Australian cricketers rate Lara most dangerous

Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Sydney:Brian Lara has been voted the 'most dangerous' opposition batsman, ahead of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, by Australian cricketers.

Andrew Flintoff, Australia's Ashes tormentor, was voted the 'most dangerous' opposition bowler and Muttiah Muralitharan was rated second in that list according to a report in The Australian.

Lara polled 55% of votes, while Tendulkar got only 25%, and Dravid 20%.

While Ricky Ponting was regarded as best batsman in Australia by his fellow cricketers, Shane Warne beat Glenn McGrath to claim best-bowler honours.

South African Rudi Koertzen was voted best umpire by national team and Australias Simon Taufel was ranked second. Billy Bowden of New Zealand umpire, was rated the worst.

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