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    Are tons really that impressive in this era?

    You look around in the current climate and there a dime a dozen now. Smith's filling his boots, Warner seems to get one every innings, Sanga's having a ball, Williamson gets a double having been dropped three times!!.. AB in this current series vs WI, Kohli has three vs Aus...a youngster like Brathwaite has three in three series and what can be said about that ton fest in Asia when Pakistan played Aus and NZ?!!

    I wonder if there will soon come a time when a ton will become the new fifty? because it just seems to be far too easy for batsmen these days.
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    I still enjoy the very rare occasion I get one in the 4ths.

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    If WI batsmen were scoring hundred after hundred I'm sure you would disagree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    If WI batsmen were scoring hundred after hundred I'm sure you would disagree
    why does this have to be about WI batsmen? play the ball not the man

    I guess it's whether it comes down to bigger bats, flatter pitches, **** bowlers or smaller grounds. I dunno, I reckon Dan should get some stats going about tons scored in 2010-2014 vs 2005-2009 or something

    should add that I really don't care, love seeing big tons
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    Cricket is no longer impressive in this era.
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    Pretty standard fare these days.

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    Don't see it as being much different to a decade ago when the likes of Ponting, Hayden, Kallis, Dravid & Sehwag, Lara, Langer Yousuf & Smith were seemingly scoring hundreds at will. The only difference is NZ'der's are scoring more tons than they used to.

    Strange thread.

    You really should check out some of the calender year records from 10 years ago and you'll see 2014 was not a lot different than 2004 & 2005 for instance.
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    depends on who scores them
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    It's only really been recently that someone other than Clarke can regularly ton up for australia.

    So yes, it's impressive to me.

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    That bloke Bradman scored a ridiculous amount.
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    I agree that batsmen tonned up as much if not more in the last decade.. now the question is if the current lot compare well with the greats who batted from 2000-2010..

    Warner for Hayden
    Smith for Ponting
    Braithwaite for Lara
    Kohli for Tendulkar
    Rahane for Dravid
    Faf for Kallis
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    McCullum for ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by viriya View Post
    I agree that batsmen tonned up as much if not more in the last decade.. now the question is if the current lot compare well with the greats who batted from 2000-2010..

    Warner for Hayden
    Smith for Ponting
    Braithwaite for Lara
    Kohli for Tendulkar
    Rahane for Dravid
    Faf for Kallis
    Kane for ??
    McCullum for ??
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    We didn't have two guys scoring so many centuries, but we did spread them across the team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blocky View Post
    That bloke Bradman scored a ridiculous amount.
    An immense weight of runs.
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    I reckon poor old Chris Rogers would take one about now.
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