It'll need to be a while if Charles Davis's statistical analysis is anything to go by. In The Best of The Best Davis estimates a player of Bradman's quality comes along once in every 184,000 test batsman. (link)It rather depends on how long proper cricket continues to be played.
I don't know too much about baseball, basketball and golf but comparing batting average with goals per game for football is just completely wrong. The figure of goals per game is nowhere near as telling a stat as a batsmen or bowlers average. Firstly it only really applies to strikers, and so they don't really help us judge players like Maradona, Cruyff, Beckenbauer etc who could be considered the best ever in football. You can't quantify the skills of footballers into a stat like batting average.
Nope I wouldn't say he was better then Bradman after 20 Tests unless he didn't have many not outs and he died tragically, if he just walked out of cricket after 20 tests over a 2 or 3 year period I can't see how he'd be considered better.^ but again if a new batsmen comes and averages 100 in the 20 tests he plays and then retires, would he be considered greater then Bradman? Hussey almost did that lol, but he didn't retire
Davis made an error in his analysis. Bradman is by far the greatest batsman but he didnt master other aspects of the game to that extent. I guess one could say the same of Cobb et al (not Jordan he mastered most/all aspects of B ball). For that reason i would consider Bradman as the greatest cricketer but not the best if that makes ne sense.
I tend to notice spelling mistakes straight away as well (as I did in this case) but because English isn't always the first language of the poster I ignore them just in case, because their English is infinitely superior to my Ancient Urdu.Good spot, hadn't noticed that (which is unlike me TBH).
Govorn. Expected better then that from Dicko.I tend to notice spelling mistakes straight away as well (as I did in this case) but because English isn't always the first language of the poster I ignore them just in case, because their English is infinitely superior to my Ancient Urdu.
Spot the equally unusual deliberate mistake in this post.