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  • Gary Sobers

    50 51.02%
  • Graeme Pollock

    14 14.29%
  • Brian Lara

    24 24.49%
  • Adam Gilchrist

    3 3.06%
  • Other - please specify

    7 7.14%
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    Best left handed batsman of all time

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    I had to choose between Lara and Gilly.......Gilly took it away for me.
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    Two obvious names missing from the list ie.....

    1. Neil Harvey
    2. Allan Border
    BOTH of them far greater than those listed. If I had to make a choice I would have to say Harvey
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBMAC View Post
    Two obvious names missing from the list ie.....

    1. Neil Harvey
    2. Allan Border
    BOTH of them far greater than those listed.
    Exaggeration much?

    Border was FAR greater than Sobers??

    Anyway....Sanga>Gilly would be my comment on the initial list provided.

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    Shout out to Arthur Morris, Hayden, Anwar, Clive Lloyd & David Gower..

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    Absence of Border from this poll an absolute disgrace tbh.
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    Graeme Swann, he just bats right handed because it'd be unfair on the opposition otherwise.

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    There's Lara on the poll. Beats me why would anyone need any other options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBMAC View Post
    Two obvious names missing from the list ie.....

    1. Neil Harvey
    2. Allan Border
    BOTH of them far greater than those listed. If I had to make a choice I would have to say Harvey
    Hmmm. Some pretty stiff competition you're writing off there JB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBMAC View Post
    Two obvious names missing from the list ie.....

    1. Neil Harvey
    2. Allan Border
    BOTH of them far greater than those listed. If I had to make a choice I would have to say Harvey
    Wouldn't say Harvey or Border are far superior to any of those listed, although they
    certainly deserve listed with them as equals.
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    Close between Sobers, Lara and Pollock....no need for anyone else to be included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Shout out to Arthur Morris, Hayden, Anwar, Clive Lloyd & David Gower..
    Gower, Anwar and Hayden even more odd-ones-out than Gilchrist is.

    Some of the relatively few I'd say deserve consideration as second-best to Sobers (who to my mind is a fair bit ahead of any other LHB in history): Clem Hill, Arthur Morris, Neil Harvey, Graeme Pollock, Clive Lloyd, Allan Border, Brian Lara, Andy Flower. I'm very, very confident indeed Kumar Sangakkara will join that club come his retirement but if if all goes well he's still got a fair amount of his career ahead of him, including what should be at least a couple of on-peak years. Will assess him only in a minimum of 5 years' time.

    In the next class down there'd be the likes of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Bill Lawry, Bob Cowper, Maurice Leyland, Anwar, Gary Kirsten, Graham Thorpe, Gilchrist etc.

    What's odd is how many of those with freak massive Test averages from small numbers of games are LHBs: Naveed Nawaz (doesn't really count of course as his sole game was against Bangladesh), Rodney Redmond, Deepak Shodhan, Eddie Paynter, "Bam Bam" Weekes, Cotar Ramaswami, Vinod Kambli, Martin Donnelly, Brian Irvine, Philip Mead, Raman Subba Row, etc. To date, Phil Jaques, Jean-Paul Duminy (who BTW could quite conceivably to me end-up in the elite company alongside Sangakkara but that's a very long way away yet), Jesse Ryder, Phil Hughes and Albie Morkel also reside in said company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Gower, Anwar and Hayden even more odd-ones-out than Gilchrist is.
    Well i wasn't really suggesting those cats are genuine contenders for the best LHB of All-time far from it - Sobers hands down. I was as i said just giving a "shout out"

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