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    Garry Sobers vs Virender Sehwag
    Barry Richards vs Everton Weekes
    George Headley vs Clyde Walcott
    Graeme Pollock vs KS Ranjitsinhji

    Sachin Tendulkar vs Ken Barrington
    Kumar Sangakkara vs Jacques Kallis
    Brian Lara vs Allan Border
    Greg Chappell vs Frank Worrell

    Jack Hobbs vs Rohan Kanhai
    Victor Trumper vs Steve Waugh
    Wally Hammond vs Younis Khan
    Sunil Gavaskar vs AB De Villiers

    Viv Richards vs Neil Harvey
    WG Grace vs Rahul Dravid
    Len Hutton vs Herbert Sutcliffe
    Ricky Ponting vs Javed Miandad
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    another score update:


    Sobers leads 29-2
    Barry Richards leads 21-9
    Headley leads 29-1
    Pollock leads 24-6

    Sachin leads 30-1
    Sanga leads 26-5
    Lara leads 30-0
    Chappell leads 27-3

    Hobbs leads 30-1
    Steve Waugh leads 16-15
    Hammond leads 29-1
    Gavaskar leads 19-12

    Viv leads 30-1
    Grace leads 23-8
    Hutton leads 28-2
    Ponting leads 24-6


    Gavaskar/ABDV still kind of hangs in the balance(compared to the rest of the field) but really Waugh/Trumper is the only tight match of the round.

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    Sanga smashing Kallis is one of those situations where the vote is more about who could actually vote the other way rather than the gap between the candidates.

    If you rate Kallis as a batsman you do so based on record and longevity. But anyone who does rates Sanga for the same reasons. So even even Kallis fans would probably vote for Sanga anyway eg Pews.

    Kallis v Viv would probably be a more even battle because of the ideological split and not because the two batsmen are closer in terms of quality.

    Other memorable (for me) example - getting carried to a BOTM final by the English vote before losing all of it to fredfertang in the final. /notbitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yeah a big gap doesn't necessarily mean the players are far apart; it could just mean most people agree that one is slightly better than the other. Sanga v Kallis was really tough for me.
    Yes, Sanga vs Kallis is one of the toughest pairing and Kallis, Border are just unlucky. ftr, I voted for Kallis.

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    Who voted but didn't pick who was best in a few of the battles? I can't see any abstains but not all scores add up to 31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick-o View Post
    Seems to me the question is "who is the second best batsman ever?" and I'm not going to vote for anyone unless I can construct an argument whereby they are the second greatest batsman ever.

    I can understand how that argument could be made for the following, although for me personally there are only two genuine candidates.

    Garry Sobers vs Virender Sehwag




    Sachin Tendulkar vs Ken Barrington
    Kumar Sangakkara vs Jacques Kallis



    Jack Hobbs vs Rohan Kanhai
    Victor Trumper vs Steve Waugh

    Sunil Gavaskar vs AB De Villiers

    Viv Richards vs Neil Harvey
    WG Grace vs Rahul Dravid


    ^NUFAN, there. Someobody had to be difficult lol
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    no votes in about 18 hours.... might wrap this up early

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    ROUND 1

    Garry Sobers vs Virender Sehwag
    Barry Richards vs Everton Weekes
    George Headley vs Clyde Walcott
    Graeme Pollock vs KS Ranjitsinhji

    Sachin Tendulkar vs Ken Barrington
    Kumar Sangakkara vs Jacques Kallis
    Brian Lara vs Allan Border
    Greg Chappell vs Frank Worrell

    Jack Hobbs vs Rohan Kanhai
    Victor Trumper vs Steve Waugh
    Wally Hammond vs Younis Khan
    Sunil Gavaskar vs AB De Villiers

    Viv Richards vs Neil Harvey
    WG Grace vs Rahul Dravid
    Len Hutton vs Herbert Sutcliffe
    Ricky Ponting vs Javed Miandad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    ROUND 1

    Garry Sobers vs Virender Sehwag
    Barry Richards vs Everton Weekes
    George Headley vs Clyde Walcott
    Graeme Pollock vs KS Ranjitsinhji
    Choosing Walcott over Headley while choosing Barry over Weekes is interesting. The only reason I can see for that is you rate Barry's skills against quality pace bowling more highly than you do Headley's.

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    need someone to split Waugh/Trumper

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    Having never seen Trumper play, can I switch my vote to Waugh? I like Waugh. I'll pretend it's Mark.

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    that's a slippery slope... like normally switching votes should def be allowed but this is a pretty critical time to do it. Might set a strange precedent because I know next round will be full of a far closer matches

    ...I'll wait 2 hours to see if someone else will split them, then I'll allow you to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    that's a slippery slope... like normally switching votes should def be allowed but this is a pretty critical time to do it. Might set a strange precedent because I know next round will be full of a far closer matches

    ...I'll wait 2 hours to see if someone else will split them, then I'll allow you to do it.
    I haven't voted yet, can I go ahead and pick Waugh just for this choice (or do I have to give my votes for all the given choices)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pardus View Post
    I haven't voted yet, can I go ahead and pick Waugh just for this choice (or do I have to give my votes for all the given choices)?
    Others have done so, I don't see why not. Next round.
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