I always figured that this would be the most difficult question to answer with regards to the Windies. Personally, I think it is a toss up between Sobers and Viv. I never actually got to saw Sobers bat live, but the tales of his awesomeness were part of growing up for me. Everyone thought he was the best left hander ever. Even the emergence of Graeme Pollock and Brian Charles Lara didn't change the mind of any of my elders. Having watched some of his videos, I can see what they meant, but still I cannot understand the fascination as such. It seems to me that Lara was as good, and sometimes better. But I will defer to the opinion of others on Lara v Sobers. When it comes to Viv, so many intangibles apart from his batting come into play that sometimes it's almost a bias to think of him as a better batsman than say, George Headley. But having watched Viv, it would be nigh impossible for me to rank him below the Black Bradman. Opinions?