View Poll Results: Who will open the batting for the Best XI from the Tendulkar Era?

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  • Tendulkar

    37 88.10%
  • Watson

    2 4.76%
  • Hayden

    1 2.38%
  • M.Waugh

    5 11.90%
  • Dilshan

    0 0%
  • Chanderpal

    0 0%
  • Kirsten

    1 2.38%
  • Ganguly

    0 0%
  • Gayle

    0 0%
  • Gambhir

    0 0%
  • Anwar

    8 19.05%
  • Knight

    1 2.38%
  • G. Smith

    1 2.38%
  • Strauss

    0 0%
  • Atapattu

    0 0%
  • Trescothick

    1 2.38%
  • Sehwag

    0 0%
  • Match fixer

    0 0%
  • Sehwag

    1 2.38%
  • Gilchrist

    18 42.86%
  • Gibbs

    0 0%
  • Tharanga

    0 0%
  • Astle

    0 0%
  • Campbell

    0 0%
  • Jayasuriya

    7 16.67%
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Thread: Poll 2: Opening batsmen for the Best ODI XI from the Tendulkar Era

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    I pick gilly as keeper but not opener

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    I vote for Campbell and Tahranga...Oops, Tendulkar and Lara I mean...Oh, Tharanga has taken Lara's place in the poll I see.

    Chuck it, I'll vote for Gilchrist and Tendulkar. I'll choose Dhoni later as a specialist no. 6 batsman (assuming Dhoni makes that poll ahead of Robin Singh and Mohammad Ashraful ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    gilly getting a little over rated here.....he was a good opener but as a wk bat he is below Dhoni for sure and as an opener below Anwar and Mark Waugh
    purely as an opener gilly is on par with anwar. i would even say he was a tad better. that kind of explosive batting which sets up match winning positions, only gilly produced so often

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    Code:
    Player	Span	Mat	Inns	NO	Runs	HS	Ave	BF	SR	100	50	0	
    
    SR Tendulkar 	344	340	23	15310	200*	48.29	17387	88.05	45	75	12	
    CH Gayle 	221	217	16	8184	153*	40.71	9647	84.83	20	44	19	
    ML Hayden 	148	147	14	5892	181*	44.30	7486	78.70	10	33	7	
    ME Waugh 	141	141	11	5729	173	44.06	7465	76.74	15	32	9	
    SC Ganguly 	242	236	16	9146	183	41.57	12428	73.59	19	58	13	
    G Kirsten	175	175	16	6647	188*	41.80	9199	72.25	13	45	10
    -Minimum 100 innings as opener
    -Average 40 +
    -Str rate 70 +

    Wonder why I did not pick Gayle ?
    Last edited by SJS; 30-12-2012 at 08:02 PM.


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    I went with Hayden to partner Sachin...although in hindsight should have picked someone more explosive like Gayle/Sanath/Gilly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    purely as an opener gilly is on par with anwar. i would even say he was a tad better. that kind of explosive batting which sets up match winning positions, only gilly produced so often
    errr...No

    Through the noughties Hayden was there too.

    Jayasuriya could also set up match winning positions and Anwar could build a better innings.

    Gilly did have the luxury of such an awesome middle order coming after him. His record could have been better.

    I think people are mixing his test match performances here
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    I went with Hayden to partner Sachin...although in hindsight should have picked someone more explosive like Gayle/Sanath/Gilly.
    I would have gone with Hayden too but for the fact that I wanted Gilchrist as the wicket keeper batsman and I thought, wrongly it appears, that since he batted almost exclusively as an opener, he may not be accepted at another spot in the batting order. If we were asked to name all 11 players together Irrespective of whether they batted at a particular spot or not, I too would open with Sachin's and Hayden with Gilchrist to boost the run rate in the latter part of the innings.

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    Even Mark Waugh is a great choice to partner Sachin. . . Or Amla for that matter. It would be a treat for the eyes to have Sachin and Mark Waugh batting together. A partnership feast for the Gods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    errr...No

    Through the noughties Hayden was there too.

    Jayasuriya could also set up match winning positions and Anwar could build a better innings.

    Gilly did have the luxury of such an awesome middle order coming after him. His record could have been better.

    I think people are mixing his test match performances here
    16 centuries. 97 SR. no one is better.
    Last edited by bagapath; 30-12-2012 at 11:29 PM.

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    dilshan a shout as opener, played 98 innings for an average of 43, strike rate 92, 13 centuries as opener. gayle also a good choice and gilchrist to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    It would be a treat for the eyes to have Sachin and Mark Waugh batting together.
    Sure, but Lara and Sachin batting together will be better for that purpose IMO..

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Sure, but Lara and Sachin batting together will be better for that purpose IMO..
    imo, Mark Waugh was the most, elegant, aesthetically pleasing batsman in my time of cricket viewing. Just superb. Was everything I ever wanted to be as a batsman.

    Master craftsman.

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    Jayasuriya is probably a really fun guy to go through statsguru with
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    16 centuries. 97 SR. no one is better.
    sehwag 15 tons sr 104 30 odd games behind.

    #tastin

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