The Greatest Allrounder
Sobers named as Cricinfo's greatest allrounder
He was the most natural cricketer you would ever want to see and quite simply he could do it all. He is in the top ten greatest batsmen of all time, he took over 200 Test wickets and was a sensational fielder who could field in multiple positions. "Sobers is not just the greatest allrounder ever, but the greatest player," explained Sambit Bal, Cricinfo's editor. Imran Khan topped the user poll, and by a surprisingly big margin
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New Zealand's lone ranger
Week 20 - Sir Richard Hadlee
The old quotes are always the best. When Graham Gooch summed up the challenge of batting against the New Zealand team of the 1980s, he described it thus: "Richard Hadlee at one end, Ilford 2nds at the other." If that was harsh, it also hinted at an unavoidable truth. For most of the 17 years Hadlee was a Test cricketer, he singlehandedly carried his side's attack like no other bowler had managed before
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