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All Time Australia Cricket XI | Openers Nominations

Postby SE13 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:16 am

Usual thing, just nominate your favourite/best openers from Australia.

In your lifetime or all time, it's up to you.
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Re: All Time Australia Cricket XI | Openers Nominations

Postby Gunner Down Under » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:33 am

1. Bradman
2. Bradman
3. Bradman
4. Bradman
5. Bradman
6. Bradman
7. Bradman
8. Bradman
9. Bradman
10. Bradman
11. Bradman

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Re: All Time Australia Cricket XI | Openers Nominations

Postby gooneritis » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:20 pm

you'd draw every game then mate.
by average that team would make 999 which with his SR would not only take about 4 days but you wouldn't be bowling any side out either.
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Re: All Time Australia Cricket XI | Openers Nominations

Postby gooneritis » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:21 pm

im going to select this aussie side based on players of the last few decades, so my nominations for openers are:

border
taylor
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Re: All Time Australia Cricket XI | Openers Nominations

Postby Gunner Down Under » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:10 pm

IN all seriousness, would go for Steve Waugh to bat in somewhere in the first 4.
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Re: All Time Australia Cricket XI | Openers Nominations

Postby gooneritis » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:41 am

i've changed my vote as i don't think border should open.

my ammended votes are Bill Lawry and Hayden

GPS Justin wrote:IN all seriousness, would go for Steve Waugh to bat in somewhere in the first 4.


hayden
lawry
ponting
border
chappell
waugh
gilchrist
warne
lillee
thompson
mcgrath
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Re: All Time Australia Cricket XI | Openers Nominations

Postby SE13 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:35 am

I do think that some positions are going to fill without even bothering with a thread, however.....

M. Taylor

M. Hayden
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Re: All Time Australia Cricket XI | Openers Nominations

Postby gooneritis » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:56 am

SE13 wrote:I do think that some positions are going to fill without even bothering with a thread, however.....

M. Taylor

M. Hayden


not sure why i was of the opinion that border was an opener who was converted to a middle order bat, from checking scorecards he seems to have always been a middle order bat. i'd say he, waugh and ponting would walk the 3,4,5 positions without a poll, gilly, warne and mcgrath too, possibly lillee as well.

they do lack top notch openers though, imo. i initially chose taylor and switched for lawry but i could take either. taylor only averaged 43, then i guess he played in one of the greatest eras for bowlers: walsh, ambrose, donaldo, pollock, wasim, waqar, murali etc.

i was loathe to add hayden, great stats and average, but he never faced his own bowling attack (the best bowlers) and at his prime he just missed facing the lethal bowlers mentioned above (apart from pollock and murali) the rest were all but past it.
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