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    OK so M.K Pataudi gets an entry along with Peter May, Azhar is shown the door.

    This leaves us with 31, one more name to come.

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    Ponting is one of the best captains in history of cricket - whats with all the ponting hating? The judge of a captain his how much he wins, and whether another captain might have won when he's lost.

    Um, Ponting's hardly lost anything, ergo he is one of the best ever.
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    A qualifying match for the 32nd place

    Percy Chapman

    Matches P Home Away Neut W T D L
    17 8 9 0 9 0 6 2

    vs

    Bill Woodfull
    Matches P Home Away Neut W T D L
    25 15 10 0 14 0 4 7

    Voting closes in 12 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Ponting is one of the best captains in history of cricket - whats with all the ponting hating? The judge of a captain his how much he wins, and whether another captain might have won when he's lost.

    Um, Ponting's hardly lost anything, ergo he is one of the best ever.
    You keep saying that and one day, just maybe, you may convince someone to agree with you.

    You're so close-minded sometimes SS its crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    You keep saying that and one day, just maybe, you may convince someone to agree with you.

    You're so close-minded sometimes SS its crazy.
    So, that means sometimes its not, right? This is one of those times .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib
    Some pre WW II names, Goughy?? SJS??? anyone?
    Problem with a lot of the pre-war guys is that they were not the best available. They were mainly decent cricketers with a good upbringing and jolly good chaps. They were often not even the best amateur players avaialble.

    The captaincy, like fielding, has progressed a great deal post war and therefore its fair to have a list dominated by post war names.

    A few will deserve to be included, eg Jardine, but captaincy pre-war was far more underdeveloped than the batting and bowling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib
    A qualifying match for the 32nd place

    Percy Chapman

    Matches P Home Away Neut W T D L
    17 8 9 0 9 0 6 2

    vs

    Bill Woodfull
    Matches P Home Away Neut W T D L
    25 15 10 0 14 0 4 7

    Voting closes in 12 hours.
    I'll go Woodfull. Chapman has a fine record as a captain, but I know Jardine didn't rate him at all having played under him in 28/29 & his is an opinion I value when it come to captaincy. He also seems to be one of those upper class Englishmen who Goughy spoke of; Oxbridge, crashingly good chap, FC record not really worthy of a call up.
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    Woodful for me too.

    I would of nominated Gatting, but I would of only had scorn and derision poured on me, and I've had enough of that for one weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Ian Chappell is arguably Australia's best ever captain. Certainly up there with Benaud and Taylor. He should be in the 32.
    Border better than all 3 mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib
    OK so M.K Pataudi gets an entry along with Peter May, Azhar is shown the door.

    This leaves us with 31, one more name to come.
    How do Viv and Akram get in ahead of Azhar and Kapil Dev ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Problem with a lot of the pre-war guys is that they were not the best available. They were mainly decent cricketers with a good upbringing and jolly good chaps. They were often not even the best amateur players avaialble.
    This may have been true with England captains but not so with Aussie captains. Some that should be metioned are Joe Darling, Harry Trott and Marry Anne Noble.

    Just on Chapman he was not considered a very good captain even though his record is very good
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    I'll go Woodfull. Chapman has a fine record as a captain, but I know Jardine didn't rate him at all having played under him in 28/29 & his is an opinion I value when it come to captaincy. He also seems to be one of those upper class Englishmen who Goughy spoke of; Oxbridge, crashingly good chap, FC record not really worthy of a call up.
    By all accounts a great fieldsman, and a very good attacking batsman. Sad though that drink got the better of him

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    I'll have to go for Woodfull aswell to try and round out our 32. Once the real battle starts I will not be voting.
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    30 names.
    Here are my top 10 in advance(no particular order):

    Imran
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    Pataudi
    Worrell
    Chappelli
    Brearley
    Flemmo
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