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    How FLAWED is Warne's list of 100 greatest cricketers?

    Apologies if this question has already been discussed in history.

    But still....Waqar Younis at 31, Donald at 36 and Steve Waugh at 26
    These folks are once in generation batsmen/bowlers.

    Some shocking inclusions are - Merv Hughes at 18, Graham Gooch at 14and Sangakkara at 23! And he's been very biased towards Victoria players.

    He bowls a good leg-break, but certainly can't decide a list of great players.

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    it is a very subjective list and how good the players were from his perspective.

    Can't see much fault in it if you see it from that perspective.

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    I think it's supposed to be his favourite cricketers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    it is a very subjective list and how good the players were from his perspective.

    Can't see much fault in it if you see it from that perspective.


    The book was pretty awful reading though. I ordered it from Amazon recently
    He has mostly rated players on the basis of their performances against Australia.

    As if performing against Australia is all what matters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inswing@95mph View Post
    He has mostly rated players on the basis of their performances against Australia.

    As if performing against Australia is all what matters.
    That's the only time he saw them

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    That's the only time he saw them
    Haha, reckon Warne would never have watched other teams play. CBF, don't care.

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    FWIW, Gooch was the only Englishman for a long time who had any idea how to deal with Warne.

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    Inzamam wasn't even on his list... that was shocking considering that he was one of the best from his era..at least the best representing pakistan.. others weren't as shocking..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inswing@95mph View Post
    Apologies if this question has already been discussed in history.

    But still....Waqar Younis at 31, Donald at 36 and Steve Waugh at 26
    These folks are once in generation batsmen/bowlers.

    Some shocking inclusions are - Merv Hughes at 18, Graham Gooch at 14and Sangakkara at 23! And he's been very biased towards Victoria players.

    He bowls a good leg-break, but certainly can't decide a list of great players.
    Donald and Younis sucked against Australia (comparatively) and it was a personality clash between him and Waugh so can't say I am surprised. As you say, it is more a friends list than anything else.
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    Shocking list, can't believe hes got Gooch as low down as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronK View Post
    Inzamam wasn't even on his list... that was shocking considering that he was one of the best from his era..at least the best representing pakistan.. others weren't as shocking..
    Warne not rating Inzamam is hardly a shock. Mediocre record against Australia and Warne performed well against him.

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    why did the poster get banned?

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    Warne, like he always does, simply used this list to air agendas he held against certain players. Do not respect anything he says about other cricket people.
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    Inswing @ 95mph would be ****ing difficult to bat against itbt

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    I'm pretty sure that this list was at least 95% subjective.
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