View Poll Results: The best ODI batsman ever

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  • Viv Richards

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  • Sachin Tendulkar

    23 38.98%
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    8 13.56%
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    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

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    Viv because he batted in a tougher era for batsmen.

    Sachin is second though.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Er, what about Bevan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Bevan?
    With the likes of Miandad, Zaheer, Dhoni etc in the tier below IMO..

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    viv sachin is a chump

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    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.

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    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

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    I still don't find average a hugely meaningful stat in ODI cricket tbh. Especially comparing across different positions in the order.
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    I wanted to inlcude Bevan here but those who feel Bevan is the greatest ever ODI bat can choose other option.

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    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.
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