Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 76

Thread: Best Batsmen By Country

  1. #1
    State Vice-Captain Coronis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    1,479

    Best Batsmen By Country

    Thought it'd be interesting to see everybody's thoughts on this. Was thinking about great batsmen of each country in the 30's (massive treasure trove there, Bradman, Hammond, Nourse, Dempster, Merchant, Headley). So I thought about the best batsmen for each test playing nation in history. Obviously there will be some easy choices (Australia, Zimbabwe). But still, there will be many different opinions on most players from most of the countries. Haven't fully studied batsmen of a few countries and have absolutely no idea about Bangladesh batsmen but, feel free to include them.

  2. #2
    International Vice-Captain Mike5181's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    City of Sails
    Posts
    4,440
    New Zealand: Martin Crowe
    India: Sachin Tendulkar
    Pakistan: Javed Miandad

  3. #3
    International Captain ankitj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hyderabad India
    Posts
    7,292
    Australia: That hack
    South Africa: Graeme Pollock
    West Indies: Garry Sobers
    England: Jack Hobbs
    RIP Phil Hughes. Forever 63*

  4. #4
    Hall of Fame Member NUFAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Marrickville
    Posts
    19,021
    West Indies isn't a country. #imthatguy


  5. #5
    State Vice-Captain Coronis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    1,479
    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    West Indies isn't a country. #imthatguy
    Somebody had to.

  6. #6
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Spikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    All Glory To The Nev
    Posts
    36,068
    spin-off. best batsman by state. off the top of my head

    nsw: bradman
    tas: ponting
    act: bevan...?
    vic: harvey
    sa: g chappell
    wa: mussey...?
    nt: no-one (most of the guys born there who have gone onto play test cricket moved from the nt at a young age. so)
    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blo...cricket-legacy

    Brad McNamara ‏@bbuzzmc
    Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.

  7. #7
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    57,845
    Liking Nufans recent form.

  8. #8
    State Vice-Captain Coronis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    1,479
    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    spin-off. best batsman by state. off the top of my head

    nsw: bradman
    tas: ponting
    act: bevan...?
    vic: harvey
    sa: g chappell
    wa: mussey...?
    nt: no-one (most of the guys born there who have gone onto play test cricket moved from the nt at a young age. so)
    QLD: Hayden

  9. #9
    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
    QLD - Viv Richards
    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.

  10. #10
    International Coach Hurricane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Don't be jealous of the Georgie Pie super smash
    Posts
    11,611
    England - WG Grace
    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

  11. #11
    State Vice-Captain Coronis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    1,479
    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    QLD - Viv Richards
    Barry for South Australia then.

  12. #12
    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 Coronis View Post
    Barry for South Australia then.
    Nah, Don Bradman #goodenoughtoplayfortwostates

  13. #13
    International Captain watson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Newcastle & Sydney
    Posts
    5,747
    Australia: Obvious
    England: Len Hutton
    West Indies: George Headley
    India: Sunil Gavaskar
    Pakistan: Javed Miandad
    South Africa: Graeme Pollock
    Sri Lanka: Aravinda de Silva
    New Zealand: Martin Crowe
    The figures Sir Home Hordon has shown me of what Grace did in matches against me, 37 innings, 1042 runs, 28.16 average, considerably less than his general average, hears out my theory that I never had any particular difficulty in getting him out. I clean bowled him seven times, ACM Croome says that WG told him that on any wicket he never knew when I should bowl him. This may have been due in part to my artfulness......
    Fred Spofforth, 'The Demon Speaks'

  14. #14
    The artist formerly known as Monk Red Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Way over yonder in the minor key
    Posts
    6,002
    Australian- Bradman. If choosing another, Greg Chappell

    England- Jack Hobbs (Hammond very close)

    WI- George Headley or Viv Richards. Hard to split.

    India- Tendulkar (Gavaskar very close)

    Pakistan- Miandad

    SA- G. Pollock

    SL- Sangakkara

    NZ- Stewie Dempster or Martin Crowe

  15. #15
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Cribbertopia
    Posts
    45,974
    Australia - Bradman
    England - Grace, Hobbs if we're only talking Tests
    South Africa - Nourse
    India - Tendulkar
    West Indies - Sobers
    Pakistan - Miandad
    Sri Lanka - Sangakkara
    New Zealand - Crowe
    Zimbabwe - Flower
    Bangladesh - Bashar, Tamim probably soon
    Last edited by Prince EWS; 07-01-2013 at 06:41 AM. Reason: Decided on Sobers over Headley
    Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Most aesthetically pleasing batsmen
    By Red Hill in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 19-09-2012, 07:56 PM
  2. What if Graeme Swann was born in a different country?
    By DJellett in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 17-09-2012, 04:03 AM
  3. Could today's batsmen adapt to sticky wickets?
    By Jager in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 09-08-2012, 05:53 AM
  4. Replies: 146
    Last Post: 12-07-2012, 01:47 PM
  5. No English batsmen to cross 5000 ODI runs?
    By SaeedAnwar in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 03-03-2010, 07:42 AM

Posting Permissions

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