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    Best Player Of...The Reverse Sweep

    I'm curious to know who all of you think was the best player of the reverse sweep. Two obvious candidates spring to my mind:

    Andy Flower and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

    Flower was the original and the master over the course of my cricket-viewing lifetime, but Chanders is the remix, and makes the shot incredibly attractive to watch.
    I think Andy Flower just sticks in my head in a really negative way. He used to destroy India with his sweeping and reverse sweeping. And it just looked so ugly compared with every other stroke I've seen.
    But my bias against the stroke flipped when I saw Chanders unleash it in the 2003 world cup against South Africa (I think?). Chanderpaul has played the smoothest reverse sweeps I've ever seen. I think scientists at NASA are still trying to figure out how a reverse sweep can look smoother than butter.

    Thoughts and other worthy names?

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    My old girl used to have a pretty handy sweep both ways
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    Mike Hussey not only played it well but he seemed to know exactly when to pull it out as well
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    nfi, but the first two shots in this are pretty great

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    Misbah has a decent reverse sweep.

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    Morgan and Flower are the best from what I have seen..

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    I can remember when Mushtaq Mohammad started to use it in the old Sunday League, and then a few others would occasionally copy it - they were light years away from what you see now - it was village green stuff in comparison to what you see now
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    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    Misbah has a decent reverse sweep.
    An even better scoop. #2007memories

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    Probably Andy Flower.
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