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    LEGENDS!!

    Andrew Flintoff

    England


    Full name Andrew Flintoff
    Born December 6, 1977, Preston, Lancashire
    Current age 34 years 77 days
    Major teams England, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI,Lancashire
    Nickname Freddie
    Playing role Allrounder
    Batting style Right-hand bat
    Bowling style Right-arm fast
    Height 6 ft 4 in
    Education Ribbleton Hall High school



    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 79 130 9 3845 167 31.77 6197 62.04 5 26 513 82 52 0
    ODIs 141 122 16 3394 123 32.01 3821 88.82 3 18 308 93 47 0
    T20Is 7 7 1 76 31 12.66 60 126.66 0 0 7 2 5 0
    First-class 183 290 23 9027 167 33.80 15 53 185 0
    List A 282 251 28 6641 143 29.78 6 34 106 0
    Twenty20 29 27 3 588 93 24.50 406 144.82 0 3 57 27 16 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 79 137 14951 7410 226 5/58 8/156 32.78 2.97 66.1 11 3 0
    ODIs 141 119 5624 4121 169 5/19 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.2 6 2 0
    T20Is 7 7 150 161 5 2/23 2/23 32.20 6.44 30.0 0 0 0
    First-class 183 22799 11059 350 5/24 31.59 2.91 65.1 4 0
    List A 282 9416 6536 289 5/19 5/19 22.61 4.16 32.5 10 2 0
    Twenty20 29 25 525 609 30 4/12 4/12 20.30 6.96 17.5 1 0 0


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    This thread is not just about Flintoff, so everyone feel free to put their legends of cricket in 2 and comment on the legends.
    Lets heat up the debate!!

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    Brett Lee

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    Full name Brett Lee
    Born November 8, 1976, Wollongong, New South Wales
    Current age 35 years 105 days
    Major teams Australia, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders,New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Wellington
    Nickname Bing
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    Batting style Right-hand bat
    Bowling style Right-arm fast
    Height 1.87 m
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    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 76 90 18 1451 64 20.15 2739 52.97 0 5 182 18 23 0
    ODIs 207 99 40 957 57 16.22 1180 81.10 0 2 53 26 52 0
    T20Is 23 11 6 101 43* 20.20 70 144.28 0 0 9 4 6 0
    First-class 116 139 25 2120 97 18.59 0 8 35 0
    List A 247 122 50 1132 57 15.72 0 2 60 0
    Twenty20 74 37 18 262 48 13.78 207 126.57 0 0 20 12 21 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 76 150 16531 9554 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 17 10 0
    ODIs 207 203 10517 8264 361 5/22 5/22 22.89 4.71 29.1 14 9 0
    T20Is 23 23 499 661 23 3/27 3/27 28.73 7.94 21.6 0 0 0
    First-class 116 24193 13746 487 7/114 28.22 3.40 49.6 20 2
    List A 247 12767 9905 418 5/22 5/22 23.69 4.65 30.5 15 10 0
    Twenty20 74 74 1646 1989 63 3/15 3/15 31.57 7.25 26.1 0 0 0


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    The reason I picked Andrew Flintoff for Legends is because he could lift a team in a moment in a game, bowling like a demon and getting a wicket from out of no where, the stats don't show what a brilliant player Andrew flintoff was, but he will go down as one of the best all rounders the game has produced, an absolute legend.

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    Gotta to agree on Brett Lee one of legends of Aussie cricket, exciting to watch, not so for the batsman though as he comes speeding down the track bowling at 90+ mph, batsman trembling !! what a legend!!
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    Brett Lee for president ?:troll:

    He is one Awesome player man Living Legend.

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    Brett Lee useful with the bat as well.
    Lets heat up the debate!!

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    I think the same thing goes for both of them - both were/are GREAT entertainers of the game but the stats weren't in their favour. I get chills in my spine when I see Brett Lee run into bowl and as you said, Flintoff can change the scene of the whole game in a matter of 3 deliveries. Absolute legends

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    His six hitting ability is awesome !!

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    Lets heat up the debate!!

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    Go Binga Go

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    Wasim Akram

    Pakistan


    Full name Wasim Akram
    Born June 3, 1966, Lahore, Punjab
    Current age 45 years 263 days
    Major teams Pakistan, Hampshire, Lahore, Lancashire,Pakistan Automobiles Corporation,Pakistan International Airlines
    Batting style Left-hand bat
    Bowling style Left-arm fast

    In a nutshell Perhaps the best left-arm fast bowler of all time, Wasim Akram could make the ball walk and talk like no one else did. An explosive, exciting genius who could change the game with the bat as well. More



    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 104 147 19 2898 257* 22.64 3 7 57 44 0
    ODIs 356 280 55 3717 86 16.52 4208 88.33 0 6 88 0
    First-class 257 355 40 7161 257* 22.73 7 24 97 0
    List A 594 467 97 6993 89* 18.90 0 17 147 0
    Twenty20 5 5 1 55 24 13.75 45 122.22 0 0 6 1 0 0
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    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 104 181 22627 9779 414 7/119 11/110 23.62 2.59 54.6 20 25 5
    ODIs 356 351 18186 11812 502 5/15 5/15 23.52 3.89 36.2 17 6 0
    First-class 257 50277 22549 1042 8/30 21.64 2.69 48.2 70 16
    List A 594 29719 19303 881 5/10 5/10 21.91 3.89 33.7 34 12 0
    Twenty20 5 5 114 121 8 2/19 2/19 15.12 6.36 14.2 0 0 0


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    Perhaps the best ever Pakistan bowler ever!!
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    916 wickets in total just amazing, deadliest swing bowler and part of the deadliest swing attack, Hail the King of Swing

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    Never saw that much swing on the ball before, amazing!!
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    Absolute gold, Tendulkar's Middle stump.

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    ^ You might get infractions from Cabi for inciting people.

    For me, Brett lee is the legend. Flintoff too.

    If I get a chance to meet one of the two and I have an exam or a wedding on that same day, I would literally skip it to meet them. That's how mad crazzy I am.

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    First 2 extremely overrated. 3rd one gun.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
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    Akram
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    Sunil Gavaskar

    India


    Full name Sunil Manohar Gavaskar
    Born July 10, 1949, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
    Current age 62 years 226 days
    Major teams India, Mumbai, Somerset
    Also known as Sunny
    Batting style Right-hand bat
    Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
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    Education St Xavier's College; Bombay University
    Relation Uncle - MK Mantri, Son - RS Gavaskar

    In a nutshell Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. India's lynchpin of the 70s and 80s, and arguably their first great batsman, he was known for his immaculate defence but was equally at ease hooking and pulling the most fearsome bowlers of all time. More



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    Tests 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 26 108 0
    ODIs 108 102 14 3092 103* 35.13 4966 62.26 1 27 22 0
    First-class 348 563 61 25834 340 51.46 81 105 293 0
    List A 151 144 17 4594 123 36.17 5 37 37 0
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    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 125 29 380 206 1 1/34 1/34 206.00 3.25 380.0 0 0 0
    ODIs 108 4 20 25 1 1/10 1/10 25.00 7.50 20.0 0 0 0
    First-class 348 1987 1240 22 3/43 56.36 3.74 90.3 0 0
    List A 151 108 81 2 1/10 1/10 40.50 4.50 54.0 0 0 0
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    Sunil Gavaskar was a great batsman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    First 2 extremely overrated. 3rd one gun.
    Quote Originally Posted by CoverDrive View Post
    I think the same thing goes for both of them - both were/are GREAT entertainers of the game but the stats weren't in their favour. I get chills in my spine when I see Brett Lee run into bowl and as you said, Flintoff can change the scene of the whole game in a matter of 3 deliveries. Absolute legends
    You can't always go by the numbers...

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    Thing is you forget all the averageness. You only remember the great performances. Which is why you like spectacular players. They're great performances are remembered more.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
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    Would I tune into TV to watch someone pile up 200 runs or tune in to watch deadly bouncers and accurate yorkers? I pick the latter...

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    Or I guess we can say.... There's two types of legends - The one who score lots or take lots of wickets VS Players are who are so entertaining that they are the LEGENDS of the game!!!!!!!

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    your right about that, Look a Jonathon Trott can score stacks of runs, but I personally don't like watching him bat his boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverDrive View Post
    Would I tune into TV to watch someone pile up 200 runs or tune in to watch deadly bouncers and accurate yorkers? I pick the latter...

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    Or I guess we can say.... There's two types of legends - The one who score lots or take lots of wickets VS Players are who are so entertaining that they are the LEGENDS of the game!!!!!!!
    Depends. I personally would not want to see spinner taking all the wickets on a road and deadly bowlers who are bowling to the limit going wicketless. Same way Shane Warne was. He bowled alongside Brett Lee, Mcgrath, Gillspie (what a legend). But his bowling wasn't really that great. He spun the ball on few occasions, but when he did, he left the whole world wondering how he managed to do that. Same story with Kumble. I was never entertained by his bowling, but he performed when India needed him to. So I guess, I have to go with entertainment than just legends who finish last.

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    gotta disagree with the Shane Warne boring to watch, in my opinion he was entertaining, for me leg spinners are, off sinners are boring, but I do like watching Swann and Ajmal

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    In meant in terms of getting wickets. He was actually fun to watch.

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    Sunil Gavaskar nice video there nicky.

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    Sir Richard Hadlee

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    Full name Richard John Hadlee
    Born July 3, 1951, St Albans, Christchurch, Canterbury
    Current age 60 years 235 days
    Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Nottinghamshire,Tasmania
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    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
    Tests 86 134 19 3124 151* 27.16 2 15 33 39 0
    ODIs 115 98 17 1751 79 21.61 2319 75.50 0 4 27 0
    First-class 342 473 93 12052 210* 31.71 14 59 198 0
    List A 317 271 56 5241 100* 24.37 1 16 100 0
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    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 86 150 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 2.63 50.8 25 36 9
    ODIs 115 112 6182 3407 158 5/25 5/25 21.56 3.30 39.1 1 5 0
    First-class 342 26998 1490 9/52 18.11 102 18
    List A 317 16188 8553 454 6/12 6/12 18.83 3.17 35.6 9 8 0
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    Terrific bowling average

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    Kumble has 30 as his bowling averages. Beat Hadlee there. :yao:

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    Nice joke there Rager