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    one shot, one player

    nope, not something out of the red book for when they've contrived to lose from ridiculously strong positions.

    it's about the main batting strokes, and the men who play them best:

    forward defense
    backfoot defense
    cut
    latecut
    squarecut
    uppercut
    squaredrive
    coverdrive (front foot)
    coverdrive (back foot)
    u get the jist......

    feel free to choose whichever shots u prefer, but remember that u can only pick one name per shot. and u need to have seen the batsman.

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    One of them is easy.

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    to get things rolling....

    straight drive - gavaskar
    hook - richards
    on drive - chappell
    backfoot coverdrive - tendulkar
    cover drive - martyn
    square drive to the spinners - lara
    uppercut - tendulkar
    lofted flick - richards
    all shots with little foot movement - sobers (mostly seen on tape, not live)

    more to follow...

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    Late cut would have surely have to be Martyn.
    Cover drive is stupidly hard. Do I go for technical perfection, or aesthetic quality?


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    that is upto u, spark.

    or u could break it up into backfoot, frontfoot, off a spinner, off a fastbowler, even left handed, right handed.

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    Straight drive and little flick off the pads (to fast bowlers) - Tendulkar
    Pull - Ponting
    Ondrive (and general flicks to the legside) against spinners - VVS Laxman
    Backfoot defense - Dravid
    Frontfoot defense - Kallis
    Coverdrive - Kallis/Sangakkara
    Square cut - Steve Waugh
    Lofted shots down the ground to spinners - Brian Lara
    Last edited by vcs; 21-02-2011 at 12:39 AM.

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    Well, off the fast bowlers is what I meant.

    Technical perfection is Tendulkar without a doubt. Balance, timing and the rest. Aesthetic quality - Clarke. 09 Ashes.
    Tendulkar also claims the on-drive and leg-glance too, through timing.

    EDIT: This obviously is only who I've seen, which doesn't include for obvious reasons the greats of the early 90s and 80s.
    Last edited by Spark; 21-02-2011 at 12:43 AM.

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    off the top of my head, the great cover drivers (front foot) i have seen are:

    richards
    kallis
    gavaskar
    martyn
    laxman
    tendulkar
    vaughan
    abbas
    hussey
    jayawardene
    sangakkara

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Straight drive and little flick off the pads (to fast bowlers) - Tendulkar
    Pull - Ponting
    Ondrive (and general flicks to the legside) against spinners - VVS Laxman
    Backfoot defense - Dravid
    Frontfoot defense - Kallis
    Coverdrive - Kallis/Sangakkara
    Square cut - Steve Waugh
    Lofted shots down the ground to spinners - Brian Lara
    Steve Waugh's more a back foot drive IMO. /hairsplitting.

    Mark Waugh's clip off the pads was a thing of beauty too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hang on View Post
    off the top of my head, the great cover drivers (front foot) i have seen are:

    richards
    kallis
    gavaskar
    martyn
    laxman
    tendulkar
    vaughan
    abbas
    hussey
    jayawardene
    sangakkara
    Greg Chappell too.

    Edit: good thread btw.
    Last edited by Burgey; 21-02-2011 at 12:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Steve Waugh's more a back foot drive IMO. /hairsplitting.

    Mark Waugh's clip off the pads was a thing of beauty too.
    Good shout, forgotten about him somehow.

    Front foot square drive on the up - Ponting. In fact most drives on the up - Ponting. Between that and his pull shot, he was a true joy to watch.
    Last edited by Spark; 21-02-2011 at 12:42 AM.

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    Laxman doesn't have a great front foot cover-drive against pace bowlers, he's a bit slow to get forward.

    Vaughan is a great shout, very good batsman to watch from an aesthetic and technical point of view.

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    chappell's on drives were his speciality, burgey. the best ondriver i have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Laxman doesn't have a great front foot cover-drive against pace bowlers, he's a bit slow to get forward.

    Vaughan is a great shout, very good batsman to watch from an aesthetic and technical point of view.
    Stunning player to watch in the 02/03 Ashes. Thought he would be destined for much bigger and better things (and he was, just not in the way I thought )

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    02 - 03 ashes.

    can't help myself! sorry.

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