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    Wisden's 40 Leading Cricketers in the World 2005

    For the past two years, Wisden has published in the almanack a profiles of the 40 players who are in their opinion 'the leading cricketers in the world'.

    Wisden is normally published around March/April, so it might be a little early, but for a bit of fun members could guess the top 40, with the member with the most correct players winning absolutly nothing.

    There is also a 'leading player of the year award', awarded to the best player in the world that last year.

    Here is last years list to give you a little help...

    Leading Cricketer in the World: Shane Warne (Australia)

    Australia

    Michael Clarke
    Adam Gilchrist
    Jason Gillespie
    Matthew Hayden
    Michael Kasprowicz
    Justin Langer
    Glenn McGrath
    Damien Martyn
    Ricky Ponting
    Shane Warne

    England

    Andrew Flintoff
    Steve Harmison
    Andrew Strauss
    Graham Thorpe
    Marcus Trescothick
    Michael Vaughan

    India

    Rahul Dravid
    Harbhajan Singh
    Anil Kumble
    VVS Laxman
    Virender Sehwag
    Sachin Tendulkar

    New Zealand

    Stephen Fleming
    Jacob Oram

    Pakistan

    Danish Kaneria
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Shoaib Ahktar
    Yousuf Youhana (Mohammad Yousuf)

    South Africa

    Herschelle Gibbs
    Jacques Kallis
    Shaun Pollock
    Graeme Smith

    Sri Lanka

    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Mahela Jayawardene
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Chaminda Vaas

    West Indies

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Brian Lara

    Zimbabwe

    Heath Streak

    If you can post your selections country-by-country it would be very much appreciated

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    Leading cricketer of the world: Probably Shane Warne or Glen McGrath

    Australia

    Adam Gilchrist
    Brett Lee
    Matthew Hayden
    Justin Langer
    Glenn McGrath
    Andrew Symonds
    Ricky Ponting
    Shane Warne
    Michael Hussey

    England

    Andrew Flintoff
    Steve Harmison
    Andrew Strauss
    Kevin Pieterson
    Marcus Trescothick
    Michael Vaughan

    India

    Rahul Dravid
    Harbhajan Singh
    Anil Kumble
    Mohammad Kaif
    Virender Sehwag
    Sachin Tendulkar

    New Zealand

    Stephen Fleming
    Daniel Vettori
    Shane Bond

    Pakistan

    Shahid Afridi
    Danish Kaneria
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Shoaib Ahktar
    Yousuf Youhana (Mohammad Yousuf)

    South Africa

    Herschelle Gibbs
    Jacques Kallis
    Shaun Pollock
    Graeme Smith
    Justin Kemp

    Sri Lanka

    Mahela Jayawardene
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Chaminda Vaas

    West Indies

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Brian Lara

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    Australia 8

    Adam Gilchrist
    Matthew Hayden
    Justin Langer
    Brett Lee
    Glenn McGrath
    Ricky Ponting
    Andrew Symonds
    Shane Warne

    England 7

    Andrew Flintoff
    Steve Harmison
    Matthew Hoggard
    Simon Jones
    Kevin Pietersen
    Marcus Trescothick
    Michael Vaughan

    India 6

    Mahendra Dhoni
    Rahul Dravid
    Harbhajan Singh
    Anil Kumble
    Virender Sehwag
    Sachin Tendulkar

    New Zealand 3

    Shane Bond
    Stephen Fleming
    Daniel Vettori

    Pakistan 4

    Danish Kaneria
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Shoaib Ahktar
    Mohammad Yousuf

    South Africa 4

    Herschelle Gibbs
    Jacques Kallis
    Shaun Pollock
    Graeme Smith

    Sri Lanka 4

    Mahela Jayawardene
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Chaminda Vaas

    West Indies 3

    Chris Gayle
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Brian Lara

    Zimbabwe 1

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    Leading cricketer in the world: Andrew Flintoff

    Australia
    Shane Warne
    Glenn McGrath
    Adam Gilchrist
    Ricky Ponting
    Matthew Hayden
    Justin Langer

    England
    Marcus Trescothick
    Andrew Flintoff
    Michael Vaughan
    Kevin Pietersen
    Stephen Harmison
    Andrew Strauss

    India
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Rahul Dravid
    Irfan Pathan
    Virender Sehwag
    Harbhajan Singh
    Anil Kumble

    New Zealand
    Stephen Fleming
    Daniel Vettori
    Shane Bond

    Pakistan
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Danish Kaneria
    Younis Khan
    Mohammad Yousuf
    Shahid Afridi

    South Africa
    Graeme Smith
    Jacques Kallis
    Shaun Pollock
    Makhaya Ntini
    Herschelle Gibbs

    Sri Lanka
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Mahela Jayawardene
    Chaminda Vaas
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Marvan Atapattu

    West Indies
    Brian Lara
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Chris Gayle


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    If Simon Jones isn't in all of the England picks, I shall metaphorially beat everyone who has committed the offence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PY
    If Simon Jones isn't in all of the England picks, I shall metaphorially beat everyone who has committed the offence.
    Better get pummelling the other 3 then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PY
    If Simon Jones isn't in all of the England picks, I shall metaphorially beat everyone who has committed the offence.
    Oops sorry

    EDIT: Nah not really

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    India

    Rahul Dravid
    Harbhajan Singh
    Anil Kumble
    VVS Laxman
    Virender Sehwag
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Is the selection is based what the player did in 2005, the last named should not be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PY
    If Simon Jones isn't in all of the England picks, I shall metaphorially beat everyone who has committed the offence.
    He'd have been in mine if the time when he got dropped for Jimmy Anderson hadn't actually been this year - he's perhaps matured a little too fast, really. I expect him to be one of the first names down next year, though.

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    It's a crime that Vettori wasn't named/
    GO THE BLACK CAPS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming
    It's a crime that Vettori wasn't named/
    That's last years though.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Sorry, got carried away in the moment....

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    Leading cricketer in the world: Clown Symonds

    Australia
    Clown Symonds
    Shane Warne
    Glenn McGrath
    Adam Gilchrist
    Ricky Ponting
    Matthew Hayden
    Justin Langer
    Darren Lehmann
    Damien Martyn
    Michael Hussey

    England
    Sylvester
    Pink Panther

    India
    Sourav Ganguly
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Rahul Dravid
    Virender Sehwag
    Anil Kumble

    New Zealand
    Stephen Fleming
    Daniel Vettori
    Shane Bond

    Pakistan
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Danish Kaneria
    Younis Khan
    Mohammad Yousuf
    Shahid Afridi
    Naved-ul-Rana

    South Africa
    Nicky Boje
    Graeme Smith
    Jacques Kallis
    Shaun Pollock
    Dog Ntini

    Sri Lanka
    Mahela Jayawardene
    Chaminda Vaas
    Kumar Sangakkara

    West Indies
    Brian Lara
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Christopher Gayle
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownSymonds
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    Excuse me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
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    He looks like a dog. And don't give me that "OMG, RACIST!!!!" crap. It's not because of his skin color; it's because of his face.

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