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12 best Asian cricketers of all time in order of merit?

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Harsh Thakor, Jun 20, 2020.

Who was the greatest Asian cricketer ever?

  1. Imran Khan

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  2. Inzamam Ul Haq

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  3. Zaheer Abbas

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  4. Sachin Tendulkar

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  5. Wasim Akram

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  6. Wqar Younus

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  7. Javed Miandad

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  8. Vinoo Mankad

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  9. Kumar Sangakaara

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  10. Kapil Dev

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  11. Abdul Qadir

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  12. Virendra Sehwag

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  13. Muralitharan

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  14. Virat Kohli

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  15. Vijay Hazare

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  16. Hanif Mohammad

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  17. Vijay Merchant

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  18. Saed Anwar

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  19. Shoaib Akhtar

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  20. Sunil Gavaskar

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  1. Harsh Thakor
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    This is my list of 12 best Asian cricketers of all time in order of merit.

    Overall including ODI's and first class games.

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Imran Khan
    Wasim Akram
    Murlitharan
    Virat Kohli
    Javed Miandad
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Kapil Dev
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Vinoo Mankad
    Rahul Dravid
    Zaheer Abbas


    Only test cricket in order of merit

    Imran Khan
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Murlitharan
    Wasim Akram
    Rahul Dravid
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Javed Miandad
    Younis Khan
    Kapil Dev
    Vinoo Mankad
    Waqar Younus



    Imran Khan and Sachin Tendulkar draw away from the rest with not even a whisker separating them.Equivalent of comets of their time.Imran was arguably the best fast bowling all-rounder ever while Tendulkar was debatably overall the best batsmen of all time.Imran won more tests having more killer instincts and was a far superior leader but Sachin had greater longevity and faced more pressure.Tendulkar had more staggering statistics but Imran shaped his country's great victories more or defined it's cricket.Sachin was more complete ,Imran more ruthless and agressive.

    Wasim Akram had staggering 916 international scalps and was also an accomplished left hand batsmen.Played a major role in world cup win and other ODI tournament victories and won more man of the match awards than anyone of his time.Mulitharan was statistically the greatest spinner of all.Kohli has defined the modern era more than anyone ,being it's greatest match-winner.Miandad was the ultimate scourge of opponents,consistently championing a crisis.The records of Younis, Dravid and Sanga simply spoke for themselves.Kapil Dev was the most explosive batsmen amongst all-rounders and bore the brunt of a weak attack capturing 434 scalps on flat sub-continent pancakes which is incredible Vinoo was morally an equal of Kapil Dev if you asess his era , all-round feats and performance as an opening batsmen.Zaheer Abbas had an absolutely outstanding 1st class and ODI record in addition to his great test record on flat wickets in England and Pakistan.Waqar Younus had an incredible strike rate of around 43 in tests and posessed the most deadly swinging yorker in adddition to lethal pace.

    Tendulkar won overall because of staggering combined figures of 100 centuries but arguably in peak era in test cricket Imran was more impactful than Tendulkar,considering he was also a captain.Imran competed with more great all-rounders than anyone and still stood out from 1981-1988.Imran took Pakistan to the pedestal of the no 1 team in the world from 1987-88 as a cricketer and skipper unlike Sachin.He also led Pakistan to a world cup victory.What went against Imran is that he was not at his best with bat and ball for most of his career and for most of his carer was a great fast bowler who could bat.From 1988-92 Imran became a truly world class batsmen.,even if he revealed shades of his batting ability earlier in India and England.Imran was better at best but Sachin more consistent with more longevity.Sachin significantly better as batsmen than Imran was as a fast bowler or all-rounder in ODI's.Adding leadership Imran edges Sachin by a whisker in test cricket .His performances as a fast bower and all-rounder are on par with Tendulkar in tests,and better in peak period.

    Overall touch and go between Gavaskar and Kapil,but gave former benefit of the doubt considering pressure and postilion he handled .Kapil was more of a match-winner but Sunil was the more determined.Kohli ranked 2nd because of his ability to rally a team to victories,virtually spinning victories of his own bat.Wasim and Kohli also very close but gave Wasim the nod because of superior skill and stronger opponents.Overall Javed ahead of Dravid and Gavaskar because of significantly better record in ODI's.
     
  2. Shahzad.Firdous
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    1. Imran Khan
    2. Sachin Tendulkar / Wasim Akram
    3. Murali
    4. Inzamam
    5. Saeed Anwar
    6. Arjuna Ranatunga
    7. Aravinda De Silva
    8. Sangakara
    9. Aamir Sohail
    10. Mohd Yousuf
    11. Younus Khan
    12. Misbah
    13. Jayasurya
    14. Dravid
    15. Laxman
    16. Dhoni
    17. Saqlain Mushtaq
    18. Mushtaq Ahmed / Waqar Younus
    19. Shahid Afridi
    20. Saeed Ajmal
     
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  4. Harsh Thakor
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    No Virat Kohli?No Sehwag?any resaon?
     
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    Dont think they were good enough.. one man i forgot who deserved to be there was Shoaib Akhtar... surely a top player,.,
     
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    Moeen Khan Rashid Latif jaise players nahi hein..
     
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    19. Shahid Afridi / Shoaib Akhtar / Mohd Asif
    20. Saeed Ajmal / Mohd Amir
    21. Virat Kohli
    22. Moeen Khan
    23. Rashid Latif
    24. Sehwag
    25. Ganguly
     
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    26. Asim Kamal
    27. Fawad Alam
    28. Yasir Shah
    29. Kumble
    30. Azhar Mehmood / Razzaq
     
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    12 best Asian Cricketers in each format:

    Tests:

    Hanif Mohammad
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Imran Khan
    Kapil Dev
    Javed Miandad
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Rahul Dravid
    Kumar Sangakarra
    Muttiah Murlidharan
    Younis Khan


    ODIs:

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Virat Kohli
    Saeed Anwar
    Imzimam ul Haq
    Mohammad Yousaf
    Imran Khan
    MS Dhoni
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    Saqlain Mushtaq
    Chamida Vaas
    Kumar Sangakarra
     
  11. Harsh Thakor
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    Can you put in order of merit kindly?I like your list so do obilge.
     
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    12 best Asian Cricketers in each format in order of merit:

    Tests:

    Imran Khan
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Muttiah Murlidharan
    Wasim Akram
    Kapil Dev
    Rahul Dravid
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Younis Khan
    Javed Miandad
    Waqar Younis
    Hanif Mohammad




    ODIs:

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Virat Kohli
    Imran Khan
    Inzamam ul Haq
    MS Dhoni
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Saeed Anwar
    Mohammad Yousaf
    Saqlain Mushtaq
    Chamida Vaas
     
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    Hahahaha

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  14. Harsh Thakor
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    Could you you make an Asian ranking combining all cricket. appreciate.
     
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    T20s also?
     
  16. Harsh Thakor
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    Yes
     
  17. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    You already have Imran Wasim Waqar and Saqlain in the bowling squad - not sure if I take Chaminda as a 5th specialist bowler in this ODI squad.
    I’d rather take an all rounder like Razzaq.

    Also, it’s very hard to ignore Rohit Sharma in the ODIs. He is a monster.
    Perhaps I will take him over Yousuf who is more suited for tests.
     
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    This is not playing XI. These are 12 best Asian Cricketers according to me.
     
  19. Disco Lemonade
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    i really like your list. but i dont know if chaminda's ODI record is such, maybe jaysuria should have been there in the ODI's in place of him.
     

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