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  • Sachin Tendulkar

    13 34.21%
  • Muttaih Muralitharan

    23 60.53%
  • Would rank them equally

    2 5.26%
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    Agree with your post. I've done a potted history of spinners in Australia and it shows just how awful a place it is for spinners. Even Warne shelled out in the shield. I was amused at Benaud's belief that Perth was a good place for spinners on account of its bounce. Historically it isn't the case there or most pitches in Oz and I just wonder in amazement at his arrogance believing he knows than the stats. You see Australia's hostile attitude to spinning pitches with the campaign against Sydney when it turned for a brief while in the 80s. Yet a venue that turns would actually prove our reputation to prepare a wide variety of wickets to develop all of cricket's skills.

    As to Murali I believe I heard Ponting mention the tactic to deny him wickets. The series against India where he had Mendis' support was in SL but I get your point abt him struggling in India. His record v Aus and India away is a hole in his record. Then again I don't know many bowlers who faced up to 2 such great batting sides. I'm sure Marshall never bowled to anything of the quality of SRT, Sehwag, Dravid, Laxman, Ganguly, Gambhir, Azharuddin, Sidhu, Hayden, Ponting, Slater, Taylor, the Waughs, Gilchrist, Martyn, Hussey, Langer, Boon and Clarke: Even Symonds and Lehmann. Whew! No wonder he shelled out.

    I enjoy the variety of wickets tests offer. Greentops, roads, dustbowls - maybe go retro and bring back matting - and agree with your opinion on Conn. What Conn fails to mention is that Aussie pitches can crack up on day 5 which ironically favours pace bowlers more than spin. I can think of John Snow and Caddick at Sydney, Kapil Dev in Melbourne as well as Ambrose and Walsh in Perth as examples. So Conn is wrong about the place he has for spinners in the game. In Oz they can be squeezed out by pace men even on day 5.
    Last edited by the big bambino; 19-10-2013 at 02:24 AM.

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    i enjoy all types of cricket pitches except the roads.......
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    I'd place Tendulkar up there as one of the top 5 Asian cricketers of all time, but I'd def place Murali & Imran ahead of him simply because they were more likely to win test matches for their respective teams.

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    Ok, so this thread was another attempt to underestimate Tendulkar.. Congrats..Mission Accomplished.
    Last edited by karan316; 21-10-2013 at 11:34 AM.
    Is this your homework Larry?


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    who is underestimating SRT?

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    It's ended up overestimating Murali instead.

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    Yep, this thread is just a conspiracy against SRT, not another chance for the ATG crowd on this forum to go at it again
    RIP Phillip Hughes (1988-2014)

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    Quit your bitching fellas.


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    Sachin easily the better batsman.

    Murali the better spinner by miles.

    Would be a tie as far as fielding is concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senile Sentry View Post
    Sachin easily the better batsman.

    Murali the better spinner by miles.
    Jeez, that's a pretty wild opinion.
    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senile Sentry View Post
    Sachin easily the better batsman.

    Murali the better spinner by miles.

    Would be a tie as far as fielding is concerned.
    I am not too sure about that to be honest. Tendulkar was a pretty good spinner, and he could bowl both off spin and leg spin without a suspect bowling action. Its just that India had too many spinners already so he didn't have to bowl much otherwise along with his 100th century and 200th test match, we would also be waiting for his 1000th test wicket.

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    Murali.
    ATG World XI
    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. W.R Hammond 5. G.S Sobers 6. A.C Gilchrist 7. Imran Khan 8. M.D Marshall 9. S.K Warne 10. M. Muralitharan 11. G.D McGrath

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    Sachin.

    Sachin V Warne would be a better contest.

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