View Poll Results: Greatest All-Rounder including captaincy

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  • WW Armstrong

    2 4.55%
  • R. Benaud

    2 4.55%
  • A. Border

    0 0%
  • T. Goddard

    0 0%
  • WG Grace

    0 0%
  • T. Greig

    0 0%
  • W. Hammond

    0 0%
  • R. Illingworth

    0 0%
  • Imran Khan

    34 77.27%
  • G. Sobers

    2 4.55%
  • S. Waugh

    2 4.55%
  • Other - please specify

    2 4.55%
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Thread: Greatest All-rounder if captaincy were to be included

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    Greatest All-rounder if captaincy were to be included

    Which of the following is the greatest All-Rounder if captaincy were to be considered.

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    Khan..........Imran Khan
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    Almost has to be Imran doesn't it?
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    Bats well, bowls well captains well. Has to be Imran I guess. Armstrong is a very underrated candidate IMO.
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    Haha.

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    lol at the results. 10 for Imran, none for anyone else.

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    Think captaining Pakistan so successfully derserves infinite kudos, tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Think captaining Pakistan so successfully derserves infinite kudos, tbh.
    This.

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    Seeing the current state of Pakistani cricket makes you appreciate that even more.
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    Sad to see Both omitted from the poll, had to vote for Richie on the grounds that Imran plainly doesn't deserve a 12-nil lead, fine player for my county though he may have been (on those occasions when he deigned to turn up)

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    Armstrong. Aussie cricket then was as dysfunctional as Pakistani cricket in Imran's time. Armstrong averaged near forty with the bat pre-WW1, and was a very effective leg spinner as well. Plus he had an 80% winning record as captain and drew the other 20%. He never lost a test as skipper and should have captained a lot more but was constantly fighting with the fairly incompetent board of control who hated him. Led one of only two Ashes whitewashes as well.
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    Vettori.

    Though I suppose only captaincy counts, not coaching, selecting, driving the team bus, cooking dinner, parenting Southee and Williamson, dragging Ryder to hospital for stomach pumping, making the team lunch, splitting the firewood, fixing the car, building the shed, cleaning the gutters, making the drinks, rolling the pitch, being the psychologist, being the nutritionist, helping the players with their homework, running NZC, running a top secret spy network, lollin' at Aamer, buying Greatbatch pies and tolerating the rest of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Armstrong. Aussie cricket then was as dysfunctional as Pakistani cricket in Imran's time. Armstrong averaged near forty with the bat pre-WW1, and was a very effective leg spinner as well. Plus he had an 80% winning record as captain and drew the other 20%. He never lost a test as skipper and should have captained a lot more but was constantly fighting with the fairly incompetent board of control who hated him. Led one of only two Ashes whitewashes as well.
    A true allrounder, the Big Ship. Also played in a VFL grand final for South Melbourne.

    Mind you, Wally Hammond (Brizzle Rovers) & Beefy (S****horpe) also played professional football.

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    Keith Miller played in the VFL as well. Bloody freaks.

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