To mark the 40th anniversary of One-Day International (ODI) cricket, the ICC's official website is asking supporters from across the globe to select their choice of the greatest ODI match and team of all-time.
Voting on www.icc-cricket.com is now open asking supporters to select a dream team from a shortlist of 48 players and pick their favourite game from a choice of 10 memorable matches.
Supporters will have until midnight Dubai time (GMT+4) on 2 January 2011 to make their selections, with the fans' choices set to be announced on 5 January 2011 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the first-ever ODI match between Australia and England.
Yes, but please vote by being true to your heart and be objective. Hard to be so when voting for such an emotive thing as sports, but a good game should be judged on its own merits and not fervent and blind support for your team.
Frankly I dont remember all the other games listed there. But there were MANY great one day games during 1996-1997.
I don't even know how this match got selected as one of the greatest oneday match. It could be one of the greatest matches that Bangladesh won but it wasn't a nail biter. Bangladesh won by 5 wickets and with Ash's batting they seemed to be on course for a victory two-third of the way through the match. It was a big upset for sure but wasn't any BD win against strong oppositions used to be considered as such back in the days?
In Darwin's eyes, Bangladeshi batsmen are still monkeys with cricket bats.
Ind v Pak 2004 gets my vote by the look of things. I remember watching that series through a livestream on a Winamp channel.
BD v Aus comes 2nd much later. The game was special because it was us, the no.9 winning against Aus, the then no.1 team that soon after lost the Ashes in England. Great boost for us, great innings from Ashraful, and the world took notice of us. Aftab's six did it for us.
For that matter, India winning the 3rd final of the Independence cup at Dhaka Stadium in Jan 1998 was a great match too.
Wont comment on the record breaking SA v Aus ODI, because that game had nothing for the bowlers, and was simply the batsmen's game. I like my ODIs filled with suspense and electrifying moments.
Here's my player choices though:
Best opener: Jayasuriya
Best middle order batsman: Michael Bevan
Best Wicket Keeper: Adam Gilchrist
Best Fast Bowler (tough one): Wasim Akram
Best spinner: Saqlain Mushtaq
n.b: Yeah well the WC semi final between Aus and SA in 1999 was also one of the greatest. Damned Allan Donald run out by Klusener
If you talk about nail bites for me it has to be the 1997 icc trophy final between bd & Kenya. Remember that match given odi status? But heck, the match wins will be a ind-pak, indian fans outnumber the rest of the world. Posted via BC Mobile Edition
Originally Posted by Rabz
Voted for BD win over Aus.
Hell with reasons, I'm going for my country.
If there wasn't Bangladesh on that list, I'd probably go for Aus V SA 99 world cup or SA V Aus 434 chase down.
But too bad, Our win is on the list.
exactly. If Indians, Aussies, Pommies can be irrational towards their team and country, whats holding us back to support our country ? damn with all this logic stuffs, if i see my country or any of our players in the list (obviously in positive way) i will vote for them.
I think it was the whole context and the aftermath of the game that makes it so important. Bangladesh had difficulty crossing 200 in that tour, Aus were at their peak. I don't think anyone in the world predicted Bangladesh would win and this is the beauty of sports, it writes scripts that couldn't be written by the smartest brains in hollywood.
As a battle between two teams and in pure cricketing sense, this game might not have been the best. But in terms of leaving it's mark on the cricketing world, this game comes in the top 3.
But hell with reasons, I am voting for Bangladesh game anyways. :-)
GODISNOWHERE now read it again.