.65%
  • Viv Richards

    25 58.14%
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    5 11.63%
  • Brian Lara

    9 20.93%
  • Gary Sobers

    2 4.65%
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    # 5 for the All Time Test XI

    This is a poll to decide the # 5 for the All Time Test XI. The contenders are:

    Batsman Mat Inn NO Runs HS1 HS2 HS3 Ave 100 50
    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


    Viv Richards already has one vote from Matt79.
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    I'm going to vote for Lara just ahead of Richards but I wouldn't mind either making the team.


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    Went for Brian Lara, I feel Viv is over-rated *prepares to be lynched*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Went for Brian Lara, I feel Viv is over-rated *prepares to be lynched*


    Anyway I voted for George, scored 10 of the first 20 tons scored by WI batsman, and no one else managed two
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post


    Anyway I voted for George, scored 10 of the first 20 tons scored by WI batsman, and no one else managed two
    Maybe it's because I haven't seen Viv dominate the bowlers like he did when he was batting as I was unfortunate enough to never see him bat, add to that the stats don't really make him look that good. I guess he is one of those guys you have to see to beleive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Maybe it's because I haven't seen Viv dominate the bowlers like he did when he was batting as I was unfortunate enough to never see him bat, add to that the stats don't really make him look that good. I guess he is one of those guys you have to see to beleive.
    Yep, batted with such brutal arrogance. Even his stride to the crease was enough to make bowlers pee their pants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Yep, batted with such brutal arrogance. Even his stride to the crease was enough to make bowlers pee their pants
    I've heard stories and read articles that suggest as much, but I think he was one of those guys you had to see in order to fully understand how good he was.

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    the master blaster of course. no all time XI is complete without him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    I've heard stories and read articles that suggest as much, but I think he was one of those guys you had to see in order to fully understand how good he was.
    It would certainly help understand how good he was if you saw him... so yeah you're right there imo. You can't really use stats alone to decide how good someone was. My opinion of Graeme Hick is a lot higher than his test record suggests, for example.

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    I think it just comes down to personal preference(they are all good enough to make the XI), and mine is for Sir Viv .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    It would certainly help understand how good he was if you saw him... so yeah you're right there imo. You can't really use stats alone to decide how good someone was. My opinion of Graeme Hick is a lot higher than his test record suggests, for example.
    You can't use stats alone to decide how good someone was, but they usually give you a fair idea. Viv managed to keep his average above 50 with his final innings in Test cricket, something that doesn't impress me that much. If he had retired after ten years at the top then I would have him in my All Time XI, as it is he doesn't come close.

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