You make a valid point.The first answerer said something very interesting.
I think the comparison has to rely on each of the formats of the sport.In Test Cricket,when the batsman scores runs,he should be only be concerned about striking the ball well because only his confidence level would allow him to bat for a 'longer' time.A regular batsman would always get runs for your team regardless of the size of the ground or conditions as long as he adjusts to them.
However,in ODIs and T20's it should be an issue where the players need to 'hit the ball out of the park'.Here,there is a difference in abilities of different batsmen.
We can say that comparison of stats is marginally not balanced though it's still fair.
It's still fair because the players have been Tested with atleast '"one
type of conditions".
Career wise, a player may not be better than the other,but in some conditions if he is better,we can say that he is 'technically' better.
the basics are the same like pitch dimensions,minimum boundary length,
size and weight 'range' of cricket ball,size and weight range of bat,...
but someone who plays well in SA might not play well In Sub continent
and vice versa.Considering that matches are played in all countries
the stats will be taken care of
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what about this
every players have different opportunities in different situations to perform.. which give player more chances to perform.. but afridi ..... LOL
I took the meaning of your question in a very literal sense.Cricket is not played on a level playing field.The cricket grounds are not flat.The turf is raised and the outfield slopes away from the center.
No, like any other sport cricket is governed by rules,the weight of the ball,the size of the bat and what it is made of ,the size of the oval etc are all governed by a set of rules just like in any sport.
Cricket stats like in any other sport are only relevant for a certain period.Cricket will change with the world and the past records will never tell the true story.You can't compare a match played forty years ago with a one played now.So many things have changed.You can only compare the stats but stats don't tell you everything.
Plus you forgot about crowd support,that is a huge factor in any sport.To simplify things, most sports aren't played on a level field.
Cricket is played on a flat ground. Sometimes grounds have slopes in one direction. But cricket dont have up or down rough areas.
The size of field is different for every stadium in world but they are fixed within certain limits. No stadium is either too short or big. so i think statistics can be compared.
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I couldn't think of anything worse than cricket becoming completely homogeneous. The boredom level would be insane. Grounds, pitches, balls, bats, batsmen, bowlers all have their peculiarities. The ability to adapt and play to the given circumstance keeps it interesting.
What's this?, PC sh!t for cricket.
Always been apples and oranges, and so it should be.