View Poll Results: Who is the best subcontinental test batsman (2000-2010)

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  • Tendulkar

    20 43.48%
  • Dravid

    6 13.04%
  • Sangakarra

    7 15.22%
  • Inzamam

    1 2.17%
  • Sehwag

    8 17.39%
  • Laxman

    1 2.17%
  • Yousuf

    2 4.35%
  • Jayawardane

    1 2.17%
  • Younis

    0 0%
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Thread: Best subcontinental batsman: 2000-2010

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    Best subcontinental batsman: 2000-2010

    My vote goes to VVS Laxman. Here is a list of the stats during this period excluding BD/Zim and Laxman is right in the mix averaging 53. However if you look at tests in Australia,England and South Africa he averages 54, second only to Tendulkar among these 9 batsmen and far ahead of several of them. So in addition to being superb against the best team in this period and playing a couple of the greatest innings ever he has been consistent home and away against most teams.
    Last edited by Dissector; 21-11-2010 at 06:03 AM.

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    Emmmm SRT becoz he also plays ODI's with almost same average........
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    OK I should have clarified but I would like to stick with tests only.

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    Batting records, 2000 - 2010

    SRT @ 56.8, Inzamam @ 56.8, Sangakkara @ 56.6 and Yousuf @ 56.2 lead the way.
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    Upon reading the title my first instinct was Jayawardene, although that may just be because of the difference between this and his other performances. Still, he'd be right up there. Sehwag worth a serious shout too.
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    Against non-minnows, 2000 - 2010

    Tillekaratne @ 56.2, Sehwag @55.6, Inzamam @ 55.4 and Jayawardane @ 53.8 leads

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    Away from SCDravid, SRT and VVS leads here.

    So my choice would be 1. SRT, 2. Dravid, 3. VVS / Sangakkara (because he was starting his career unlike above)

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    Hmm wait - are we voting for the best batsman in subcontinental conditions, or the best batsman from the subcontinent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Batting records, 2000 - 2010

    SRT @ 56.8, Inzamam @ 56.8, Sangakkara @ 56.6 and Yousuf @ 56.2 lead the way.
    Those numbers include BD/Zim. Excluding them you get:

    Sehwag 56
    Inzamam 55
    Jayawardane 54
    Sangakkara 53
    Laxman 53
    Younis 52
    Yousuf 52
    Dravid 51
    Tendulkar 51

    If you look at tests in Aus, Eng and SA you get:
    Tendulkar 56
    Laxman 54
    Dravid 53
    Sehwag 45
    Younis 43
    Sangakarra 41
    Yousuf 41
    Jaywardane 38
    Inzamam 37

    It's the latter number which really separates the players IMO.
    Last edited by Dissector; 21-11-2010 at 06:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Hmm wait - are we voting for the best batsman in subcontinental conditions, or the best batsman from the subcontinent?
    Best test batsman from the sub-continent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dissector View Post
    Best test batsman from the sub-continent.
    Ahh. Tendulkar or Sangakkara then.

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    Agree with Pews. I think its probably Tendulkar or Sangakkara although I'm leaning towards Tendulkar more. Top player.
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    Miagra why is your end date 31st Dec 2010? I thought 2000-2010 is basically the 2000s decade.

    Here is the real list excluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe:
    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...s;type=batting

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    No, the decade is 2000-2009. I am interested in evaluating players from 2000 to the current date so therefore 2000-2010. It does make a bit of difference since Tendulkar in particular has had a great year.

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    Yeh, if you go to 2010 you are including 11 years - not a decade.

    Reckon it's Sangakkara.
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