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    Best batting shots

    May as well make a corresponding thread. Only players that I've seen, mind.

    Cover drive: Vaughan (especially in 2002-03 Ashes) or Lara
    On-drive: Ponting
    Straight drive: Tendulkar
    Back foot drive: Tendulkar
    Pull/hook: Ponting
    Cut: Sehwag
    Late cut: Dravid
    Clip off pads: Laxman
    Whomp over long-on: Gilchrist
    Whomp over long-off: Afridi
    Sweep: Lara
    Reverse sweep: Pietersen
    Slog sweep: Waugh
    Leg glance: Laxman
    General nurdling: Dravid or Bevan
    French cut: Panesar
    Edge to slips: Hughes/Atherton
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    I'll add a few to your list...

    Cover drive: Lara, M. Hussey, Greg Chappell
    On-drive: Ponting, Greg Chappell
    Straight drive: Tendulkar
    Back foot drive: Tendulkar
    Pull/hook: Ponting, V. Richards, Ian Chappell
    Cut: Sehwag, Gilchrist
    Late cut: Dravid
    Clip off pads: Laxman, Mark Waugh
    Whomp over long-on: Gilchrist
    Whomp over long-off: Afridi
    Sweep: Lara, Hayden
    Reverse sweep: Pietersen, Warner
    Slog sweep: Waugh
    Leg glance: Laxman, Mark Waugh
    General nurdling: Dravid or Bevan
    French cut: Panesar
    Edge to slips: Hughes/Atherton
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    Cover Drive: Kallis, Jayawardene or Bell for me from this era
    On-drive: Ponting/Sangakkara/Tendulkar
    Straight drive: Watson/Ponting
    Back foot drive: Martyn/Mo Yo/Amla
    Pull/Hook: Ponting
    Cut: Gilchrist/Lara
    Late cut: Sehwag/Lara
    Clip: VVS/Tendulkar/Smith

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    Ganguly in his prime was a veteran exponent of off side plays

    Also would like to add Viv Richards as best hitter of flat trajectory sixes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Back foot drive: Martyn
    Good call. I actually saw a back foot drive from Martyn in the 2004 Champions Trophy that in the slo-mo replay appeared to roll up his bat, roll back down and still go for four.

    Would have made Wally Hammond shoot his load IMO.

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    For forward defence - Jamie How and Sachin - in that order.

    The only player in the modern game who has really stood out to me for having mastered a shot more than others is ponting with his pull shot.
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    Hayden was absolutely lethal on the slog sweep. Just used to take balls way outside off and hammer them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    The only player in the modern game who has really stood out to me for having mastered a shot more than others is ponting with his pull shot.
    Dravid also has a severely underrated pull shot, but only gets the chance to use it about once a year.

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    Cover drive: Vaughan (especially in 2002-03 Ashes) or Lara. Atapattu and Kohli have nice cover drives too.
    On-drive: Ponting, Dravid
    Straight drive: Tendulkar, Amla
    Back foot drive: Tendulkar
    Pull/hook: Ponting - how could you forget Viv, Inzy and de Silva? Absolute beasts when it comes to playing short stuff.
    Cut: Sehwag, Damien Martyn
    Late cut: Dravid, Mahela
    Clip off pads: Laxman, Azhar may be!
    Whomp over long-on: Gilchrist
    Whomp over long-off: Afridi
    Sweep: Lara, Ranatunga
    Reverse sweep: Pietersen, Flower
    Slog sweep: Waugh
    Leg glance: Laxman
    General nurdling: Dravid or Bevan
    French cut: Panesar
    Edge to slips: Hughes/Atherton
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    Ross Taylor is quite lethal with his slog sweep, though he often gets out playing that shot too.

    Another one: helicopter shot - Dhoni

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    Tendulkar and his upper cut is right up there. No one even plays it other than him lol.

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    Reverse sweep - Andy Flower. He used play that shot often than any other batsman and rarely got out on that.

    Switch hit - KP, Warner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    Tendulkar and his upper cut is right up there. No one even plays it other than him lol.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iir9c6lGcmU
    Last edited by Trichromatic; 02-09-2012 at 12:09 AM.

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    All attacking shots - Barry Richards

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    All attacking shots - Barry Richards
    Beauty or effectiveness? (Guessing both)
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    Cut - Robin Smith
    Slog Sweep - Trescothick

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