I'm stealing that next time I slag off Kallis.
An attractive free flowing batsman, who was said to be more attractive and better to watch than Bradman who bore the sole responsibility of keeping a poor batting line up and team competitive, thus his name, Atlas. Once he fell the fight was over, and he and his opponents knew it. He was the first player in the West Indies to challenge the rule that white man bat and black man bowl and our first great batsman and still seens as the equal to Sobers, Richards and Lara in our pantheon.
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
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
are we missing some other batsman? do you think headley is not on this list at all?
Additionally it's considerably easier to leave everything alone and place pressure on your team mates to score than to take on the bowlers and make things easier for your teams mates and in the preocess turn the tide of a game or just take it over completely.
There is a reason people rate Viv over Barrington dispite the numbers and likewise Ponting, Lara and Tendulkar over Dravid and Kallis.
Headley basically did **** all after returning to cricket post WWII. So I don't get what it is about him maintaining high standards over a long time. He did not do that.
The first 10 years of his career still counts for a long time, especually playing tests as rarely as he did.
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ATG Test XI
1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. S.R Tendulkar 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath
The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.
16. Ken Barrington (England) (1955-1968)
Career Length (Days): 4795
Percentage of team's matches played: 65%
Career Average: 58.67
Adjusted career average: 55.52
Adjusted away average: 61.45 (rank 4)
Adjusted top-opposition average: 50.93
Top Tier centuries: 0
Second tier centuries: 7
Third tier centuries: 9
Significant innings: 32
Significant innings per match: 0.39
Great innings: 0
Innings worth average: 3.66
25 Test peak adjusted average: 71.50 (1964-1967) (rank 10)
50 Test peak adjusted average: 59.34 (1961-1968)
Quality Points: 639 (rank 10)
Career Points: 65
Peak Points: 140
TOTAL POINTS: 844
Despite averaging 58.67 and a monumental 69.18 away from home (which have been adjusted down to 55.52 and 61.45 respectively) Barrington does not find a place in the top 10. One of the reasons is that he never played a great innings. He also scored a lot of runs in high scoring draws which were almost the norm in test cricket in the 1960s. Also, in 15 matches against top-tier opposition, Barrington only averaged 36.14 (adjusted up from 32.14) with no centuries. He was dropped from the England side in the 1950s, eliminated almost all risk from his game, and returned in the 1960s to dominate a somewhat dull, slow-scoring era in English cricket. He is a product of his times. But he is still one of the top 20 batsmen of all time. And Kenny would be happy with that.
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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
"Neither of them will have an international cricket career past 2016."
Blocky on Martin Guptill and Ish Sodhi. 20/11/2014.
Wow. No top tier centuries, no great innings sounds like a soulless accumulator who is lucky to be so high.
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