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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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by L Trumper View Post
    Heh? Voting is democratic dude! Why is it a shame?
    Because I'd much rather watch Sobers or Lara bat. Or even Viv Richards or Greg Chappell for that matter, provided that their respective on-drives are on-song.
    Tendulkar - M.Waugh - Ponting - Richards - Dhoni - Bevan - Kapil Dev - Hadlee - Akram - Garner - Muralitharan

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Because I'd much rather watch Sobers or Lara bat.
    Thats the key part of the post!
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    Think more people would prefer to watch KP and A.B bat than Trott and Chanderpaul.
    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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    Best spinner of bast 25 years Kumble? He was consistent I'll give him that. Other was a quality spinner.


    But no seriously Jack Hobbs is no.2 on reflection could have averaged more if he'd been less inclined to give his wicket to whomever he felt deserved it.
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    #J.Hobbs; #L.Hutton; #D.Bradman; #V.Richards; #G.Sobers; #A.Border; #A.Gilchrist; #K.Miller; #I.Khan; #S.Warne; #M.Marshall;


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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    Thats the key part of the post!
    I can only ever have the opinion of me, myself, and I.

    Admittedly me and I do clash from time to time, but generally I tend to agree with myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    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.
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    Best bowlers were usually on his own team. Also a bit of a myth that every pitch of that era was a green seamer.
    Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan


    Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood

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    Kumble the best spinner of the past 25 years? Spare me. And hope that benchy doesn't see this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Kumble the best spinner of the past 25 years? Spare me. And hope that benchy doesn't see this.
    Oh please, you're not gonna say Warne/Murali. That'd be like saying Bradman is the best batsman of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Best bowlers were usually on his own team. Also a bit of a myth that every pitch of that era was a green seamer.
    yea
    you didn't need bowler friendly pitches since bowlers could just use intimidation...to get wickets

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    This thread is a melting pot of awesome and its opposite.
    If you were that old, and that kind, and the very last of your kind, you couldn't just stand back and watch children cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Best bowlers were usually on his own team. Also a bit of a myth that every pitch of that era was a green seamer.
    Never said every pitch was a seamer, but certainly they were more of them than exisit today (and the past five years) especially outside of South Africa and N.Z.

    Glad to know that you belive we had all of the best bowlers playing for the W.I, and certainly the greatest of all time certainly did, but he also had to play againts Imran, Hadlee, Lillee, Thompson, Chandrasakar, Bedi, Prasana, Snow, Underwood, Willis, Botham, Dev and Procter.
    Then there was no bouncer rules and in the '70's everyone were over using them, and they were hardly any helmets before WSC, not that Viv even ever used an arm guard far less a helmet. He took them on and usually he won.
    Last edited by kyear2; 23-03-2013 at 12:48 AM.

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    How many tests against procter?

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    Watson on a troll spree here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    How many tests against procter?
    Was including WSC

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    This always cracks me up whenever I read this

    Sledging Richards backfired on me, Akram reveals | GulfNews.com

    incidentally Wasim rates Viv as the best batsman he bowled to. In his playing days he thought it was Martin Crowe
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

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