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    Greatest LIVING Cricketers

    We’ve had so many “best/greatest” threads that I thought one more can’t hurt. We all have our opinions on who the greatest cricketer ever was. I was thinking to list the top 5 greatest living cricketers today. My list:

    (1) Sir Garfield Sobers – probably the most complete player ever. His name would rank close to the top of any cricketing list, dead or alive!
    (2) Sir Vivian Richards – King Viv is my favorite player of all time. His dominating and intimidating batting style is the stuff of legend.
    (3) Imran Khan – Not only an all-time great bowler, but a great all-rounder and Captain to boot.
    (4) Shane Warne – The god of Leg Spin.
    (5) Sachin Tendulkar – I can easily switch him for Lara, but the little master barely edges him in my list. Ask me again tomorrow and I might have Lara in place of Tendulkar!

    With all due apologies to Lara, Hadlee, Lillee, Wasim, Gavaskar, and Botham.

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    In no particular order:

    * Sunil Gavaskar
    * Sachin Tendulkar
    * Graeme Pollock
    * Garry Sobers
    * Shane Warne

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    Personally I'd have Lara over Warne, when I ever think of Warne and Murali, as good as they are I always feel they've both failed their ultimate test in that they never really got the better of the 2 outstanding batsmen of their era, Tendulkar and Lara. It's for this reason that I always rate McGrath ahead of both of them, he fairly consistently got both of them out. I've always felt that much of Warne's aura was inflated through gamesmanship and general hijinks, still the best leggie ever mind.

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    Mine would be:

    Gilchrist
    Sobers
    Viv
    Mcgrath
    Imran
    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    We’ve had so many “best/greatest” threads that I thought one more can’t hurt. We all have our opinions on who the greatest cricketer ever was. I was thinking to list the top 5 greatest living cricketers today. My list:

    (1) Sir Garfield Sobers – probably the most complete player ever. His name would rank close to the top of any cricketing list, dead or alive!
    (2) Sir Vivian Richards – King Viv is my favorite player of all time. His dominating and intimidating batting style is the stuff of legend.
    (3) Imran Khan – Not only an all-time great bowler, but a great all-rounder and Captain to boot.
    (4) Shane Warne – The god of Leg Spin.
    (5) Sachin Tendulkar – I can easily switch him for Lara, but the little master barely edges him in my list. Ask me again tomorrow and I might have Lara in place of Tendulkar!

    With all due apologies to Lara, Hadlee, Lillee, Wasim, Gavaskar, and Botham.
    Lara for Sach and my list is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    We’ve had so many “best/greatest” threads that I thought one more can’t hurt. We all have our opinions on who the greatest cricketer ever was. I was thinking to list the top 5 greatest living cricketers today. My list:

    (1) Sir Garfield Sobers – probably the most complete player ever. His name would rank close to the top of any cricketing list, dead or alive!
    (2) Sir Vivian Richards – King Viv is my favorite player of all time. His dominating and intimidating batting style is the stuff of legend.
    (3) Imran Khan – Not only an all-time great bowler, but a great all-rounder and Captain to boot.
    (4) Shane Warne – The god of Leg Spin.
    (5) Sachin Tendulkar – I can easily switch him for Lara, but the little master barely edges him in my list. Ask me again tomorrow and I might have Lara in place of Tendulkar!

    With all due apologies to Lara, Hadlee, Lillee, Wasim, Gavaskar, and Botham.
    No Murali?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    No Murali?
    Yeah completely forgot to list his name in my “due apologies” section. In fact, he would be ranked number 6 on my list. And besides the top 3 names I listed, I could switch out the other two for any number of names. Murali is the most deserving name that can knock out someone else from my list.

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    Sobers
    Viv
    Imran

    The rest are a bit too even to separate. Warne, Tendulkar, Lara, Murali, McGrath, Hadlee
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    Heh, forgot Hadlee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Sobers
    Viv
    Imran

    The rest are a bit too even to separate. Warne, Tendulkar, Lara, Murali, McGrath, Hadlee
    Add Wasim too a bit like a lesser Viv his record does not indicate his true greatness.

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    Kinda hard narrowing down to just 5 but lets try by positions:

    Batsman: Sobers ??
    Fast Bowler: Glenn Mcgrath
    Wicket-Keeper: Gilchrist
    Spinner: Murali (my opinion)
    Allrounder: Sobers (II)

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    Garry Sobers
    Viv Richards
    Imran Khan
    Murali
    Sachin Tendulkar

    Botham, Hadlee, Lara, Lillee and Warne (in alphabetical order) would be next.

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    Sir Garry Sobers.

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    1. Gavaskar Sunil
    2. Richards Barry
    3. Richards Vivian
    4. Tendulkar Sachin
    5. Lara Brian
    6. Sobers Garry
    7. Imran Khan
    8. Alan Knott
    9. Shane Warne
    10. Dennis Lillee
    11. Andy Roberts
    12. Muralitharan


    Here is a twelve member squad of the greatest living cricketers.

    Its difficult to rank them except that Sobers is undoubtedly on top.

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