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    Top 4 All Rounders Ever

    Now this is a tricky question. Most of the times the question is about the top 3 all rounders ever. And the answer is unanimous - Gary Sobers, Imran Khan, Keith Miller. At least that's the opinion I share, don't know about you guys.

    However, given the job of picking the top 4 all rounders ever, it gets really tricky. There are quite a few contenders for that spot. Kapil Dev ? What about Ian Botham ? Or what about the modern day great Jacques Kallis ? Or is there someone whom I'm missing ?

    Another issue. While I've already listed my top 3 all rounders above, why is it that despite having the stats of qualifying for that list, Kallis nearly always misses out. I myself can't convince myself of rating Kallis among the top 3 all rounders ever. And that's because I believe that Sobers, Imran and Miller had a much better impact than Kallis did. What's your opinion on this issue ? Do you think it's unfair on Kallis despite having the stats on his side ?

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    Sir Richard Hadlee a major omission in your post, I'd rank him in my top four of all time alongside Sobers, Imran Khan and Keith Miller.

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    Sobers, Imran, Miller and Kallis. Obvious 4 for mine.


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    I think Botham one of the greats and I would have him in front of Imran

    Lets not forget Faulkner, Giffen and Noble
    You know it makes sense.

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    Top 4 All Rounders Ever

    Now this is a tricky question. Most of the times the question is about the top 3 all rounders ever. And the answer is unanimous - Gary Sobers, Imran Khan, Keith Miller. At least that's the opinion I share, don't know about you guys.

    However, given the job of picking the top 4 all rounders ever, it gets really tricky. There are quite a few contenders for that spot. Kapil Dev ? What about Ian Botham ? Or what about the modern day great Jacques Kallis ? Or is there someone whom I'm missing ?

    Another issue. While I've already listed my top 3 all rounders above, why is it that despite having the stats of qualifying for that list, Kallis nearly always misses out. I myself can't convince myself of rating Kallis among the top 3 all rounders ever. And that's because I believe that Sobers, Imran and Miller had a much better impact than Kallis did. What's your opinion on this issue ? Do you think it's unfair on Kallis despite having the stats on his side ?

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    Grace, Rhodes, Faulkner, Noble.

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    gap2, just to let ya know, you've already stolen this thread from PC once.

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    this is weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Speirs, Tyson, Flack and Deane.
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    Swanneh > all, though.

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    Surely Botham, considering that his peaks with bat, bowl and field coincided, should be considered the best all-rounder, certainly better than Khan who started a bowler and finished a batsman.

    Botham in his prime was number 1 as he excelled in all departments at once.
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    1. Gooch 2. Dravid 3. Ponting 4. Tendulkar 5. Lara 6. Kallis 7. Gilchrist 8. Akram 9. Warne 10. Ambrose 11. McGrath

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