View Poll Results: The best ODI batsman ever

Voters
63. You may not vote on this poll
  • Viv Richards

    32 50.79%
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    23 36.51%
  • Other

    8 12.70%
Page 1 of 20 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 296
Like Tree23Likes

Thread: Greatest ODI batsman of all time

  1. #1
    The Tiger King smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    25,678

    Greatest ODI batsman of all time

    Now that Tendulkar has retired from ODIs is he the greatest ODI batsman ever? Second to Viv or is there some other batsman who trumps these two?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

  2. #2
    International Coach morgieb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    63*
    Posts
    14,100
    Viv because he batted in a tougher era for batsmen.

    Sachin is second though.
    5-0

    RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012
    RIP Hughesy

    Proudly supporting the #2 cricketer of all time.

  3. #3
    Dan
    Dan is offline
    Global Moderator / Cricket Web Staff Member Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    A small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse
    Posts
    11,195
    Bevan?

    EDIT: When I posted this it wasn't to inspire a nationalistic line of posting. Surely Bevan's worthy of being in the discussion.
    Last edited by Dan; 26-12-2012 at 01:53 AM.

  4. #4
    Cricketer Of The Year weldone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Kolkata->Mumbai->London
    Posts
    9,653
    Viv had a slightly better career in a tougher era. Tendulkar was superb too, and had a really long career with successes everywhere. My vote goes to Viv - but not by much. And I might choose Tendulkar some other day depending on my mood.
    "I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
    - Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)


  5. #5
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    The Bullingdon Club's carsy
    Posts
    14,306
    Neil Fairbrother

  6. #6
    International Coach Ikki's Avatar
    Cricket Champion! Jackpot Champion!
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Klopp's Kop
    Posts
    13,521
    Er, what about Bevan?
    ★★★★★

  7. #7
    International Coach Hurricane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Don't be jealous of the Georgie Pie super smash
    Posts
    14,071
    Lance Cairns FTW
    #TeamCairns
    one day NZ will bring chappell to his knees in a puddle of his own tears and you'll see Phlegm on his belly greedily tasting every delicious tear before watching the hope fade from that old ****s eyes.
    Overrated XI M Bracewell, Burns, Rahane, Don Voges, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaul

  8. #8
    Cricketer Of The Year weldone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Kolkata->Mumbai->London
    Posts
    9,653
    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Bevan?
    With the likes of Miandad, Zaheer, Dhoni etc in the tier below IMO..

  9. #9
    State Captain
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    m
    Posts
    1,791
    viv sachin is a chump

    aussie fan bois cannot be happy about this thread
    Member of the bring back Bruce Campbell Campaign.

  10. #10
    The artist formerly known as Monk Red Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    ...
    Posts
    7,585
    Can't split these guys....

    - Viv Richards
    - Sachin Tendulkar
    - Greg Chappell
    - Dean Jones
    - Javed Miandad
    - Michael Bevan (personally I couldn't stand him, but it's hard to argue agin him)
    - MS Dhoni



    Hashim Amla laying some serious claims to being included among the above.

  11. #11
    Request Your Custom Title Now! benchmark00's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Is this CricketWeb's greatest poster in the short history of the forum?
    Posts
    37,157
    Nick Knight.


    www.richardweb.net
    Parmi | #1 draft pick | Jake King is **** | Big Bash League tipping champion of the universe
    Come and Paint Turtle
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Kohli. Do something in test cricket for once please.

    Thanks.

  12. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Pune, India
    Posts
    807
    I pick Tendulkar by half a toenail because of his unreal level of consistency... since his first hundred, he averaged 47, the same as Viv... and thats over 385 matches. Absolutely mind blowing

    Where Viv was special was his strikerate though... he was miles ahead of peers in that respect

  13. #13
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    39,263
    I still don't find average a hugely meaningful stat in ODI cricket tbh. Especially comparing across different positions in the order.
    do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
    who's going to make the violins?

    forever 63*

  14. #14
    The Tiger King smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    25,678
    I wanted to inlcude Bevan here but those who feel Bevan is the greatest ever ODI bat can choose other option.

  15. #15
    Request Your Custom Title Now! benchmark00's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Is this CricketWeb's greatest poster in the short history of the forum?
    Posts
    37,157
    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I still don't find average a hugely meaningful stat in ODI cricket tbh. Especially comparing across different positions in the order.
    Yes.

Page 1 of 20 12311 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What is your state/provinces all time greatest team?
    By stephen in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: 30-10-2009, 07:21 PM
  2. Mahmood and Panesar power England to series glory
    By symonds_94 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-08-2006, 11:11 AM
  3. *Official* CW Grade Cricket discussion and results thread
    By Samuel_Vimes in forum CW Grade Cricket
    Replies: 210
    Last Post: 26-11-2005, 06:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •