View Poll Results: Who are the two best opening bowlers of the Tendulkar era?

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  • Bond

    10 20.41%
  • McGrath

    35 71.43%
  • Lee

    3 6.12%
  • Akram

    31 63.27%
  • Bracken

    0 0%
  • Malinga

    0 0%
  • Ntini

    0 0%
  • Pollock

    2 4.08%
  • Waqar

    2 4.08%
  • Gough

    0 0%
  • Mills

    0 0%
  • Fleming

    0 0%
  • Ambrose

    10 20.41%
  • Pathan

    1 2.04%
  • Agarkar

    2 4.08%
  • Prabhakar

    0 0%
  • Akhthar

    0 0%
  • Vaas

    0 0%
  • DeVilliers

    1 2.04%
  • Zaheer

    0 0%
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Thread: Poll 1: Opening bowlers for the Best ODI XI from the Tendulkar Era

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    Oh and McGrath and Ambrose for me.

    Wasim can be first change.

    **** you Burgey don't care if you said it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Yeah, I was thinking Test cricket, see comments in other thread
    So was I tbh!
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    Old blokes not knowing what is going on shocker.

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    Sure, I don't agree with Bagapath's criteria for short-listing at all...I think Donald should definitely have been on this list, and Lara in the opening batsmen's one.

    But I have decided to vote for Ambrose and Wasim. I shall use someone like McGrath as the first change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Bowling stats in ODIs are so hard to make proper conclusions about. Even compared to Test stats, which are flawed at the best of times, number-cruching for the pyjama cricket leaves a lot to be desired......

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    Howe's post an absolute gem; influenced how I voted, so went with who I saw a lot of (Bond & Lee). Would have McGrath first change.

    Never saw a lot of Akram or Ambrose (just replays/clips).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Howe's post an absolute gem; influenced how I voted, so went with who I saw a lot of (Bond & Lee). Would have McGrath first change.

    Never saw a lot of Akram or Ambrose (just replays/clips).

    Is the Mills in the list Kyle Mills?
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    Went with Lee and McGrath. McGrath was the automatic choice.

    I considered Bond, but he really wasn't on the park enough.

    I considered Wasim, but I'd much rather him as my third seamer using the slightly older ball.

    Donald wasn't available.

    Which leaves Brett Lee, who was an absolute gun of an ODI bowler. Vastly underrated with the white ball (mainly because he wasn't great with the red ball).

    I'm happy to concede that McGrath, Wasim, Donald may be a better bowling combination than McGrath, Lee and Wasim.
    Last edited by stephen; 30-12-2012 at 08:34 PM. Reason: lol NUFAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    I'm happy to concede that McGrath, Wasim, Donald may be a better bowling combination than McGrath, Wasim, Donald.
    I think that they are equal.

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    Kyle Mills is a pretty good new ball bowler, quite underrated IMO.

    Not a lot of love for Bond here either. He was amazing with the new ball whenever I saw him.

    Went with Bond and McGrath.

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    Agarkar being stiffed here by the inclusion of good bowlers in the poll, it's an outrage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Sure, I don't agree with Bagapath's criteria for short-listing at all...I think Donald should definitely have been on this list, and Lara in the opening batsmen's one.

    But I have decided to vote for Ambrose and Wasim. I shall use someone like McGrath as the first change.
    Fair enough mate. But I reduced the min criteria from 100 to 75 because of your suggestion. 50 felt too less for a 23 year block.

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