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    Pollock vs Flintoff

    Who do you think is better?

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    Is this a serious thread? Benefit of doubt I guess.

    Currently, not sure, probably Pollock as he is still an all-rounder if not quite as potent as previously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Pollock/Pollock/Pollock
    The only thing Flintoff is better at, is when they were at their respective primes. I'd rather have a 2005 Ashes Flintoff than a Pollock at his prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    The only thing Flintoff is better at, is when they were at their respective primes. I'd rather have a 2005 Ashes Flintoff than a Pollock at his prime.
    I'd take Pollock in his prime too, to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I'd take Pollock in his prime too, to be honest.
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    Hmm it's very marginal, but I think Flintoff in the 2005 Ashes Pollock at his best. Obviously it's very close, nationalistic bias may be a swaying factor

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    Its clearly Pollock on all levels.

    He is especially great at fitting into a system and knowing his role and doing it well. If I had a good team Id take him over Flintoff in a heartbeat.

    However if I was Zim or Bang I may take Flintoff. He gives more energy and self belief and may have a number of skills that he could help a poor team advance more than Pollock could with his advantage in naked stats.
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    I thought this was a joke poll tbh.

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    What an absurd thread.

    Pollock is not merely a better Test bowler when both were at their best (Sam, you're a little young to remember how good he was 1995/96-1997/98), but a better bowler when they weren't at their best too (by several million miles), a better ODI bowler at any stage in either career, and probably a slightly better batsman at both game-forms too. Yes, Flintoff has made more big scores and more notable innings that have dramatically changed the course of games, but most of that has been because he's had the chance to and Pollock hasn't done very often. Not to say he hasn't changed the course of a fair few games with his batting. Pollock is technically and shot-selection wise a fair way ahead of Flintoff and always has been. He's also several million miles ahead in terms of how long he was good or excellent for, and how well he manages to stay fit (not all Flintoff's problems have been of his own making and obviously Pollock can't take credit for his lack of freak accidents, but Flintoff has caused his own lack of fitness on at least 2 occasions).

    About the only respect Flintoff is better in is catching, and even that isn't by very much.

    This is like comparing Allan Donald to Dominic Cork.
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    Pollock. What a cricketer.

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    This is almost as stupid as the Flintoff v Botham poll of a couple of months ago. Flintoff would probably win a poll v Derek Pringle though.

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