"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
Trevor Bailey, only voted for him because I didn't want to do so for Viv or Waugh.
RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012
Proudly supporting the #2 cricketer of all time.
Since he's got a solid lead here, Barnacle gets a reprieve.
To salve Fred's conscience a bit, I found a Telegraph anti-obituary where he's slightly more of a **** than commonly averred. Features beamers, youthful stroppiness and active disappointment at not being part of the leg-theory age.
"The Australian cricket captain is the Prime Minister Australia wishes it had. Steve Waugh is that man, Michael Clarke is not." - Jarrod Kimber
RIP Fardin Qayyumi and Craig Walsh - true icons of CricketWeb.
Battle of the Infamous: The Sinister 16
1. Salman Butt
2. Johan Botha
3. The Hon. W. G. Grace
4. Shahid Afridi
5. Sir Ian Botham
6. Virat Kohli
7. Hansie Cronje
8. Harbhajan Singh
9. Sunil Gavaskar
10. Mohammad Asif
11. Javed Miandad
12. Roy Gilchrist
13. Ravi Shastri
14. Ricky Ponting
15. Salim Malik
16. Kevin Pietersen
Going to pad out some of the CVs, so first draw might be a while.
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Boyoboy - some heavy weights in there. And we only have 2 (a half) in there .... what's our chances?
Azharuddin was probably worse than all Indians in that list IMO. I know there are many match-fixers in that list, but India deserved to have a representative as well.
"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
Think Asif is going to win this one for sure.
How isn't Stuart Broad in this one? That petulant little brat threw the ball at a pakistani batsman I think and injured his hand. I smell some pommie favoritism
Have to say one of the reasons* why this Battle is much more fun than most on here is that nationalistic lines appear to have been ignored - I for one would be happy to acknowledge that Broad deserved a place on the starting grid (though I don't think he'd be worth a place in the last 16)
*main reason of course is the sterling and impartial efforts of LHC to make it entertaining
Indeed, LHC's taken a good concept and run with it extremely well to make it one of the better battles on CW.
Morgie's also done a great job in the BotTMatches.
Sloppy factchecking tho, 99.94% sure this wrong:
I'm pretty sure it's never been possible to get an LBW decision when a ball has pitched outside leg, has it?Originally Posted by Simon Briggs in the Torygraph
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
According to wikipedia the earliest drafts of the law emphasised the batsman being given out only if the ball was "straight", which was later changed to wicket-to-wicket, and it wasn't until 1937 that you could be given out with a ball that pitched outside off.
I'm always suspicious of shops that sell bait.
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