Big can of worms here:
Sachin Tendulkar | India Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
Ricky Ponting | Australia Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
Jacques Kallis | South Africa Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
Brian Lara | West Indies Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
Is SRT really the best of the 4, and Kallis the worst given the stats?
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Lara > Tendulkar > Ponting > Kallis for mine and I don't give a **** about the stats.
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If you're talking about entertainment value, I agree.
You're not, though. I find the double standards with regards to the judging of players quite annoying. Kallis may have batted slowly, but it was due to his role in the team. He performed his role just as well as any of the others (statistically, better) and to judge him on his SR in Tests is ludicrous at the best of times.
Let's be honest - Kallis doesn't get rated as highly due to the fact that he was deemed "selfish" due to his slow nature. He was in fact the opposite of selfish - he took up the mantra for the good of the team! He has shown, at times, that he can attack as well as any of the aforementioned; the aforementioned just had aggression more integrated with their role in the team.
No, I'm talking about who I think was the best of the 4 down in order to who I think is the worst - it's based on watching them all over a number of years.
The top three just a touch above the other two though. And yes the ability to dominate an attack and set the tempo for an innings does count or Barrington would be rated higher than Viv.
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Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
Sachin is only considered the best because 40 trillion Indians with internet are adamant he is. In reality, you can't split them easily.
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The idea of this team is to win matches as fast as possible. They can bowl a team out fast and then pile on a huge score quickly.
Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick
in ATG team his tail starts at 7
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
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