View Poll Results: Choose the Skipper of your World Cup Dream XI

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  • Ricky Ponting

    8 25.81%
  • Imran Khan

    17 54.84%
  • Kapil Dev

    0 0%
  • Steve Waugh

    1 3.23%
  • Viv Richards

    1 3.23%
  • Wasim Akram

    1 3.23%
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    0 0%
  • Adam Gilchrist

    0 0%
  • Shane Warne

    3 9.68%
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Thread: Poll: Who will lead your World Cup Dream XI?

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    Poll: Who will lead your World Cup Dream XI?

    Of the 11 players in the final XI, the following six have lead their team in World Cup. Their records against the big teams are given below. Minnows, including Bangladesh, are excluded

    *RT Ponting 2003-2007 15 15 0 0 0 - 53.41 5.82 377 -
    *Imran Khan 1983-1992 22 14 8 0 0 1.75 33.49 4.46 338 173
    *N Kapil Dev 1983-1987 15 11 4 0 0 2.75 31.93 4.62 289 158
    *Wasim Akram 1996-1999 11 7 4 0 0 1.75 34.54 4.89 281 132
    *SR Waugh 1999-1999 8 5 2 1 0 2.50 36.57 4.98 303 213
    *IVA Richards 1987-1987 6 3 3 0 0 1.00 33.65 5.20 360 216

    Of these six, Ponting (twice), Imran, Kapil and Waugh have won the tournament.

    Three more players - sachin, gilchrist and warne - have led their countries in one dayers but not in World Cup games. Knowing some members might want to go for an unorthodox choice I am having them in the poll as well.

    Choose one leader to skipper this team of champions
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Imran.
    Then vote for him in the poll...You haven't, yet...
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    I know it might be an unpopular call. But I am going for Ponting. He is yet to lose a match in World Cup. Even with a great team it is an awesome achievement. This is a great team too. And Ponting's experience in managing super stars would come in handy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    I know it might be an unpopular call. But I am going for Ponting. He is yet to lose a match in World Cup. Even with a great team it is an awesome achievement. This is a great team too. And Ponting's experience in managing super stars would come in handy.
    AWTA, though either one of Imran or Ponting really would be a great choice - Ponting's managed the stars he's had very well (and bare in mind he led that side in 03 after the tumult of losing Warne on the eve of the tournament), but Imran's man management skills are legendary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    I know it might be an unpopular call. But I am going for Ponting. He is yet to lose a match in World Cup. Even with a great team it is an awesome achievement. This is a great team too. And Ponting's experience in managing super stars would come in handy.
    Good point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    I know it might be an unpopular call. But I am going for Ponting. This is a great team too. And Ponting's experience in managing super stars would come in handy.
    As would Imran's ability to manage super-size egos and individuals and mold them into a team. Imran's charismatic and inspirational leadership is a key reason that Pakistan regrouped from near elimination to win the '92 WC.

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    Imran Khan .... with Warne as the VC
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    Went for Imran. Although I did dislike his post win speech at the 92 WC. Perhaps the worst ever by a winning captain.

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    me too. the most selfish speech from a cricket team's point of view. at the half way stage of the poll, he is leading by a comfortable margin, though.

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    Going for Ponting - his captaincy record speaks for itself. He's shown he can keep a great team up, which is more relevant than the achievements of some of the other candidates here who's great achievement was to get a team of basketcases to act like a real team. People might say that his record is helped by having a good team, well he's got a great team here. Plus I've always thought he's a better ODI captain than a Test captain.
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    Imran, quiet easily.
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    unless all the remaining 12 to 15 votes go in favor of ponting, imran is likely to win this poll easily



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