Not sure but regardless Brett Lee was a truly great OD bowlerDo you really think Lee > Garner
I can understand you didn’t pick McGrath as you had picked Pollock.
Kapil and Klusner..not much difference in batting quality, Kapil averaged close to 30 in 80s. Klusner benefitted from shorter career and the era he played in.The perfect batsman for no.7 would be Klusener who had enough output at a good SR to finish off games as well as blast out a good score. But Klusener the bowler wasn't as good.
Kapil can blast out but with an average of 23 isn't ideal for a chase or if there is a collapse.
Imran is not as great a blaster but was more adaptable and more consistent. Imran was also the best bowler of all three.
I don’t know how many Imran is better bowler than Kapil, if their overall career stats are similar, just that Kapil took more wickets. At their peaks, Imran took 149 wickets@23(79-89) and Kapil 186 wickets@24(from 83-91). For so much time you have been stating that Imran was one of the best ODI bowlers in the 80s, but Kapil was a league behind Imran at his peak, whereas I have quoted peak stats and proven my statement. Imran was a more adaptable batsmen, sure, but as a lower order batsmen Kapil was clearly better. Both average sub 30 at 6 and below. It’s just that Kapil had a much higher strike rate. Also while Kapil was never mature enough to bat in the top 5, but Imran at 5 may have been better than Kapil at such a position, but he didn’t bring a new approach at that position as Kapil did at his. Kapil is clearly a superior ODI player, as I’ve shown at 7, there are only 6 or so people who average above 30 at the position. And how can you assume, if Imran averaged 38 at 5, he would play like that at 6 or 7, when he clearly averaged sub 30(only a little above Kapil at that position) when he did play there.Not a great analysis. You are confusing who may be more suitable at no.7 in an ATG XI with who was a better all-rounder.
Imran Khan was objectively a better all-rounder than Kapil Dev in ODIs.
Imran and Kapil both started as tailenders, yet Imran progressed enough in his batting to bat in the top 4/5 whereas Kapil was never that good. Imran has a 10 point average advantage over Kapil which basically means he is a league ahead as a bat. It is strange that you can brush aside the fact that Imran can average 38 in the top 5 while comparing him to a lower order bat who averages 23, and then suggest the latter is a better bat!
Imran in the 1980s was one of the best ODI bowlers in the world WHILE averaging 33 with the bat. Kapil never reached that level.
Kapil's only advantage is fielding.
Again, you may think Kapil is more suitable at no.7 given the depth of the ATG XI batting, which is fine, but as a ODI player Imran was simply superior.
The first match had pretty **** bowling attack. The second innings was pretty good tho but he got lucky with a drop catch.Bevan was the original Dhoni in 90s. Watch these 2 matches and then tell whether your opinion has changed.
I don’t have a problem with people thinking Imran is a superior ODI player, but I just want to make sure that my analysis is clearly understood. Also it annoys me when someone states Imran is objectively superior. It’s not that clear.Please stop . Give this topic a rest.
There is a edit button on your post . Try to use it and don’t make back to back post 4 timesI don’t have a problem with people thinking Imran is a superior ODI player, but I just want to make sure that my analysis is clearly understood. Also it annoys me when someone states Imran is objectively superior. It’s not that clear.
Plus Viv and Sachin. Plenty of bowling.Anyone know how good Greg Chappell'was in ODIs to save me doing my own research? Stats wise his batting looks great for his era and he seems to have been the #1 ICC ranked all-rounder for much of that time. Could he split 5th bowler duties with e.g. Sanath?
Are u referencing me?So now there is not much difference between Kapil who averaged 23 and Klusener who averaged 40+?
Klusner played for 9 yearsSo now there is not much difference between Kapil who averaged 23 and Klusener who averaged 40+?