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Captain McCluskey
31 Dec 09 11:44
Date Joined: 05 Dec 08
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Who are 2009 top 5 in Wisden please ?
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Report RockMonkey December 31, 2009 11:55 AM GMT
My guesses, presuming they aren't going to go down the ridiculous PC route and choose another woman, would be:


Unless any of the above have already been in the 5. Indeed it is the fact that you can only be included once which makes this 'honour' much less than it could or should be.
Report the nugget December 31, 2009 12:24 PM GMT
would be surprised if there is four non English players, wonder who will be named the leading cricketer of the year.

Mitchell Johnson more deserving than Watson but people will judge him on his supposedly bad ashes.
Report positively4thsteet December 31, 2009 12:33 PM GMT
Is it voted for te calendar year of 2009?

Must be at least one star from county cricket to get in.

Swann a given i suppose.
Report Joel December 31, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
for me
Report Captain Wurzel December 31, 2009 6:06 PM GMT
Is Healey picking them this year Joel ?
Report oitoitoi January 2, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
wisden is primarily meant for english readers and at least 3 awards are generally given to english players.

personally i think its no longer that prestigious an award, i mean bell won it in 07 despite averaging about 16 in englands main home series, and not much more in the preceding series either.

my guesses would be

broad (undeserved imo)
dilshan/watson/sehwag/gambhir (really deserves some recognition)
Report fundamentalist January 2, 2010 9:26 AM GMT
didnt they revert back to the 5 named having played in the english season, plus an additional world award

strauss has already received the award
Report fundamentalist January 2, 2010 9:32 AM GMT
so id guess: Clarke, Prior, Swann, Broad, Di Venuto/Van Jaarsveld (they usually pick one from the cc)
Report Fenway January 2, 2010 9:37 AM GMT
Amazed that Virender Sehwag has not been named before.
Report fundamentalist January 2, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
to do with it being based on performance in England mainly, and Sehwag has only played 4 tests in England
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