10 dream battles between players from different eras
Virat Kohli, Dale Steyn, Steve Smith, AB de Villiers etc. are some of the best players of this generation. Likewise, the previous generation had players like Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jacques Kallis etc. who stood out from the rest.
In simple words, every generation has a few great players who are in a completely different league when compared to the others. Fans have always fantasized how battles between the players from different eras would pan out.
Let us take a look at ten dream battles between players from different eras.
Matthew Hayden vs R Ashwin in India
Over the last couple of decades, all teams have toured India on multiple occasions. The visiting batsmen have found it hard to get going against the Indian bowlers. One can easily count the number of batsmen who dominated the Indian spinners in India and one name that is right there at the top is Matthew Hayden.
Away from home, the left-hander scored over 1000 Test runs in one country, India. In the 11 innings he played, he plundered the Indian bowlers for 1027 runs at an average of 51.35. Even when his teammates had no clue against Harbhajan Singh in 2001, the Queenslander kept the offie at bay and took him for plenty. Such was his domination in India.
A decade and a half later, India have Ashwin, who is regarded as a better spin bowler than Harbhajan, at least in India. Would Ashwin have managed to keep Hayden at bay when the Aussie was at his peak? Who would have triumphed in a battle between these former Chennai Super Kings teammates?