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Thread: 2003 Wisden Cricketer Of The Year - Ricky Ponting

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    You really need to do some research on cricket if in any way you think Dravid is a top slips catcher. Best in India I can agree but a long way from Hayden, Waugh and Taylor.

    Dravid is just horrible. I know that he has watch the bowling and
    therefore wants to stand in the slips, but at what price? He has
    scored well in this series, but has given up more runs through dropped
    catches than he has scored.
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    Haha, for anyone who doesn't know, Ponting did indeed win Wisden's Leading Cricketer In The World award for 2003, but it was a new award that year and as far as I was aware no-one knew it was being created until the book was released.

    Did this thread-starter - who's long-gone now - have inside info?
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    Azharuddin will make it as one of the best fielders in the last 20 years. He too like Ponting had the ability to execute breathtaking dismissals. He was less mobile than Ponting but better catcher than him especailly in the slips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Symonds and Rhodes were his only peers as an overall ring fielder IMO
    Gibbs in with a good shout too, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Dravid, are you serious?. Not to long ago I watched Dravid put down two in the slips in one innings.
    Ponting did the same in South Africa earlier this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Symonds and Rhodes were his only peers as an overall ring fielder IMO
    Gibbs and ABdeV.

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    Symonds was an absolute beast in the in-field. Was almost like having two mid-wickets.

    If you're considering both slips fielding and in-fielding, De Villiers is as good as they come.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Wisden's Leading Cricketer In The World Award is one of those things, like The Bradman Oration and The Allan Border Medal, which makes me want to reach for my sick bag. It just sounds so goddam pompous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Ponting did the same in South Africa earlier this year.
    And in the Ashes this year IIRC. Happens to the best of 'em

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    Yeah. I don't really have an opinion on who is the better slips fieldsman between Dravid and Ponting, because without a doubt Dravid of 2008/09 hasn't been as secure as in previous years (obviously due to his hand-eye coordination detioriating slightly... as happens when you turn 37), but Dravid dropping two catches in one innings is hardly a sign of his mediocrity.

    Same with Ponting.

    Either way, Dravid fields in slip for the spinners too, which arguably makes him the more-rounded slipper?

    Either way Ponting clearly the 3rd best all-round fielder I've ever seen.

    Symonds first, Jonty second.

    Symonds could field on the fence and have a monster arm, and obviously in the ring he was an absolute beast.

    What a player, had that killer instinct too. The ultimate fielder. Such a dick though. Shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Wisden's Leading Cricketer In The World Award is one of those things, like The Bradman Oration and The Allan Border Medal, which makes me want to reach for my sick bag. It just sounds so goddam pompous.
    Really?

    Think it's a fine idea myself TBH. A small concession to the global market which enables most of the rest of the book to retain its centred-around-the-English-game mantra.

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    Talking about slippers, I thought Shane Warne wasn't bad himself.
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    Thought he was excellent at the Oval in 2005 myself.

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    I think Jayawardene is a superb slip fielder.. He is certainly among the very best for his ability to take sharp chances of Murali.

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