Originally Posted by Jadukor
Since we cannot compare across eras the only thing we can do to measure greatness is compare Bradman's stats with the other great players during his era. Did any other player average in the 90s or 80s or 70s during that time? If the answer is no then we can assume he was miles better than anyone else who had the same conditions to bat on as Bradman. I think in the modern era it is impossible to seperate yourself to such levels from your peers but Brad probably would have had a 60-70 average
yeah this is really all you can do for comparison. bradman is so far seperated from his peers, it's unmatched in current times. as it is people have trouble deciding who is better between tendulkar, lara and even ponting, not to mention guys like kallis and dravid who in their own right could lay claim to being the best of their generation/era. in current day there is no clear best over his peers, no one has separated themselves above the rest of that top pack. but bradman....well we know the numbers.