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

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

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  • Still would the best batsman ever

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  • I have no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Noone mentioned compares. Other sports have not had their Bradman yet. They have had their Sobers etc (ie players that dominate the game and take it to a new level) but noone so far ahead of the pack as Bradman is.

    Tough to expect a 2nd Bradman in cricket when few, if any, are comparable from the history of other sports.
    Wilt Chamberlain comes to mind. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Wilt Chamberlain comes to mind. Thoughts?
    Don't even think Wilt the Stilt comes close.
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    the guys passed on, get over it and appreciate him for the batsmen he was

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    Wayne Gretzky was a bit of a Bradman of ice hockey. Other players have come close or matched one of his statistical categories in a given season but no-one has done them all at once like he did for many years in a row when he was at Edmonton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Or Ishant Sharma
    Why not Harmison, Hogg, Flintoff, Ntini, Sami or Oram for that matter?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    had he made his debut post 2001, with a helmet and field restrictions on leg side, and shorter boundaries and lighter bats, and on covered wickets, bradman would still be batting in his first innings
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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    for every genius discovered.. a 1000 go un-noticed..

    mj was afine bball player and probably one of the 1 in thousand discovered.. however remember his dad liked baseball if he had gone into baseball as his dad wanted him to.. bball (nba) would be none the wiser... and when his dad passed he did play a little baseball.. maybe his age held him back slightly but he didnt blow the roof off the sport..

    bradman played tennis and by all accounts was pretty good.. if he had continued with tennis.. whether he would have been a great tennis player we will never know.. im sure he would have been pretty good.. but cricket would have been none the wiser..

    there is probably 1000s of bradmans in india and pakistan.. playing cricket onn the street with a stick.. just as bradman did aginst the water drum and a golf ball.. but many circumstances are required to allign themselves for that opportunity to become a reality..

    these probably a bunch of us reading this now.. who love cricket and believe they a wicket or century away from playing cricket for there country.. when in fact if they had put on a pair of ice skates they good be winning gold for their country in the winter olympics....

    I disagree. It takes an incredibly special person to do what Bradman and those other athletes did in there respective sports. By all accounts, Bradman was also very good at Golf and Tennis, as well as cricket obviously
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoT_SpIn View Post
    I disagree. It takes an incredibly special person to do what Bradman and those other athletes did in there respective sports . By all accounts, Bradman was also very good at Golf and Tennis, as well as cricket obviously
    isnt that kinda what i was saying .. this happens.. pele for soccer ali for boxing.

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    My guess is if Bradman played today we'd see a slightly different player. For a start in ODIs he'd play some lofted shots over the top, some would work, some wouldn't. In Australia or anywhere with relatively easy batting pitches he'd dominate more than in other areas.

    Stuff it, I'll shorten the post and say he'd still be as good, give or take a few runs, if there were any technical deficiencies logic says he would have dealt with them like most other players do. He'd play slightly differently because of the style of game played today as well but he easily, easily has the ability to adapt.

    His battles vs Murali would have been exciting tstl.

    Another Bradman will come, records and standards are there to be broken and raised. Suspect whoever is lucky enough to get the next will dominate world cricket.
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    with the intoduction of technology i suspect another badman 99 avg.. is not going to happen again.. i suspect also not many test will make it to the 5th day.. if hot spot was udsed which i believe they are not .. the game could change over night.. ive mentioned this before.. its very hard to determin if bradman got a number of lucky breaks.. because the whole asppect of replys obvouisly didnt exist.. if you just use the run out tech.. as an example run outs that have been given since its introduction of said tech.. would not have been given before hand.. so on the other hand the fielding at those times would have been less inclined to take a shy at the stumps unless the player looked like not making it to the crease by a long shot.. bradman never had to deal with any of that type of pressure of analysing his game.. this can and is likely to carry some weight..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    My guess is if Bradman played today we'd see a slightly different player. For a start in ODIs he'd play some lofted shots over the top, some would work, some wouldn't.
    He'd be easily good enough to play one way in ODIs and completely differently in Tests, for my money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
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    This is the sort of question that it is impossible to answer. Cricket has become a very different game than it was. Really hard to compare players of different eras.

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    For all that's changed, much has remained the same.

    There is, to me, no logical reasons whatsoever why Bradman would not remain far, far ahead of any other batsman in any other time, at least post-1900. And equally, I see fairly strong evidence that in very recent times he'd do even better than he did in his own.

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