View Poll Results: WHO IS THE BEST OPNER IN THE WORLD?

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  • SACHIN TENDULKAR

    3 15.00%
  • MICHAEL VAUGHAN

    3 15.00%
  • HERCHELE GIBBS

    4 20.00%
  • MATHEW HAYDEN

    9 45.00%
  • SANATH JAYASURIA

    0 0%
  • STEPHEN FLEMING

    1 5.00%
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    Who Is The Best Opner In The World

    WELL MY VOTE GOES TO SACHIN TENDULKAR:ninja:
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    The question is a tad vauge in that all the players mentioned above only open in one form bar H.Gibbs and S.Jayasuria, so it makes it hard to pick between two players.

    As how do you compare a One Day opener to a Test opener?

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    Originally posted by luckyeddie
    The reason Symmo took 5-10 minutes to return was that after checking the guy was ok, he finished his pint.
    LOL

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    This is a ridiculous poll for the simple fact that a player such as Tendulkar is exclusively an ODI opener and Mark Richardson is exclusively a Test player period. Therefore the choices are quite stupid. ODI cricket is not Test cricket....
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    For ODIs my vote would go to Gilchrist, Tendulkar and Gibbs. All 3 of them can make or break a match with their performance at the start.

    For tests, I'd have to go with Hayden, and Kirsten. Same reason. :P

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    Is a strange list for sure - no sign of Trescothick or Gayle, or for that matter Sehwag!
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    Richardson is pretty good. Although he's developing a poor conversion rate, I think he averages 50 after 30 odd tests which is one of the best opening averages for any New Zealander ever.

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    It's 48 after 24, still a fair effort, but at 32 (minus 20 minutes) I don't know how much longer he's got left?

    What do others think, since he only came into Tests 2 and a half years ago, can he go another 5 years?

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    I'd just like to thank Shivankit for seemingly injecting some life into the forum again. The amount of different thread responses today is amazing.

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    I'd just like to thank Shivankit for seemingly injecting some life into the forum again. The amount of different thread responses today is amazing.
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    Back on topic. 12 months ago, Tresco might have been considered a candidate for this poll, but he's got Sehwagitis at the moment - tends to get a little carried away when he gets to 30 or 40. Crystal's impressed me on a few occasions in tests, then he goes and gets the collywobbles for a few games. Sachin's definitely my number one opening in ODI's, though.

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    I think Richardson will probably go for awhile yet since he is batting really well. I think the amazing thing though was about 5 years ago he was a tail-ender playing for Otago.
    Now he's playing international cricket & averaging 48.

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    This is a ridiculous poll for the simple fact that a player such as Tendulkar is exclusively an ODI opener and Mark Richardson is exclusively a Test player period. Therefore the choices are quite stupid. ODI cricket is not Test cricket....
    Precisely. However,

    ODI - Tendulkar (or Gilchrist)
    Tests - Hayden.

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