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Thread: Cricketweb decides the second best batsman ever. 32 player bracket, nomination thread

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    I think all the following batsmen should definitely be included (the bold ones are my nominations):

    W.G. Grace
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    Definitely nominate Grace. I'll try to think of four others soon.

    My nominations will probably be a bit wacky because of the nature of this. I definitely think Dravid was better than Bevan for example but I think you could make a better case for Bevan being the second best batsman ever than you could Dravid, because Dravid was just a slightly lesser version of lots of other players by conventional criteria. Bevan has a bit of a unique claim that could theoretically see someone think he was the second best batsman if they felt ODIs held a lot more significance to that question than most other people.
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    This definitely doesn't need a thread per vote, keep it all in this one IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    This definitely doesn't need a thread per vote, keep it all in this one IMO.
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    Kallis has now received enough nominations.

    edit - Since there is such consistency in the noms I'll lower it down to 5 required.


    So Kallis, Trumper, Grace, Barry Richards, Sutcliffe, De Villiers and Border now qualify.

    Which makes 25, which means 7 spots left.
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    surprised smileyshah has not nominated Imran Khan as the 2nd best batsman ever...
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    just let pews pick the bracket and then we can adjust his silly mistakes from there
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