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    Crash Craddock's Top Ten Cricketers of the Decade

    Interesting

    Kallis, not Smith, should be top of the pops for mine.

    Interesting list though:

    Smith
    Gilly
    Murali
    Warne
    Ponting
    Hayden
    McGrath
    Kallis
    Flintoff
    Tendulkar

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Interesting

    Kallis, not Smith, should be top of the pops for mine.

    Interesting list though:

    Smith
    Gilly
    Murali
    Warne
    Ponting
    Hayden
    McGrath
    Kallis
    Flintoff
    Tendulkar
    Don't agree with the order, but not a bad list
    You know it makes sense.

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    Yeah, a fair list

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    Crass Craddock rather than Crash Craddock surely?
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    Flintoff aside that would be basically my ten.
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    Who would you have ahead of Flintoff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Who would you have ahead of Flintoff?
    Anyone who isn't English tbh.

    If it was a sentimental day I was having I'd throw in Shakib for being Bangladesh's greatest thing ever.

    Less sentimentally I'd rate Pollock, Dravid, Sanga and maybe even Vaas ahead of Flintoff.
    Pollock would be my first choice.

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    You'll be surprised to hear I think Flintoff deserves his place

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    As "marquee" players he's probably not a million miles away. I'd take Sanga over Fat Gray in terms of batting 100% of the time without hesitation, but the big-boned fella did win a test series in Oz as skipper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Interesting

    Kallis, not Smith, should be top of the pops for mine.

    Interesting list though:

    Smith
    Gilly
    Murali
    Warne
    Ponting
    Hayden
    McGrath
    Kallis
    Flintoff
    Tendulkar

    any two of sanga, sehwag and dravid could replace flintoff and tendulkar

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    Where's Sehwag?

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    Edit: Wonder who the captain is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Edit: Wonder who the captain is.
    It's obviously Smith after reading the article.

    Would be great if he selected a top 11 instead. All brilliant cricketers, great list IMO for someone who follows Australian Cricket.

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    Amazed at Smith topping the list. Just amazed.

    A very ordinary captain for most of the decade and his batting was more known for its technical issues that its successes.

    Obviously he has had success but no where near being the player of the decade when all things are considered.
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    South African allrounder Jacques Kallis was the only player chosen on numbers because his numbers simply smack you over the head.

    At some point cricket is going to have to concede that statistically he loses nothing in comparison to the great Sir Garfield Sobers even if he has a quarter of the charisma.

    Mike Atherton may be right that Kallis goes with rather than changes the flow of a game but he has been so good for so long you can only dip your lid to his achievements. To take more than 200 wickets with his seamers on top of his 10,000-plus runs makes him a non-negotiable entry.


    Some of Craddock's article is good and some of it is tosh IMO - but I reckon he absolutely nails Kallis there.
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