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    Current (not past) most explosive batsman...

    This could be a one day or test batsman doesn't really matter.

    When I mean explosive, I mean the power and timing behind the shots (like a bullet...)

    One's that immediately come to mind - Sehwag, Lara, Gilchrist, Afridi, Cairns, Tendulkar...so who is your vote?
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    Cairns can be lethal but he doesn't do it as consistently as a Gilchrist, Flintoff etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    Cairns can be lethal but he doesn't do it as consistently as a Gilchrist, Flintoff etc.

    Yeah, I know. But when he hits the ball, it stays hit.

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    Gilchrist in my mind, because that's typically his game plan. The likes of Lara, Ponting, Tendulkar and (yes) Kallis are all capable of dispatching high quality bowling too, but they're not the same kind of player as Gilchrist.
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    I would have to agree Adam Gilchrist currently is the most explosive. Tendulkar started out like that (but not currently).

    Likes of Ponting (who can forget hitting in world cup 03 final), Cairns, Flintoff, etc. can all hit, but not consistenly. I mean some days they would come with a mind set to hit, and some days they look just really poor in form.

    In that sense, Gilchrist, knows only one way.

    Watch out for another dude...Sehwag.

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    Gilchrist, Sehwag, Symonds (needs a little more consistancy tho), Gayle

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster10
    I mean some days they would come with a mind set to hit, and some days they look just really poor in form.
    Actually, in the case of Flintoff, that is him maturing as a player and building an innings before going hell for leather. At the same time he is getting more big scores - hardly poor form.
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