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    Chanders? Nah I'm a fan too.

    that makes it a total of five

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    besides these extremists, not even his wife likes his stance
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Missed Hobbs?
    Give him a chance, he's already squeezed 11 people into his top 10, maybe he felt 12 would just be taking the piss?
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    23. Graeme Pollock (South Africa) (1963-1970)



    Career Length (Days): 2281
    Percentage of team's matches played: 92%
    Career Average: 60.97
    Adjusted career average: 59.06
    Adjusted away average: 47.96
    Adjusted top-opposition average: 59.46
    Top Tier centuries: 1
    Second tier centuries: 6
    Third tier centuries: 0
    Significant innings: 12
    Significant innings per match: 0.52 (rank 3)

    Great innings: 3
    2nd Test: England v South Africa at Nottingham, Aug 5-9, 1965 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 17.60
    2nd Test: South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Dec 31, 1966 - Jan 5, 1967 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 16.77
    2nd Test: South Africa v Australia at Durban, Feb 5-9, 1970 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 16.32


    Innings worth average: 4.15 (rank 3)

    Quality Points: 688 (rank 3)
    Career Points: 52
    Peak Points: 75
    TOTAL POINTS: 814

    If quality was the only criteria for this ratings exercise, Pollock would be one of the top 3 batsmen of all-time. Some say he is just that. And one can see why just by glancing at his stats. Let alone those powerful cover drives. A brief career of seven years, the shortest of anyone in the top 50, hurts Pollock's overall rating. Which is a great shame. In fact, it could be argued that he is lucky to be ranked this high, since a lot of his runs came against a fairly weak English attack in the 1964/65 series in South Africa.


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    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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    Not hard to guess the two ahead of him in quality, significant innings per match and innings worth average. Marvellous player, a great pity the world was deprived of seeing more of his talent.
    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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    I was going to say that this is a real shock and that I would have expected him a lot higher (as I'm sure many others would have), but looking at the criteria it makes sense: immense talent and quality, but too short a career - relatively speaking - to be ranked right near the very top. Fair enough when you look at it that way.
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    When this is done I'd really like to see a list done by Innings Worth Average. After all that's what a standard batting average is, but it just assumes more runs = worth more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    This is a good list although I can't imagine Kallis coming in at number 2 since DoG places a lot of emphasis on runs coming in victories Lara and Richards would be higher

    Bradman
    Sobers
    Lara
    Richards
    Ponting
    Tendulkar
    Dravid
    Inzy
    Hobbs
    Headley

    to round out the top 10

    Next up would be Chanders, Weekes, Border and Pollock. In no particular order.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    I'm beginning to think that none of DRJ, Derek Randall or Graeme Fowler are going to figure in this - flawed methodology imo

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    Could look a fool when Inzamam turns up next, smiley.
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    hmmm.. Chanderpaul and Pollock, good guess by bagapath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I'm beginning to think that none of DRJ, Derek Randall or Graeme Fowler are going to figure in this - flawed methodology imo
    With Chris Tavare obviously taking one spot and Greg Ritchie another, there were always going to be undeserving casualties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Could look a fool when Inzamam turns up next, smiley.
    Potentially but given DoG's methodology of giving a lot of weight to runs coming in victories Inzy might make the top 10 (or top 15)

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    This is too low. G. Pollock is my favourite all time batsman. I always have him in my first ATG XI. I still will on the grounds that he has the 3rd highest quality points! Playing 3 unquestionably 'great innings' in that short career is quite amazing too. Wonder who has the second highest quality points. Lara or Sobers? Or could even be those with very high averages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Just realized it's Sobers at the other end. Report on this match: http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=5792,2596257
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