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Would Viv have averaged 50 if he had to face WI attack also ?

Career average of Viv Richards assuming he belonged to other country

  • More than 50

  • Less than 50


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sunilz

International Debutant
Viv Richards career average = 50.24
So if he had to face his own Country bowling attack , how much he would have averaged ( career average ) ?
And suppose , his average would have been < 50 , how he would have been rated ?
 

ankitj

Hall of Fame Member
What if he finished with average under 50 even with WI career? Would have happened if he got out on duck in last innings IIRC. Would he still be considered one of the premier batsmen of all time?
 

Line and Length

International Captain
Viv had some enthralling battles with Dennis Lillee. The WI attack comprised not just one, but multiple ATG fast bowlers so he would be under constant attack and it would be difficult for him to maintain his 50+ average.
 

sunilz

International Debutant
What if he finished with average under 50 even with WI career? Would have happened if he got out on duck in last innings IIRC. Would he still be considered one of the premier batsmen of all time?
Is there even 1 modern Test bat having average < 50 and regarded as ATG ?
 

sunilz

International Debutant
Stokes may end up one if can get his average to 45-48 area while maintaining his clutch performances with the bat
He would be ATG because of him being allrounder. He won't be considered ATG bat.

Do you consider Laxman/Pietersen as ATG bat ?
 

bagapath

International Captain
Viv Richards career average = 50.24
So if he had to face his own Country bowling attack , how much he would have averaged ( career average ) ?
And suppose , his average would have been < 50 , how he would have been rated ?
Gavaskar, G. Chappell, Miandad and Border played in the same era; faced three generations of the WI Indies attacks over many years and still ended up averaging 50+ over their long careers. As a batsman capable of dominating fast bowling, Viv was on par with them all - if not marginally better. He would, most probably, also have averaged above 50, IMO.

Can imagine him whacking Robert's bouncers over the square leg, driving Garner's Yorkers down the ground, square cutting Holding's out swingers and on driving Macko through mid wicket. And then sweeping and getting trapped in front of the wicket to Roger Harper.
 

TheJediBrah

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Gavaskar, G. Chappell, Miandad and Border played in the same era; faced three generations of the WI Indies attacks over many years and still ended up averaging 50+ over their long careers. As a batsman capable of dominating fast bowling, Viv was on par with them all - if not marginally better. He would, most probably, also have averaged above 50, IMO.
Don't think this logic works at all
 

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