|05-05-2009, 03:12 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
Player in the opponent teams that you feared most
While watching this IPL and supporting CSK, I couldn't help but remember the days when I used to fear about Hayden destroying the Indian bowling attack.
I thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of different people on the player in the opponent they feared most.
Australia: Hayden, Mcgrath
Pakistan: Inzamam, Wasim
Srilanka: Murali, Jayasuriya (He was a big time villain. Whenever India played Srilanka he used to score a century.)
England: Pietersen (Here I am pretty confident he would get out after some lusty hits)
New Zealand: Never played them often enough to fear anyone.
Zimbabwe: Andy Flower, Olonga (He somehow used to do pretty well against India)
West Indies: Chanderpaul
South Africa: Gary Kirsten, Donald
|05-05-2009, 04:16 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: canberra Australia
Going back a few years, as I was much more worried when I was a kid, in fact now I hate it when say KP is dismissed
England=Botham (after 1981 especially)
WI=Viv (I loved watching it, but if Aust was a chance we had to get him out, very quickly)
India=Srinath (spelling) was a great hitter when in the zone
You know it makes sense.
|05-05-2009, 05:47 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Doing the stance
If we're talking ever (or since I've been watching) I reckon SK Warne & CEL Ambrose must rank right up there. Warne always but always brought his A-game to Ashes tests and, with his usual mix of bluster, bravado, bull**** and brilliance subtly spun his way through our top order. He believed he was going to get them out and he made them believe it too.
Big Curtly was a very different player, glacially cool, but when his dander was up he was as close to unplayable as I've ever seen. Could say more with one stare than most quicks conveyed in a paragraph of sledging.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads
|05-05-2009, 05:56 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Australia - Adam Gilchrist
South Africa - Hansie Cronje
West Indies - Brian Lara and Carl Hooper
New Zealand - Chris Harris
England - Robin Smith
Sri Lanka - De Silva AND Muralitharan
India - Jadeja, Sidhu, Tendulkar
Zimbabwe - Streak, Flower(s)
|05-05-2009, 07:03 AM||#9 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Virat Kohli
As an Indian fan:
Aust: McGrath and Hayden.
England: Flintoff (bowling)
Pakistan: Younis and Yousuf (obvious reasons)
South Africa: Shaun Pollock
SL: Murali, Sangakkara, Jayasuriya (ODIs especially)
Last edited by Jono; 05-05-2009 at 07:05 AM.
|05-05-2009, 11:37 AM||#11 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Feb 2006
West Indies: Ambrose
South Africa: Donald
Fast bowlers win matches, and as an Indian fan, that'd be our downfall virtually every time, especially overseas.
-My beliefs summarized in words much more eloquent than I could come up with
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|05-05-2009, 04:46 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Being an Aussie fan over the last 20 years, very few plays have held anything like fear. Even Sachin and Lara, you respected them but you backed McGrath against them.
Funnily enough probably a couple of lesser lights in terms of the Indian team have been who have worried us: after Kolkota, Laxman - always rises up against us. And when youre hoping for Ponting to do well, Harbhajan.
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