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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    Best After The Don

    1st XI
    Hutton | Hobbs | Bradman* | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
    2nd XI
    Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
    3rd XI
    Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
    4th XI
    Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2

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    For his ability to win Test matches, and demoralise attacks like The Don - Brian Lara
    PRE WWI
    Grace-Trumper-Hill-Taylor-Ranjitsinhji-Faulkner-Noble-Lilley-Turner-Richardson-Barnes
    PRE WWII
    Hobbs-Sutcliffe-Bradman-Hammond-Headley-Macartney-Ames-Gregory-Larwood-O'Reilly-Grimmett
    POST WWII
    Hutton-Simpson-Kanhai-Pollock-Harvey-Sobers-Waite-Benaud-Davidson-Lindwall-Trueman
    PACKER ERA
    Gavaskar-Greenidge-Richards-Chappell-Lloyd-Botham-Imran-Knott-Lillee-Holding-Underwood
    MODERN ERA
    Hayden-Langer-Ponting-Tendulkar-Lara-Kallis-Gilchrist-Marshall-Warne-Ambrose-McGrath

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    Sobers, Hobbs, Viv and Tendulkar, in no particular order, and each for different reasons.
    Last edited by Monk; 18-03-2013 at 07:59 PM.


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    cool article. kind of makes me hate mark nicholas slightly less*

    i like that a lot of those west indian batsman did it either still drunk from the night before, and/or pretty hungover.

    *for now.

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    I used to think Sobers but increasingly I feel it is Tendulkar. I've underrated his longevity. For this poll I've voted for G Pollock.

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    No Dhawan option?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    No Dhawan option?!
    The question is best "after" the Don. Dhawan and his twirly mo > Don

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    Lara = best batsman I Have seen. I have gone back and forth on rating players before the time of my watching cricket but I have gone back now to considering myself less informed to judge them.
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    Woud have voted for Sobers if he didn't bat down the order.

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    I voted for Herbert doesntneedamiddlenamecoshesso****ingawesome Sutcliffe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Sobers, Hobbs, Viv and Tendulkar, in no particular order, and each for different reasons.
    Hobbs, Sobers, Barry and Tendulkar in no particular order for mine. Viv, Pollock, Hammond, Lara and Headley a very, very close second (third if you have Don as first) tier.
    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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    "Then the other day Brendon McCullum said that Alastair Cook was the best since Bradman."

    Aren't actual players meant to have good opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    "Then the other day Brendon McCullum said that Alastair Cook was the best since Bradman."

    Aren't actual players meant to have good opinions?
    I think the actual problem is NZ players shouldn't have opinions at all.

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    Ended up going with Hobbs. It's pretty close though.
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