Dr. Nicholas Rohde, an economics researcher of “Griffith University” says Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest Test batsman ever over late Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman. Dr. Nicholas said “The rankings are designed to allow for meaningful comparisons of players with careers of different lengths. He also Said it was possible that Tendulkar and Bradman could swap places many times before the Indian retires as a dip in form would affect his standing.
Dr Nicholas Rohde has used economic theory to compare batsmen from different eras.
Players Ranking (According to the research) :
- Sachin Tendulkar (India)
- Sir Donald Bradman ( Australia)
- Jacques Kallis (South Africia)
- Rahul Dravid (India)
- Brian Lara ( West Indies)
- Garfield Sobers ( West Indies)
- Allan Border (Australia )
- Sunil Gavaskar (INDIA)
- Steve Waugh ( Australia)
- Javed Miandad ( Pakistan )
The rankings by the researcher have been created according to a player’s career aggregate runs, minus the total number of runs that an average player of that era would accumulate over the same number of innings.
Sir Donald Bradman played 52 Tests, scoring 6,996 runs at an astonishing average of 99.94 from from 1928 to 1948, . He died in 2001 aged 92. On the other hand, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has a world-record 15,183 runs from 184 Tests at an average of 56.02 from 1989.