Always feels unfair when you join in as you have seen the greatest of all and none of the rest of us are anywhere near old enough other than Burgey.Don Bradman, Peter May, Colin Cowdrey(Snr), Ken Barrington, Greg Chappell, David Gower,Norm O'Neill, Barry Richards, Neil Harvey,Mark Waugh, Steve Smith.
There an eleven of the finest stroke makers I have ever seen in our game.
Thanks flibberty. I was going to post that the Don was the only one I hadn't seen though I only saw Harvey live on TV in the UK.Always feels unfair when you join in as you have seen the greatest of all and none of the rest of us are anywhere near old enough other than Burgey.
Agree - Sobers and Richards, but Barry rather than VivThe very best of Garry Sobers was probably the best of my time, but I never saw any batsman as consistently exciting as Viv Richards. He dominated bowlers and destroyed bowling attacks in a way that had to be seen to be believed. Fortunately the highlights from some of his great innings have been preserved on video. If you want to know why his contemporaries thought so highly of him, a simple YouTube search would be highly rewarding.
I'm a great Barry Richards fan. He doesn't seem to be very highly regarded in this forum, mainly because most posters never saw him bat and he never had the opportunity to play much Test cricket. I've seen suggestions that he might have become another Graeme Hick. Those of us who were around in the 1970's view matters very differently.Agree - Sobers and Richards, but Barry rather than Viv
List needs more CroweMost of the elegant looking batters averaged in the 40s
Only two batsmen looked as cool as them and yet statistically they played on a higher plane.
One of them was
The other one was
And sometimes you have super elegant guys like Carl Hooper averaging in the 30s.Most of the elegant looking batters averaged in the 40s