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    Is Michael Clarke the best captain around?

    So, so refreshing to see a captain who has the audacity to declare with the game in the balance. He needn't have done it with the series on the line. He could have just let the game peter out to a draw. Other captains like Strauss and Smith would have kept batting and not declared at all. Thoughts?

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    Its refreshing but aggressive is not always necessarily the right option. I like it personally though

    If it hadn't rained today and West Indies somehow chased that score down Clarke would probably get a massive beatdown in the media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NasserFan207 View Post
    Its refreshing but aggressive is not always necessarily the right option. I like it personally though

    If it hadn't rained today and West Indies somehow chased that score down Clarke would probably get a massive beatdown in the media.
    The probability of West Indies chasing down that total = the probability of Sachin doubling his centuries tally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gashti View Post
    The probability of West Indies chasing down that total = the probability of Sachin doubling his centuries tally.
    If your so sure of that then it hardly counts as an aggressive declaration

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    Quote Originally Posted by NasserFan207 View Post
    If your so sure of that then it hardly counts as an aggressive declaration
    It's all relative though. A Stephen Waugh may have declared an hour earlier than Clarke. I'm only saying no other current captain would have the guts to declare. That probably makes him the most aggressive captain at this point. Whether that also makes him the best is up for debate.

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    I think Clarke made all the right moves when declaring but unless he was the only person in the Carribean that didnt know the weather forecast his declaration was not that courageous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gashti View Post
    It's all relative though. A Stephen Waugh may have declared an hour earlier than Clarke. I'm only saying no other current captain would have the guts to declare. That probably makes him the most aggressive captain at this point. Whether that also makes him the best is up for debate.
    It's nothing to do with aggression to make a declaration like that. It's stupidity. The other captains aren't dumb enough to make such a ludicrous declaration that screws your own side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNT View Post
    I think Clarke made all the right moves when declaring but unless he was the only person in the Carribean that didnt know the weather forecast his declaration was not that courageous.
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    It's nothing to do with aggression to make a declaration like that. It's stupidity. The other captains aren't dumb enough to make such a ludicrous declaration that screws your own side.
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    Between him and Mahelaaaaaaaa IMO.
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    Mahela's pretty average IMO

    At the moment I'd say Clarke TBH but lets not kid ourselves into saying that at this moment in time we've got a wide bay of intuitive captains going round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    Mahela's pretty average IMO
    Mahela isn't what I'd call the "average" captain by any stretch (yes I realise you were using "average" as a put-down, but it annoys me when people use "average" and "ordinary" as if it means bad).

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