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    Who will be the Wisden Five this year?

    Its out in April

    Who are the Wisden Five Cricketers of the Year going to be this year?

    Rules are that it is based mainly (but not exclusively) on achievements in the previous English season so 2009

    Those who have been selected before can't be picked again so that rules this lot out


    Anderson
    Benkenstein
    Bell
    Sidebottom
    Collingwood
    Panesar
    Ramprakash
    Pieterson
    Strauss
    Ponting
    Trescothick
    Key
    Harmison
    Flintoff

    So who will this years 5 be?

    My guess is

    Swann
    Broad
    Trott
    Michael Clarke
    Hilfenhaus

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    Hard to look past those five. Obviously domestic cricket sometimes gets a nod but not in an Ashes year...think the first four are a lock, not sure on Hilfenhaus
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    Onions, maybe?
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    Yeah, Onions'll definitely be in there. Would replace Hilfenhaus with Onions personally. Would be surprised if a someone with figures as good as Onions' was to be left off the list.


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    If there has ever been anyone less unlikely (excuse the double-negative) than Swann this year I wonder who he was.

    Well, I suppose whenever Bradman and Sobers won it it (1931 I presume for the former) must've been pretty inevitable.
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    Morgan has a chance?

    Swann is a certainty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Morgan has a chance?
    Morgan's done v well for England, but his FC season was pretty ordinary last year, so would be a little surprising.

    Although I don't think an Irishman has been accorded the honour before and Wisden like to generate a headline with a first (like naming Claire Taylor last year), so he might be a chance.

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    Yeah Onions & Swann, at least one Aussie from the tour squad. Actually think Di Venuto is a decent shout if he hasn't had before, scored a lot of runs as Durham won the CC again, there will probably be at least one representing the county scene.
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    Swann, Broad and Clarke are certainties. I suppose Trott will get in too but I wouldn't class him as a definite.

    Hilf would be a surprise. Maybe Mitch has a chance? I know he was pretty dreadful but he got some wickets and some good performances outside of the Ashes and is a bigger name.

    Perhaps they'll go for another female player or two?

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    Swann will be a definite.

    Don't they normally include someone who tore up at Domestic level in the UK? Any name spring to mind that dominated in the First Division?
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    Matt Prior maybe?

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    I'd be suprised if Morgan is nominated, he did pretty much **** all during the summer.

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    Was that Dutch 20:20 match in 2009? Maybe Dirk Nannes?

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    Swann
    Clarke
    Broad
    Johnson
    Sehwag

    EDIT: I'm surprised Sehwag has not won the award, unless there is something obvious I should know, but clearly omitting.
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    Sehwag's never appeared for a county, was dropped during India's 2007 tour, and in 2002 performed decently enough but unremarkably compared to several of the other Indians in the touring party.

    Thus, he's never really had a chance.

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