@KiwiPie said in Other Cricket:
So of the "big 4" who is most likely to pass Tendulkar's record of 51 test tons.
Smith is 30 and has 25 - tests to pass Sachin at current rate = 141 (76 more)
Kohli is 30 and has 25 - 157 (80 more)
Williamson is 29 and has 20 - 184 (112 more)
Root is 28 and has 16 - 262 (180 more)
So Root is youngest and plays the most tests per year but also has the worst conversion rate so would need to improve this a lot. Kane is probably least likely as NZ play so few tests and would have to play past 40.
A few years back there was a real tussle to see who the best was out of this "big four" and I think the order you've listed is about right.
First two, enough said, all time greats of any era.
Our Kane, far and away our best ever test batsman with years to compile an even better record. May end up our best ever cricketer......a big "if".....
Root, average has dipped to under 49.....still excellent but getting to the point where he isn't worthy enough to be in this discussion......