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    Who you think is best???? on the basis of Current Form and Career Stats (combined Test and ODI)

    1. Best opening batsman?
    2. Best middle order batsman?
    3. Best lower order batsman? (7 to 11)
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    4. Best hard hitting batsman?
    5. Best defensive batsman?
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    6. Best right handed batsman?
    7. Best left handed batsman?
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    8. Best right handed opening batsman?
    9. Best left handed opening batsman?
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    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman?
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman?
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman?
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    13. Best player of pace?
    14. Best player of spin?
    15. Best hooker and puller?
    16. Best batsman?
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    17. Best young batsman?
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    My Best are:
    --01.Mathew Hayden, 02.Muhammad Yousuf, 03.Shaun Pollock,
    --04. Adam Gilchrist, 5.Rahul Dravid,
    --06.Rickey Ponting, 07.Mathew Hayden as Lara has retired
    --08.Marvan Attapattu, 09.Mathew Hayden
    --10.Kamara Sangakkara, 11.Mark Boucher, 12.Kamara Sangakkara
    --13.Inzamam ul Haq / Rickey Ponting 14. Inzamam ul Haq / Tendulkar as Lara has retired
    --15. Rickey Ponting, 16.Rickey Ponting
    --17.Alastair Cook

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    1. Best opening batsman? Matthew Hayden/Justin Langer
    2. Best middle order batsman? Sachin Tendulkar/Ricky Ponting
    3. Best lower order batsman? (7 to 11) Shaun Pollock
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    4. Best hard hitting batsman? Brian Lara/Ricky Ponting
    5. Best defensive batsman? Rahul Dravid/Jacques Kallis
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    6. Best right handed batsman? Sachin Tendulkar
    7. Best left handed batsman? Brian Lara
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    8. Best right handed opening batsman? Sachin Tendulkar
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Matthew Hayden/Justin Langer
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    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Andy Flower/Kumar Sangakkara/Adam Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Mark Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Andy Flower/Kumar Sangakkara
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    13. Best player of pace? Inzamam-Ul-Haq
    14. Best player of spin? Andy Flower
    15. Best hooker and puller? Ricky Ponting
    16. Best batsman? Ricky Ponting/Brian Lara/Sachin Tendulkar
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    17. Best young batsman? Alastair Cook
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    1. Best opening batsman? Matthew Hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? Ricky Ponting
    3. Best lower order batsman? (7 to 11) Brett Lee
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    4. Best hard hitting batsman? Kevin Pietersen
    5. Best defensive batsman? Ian Bell
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    6. Best right handed batsman? Ricky Ponting
    7. Best left handed batsman? Adam Gilchrist
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    8. Best right handed opening batsman? Mathew Hayden
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Adam Gilchrist
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    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Adam Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Mark Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Adam Gilchrist
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    13. Best player of pace? Kumar Sangakarra
    14. Best player of spin? Kevin Pietersen
    15. Best hooker and puller? Kevin Pietersen
    16. Best batsman? Rahul Dravid
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    17. Best young batsman? Alistaire Cook
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    Best better? Sounds libelous to me..
    Or something.

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    Only going to consider tests - can't bring myself to combine such things really. I've also only considered current players, and only in the roles they are used in (eg. Sangakkara doesn't seem to keep in tests anymore so I haven't considered hi, haven't considered Hussey as an opener as he doesn't do it etc etc.)

    1. Best opening batsman? Matthew Hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? Ricky Ponting
    3. Best lower order batsman? Adam Gilchrist

    4. Best hard hitting batsman? More specific criteria needed.
    5. Best defensive batsman? More specific criteria needed.

    6. Best right handed batsman? Ricky Ponting
    7. Best left handed batsman? Michael Hussey

    8. Best right handed opening batsman? Abraham De Villiers
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Matthew Hayden

    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Adam Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Mark Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Adam Gilchrist

    13. Best player of pace? Ricky Ponting
    14. Best player of spin? Kevin Pietersen
    15. Best hooker and puller? Ricky Ponting
    16. Best batsman? Ricky Ponting

    17. Best young batsman? Ali Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark
    8. Best right handed opening batsman? Mathew Hayden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    1. Best opening batsman? Matthew Hayden
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Matthew Hayden
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yeah I know. I don't like him, but there's no hiding he'd good. Especially since there's a lack of quality opening bats going around at the moment. The minute Hussey opens there in a test again though, I'm editing my post.

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    1. Best opening batsman? Cook/Hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? Ponting, for the time being. KP catching up.
    3. Best lower order batsman? (7 to 11) Gilchrist
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    4. Best hard hitting batsman?Pietersen
    5. Best defensive batsman?Dravid
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    6. Best right handed batsman?Ponting
    7. Best left handed batsman? Hussey
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    8. Best right handed opening batsman? de Villiers
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Cook/hayden
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    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Gilchrist
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    13. Best player of pace? Ponting
    14. Best player of spin? Pietersen
    15. Best hooker and puller? Pietersen
    16. Best batsman? Ponting
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    17. Best young batsman? Cook
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    Off the top of my head. Also tests/odis separately (eg gichrist is opener in odi's and no.7 in tests)

    Tests:

    1. Best opening batsman? Hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? Ponting
    3. Best lower order batsman? (7 to 11) Gilchrist
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    4. Best hard hitting batsman? Pietersen
    5. Best defensive batsman? Dravid
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    6. Best right handed batsman? Ponting
    7. Best left handed batsman? Hussey
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    8. Best right handed opening batsman? Can't really think of one.
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Hayden
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    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Gilchrist
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    13. Best player of pace? Ponting
    14. Best player of spin? Pietersen
    15. Best hooker and puller? Ponting
    16. Best batsman? Ponting
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    17. Best young batsman? Cook
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    ODIs:

    1. Best opening batsman? Hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? Pietersen
    3. Best lower order batsman? (7 to 11) Pollock
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    4. Best hard hitting batsman? Pietersen
    5. Best defensive batsman? Hussey
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    6. Best right handed batsman? Pietersen
    7. Best left handed batsman? Hayden
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    8. Best right handed opening batsman? Tendulkar (is he still opening?)
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Hayden
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    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Gilchrist
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    13. Best player of pace? Ponting
    14. Best player of spin? Pietersen
    15. Best hooker and puller? Ponting
    16. Best batsman? Pietersen
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    17. Best young batsman? Clarke

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    huhhhhhhhhhhhhh................

    1. Best opening batsman? Hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? M.Yousaf
    3. Best lower order batsman? (7 to 11) Pollack
    4. Best hard hitting batsman?Gibbs
    5. Best defensive batsman?---Dravid
    6. Best right handed batsman? R.Ponting
    7. Best left handed batsman? B.Lara(RT) So M.Hayden
    8. Best right handed opening batsman? Sehwag
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Hayden
    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Gilli
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Boucher/Dhoni
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Gilli
    13. Best player of pace? Inzi
    14. Best player of spin? M.Clarke
    15. Best hooker and puller? Ponting
    16. Best batsman? Ponting
    17. Best young batsman? M.Clarke
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    1. Best opening batsman? Matthew hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? Ponting
    3. Best lower order batsman? Flintoff (7 to 11)
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    4. Best hard hitting batsman? Pieterson
    5. Best defensive batsman? Ian Bell/ Dravid
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    6. Best right handed batsman? Ponting
    7. Best left handed batsman? Lara
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    8. Best right handed opening batsman? De Villiers
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Hayden
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    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Adam Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Mark Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman?Adam Gilchrist
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    13. Best player of pace? Ponting
    14. Best player of spin? Pieterson
    15. Best hooker and puller? Ricky Ponting
    16. Best batsman? Ponting
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    17. Best young batsman? Pieterson
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    1. Best opening batsman? Cook/Hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? Ponting
    3. Best lower order batsman? Gilchrist

    4. Best hard hitting batsman? Pietersen
    5. Best defensive batsman? Dravid

    6. Best right handed batsman? Ponting
    7. Best left handed batsman? Hussey

    8. Best right handed opening batsman? de Villiers, I guess.
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Hayden/Cook

    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Gilchrist

    13. Best player of pace? Ponting
    14. Best player of spin? Fleming
    15. Best hooker and puller? Ponting
    16. Best batsman? Ponting

    17. Best young batsman? Cook
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    1. Best opening batsman? Matthew Hayden
    2. Best middle order batsman? Ricky Ponting
    3. Best lower order batsman? (7 to 11) Shaun Pollock
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    4. Best hard hitting batsman? Kevin Pietersen
    5. Best defensive batsman? Rahul Dravid
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    6. Best right handed batsman? Ricky Ponting
    7. Best left handed batsman? Michael Hussey
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    8. Best right handed opening batsman? AB de Villiers
    9. Best left handed opening batsman? Mathew Hayden
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    10. Best left handed wicket keeper batsman? Adam Gilchrist
    11. Best right handed wicket keeper batsman? Mark Boucher
    12. Best wicket keeper batsman? Adam Gilchrist
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    13. Best player of pace? Inzamam Ul Haq
    14. Best player of spin? Kevin Pietersen
    15. Best hooker and puller? Ricky Ponting
    16. Best batsman? Ricky Ponting
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    17. Best young batsman? Alastair Cook
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    There is no way in freaking hell that Pollock and Flintoff are better lower order batsmen than Gilchrist.
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