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    The Chappells vs the Waughs

    Something I've always wondered about, and perhaps with your input, put to bed once and for all.

    Together, which set of brothers do you consider the greater force in Australian Test cricket. That would include batting, bowling, fielding, captaincy.

    If anyone wants to accumulate their stats and provide averages, feel free. I have left them out deliberately to avoid initial influencing of the poll.
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    Chappell (Greg) was, in my opinion, the best batsman out of all of them. In terms of quality of the players (including taking into account captaincy and such), I'd go:

    Gregg Chappell
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    In test cricket, I'd have to go for the Chappells. If nothing else, Ian was somewhat superior to Mark, even just as a batsman. Take his captaincy into account and he was a much more valuable cricketer.

    I wonder if there's been any other pair of brothers who compare to the Chappells and the Waughs in terms of impact in test cricket, though.
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    How dare you omit Trevor C and Dean W.

    In all seriousness - hard to look past the Chappells IMO. If overall cricket pedigree is taken into consideration. All fine batsmen and useful part-time bowlers, and excellent catchers. Two good captains, one decent captain, and one who never captained. That's the crucial decider. Had Mark Waugh been a captain, even if not of Australia, they might be on level-terms.

    Also the Chappells came earlier.

    Also obviously, Trevor >>>>>>> Dean, comfortably. But even without those two under consideration, Chappells > Waughs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    I wonder if there's been any other pair of brothers who compare to the Chappells and the Waughs in terms of impact in test cricket, though.
    Well the Mohammads obviously trump any family very, very comfortably, but aside from them I can't think of any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    How dare you omit Trevor C and Dean W.

    In all seriousness - hard to look past the Chappells IMO. If overall cricket pedigree is taken into consideration. All fine batsmen and useful part-time bowlers, and excellent catchers. Two good captains, one decent captain, and one who never captained. That's the crucial decider. Had Mark Waugh been a captain, even if not of Australia, they might be on level-terms.

    Also the Chappells came earlier.

    Also obviously, Trevor >>>>>>> Dean, comfortably. But even without those two under consideration, Chappells > Waughs.
    Don't forget about Danny (Waugh)...

    As for the original question, the Chappells comfortably outshone the Waughs over their respective careers. Steve Waugh is no Greg Chappell and Mark Waugh is no Ian Chappell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Well the Mohammads obviously trump any family very, very comfortably, but aside from them I can't think of any.
    Uhh...the Khan's, perhaps?

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    It'll depend on how Bazid goes, I guess. But Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq (plus Shoaib, Hanif's son) truly is an astonishing pedigree. You can even add Wazir and Raees to the Mohammad family. Certainly trumps Imran and Majid, fabulous though those two were.

    Actually, another who I'd forgotten are the Pollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    It'll depend on how Bazid goes, I guess. But Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq (plus Shoaib, Hanif's son) truly is an astonishing pedigree. You can even add Wazir and Raees to the Mohammad family. Certainly trumps Imran and Majid, fabulous though those two were.

    Actually, another who I'd forgotten are the Pollocks.
    Pollocks are best cricketing family ever for mine.

    Actually, Grace family more likely.

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    The Marshall twins obviously.....

    OK serious now, the Hadlee family (Walter, Richard, Dayle) deserve at least a mention. Maybe the Cairns family.

    There's another Rutherford in the U-19s but they can't be said for a long time yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James_W View Post
    Pollocks are best cricketing family ever for mine.

    Actually, Grace family more likely.
    Hmm, ITBT the only two Graces whose on-field deeds were big were WG and EM. There were others, but none were players of any great note.

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    The Pollocks definitely should be up there as well.

    Oh and ANOTHER NZ one is the Crowes (Jeff, some guy called Martin)

    The Sharma's in a few years? Or aren't those two related?

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    Rohit and Ishant aren't, UIMM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    It'll depend on how Bazid goes, I guess. But Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq (plus Shoaib, Hanif's son) truly is an astonishing pedigree. You can even add Wazir and Raees to the Mohammad family. Certainly trumps Imran and Majid, fabulous though those two were.

    Actually, another who I'd forgotten are the Pollocks.
    Majid's father Jahangir Khan played for India pre-partition while they also had another cousin Javaid Burki who captained Pakistan on their tour to England in 62.

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    The Waughs.

    Mark was the best fielder out of all them; they were both more than handy all-rounders; Tugga matched Greg in terms of average; Junior matched Chappelli in terms of average; and Tugga, through his captaincy, turned Australia into a ruthless, emotionless, cold blooded killing machine (a reflection of himself). Look at Australia under Taylor, compared to Waugh.

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