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
There is no either/or here. The algorithm is:- 'REPUTATION' (eye witness accounts) + 'A LOT AVAILABLE' (statistical accounts) then +/- WATCHED THE PLAYERS (video evidence).BTW I don't rely only on stats only, for me intangibles matter as well which is why I prefer to have watched the players in question (unless they have had a huge reputation in the past and a lot is available on them). As I mentioned earlier that of all the batsmen that i have seen Viv is the best. And in my list he would rank below Bradman.
This is how all of us go about assessing cricketers. The reason that video evidence is nice is that it adds extra weight to the eyewitness and statistical accounts and confirms what we already know after reading books and articles. It is the reason that we would love to see film of players like SF Barnes bowling.
Tendulkar - M.Waugh - Ponting - Richards - Dhoni - Bevan - Kapil Dev - Hadlee - Akram - Garner - Muralitharan
Out of the 100 how may have got any of the scores capped? IS it only SRT and BCL? If that is the case, I suggest to uncap the parameters.
Diuretics are used to look good at TV shows
I played for 20 years in the Lankan team, I did not have any problems as a Tamil - Muralidaran
No cap for career points and that will bring Lara to 950 and SRT to 916
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 | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
Only WI players should be rated higher.
Players with similar statistical claims to ATG WI players should also be rated higher, for the sake of the argument. They shouldn't be rated higher than the WI players themselves though because West Indies never lost a series when Malcolm Marshall opened the bowling and the average global temperature has risen as the amount of sea-dwelling pirates has fallen.
~ Cribbage ~
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since December 2009
But I have posted many positive comments here for many non west indian players and critised many west indian players, but feel free to harp on about one post.
From you thats rich.
We miss you, Fardin. :(. RIP.
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