Herald Sun Top 50 Cricketers in the World

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Kyptastic

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The Murdoch papers have put out their top 50 cricketers in the world at the moment. The list is as follows:

50. Angelo Mathews (SL)
49. Colin de Grandhomme (NZ)
48. Hardik Pandya (Ind)
47. AB de Villiers (SA)
46. Sam Curran (Eng)
45. BJ Watling (NZ)
44. Mayank Agarwal (Ind)
43. KL Rahul (Ind)
42. Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)
41. Ravi Ashwin (Ind)

40. Shakib al Hasan (Ban)
39. Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)
38. Tim Southee (NZ)
37. Yasir Shah (Pak)
36. Quinton de Kock (SA)
35. Ravi Jadeja (Ind)
34. Tim Paine (Aus)
33. Mohammed Shami (Ind)
32. Jos Buttler (Eng)
31. Chris Woakes (Eng)

30. Glenn Maxwell (Aus)
29. Ajinkya Rahane (Ind)
28. Faf du Plessis (SA)
27. Jonny Bairstow (Eng)
26. Ross Taylor (NZ)
25. Eoin Morgan (Eng)
24. Rashid Khan (Afg)
23. Aaron Finch (Aus)
22. Neil Wagner (NZ)
21. Che Pujara (Ind)

20. Josh Hazlewood (Aus)
19. Jason Holder (WI)
18. Rohit Sharma (Ind)
17. James Anderson (Eng)
16. Nathan Lyon (Aus)
15. Trent Boult (NZ)
14. Stuart Broad (Eng)
13. Joe Root (Eng)
12. Jofra Archer (Eng)
11. Mitchell Starc (Aus)

10. Kagiso Rabada (SA)
9. Marnus Labuschagne (Aus)
8. David Warner (Aus)
7. Babar Azam (Pak)
6. Kane Williamson (NZ)
5. Pat Cummins (Aus)
4. Jasprit Bumrah (Ind)
3. Ben Stokes (Eng)
2. Steve Smith (Aus)
1. Virat Kohli (Ind)

A few headscratchers. Tom Latham missing out when he's probably been the best test opener over the past couple of years. Glenn Maxwell shouldn't be near a top 50 with his recent form. Would have Holder in the top 10, probably for Marnus who has only really had one good year to this stage.
 

PhatBoy

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Lol they started in grand style by listing the handy but unremarkable Colin de Grandhomme ahead of a genuine Test top order quality batsman in Angelo Mathews.

How the hell does someone like Kemar Roach miss that sort of list?


More to the point what person would ever rate Tim Paine ahead of Quinton de Kock?
 

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Hamingja

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Surely the most pointless exercise of all time.

Should have went with top 20 red ball and top 20 white ball or something like that instead. Beyond that it is a waste of time.

Is al Hasan still banned?
 

PhatBoy

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More than anything this is just the written media reinforcement of the channel 9 ‘international cricket only counts when it’s against Australia’ approach
 

magpiemaniac44

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Does anyone else think that Jos Buttler is criminally underrated, he is the modern day AB de Villiers and he plays all formats. Rashid Khan could also be a bit higher but that is mostly pretty accurate.

Smith>Kohli
 

PhatBoy

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Does anyone else think that Jos Buttler is criminally underrated, he is the modern day AB de Villiers and he plays all formats. Rashid Khan could also be a bit higher but that is mostly pretty accurate.

Smith>Kohli
Buttler IS a good one day player but he is not in the same galaxy as a cricketer that de Villiers was in.

De Villiers is the most versatile elite batsman I’ve seen in 30 years of watching the game. And it’s not close.
 

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Leeda

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Do we have to have percentage or a diabolical level of smartness... ?

they are all cronical levels of love...

you are all terminal velocity...

shattering the illusion.. South Africa is my current desire.. they carry themselves with aplomb..

hun.. then I carry the UK... Freddie... oh there are so many...

India... Kohli... we have a rampant desire to protect the people who play the game...
 

Leeda

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The Murdoch papers have put out their top 50 cricketers in the world at the moment. The list is as follows:

50. Angelo Mathews (SL)
49. Colin de Grandhomme (NZ)
48. Hardik Pandya (Ind)
47. AB de Villiers (SA)
46. Sam Curran (Eng)
45. BJ Watling (NZ)
44. Mayank Agarwal (Ind)
43. KL Rahul (Ind)
42. Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)
41. Ravi Ashwin (Ind)

40. Shakib al Hasan (Ban)
39. Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)
38. Tim Southee (NZ)
37. Yasir Shah (Pak)
36. Quinton de Kock (SA)
35. Ravi Jadeja (Ind)
34. Tim Paine (Aus)
33. Mohammed Shami (Ind)
32. Jos Buttler (Eng)
31. Chris Woakes (Eng)

30. Glenn Maxwell (Aus)
29. Ajinkya Rahane (Ind)
28. Faf du Plessis (SA)
27. Jonny Bairstow (Eng)
26. Ross Taylor (NZ)
25. Eoin Morgan (Eng)
24. Rashid Khan (Afg)
23. Aaron Finch (Aus)
22. Neil Wagner (NZ)
21. Che Pujara (Ind)

20. Josh Hazlewood (Aus)
19. Jason Holder (WI)
18. Rohit Sharma (Ind)
17. James Anderson (Eng)
16. Nathan Lyon (Aus)
15. Trent Boult (NZ)
14. Stuart Broad (Eng)
13. Joe Root (Eng)
12. Jofra Archer (Eng)
11. Mitchell Starc (Aus)

10. Kagiso Rabada (SA)
9. Marnus Labuschagne (Aus)
8. David Warner (Aus)
7. Babar Azam (Pak)
6. Kane Williamson (NZ)
5. Pat Cummins (Aus)
4. Jasprit Bumrah (Ind)
3. Ben Stokes (Eng)
2. Steve Smith (Aus)
1. Virat Kohli (Ind)

A few headscratchers. Tom Latham missing out when he's probably been the best test opener over the past couple of years. Glenn Maxwell shouldn't be near a top 50 with his recent form. Would have Holder in the top 10, probably for Marnus who has only really had one good year to this stage.
they are brilliant but they are totally obnoxious.. getting to be worthy of small change but we love each and everyone for a short while...
 

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