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    Rank Ranjitsinhji, Duleepsinhji, Hazare and Merchant as batsmen.

    Indisputably the 4 best pre WW2 Indian batsmen(i'll look foolish if I'm forgetting someone) but how do they stack up against each other?


    Interested in discussion as I don't hear these guys talked about too often here, but all 4 have remarkable FC and test stats
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    Would also consider Pataudi and Mushtaq Ali (as outsiders though). Probably rate the 4 mentioned in the order you placed them. In doing so I'm making a big allowance for the what if factor regarding Duleep.
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    There is an interesting piece in this year's Wisden India that reproduces an essay that Merchant wrote in 1977 comparing himself and Sunny Gavaskar (who was then just six years into his international career) - he expresses the view that Sunny was a better batsman than him his main point being that he (Merchant) couldn't tell an inswinger from an outswinger or a leg break from a googly whereas Sunny could - my only thought was what his stats would look like if he had been able to

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    There is an interesting piece in this year's Wisden India that reproduces an essay that Merchant wrote in 1977 comparing himself and Sunny Gavaskar (who was then just six years into his international career) - he expresses the view that Sunny was a better batsman than him his main point being that he (Merchant) couldn't tell an inswinger from an outswinger or a leg break from a googly whereas Sunny could - my only thought was what his stats would look like if he had been able to
    He probably just watched the ball and hit it, rather than worrying about whether it was swinging in or out....
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    Rank Ranjitsinhji
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    Indisputably the 4 best pre WW2 Indian batsmen (i'll look foolish if I'm forgetting someone)
    Or if Hazare played in the 50s

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    Or if Duleep and Ranji were English
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    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
    Jam Saheb Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji
    So what they're saying is that he was a combination of Dravid and Jadeja*





    *Sir Jadeja, not the match fixer who, IIRC is actually related to the Ranji-Duleep family.
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    is this daft for the sake of it today? Hazare started playing FC cricket well before the war and Ranji and Duleep were both born in India. Representing a different country at test level doesn't change that

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    As a legend you'd have to favour Ranji. But even Ranji doesn't boast the following scorecard in his CV. In fact very few batsman do....

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    This is taking comparing random players to a whole new level.

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    Is it really that crazy a comparison?

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    Let's compare all Irish origin players who played for Australia 1900-1950 as well.
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    lol nobody would have said **** if I compared just Duleep to Ranji or Merchant to Hazare.

    I decided I liked all 4 players, I found a connection, so I threw all 4 in together. If you have a problem leave the thread instead of carrying on like a baby

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    It's weird. Ranji never played a match on Indian soil afaik. They share a race. How about comparing Ish Sodhi, Ashwin, Dipak Patel and Monty Panesar..

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