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  • Michael Clarke

    1 2.33%
  • Adam Gilchrist

    9 20.93%
  • Ricky Ponting

    1 2.33%
  • Shane Warne

    0 0%
  • Glenn McGrath

    10 23.26%
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    4 9.30%
  • Harbhajan Singh

    0 0%
  • Irfan Pathan

    1 2.33%
  • Sean Pollock

    2 4.65%
  • Graeme Smith

    1 2.33%
  • Danish Kaneria

    0 0%
  • Kevin Pietersen

    1 2.33%
  • Brian Lara

    4 9.30%
  • Muttiah Murilitharan

    4 9.30%
  • Kumar Sangakarra

    0 0%
  • other (please specify)

    5 11.63%
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Thread: Who would you pick first

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    Who would you pick first

    Hypothetical:

    - tomorrow a world club cricket championship is set up tomorrow, a bit like a soccer league which is able to sign players from all over the world.

    - you have been named the manager/coach of one of the clubs and have been told to go sign some players and have been given an unlmiited bank account to sign players.

    Which player would be the signature you'd go after??

    (I've selected a mix of the top players and the young stars)

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    I'd go for Graeme Smith first up.

    1) He has a very good international record and could get even better
    2) Of the guys on the list who have so far produced at international level for at least 12-18 months, he's the youngest
    3) He has shown leadership qualities (I do believe he'll make a good captain despite the decline of South Africa recently)
    4) He's a fantastic fieldsman

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    I would go for McGrath, then Gilly.

    They are the two once-in-a-generation players there.
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    I would go for Irfan Pathan, as i believe that in next two years the guy would become the best fast bowler in the world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vandemataram
    I would go for Irfan Pathan, as i believe that in next two years the guy would become the best fast bowler in the world.
    But he isn't currently, so why would he be first on your list?

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    LOL at only one English player (no less than the dastardly KP) on the list.

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    suprised flem aint there
    id go for murali and the mgrath
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    I would have to say Gilchrist through his ability to hit big shots and also to keep his wicket intact. However Gilchrist tends to hit too many through the pull/hook shot or the cut shot.

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    Glenn McGrath first, its the bowling that wins you matches.
    Shane Warne second, Adam Gilchrist third, Sachin Tendulkar 4th.
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    My first name on any team sheet would be Rahul Dravid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    My first name on any team sheet would be Rahul Dravid.
    Sadly he's not on this poll.

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    mine would have to be Adam Gilchrist. The most destructive batsman cricketer with the best temperament in the game...
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    Gilchrist -by far the most damaging cricketer in world cricket and irreplaceable in his position.

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