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Has there ever been better top 3 in history of odi cricket?

 

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(Last 5 Year stats, top 4 has our 3 batsman from top order)

 

Kohli can be considered as one of the best batsman in odi history. Dhawan and Rohit are very good openers. Other great top 3 which comes to my mind is Gilly, Hayden & Ponting.

 

Personally my favorite top 3 would be Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes & Sir Viv Richards. Discuss

 

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Tendulkar Sehwag Ganguly

 

T20 cricket has improved the standard of ODI batting. playing with no fear has become ingrained. past greats had to summon up this trait. with the exception of Kohli's chasing freakery I can never hold a current day ODI great in higher esteem than past ones. 

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Yes they will be the most decorated top 3 of all time in ODIs. Shikar and Rohit both are underrated in ODIs even! They are both going to be ATG ODI openers I am wagering

 

Look at their centuries and averages in comparing to the others on the list!

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/282935.html

Most hundreds
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1989-2012 463 452 41 18426 200* 44.83 21367 86.23 49 96 20 2016 195
V Kohli (INDIA) 2008-2018 211 203 35 9779 183 58.20 10615 92.12 35 48 12 910 104
RT Ponting (AUS/ICC) 1995-2012 375 365 39 13704 164 42.03 17046 80.39 30 82 20 1231 162
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 433 18 13430 189 32.36 14725 91.20 28 68 34 1500 270
HM Amla (SA) 2008-2018 169 166 11 7696 159 49.65 8618 89.30 26 36 4 785 52
AB de Villiers (Afr/SA) 2005-2018 228 218 39 9577 176 53.50 9473 101.09 25 53 7 840 204
KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 2000-2015 404 380 41 14234 169 41.98 18048 78.86 25 93 15 1385 88
CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2018 284 279 17 9727 215 37.12 11333 85.82 23 49 24 1073 275
SC Ganguly (Asia/INDIA) 1992-2007 311 300 23 11363 183 41.02 15416 73.70 22 72 16 1122 190
TM Dilshan (SL) 1999-2016 330 303 41 10290 161* 39.27 11933 86.23 22 47 11 1111 55
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2010 248 240 16 8094 175 36.13 9721 83.26 21 37 22 930 128
Saeed Anwar (PAK) 1989-2003 247 244 19 8824 194 39.21 10938 80.67 20 43 15 938 97
RG Sharma (INDIA) 2007-2018 187 181 29 7017 264 46.16 8024 87.45 19 36 12 609 183
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2006-2018 204 190 33 7267 181* 46.28 8769 82.87 19 41 9 606 127
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2007 299 289 32 10405 169 40.48 13086 79.51 19 63 16 1035+ 133+
DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 1998-2015 448 418 39 12650 144 33.37 16020 78.96 19 77 28 1119 76
ME Waugh (AUS) 1988-2002 244 236 20 8500 173 39.35 11053 76.90 18 50 16 651 57
DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1994 238 237 28 8648 152* 41.37 13707 63.09 17 57 13 768+ 53+
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2014 328 314 53 11579 139 44.36 15885 72.89 17 86 17 911 137
NJ Astle (NZ) 1995-2007 223 217 14 7090 145* 34.92 9760 72.64 16 41 19 720 86
AC Gilchrist (AUS/ICC) 1996-2008 287 279 11 9619 172 35.89 9922 96.94 16 55 19 1162 149
S Dhawan (INDIA) 2010-2018 109 108 6 4808 137 47.13 5094 94.38 15 25 3 596 60
WU Tharanga (Asia/SL) 2005-2018 230 219 17 6936 174* 34.33 9129 75.97 15 37 16 795 52
V Sehwag (Asia/ICC/INDIA) 1999-2013 251 245 9 8273 219 35.05 7929 104.33 15 38 14 1132 136
Mohammad Yousuf (Asia/PAK) 1998-2010 288 273 40 9720 141* 41.71 12942 75.10 15 64 15 785 90
DA Warner (AUS) 2009-2018 106 104 4 4343 179 43.43 4498 96.55 14 17 2 454 70
Yuvraj Singh (Asia/INDIA) 2000-2017 304 278 40 8701 150 36.55 9924 87.67 14 52 18 908 155

 

Also notice how few innings Dhawan has played in comparison to the other batsmen. 

 

 

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Kohli will pass Sachin in 100s. Slight chance for Rohit too. Dhawan can pass Ponting in 100s.

 

Kohli will pass Sachin in runs scored. Rohit will certainly pass Sanga. Dhawan can reach ganguly.

 

So yeah you are looking at atg indian odi bats at the least.

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Need KLR to make the next 4 till 2023. Then settle pant at 6 and find a number 5 in Gill. Take the cup in 2023 and send off Rohit and Dhawan with the cup. Kohli helps settle it down and hand over to the next gen by 2024..or stick around like sachin till 2027.

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18 hours ago, goose said:

Tendulkar Sehwag Ganguly

 

T20 cricket has improved the standard of ODI batting. playing with no fear has become ingrained. past greats had to summon up this trait. with the exception of Kohli's chasing freakery I can never hold a current day ODI great in higher esteem than past ones. 

How does that matter? For me, Sehwag was just an average ODI player.

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3 hours ago, Vilander said:

Kohli will pass Sachin in 100s. Slight chance for Rohit too. Dhawan can pass Ponting in 100s.

 

Kohli will pass Sachin in runs scored. Rohit will certainly pass Sanga. Dhawan can reach ganguly.

 

So yeah you are looking at atg indian odi bats at the least.

I doubt kohli will get 19k runs in odis. Will get close to like 16 - 17k maybe. Rohit will get around 12k and Dhawan around 9k maybe.

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6 hours ago, rkt.india said:

How does that matter? For me, Sehwag was just an average ODI player.

because when you assess a great you have to subtract what everyone else is doing. 

 

the OP asked for top 3...when you have Tendulkar and Ganguly, Sehwag is perfect. 

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On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:02 PM, goose said:

 

T20 cricket has improved the standard of ODI batting. playing with no fear has become ingrained. past greats had to summon up this trait.

 

T20s have introduced bad habits in test matches too.

 

Would you be willing to make similar positive adjustments to test batsmen of this era  ?

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52 minutes ago, express bowling said:

 

T20s have introduced bad habits in test matches too.

 

Would you be willing to make similar positive adjustments to test batsmen of this era  ?

that's a tricky one. T20 has arguably had an adverse impact on those of modest ability. but when a great player gets set I'd argue T20 is an asset. you see far more run-a-ball high scores nowadays in tests.

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51 minutes ago, goose said:

that's a tricky one. T20 has arguably had an adverse impact on those of modest ability. but when a great player gets set I'd argue T20 is an asset. you see far more run-a-ball high scores nowadays in tests.

 

Test match batting against pacers is primarily about having a good off-stump game.  T20s have made batsmen poke outside the off-stump consistently so that they can keep the score board moving ... and this becomes their 2nd nature.

 

The super talents like Kohli, Smith, Williamson and ABDV have benefited from the higher SRs ... but most others struggle if there is any sort of movement ... due to the above mentioned bad habit.

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1 hour ago, KiraIsBack said:

aur be sharmu looks like you recently discovered arreseted development

KIRAISBACK to BE BANNED

bahut saal pehle dekh liya tha arrested development

 

Wapis daal diya ICF ke sabse bade kachre ko ignorelist men

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