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    Which current players will score a Test 300?

    Of the current crop of Test match players who have not as yet scored a Test match triple century (there are lots of them!) who do people think will go on to score one?

    I've got a feeling Michael Vaughan will do it eventually - when he is at his best there is no-one to touch him in terms of technical elegance and timing in my view, and he's shown before that he can play big innings.

    Rahul "The Wall" Dravid will surely do it at some point, and Ponting has got as good a chance as anyone.

    I also think Herschelle Gibbs has a decent shot at it - his 183 at the Oval last year was an absolute privilege to witness, although he's in some shocking form at the moment.

    I also think at some point, someone really unexpected might do it - someone batting at no5 or 6, who is aggressive and gets a bit of luck. Brad Hodge hit 302* off 280 balls for Leicestershire last year so hitting a triple playing aggressively isn't impossible, although there's no denying county cricket is a different kettle of fish. Flintoff anyone? That'll be a good watch....

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    I think that if Matthew Sinclair got back into the NZ squad, he could be the one to get a triple century. He either scores double centuries or goes out for a low score.
    If he is excluded, then I would have to say Ricky Ponting (due for a massive score).

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    It's unlikely, but surely you can't count Brian Lara out of it again. How many actually thought he would do it twice, let alone break the record twice? Rhetorical no doubt as very would would have.
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    I agree with Gibbs. Got a feeling he may do it...

    Also Dravid, Ponting and a Pakistani against Bangladesh. Maybe Hameed.
    Last edited by Mr. P; 27-09-2004 at 07:14 PM. Reason: That second sentence means only the Pakistani would score it against Bangladesh. Don't think of it otherwise

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    Ponting, Lara, Dravid, Tendulkar, Hayden (yet again), Inzamam are all I can think of.
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    Of the current crop of Test match players who have not as yet scored a Test match triple century (there are lots of them!) who do people think will go on to score one?
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    Hell Sehwag has one!

    Yet, Tendulkar and Dravid don't as of yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster
    Hell Sehwag has one!

    Yet, Tendulkar and Dravid don't as of yet.

    they dont score quick enough though. dont both of them have unbeaten doubles...

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    I dont know about Dravid I think he even said himself he bats to slow to score 300..

    maybe if it's to save a match and he does not have to worry about the result.

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    Correction Eclipse, he said he's too slow to beat the magic 400 figure set by Brian Lara. He got 270 odd against Pakistan, which isn't too far away from 300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster
    Ponting, Lara, Dravid, Tendulkar, Hayden (yet again), Inzamam are all I can think of.
    Lara ofcourse already has a 300 and a 400. Inzamam also already has a 300 against NZ.

    I would put my money on Dravid getting there and maybe Sachin and Laxman too from the Indian batting lineup.
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    Hmmm....possible.

    I think that Dravid will probably get one before the end of his career.
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    Tendulkar does not have the mental capacity to make a triple - he struggles to make it to 200 leave alone 300.
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