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  • Murali

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  • Warne

    9 19.57%
  • Saqlain

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Thread: Best ODI spinner::: Murli vs. Warne vs. Saqlain

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    Best ODI spinner::: Murli vs. Warne vs. Saqlain

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    Greatest ODI XI::: A Gilchrist, S Tendulkar, R Ponting*, V Richards, M Dhoni, M Bevan, S Pollock, W Akram, S Warne, J Garner, M Muralitharan, A Donald
    Reserves: A deVilliars, B Lara, R Hadlee, S Warne

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    Saqlain by a huge margin.
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    I think it is very close for mine. I just loved Saqlain's bowling in ODIs. The fastest to 100, 200, and had he played a bit more maybe even 300 wickets in ODIs. Murali of course had a phenomenal ER playing in a batsman dominated era and he had a long career too. Saqlain towards the end of his career was being found out quite easily.
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    Saqlain was of a slightly higher quality than either but not by enough to justify rating him ahead of Murali who has tremendous longevity in his side.

    However, I'd pick Saqi ahead of Murali in an AT XI as longevity is not something which comes in often while picking one for an AT XI.(Except in freak cases such as Bond or Asif)
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    Saqlain was awesome in ODI's but he had a short career.

    Murali was very good too ,but had a much much longer career.

    It is clear cut between these two for me ,and very very close ,but will go for Murali as he did it longer and in more varied conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Saqlain was awesome in ODI's but he had a short career.

    Murali was very good too ,but had a much much longer career.

    It is clear cut between these two for me ,and very very close ,but will go for Murali as he did it longer and in more varied conditions.
    Yup, longevity counts (especially when itís sustained excellence that goes along with that longevity). Murali for me, just ahead of Saqi.

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    Quite like the look of this Murli fellow.
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    Voted Saqlain because for me longevity is overrated.

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    Voted Murali. But dmn Saqlain was good. Warne (IMO) not in the contest

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    Murali because Saqlain didn't do anything post-2003-ish.
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    Each has their strengths and weaknesses.

    I'd want Warne for big games - reckon he's far more likely to get you big hauls against the best teams on the biggest stages.

    Saqlain's got better stats but was also more prone to going missing when it mattered most.

    Murali's in the middle - has a more consistent, complete record than Saqlain and Warne, but doesn't quite have Warne's big game prowess.

    Saqlain's the best statistically, and is probably the one I'd pick in my all time XI - but he's the one I'd least want for a World Cup final.
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    Murali>Saqlain>>>Warne
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    Tough selection with no clear winner.

    Do you select the spinner who will give you 18 years of the highest quality limited overs bowling? Then Murali.

    If selecting a spinner for an all-time XI and each spinner can only be selected based on who had the highest peak? Saqlain.

    Do you rate the spinner who will step up at the critical moment in the biggest ODI tournaments? Warne without doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    Tough selection with no clear winner.

    Do you select the spinner who will give you 18 years of the highest quality limited overs bowling? Then Murali.

    If selecting a spinner for an all-time XI and each spinner can only be selected based on who had the highest peak? Saqlain.

    Do you rate the spinner who will step up at the critical moment in the biggest ODI tournaments? Warne without doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TumTum View Post
    Voted Saqlain because for me longevity is overrated.
    Then I am guessing you rate Mendis higher than any of these 3, and Agarkar as better ODI bowler than McGrath?

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