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    Kallis vs. Dravid

    I'm sure this topic has been discussed before, but given the similarities in both record and style between the two batsmen I feel they make an interesting comparison. In the past years, I always assumed that Dravid was the better batsman (Kallis of course more valuable as an all-rounder) but given the drop in form of Dravid and Kallis new, more assertive approach in the last few years, I am a bit split. Dravid does have an edge in that Kallis has never scored a double hundred, but is that enough to consider him the better batsman? I'm not sure, any thoughts?

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    Kallis is the better player, I'd say Dravid is the better batsman though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subshakerz View Post
    I'm sure this topic has been discussed before, but given the similarities in both record and style between the two batsmen I feel they make an interesting comparison. In the past years, I always assumed that Dravid was the better batsman (Kallis of course more valuable as an all-rounder) but given the drop in form of Dravid and Kallis new, more assertive approach in the last few years, I am a bit split. Dravid does have an edge in that Kallis has never scored a double hundred, but is that enough to consider him the better batsman? I'm not sure, any thoughts?
    Kallis has scored more hundreds (in less tests) and averages more. Surely that would denote he is the better batsman?

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    I'm inclined to say Kallis. There are a lot of points for either but those in favour of Kallis tend to hold more water with me personally.

    Close one.


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    Kallis by a toe nail.

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    This to me, purely as a comparison as batsmen, is more interesting than any of the Ponting/Lara/Tendulkar/Waugh comparisons.

    Tough one. I love them both, but as an Indian supporter probably can't put my bias away to make an objective judgement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    This to me, purely as a comparison as batsmen, is more interesting than any of the Ponting/Lara/Tendulkar/Waugh comparisons.
    I fear the debate will collapse into a similar one to those, though.

    Personally I think they're somewhere around the same level as any of those players at test level, on anything bar aesthetics. But I can see why the Tendulkars and Laras are more widely loved.

    Maybe they'll be appreciated more in retirement.

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    Its also about when they score their runs, rather than just how many. Dravid is the better test batsman for me. Obviously Kallis the better cricketer.

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    Dravid in batting by a short margin. Kallis overall by a good way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Dravid in batting by a short margin. Kallis overall by a good way.
    This.

    I often give crap to Kallis for being a selfish batsman and not a game winner of the same ilk as Ponting or Tendulkar, but he IS a very fine batsman and almost certainly the best all rounder of the last twenty years.

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    Have to give it to Dravid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    This.

    I often give crap to Kallis for being a selfish batsman and not a game winner of the same ilk as Ponting or Tendulkar, but he IS a very fine batsman and almost certainly the best all rounder of the last twenty years.
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    Kallis >>>> Dravid as a cricketer

    Kallis > Dravid solely as a batsman

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    Kallis >>>> Dravid as a cricketer

    Kallis > Dravid batsman

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    Today could be the day where Kallis gets his first double ton.

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