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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Jayasuriya's fielding was good too which is why i only included Ponting's captaincy in the equation.
    Jayasurya was a captain too

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    Jayasurya was a captain too
    yeah but his captaincy left a lot to be desired and there is a marked difference in their captaincy and not in their fielding IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    Jayasurya was a good fielder too
    He was good, but you're not comparing him as a fielder to Ponting are you? Seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    Both great players. Personally if i were to choose either Jayasuria or Ponting it would be the latter. You could build a whole team around this guy and he could lead it.
    This.. pretty close, but Ponting for me. Top 5 ODI batsman of all time, and one of the best ODI captains and fielders of all time. Both top 10 ODI cricketers of all time IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazaholeec View Post
    Asinine thread.SJs average is 32 compared to Ricks 45 odd.Ricky has 3 WCs to his name to SJs 1 and captained in 2 of them.Much better fielder also.No contest tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    How did this bloke get banned after just one post?
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    Jayasuriya.

    For me,he will always be the one who revolutionaized ODI batting.There were others who did the same thing before and after his time,but none did it better than an inform Sanath.You knew that after the 1996WC,the first 15 overs of a match would never be the same.That has to be credit to him,more than anyone else.

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    Always thought it was Kalu who was the one who started it, in 1995. Jayasuriya took a backseat for while until he finally cut loose in that WC. Kalu was brilliant in 1995/96 in Australia, left Sanath in the dust.
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    Yeah same. Do remember Jayasuriya being touted in the early days as a decent hitter but more in the fashion of a bloke who could do it in the happy hour rather than the first 15. Reckon they realised after a while he was more useful going for broke following Kalu's lead with DeSilva/Ranatunga/Mahanama pushing the score past 300 with minimal risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    Jayasuriya.

    For me,he will always be the one who revolutionaized ODI batting.There were others who did the same thing before and after his time,but none did it better than an inform Sanath.You knew that after the 1996WC,the first 15 overs of a match would never be the same.That has to be credit to him,more than anyone else.
    It's also interesting to note how huge a step was Jayasuriya's aggressive batting in 96 WC for SL cricket. They became a world beater from a minnow overnight! I remember how I though of SL before and after the 96 world cup was poles apart. I know there were others who deserve credit for that transformation. Arguably, De Silva's contribution was even bigger in SL's WC campaign. But it was Jayasuriya's destructive batting that left an enduring image in everyone's mind.

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    Jayasurya by a mile is the better cricketer. I think he started out as a bowler and became one of the best one day batsmen for a brief period even. His record since moving up the order is pretty good and add to that those wickets at a good eco rate and a bullet throw from the outfield and you've almost the complete ODI allrounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    Jayasurya by a mile is the better cricketer. I think he started out as a bowler and became one of the best one day batsmen for a brief period even. His record since moving up the order is pretty good and add to that those wickets at a good eco rate and a bullet throw from the outfield and you've almost the complete ODI allrounder.
    This.. But Ponting is very much an all timer too, as a batsman and a fielder and while I don't really think his ODI captaincy is as flash as some others make out here, there is no doubt he is very good as an ODI captain by international standards (dont rate his as the best, but that is not the point here)... So it is a tough one to call.. I will probably have Ponting ahead of Jayasuriya in my World XI for ODIs but that is only because I like to have Sachin and Gilly/Lara opening and therefore can't fit in Jayasuriya..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    It's also interesting to note how huge a step was Jayasuriya's aggressive batting in 96 WC for SL cricket. They became a world beater from a minnow overnight! I remember how I though of SL before and after the 96 world cup was poles apart. I know there were others who deserve credit for that transformation. Arguably, De Silva's contribution was even bigger in SL's WC campaign. But it was Jayasuriya's destructive batting that left an enduring image in everyone's mind.
    Exactly.I don't remember Sri Lanka being touted amongst the favourites to win the 96 edition before the tournament started,but after that they were a force to reckon with.Before the WC,a match against Srilanka was supposed to be a whipping exhibition for the opposition.I was never 'scared' of Srilanka.But after they became champions,they were up there with South Africa as the team i wanted to avoid most in any competition.

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    Sanath was a fantastic player...but: top 5 batsman of all-time, arguably the greatest ODI captain of all time and in the top handful of fielders of all-time. Jayasuriya's bowling just doesn't make enough ground for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Jayasuriya's fielding was good too which is why i only included Ponting's captaincy in the equation.
    Jayasuriya was a good fieldsman but Ponting was a great fieldsman. He would have to be in contention for the best fieldsman of the modern era, certainly in the top 5. In no way was their fielding equal.

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