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  • Sachin Tendulkar

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    Who's the better ODI batsman?

    Viv or Sachin.
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    Haha I knew this would be the comparison when I chose to open this thread.

    Too close to call IMO. Viv may just edge it, but you're really splitting hairs.
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    Hence the question... I honestly don't know either. The only thing maybe tipping me one way or another is that Viv compiled his record in a period when scoring was generally lower, apart from him.

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    Yep, that's what made me perhaps see Viv as edging it.

    Possibly can counter with the fact that Sachin has had a greater burden on his shoulders when batting in ODIs, and perhaps argue greater longevity as well.


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    And opened, although whether that's really a disadvantage what with fielding restrictions, plus Viv batting 3 anyway? Maybe, just maybe, Sachin faced better ODI bowlers (or at least more accomplished?)

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    King Viv's ODI record is actually a fair bit better, i just noticed (to my surprise).

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    Tendulkar for me, although I know this one is immensely close. Not going by bias, since this is not a thread worthy of it. But the sheer longetivity of Tendulkar, and his consistency and the value added by his bowling all makes Tendulkar a better match-winner than Viv in ODIs. I know Viv chucked a few like Tendulkar, but just the volumes. And since they operated in very different eras and in different conditions, a comparison is actually unfair.

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    Garner, Richards, Tendulkar would be the first three names I'd jot down in my ODI XI, probably in that order. He had 11 centuries in 187 matches, which is much lower than Tendulkar, but he had a higher S/R than Sachin at a time when no one had that type of S/R. Though he never faced his own fast bowlers, he faced plenty of really good ones, and intimidated them all. In Tests I'd go Sachin, but in ODIs, I'd go Richards. I could see it the other way too, but I think Richards was better.
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    Viv's ODI bowling record is miiiiiiiles better than Sachin's (even if you choose to allow for conditions they played in).

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    Well, I'm glad the question asks about ODI batting .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Tendulkar for me, although I know this one is immensely close. Not going by bias, since this is not a thread worthy of it. But the sheer longetivity of Tendulkar, and his consistency and the value added by his bowling all makes Tendulkar a better match-winner than Viv in ODIs. I know Viv chucked a few like Tendulkar, but just the volumes. And since they operated in very different eras and in different conditions, a comparison is actually unfair.
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    Viv's ODI bowling record is miiiiiiiles better than Sachin's (even if you choose to allow for conditions they played in).
    Yeah, Viv was definitely a better ODI bowler than Sachin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Yeah, Viv was definitely a better ODI bowler than Sachin.
    Matchwinner I said. Averages lie in this case. Tendulkar is a partnership breaker. Anyway out of context I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Viv's ODI bowling record is miiiiiiiles better than Sachin's (even if you choose to allow for conditions they played in).
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    Very hard to choose between them.

    But Viv for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Matchwinner I said. Averages lie in this case. Tendulkar is a partnership breaker. Anyway out of context I suppose.
    A partnership breaker who was a lot less likely to break a partnership than Viv. Hard to dig yourself out of this one

    Forgetting the bowling though, I'd probably punt for Viv out of personal preference.

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