Famous Five: Cricketers who changed the way world cricket is today

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – Perhaps a moot point, but without the Matara Marauder we’d probably never have T20 cricket, batting powerplays and IPL. Kris Srikkanth, Mark Greatbatch and Gordon Greenidge might take offence, but pinch-hitting openers became a necessity due to this man.


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KP is not a worthy inclusion by way of one single shot that is likely to get banned. I would include Gilly - he changed the wicket keepers role forever in all forms of cricket. I would debate Waqar for Wasim Akram who introduced more than sheer pace and he also showed the value of runs from the lower order.

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yeh @stormy, agree with u on account of KP's inclusion, but i dont think they'll ban da switch hit according to latest icc respose, they look to tweak the "lbw law", so the bowler has a much better chance on the batsmen when he switch hits.

(Last edited by UppercuT on May 28, 2012 - 04:29)

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