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2nd greatest living cricketer

Who is the 2nd greatest living cricketer (behind Sobers)?


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honestbharani

Whatever it takes!!!
NO definite answer here. I went with the one whose achievement I feel is the greatest since Bradman and Sobers.
 

ma1978

U19 Debutant
To be logically considered, you have to be sees for a sustained time as the best batsman or best bowler in the world.

kallis was neither

thus my vote for Hadlee. Best bowler of his era (sorry Marshall) and a very acceptable bat
 

ma1978

U19 Debutant
How can you be the greatest cricketer of any form of you weren’t the best at some point in one of the major disciplines
 

Daemon

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It’s either Imran or Kallis, with Hadlee pretty close. I can see the argument for Gilchrist but at the end of the day I think bowling is way tougher than keeping.
 

TheJediBrah

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
How can you be the greatest cricketer of any form of you weren’t the best at some point in one of the major disciplines
Very easily? If anything I'd say it's the opposite. Hard to be the greatest cricketer if you only specialise in one discipline unless you're waaaaaay better than anyone else at that discipline. Other than Bradman no one qualifies. It would have to be Sachin averaging 80 with the bat or McGrath averaging 12 with the ball.

How could it be Sachin when Kallis was only very marginally less good but also a Test class bowler. It's got to be Kallis, Gilchrist or Imran. Hadlee a fair choice if you really rate his batting.
 

sunilz

International Debutant
Kallis doesn't make ATXI of either Test or ODI(most people). Yet he is the greatest cricketer 🤔
 

Pap Finn Keighl

State Captain
1. Mike Procter
2. Richard Hadlee
3. Sunil Gavaskar
4. Sachin Tendulkar
5. Viv Richards
6. Imran Khan
7. Wasim Akram
8. Muttaiha Muralitharan
9. Brian Lara
10. Kapil Dev
11. Ian Botham
12. Dale Steyn
13. Dennis Lillee
14. Adam Gilchrist
15. Glenn McGrath
16. Graeme Pollock
17. Shane Warne
18. Jacques Kallis
19. Barry Richards
20. Greg Chappell
21. Steve Smith
22. Allan Donald
23. Ricky Ponting
24. Curtly Ambrose
25. Shaun Pollock
26. Allan Border
27. Waquar Younis
28. Steve waugh
29. Kumar Sangakkara
30. Joel Garner
31. Courtney Walsh
32. Rahul Dravid
33. Andy Roberts
 
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Pap Finn Keighl

State Captain
How can you be the greatest cricketer of any form of you weren’t the best at some point in one of the major disciplines
If you can combine bowling skills of Walsh and Batting Skills of Desilva, you are far better than Sachin, Akram, Lara, McGrath.. Etc
 

Dendarii

International 12th Man
How can you be the greatest cricketer of any form of you weren’t the best at some point in one of the major disciplines
Except that Kallis was the number one ranked batsman for a while, in both tests and ODIs.
 

Dendarii

International 12th Man
Kallis doesn't make ATXI of either Test or ODI(most people). Yet he is the greatest cricketer 🤔
That's because there are better batsmen and better bowlers than him. But none of those batsmen bowled as well as he did and none of those bowlers batted as well as he did. So taking both disciplines into account there's definitely a case to be made for Kallis.
 

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