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

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    Re-Vote for # 2 Opener 1986-2006 (Previous Poll Tied)

    Well, in the selection for the Best World XI between 1986-2006, the Poll for the # 2 Opener to partner Matthew Hayden (LHB) resulted in an equal number of votes between Anwar and Sehwag.

    Accordingly, this Poll will run for 72-hours to hopefully select the winner.

    Openers figures between 1986-2006

    Anwar (LHB): 55 tests, 4052 runs, 45.52, 11 centuries, 25 fifties - - - as opener [3957 @ 47.10]

    Sehwag (RHB): 49 tests, 4066 runs, 52.12, 12 centuries, 12 fifties - - - as opener [3727 @ 54.01]
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    Some breakdown:


    IN FAVOR OF SEHWAG:

    Sehwag Away: 52.07, 6 centuries, with HS of 309
    Anwar Away: 45.42, 7 centuries, with HS of 188*

    Sehwag played in basically half in many games but has the almost the same amount of centuries, as well as a triple century abroad.

    IN FAVOR OF ANWAR:

    Anwar averaged 67 @ Australia, whereas Sehwag averages 45. Anwar also played against better attacks than Sehwag.
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    I would have preferred to vote for Gooch - but that's not an option, and anyway I suppose I don't have any credibility left after having originally voted for Vaughan, anyway!

    So looking at the two, Sehwag and Anwar, I will go for Anwar.
    Why?

    I believe his style will complement Hayden, and besides he is a more aesthetically pleasing batsman than Sehwag besides being tighter technically (though not much in it).
    Hayden and Sehwag both bludgeoners of the ball have too much sameness in style to be batting together. Anwar would even it out nicely.

    Also, Sehwag has not done enough in his short career to really imo be worthy of inclusion and also, dare I say it, many of his runs are the product of mediocre bowling attacks and flat pitches. I do not think his techinique is good enough against quality bowling on poor tracks. *ducks for cover*

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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.
    That's my reason for voting for Anwar. The same reason Anwar and Sohail were so successful for Pakistan back in the day.


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    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.
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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.
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    I voted for the little Indian, imagine a flat track and those two in form, the bowlers and all of the fieldsman may have to wear helmets
    You know it makes sense.

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    have to go for sehwag. i would like to have a left - right combination. he can decimate any attack along with hayden. otherwise not much between anwar and sehwag. though anwar not scoring a double is, according to me, a glitch in his resume.

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    Dosnt look like this one wont be any different. 14 votes all....

    I voted for Sehwag

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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.

    Exactly. That's why I voted for Sehwag.

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