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    Is Flintoff number 1?

    Michael Vaughan has been quoted as saying Andrew Flintoff is the number 1 cricketer in the world, true he has been playing well of late and I'm not going to dispute it, but is this surely one of the biggest extraggatations (sp) of recent time (last 6-12 months)?

    If he plays like this v Australia next year then he would have a valid claim.
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    Im sure at least one person will come on and wildly agree with this, but that is a stupid comment by Vaughan. Should think before he speaks.

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    You probably think Ricky Ponting is numero uno (no. 1)?

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    Craig that was a very predictable reply.

    And no I don't. I simply rate him (Ponting) inside my top 5. Anyone who doesn't is kidding themselves.


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    The best cricketer in the world? Maybe not.

    The most irresistable force in world cricket on form? Certainly.

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    I think Vaughan has said that because Flintoff is an all rounder...and he probably has been the most effective allrounder in the game this year.

    He is deffo the most entertaining player around at the moment though...he does have the Botham like effect of making watch him play, coz you never know you might just see some history in the making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ
    England's only exciting cricketer for sure .


    ?????? Only????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre
    The best cricketer in the world? Maybe not.

    The most irresistable force in world cricket on form? Certainly.
    I wouldn't say that. Dravid has to be the best on form. And in reply to Swervy, Kallis has been better then Flintoff this year, remember the big run of centuries?

    Kallis may not be doing quite as well with the ball, but overall hes done better then Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    ?????? Only????
    To be honest , In my opinion The 2 teams i.e. England and Newzealand , are extremely boring some times . It does'nt matter if they win or lose . I am sorry to say this but thats what I feel .And Cairns and Flintoff are the only two cricketers who when ever are at their best , eliminate the boring factor in these two teams .
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    Stephen Harmison and Scott Styris don't strike me as placid cricketers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ
    To be honest , In my opinion The 2 teams i.e. England and Newzealand , are extremely boring some times . It does'nt matter if they win or lose . I am sorry to say this but thats what I feel .And Cairns and Flintoff are the only two cricketers who when ever they are at their best , eliminate the boring factor in these two teams .
    Nooo...I would say sometimes England do have the X factor, very exciting.

    NZ unfortunately have the 'Mark Richardson Factor'

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    Neither does Chris Cairns, Jacob Oram, Marcus Trescothick, Nathan Astle, Michael Vaughan, Craig McMillan in full flight with the bat, and Shane Bond makes me sit up when he is bowling fast in full flight, sadly back injuries have robbed him of that and us cricket fans of that inage (unless he is taking wickets and you happen to be a supporter of the country he is taking wickets against).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P
    NZ unfortunately have the 'Mark Richardson Factor'
    Read above post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Read above post.
    Haha yeah I agree but you have got to admit Richardson does place a lot of boredom into the team

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