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Where does Imran Khan rank?

Where does Imran Khan rank all time as a test cricketer?


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Burgey

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We even once had a member who said McGrath wasn't in Australia's top ten pacers.

Thankfully that idiot stopped coming back after finally showing his true colours to enough people to become a total pariah. Hopefully he doesn't do something really annoying like create another account in a sad attempt to reset his reputation and then pretend he can't stand the place despite his obvious inability to actually stay away.
I don’t know why HB keeps doing that either
 

Coronis

International Coach
Any of these cricketers could be considered above or below Imran for any number of reasons. These threads dont really achieve much.

Opening batsmen
Hobbs
Sutcliffe
Hutton
Gavaskar

Middle order batsmen
Bradman
Tendulkar
V.Richards
Lara
G.Chappell

Batting all rounders
Sobers
Kallis
Botham
Miller

Bowling all rounders
Imran
Hadlee
Wasim
Davidson
Kapil

Quicks
Marshall
McGrath
Ambrose
Steyn

Spinners
Warne
Murali
OReilly
Grimmett
You missed Wally.
 

Coronis

International Coach
Seriously. The snarkiness is abhorrent here lately. I don’t think Lillee was better than McGrath, but it’s not that outlandish to hold that opinion, at all.
Nah Lillee’s just a meme here rn, its obviously not crazy at all. Meme status probably won’t reach perma-Jadeja levels hopefully.

Blame PEWS for the Lillee hate.
 

shortpitched713

International Captain
Seriously. The snarkiness is abhorrent here lately. I don’t think Lillee was better than McGrath, but it’s not that outlandish to hold that opinion, at all.
At the end of the day, these are all cricket opinions. No one out here should be subjected to some kind of Spanish Inquisition...
 

kyear2

International Coach
You missed Wally.
I've honestly started to grow tired of the "all rounder" label.

Wally is such a great cricketer and brings so much to a team, but because to some he falls short of the holy grail of the all rounder tag, it's diminished to some extent. Brilliant batsman, supreme slip and more than useful quick bowler.
And even as a specialists alone, there seems to be diminishing appreciation.
 

bagapath

International Captain
I think Imran's position in all time xi is in doubt only if you want to go with four frontline bowlers plus sobers as the fifth option (and the no.6 batsman). even in that case, he is on par with Marshall, Hadlee, McGrath, Ambrose and Steyn to be the primary fast bowler; marginally ahead of other great options that complete the top 10 pacemen: Truman, Lillee, Barnes and Akram. When you add his batting to the equation, his selection is almost a no brainer.

If your team is from the post Sobers era, or if Sobers is playing as the third middle order bat and the six bowler, then the team sheet should start with Imran's name. Anyways, Imran in an ATG XI is a shoo-in by all standards.
 

Coronis

International Coach
I've honestly started to grow tired of the "all rounder" label.

Wally is such a great cricketer and brings so much to a team, but because to some he falls short of the holy grail of the all rounder tag, it's diminished to some extent. Brilliant batsman, supreme slip and more than useful quick bowler.
And even as a specialists alone, there seems to be diminishing appreciation.
I didn’t say he was an allrounder and I’ve never said that he was. My objection was to him placing Chappell and Richards in that middle order batsman bracket but not Hammond.
 

kyear2

International Coach
Any of these cricketers could be considered above or below Imran for any number of reasons. These threads dont really achieve much.

Opening batsmen
Hobbs
Sutcliffe
Hutton
Gavaskar

Middle order batsmen
Bradman
Tendulkar
V.Richards
Lara
G.Chappell

Batting all rounders
Sobers
Kallis
Botham
Miller

Bowling all rounders
Imran
Hadlee
Wasim
Davidson
Kapil

Quicks
Marshall
McGrath
Ambrose
Steyn

Spinners
Warne
Murali
OReilly
Grimmett
I personally wouldn't include quite everyone listed, but agree with the sentiment.

To me it's pretty simple, if Imran is a lock in your all time XI, then yes... He's easily a lock. If he's not, it's not that simple and more of a top 10.
But everyone has their own criteria.
 

kyear2

International Coach
I didn’t say he was an allrounder and I’ve never said that he was. My objection was to him placing Chappell and Richards in that middle order batsman bracket but not Hammond.
Wasn't referencing you, and knew from the perspective you were speaking.

I was making a separate point.
 

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