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  • Anwar

    30 50.00%
  • Sehwag

    30 50.00%
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Thread: Re-Vote for # 2 Opener 1986-2006 (Previous Poll Tied)

  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Can I suggest that this team has 2 spinners in it please...
    that was always the plan marc. please see the original thread "Playing selector: Lets pick the best test XI of the past two decades"

  2. #77
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    the polls closed but I woulda voted for anwar. I certainly think he's a winner in all sorts. I'd think twice about having sehwag on my team then anwar.

  3. #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Because he's also had far more batsman friendly conditions and faced overall weaker bowling.

    But their stats aren't even close. If you are going to use that argument, then no batsman of the 2000's is even close to the top batsmen of the 90's. You are basically saying Azharuddin is better than Ponting, because its the same argument when comparing Anwar vs. Sehwag.

    I can see awarding Anwar the opening batsmanship if their stats were similar, but its not even close.
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    They aren't that far apart, especailly when you look down their higher scores and see how many runs there were in those matches...
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    Yeah but (to play Devil's Advocate for a moment) if that's the case, not only is Anwar > Sehwag, Anwar > Hayden too. Both have feasted on poor bowline line-ups and flat pitches. At least Sehwag has had to play McGrath and Warne.
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  6. #81
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    I propose all batsmen of primarily the 2000s be disqualified, since they have been deemed worthless.

  7. #82
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    To be honest I don't rate any of the three...
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  8. #83
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    Put Hayden , Anwar and Sehwag into a vote. And let people select 2 (If you can).

  9. #84
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    Gary Kirsten and Saeed Anwar.

  10. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    To be honest I don't rate any of the three...
    Well, true. But the rest of the world can never hope to match the dashing lineup of batsmen that England produced in the 90's, so we make do with our scraps like Hayden.

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