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    The Unpopular Opinions Thread

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    Post all your unpopular opinions below but be prepared for the backlash. Anything you might be hesitant to say, come forth to say it here.
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    I'll start:
    Jacques Kallis is immensely overrated as an all-rounder. He isn't one like Sobers, Miller and Khan. He's more of a batsman that can bowl a bit, albeit clearly better than anyone else of the same class i.e S Waugh. Kumble isn't an all-rounder and he isn't either. I also think bowling all rounders tend to get underrated. Easier to average 30 and 54 bowling 20 overs per game than 39 and 22 or 40 and 25.
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    A few years back when everyone was comparing Kallis with Sobers (as an all rounder) was interesting. One thing that got overlooked was that on average, Kallis bowled 20 overs per game, while Sobers bowled almost double that, 38. Sobers bowled more overs per game (on average) than Wes Hall. Sobers most often bowled first change in teams that only contained 4 bowlers (himself included).

    So yeh, comparing Sobers to Kallis as an allrounder based on bowling average/SR only completely neglects the fact that Sobers was a true and proper all rounder, while the role Kallis played was mostly 5th bowler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    A few years back when everyone was comparing Kallis with Sobers (as an all rounder) was interesting. One thing that got overlooked was that on average, Kallis bowled 20 overs per game, while Sobers bowled almost double that, 38. Sobers bowled more overs per game (on average) than Wes Hall. Sobers most often bowled first change in teams that only contained 4 bowlers (himself included).

    So yeh, comparing Sobers to Kallis as an allrounder based on bowling average/SR only completely neglects the fact that Sobers was a true and proper all rounder, while the role Kallis played was mostly 5th bowler.
    Or South Africa bowled teams out. either way.
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    Shakib al hasan is the most overrated player in the world.

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    Finger spin is the best form of bowling
    Attritional cricket on slow dead pitches is entertaining
    The Nagpur wicket wasn't that bad
    Performances against minnows, on flat decks, and playing at home should all be considered just as important
    Gavaskar isn't a racist
    Kohli should bat at 4 in ODIs
    Some women could complete in top level mens cricket
    The best policy to deal with bowlers who chuck is to just ban any bowler that looks dodgy, regardless of what testing shows
    On that note - the ICC testing for chucking lacks transparency and that's a problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Finger spin is the best form of bowling X
    Attritional cricket on slow dead pitches is entertaining X
    The Nagpur wicket wasn't that bad X
    Performances against minnows, on flat decks, and playing at home should all be considered just as important X
    Gavaskar isn't a racist X
    Kohli should bat at 4 in ODIs not relevant to topic
    Some women could complete in top level mens cricket lol ... X
    The best policy to deal with bowlers who chuck is to just ban any bowler that looks dodgy, regardless of what testing shows X
    On that note - the ICC testing for chucking lacks transparency and that's a problem X
    Asian desserts are good X


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    T20 is the best and most respected form of cricket.

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    India is now making faster seam bowlers than England.
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