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    Cricket's Grand Slam

    Would that be #1 ranking in tests, ODI WC win and T20 WC win?

    So far only India has achieved the career grand slam. If it manages to win this year's T20 WC and next year's ODI WC then I guess that would also be a calender year Grand Slam!

    Australia needs to win T20 WC to achieve the career grand slam. While some of other teams have to do win at least 2 of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    Would that be #1 ranking in tests, ODI WC win and T20 WC win?

    So far only India has achieved the career grand slam. If it manages to win this year's T20 WC and next year's ODI WC then I guess that would also be a calender year Grand Slam!

    Australia needs to win T20 WC to achieve the career grand slam. While some of other teams have to do win at least 2 of those.
    If the T20WC is included then why not the Champions trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Because one's a world title and one isn't.
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    Also would like to add that the 3 are representative of the best titles of the respective formats. Every team would like to have those under its belt.

    Having said that Pakistan has won the ODI and T20 WC so it needs the title in tests. While we can give WI the official #1 test ranking for its performances in the 80s and it has also won the ODI WC so it needs to win the T20 WC to achieve the Grand Slam.

    Talking abt CT, ODI WC already represents that format. Also Ind is the only team to win the Grand Slam and the CT!

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    I dont think the T20 world cup amounts to much as its still new. Would be great to win it, but I think winning an ODI WC or having a #1 Test ranking are probably better to have.

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    You have to have won the Ashes to have done any kind of cricket grand slam IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    Would that be #1 ranking in tests, ODI WC win and T20 WC win?

    So far only India has achieved the career grand slam. If it manages to win this year's T20 WC and next year's ODI WC then I guess that would also be a calender year Grand Slam!

    Australia needs to win T20 WC to achieve the career grand slam. While some of other teams have to do win at least 2 of those.
    No one has done a grand slam. A grand slam to me, is having all the tournaments at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    You have to have won the Ashes to have done any kind of cricket grand slam IMO
    ha ha ... That's the only option to save England the embarrassment of not having achieved even 1 among the 3 criteria mentioned by ret (in the last 35 years or so)... :P
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    To have the grand slam, I think you'd have to hold them all at the same time.

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    To have a Grand Slam, you need to play Tennis, not cricket.
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    Hold the all at the same time or else it is irrelevant

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    A lot of spoilsports missing the "Awesome India are Awesome" point of the thread IMO.
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    OK we will settle for the career grand slam then. India = Federer of cricket.

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