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    Who is the most correctly rated player ever?

    I think it might be Adam Gilchrist. Most people correctly rate him as a hard hitting batsman who can win tests with the bat, and as someone who isn't quite in the same league as Knott, Kirmani, Healy and Evans with the gloves, but isn't far off.

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    Sachin Tendulkar, because greatness is in the eye of the beholder, you philistines
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    Donald Bradman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    I would say the way Bradman and Gilchrist are rated is spot on.


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    Grace?

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    Don Bradman and Jeetan Patel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    Don Bradman and Jeetan Patel.
    Possibly the first time those two players have been mentioned in the same sentence.

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    Gilchrist I agree and would add Hobbs, can't think of anyone else. Think most other players are either over or under rated. Would say Richards, but many think that he is over rated.
    Last edited by kyear2; 17-06-2013 at 05:06 PM.
    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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    I reckon David Gower
    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
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    Hutton-Simpson-Kanhai-Pollock-Harvey-Sobers-Waite-Benaud-Davidson-Lindwall-Trueman
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    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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    Yeah, Bradman and Gilly are probably the most correctly rated players. Though people are starting to underrate the Don..
    ATG World XI
    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. R.G Pollock 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.J Procter 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath

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    All of them.

    Because I rate every Cricketer correctly. #smug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Yeah, Bradman and Gilly are probably the most correctly rated players. Though people are starting to underrate the Don..
    Occasionally you'll see Allan Knott selected in an ATG team ahead of Gilchrist by some reasonably knowledgeable people. Ian Chappell and Geoff Boycott spring to mind.

    Therefore, I can't help but think that Gilchrist's skill with the bat makes people forget the value of a truly brilliant keeper. Gilchrist is marginally over-rated IMO.

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    nobody likes sreesanth. since he is a **** the rating is bang on.

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    None, there's always a bit of favoritism and bias involved when people rate a player, and there's nothing wrong it, but most players either end up getting underrated or overrated, especially the greats of the game.
    "People try to compare between the players of the past and the present, but the conditions under which the Bradmans and the Comptons played were different," - Sobers.

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