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    Wise men of cricket

    We must needs heed the opinions of cricket sages, whether a Cardus, a Woodcock, a Benaud or even a Guha or a James, to form our own. Corporal and temporal constraints and the small matter of having to earn a crust would have it this way, unfortunately.

    And so:
    Who are the wisemen whose cricketing opinions have influenced your own?
    Whose opinions do you consider worthy of noting at present?
    Of course, some pundits are quite capable of making sense on some issues while being complete 'buffoons' on others. Do any particularly egregious instances and culprits come to mind?
    In general, do topflight (ex)cricketers make better analysts of the game?

    Some examples and anecdotes would be most welcome, and are eagerly sought.

    Happy reminiscing...and feel free to be a wiseguy!

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    Osman Samiuddin
    Gideon Haigh
    R Mohan
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    to name a few

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    Guess which one I am

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    Getting back on topic:

    Peter Roebuck
    Gideon Haigh
    Christopher Martin-Jenkins
    Duncan Fletcher

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    Benaud, Haigh and Chappelli

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    I think Atherton deserves a mention here. Also Jonathan Agnew for me probably, since I've probably heard him talk more about cricket than anyone.

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    Ian Chappell and Imran Khan.

    Imran because of the obvious Pakistani thing,and Chappell since my earliest memories of cricket have him as the analyst/commentator.

    Tim De Leslie deserves a mention here too.
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    tim de lisle, u mean, salman. yep, he was good.

    i have found cozier to be enlightening, and i have always been fond of woodcock, even though he has had a few regrettable moments of hysterical overstatement. true pity that cmj could never fill the great man's boots, despite his admirable attempts at pomposity, something that i am quite a connoisseur of, btw!

    don't think much of atherton, unfortunately, though i must be in the minority regarding that.

    do like benaud, of course. love the 12th man tapes, too!
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