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  • Anwar

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    Puts Sewag into an unassailable lead (possibly)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBH001
    Hayden and Sehwag both bludgeoners of the ball have too much sameness in style to be batting together. Anwar would even it out nicely.
    Totally agree. Sehwag and Hayden would try and outhit eachother.

    Anwar for me.

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    GO sehwag!!

    Hayden wud haf side screen problems with Anwar's beard. (actually he wud haf side screen problems wid the shien of sehwags bald head but atleast it will be covered due to the helmet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    I'm not sure you need to use players gelling together as a criteria to select a best side over 2 decades. It isn't like these guys will actually be padding up and batting with each other. I think we need to assess who is the better batsman/player of the bunch, and use stats/performance/ability as criteria, and not whether a player would fit into the side well. After all, this isn't the best XI that would play together from the last 2 decades.
    I am well aware of that - but I don't know if I necessarily agree with that.
    When I pick teams of this sort I like to imagine the members playing together and out in the middle, it is part of the fun of it, and complementing players is part of good team selection. Also, reducing the choices to statistics and averages would not only make team selection relatively easier and non-controversial, it would also make it boring.
    (why have that long list in the first place then?)

    Besides I have based my vote for Anwar on two platforms, one is that I do not think Sehwag has done enough yet, especially considering recent attacks and pitches, to be seriously considered. Second, that Anwar and Hayden would be better to watch and complement each other better than Sehwag and Hayden.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JBH001
    Besides I have based my vote for Anwar on two platforms, one is that I do not think Sehwag has done enough yet, especially considering recent attacks and pitches, to be seriously considered.
    Considering that Anwar played just 6 tests more than Sehwag already has, could you outline exactly what he has achieved that Sehwag has yet to ?

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    i voted sehwag to take him out by one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry Mason
    Considering that Anwar played just 6 tests more than Sehwag already has, could you outline exactly what he has achieved that Sehwag has yet to ?
    When you look at both their records. They look quiet similar but the number of 50's scored are quite high for Anwar than Sehwag. Which shows Anwar has been much more consistent overall than Sehwag and Sehwag has really cashed in when he's got going. Which could be due to the poor bowlers and flat pitches so once a batsman is set, chances of him going are pretty low.
    Where's in the 90's Anwar had to face some great bowlers and even though you might be set with a score in 50's or 60's but they may just pull a great delivery to send you back to the pavilion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bamber
    Totally agree. Sehwag and Hayden would try and outhit eachother.

    Anwar for me.
    But wouldn't that be fun to watch though

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    I think it has to be anwar because he had the ability to score runs against any oponent in any conditions.

    he is more of stylish player too

    More likely to play both attacking and defensive cricket so can adopt to conditions easily.


    No Offense to Indians but We need an opener who can score runs in second innings too, thats why we need Anwar and not Sehwag. coz last time i checked Sehwag is like another Agarkar in 2nd innings

    My personal all time batting line up for 90's would have as openers two of these players Mike Atherton, Saeed and Slater.
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    And we're tied again! This is such a close race!

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    What happens if this poll is also a tie?

    Why not boot Hayden?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    What happens if this poll is also a tie?

    Why not boot Hayden?
    I was just thinking the same thing

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    They would make an excellent opening pair (Sehwag and Anwar). However, Hayden is/was better than either of them...so you can't really boot him.
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    If this does turn out to be a tie, I think we should have a three-way race between Hayden, Sehwag and Anwar where everyone gets two votes. Hopefully there'll be someone who hates Hayden and breaks the tie. Or not ...

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