View Poll Results: Best After the Don

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  • Jack Hobbs

    7 7.78%
  • Wally Hammond

    1 1.11%
  • George Headley

    1 1.11%
  • Len Hutton

    2 2.22%
  • Garry Sobers

    13 14.44%
  • Sunil Gavaskar

    1 1.11%
  • Graeme Pollock

    2 2.22%
  • Greg Chappell

    1 1.11%
  • Barry Richards

    1 1.11%
  • Viv Richards

    16 17.78%
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    20 22.22%
  • Brian Lara

    6 6.67%
  • Ricky Ponting

    5 5.56%
  • Jacques Kallis

    8 8.89%
  • W.G. Grace

    4 4.44%
  • Other

    2 2.22%
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    So it looks as though Sachin Tendulkar is the second best batsman after Bradman. This is a predictable shame because I'd much rather watch Lara or Sobers bat. Or even Viv Richards or Greg Chappell for that matter, provided that their respective on-drives are on song.

    Incidently, why has George Headley received no votes, yet Ponting and Kallis received 3 each? That makes no sense at all.
    Guess the modern players are rated more highly cos people consider them better athletes, they're still fresh in peoples minds etc. Tendulkar winner.. big surprise. Big shame too, Hobbs, Sobers and Viv clearly ahead of him imo. But to each their own.

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    Headley would have been my second choice and to me are the two best we have produced. What Headley did to prop up that woeful team is just amazing and what video I have seen from him, he was just magical.
    Why Viv is number one for me? Faced the best bowlers of them all and just didn't milk them or rotate the strike, he destroyed and demoralised them, making it easier for those to come after him. From 1976 to the very early '80's and including WSC, it's hard to belive that there has ever been a better batsman, especially considering the conditions, pitches and bowlers he faced.
    There is a reason Lara is the prince, there can only be one King and he was the Master Blaster.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Headley would have been my second choice and to me are the two best we have produced. What Headley did to prop up that woeful team is just amazing and what video I have seen from him, he was just magical.
    Why Viv is number one for me? Faced the best bowlers of them all and just didn't milk them or rotate the strike, he destroyed and demoralised them, making it easier for those to come after him. From 1976 to the very early '80's and including WSC, it's hard to belive that there has ever been a better batsman, especially considering the conditions, pitches and bowlers he faced.
    There is a reason Lara is the prince, there can only be one King and he was the Master Blaster.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    ponting , ok.
    kallis
    then wher is dravid ? steve ? worrel ? border ? barrington ? weekes? miandad ...........................

    and NO RANJI and TRUMPER


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    I don't have an opinion on who is number 2. Just being in the argument is a sign of greatness and there are, IMO, no right or wrong answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I don't have an opinion on who is number 1. Just being in the argument is a sign of greatness and there are, IMO, no right or wrong answers.
    fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    ponting , ok.
    kallis
    then wher is dravid ? steve ? worrel ? border ? barrington ? weekes? miandad ...........................

    and NO RANJI and TRUMPER
    None of those could legitimately claim to be the the best after bradman imo. Great batsmen but they're all probably in the tier below the ones in the poll.

    Except trumper... He probably should have been mentioned.

    Also I find it a travesty that Headley has no votes. Feel guilty voting for Tendulkar now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    ponting , ok.
    kallis
    then wher is dravid ? steve ? worrel ? border ? barrington ? weekes? miandad ...........................

    and NO RANJI and TRUMPER
    There is an option "Other" ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    None of those could legitimately claim to be the the best after bradman imo. Great batsmen but they're all probably in the tier below the ones in the poll.

    Except trumper... He probably should have been mentioned.

    Also I find it a travesty that Headley has no votes. Feel guilty voting for Tendulkar now.
    so ranji cant (no:1 batsman of his era )..
    kallis can ( not even in top tier of his era. comfortably below sachin, lara > ponting in general view and arguably equal/better/below dravid )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    None of those could legitimately claim to be the the best after bradman imo. Great batsmen but they're all probably in the tier below the ones in the poll.

    Except trumper... He probably should have been mentioned.

    Also I find it a travesty that Headley has no votes. Feel guilty voting for Tendulkar now.
    Headley for me, deserves to be rated above some of the others with votes. Number three overall IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doesitmatter View Post
    There is an option "Other" ..
    so i can nominate allan donald

    greatest batsman from WI- lara , viv , headly , greendige , other
    best spinner of last 25 years - murali , kumble , other


    in future we can expct these kind of polls and options

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    so i can nominate allan donald

    greatest batsman from WI- lara , viv , headly , greendige , other
    best spinner of last 25 years - murali , kumble , other


    in future we can expct these kind of polls and options
    Your ability to construct sentences with the least possible number of vowels is quite brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    So it looks as though Sachin Tendulkar is the second best batsman after Bradman. This is a predictable shame because I'd much rather watch Lara or Sobers bat. Or even Viv Richards or Greg Chappell for that matter, provided that their respective on-drives are on song.

    Incidently, why has George Headley received no votes, yet Ponting and Kallis received 3 each? That makes no sense at all.
    Heh? Voting is democratic dude! Why is it a shame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    so i can nominate allan donald

    greatest batsman from WI- lara , viv , headly , greendige , other
    best spinner of last 25 years - murali , kumble , other

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