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  • Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis

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    Asian matchup of Superstars

    In my generation, India produced some very fine batsman, while Pakistan produced some superb fast bowlers.

    Am curious as to whom you think were the greatest trio of cricketers as a whole :

    Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid

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    Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis

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    The Indian trio wasn't really a trio though, as in they never played together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engle View Post
    In my generation, India produced some very fine batsman, while Pakistan produced some superb fast bowlers.

    Am curious as to whom you think were the greatest trio of cricketers as a whole :

    Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid

    OR

    Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis
    Though the three Indian Legends you mentioned are perhaps more individually statistically significant, Kapil Dev contributed more to his Team winning and saving games than any of the above.(with due respect to all three players.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Though the three Indian Legends you mentioned are perhaps more individually statistically significant, Kapil Dev contributed more to his Team winning and saving games than any of the above.(with due respect to all three players.)
    And Anil Kumble.


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    Hard to get past Sachin,Dravid and Gavaskar in tests.
    Imran,Wasim and Waqar are able contenders but to me the batsmen just pip the bowlers.
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    As cricketers it has to be the Pakistan trio. Imran was a genuine all-rounder & Wasim a bowling all-rounder. As useful as Sachin's little allsorts and Dravid's occasional keeping are, I reckon you'd take the Pakistan package first.
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    I'd take those three Pakistan players over those three Indians.

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    I have seen very few sights on a cricket field as exhilarating as, in his prime, Waqar bowling at full tilt - Tendulkar, Dravid and Gavaskar batting just don't compare

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    i dont know about talent, but pakistanis were surely better looking

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    Yeah, Imran, Wasim, Waqar easily, and thats not a reflection on the Indians, i'd pretty much always take the 3 match winning bowlers, probably would only reconsider if the batters included the Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    Yeah, Imran, Wasim, Waqar easily, and thats not a reflection on the Indians, i'd pretty much always take the 3 match winning bowlers, probably would only reconsider if the batters included the Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaeedAnwar View Post
    i dont know about talent, but pakistanis were surely better looking
    Hmm Dravid, Sachin and Gavaskar are not better looking.

    And Indians are also more intelligent and that reflects in the results of various science olympiads.

    Anyway both Sachin and Gavaskar have made almost to every World XI team.
    Last edited by Thirdman1; 04-05-2010 at 02:18 PM.

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    Not necessarily, I could quite easily pick a world XI with neither of them in there.
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    Benaud's World XI
    1 Jack Hobbs, 2 Sunil Gavaskar, 3 Don Bradman, 4 Sachin Tendulkar, 5 Viv Richards, 6 Imran Khan, 7 Garfield Sobers, 8 Adam Gilchrist, 9 Shane Warne, 10 Sydney Barnes, 11 Dennis Lillee.

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    Bradman's world XI
    Barry Richards - South Africa
    Arthur Morris - Australia
    Don Bradman - Australia
    Sachin Tendulkar - India
    Gary Sobers - West Indies
    Don Tallon - Australia
    Ray Lindwall - Australia
    Dennis Lillee - Australia
    Alec Bedser - England
    Bill O'Reilly - Australia
    Clarrie Grimmett - Australia
    12th man:
    Wally Hammond - England

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    Don Bradman was perhaps a better cricketer than me but that's easily the worst World XI I've ever seen from a respected commentator, and I think I'm not alone in this . And as it happens he didn't select Sunny.

    But yes you're right, some people (and almost all Indian fans) would put Gavaskar and Tendulkar in their all-time world XIs. I'm not sure I would.
    Last edited by zaremba; 04-05-2010 at 02:34 PM.

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