How ever you calibrate it, Bradman is still the best (but Boycs ain’t bad!)

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  1. Paul Frame says:

    I’m not sure I can trust an “Analyst” who can’t format a simple table in excel.

    Why are you taking up 2 cells for the column headers?

    No comma to seperate thousands of runs, % rounded up to only one decimal place. This piece has not been calibrated at all.

  2. topshelf says:

    How different would the list be if you looked at the 1st team innings only? A top 3 batsman gets significantly more innings over a career than does a number 5, due to small chases, declarations and shortened matches. You can’t get any of your team’s runs if you don’t get in to bat.

    For example Gooch and Cook bat 1.82 and 1.79 times per match respectively, while Tendulkar and Steve Waugh only got 1.65 and 1.55.

    The fact an opening batsman scores the highest percentage of his team’s Test runs is hardly a big surprise – he gets the most chances.

    The real stand-outs on this list are therefore Bradman (1.53 inns/match), obviously, the just-surpassed Javed Miandad (a mere 1.52), and the great Viv Richards (only 1.50).

    • Simon Hughes says:

      very interesting observations. totally agree with you. very good points. Interestingly Tendulkar scored v few of his 51 100s in winning causes (only 20% I think from memory) and not many in the 3rd and 4th innings.

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