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  • SK Warne

    8 12.90%
  • Glenn McGrath

    8 12.90%
  • Ian Botham

    1 1.61%
  • RIchard Hadlee

    3 4.84%
  • Adam Gilchrist

    0 0%
  • Ricky Ponting

    0 0%
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    11 17.74%
  • Imran Khan

    14 22.58%
  • Muttiah Muralitharan

    1 1.61%
  • Sir IVA Richards

    6 9.68%
  • BC Lara

    2 3.23%
  • Jacques Kallis

    8 12.90%
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    17 is far too young to have babies, in any case.

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    I will tend to favour the pace bowler in these type of polls. McGrath the best of the lot, had Marshall been available I would select him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    That is a very good question. For some reason I could recall Ambrose but not Macko. Is there a way to add him in now????
    I think a mod can.
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    Among this lot, for me atm:

    Hadlee>Tendulkar>Muralitharan>Gilchrist>Imran>McGr ath>Botham>Kallis>Richards>Lara>Warne>Ponting

    However, nothing to choose between the top 5 for me. The order among teh top 5 could be completely opposite some other day, depending on my mood.
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    I miss Marshall, Ambrose, G Chappel, Lillee, Kapil and Donald in that set. But Imran is an easy choice for me. The given players stack up like this for me:

    Imran > Murali > Viv Richards > Hadlee > Tendulkar > Warne > Botham> McGrath > Lara > Kallis > Ponting > Gilchrist

    I am kinda confused about Kallis after all the love for him (quite justified tbf) in CW, and also about Gilchrist who tends to get rated highly for his wicket keeping - batsman combination, but I am somewhat unsure if I can meaningfully add the two and compare with others. He still makes it to my all time world XI though (unless I decide to represent 9 different test nations by including Andy Flower)

    And what's with the OTT McGrath love? All else may be subjective but he can't be better than Imran and Hadlee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Among this lot, for me atm:

    Hadlee>Tendulkar>Muralitharan>Gilchrist>Imran>McGr ath>Botham>Kallis>Richards>Lara>Warne>Ponting

    However, nothing to choose between the top 5 for me. The order among teh top 5 could be completely opposite some other day, depending on my mood.
    I quite like the fact that you rate Hadlee so high. Such a supergun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    I miss Marshall, Ambrose, G Chappel, Lillee, Kapil and Donald in that set. But Imran is an easy choice for me. The given players stack up like this for me:
    Lillee and Chappell both retired in January 1984, so I don't think they really played enough of the period in question to rate here - particularly when you consider that Lillee's performances declined substantially from 1982 onwards (only 34 wickets in his last 11 Tests).

    With you on Ambrose and Kapil for sure. Donald possibly, though I reckon I'd personally have Wasim, Border and S Waugh all there before him.
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    Personally, I don't think anyone except Kallis, Imran, Hadlee and S. Pollock belongs to this debate.

    However, Since people are suggesting specialists, Get Waqar in, IMO.

    Aaprt from that, Shaun Pollock is the glaring omission. 400 wickets @ 23 is as good or negligibly worse than pretty much any other pacer on the list and then the bat comes in. While It is often pointed out that McG deserves extra credit for doing his thing through the 00s too, Pollock most certainly does too, IMO. Despite being done with the peak of his career, He still averages 24(?) in the 00s.
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    Can any of the mods please add Malcolm Marshall to the poll list??? Do I pm them??

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    Nah don't add a player to the poll after people have voted. It screws up the results.

    Just leave it. It isn't a list of the greatest, it's justa list of players you chose. Plenty of great cricketers missing on that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Nah don't add a player to the poll after people have voted. It screws up the results.

    Just leave it. It isn't a list of the greatest, it's justa list of players you chose. Plenty of great cricketers missing on that list.
    AWTA Now I think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    I quite like the fact that you rate Hadlee so high. Such a supergun!
    Played for an average team and with a junk bowling lineup...had superlative performances in all corners of the world, against all opponents...took many wickets, gave away the least runs without ANY support from the other end...never shied away from bowling too many overs in unhelpful conditions...always gave his best for the team, be it in a test match against the best opponent, or an ODI with the lightest....had McGrath's line-and-length coupled with more pace, slightly better outswinger and much better inswinger...almost always troubled the best of batsmen he bowled to...added value as a hard-working batsman in an average batting lineup...didn't sleep with Liz Hurley or 'have jaws like Greek Gods' though...but I'm not a Hollywood director searching for the protagonist for my next project either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    ...didn't sleep with Liz Hurley or 'have jaws like Greek Gods' though...but I'm not a Hollywood director searching for the protagonist for my next project either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Nah don't add a player to the poll after people have voted. It screws up the results.

    Just leave it. It isn't a list of the greatest, it's justa list of players you chose. Plenty of great cricketers missing on that list.
    agreed

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