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  • Sachin

    4 11.11%
  • VVS Laxman

    9 25.00%
  • Rahul Dravid

    3 8.33%
  • Murali Vijay

    3 8.33%
  • AB De Villiers

    3 8.33%
  • Jacques Kallis

    1 2.78%
  • Hashim Amla

    2 5.56%
  • Ricky Ponting

    1 2.78%
  • Michael Clarke

    1 2.78%
  • Ian Bell

    1 2.78%
  • Kumar Sangakarra

    7 19.44%
  • Mahela Jayawardene

    1 2.78%
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    Most Attractive Test cricketer

    Out of currently active test cricketers, who displays the most attractive style of play?
    All Time Test XI:

    Openers: S.Gavaskar V.Sehwag Middle Order: V.Richards S.Tendulkar B.Lara All Rounders: G.Sobers I Khan (C) WK: A.Gilchrist Bowlers: W.Akram M.Marshall M.Muralitharan

    All Time ODI XI:

    WK: A.Gilchrist S.Tendulkar V.Richards R. Ponting M. Dhoni M. Bevan Allrounder: K.Dev Bowlers: W.Akram J. Garner M.Muralitharan G. McGrath

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    Lol I first thought this was about the most good looking test player.

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    awta. Btw you might want to delete the two other threads you've made about this.

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    Yeah so did I

    For me, in terms of style (and at their peak obviously):

    Clarke
    Ponting
    Laxman
    Jayawardene
    ABdV
    Amla
    Tendulkar
    Sangakkara
    Dravid
    Kallis
    Vijay
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    perhaps moyo and martyn should also be in the list.

    in terms of the pure poetry of arcs and wristwork it was between laxman and amla for me. closely followed by moyo, martyn, jayawardene and lara.

    in terms of compact classical batsmanship allied to inventive or/and brutal strokeplay, it is tendulkar, marginally ahead of kallis.

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    Laxman for me, produces his most sublime strokeplay in the tightest of situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hang on View Post
    perhaps moyo and martyn should also be in the list.

    in terms of the pure poetry of arcs and wristwork it was between laxman and amla for me. closely followed by moyo, martyn, jayawardene and lara.

    in terms of compact classical batsmanship allied to inventive or/and brutal strokeplay, it is tendulkar, marginally ahead of kallis.
    Well, if we're look at past players, Mark Waugh should be there too. Don't think we are though.

    EDIT: Obviously there's a lot of national bias - more in the fact that I grew up watching Ponting and started paying attention to Clarke when I started to watch every single ball of Tests - but Laxman is a bloody good choice to win this.
    Last edited by Spark; 17-03-2011 at 01:00 AM.

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    I may just be biased , but Martin Guptill driving down the ground off the front foot is right up there amongst current players.

    Also I may be unpopular saying this, but I've never found Tendulkar that great in terms of the attractiveness of his strokeplay.... perhaps it's because he's so short.
    Last edited by Zinzan; 17-03-2011 at 02:14 AM.

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    yes, waugh, too, though i rate martyn as more attractive.

    should have realised that this is a current only players though not sure where moyo would fit. has he retired...er...irrevocably?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    I may just be biased , but Martin Guptill driving down the ground off the front foot is right up there amongst current players.

    Also I may be unpopular saying this, but I've never found Tendulkar that great in terms of the attractiveness of his strokeplay.... perhaps it's because he's so short.
    I feel the same, oddly. It's just a feeling I have (often when it comes to style it often is). Not that he's unattractive to watch, he's great to watch. He's just not anywhere near as stylistically attractive to me as he is good.
    Last edited by Spark; 17-03-2011 at 03:08 AM.

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    Sangakkara, Amla and Laxman now

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    I hate watching Amla, skinny version of Sehwag.

    In form Rahul Dravid and Mohd. Yousuf for me.

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    Why isn't Chanderpaul included in this poll?

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    Oversights from the poll:

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    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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