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hakwa

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Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
October 12, 2013, 05:33:08

Viv Richards


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
October 14, 2013, 17:24:18
close hakwa san, but the best cricketer in the world is Richie McCaw, he is the best at what ever he tries do, :D


hakwa

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
October 15, 2013, 13:24:37
 hehehehehe what say Chippo? That's a mean roast u have there.


DbDraad

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
October 15, 2013, 17:47:46
 JH Kallis


Arthur John

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
December 25, 2013, 02:54:19

According to all the info circulating after the last SA-India test it has to be one of the following:

 

Du Plessis,

Duminy. 


Beeno1

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
December 25, 2013, 11:54:36
 Draad to me its kallis or Bradman. Brad need 4 more runs to have ended a long test career of 20 years (retired at age 40 interrupted by second wolrd war) with an average of 100. His average in the famous bodyline test dropped to something like 60 I think it was.
Hence without illegal bodyline bowling bringing him down to mortal averages his normalised average would have been above 100. Sheffield Shield average of 110!
Anyone thinking Viv Richards even came remotely close to Bradman is daft or just doesnt know Bradman's record.

Kallis has a great batting record AND has done well as a test bowler as well. So who is the best. One of these two. Bradman was also an astute captain. Kallis a great slip fielder.
Kallis has a better record than Sobers.
To me its out of these two. Bradman 40 runs more on average  - does that make up for the wickets Kallis has taken?


Devil's Advocate

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
January 30, 2014, 07:18:25

Ahhhh but Beeno

 

The very beeeeg question is

 

If Bradman was scrutinised and referred as many times as the modern day greats like Kallis or Tendulkar, would he have the same stats.

 

Me don't think so.

 

LBW

Stumpings

Catches in the field

Runouts

Nicks - Caught Behind

Any Hotspot referral - Gloves etc

4's

6's

 

Include that in a large portion of Bradman's career, as Kallis and Tendulkar had to endure, and he would never have got the average he did.

 

No doubt, close to the best player ever, if not the best, but we are not, and never can, compare apples with apples.

 


Arthur John

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
February 01, 2014, 17:54:25

Do you guys know who is the only cricketer to ever score 48 runs in an over?

 

Yes, in those days the over consisted of 8 balls.

 

 

8 balls x 6 sixes = 48 runs in one over.

 

 

 

That in my opinion was one of the best cricketers of my time. Not because he scored 48 runs in one over but for all his other cricket performamces.

 

 


Arthur John

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
February 04, 2014, 15:04:23

 The answer is:

 

 

GARY SOBERS.

 

 

 

Now do you guys know who is the only bowler to take 19 wickets in a Test?


Arthur John

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
February 12, 2014, 15:17:01

The answer is:

 

Jim Laker playing for the MCC in the fifties. 

 

This was in a Test match for the guys who don't know or have never heard or read about English MCC teams. 


Wardad

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
February 15, 2014, 13:31:39
 Bradman ......end of story.


Arthur John

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
February 15, 2014, 15:15:54

It is very unfair to select any player as the best of all time as times and the game have developed.

 

But I know that many Saffers regard F du Plessis and Dummy as the best flops in SA colours. 


Cloudy

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
February 24, 2014, 01:08:30
Sir Richard Hadlee
Sir Richard McCaw
It's all in the name, so says Madame vice prez :D
 


dremark

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
March 27, 2014, 06:22:30
Ravi Bopara playing now in the ICC World Twenty20


Sharkbok

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
May 14, 2014, 03:51:31
 My grandmother was the best 


carpetmuncher

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
May 24, 2014, 22:11:25

 Jacques Henry Kallis without a doubt....not only has he carried a team but his presence is not something that comes around often.


I know people punt bradman but in playing in those times was totally different than today so one cannot really compare players from era's. seeing that there is a whole science in trying to work batsman out ext I am not sure bradman would have had such a massive impact in todays game.




Saffex

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
June 13, 2014, 12:58:20
Kallis and Sobers 


Arthur John

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
June 17, 2014, 16:40:46
 Agreed [removed].


hakwa

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
July 19, 2014, 02:52:53
 Your grandmother plays cricket Sharkbok :D:D:P


flashdakota

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
July 20, 2014, 21:45:38
Kallis and Sobers 100%


mozart

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RE: Who is the best cricketter in the world ever?
July 25, 2014, 05:58:19
Sobers and Bradman. 


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