Cricket Betting Site Betway
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 97

Thread: Let's talk cover drives

  1. #16
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Shri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    CSK
    Posts
    22,615
    Wouldn't be surprised if lefties got more votes in this thread.

  2. #17
    Evil Scotsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    away from here
    Posts
    31,211
    Most over-rated shot in cricket.

  3. #18
    Cricket Web Staff Member Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    2005
    Posts
    80,401
    What do you prefer then?

    Apart from the flick through mid-wicket and maybe the pull I can't think of a shot I prefer see played well than the cover-drive.
    RD
    Appreciating cricket's greatest legend ever - HD Bird...............Funniest post (intentionally) ever.....Runner-up.....Third.....Fourth
    (Accidental) founder of Twenty20 Is Boring Society. Click and post to sign-up.
    chris.hinton: h
    FRAZ: Arshad's are a long gone stories
    RIP Fardin Qayyumi (AKA "cricket player"; "Bob"), 1/11/1990-15/4/2006

  4. #19
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Shri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    CSK
    Posts
    22,615
    I prefer the paddle sweep. Poetry in motion if executed well.


  5. #20
    Hall of Fame Member TT Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    .
    Posts
    17,467
    Kallis and Younis Khan when he use to play it extravagantly on one knee.

  6. #21
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    25,958
    Best cover-drivers off the front-foot...

    D Martyn
    M Vaughan
    M Crowe
    M Waugh

  7. #22
    State Regular Maximus0723's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    926
    Also, Alec Stewart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Way to miss the point. The point is not "whose best shot is the cover-drive", nor "who is most likely to get it right when attempting the cover-drive" (and BTW I'd be FAR more confident in Tendulkar to do that than Vaughan). It's "whose cover-drive do you like the look of best". That's purely based on personal preference, there's no right and wrong.
    Fair point.

  8. #23
    International Coach G.I.Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    India
    Posts
    13,059
    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Kallis and Younis Khan when he use to play it extravagantly on one knee.
    Good call.

  9. #24
    State Vice-Captain
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    auckland
    Posts
    1,458
    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    Best cover-drivers off the front-foot...

    D Martyn
    M Vaughan
    M Crowe
    M Waugh
    Yep Crowe with the DF in full swing, followed by a glorious hook.

  10. #25
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Europe, on the outside looking in
    Posts
    20,105

  11. #26
    I can't believe I ate the whole thing NZTailender's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    25,155
    Prefer the andmark, tbh.[/contribution]
    President of SKAS - Kat is King | Proud member of CVAAS - One of the best | LRPLTAS - Rosco rocks!
    Go Tigers!
    R.I.P. Fardin & Craig

  12. #27
    Evil Scotsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    away from here
    Posts
    31,211
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    What do you prefer then?

    Apart from the flick through mid-wicket and maybe the pull I can't think of a shot I prefer see played well than the cover-drive.
    I'll admit there are few better shots to watch than the cover drive, but aesthetics is over-rated. Give me an "ugly" batsman who gets runs and toughs it out over an aesthetically pleasing underachiever.

  13. #28
    Cricketer Of The Year zaremba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill
    Posts
    9,378
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Hussey when he was in peak form could play a cover drive as technically perfect as you could get, though it wasn't as aesthetically pleasing as one played by Vaughan or Kallis.
    Very true.
    Marcus North can play the shot too.

  14. #29
    Cricketer Of The Year zaremba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill
    Posts
    9,378
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    What do you prefer then?

    Apart from the flick through mid-wicket and maybe the pull I can't think of a shot I prefer see played well than the cover-drive.
    My top shots:

    All sorts of drives - cover, straight, on

    Late cut (although it gets ruined when Mark Nicholas is commentating as he gets his most pompous voice out and calls it "an old fashioned back cut" every single ****ing time)

    Robin Smith's square cut

  15. #30
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    67,206
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    What do you prefer then?

    Apart from the flick through mid-wicket and maybe the pull I can't think of a shot I prefer see played well than the cover-drive.
    On drive for mine. Harder to execute imo as well, but then I'm a leftie so the angle doesn't help.

    M Waugh had a great cover drive to watch. Vaughan too. Used to especially like it when Vaughan played it and off stump cartwheeled.

    All time, from old footage I've seen, Frank Worrell FTW.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
    - JK Galbraith
    Quote Originally Posted by TNT View Post
    You need to clap a cows c**** over your head and get a woolly bull to f**** some sense into you.

    "Do you know why I have credibility? Because I don't exude morality." - Bob Hawke

    #408. Sixty three not out forever.

Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 147
    Last Post: 27-01-2008, 09:38 AM
  2. Talk about where you life thread.
    By andmark in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 108
    Last Post: 22-03-2007, 11:21 AM
  3. Talk Sport radio in the UK....
    By Langeveldt in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 13-03-2004, 02:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •