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    CW decides the greatest ODI batsman ever (submit your own top 20 list)

    So, I've done a few of these lists over the years. The premise is pretty simple, users submit ranked lists of who they believe are the all time top players in a category, I tally the lists then do a countdown thread with write-ups. I've slowly tweaked the system a few times, but I think last time with the best ever spinner countdown I got the perfect set-up. Instead of me nominating 20 or so players I deem to be the roughly considered 'best' I just let people submit their own lists and I included any player that appeared at least twice on a list in the final countdown. I ended up with 43 spinners, making it the biggest edition yet. That was probably too big, it took a long slog to get the interesting part of the countdown, so I might just cap this at 30 names. Even if well over 30 names get multiple votes/points, I'll just be taking the top 30 and discarding the rest. I reserve the right to change my mind though if some players I really like sit just outside the 30



    Anyway, we've done best ever test spinner, pace bowler, all-rounder and 2nd best batsman after the don, so let's switch up the formats. What a better time than post WC to decide the best ever ODI bats. I know the ashes is beginning soon, so I might hold off on the actual countdown thread til that's nearly over(as I enjoy the discussion generated during the countdown) but I see no harm in beginning the voting process now.


    You just submit, from best to 20th best, what you consider the top 20 ODI batsmen of all time. No rules beyond that. The trade off between S/R and average (Do Maxwell/Afridi belong anywhere near this list?) is up to you. The weighting of WCs to JAMODIS (Rohit > Virat?) is up to you. The importance of players being 'ahead of their era' or 'influential' (Abbas, Dean Jones and Viv for the top 3?) is also, completely, up to you. As are unfinished/shortened careers or any other variable criteria you can think of.


    Look forward to seeing some lists!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
    It's Viv

    Half the fun is seeing who ranks surprisingly high/low moreso than just the winner
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    Reckon we should do a pool first. Nominate:

    Richards
    Tendulkar
    Kohli
    Ponting
    Dhoni
    Bevan
    Haynes
    ABdV
    Anwar
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    As in narrow a shortlist down to 20 names then make people vote from that 20? I did that the first few countdowns, and people were always grouchy that x player made it in over y player(though I came up with the shortlists each time, I based it heavily on CW consensus, and allowed names to be swapped if enough people thought it was the right thing). Basically I feel allowing total freedom for the spin bowling countdown created quite an interesting list imo
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    Dean Jones, Rohit Sharma

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    As in narrow a shortlist down to 20 names then make people vote from that 20? I did that the first few countdowns, and people were always grouchy that x player made it in over y player(though I came up with the shortlists each time, I based it heavily on CW consensus, and allowed names to be swapped if enough people thought it was the right thing). Basically I feel allowing total freedom for the spin bowling countdown created quite an interesting list imo
    Allow total freedom but generate a pool of likely contestants first.

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    I wouldn't mind a pool of names to refer to because I'm lazy. But it's really not that hard for people to check statsguru for most runs/highest averages/highest SRs/etc
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    ah okay fair enough. i just assumed most regular posters here have fairly encyclopedic knowledges of cricketers by this point, especially the draft crew

    there's nearly infinite time(in this context) to submit your lists so just take your time if you're worried about missing someone
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    Quote Originally Posted by trundler View Post
    Dean Jones, Rohit Sharma
    Rohit Sharma could be the most naturally talented batsman to play for India, his six hitting ability is beyond Tendulkar, Sehwag or Yuvraj Singh.

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    Take away his rocket launcher of a bat and we'll see. Also true of Finch and Guptill.

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    Not to say he isn't an ODI ATG, just saying that in reference to his six hitting ability.

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    The best one-balled player is obviously Sir Viv.

    The best player from the era of the mandatory 15 overs powerplay is Ricky Ponting

    The best double-your-score-after-30-overs player is Ganguly

    The best player from the era of super subs is Graeme Smith.

    The best player two-ball player is Rohit

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    V.Richards
    V.Kohli
    S.Tendulkar
    AB.DeVilliers
    R.Ponting
    D.Jones
    MS.Dhoni
    Z.Abbas
    J.Miandad
    A.Gilchrist
    A.Symonds
    J.Buttler
    J.Root
    B.Lara
    C.Lloyd
    K.Williamson
    R.Taylor
    M.Crowe
    M.Bevan
    M.Hussey
    K.Pietersen
    R.Sharma
    M.Waugh

    Just some random names I rate in the format
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