RICKY PONTING VS
MATTHEW HAYDEN

The second instalment in our new series where we compare two legendary cricketers from the same generation. Rather than necessarily settle the debate on who is ‘better’, this series attempts to illustrate who had a greater say in dictating his country’s cricketing fortunes.

YUVRAJ IN HIS POMP

Yuvraj Singh was the third-highest impact ODI batsman in the world (after Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting) between November 2005 and February 2009. In the home series against England in 2008, he produced successive high impact performances in Rajkot (footage above) and Indore - it was a series-defining effort as India proceeded to beat the visitors 5-0. 

HARDUS VILJOEN

Country:
South Africa

Role: 
Right-arm fast bowler
Strengths
:
Wickets Tally Impact, Consistency