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    4 11.43%
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    Greg Chappell vs Ricky Ponting?

    Who was the better batsman according to you guys?
    Last edited by harsh.ag; 29-09-2012 at 05:56 AM.

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    Both top tier, but Chappell faced better bowlers and was one of only three batsmen to flourish in WSC. Also didn't have Hayden and Langer to demoralise the bowlers for him before he came in.
    Fans of both though.
    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 | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

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

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    Question can be posed as who is the second greatest Australian batsman. Border, Waugh, Harvey etc can be thrown in the mix.


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    Because of their minimalistic style of play I belive that we can take Border and Waugh out of that conversation.
    Chappell, Ponting and Harvey. Then in the next group would be Waugh, Simpson, Border ect.

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    Chappell second best middle order Aust batsman by a small distance. Then throw a blanket over Border, Harvey, Ponting, McCabe, Hassett, Waugh etc.
    I'd like to imagine in cricketing heaven that Hughes has already found Archie Jackson and they're sitting, smiling and discussing what might've been, and also discussing how fickle both batting and life can be. Maybe Trumper sits close by, nodding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Chappell second best middle order Aust batsman by a small distance. Then throw a blanket over Border, Harvey, Ponting, McCabe, Hassett, Waugh etc.
    I think I'd have to agree. I'd probably still take Harvey over Chappell though since it's so minimal for me, since he's a left-hander and can handle the stickies.
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick

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    If we're just talking Tests, Border for me. Ponting a fraction ahead of Chappell. It's all so close though that I'd take Chappell over both if we were to factor in his handful of WSC SuperTests.
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    For overall awesome-ness against all kinda bowling and for the natural grace i am going for Chappell...

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    For my Australian XI I generally go...

    Simpson
    Trumper or Morris
    Bradman
    G.Chappell
    Miller
    Harvey
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Lillee
    O'Reilly
    McGrath


    If I was to drop Miller (settle, fans....), it might look like this...


    Simpson
    Trumper or Morris
    Bradman
    G.Chappell
    Harvey
    Ponting or Border (hard to split, but probably Ponting between two LHs)
    Gilchrist
    Lindwall
    Lillee
    Warne or O'Reilly
    McGrath

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    I think Ponting's playing way past his peak and being ****e in the last 3-4 years doesn't help his cause
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Viv had the same problem, but in the long run, people forget and it doesn't matter.

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    In order in actually play in an ATG Test Match (assuming that were possible because someone somehow had invented a time machine) the ATG player could only be one specific age when they played the Test Match. In other words, Ricky Ponting or Viv Richards couldn't similtaneously be 36 years old and 28 years old at the same when they went out to face SF Barnes.

    Instead, they would be batting at the height of their powers when they were both 28 years, 59 days and 7 hours old. Or whatever exact age was appropriate.

    And just to make things slightly more confusing; if Ponting or Richards did face up to SF Barnes aged 28 years, 59 days and 7 hours old, then they wouldn't know what it means to be in decline because they wouldn't have yet experienced any Test Matches when they were 'old'.
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    Len Hutton - Jack Hobbs - Ted Dexter - Peter May - Walter Hammond - Frank Woolley - Ian Botham - Alan Knott - Hedley Verity - John Snow - Fred Trueman

    Victor Trumper - Bill Lawry - Don Bradman - Greg Chappell - Allan Border - Keith Miller - Adam Gilchrist - Alan Davidson - Shane Warne - Dennis Lillee - Glenn McGrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Because of their minimalistic style of play I belive that we can take Border and Waugh out of that conversation.
    Being boring means you're not a great batsman?
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    I give out points for style of which Steve(n) Smith has none.

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    The more I consider it, the less I am inclined to include Miller in my all time Australian XI.

    At present:

    1. Bob Simpson
    2. Arthur Morris
    3. Don Bradman
    4. Greg Chappell
    5. Ricky Ponting
    6. Neil Harvey
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Ray Lindwall
    9. Shane Warne
    10. Dennis Lillee
    11. Glenn McGrath


    Like the combination of three left handers and four right handers in the top 7.
    Like the L/R opening combo.
    Bowling attack has serious venom, and is relentless.
    Chappell and Simpson can both bowl if required.
    Chappell and Simpson are probably the greatest slip fielders Australia has had. Ponting and Harvey two of the greatest in the cover/point areas. Bradman a very good cover fieldsman.

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