Cricket Player Manager
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33

Thread: Best Batsmen 1970's and 1980's era only?

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Karachi
    Posts
    50

    Best Batsmen 1970's and 1980's era only?

    Who are the best batsmen for each team if you only look at the 1970's and 80's era?

    Some of my picks

    England

    David Gower
    Geoffrey boycott
    Ian Botham
    ??
    ??

    Pakistan:

    Javed Miandad
    Zaheer Abbas
    Majid Khan
    ??
    ??

    In 1980's most batsmen didn't really average that high, so its really hard to pick

  2. #2
    Cricketer Of The Year wpdavid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    8,982
    Amiss would also be in the frame for England.

  3. #3
    U19 Debutant sumantra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    india
    Posts
    333
    From the 70's (best 4)

    Sunil Gavaskar
    Geoff Boycott
    Greg Chappell
    Zaheer Abbas


    From the 80's (best 4)

    Vivian Richards
    Javed Miandad
    Graham Gooch
    Martin Crowe

  4. #4
    International Regular stephen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    aus
    Posts
    3,779
    Gooch, Crowe and Miandad over Border? Really?


  5. #5
    Cricketer Of The Year zaremba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill
    Posts
    8,995
    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Gooch, Crowe and Miandad over Border? Really?
    Not Gooch, in the 1980s. But Crowe and Miandad (and Gooch in the 1990s) are surely
    at least comparable to Border. All very high class batsmen.

  6. #6
    State Regular L Trumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    906
    Viv's best years were in 70s tbh. He was the best in both decades, Definitely from 76 to 85 he was the best, and don't think its that close a contest either.

  7. #7
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    22,324
    why did the OP get banned?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

  8. #8
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    22,324
    lol....ok...so he was a multi.........and that too for Gooch20

  9. #9
    International 12th Man Outswinger@Pace's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Western Europe
    Posts
    1,730
    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    why did the OP get banned?
    For placing Gower over Boycott on the batting stakes, perhaps?

  10. #10
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    22,324
    ...OSP you are quite corny....but I love corny humor

  11. #11
    International Captain bagapath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    India
    Posts
    5,143
    top 10 batters of the 70s and 80s

    viv richards
    sunil gavaskar
    greg chappell
    allan border
    javed miandad
    gordon greenidge
    clive lloyd
    geoff boycott
    martin crowe
    david gower

    next 10

    zaheer abbas
    doug walters
    dennis amiss
    gundappa viswanath
    richie richardosn
    roy fredericks
    dilip vengsarkar
    larry gomes
    aravinda de silva
    ian redpath

  12. #12
    International Coach Hurricane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Don't be jealous of the Georgie Pie super smash
    Posts
    10,563
    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    top 10 batters of the 70s and 80s

    viv richards
    sunil gavaskar
    greg chappell
    allan border
    javed miandad
    gordon greenidge
    clive lloyd
    geoff boycott
    martin crowe
    david gower

    next 10

    zaheer abbas
    doug walters
    dennis amiss
    gundappa viswanath
    richie richardosn
    roy fredericks
    dilip vengsarkar
    larry gomes
    aravinda de silva
    ian redpath
    Haynes must have been close to one of these lists.

    Anyways wanted to talk about Larry Gomes. We negotiated for him to come and play for our club team. One of the younger players said "who is Larry Gomes" - A west Indian opening bowler on our team looked flummoxed and said "He's Larry Gomes that's who he is."

    Larry scored 22 of the best looking runs I have ever seen before being dismissed. What I remember most from the inning is his bottom hand - it had a life of its own - it would guide the ball every time into the gap between cover and point. or cover and mid off. Sadly he broke his finger in the 2nd game and that was the last time he was to bat for us.
    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

  13. #13
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Trapped
    Posts
    12,458
    Good lists bagapath, though you've all forgotten the best of the lot, Barry Richards

  14. #14
    International Captain bagapath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    India
    Posts
    5,143
    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Haynes must have been close to one of these lists.

    Anyways wanted to talk about Larry Gomes. We negotiated for him to come and play for our club team. One of the younger players said "who is Larry Gomes" - A west Indian opening bowler on our team looked flummoxed and said "He's Larry Gomes that's who he is."

    Larry scored 22 of the best looking runs I have ever seen before being dismissed. What I remember most from the inning is his bottom hand - it had a life of its own - it would guide the ball every time into the gap between cover and point. or cover and mid off. Sadly he broke his finger in the 2nd game and that was the last time he was to bat for us.
    cool story mate. dont rate haynes that highly. would put him on par with boon and amarnath. good players but probably not in the top 20 of that era.


    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Good lists bagapath, though you've all forgotten the best of the lot, Barry Richards

    i stuck to test careers. if you included FC then barry would be competing with viv for the top spot.
    Last edited by bagapath; 17-09-2011 at 02:36 AM.

  15. #15
    International Captain weldone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Kolkata->Mumbai->London
    Posts
    6,820
    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    top 10 batters of the 70s and 80s

    viv richards
    sunil gavaskar
    greg chappell
    allan border
    javed miandad
    gordon greenidge
    clive lloyd
    geoff boycott
    martin crowe
    david gower

    next 10

    zaheer abbas
    doug walters
    dennis amiss
    gundappa viswanath
    richie richardosn
    roy fredericks
    dilip vengsarkar
    larry gomes
    aravinda de silva
    ian redpath
    I don't have much problem with your top 10. It's the next 10 that raises some questions.

    Aravinda DeSilva for example, didn't do much in the 80s (in fact, it can be said that his performances pre-1997 were not world-class in entirety). Mohinder Amarnath, on the other hand, IIRC, averaged over 50 in West Indies, Australia and Pakistan of the 70s and 80s - no mean feat.

    Desmond Haynes and Ian Chappell should have been there too.
    Last edited by weldone; 17-09-2011 at 04:34 AM.
    "I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
    - Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-04-2009, 04:21 AM
  2. An A to Z of Cricketing Terms for newcomers
    By Dave Gregory in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24-02-2008, 08:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •