View Poll Results: Who is the best young player in the world?

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  • Greame Smith

    17 42.50%
  • Michel Clarke

    10 25.00%
  • Parthiv Patel

    1 2.50%
  • Irfan Pathan

    0 0%
  • Yasir Hammed

    3 7.50%
  • Rikki Clarke (I'm not kidding)

    1 2.50%
  • James Anderson

    5 12.50%
  • Fidel Edwards

    0 0%
  • Jermaine Lawson

    0 0%
  • Jeromine Taylor

    0 0%
  • Kaushal Lokuarachichi

    1 2.50%
  • Other (please specify)

    2 5.00%
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    I am seriously surprised that Taufiq Umar is n ot in the list . Why is that.?:O

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    Because he's been a dismal failure in ODIs, even while he's had a very good start to his Test-career?
    I agree, however, that he's better than some named in this poll.
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    Hard to look past Graeme Smith.. I cant belive how young he is.

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    Originally posted by Richard
    Because he's been a dismal failure in ODIs, even while he's had a very good start to his Test-career?
    I agree, however, that he's better than some named in this poll.
    Because I forgot to add him, as I did with Jacques Rudolph.

    I have seen some footage of Lokuarachichi, he looks like a a wristie who bowls flat spin and wont turn it a lot.
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    Originally posted by Craig
    Because I forgot to add him, as I did with Jacques Rudolph.

    I have seen some footage of Lokuarachichi, he looks like a a wristie who bowls flat spin and wont turn it a lot.
    He's just like a Sri Lankan version of Cameron White , bowls flat leggies which bounce & occasionally skid but as you point out he wont really turn it much , also a developing batsman (like White) & decent feildsman.

    Very similar bowler to Anil Kumble & thus I expect his record will be very similar outside the subcontinent.

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    Sir Len Hutton used to say young aspiring batsmen should learn to dance to improve their footwork when batting. I think Greame Smith should enroll in some dancing classes.

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    Originally posted by Craig
    Sir Len Hutton used to say young aspiring batsmen should learn to dance to improve their footwork when batting. I think Greame Smith should enroll in some dancing classes.
    I would love to go and watch that, just for the comedy value!!!!!
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    Lol. Well he has to do something about his footwork.

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    Smith for results and Clarke for potential I reckon.

    Hameed has done alright but hasn't played many games except NZ so too early to tell - Umar is a quality test batsman and maybe deserves more of a chance in ODIs but might not get them!
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    Graeme Smith for sure, he captains his country and averages around 40 with the bat in ODIs and 55 in Tests!

    Hameed is looking a very fine player, Anderson has a fine ODI record and I'm sure will come through this bad patch, Clarke just hasn't played enough International Cricket to get anywhere near winning. I'm also looking out for Shabbir Ahmed, who looks a very solid seamer for Pakistan, although I'm not sure of his age.
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    Shabbir made his debut in 1999\2000. Don't know how old he was then (not OOTQ for Pakistan to pick 17-year-olds:rolleyes: ). Conceded three leg-side five-wides and took a wicket in his first over. Ended with 3 for 52 off 10. Didn't think much when I saw his recall, have since looked at his domestic record and revised ideas.

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    For me Graeme Smith. I know the English bowlers are not the best but his double 100s were amazing.

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    I'm looking at the list and I only recognise a few names ( smith, clarke, pathan, Edwards, Anderson); what happened to the rest of these talented youngsters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouncer View Post
    I am seriously surprised that Taufiq Umar is n ot in the list . Why is that.?:O
    you now know why Bouncer

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    I think a new edition would be good. Interesting to see how many makes it in 10 years.

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