View Poll Results: Spinner for 1986-2006 World XI

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  • Mushtaq Ahmed

    1 1.30%
  • Anil Kumble

    2 2.60%
  • Stuart McGill

    3 3.90%
  • Muttiah Muralitharan

    28 36.36%
  • Saqlain Mushtaq

    1 1.30%
  • Abdul Qadir

    0 0%
  • Harbhajan Singh

    0 0%
  • Shane Warne

    42 54.55%
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Thread: Spinner for 1986-2006 World XI

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    Spinner for 1986-2006 World XI

    This is now a 5-day “Selection” Poll for the Spinner in the 1986-2006 World XI

    The Spinner nominees are:

    Mushtaq Ahmed: 52 tests, 185 Wkts @ 32.97, SR 67.7, Econ 2.92 (10 / 3)
    Anil Kumble: 110 tests, 533 Wkts @ 28.75, SR 65.5, Econ 2.63 (33 / 8)
    Stuart McGill: 40 tests, 198 Wkts @ 27.20, SR 51.6, Econ 3.16 (12 / 2)
    Muttiah Muralitharan: 108 tests, 657 Wkts @ 21.96, SR 55.0, Econ 2.39 (56 / 18)
    Saqlain Mushtaq: 49 tests, 208 Wkts @ 29.83, SR 67.6, Econ 2.64 (13 / 3)
    Abdul Qadir: 31 tests, 113 Wkts @ 30.62, SR 68.4, Econ 2.68 (6 / 3)
    Harbhajan Singh: 57 tests, 238 Wkts @ 29.86, SR 63.7, Econ 2.81 (19 / 4)
    Shane Warne: 140 tests, 685 Wkts @ 25.25, SR 57.3, Econ 2.64 (36 / 10)

    * 1986-2006 stats entry criteria was > 20 tests, Bowling Ave < 35 and SR < 70.0
    * There will only be one spinner unless a pace bowling allrounder is voted into the # 6 position

    The 1986-2006 World XI so far:

    1. Matthew Hayden (LHB): 84 tests, 7326 runs @ 53.08, 26 centuries, 26 fifties
    2. Saeed Anwar (LHB): 55 tests, 4052 runs @ 45.52, 11 centuries, 25 fifties
    3. Ricky Ponting (RHB): 105 tests, 8792 runs @ 58.22, 31 centuries, 34 fifties
    4. Sachin Tendulkar (RHB) ---- (currently Leading # 4 Poll)
    5. ……………………
    6. ……………………
    7. Adam Gilchrist ---- (currently Leading WK Poll)
    Last edited by aussie tragic; 16-09-2006 at 07:48 AM.

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    Well Murali has best Wkt/test ratio, best average and best economy rate, while McGill has best SR

    So I guess I have to justify why I'm picking Warne:

    (1) McGill generally only plays on spin friendly tracks that require two spinners to play (thus the better SR);
    (2) Murali is part of a much weaker bowling attack, therefore gets more wkt opportunities than Warne who has to share the wkt allocation with McGrath, Gillespie and Lee (this takes care of the wkts/test & average);
    (3) I concede the economy rate, however this doesn't win matches

    So now I just have to get over his terrible off-field behavior...oh stuff it, I'm voting Murali...
    Last edited by aussie tragic; 16-09-2006 at 08:50 AM.

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    Voting Murali.
    Superior SR, Avg and ER ( not that ER matters that much).

    I hope this doens't turn into a Murali VS Warne thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_D
    Voting Murali.
    Superior SR, Avg and ER ( not that ER matters that much).

    I hope this doens't turn into a Murali VS Warne thread.
    As only a new member, I'm not sure of the past history of Murali vs Warne on this forum, however I would ask for all to just remember that you are playing selector and your job is purely to pick the spinner that will take the most wickets and fits best into the team...let's forget all other issues... whoops, I already brought up Warne's terrible off-field behaviour in an earlier post Sorry....

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    Murali vs Warne tends to turn into abuse.

    I've voted for Muttiah.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    No Ian Salisbury?!?!
    My bad, I forgot Salisbury's 20 wkts @ 76.95, SR 124.6, Econ 3.70, oh, lucky me, he only played 15 tests so doesn't qualify

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    I'm fairly new here as well i joined up long time ago but only started posting more often lately. I did see a Warne VS Murali thread logn time back and i think it was eventually closed but there was alot of name calling etc if i remember correctly.
    Hope this doesn't go the same anyway...
    sorry if i'm already take it bit off topic already.

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    murali by far...

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    Warne easily.
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    Murali has a lower average by quite a distance. Murali it is.

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    There was a thread some time back like "What will you do if you are facing Warne" I think an equally valid and perhaps even more difficult question to answer would be if Warne's name was replaced by Murali's.

    Its sad that we think a team of the last 20 years can not include both the bowlers who would be amongst the first two from the modern era to be in line of being called the greatest of their ilk.

    I cant imagine any side in the world, which has both these bowlers available, which would drop either of them.

    Being asked to still chose between them, I asked myself, who would I find more difficult to survive against and I thought I might have a better chance of lasting a few more deliveries against Warne than I would against Murali Hence I voted Murali.

    PS : I have strong opinions about the doosra and the action that goes into delivering that ball but for such polls we must only go by whats accepted by those who make the laws and run the game.

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    Warney for me.

    Let's hope this thread doesn't end in etars
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Its sad that we think a team of the last 20 years can not include both the bowlers who would be amongst the first two from the modern era to be in line of being called the greatest of their ilk.

    I cant imagine any side in the world, which has both these bowlers available, which would drop either of them.
    You could make a similair statement about Warne and McGill both playing for Australia...but don't worry, if a pace bowling allrounder gets in at # 6, we get to have two spinners (I don't think we'll need another Poll though)
    Last edited by aussie tragic; 16-09-2006 at 11:31 AM.

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