View Poll Results: I like the cut of his cloth

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  • Mark Waugh

    9 20.00%
  • David Gower

    7 15.56%
  • VVS Laxman

    7 15.56%
  • Greg Chappell

    0 0%
  • Brian Lara

    13 28.89%
  • Mohammad Azharuddin

    2 4.44%
  • Z

    2 4.44%
  • Babe Ruth

    5 11.11%
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Thread: The no stats thread

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    Cricket Web Staff Member archie mac's Avatar
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    The no stats thread

    Who was the most ascetically pleasing batsman?

    Who was the most ascetically pleasing batsman?

    No stats allowed in this thread, so if you want to talk about player A having trouble with left arm spinners who eat coco pops for breakfast, with appropriate graphs to support the most commonly consumed breakfast cereal,as compared to player B who scored 3% less runs over his career whenever he put his right pad on first,

    Then go find a STR thread and derail that please
    You know it makes sense.

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    He wasn't textbook, but BC Lara inspired the most awe in me. Sometimes the ball would be practically on the stumps before the bat arcked down from that high backlift of his. Instinctive brilliance, but with proper cricket shots.

    Left handers always seem more graceful & more ugly than right handers, weirdly. Gower was glorious, but blokes like Smith & Katich are ugly as arseholes.
    - As featured in The Independent.

    "Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
    - The Guardian's Andrew Anthony

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    He wasn't textbook, but BC Lara inspired the most awe in me. Sometimes the ball would be practically on the stumps before the bat arcked down from that high backlift of his. Instinctive brilliance, but with proper cricket shots.

    Left handers always seem more graceful & more ugly than right handers, weirdly. Gower was glorious, but blokes like Smith & Katich are ugly as arseholes.
    Katich is very hard to watch, but does the business more often than not. Don't think I would pay to watch him though

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    damien martyn?
    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.


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    Z

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    damien martyn?
    I almost put him in, but I already had two Aussies, and thought GSC and Junior were slightly better to watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Z
    I loved watching him, not sure how many on here would have had the pleasure of watching the wristy stylist

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    Avavinda, Mahela and maybe even Marvan are missing out IMO. All three are great to watch when in full flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Avavinda, Mahela and maybe even Marvan are missing out IMO. All three are great to watch when in full flow.
    I left a lot out, I almost included Roy Dias from the early SL Test teams, but in the end I didn't put any in
    Last edited by archie mac; 05-04-2010 at 05:23 AM.

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    Just vote for one of Archie's choices you melons. I don't think he's trying to claim that it's a definitive list.

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    Ah very well, from those who are there, its between Lara and Mark Waugh for me. Both have different things I like about their batting but Mark Waugh gets my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Just vote for one of Archie's choices you melons. I don't think he's trying to claim that it's a definitive list.
    As subtle as always

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    As subtle as always
    Polite as a peach to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    I loved watching him, not sure how many on here would have had the pleasure of watching the wristy stylist
    AWTA.. Z for me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Polite as a peach to boot.
    Is that a saying? Don't think I have ever heard that one

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