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    Icon14 Who U think to be the most explosive one day batsman ever

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    As the title suggest we gonna have most explosive of the debates here in this thread. Not much to explain about the rules in this thread. Its free style. (i e you can take any line of thinking and start arguing)

    Just for the starter the list goes like
    Jayasuriya
    Adam Gilchrist
    Viv Richards
    Michael Bevan
    Abdul Razzak
    SachinTendulkar
    Sourav Ganguly
    Flintoff
    Kevin Pietersen
    Chris Cairns
    Lance Cairns
    Chris Gayle
    Brian Lara
    Michael Hussy
    Lance Klusner
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Yuvaraj Singh
    Shahid Afridi
    Saeed Anwar
    Ejaj Ahmed
    Andrew Symonds
    Kapil Dev
    Mark Gretbatch
    Jaqes Kallis
    Daryll Cullinan
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    Hmmm, at the start of the innings I reckon I'd go for Gilly or Jayasuriya. Whenever they're in the zone its more a case of waiting for them to gift their wicket away rather than getting them out.

    At the death I'd go Klusener and evidently now Hussey.

    Overall I'd give it to Viv though.
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    Can't really argue with that.
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    1) Viv
    2) Tendulkar


    3) Mortals


    And please, get MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and about half that list off. Thats just embarrasing.

    And Kallis....explosive? If you had to pick 100 words to describe the way Kallis bats, explosive would not be one of them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    1) Viv
    2) Tendulkar


    3) Mortals


    And please, get MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and about half that list off. Thats just embarrasing.

    And Kallis....explosive? If you had to pick 100 words to describe the way Kallis bats, explosive would not be one of them.
    Like i said its gonna be free for all. so i am hoping that some kind soul will emerge from somewhere to back kallis or even Mcgrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick4mindia
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    Quote Originally Posted by quick4mindia
    Like i said its gonna be free for all. so i am hoping that some kind soul will emerge from somewhere to back kallis or even Mcgrath
    I'll second Kallis! The way he explodes into those singles is just swell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
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    Okay lets call him Freddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    I'll second Kallis! The way he explodes into those singles is just swell.
    Yeah that forward defensive of his is incredibly explosive. Kallis = zzzzzzzz

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    Bevo's not explosive either.
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    For explosive, it has to be Afridi.
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    I dont think I have seen anyone as explosive as Shahid Afridi. You can expect fireworks as long as he is on the crease.

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    Sanath can come close, but yeah, Afridi by a long way. No ground [or country] could hold him when he's hitting it right.

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    Depends on your definitions I guess.

    For "explosive" I'd go for Afridi or Kluesener. Explosive for me is the ability to make a whole heap of runs in a really short time in the last few overs, or even early on and then get out. 40 off 20 is an explosive innings, but it's not game changing except in certain circumstances. Kluesener was probably the best at this.

    A more effective term would be something like devastating, being a combination of being an unstoppable scorer and also having the ability to make big innings and really bat the opposition out of the game. The most devastating ODIs batsman would probably be Gilchrist, particularly when he's in decent form like in the last few months (in ODIs). As Jono said, it's just a matter of waiting until he stuffs up, because you're not going to bowl well enough to keep him quiet. When he's on his game, he's utterly unstoppable, and he manages to do it with enough regularity to make a decent number of centuries and be one of the best ODI openers of his time. Gilchrist isn't clear cut though, and Jayasuria, Viv, Hussey, Dhoni and Pietersen all deserve a mention as well.

    In tests, Gilchrist is the most devastating of all time in my mind. Nobody else has ever combined such a scoring rate with a world class batting average, though Viv is a close second, and obviously the better batsman over all.
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    Afridi, by a distance.

    No one else has such a tendancy to come in with the intentions to literally smash the first length ball for 6.

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