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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Thread: Best young player in the world

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    Best young player in the world

    This applies to those 22 years of age or under.
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    Well as far as results so far go there is no real competition for Smith , he's established himself as one of the better openers in the world (albeit mainly due to the English & West Indian attacks inability to exploit his weakness) and captains his country well at such a young age.

    Edwards & Hameed have had great starts to their carears as have Clarke(the good one :P) & Anderson in the ODI form of the game.

    So Smith ATM , but I reckon Hameed , Parthiv Patel & Michael Clarke have the potential to be up there with him in the years to come.
    Last edited by iamdavid; 25-12-2003 at 09:29 PM.

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    Yeah, I too would think there's little competition for Smith. He's already proved he can fire some big shots.

    I wonder if he can keep on going, though...

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    In terms of what they've done, you just can't go past Graeme Smith.


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    Certainly Anderson for me in the OD form of the game. In tests, id say Smith, but its close

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    Yep Smitthy gets my vote.

    My second best place goes to Yasir Hameed. Im a big fan of his now.
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    just from looking at the current australia-india test series, both patel and paftan look to have the goods to crack it at top level. paftan brings back many memories of wasim akram with his action and looks, and also has that ability to swing ball back into right-handers down-pat (maybe nathan bracken should talk to him). patel's technique is also solid. his keeping needs a bit of fine tuning, but hes come along way since his debut against the poms last year. his batting is also very solid for one so young, and it can only improve from here. it takes guts to come out at the age of 17/18 and not only keep to 2 of the worlds best spinners in kumble and harbharjan, but also to bat in the fashion he does, and he is now starting to play shots worthy of test cricket. id hate to be bowling to him in the under 19's world cup next year.

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    Originally posted by THE MINGSTER
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    Interesting, I seem to think he is 23 or 24.

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    Im quite a fan of Graeme Smith and Yaseer Hameed too.No prizes to guesss who i voted for though. :saint:

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    Smith and Clarke. Combined prize. As such, I'm not voting.
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    Originally posted by THE MINGSTER
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    Who is 24 and has never played an International...
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    I will be interested in the duck's reaction to me putting Rikki Clarke in that list?

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    Originally posted by Craig
    I will be interested in the duck's reaction to me putting Rikki Clarke in that list?
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    Originally posted by masterblaster
    Yep Smitthy gets my vote.

    My second best place goes to Yasir Hameed. Im a big fan of his now.
    Ditto this for me.
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