Bowling is about who was the best at taking wickets, for the least amount of runs from the fewest possible balls and winning matches. Apparently heavily weighed for longevity and wickets per match which favors spinners and bowlers who played on weaker teams. No problem with Murali being #1 though, statistically the closest cricketer to Bradman or even possibly even if one factors in pure volume of wickets
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 | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
How could you not have taken Amla and Bell's respective future performances into account? Can't rely on you to do anything right it seems
**** you both
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Disclaimer: I am a biased South African. Anything I say is likely to have something in it that ultimately favours the Proteas.
Pollock is rated above Donald by 0.003 points. If he'd retired a couple of months earlier, he would probably be below.
Pollock was always a clear number two to Donald in my mind so Donald for me should always be a head of Polly and quite frankly it's not close.
When Donald and Pollock bowled together there wasn't a whole lot of difference between their bowling averages :-
Donald alone = 122 wickets at 22.66
Donald with Pollock = 208 wickets at 22.02
Pollock alone = 232 wickets at 24.31
Pollock with Donald = 189 wickets at 21.66
Look at how close Donald's and Pollock's figures are. The averages are all around 22, the best in this analysis. Donald bowled as effectively without Pollock while Pollock needed the pace of Donald a bit more.
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Last edited by watson; 07-02-2013 at 08:50 PM.
"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong" - Oscar Wilde
Right Handed XI
- Sunil Gavaskar
- Jack Hobbs
- Don Bradman
- Greg Chappell
- Viv Richards
- Keith Miller
- Alan Knott
- Imran Khan
- Malcolm Marshall
- Shane Warne
- Dennis Lillee
Left Handed XI
- Arthur Morris
- Bill Lawry
- Neil Harvey
- Brian Lara
- Garry Sobers
- Frank Woolley
- Adam Gilchrist
- Allan Davidson
- Wasim Akram
- Hedley Verity
- Bishen Bedi
Now wondering why there aren't more than 2 world class left-arm fast bowlers when there are any number of world class batsman and quite a few spinners.
What about Bill Johnston instead of Bedi? Possibility Monk?
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