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  • @MN5 said in Other Cricket:

    pains me to say it but Steyn may have been better. The argument can be made.....

    Almost impossible to compare players from different eras and make a case for one being better than the other imo.
    Hadlee was one of those once-in-a-lifetime kind of cricketers. Certainly one of my favourite picks for an alltime XI.

    But Steyn, on song - particularly when he would angle it at leg stump and swing it to hit top of off-stump - was probably more enjoyable to watch - at least for me.



  • @Higgins said in Other Cricket:

    In Sir RJs favour is that his averages are probably not benefitting with games against Zimbabwe and Bangledesh.

    and the bowling support.

    Batsmen didn't have to score off him, just see him off - there was usually a competitor at the other end. Hadlee's bowling partners, on the other hand, weren't exactly scary (much though we loved them)



  • Some international coaching news:

    Pakistan have sacked - or rather declined to renew - the coaching contract of Mickey Arthur and all his staff.
    Arthur is said to be on the shortlist as a candidate to replace Bayliss at England after the Ashes series...

    And Otis Gibson and all his staff got the sack in SA.
    No immediate replacement identified but apparantly Criscket SA will now be appointing more of a Football-type " Manager".

    Fun and games.



  • @Billy-Webb Hesson is being talked up for both the Pakistan and Bangladesh coaching roles. Also allegedly short-listed for India.

    I thought he gave up the Black Caps gig to spend more time with his young family....

    Hope they like dhal



  • 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.



  • Kohli will do it i reckon. He's already a better player than Tendulkar, would love for him to have the record to prove it.

    Smith might as well, i just wonder if his "technique" will hold up as he ages



  • Smith won't do it, with his "technique" as soon as his hand eye coordination drops a tiny bit at age 33ish, his form will drop off a cliff. I reckon may not even be playing tests by age 35. There's zero room for error with the way he plays.



  • @mariner4life said in Other Cricket:

    Kohli will do it i reckon. He's already a better player than Tendulkar, would love for him to have the record to prove it.

    Smith might as well, i just wonder if his "technique" will hold up as he ages

    He's a better ODI player in which he is a freak but as a test player he's about even so far.



  • @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......



  • Best catch ever?



  • Kyle Abbott claims the best 4th best ever bowling figures in the county championship and 10th best in first class cricket - 17-86



  • @KiwiPie Crazy scorecard. Dawson, Vince and Abbot will be wondering why any of their teammates bothered to turn up.


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