Rate the best batsman...... Sachin or lara

India
February 13, 2007 12:35am CST
According to me, Brian lara is the best test player than sachin..... for his records speak for himself, be it breaking the world record of max runs by abatsman two times, most runs in test cricket history... etc.. Lara in tests 9 on a scale of 10. Lara in one dayers 7 on a scale of 10. On the other hand, Tendulkar is a master oneday player an no one can deny that at present he is the no 1 for the one day version of the game. Sachin in tests 6 on a scale of 10 Sachin in omne dayers 9 on a scale of 10 Kindly post ur comments...
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@coolsid2007 (1030)
• India
13 Feb 07
Sachin is the best for me no doubt ... pls check the test records for lara and sachin Sachin Averages 54.70 in 217 innings with 35 hundreds highest scores 248* (dont forget 196* against pakistan) - currently at 10668 runs - (Sachin has to make 1285 runs in 20 innings at an average of 60.80 ... which is doable for his calibre) Lara averages 52.88 in 242 innings with 34 hundreds highest score 400 - currently at 11953 runs Sachin 195 innings 22 times not out 10000 runs highest 248* at the average of 57.80 Lara 195 innings 6 times not out 10000 runs - highest 400* at the average of 53.19 Compare their averages on home and away too please Sachin Home average - 55.24 and away average - 54.25 Lara Home average - 58.65 and away average - 47.80
• India
13 Feb 07
now we come to win/lose ratio _______________________________________________________ LARA Innings played 232 - Matches won 32 times centuries 8 and 16 half centuries - average 61.02 SACHIN Innings Played 217 - Matches won 42 times centuries 12 and 12 half centuries - average 63.89 _______________________________________________________ LARA Innings played 232 - Matches lost 63 times centuries 14 and 22 half centuries - average 42.19 SACHIN Innings played 217 - Matches lost 39 times centuries 8 and 19 half centuries - average 35.67 ____________________________________________________ LARA Innings played 232 - Matches drawn 36 times centuries 12 and 19 half centuries SACHIN Innings Played 217 - Matches drawn 54 times Centuries 15 and 20 half centuries ____________________________________________________ LARA Matches Played 131 - Series Drawn 17 times(8 centuries),won 42 times(9 Centuries), lost 72 times(17 Centuries) SACHIN Matches Played 135 - Series Drawn 34 times(7 centuries), won 48 times(16 Centuries), lost 53 times (12 Centuries) ___________________________________________________
• India
13 Feb 07
One more thing to be considered here is that Westindies has played 436 test matches and won 149 times with a winning ratio of 52% out of which lara has only contributed 32 times i.e 32/149 times ... only 21% of the time he has lead his team to a victory India has played 403 test matches and won only 89 times with a winning ratio of mere 40% for India Sachin has contributed 42 times i.e, 42/89 times ... 50% of the time he has lead india to a victory ______________________________________ I dont want to start this thing for ODI ..... Sachin is uncomparable ... LARA is a Great Player but Sachin is the Greatest anyone can be ... SACHIN is a living legend _______________________________________________ source: http://stats.cricinfo.com/guru? put lara and compare him with sachin ...u'll see who's great and why
• India
15 Feb 07
but Lara's record speaks for himself.... although his teammates have been strugglin' to come to terms with international matches, Larais the only hope for windies...... But Sachin is playing in a team full of established cricketerslike Dravid, Ganguly.... etc........
• India
13 Feb 07
I think Sachin is the best ODI batsmen in cricketing world but Lara too is having a wonderful test record under his belt. On a scale of 1-10 , i will give sachin a 9+ while lara a 7+ . Seeing the overall record.. Sachin Is the best and there's no doubt about that.
• India
13 Feb 07
Sachin is only a great one day player. he has no teperment to play long test innings, which is only real test of stamina, courage etc... hence Lara accordin' to me is the greatest test player.
• India
13 Feb 07
Lara is very good test player where as Sachin is good in one -dayers. Lara holds the second position for the maximum no. of double centuries in test cricket after Don Bradman. Besides I've never seen Sachin play long innings in test cricket.
• India
15 Feb 07
i fully endorse ur view that Lara has been more patient in scoring huge centuries than sachin.......
@parekh91 (33)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
ODI = sachin Test = lara
• India
14 Feb 07
We cant exactly say that... Sachin also played excellently in tests... Look at his centuries for answer...
@jassi007 (234)
• India
13 Feb 07
according to me both r class players in different forms of games..lara is the best in test..no one can even come close to wt he has achieved in test cricket. and bout sachin he is the best in one dayers..he has the highest no. of centuries ,with nearly 15000 in his career..he is the main pillar of the indian team. we should be happy that two great players are players at the same time and we get the pleasure of watching em play.
• India
13 Feb 07
merely making triple hundreds or double hundreds dont count if it does not contribute to a country win Sachin may not have not many a triple 100 to his name but he has more wins for the country contributing for the country
• India
13 Feb 07
yes lara is the best ......a players true test comes in a test match...and lara is best at it..if he settles down for 20-30 minutes....we r set to see a good innings from him.....his bat speaks for him.......i give him complete 10 out of 10
• India
15 Feb 07
you have got it absolutely right... i give you 10/10.
@bck_1409 (662)
• India
13 Feb 07
I think Lara is Best batsman to face a spinner and sachin is better for fast bowlers, I think this is the main difference between them, Lara played more marathon innings in tests aswell as in firstclass cricket by scorring 501, 400 and 375, where as sachin scored 76 hundreds in both forms of internationnal cricket till now, I think there is not much a big difference between the two
• India
15 Feb 07
i hope u have not watched lara play against fast bowlers..... u should always recall the battle he had with Glen Mc Grath durin' the 2003 home series...
@nedrat (69)
• India
13 Feb 07
Lara is exceptional when it comes to Test Cricket. He has 9 double centuries, second only to Sir Don Bradman. And who can forget that he has scores of 350+ twice and even 400 runs which still is the world record. Somehow in the ODI's he is not as prolific as in tests. Guess thats not his style. But i have seen him turn around many ODI's just like that As for Sachin its the other way around. Prolific in ODI's but a bit lacking in tests. Sachin does not have too many hige scores in tests. Something that has to be noted So both are great batsmen of our time.
• India
15 Feb 07
you have got it absolutely right.... thanx
@david583 (55)
• Australia
13 Feb 07
They are both great batsmen the world of cricket is lucky to have. For me it's Lara. Skill is one thing, but to do so well when your team is losing more than they are winning is amazing. He could have thrown it all away years ago, it must be difficult to play the lone hand so many times. I wish we could have seen him as part of the great WI sides of the 80's, he would have performed even better if the team around him was performing.
• India
13 Feb 07
i endorse ur view 100%. he is the gr8test player of the modern era.
@mystify (88)
• Pakistan
15 Feb 07
My rating Brian Lara in test matches 9/10 Brian Lara in ODI matches 8/10 Sachin in test matches 7/10 Sachin in ODI matches 9/10 Certainly Sachin is very good Batsman, but i don't like his style, I like Dravid the most. The main difference between them is that the Dravid always plays for his team but Sachin plays only for himself.
@padhukr (2267)
• India
14 Feb 07
lara is not a match winner. i agree he is a great player , but in one conditions india depends only on sachin, he is the best than lara
• India
14 Feb 07
As far as my opinion is concerned I say Sachin i the best batsman... Anyway we cant rate abilities... Everyone have their own abilities but looku=ing at the reputation all over the world and taking a look at the records one can say Sachin is the bestbatsman in the history of Indian Cricket...
@jayarajgr (818)
• India
13 Feb 07
Sachin is a tiger without teeth. Lara is also the same. Its big time that we must look at other talents around the world.
@24tanmay (68)
• India
13 Feb 07
Its a controversy whether Lara or Sachin is the best player in cricket...But i can say its totally depends on u whom u like in any form of cricket.......
@izmailov (67)
• Indonesia
13 Feb 07
i think sachin is the best
13 Feb 07
well i agree for that lara and sachin are the best, and u were absolutely rite in grading them in different versions of the game, lara indeed is the best test player and sachin in one days is superb, but i wud like to take ut attention to POnting, accdng to me he is the best one day playeras for his performances are rally superb even under pressure situations and one shud not forget that he is been captaining the side succesfully with maintaining his personal record, which was not seen with sachin when he was captain,,,,,,,,, cheers
• India
13 Feb 07
I agree with u for test cri LARA is the best no one can beat him as he has 9 double century a couple of 400's n thats make him the KING of test even though SIR DON BRADMAN have 12 double centuries the time when SIR plays n when the LARA is playing clears who rules.but in one day SACHIN is the best here LARA is behind in terms of highest total runs,more number of centuries.