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    Best front-foot batsman ever?

    I don't think this topic has been covered in a while.

    Who is the master of the off-drive, the bane of McGrath, the taunter of the slip cordon?
    He bowls to the left, he bowls to the right, but when he bowls at the stumps, he makes England look ****e!


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    Should be a random Indian.

    I'd say Vinod Kambli and Suresh Raina for a start.
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    I assume that's a hilarious joke on your part. I'm certainly laughing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    I assume that's a hilarious joke on your part. I'm certainly laughing.
    Damn. Called me out second post... at least let me draw some more in!


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    John Crawley; looked comfortable against all bowlers till you bowled back of a length around offstump.

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    Awesomest cover drive ever.....Mark Waugh
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    I think his struggles late on with full straight balls that moved away/held there line discount him. He never sorted his bat coming down pointing at Mid-On rather than straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricinfo
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome..its a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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