Pick the top 3 you have seen
Pick the top 3 you have seen
Brian McMillan was pretty good and he's rarely mentioned when people talk about the best slip fielders.
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Mark Waugh is the best I've seen. I'm biased toward Aust, but he was sublime.
Roshan Mahanama is a worthy mention. Dropped some sitters alright, but made up them with absolute blinders.
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Ah, one of my favorite topics.
The best cordons I have seen have been
Lloyd, Richards, Richardson (best 3rd slipper I have seen)
Taylor, Waugh, Warne
Lara, Hooper, Richardson/ Simmons
Smith, Kallis, DeVilliers
Individually there have been so much.
Gregory, Harvey, Simpson, Chappell, Chappell, Waugh, Taylor, Warne, Ponting, Hayden.
Hammond, Cowdrey, Botham, Flintoff, Cook.
Weekes, Sobers, Nurse, Lloyd, Richards, Greenidge, Richardson, lara, Hooper.
Mitchell, Barlow, Goddard, Richards, Procter, McMillan, DeVilliers, Smith.
Gavaskar, Azharuddin, Dravid, Laxman.
Sure I have forgotten many names but can't remember everyone. Included Cook as his hands just seem to be so good even though he is jow starting in the position.
Nothing like a fast bowler steaming in gets a big nick and a fabulous take in the cordon completes the act. Similarly nothing more deflating than getting a nick of a key batsman and seeing the opportunity put down in the cordon.
Hallmarks of the great teams. Solid to great opening partnership, ATG No. 3 (or 4), at least two ATG bowlers and a great cordon.
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Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
Graham Roope was pretty good.
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Azhar was also a good slip fielder
Mark Waugh and Mark Taylor were brilliant off both spin and pace. Azhar and Jayawardane are probably the best slippers off spin bowling. WI and SAf cordons were brilliant against off pace.
Last edited by Migara; 08-09-2013 at 07:44 AM.
'The Mean Machine' had some slip cordon. Most batsmen didn't bother looking behind, they just walked. Not forgetting the goalkeeper Jet Jennings as keeper as well.
No one budged the 'flycatcher' Alan Kourie from first slip though. One of the better slips fieldsman you will ever likely see. Add that to his all-round abilities to.
One of the favourites with the Joburgers when they played the big game against WP was...
Allan Lamb c Kourie b Rice
Also the young Brian McMillan was so pissed off that when we got into the mean machine team in his early years he couldn't get into the slip cordon that had Graeme Pollock at 2nd or 3rd. Ended up moving off to Cape Town and becoming a WP legend and best all-rounder in the world of the mid 90's and some slip fielder himself.
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