View Poll Results: How would Sir Donald Bradman go in today's era of cricket?

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  • Very very good

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  • He would of been found by the better quality of bowlers

    2 2.86%
  • Still would the best batsman ever

    39 55.71%
  • I have no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra View Post
    Given your earlier post arguing that it is futile to compare players from different eras, I assume this is merely an attempt to illustrate Grace's dominance over his peers, rather than a genuine attempt to realistically estimate the great man's output should we find a time machine and transport him into the 2000s. Indeed, the game has changed to such an extent over the intervening 130 year period as to render any extrapolation meaningless.
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    Absolutely correct and my standpoint always. Rest is just to show people how wrong they are to underplay the deeds of these giants of earlier eras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy View Post
    I actually accidentally chose that option, it was meant to be 'still be the best ever'
    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Edited: Misread it.
    You or (as is more likely the case) me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    ^^For those reasons, I've always been happy to say only that Grace was a master of cricket as it was played at his time. It's fairly safe to say he'd be damn good, very possibly one of England's better batsmen in history, had he played in the 19th-century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    You or (as is more likely the case) me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    He did.
    For some reason, meaning "played in the 20th", I mixed it up with "played after the 19th" and ended-up with "played in the 19th".

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    Don't mind my pedantry. Being subjected to it week after week at uni makes me loth to pass up the opportunity to reciprocate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Thats very correct.

    If you take away Bradman's average from that era, it would be fair to take away the other great's average from his era also. Which would make the comparison as under.

    The Rest of the world average in the era's of the five greats and Don's extrapolated average

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    Player/Era  	ROW avg	Don's avg
    Richards	29.94	97.86
    Gavaskar	30.08	98.34
    Brian Lara	30.30	99.04
    Wally Hammond	30.21	98.73
    Don Bradman	30.58	99.94
    I am afraid the final conclusion remains the same even though the figures are slightly different - Bradman's era was the best of the lot for batting ........ or had the best batsmen take your pick

    I don't think anyone would quibble over a couple of runs. The Bradman and Richards eras showed a significant variance of 5% in your previous extrapolation, which could easily be interpreted as material.
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