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    From the players currently playing, Brian Lara and Yousuf Youhana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    Ah, so you showed him a tape of the All Blacks then.
    Nah, he was over awed by my Rugby skills at college.. A devout England fan, at least someone is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Nah, he was over awed by my Rugby skills at college.. A devout England fan, at least someone is
    You mean bandwagon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Nah, he was over awed by my Rugby skills at college.. A devout England fan, at least someone is
    One would have to be devout to get through England's summer internationals and still be a fan.



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    Ooo ooo ooo, hold on children.. I told him they are better than Germany

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    For me, Freddie Flintoff or Ian Botham. Both played hard, were amazing fielders, good, quick bowlers and aggressive with the bat. And their personalities also help.

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    Brett Lee, Muralitharan, Gilchrist.
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    Considering its almost impossible to convince a non-cricket fan (especially many from England) that cricket is exciting and not a boring sport (in fact you'd have trouble convincing some of them that it is actually a sport in the first place), I'd have to choose some explosive players.

    Gilly would be my first choice. Sehwag, Flintoff and Cairns would be my other choices. Bowlers, I'd go with Akhtar or Bond (when fit obviously) because I can't see them enjoying Warne bowling to a plan, or McGrath bowling line and length troubling batsman.
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    Sehwag, Gilchrist, Flintoff and Cairns and perhaps, Gayle. Also, Sir Viv from the old crop.
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    In the end, I think it's so utterly, incomprehensibly boring. There is so much context behind each innings of cricket that dissecting statistics into these small samples is just worthless. No-one has ever been faced with the same situation in which they come out to bat as someone else. Ever.
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    Jono brings up the fact that non-cricket fans have such an entrenched opinion that the sport is boring. This is all so true. Showing an explosive player like a Gilly, a Sehwag or an Akhtar in action could help, but for me, I'd show some of the tension and players reaching boiling point - some of the funny sendoffs, the personal battles between players. The highlights package that plays at the end of the current Ch9 coverage (where Shannon Noll does the "Come on Aussie" cover) has some of this - Lillee bowling at Tony Grieg's helmet and tapping his own head afterwards... I might even use Shoaib's sendoff of Hayden from the last series. I'd probably stay clear of Sarwan and McGrath's little tete-a-tete though.

    People not acquainted with the sport seem to perceive it as being kind of passionless, and I think people might change their opinion seeing some of this footage. The over-adamant match referees of late probably don't understand this though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Stephen Rodger Waugh... Great player (although not the most naturally gifted)
    Where people get that impression from I don't know.
    His concentration was about as good as you can get, and if you could teach yourself concentration everyone who wanted to would be as good as him.
    He might not have had the biggest range of shots in The World but he was incredibly naturally talented - natural talent isn't just range of shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hit4Six
    ...asked you why you liked cricket and you had 2 show him/her one cricketer who would it be?
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    probably Viv Richards but if it had to be a current player, Chris Cairns

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