View Poll Results: How long will South Africa be no.1 for?

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  • Less than 8 months. They'll mess it up this summer

    6 18.18%
  • Between 8 months and two years, as the top three or so are likely to keep rotating.

    17 51.52%
  • Between two and five years. Thet're a great side but someone will mount a challenge before long.

    7 21.21%
  • Five years or more. They're going to rule and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

    3 9.09%
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    How long will South Africa be no.1 for?

    Same topic new team... Eta fail at editing. Should read SA in the poll.
    Last edited by Valer; 20-08-2012 at 10:58 AM.

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    If we win 4-0 in India do we reclaim our rightful place on top?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    If we win 4-0 in India do we reclaim our rightful place on top?
    Depends on the AUS vs SA results. Need Australia to atleast draw and not win 3-0.

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    Re thread title:

    Longer than England.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    If we win 4-0 in India do we reclaim our rightful place on top?
    Any doubts regarding what will happen after any future series:

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    Difficult to predict really. A lot depends on the series against Australia and how England do in India.

    I'd guess about a year at the top.
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    South Africa appears to have greater potential for permanence in excellent batting standards than either the Indian or English No. 1 sides. That's a pretty key factor.

    Apart from that, Steyn and Philander seem pretty unstoppable, Morkel's a ****ing good bowler to have as your third and Tahir is someone who is not a good bowler but within that standard of crapness is the best type of bowler SA can have considering their bowling attack. He's much better off than a Paul Harris type who can keep darting away, Add Kallis and you have the best bowling attack in the world.

    So, I reckon they have the best batting and bowling in the world with people like Steyn and Kallis who are proven guns in all types of conditions. Only South Africa can stop South Africa from being number one for the next 2-3 years, to be honest.
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    IIRC SA were crowned No. 1 before India's 2 year dominance, they couldn't stay there for more than a month. Who knows we might see Australia (yet again) or Pakistan (first in their cricketing history) ranked no. 1 very soon.

    IMO ENG will slide further down due to Strauss, he should realize its not form but rapid decline. and that Bresnan guy is way way overrated, Finn should be permanent.

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    A lot will depend on how they go at home, the past 3 years or so has only seen them win one series but they do seem to do better abroad.

    Haven't got a clue tbh, could get knocked off quickly or could last a couple of years, will heavily depend on the form of England, Australia & India in the next year.

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    It will probably be 8-24 months. That's how long India and England held the title for.

    That being said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Australia are number 1 in 4 months time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    It will probably be 8-24 months. That's how long India and England held the title for.

    That being said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Australia are number 1 in 4 months time.
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    I said less than 8 months but they always find a way to **** up these types of situations. Maybe Kirsten can change that but it's still unproven.

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    In a sick kinda way I could live with the Aussies going top if it meant we could take the spot off them in next year's Ashes

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    south africa won't last at the top for more than a year

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