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    Trevor Bailey, only voted for him because I didn't want to do so for Viv or Waugh.
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    Think Asif is going to win this one for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    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.
    fear not, the indians on the list are plenty ****y enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    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.
    Who won the Azhar battle?

    EDIT: Looks like Gilchrist. In most other battles Azhar would've cruised.
    Last edited by morgieb; 04-01-2013 at 04:35 AM.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apo View Post
    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
    Possibly because you didn't nominate him?

    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    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.
    As the article says he was really just more of a pragmatist than a romantic and that does not necessarily a **** make. Although deliberately bowling beamers does definitely crossed the border into the realms of ****ishness, he at least had enough about him to own up to what is (IMHO, obz) a fairly common but largely unacknowledged practice.

    Sloppy factchecking tho, 99.94% sure this wrong:

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Briggs in the Torygraph
    In the wake of Jardine’s ‘Bodyline’ assault - which involved a short-pitched attack at the batsman’s chest and head - lbw was declared impossible against balls that pitched outside leg stump.
    I'm pretty sure it's never been possible to get an LBW decision when a ball has pitched outside leg, has it?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post

    I'm pretty sure it's never been possible to get an LBW decision when a ball has pitched outside leg, has it?
    No it hasn't, remarkable gaffe from the torygraph, let's hope they are all distracted as they have some inside knowledge and are all busy preparing the iron haradan's obituary

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