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    Please tell me Koertzen can't be involved in ruining the final too

    I don't want it decided by another of his errors.

    Why is this old man still getting the big games anyway?

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    Koertzen > most other Umpires in The World.

    Anyway - IIRR it'll be Taufel and the-real-old-man in the final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Koertzen > most other Umpires in The World..
    Thing is that's probably true.

    Overall, Taufell is so far ahead of the pack that it's not funny. The rest are pretty much of a muchness.

    He should do both ends and just give Rudi square leg...Oh actually scrap that...I almost forget...he doesn't even refer run-outs in which the batsman is short of his ground.

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    Taufel won't get there if Australia make it. Koertzen is usually pretty good, everyone makes mistakes like that in their career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STRAIGHT BREAKS View Post
    Thing is that's probably true.

    Overall, Taufell is so far ahead of the pack that it's not funny. The rest are pretty much of a muchness.

    He should do both ends and just give Rudi square leg...Oh actually scrap that...I almost forget...he doesn't even refer run-outs in which the batsman is short of his ground.


    OK, I guess that one came back to bite me.

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    Haha, these things always seem to happen. I think most will agree that he is the best umpire in world cricket though, just a shame he's Australian and can't do the Ashes and most probably won't be able to umpire in the World Cup final either.

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    Rudi gets a fair bit of unfair slack IMO. He was rated the best (above Taufel, let's not forget) just 3 years ago.

    People always seem to notice his errors (which he does make - like anyone) and rarely note his error-free games, which certainly do happen.

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    It's a shame that Peter Willey didn't want to commit to such a heavy workload back in the day as I always rated him quite highly.

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    IMO the best umpires

    Simon Taufel
    Asad Rauf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    IMO the best umpires

    Simon Taufel
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    Can't see why people don't like Billy Bowden as an umpire, sure he steals a bit of the limelight and is a character but as an actual umpire I think he does a pretty good job, often overlooked because of his eccentricity.

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    Surprisingly, Rauf's actually had a comparitively decent tournament when I think back to how poor he was in the CB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRAIGHT BREAKS View Post
    Surprisingly, Rauf's actually had a comparitively decent tournament when I think back to how poor he was in the CB.
    Quite easily the worst umpire I've seen regularly at international level, tbh. His umpiring in the SA-Pak series was some of the worst you couild ever imagine, and he wasn't much better in the CB Series. Admittedly he's improved a tad in recent times, but he's still quite horrible IMO, comparatively speaking of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    IMO the best umpires

    Simon Taufel
    Asad Rauf
    Steve Bucknor
    Mark Benson
    Aleem Dar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Can't see why people don't like Billy Bowden as an umpire, sure he steals a bit of the limelight and is a character but as an actual umpire I think he does a pretty good job, often overlooked because of his eccentricity.
    I agree. Bowden is under-rated.

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