View Poll Results: Who is the better test batsman?

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  • Sachin Tendulkar

    13 33.33%
  • Brian Lara

    20 51.28%
  • James Anderson

    6 15.38%
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Thread: Tendulkar vs Lara

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    Tendulkar vs Lara

    Who is the better test batsman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaideep View Post
    Who is the better test batsman?
    Think Tendulkar despite his recent poor form has it over Lara; Lara would be pretty rusty having not played in so long.
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    noted bowling allrounder, John Davison
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Think Tendulkar despite his recent poor form has it over Lara; Lara would be pretty rusty having not played in so long.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    noted bowling allrounder, John Davison
    I heard he was a batting allrounder?

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    Needs more Kallis.
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    Just about equal for me.
    1st XI
    Hutton | Hobbs | Bradman* | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
    2nd XI
    Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
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    Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
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    Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Just about equal for me.
    Just about equal? Which means not exactly equal?

    So for you Tendy it is then?

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    Consistentcy just edges it for him, but not much in it really and at their respective bests, Lara was better.

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    Tendulkar for sheer weight of runs and centuries, Lara for overall skill and flair; that 153* is one of the all time great innings.

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    Voted for tendulkar for his longevity but immense respect for Lara. I'd sooner pick Lara in an all time XI probably than tendulkar.

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    Ponting better than them both if we're talking about batsmen in their prime.

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    HASN'T THIS TOPIC BEEN DONE TO THE CORE ??


    "tendulkar for longevity etc"
    "lara for flair etc"
    "ponting for his peak etc"

    Move on people. We have all heard the same **** at least 339 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Ponting better than them both if we're talking about batsmen in their prime.
    Respectfully disagree. Despite that amazing purple patch he had, which admittedly carried on for a few years, looking at his career at a whole I cannot agree that he was in the class of either, and the best of Lara in particular is some way beyond his reach. I can think off the top of my ahead of a dozen Lara performances that were more than anything Ponting seemed capable of. It's not his fault he never faced McGrath and Warne in Tests, but he never struck me as being any better than Dravid or Kallis - or even at various times teammates like Hayden, Martyn and Gilchrist - against the other really dangerous bowlers that were around in his prime. I suspect that outside Australia Ponting will always be considered a notch below those two.
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