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  • Aleem Dar

    12 19.05%
  • Simon Taufel

    38 60.32%
  • Billy(Brent) Bowden

    9 14.29%
  • Steve Bucknor

    1 1.59%
  • Rudi Koertzen

    1 1.59%
  • DarrelL Hair

    1 1.59%
  • Daryl Harper

    1 1.59%
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    Who is the best Umpire ATM ?

    I heard that Windies Cricket board had sent an official complaint about the quality of umpiring in the recent Australian tour.

    Steve Bucknor has come under criticism by Indian fans for his stinkers against India during the Aussie tour to India.
    Daryl Harper's stinker decisions on and aff in recent times against Sri Lanka are not infrequent . (Most recent one against Mahela Jayawardene in the recently concluded meaningless Test of 1 and 1/4 days at Chennai).
    The Aussies apparently think poorly of Billy Bowden for some reason. (according to recent poll - was it by Wisden Australia or Baggy Green.com)
    Rudi has been under criticism on and off for some of his umpiring .

    I just thought it would be interesting to find out what everyone's views were on the current Elite Panel -
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    Paid the umpire, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Paid the umpire, obviously.
    Ha Ha !! Agreed !!

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    Taufel for me, by some little way too.

    Bowden & Dar would be next.
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    Who is the best Umpire ATM ?

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    Billy Bowden
    Simon Taufel
    Aleem Dar

    The rest are way down the bottom

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    Taufel
    Dar/Koertzen
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    Taufel and Koertzen for me.

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    I haven't seen Taufel umpire in years for the reason that the only tests I watch are those featuring Australia and/or Bangladesh. So I voted for him because everyone I've seen is crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90
    I haven't seen Taufel umpire in years for the reason that the only tests I watch are those featuring Australia and/or Bangladesh. So I voted for him because everyone I've seen is crap
    There may be quite a few votes using that formula in this poll.

    I'll go for Dar. And I think Bowden is decent. Er, yeah...
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    Simon Taufel, and then Aleem Dar
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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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    Taufel the best i think, Bowden is hopeless imo...

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    Bowden is decent, despite some stinkers against Australia recently, which would be the reason for the vote. Koertzen is also a good umpire, again despite many poor decisions against Australia recently, especially in the Ashes where he was shocking at times. The final day of the Old Trafford test was some of the best umpiring I have ever seen though, and for that Bowden gets major credit.

    Dar and Taufel are a class above, though.
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    Rudi was pretty average in the Pakistan-England series tho. Jones's LBW was possibly the worst decision I've seen.

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    I put in my vote for Steve Bucknor. Surprisingly, it appears that nobody agrees with me.
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