11 best bowlers v 11 best batsmen.

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  1. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Who would win?

    Please show your working .


    As heard on Radio 5 live today
     
  2. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    I think the batsmen as they would be able to fend off the balls and then beat their assailant with the bat. That's what you meant innit?
     
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  3. Hugh Manatee

    Hugh Manatee Veteran

    I feel slightly foolish writing this after today at Lords! These days the batsman. Modern wickets rarely do much. Edgbaston was a good one and Lo! An absorbing match.
     
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  4. OP
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    Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Not bad as an opener.
     
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Bowlers every time
    Look at Currans swinger today, unplayable by any of the worlds greatest batsmen.
     
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  6. matiz

    matiz Über Member

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    I think the bowlers cos they get to bat regularly and some batsmen never get to bowl so would get knocked all over the park.
     
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  7. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

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    All down to the wicket conditions
     
  8. OP
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    Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)


    Nice working..:okay:
     
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  9. OP
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    Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    How is it on that fence?
     
  10. Kajjal

    Kajjal Über Member

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    In the same way as gun beats knife, bat beats ball.
     
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  11. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

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    Who’s keeping wicket?
     
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  12. OP
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    Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Out.
     
    Last edited: 10 Aug 2018
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  13. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    I'd also suggest that the bowlers would be able to demolish the tea table quicker than the batsmen.
     
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  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    And as an idle exercise, I'll try and list my favourite 'best' batsmen and bowlers (since I started getting interested in cricket. And these are teams to play a five day Test, not Mickey Mouse quick cricket.

    In no particular order:

    Batsmen

    Gordon Greenidge
    Desmond Haynes
    Viv Richards
    Rahul Dravid
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Ricky Ponting
    Jacques Kallis*
    Ian Botham*
    Adam Gilchrist
    Andy Flintoff*
    Steve Waugh

    Bowlers

    Wasim Akram*
    Curtly Ambrose
    Courtney Walsh
    Joel Garner
    Malcolm Marshall
    Dennis Lillee
    Jeff Thomson
    Shane Warne
    Derek Underwood
    Ravichandran Ashwin
    Richard Hadlee*

    The asterix denotes ones who can do the other. On my list, there's only two bowlers who can bat, so maybe the batters would win this match (yeah, I know, the bowlers don't have a wicket-keeper either, so just humour me).
     
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  15. OP
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    Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Above and beyond. :becool:

    Slow day over there?
     
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