All this countdown to the number 1 is distracting from the crucial question.
Have his recent exploits meant Ian Bell has broken into the top 100?
It isn't really a countdown to Number 1
Once we know even Number 3, we'll know the remaining two as well and their order!
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His highest score should be rated the greatest innings ever, by my calculations.
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On topic, surprised that Barrington and Sutcliffe still around considering that strike rate is a factor in the scoring. But it proves for me at least that stats can never tell the entire story.
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Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
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
I've often considered him if anything to be over-rated because of the quality of bowlers he faced not quite matching up to the reputations of the teams he played against.
Still not sure why strike rate should have a huge effect either personally - a game lasts 5 days.
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Ok this means Sanga is the second best batsman out of Asia?
I think it's more than just strike rate. Why does Dravid get away with a fairly low strike rate, and not a very attacking style? It's more than that to the reputation of likes of Barrington and even Kallis. Not sure what it is. Lack of heroic back of the wall efforts?
I don't think it's "slow" that gets up people's nerves. It's being one-paced, not adapting to the match situation.
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