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

    Well, it seems to a pretty hotly debated issue around here and amongst cricket fans in general since Bradman came on the scene. So I'll make a 5 round, 32 player knockout tournament. I'll give about 2 days for each round, with every match in a round taking up a single thread.

    Use any criteria you like when voting, but try to take everything important into account.

    The following I consider to be auto-contestants, they don't need nominations to be in the discussion:

    Greg Chappell
    Steve Waugh
    Ponting

    Hobbs
    Hammond
    Hutton

    Headley
    Weekes
    Walcott
    Sobers
    Viv Richards
    Lara

    Graeme Pollock

    Gavaskar
    Tendulkar
    Dravid

    Miandad

    Sangakkara



    That gives 18... with 14 places left to be filled. I assume there won't be too much argument to any of these 18 making the cut. I know it raises some questions such as if X is here then why can't Y be here? Well I tried to take the forum's opinions into account. Poor ol' Kallis seems to get a lot of hate around here for his boring/slow style of batting, and maybe people don't view him as worthy of the top 32. But I doubt anyone will say any of the above players don't deserve a chance in this thing. Kallis will probably make the cut anyway. I also couldn't justify Trumper and Grace as auto-noms, but expect both to make the final 32. Nourse and Sutcliffe were two more I nearly threw in but couldn't justify it based on the fact I don't see them get as much praise as the above listed. Barry Richards is another who I couldn't let waltz in due to his limited his test career, but by all means nominate him if you want. This is not test specific, but people who tried and failed in tests despite dominating FC (Hick) should be viewed in a different light to Barry obviously. Anyway I'm sure I've made my point.


    Okay so, simply nominate 5 batsman who aren't in here. You can double nominate another 5(and they can be the same 5) after 12 hours, because I want this to be quick. Anyway once a player reaches 10 noms they make the final 32.


    I'm nearly positive I've missed a huge name with my 16 auto-qualifiers. so if there is a few people thinking so and so definitely, undoutably, deserves to be up in that class of batsman, state their name
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    Nominate Virat Kohli.
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    you can do 4 more!


    I'm interested to see how many of the current young guns make it in here

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    the only two candidates I can think of for the second best batsman ever are WG and Don Bradman
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    If Sanga and Dravid are there then Kallis should be there. Dravid was even more boring and slower than Kallis but I forgot this is CW..go ahead.

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    If it's second best batsman ever, nominate Barry Richards and WG Grace. If it's specifically second best Test batsman, nominate Trumper and Border.
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    well... i'll count that as nomination for Grace. Directed @ howe


    @akilana, it's basically due to some arguments often made about Kallis I've encountered here, like he couldn't shift gears etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    If it's second best batsman ever, nominate Barry Richards and WG Grace. If it's specifically second best Test batsman, nominate Trumper and Border.
    well like... where do you throw in someone like Michael Bevan? Anywhere? I don't want it to be specifally tests, yes. So Grace and Richards have a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    If Sanga and Dravid are there then Kallis should be there. Dravid was even more boring and slower than Kallis but I forgot this is CW..go ahead.
    Then nominate him ffs you whiner. He isn't disqualified from the competition. But I forgot you're akilana and you need to come on here and have a wahhhh about kallis not having his dong sucked enough.

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    I'm going to be very diplomatic and aid those who seemingly should already be in here, as well as a couple of left field picks, personal faves of mine

    Grace
    Trumper
    Kallis
    Greenidge
    Steve Smith

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    Kallis
    Border
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    Worrell
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    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Smith^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


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    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

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    Richards | Smith*^ | Kallis5^ | Pollock | deViliers^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng.
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Kallis, Herbert Suttcliffe, Barrington, Border

    Before Greenidge and Steven Smith surely.
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    Trumper, Sutcliffe, May, Border, Kallis.

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    WG Grace
    Barry Richards
    Herbert Sutcliffe
    Jacques Kallis
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