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    Who would be your top 10 greatest Asian cricketers?

    Mine would be in order

    1)Murali - statistically the best,record holder for most wickets in tests and ODIs @ a very good average.
    2)Sachin/Imran Khan - former holds most major batting records + most test wins for an Asian,latter is a WC winning captain + Asia's best all-rounder
    4)Kapil Dev-WC winning captain and most successful Asian fast bowler in terms of wickets
    5)Wasim Akram-400+test wickets and 500+ ODI wickets
    6)Gavaskar-10k+runs,arguably best Asian batsman
    7)Dravid-same as Gavaskar
    8)Waqar-350+ test wickets and 400+ODI wickets
    9)Jayawardene-closing in on 10k test runs
    10)Kumble-600+test wickets and 300+ODI wickets

    Notable omissions - Aravinda,Sangakkara,Sehwag,Fazal Mahmood,Abdul Qadir,Jayasuriya and more..............
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    In terms of talent, it's hard to separate Sachin, Imran, Murali and Akram.

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    Imran
    Tendulkar
    Murali
    Akram
    Gavaskar
    Dev
    Miandad
    Waqar
    Dravid
    Aravinda

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    I wanted to include Mohammad brothers, Zaheer Abbas but didnt see them in action so couldnt add them...

    I also wanted to have Aravinda de Silva, Azharuddin, Ranatunga, Abdul Qadir but...so well these are my 10!

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Muralitharan
    Imran Khan
    Kapil Dev
    Wasim Akram
    Javed Miandad
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Anil Kumble
    Waqar Younis
    Rahul Dravid
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    Imran Khan
    Javed Miandad
    Mushtaq Ahmed
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    Yasir Arafat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra View Post
    Mine would be in order.
    You start a thread and chicken out of doing it yourself.

    So who is your number 2? Imran or Sachin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Farokh Engineer plus any 9 others
    Yeah, was gonnna say, he'd have to be there, surely. Imran, Kapil, Miandad, Tendulkar, Wasim, Dravid all good shouts. Murali of course.

    Shall try to compile a list which allows me to leave Gavaskar out tbh. Not a fan, great player though.
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    Richard Chee Quee being harshly treated too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Shall try to compile a list which allows me to leave Gavaskar out tbh. Not a fan, great player though.
    It's bizarre. He seems reasonable and considered in the comm box, but every so often writes or is quoted as having said something unbelieveably twatty.

    Will throw Lord Jardine of Mumbai's hat into the ring too.
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    Yeah, worth a shout.

    Should also be said, FIFA says Australia is part of Asia.

    Keith Miller, Don Bradman worth a shout

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    Going to go with blokes who actually represented one of the Asian nations - so no Ranji, Jardine etc.

    1. Imran Khan
    2. Sachin Tendulkar
    3. Muttiah Muralitharan
    4. Sunil Gavaskar
    5. Wasim Akram
    6. Kapil Dev
    7. Waqar Younis
    8. Javed Miandad
    9. Rahul Dravid
    10. Vijay Merchant

    A veritable plethora of genuinely great cricketers all there or thereabouts and unlucky to miss out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Richard Chee Quee being harshly treated too.
    Was gonna be my post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Richard Chee Quee being harshly treated too.
    A more interesting challenge would be to name the top 10 cricketers of an Asian background who don't play for an Asian team.

    Chee Quee surely number 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    A more interesting challenge would be to name the top 10 cricketers of an Asian background who don't play for an Asian team.

    Chee Quee surely number 1.
    Ever?

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