View Poll Results: Spinner for 1946-2006 World Test XI

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  • Jim Laker

    2 3.64%
  • Mutthiah Muralitharan

    26 47.27%
  • Derek Underwood

    1 1.82%
  • Shane Warne

    26 47.27%
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    Spinner for 1946-2006 World Test XI

    The selected Spinners from the 1946-65, 1966-85 and 1986-05 teams are now up for selection in the 1946-2006 World Test XI:

    Jim Laker (Eng): 46 tests, 193 wkts @ 21.24 (9/3), SR 62.3, Econ 2.04, BB 10-53 --- 676 runs @ 14.08
    Mutthiah Muralitharan (SL): 109 tests, 664 wkts @ 21.88 (56/18), SR 54.8, Econ 2.39, BB 9-51 --- 1117 runs @ 12.01
    Derek Underwood (Eng): 86 tests, 297 wkts @ 25.83 (17/6), SR 73.6, Econ 2.10, BB 8-51 --- 937 runs @ 11.56
    Shane Warne (Aus): 142 tests, 694 wkts @ 25.44 (36/10), SR 57.6, Econ 2.64, BB 8-71 --- 3018 runs @ 16.76

    Btw, all runner-ups will go into the “Final Bowler” poll, so relax

    The 1946-2006 World Test XI so far:

    1. Sunil Gavaskar (51.12)
    2. Len Hutton (54.62)
    3. Viv Richards (50.23) – Poll still running
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    7. Adam Gilchrist (48.48) – Poll still running
    Last edited by aussie tragic; 16-12-2006 at 10:13 AM.

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    Warney for me. A better batting and perhaps a captaincy option too. Also, why aren't we going in order (1-11)?
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    Tough one between Laker, Muralitharan and Warne. I'm gonna accept that Laker just wasn't as good as those two, Muralitharan for me.
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    I rate them as (1) Laker, (2) Warne, (3) Murali and >>>>> (4) Underwood.

    Just can't bring myself to not vote Warne yet.....
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    Underwood wasn't really that far off. One of the few finger spinners who could cope with really flat wickets.

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    Why do you rate Laker so highly? Pretty average strike rate, good average, but he was helped out a lot by the batsman who sucked at playing his type of spin.

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    Not even the English would be stupid enough to play like that.

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    Not that Laker wasn't one of the top five spinners ever, but IMO Warne and Murali are head and shoulders above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    Underwood wasn't really that far off. One of the few finger spinners who could cope with really flat wickets.
    Okay, I took off a few of the >'s

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    murali....inarguably....

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    As a spinner you would have to be lieing if you said you are never inspired be Warnie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Warney for me. A better batting option too.
    You know what happens when you pick a spinner for their batting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark
    As a spinner you would have to be lieing if you said you are never inspired be Warnie.
    Yeah, I always wish I was Warnie so I could score as many chicks as him.

    Oh, we're talking about him as a spinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713
    You know what happens when you pick a spinner for their batting.
    Touche.

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    Warne, easily.

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    Murali easily
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