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Title: Favourite player of a time.
Post by: Alvaro on April 19, 2018, 05:00:24 PM
Who is your unconditional favourite player of your lifetime.

Just post their name. Thatís it.

Iíll start:

Virender Sehwag
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Post by: roco on April 19, 2018, 05:10:35 PM
Viv richards
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Post by: Buzz on April 19, 2018, 05:15:40 PM
Viru.

Barry Richards would be in with a shout if he wasn't always moaning about modern bats.

Alec Stewart, Robin Smith and Ramps also get a mention.
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Post by: procricket on April 19, 2018, 05:19:15 PM
Brad Hodge
Joe Scuderi
Greg Blewett
Chris Broad
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 19, 2018, 05:22:23 PM
Sehwag for me as well. Incredible ability to pound boundaries at will.
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Post by: KW9221 on April 19, 2018, 05:45:28 PM
Sir Sanga! Best batsman in any format of the game.
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Post by: Big Mac on April 19, 2018, 05:48:16 PM
Misbah-ul-Haq for giving greying club cricketers across the globe the hope that we've still got a few good years left in us


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Post by: SwingAndMiss on April 19, 2018, 05:51:50 PM
Adam Gilchrist
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Post by: Yorkershire on April 19, 2018, 06:07:07 PM
Waqar Younis
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Post by: Manormanic on April 19, 2018, 06:21:36 PM
Darren Lehmann
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Post by: Calzehbhoy on April 19, 2018, 06:46:37 PM
Kallis.

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Post by: Northern monkey on April 19, 2018, 06:56:39 PM
Botham, no question
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Post by: Gurujames on April 19, 2018, 07:00:11 PM
Graeme gooch was a big nfluence on me.

Bowling wise  curtly ambrose
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Post by: Buzz on April 19, 2018, 07:16:31 PM
Viru.

Barry Richards would be in with a shout if he wasn't always moaning about modern bats.

Alec Stewart, Robin Smith and Ramps also get a mention.

Ali Brown.
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Post by: jjelricksmith on April 19, 2018, 07:18:44 PM
Sanga, best batsman of all time. Batted the same in all formats and was successful in all of them. Also got to respect him for staying with his country so long and not taking the franchise route as he was at the age where franchises were coming in as his career was tailing off.
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Post by: Tailendfielder on April 19, 2018, 07:19:34 PM
Kumar Sangakara. That stumping .....
Was always annoyed he was never mentioned when gilly was forever mentioned as best keeper batsman. He got the accolades in the end.
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Post by: Seniorplayer on April 19, 2018, 07:20:31 PM
 Botham Boycott  sobers.  Truman. dexter Barrington when he went out to bat for England it was said you could see the saint George flag behind him.
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Post by: raza147 on April 19, 2018, 07:28:10 PM
Brian lara, de villiars, KP
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Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 19, 2018, 07:28:56 PM
Show my age here....

Freddie
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Post by: mini998 on April 19, 2018, 08:43:38 PM
Aravinda De Silva
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Post by: jamielsn15 on April 19, 2018, 09:00:18 PM
King Viv.

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Post by: ppccopener on April 19, 2018, 09:06:07 PM
Hard to pick one because I was inspired as a teenager by the 1981 ashes, I can remember well running home to watch botham's innings and then Willis bowl them out.

With no sports fans in my family I was on my own more excited than I can ever remember and no one else really got it.

But if I had only one choice it would be IVA Richards. Despite the fabulous batsmen of recent years I've still not seen anyone better.

There have been some players like Lara who was just pure genius when the mood took him and temperamental which made him far more interesting to watch but Viv for me has been the best I've seen.

Bit of long winded answer to this post but it's hard to choose just one.
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Post by: ppccopener on April 19, 2018, 09:07:09 PM
Aravinda De Silva

A fabulous player, really really wonderful to watch. Maybe a bit under rated?
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Post by: FattusCattus on April 19, 2018, 09:09:28 PM
Samit Patel- very underrated, very good and very wide!

A true hero!
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Post by: Byo on April 19, 2018, 09:14:46 PM
Ian Botham and Mark Cosgrove for giving us fat blokes hope.
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Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 19, 2018, 09:25:10 PM
Alex Stewart, the reason i became an opening bat + wicket keeper
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Post by: LEACHY48 on April 19, 2018, 09:50:49 PM
I'd say KP as he could take apart an attack for fun, and Jaques Kallis as the greatest all rounder I've ever seen play
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Post by: InternalTraining on April 19, 2018, 09:51:46 PM
Kevin Peterson.
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Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 19, 2018, 10:10:17 PM
Has to be the two players who got me into Cricket

Freddie
KP
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Post by: kdale6 on April 19, 2018, 10:28:14 PM
Batting - Matthew Hayden
Bowling - Shane Warne
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Post by: mini998 on April 19, 2018, 10:53:00 PM
A fabulous player, really really wonderful to watch. Maybe a bit under rated?

Yeah, most of his career was wasted due to the era he played, played in a semi professional minnow team with lack of opportunities.

Most naturally gifted and the best ODI batsman to come out of Sri Lanka in my opinion.
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Post by: potzy248 on April 20, 2018, 12:55:51 AM
Mark waugh - Those leg side shots  :o. Timing like no one else.
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Post by: play-yourself-in on April 20, 2018, 12:58:47 AM
Ian Austin
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Post by: skip1973 on April 20, 2018, 05:35:44 AM
Alan Border
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Post by: Jlscarroll17 on April 20, 2018, 06:19:07 AM
Michael Clarke
VVS laxman
Graeme smith
Herschelle Gibbs
Sourav Ganguly
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Post by: golders on April 20, 2018, 06:35:47 AM
Shane Warne,Robin Smith and....Devin Malcom
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Post by: golders on April 20, 2018, 06:36:48 AM
Shane Warne,Robin Smith and....Devin Malcom

Add to that Hansie Cronje.
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Post by: jayralh on April 20, 2018, 08:04:10 AM
Sachin Tendulkar ( Calm, dont argue rather reply with bat)
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Post by: LateBloomer on April 20, 2018, 08:05:24 AM
Brian Charles Lara
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Post by: procricket on April 20, 2018, 08:07:00 AM
Ian Austin

yes a bit of bully!!!!
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Post by: joymarvin on April 20, 2018, 08:59:53 AM
Rahul Dravid
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Post by: mace9960 on April 20, 2018, 09:22:14 AM
 Favourite Player's Of All Time:- Viv Richards & Alan Border.
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Post by: Johnny on April 20, 2018, 09:25:36 AM
Fred
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Post by: DorsetDan on April 20, 2018, 09:30:56 AM
Growing up I think everyone wanted to bat like Lara or Stewart. The very animated body language and free hands at times was very much at odds with the only cricket book I had growing up written by Geoff Boycott! Was there anyone at that time who wasn't spinning their bat in their hands between balls like Stewart? :)

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Post by: velvetsky01 on April 20, 2018, 09:36:23 AM
I still do dan haha
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Post by: thedon on April 20, 2018, 09:37:43 AM
Tendulkar
Sehwag
Michael Slater
Gayle
Gilchrist
Warne
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Post by: tate035 on April 20, 2018, 10:05:52 AM
Viv Richards...
Ian Botham...

Wasim Akram..
Neil Harvey Fairbrother... If playing today would be 1st pick in most one day teams..
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Post by: sgcricket on April 20, 2018, 10:21:31 AM
Mark Waugh and Glenn McGrath for me
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Post by: Number4 on April 20, 2018, 11:09:35 AM
Steve Waugh
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Post by: Maverick06 on April 20, 2018, 07:18:25 PM
Sachin Tendulkar
Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma
Rahul Dravid
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Post by: Biggie Smalls on April 20, 2018, 07:23:07 PM
Malcom Marshall .
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Post by: Tom_90 on May 24, 2018, 08:47:49 AM
Bat- Always enjoyed watching Matthew Hayden for some reason
Bowler-Allan Donald
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Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 24, 2018, 10:18:42 AM
Will Jacks.
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Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 24, 2018, 02:16:35 PM
I'd have happily watched Graham Thorpe bat all day before his retirement
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Post by: mdg20 on May 24, 2018, 02:21:39 PM
Thorpe, Stewart and Gilchrist for me.