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Stats: Best batsmen in all positions in Cricket history - Are Statistics really mini-skirts?

Ritankar Roy
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100.15K   //    27 Sep 2015, 05:19 IST

#2 No. 3: Don Bradman

Don Bradman: the best batsman to have played test cricket

The easiest pick.

The criteria throws up only 11 names. But this is one spot where the criterion ceases to matter.

Kumar Sangakkara (60.82), Hashim Amla (56.40), Ricky Ponting (56.27), Rahul Dravid (52.88), Rohan Kanhai (52.68), Younis Khan (51.32) and Ian Chappell (50.94) are/were distinguished batsmen in their own rights and all of them would have been serious contenders at any other position. But at No. 3, they are up against the best ever. Sir Don Bradman (5078 runs at 103.63) dwarfs them at No. 3.

Honestly, anyone who knows anything about cricket would pick Bradman at 3, no competition. You don’t need the help of numbers or cricket experts to tell you that.

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