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
Want to see the full list posted soon, from 1 to 100
And DoG shoud, without a break, start the bowlers list immediately.
This has been great fun mate. Thanks a million for all your efforts. I totally tripped on it.
Last edited by bagapath; 06-09-2013 at 11:45 AM.
Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)
Feeling refreshed so here is your no.2:
2. Garfield Sobers (West Indies) (1954-1974)
Career Length (Days): 7305
Percentage of team's matches played: 93%
Career Average: 57.78
Adjusted career average: 56.22 (rank 7th)
Adjusted away average: 52.03
Adjusted top-opposition average: 56.02 (rank 9th)
Top Tier centuries: 2
Second tier centuries: 15
Third tier centuries 6
Significant innings: 41
Significant innings per match: 0.44
Great innings: 4
3rd Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Feb 26-Mar 4, 1958 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 14.55
2nd Test: India v West Indies at Kanpur, Dec 12-17, 1958 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 14.15
3rd Test: Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 13-18, 1961 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 16.21
2nd Test: England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 16-21, 1966 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 13.39
Innings worth average: 3.65
25 Test Peak Average: 73.43 (1958-1962) (rank 7th)
50 Test Peak Average: 70.75 (1958-1968) (rank 2nd)
Quality Points: 657 (rank 6th)
Career Points: 124
Peak Points: 169 (rank 3rd)
TOTAL POINTS: 949
Sir Garfield Sobers fully deserves to be ranked the 2nd best test batsman to ever grace the game. You only have to look at his averages to see how complete his record is. But what convinces me of his greatness is that he averaged 70.75 (adjusted from the original 74.10!) in 50 tests over a 10 year period. No one else apart from Bradman has maintained such a high standard of batsmanship for so long. Sobers arguably reached his batting peak in the 1966 series in England where he scored 722 runs, mostly batting at no.6, and had 3 innings rated over 10.00. He also took 20 wickets at 27. For me, his status as the second best batsmen of all time is a lot surer than his ranking as the greatest allrounder. But I will leave that to the forum to debate. Which is the whole point of this exercise and what makes it so enjoyable.
Last edited by Days of Grace; 06-09-2013 at 07:04 PM.
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 acareer past 2016."
Brocky on Martin Guptill and Ish Sodhi. 20/11/2014.
A 50 Test Peak Average of 71 is impressive enough. But for an entire decade sets it apart........
“I'm writing a book on magic”, I explain, and I'm asked, “Real magic?” By real magic people mean miracles, thaumaturgical acts, and supernatural powers. “No”, I answer: “Conjuring tricks, not real magic”. Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”
― Lee Siegel, 'Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India'
This guy also took wickets and pouched catches on a regular basis. Insane talent!
does the 254 against the world XI crack the 20.xx barrier
Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?
With the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left
3rd 'Test': Australia v World XI at Melbourne, 1-6 Jan 1972
And with a Dennis Lillee 5-fer, and then centuries by Greg Chappell and Doug Walters it would have been one hellava Test match to watch.
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