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 voted for Michael Clark. He might have some potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProteasFan View Post
    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?
    More importantly, who is Jeromine Taylor?

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    In 2003 I would have voted Smith. It would probably still be the right choice since he was better than Clarke when they were both young :o)

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    Apparently I voted for Anderson. Cool I guess.
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    I would have probably gone with Yasir Hameed, Anderson or Smith back then. I've never really thought highly of Lokuarachichi so I'm surprised to see him on the list.
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    Didn't watch cricket at all back then. Probably knew about 10 players names in all.

    How young does one have to be to get a shot at this atm? Would vote for Pujara if <25 is the requirement, or Pattinson if we go younger.
    Last edited by Daemon; 08-01-2013 at 04:04 AM.

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    I'd be lucky to name any of them at that age. Although I took an interest in cricket at a young age I only really started to pay real attention by 13/14.
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    By the same yardstick as the OP, Patto (who is still 22)
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    Joe Root is 14, I think
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    Bhanuka Rajapaksa might have a decent career at least in limited over cricket, if not tests.

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