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    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.

    Mine are:

    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

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    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.

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    Aus-Mcgrath,Gilly,Hayden,Warne etc etc

    Ind-Sehwag, Kumble

    SA- Kallis, Donald

    SL- Sanga, Murali

    Ireland- Boyd Rankin

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    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.
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    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    India=Srinath (spelling) was a great hitter when in the zone
    Srikkanth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg View Post
    New Zealand - Chris Harris
    Really? That's interesting. I always thought he did well because no one feared him.

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    West Indies - Gayle, Taylor
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    Sri Lanka - Jaya, Murali, Mendis

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    As an Indian fan:

    Aust: McGrath and Hayden.
    England: Flintoff (bowling)
    Pakistan: Younis and Yousuf (obvious reasons)
    South Africa: Shaun Pollock
    WI: Chanders
    NZ: McCullum
    SL: Murali, Sangakkara, Jayasuriya (ODIs especially)
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    Warne and to a lesser extent McGrath.

    Used to pwn our batsmen in every friggin Ashes!

    Even when we won in 05, those 2 weren't to blame.

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    Australia: McGrath
    Pakistan: Wasim
    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.
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    Aust: Mcgrath, Waugh S.
    India: Kumble, SRT
    RSA: Donald
    Pak: Wasim, Waqar
    Nzl: no one
    SL: Murali
    Zim: Streak??
    England: No one tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slifer View Post
    Aust: Mcgrath, Waugh S.
    India: Kumble, SRT
    RSA: Donald
    Pak: Wasim, Waqar
    Nzl: no one
    SL: Murali
    Zim: Streak??
    England: No one tbh


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post


    Firm, but fair.
    Maybe thats a but harsh. We did respect the steel of men like Artherton and Stewart but feared nar.

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    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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