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    Your Favorite and Most Dreaded Cricketing Sights ...

    As ardent cricket lovers, we appreciate great displays of strokeplay, hostile spells of bowling and awe-inspiring catches in the field regardless of who is involved.

    As cricketing fans, with loyalty towards a particular team perhaps, there are some sights that we truly enjoy and others that instill fear and anxiety in our minds.

    So, what is your *favorite* and *most dreaded* sight in cricket today, or for the old-timers, in the cricket that you've witnessed?

    fiery bowling by the west indian pacemen of old, viv richards murdering attacks, waqar ripping reverse-swinging yorkers, the english attack running through the aussies in the ashes, warne and murali generating ridiculous deliveries ... whatever you want

    To start ...
    favorite sights ... Yuvraj & Raina producing cracking off-side drives & Dhoni's innovative strokeplay in the slog overs
    dreaded sights ... Asif moving the ball like crazy against Indian batsman & Sehwag trying to play short, incoming deliveries

    I've made it obvious which team I support, but your choices don't have to indicate that; I love to watch Gilchrist and Symonds blast as well, just not against India
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    Favourite:

    Warne bowling someone around the legs
    MacGill getting hit for six
    Sachin in mucho mode
    Mcgrath scoring runs
    Afridi going crazy

    Dreaded:

    The opp. of above

    Im sure i like alot of other things, but you know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoT_SpIn
    Favourite:
    Mcgrath scoring runs
    Definitely! The fact that I didn't get to see McGrath's 50 is one of my biggest cricketing regrets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    Definitely! The fact that I didn't get to see McGrath's 50 is one of my biggest cricketing regrets.
    The fact McGrath's 50 was against New Zealand is one of my biggest cricketing regrets.


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    I certainly don't like to see matches being played in front of an empty Eden Gardens stadium.
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    1,Sehwag hammering Pak pacers, which is the norm!!
    2, Dhoni going crazy
    3 Munaf clean bowling the opponet with an express delivery.
    4Inzi getting runout.

    Dreaded:

    1,The two Y's hammering Indian attack.
    2,Afridi cutting loose
    3,Hoggard mesmerizing our batsmen.
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    FAVOURITE:
    • Justin Kemp and Shaun Pollock smashing late-over sixes
    • Batsmen having trouble getting Justin Kemp's deliveries away.
    • Kaif and Raina pinching singles at will in the middle and late overs
    • The Pollock-Ntini combination in action
    • Dogs fetching the ball on the field
    DREADED:
    • Pigeons getting hit by flying balls
    • Short-leg fielders getting injured by shots
    • Brad Hogg taking five wickets against top batting sides
    • Change the name to Agarkar
    • Short boundaries in small grounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    FAVOURITE:
    • Justin Kemp and Shaun Pollock smashing late-over sixes
    • Batsmen having trouble getting Justin Kemp's deliveries away.
    • Kaif and Raina pinching singles at will in the middle and late overs
    • The Pollock-Ntini combination in action
    • Dogs fetching the ball on the field
    DREADED:
    • Pigeons getting hit by flying balls
    • Short-leg fielders getting injured by shots
    • Brad Hogg taking five wickets against top batting sides
    • Change the name to Agarkar
    • Short boundaries in small grounds
    What's with the discrimination? Dogs fetch balls but pigeons can't take a blow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    What's with the discrimination? Dogs fetch balls but pigeons can't take a blow?
    Dogs still stay alive, in good health, and do it just for fun. I have no idea when it happened (late-80's or early-90's) but I saw a clip of that very long ago, in the early 90's. The other incident was in a Super Six match between India and Australia, when Ajay Jadeja lofted a Steve Waugh delivery and took down one pigeon.

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    Lara 100's
    Gilchrist, Jayasuriya rampaging
    Most Dreaded
    Mick Lewis ever bowling for Australia again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Batsmen having trouble getting Justin Kemp's deliveries away.
    When has that ever occurred?

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    Favourite - Inzamam getting dismissed a few minutes before lunch. The dilemma is palpable. Does he:

    a) Stroll off slowly, looking disappointed, and head straight for the restaurant with his pads on, confident that he will be first in the queue for lunch (and with bat to hand just in case Woolmer's got there first and there's only one treacle pudding)

    b) Race off, heading for the dressing-room to shed his pads and box BEFORE heading straight for the restaurant, doubtful as to whether he will be first for lunch but still prepared to do battle with Woolmer if there's only one treacle pudding.
    Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men

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    Micheal Vaughan playing well
    KP doing the impossible
    Harmison bowling like he cares

    Worst
    Vaughan playing badly
    England playing one dayers
    Rikki Clarke
    Runouts where both players end up in the middle of the pitch

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    KP taking on a bowler and winning
    Brett Lee charging in and bowling at 95mph+
    Shane Warne tying a batsman in knots
    Sachin Tendulkar in full flow
    Steve Harmison playing the reverse sweep
    Matthew Hoggard playing an attacking stroke
    Freddie celebrating a wicket in style

    Worst
    James Anderson walking out to the wicket
    Shane Warne tying an English batsman in knots
    Another trademark England batting collapse
    England players getting injured
    Ian Blackwell's international uselessness

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    Favourites........
    A fit Shane Bond
    McCullum in full flight
    Afridi Cutting loose
    A Stephen Fleming straight drive
    Sehwag getting away (except against NZ)
    Warne weaving his magic (except Vs NZ)
    Pontings legside play (except Vs NZ)
    Laras quick hands

    Dreaded.............
    Gilchrist and Hayden getting away with LBW's or generally having luck
    Hamish Marshall as test opener
    Bond being injured again
    NZ's 2nd innings batting collapses in tests
    James Franklin in ODI's and Kylle Mills in tests
    Chris Martin under a catch
    Graeme Smith smiling
    Rain

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