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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.skm View Post
    I have a feeling Sutcliffe is going to find himself quite high on this list. Maybe top 7. Does this system penalize for slow scoring rate in any way?
    Should, but sadly no.
    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 kingkallis View Post
    I think his 300 was against Kiwis and not Bongs.
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    Yup, bowlers around the world rue the day these batsmen were born.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Should, but sadly no.
    Why?
    ATG World XI
    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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    Because it's not good to watch. Like Kallis.
    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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    Fast scoring =/= interesting, at least in my books.

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    Sutcliffe may make the top 10 too

    Top 10 prediction-

    1. Bradman
    2. Sobers
    3. Hobbs
    4. Viv
    5. Headley
    6. Hutton
    7. Lara
    8. Pollock
    9. Hammond
    10. Sutcliffe
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Should, but sadly no.
    Did Sutcliffe play in the era of timeless tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    Sutcliffe may make the top 10 too

    Top 10 prediction-

    1. Bradman
    2. Sobers
    3. Hobbs
    4. Viv
    5. Headley
    6. Hutton
    7. Lara
    8. Pollock
    9. Hammond
    10. Sutcliffe
    Headley and Pollock don't deserve to be ranked above Tendulkar, Chappell or Gavaskar who played against more opponents and maintained their high standards over 100 innings all around the globe. They may all be equally talented but these two didn't get to showcase theirs for too long.
    Last edited by bagapath; 06-08-2013 at 10:17 PM.

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    Headley's 25 test match peak of 0.00 should see him picked sooner rather than later, despite his long career in terms of years.

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    I feel that their far suprior quality points will outweigh their losses in peak-points.
    Hoping it's not the case though hahaha as I agree that they don't deserve to be in the top 10 in a statistical analysis.
    Last edited by centurymaker; 06-08-2013 at 10:43 PM.

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    Oops for some odd reason I thought Headley's avg was in the high 60s lol and that Pollock wasn't far behind. (how wrong haha).

    Nah they probably won't make the top 10 then.
    I shall refrain from making anymore facepalm worthy predictions lol

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    What was Barry Richards 25 test peak?

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    How does this one rank? Harsh conditions and made more runs in one inning than the whole Pakistan line-up made in two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    How does this one rank? Harsh conditions and made more runs in one inning than the whole Pakistan line-up made in two.
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    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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    Viv, Headly, Pollock Sutcliffe out. SRT, Barrington, Kallis Ponting and Sanga in for me.
    Last edited by Migara; 07-08-2013 at 08:25 AM.
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