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Thread: Malcolm Marshall vs Viv Richards: Who's the greater cricketer?

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    Malcolm Marshall vs Viv Richards: Who's the greater cricketer?

    who do you guys think is the greater cricketer and reasons?
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    Had to vote for Marshall because he was the best quick of all time, whereas Richards, as good as he may have been, wasn't the best batsman (even if you exclude Bradman).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
    Had to vote for Marshall because he was the best quick of all time, whereas Richards, as good as he may have been, wasn't the best batsman (even if you exclude Bradman).
    Would a team of XI Marshalls beat a team of XI Vivs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Would a team of XI Marshalls beat a team of XI Vivs?
    Would be close I reckon. I'd pick the Marshalls in Tests but the Vivs in ODIs.


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    Viv, by a whisker for me. Great batsman, imposing personality and a more than useful captain later on to. Was instrumental in helping West Indies win the 1975 and 1979 WCs. Marshall was a better bowler than Viv was a batsman, but since the question is of 'cricketer', I'm adding in a few other parts as well.

    Can't believe they had so many ATGs in one side.

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    Not much to choose between them in Tests but Viv was a vastly better ODI player so Viv.

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    Marshall for me.

    Greatest bowler ever in my opinion and great everywhere and in all conditions.

    One of the top 3 cricketers ever IMHO
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by longranger View Post
    Viv, by a whisker for me. Great batsman, imposing personality and a more than useful captain later on to. Was instrumental in helping West Indies win the 1975 and 1979 WCs. Marshall was a better bowler than Viv was a batsman, but since the question is of 'cricketer', I'm adding in a few other parts as well.

    Can't believe they had so many ATGs in one side.
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    Not much to choose between them in Tests but Viv was a vastly better ODI player so Viv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
    whereas Richards, as good as he may have been, wasn't the best batsman (even if you exclude Bradman).
    Dunno about that. He might've been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
    Had to vote for Marshall because he was the best quick of all time, whereas Richards, as good as he may have been, wasn't the best batsman (even if you exclude Bradman).
    You can mount a reasonable argument that McGrath was the equal to or superior of Marshall. I'd still run with Mako, but it's at least arguable.
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    King Viv. Because he is the King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You can mount a reasonable argument that McGrath was the equal to or superior of Marshall. I'd still run with Mako, but it's at least arguable.
    Judging them as bowlers only in all conditions they're about on par I reckon. Agree with that for sure.

    Actually think there are about a dozen quicks who are roughly on par with each other. Don't think Marshall is clearly the best as some ppl do.

    The one significant thing that both McGrath and Marshall did was excel in all conditions.

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    Marshall.
    ATG Test XI
    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. S.R Tendulkar 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.J Procter 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You can mount a reasonable argument that McGrath was the equal to or superior of Marshall. I'd still run with Mako, but it's at least arguable.
    Sure, I'd almost buy that re: McGrath. But there must be at least 20 batsman who you could make a reasonable argument for being equal or better than Viv.

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