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    My top batsmen from the 70s and the 80s:
    1. Viv Richards
    2. Sunil Gavaskar
    3. Barry Richards
    4. Graeme Pollock
    5. Greg Chappell
    6. Javed Miandad
    7. Allan Border
    8. Geoff Boycott
    9. Clive Lloyd
    10. Gordon Greenidge
    11. Martin Crowe
    12. Zaheer Abbas
    13. Ian Chappell
    14. David Gower
    15. Gundappa Vishwanath
    16. Dennis Amiss
    17. Glenn Turner
    18. Desmond Haynes
    19. Mohinder Amarnath
    20. Doug Walters
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    I guess again the debate will start whether to include Barry Richards in there or not
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Unless you add the word "International" to the OP there doesn't seem to me to be anything to debate

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Unless you add the word "International" to the OP there doesn't seem to me to be anything to debate
    isn't international the default setting for discussing cricket at CW just like discussing a player test matches is the default mode?


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    Is it not standard CWer protocol to assume it's about Tests unless stated otherwise?
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Fmd how can anyone rate gavaskar or Barry Richards over Greg Chappell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Is it not standard CWer protocol to assume it's about Tests unless stated otherwise?
    I dunno - is it?

    Where is Richard when you need him

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Gooch, Crowe and Miandad over Border? Really?
    border was a slip...should come right after viv, in the second position...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Fmd how can anyone rate gavaskar or Barry Richards over Greg Chappell.

    I'm embarrassed for you.
    and i am for u too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Fmd how can anyone rate gavaskar or Barry Richards over Greg Chappell.

    I'm embarrassed for you.
    when greg chappell retired in early 1984, this is how his records stacked up against sunny's.

    SM Gavaskar (India) 99 174 14 8394 236* 52.46 30 36 10
    GS Chappell (Aus) 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 24 31 12

    what is so embarrassing about ranking either one over the other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    when greg chappell retired in early 1984, this is how his records stacked up against sunny's.

    SM Gavaskar (India) 99 174 14 8394 236* 52.46 30 36 10
    GS Chappell (Aus) 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 24 31 12

    what is so embarrassing about ranking either one over the other?
    Did you, you know, like watch them play?

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    Viv Richards
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Graeme Pollock
    Greg Chappell
    Barry Richards
    Alanm Border
    Javed Miandad
    Clive Loyd
    Geoffrey Boycott
    Gordon Greenidge

    Thats my top ten, obviously I think Barry should count as OP didn't specify Test batsmen.
    Easy to see why I rate this era the golden age of cricket, especially when the 90's are included. Amazing ability in that lot and the bowling list is even better.
    Last edited by kyear2; 17-09-2011 at 07:32 AM.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Did you, you know, like watch them play?
    yeah. both were awesome. i can toss a coin and choose either the master technician or mr. elegance. they were joint second among the batsmen of their times; only a tiny whisker behind viv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Fmd how can anyone rate gavaskar or Barry Richards over Greg Chappell.

    I'm embarrassed for you.
    can't be a comment for real. will put it down to the rugby!
    i know i am god. since when i pray i find i am talking to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    yeah. both were awesome. i can toss a coin and choose either the master technician or mr. elegance. they were joint second among the batsmen of their times; only a tiny whisker behind viv.
    completely agree.

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