Coming out of discussion in another thread, as well as numerous previous discussions down the years, I've always thought it would be a really interesting exercise if CW conducted a study much like the one ESPN did a few years back to rank the top 50 cricketers ever. I personally think that CW is the most knowledgeable cricket forum on the web and so I'd like to think that such an exercise on these pages would therefore carry considerable credibility, as well as being a bit of fun. It's the kind of thing I'd see as a significant endeavour and would rely on those taking part to actually put a decent amount of thought into their selections.
Obviously, though, doing this kind of thing is pointless if only a handful of people would vote - we'd need a fairly large sample of the CW population to take part to make it worthwhile - so what I'm keen to do is to float the idea and gauge interest. I know there are some of you out there who don't like getting involved in player rankings and there are others who are happy to rank players but only those they've seen. Both of those views are fair enough but they do mean a no-go for this kind of exercise.
So please post here if you're a) interested or b) have any thoughts - if we can get this moving sooner rather than later I thought it might be good to position it for a countdown perhaps in the lead up to Christmas.
Yours in cricket