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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffboycott View Post
    I think if the wicket is doing a bit and your against a top quality attack of pace and spin and you lose an early wicket you want dravid coming in all day long. I have massive respect for ponting and his game but the only way I see he has the edge over dravid is he gets his runs a lot quicker. Dravid was a better slipper aswell but not as good else where in the field. Pontings the best fielder I've ever seen and in the top 10 batsman in the last 40 odd years. But I rate Rahul higher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I remember reading an article that examined every batsman's peak consecutive 52 tests. 52 was used because that's what Bradman played.

    From memory Ponting was clearly second best under those criteria. But I can't find the article. I think it was a cricinfo article.
    I think I may have included it in my magnificent piece on Ponting's retirement actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
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    When the ball is swinging i will pick Dravid. He was a master in such conditions. Bouncy pitch i will pick Ponting. For all his greatness Dravid was poor in bouncy conditons. Never looked comfortable IMO. Spin, both are equal. With Ponting being more attacking in nature and putting bum on the seats my pick is Ricky.


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    Dravid

    I will take a dravid any day over a dikhead ponting..
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    Doesn't really matter anyway does it? We know Tendulkar is better than them both #trollingIkki #trollingtooextracool

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    ...but tendulkar is better than them both...

    Ponting, although Dravid has played some of my favourite innings.

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    The number of people who, given a choice between the two, are going to let Ponting go to the other team - 3 (A troll, Dravid's mom and Dravid's wife)
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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.skm View Post
    The number of people who, given a choice between the two, are going to let Ponting go to the other team - 3 (A troll, Dravid's mom and Dravid's wife)
    I'd take Dravid in India, possibly vs England (in England) too.

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    Ultimate respect for Dravid who I loved as a player but it has to be ponting. Dravid never had that fear factor as an opposition fan like Ponting did. Not many players do, only Lara, Ponting and Tendulkar have had it at the level of say a Richards previously so Ponting has to be given the nod over Dravid on that basis alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Ultimate respect for Dravid who I loved as a player but it has to be ponting. Dravid never had that fear factor as an opposition fan like Ponting did. Not many players do, only Lara, Ponting and Tendulkar have had it at the level of say a Richards previously so Ponting has to be given the nod over Dravid on that basis alone.
    yup.

    What I wanted to say. For me that intimidation, far less entertainment value is much more important to a team than the accumulators of the game. No disrespect to the Dravid's, Kallis's, Barrington's ect, but the more attacking batsmen not only puts the bolwers on the back foot, but takes pressure off and makes life easier for their team mates as well.
    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

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    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Batting - Ponting
    Bowling - Dravid
    Fielding - Ponting
    Overall - Dravid
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    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. W.R Hammond 5. G.S Sobers 6. M.J Procter 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.D Marshall 9. S.K Warne 10. M. Muralitharan 11. G.D McGrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Batting - Ponting
    Bowling - Dravid
    Fielding - Ponting
    Overall - Dravid
    I don't get this. Why would you ever need to discuss their bowling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Batting - Ponting
    Bowling - Dravid
    Fielding - Ponting
    Overall - Dravid
    The bowling category is mega redundant Coronis because in a self respecting team neither of them are likely to get a bowl unless it's for light comic relief.
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