Flick pass expert
- Nov 16, 2004
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- Port Adelaide
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- The Mighty Blacks
Best since Bradman argument seems to have gone in my time watching the game, and the 25 years after he retired but before I started watching Test cricket;That settles it - Smith IS the best since Bradman.
Greg Chappell then
Border then ( remember his whole career was against the West Indies at their prime)
I thing Chappell, Ponting and Smith are on the podium. Hard to argue against Smith at the moment but lets see what he is like at 100 tests. He is at 65 tests at the moment. Got to an average of 50 in his 25th test, got to 60 in 41st, dropped down under 60 after the next test, and has been at 60 since 49th test.
Ponting got his average to 50 in his 66th test. Grew it steadily to 59.99 by the end of his 107th test. That was his peak average. Over the next 61 tests it declined to 51.85.
Chappell hit 108 in his debut test and only innings in that test and only time his average was over 60. He got to 50 in his 22nd and only time in his 87 test got under 50 was 34th. It hovered between 54 and 56 for most of the time between 38th test and final test 87th and finished with 53.86. it peaked at 58.