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    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.

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    New Zealand: Martin Crowe
    India: Sachin Tendulkar
    Pakistan: Javed Miandad

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    Australia: That hack
    South Africa: Graeme Pollock
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    West Indies isn't a country. #imthatguy
    Somebody had to.

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    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)
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    QLD - Viv Richards
    Barry for South Australia then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Barry for South Australia then.
    Nah, Don Bradman #goodenoughtoplayfortwostates

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    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
    Tendulkar - M.Waugh - Ponting - Richards - Dhoni - Bevan - Kapil Dev - Hadlee - Akram - Garner - Muralitharan

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    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

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    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
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