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    Chris Cairns vs Shane Watson

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    I reckon Cairns would take Watson. I bet Shane is a big pansy at heart.

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    "He is big, but soft."

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    Cairns definitely looked like a bloke who could handle himself, I agree.

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    Chris Cairns...
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    Not a big fan of his, but I reckon Watson is the better player of the two. Can be a pretty decent top order bat and more than handy with the ball. Still, he has a lot more left to prove.
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    Chris Cairns in every way at every level of the game. They've had eerily similar paths, though.

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    This had to be a gee up! Watson easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
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    Cairns - late 90's/early 2000's that guy was a fantastic bowler despite the fact his body was packing in in so many ways. The way he ripped up the West Indies in Hamilton in 99 was magnificent.

    And the way sheer anticipation when he came to the crease to bat - what a shame that he didn't play more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Chris Cairns in every way at every level of the game. They've had eerily similar paths, though.
    Tend to disagree tbh. Too early to judge Watto in Tests, obviously, but in ODIs Watson has freakishly good figures. Over 40 with the bat and under 30 with the ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezroy View Post
    Cairns - late 90's/early 2000's that guy was a fantastic bowler despite the fact his body was packing in in so many ways. The way he ripped up the West Indies in Hamilton in 99 was magnificent.

    And the way sheer anticipation when he came to the crease to bat - what a shame that he didn't play more.
    Indeed. People forget how superb Cairns was during the late 90s - early 2000s. He was comparable or even slightly better than Flintoff during his 2000s era peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezroy View Post
    Cairns - late 90's/early 2000's that guy was a fantastic bowler despite the fact his body was packing in in so many ways. The way he ripped up the West Indies in Hamilton in 99 was magnificent.

    And the way sheer anticipation when he came to the crease to bat - what a shame that he didn't play more.
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