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    • Australia - Bradman
    • England - Hobbs
    • South Africa - Pollock/Richard
    • India - Tendulkar
    • West Indies - Sobers
    • Pakistan - Miandad
    • Sri Lanka - Arvinda D'Silva
    • New Zealand - Crowe
    • Zimbabwe - Flower

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    Australia - D Bradman
    England - W Hammond
    South Africa - B Richards
    India - S Tendulkar
    West Indies - G Sobers
    Pakistan - J Miandad
    Sri Lanka - K Sangakkara
    New Zealand - C Dempster
    Zimbabwe - A Flower
    Bangladesh - T Iqbal

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    Australia - Bradman, G Chappell, Trumper
    England - Grace, Hobbs, Hammond
    India - Tendulkar, Dravid, Gavaskar
    New Zealand - M Crowe, Dempster, Fleming (?)
    Pakistan - Miandad, Inzy, MoYo
    South Africa - Richards, Pollock, Kallis
    Sri Lanka - Sangakkara, de Silva, Jayawardene
    West Indies - Richards, Sobers, Lara
    Zimbabwe - Flower, Goodwin, Houghton
    Bangladesh - Habibul, Tamin, Shakib (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    Australia - D Bradman
    England - W Hammond
    South Africa - B Richards
    India - S Tendulkar
    West Indies - G Sobers
    Pakistan - J Miandad
    Sri Lanka - K Sangakkara
    New Zealand - C Dempster
    Zimbabwe - A Flower
    Bangladesh - T Iqbal
    Lovely, the inclusion of Hammond and Dexter

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    In the modern era I think the best batsman to have played in India was Ponting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad16 View Post
    Lara is probably the most underrated All time great ever.

    I would put him as the best batsmen of all time after Bradman factoring in the entertainment value and sheer domination of spin. Easily the most exciting batsmen ever. The most frustrating part about Lara is that he actually under achieved, half the time his mind was really not up for it. When on song, I doubt there is a batsmen in history that could match his domination apart from Viv, but Lara was more exciting to watch than Viv.
    I agree to the extent that he is now almost disregarded as being what he is, and that is one of the elite batsmen who can be legimately argued to be the best after Bradman.
    On his day and his mind right, there could never have been a better batsman.
    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 | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

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

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    Australia: Don Bradman
    England: Jack Hobbs (Hammond a close second)
    India: My heart says Gavaskar but my head says Tendulkar
    New Zealand: Stewie Dempster
    Pakistan: Javed Miandad
    South Africa: Graeme Pollock just ahead of Kallis
    Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara
    West Indies: George Headley (just beats out Richards)
    Zimbabwe: Andy Flower
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    Australia: Bradman, Chappell, Ponting
    West Indies: Hedley, Richards, Lara, Sobers
    England: Hobbs, Hutton, Hammond
    India: Tendulkar, Gavaskar
    South Africa: Kallis, Richards, Pollock
    Pakistan: Miandad
    Sri Lanka: Sangakkara
    New Zealand: Crowe

    Top tier batsmen from each country (Crowe not quite fitting that bill) in order, more or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    I agree to the extent that he is now almost disregarded as being what he is, and that is one of the elite batsmen who can be legimately argued to be the best after Bradman.
    On his day and his mind right, there could never have been a better batsman.
    I too think that Lara somewhat underachieved and had he been as disciplined as say an SRT he couldve achieved so much more. Even so, one thing I noticed in Lara's record is that he has very few not outs. i think that's a product of him being in a piss poor WI batting line up and having to hit out whenever he was running out of partnersmore often that not. If Lara had even half the not outs of most batsmen his average wouldve been well over 55.
    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!

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    Part of what made Lara great was his risk taking and for the most part not playing for average. He was a true genius.

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    I'll go current (tests):
    Australia: Clarke
    Bangladesh: Mahmudulluh
    India: Pujara
    South Africa: Amla
    West Indies: Chanderpaul
    Sri Lanka: Sangakarra
    Pakistan: Azhar Ali
    NZ: Kane Williamson
    Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor
    England: Cook

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    NZ: Martin Donnelly, Stew Dempster, Bert Sutcliffe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Part of what made Lara great was his risk taking and for the most part not playing for average. He was a true genius.
    True that. Had he been like a Chanderpaul who knows what his average might of been. Considering they both played for the same crappy team over most of their careers Lara could have easily pulled a Chanderpaul and piled up the not outs my guess his averagewould have been around 60 odd. Lets see Chandershas like 40 odd not outs if Lara had about half that by my calculation his average wouldve been around 57. And some people call him selfish !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Australia: Bradman, Chappell, Ponting
    West Indies: Hedley, Richards, Lara, Sobers
    England: Hobbs, Hutton, Hammond
    India: Tendulkar, Gavaskar
    South Africa: Kallis, Richards, Pollock
    Pakistan: Miandad
    Sri Lanka: Sangakkara
    New Zealand: Crowe

    Top tier batsmen from each country (Crowe not quite fitting that bill) in order, more or less.
    I'm not so sure about that as only a master-batsman could pass the 150 mark against the West Indies at home during the 1980s.

    Here we have 188 runs made by Crowe at Georgetown against Marshall, Holding, and Garner;

    2nd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Georgetown, Apr 6-11, 1985 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    Can you think of any other batsman kyear who made a similar score against the same line-up of West Indian greats on their own turf?

    (not saying that there aren't any, but they must be rare surely)
    Last edited by watson; 08-01-2013 at 09:01 PM.
    Tendulkar - M.Waugh - Ponting - Richards - Dhoni - Bevan - Kapil Dev - Hadlee - Akram - Garner - Muralitharan

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