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Australia's best 30 ODI players

February 21, 2007 13:02 IST

Australia's best 30 One-Day International players were on Wednesday revealed in the first process of elimination to identify Australia's greatest ODI team of all time.

The final team of 12 will be announced at the Celebration of Australian One-Day International Cricket function in Sydney on February 27.

The list of top 30 players came from the votes cast by the pool of ODI cricketers that have represented Australia in the limited-overs game since its inception in 1971.

All 163 players who have represented Australia in ODI cricket since 1971 have been invited to cast their vote for the selection of Australia's greatest team (of 12 players), in batting order.

The 12 players who receive the most number of votes for each respective position will be selected in Australia's greatest ODI team.

Players have also been asked to vote for the captain of Australia's greatest ODI team; the captain will be the player in the selected 12 who receives the highest number of votes for the role.

In alphabetical order, the top 30 is:

Terry Alderman
Michael Bevan
David Boon
Allan Border
Greg Chappell
Ian Chappell
Simon Davis
Adam Gilchrist
Jason Gillespie
Gary Gilmour
Matthew Hayden
Michael Hussey
Dean Jones
Brett Lee
Darren Lehmann
Dennis Lillee
Damien Martyn
Greg Matthews
Craig McDermott
Glenn McGrath
Tom Moody
Simon O'Donnell
Ricky Ponting
Bruce Reid
Paul Reiffel
Andrew Symonds
Doug Walters
Shane Warne
Mark Waugh
Steve Waugh
 

Of the top 30:

- Seven are current players in Australia's 2007 World Cup squad (Gilchrist, Hayden, Hussey, Lee, McGrath, Ponting, Symonds);

- Three played in the first ODI match on January 5, 1971 (Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Walters);

- Eight have captained Australia in ODI cricket (Border, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Gilchrist, Hussey, Ponting, Warne and Steve Waugh).

- Steve Waugh has played the most number of ODIs (325) while the combined tally of matches between the 30 players is 4109 games.

The list of 163 Australian ODI players is:

1 GS Chappell
2 IM Chappell
3 AN Connolly
4 WM Lawry
5 GD McKenzie
6 AA Mallett
7 RW Marsh
8 IR Redpath
9 KR Stackpole
10 AL Thomson
11 KD Walters
12 R Edwards
13 DK Lillee
14 RAL Massie
15 AP Sheahan
16 GD Watson
17 DJ Colley
18 JR Hammond
19 RJ Bright
20 IC Davis
21 G Dymock
22 GJ Gilmour
23 MHN Walker
24 AJ Woodcock
25 WJ Edwards
26 AG Hurst
27 TJ Jenner
28 JR Thomson
29 RB McCosker
30 A Turner
31 GJ Cosier
32 DW Hookes
33 MF Malone
34 KJ O'Keeffe
35 LS Pascoe
36 CS Serjeant
37 KJ Hughes
38 RD Robinson
39 IW Callen
40 WM Clark
41 WM Darling
42 TJ Laughlin
43 SJ Rixon
44 RB Simpson
45 PM Toohey
46 GM Wood
47 GN Yallop
48 B Yardley
49 AR Border
50 PH Carlson
51 JA Maclean
52 AMJ Hilditch
53 RM Hogg
54 KJ Wright
55 JK Moss
56 GD Porter
57 BM Laird
58 JM Wiener
59 DF Whatmore
60 J Dyson
61 TM Chappell
62 SF Graf
63 GF Lawson
64 MF Kent
65 GR Beard
66 TM Alderman
67 DM Wellham
68 GM Ritchie
69 WB Phillips
70 CG Rackemann
71 KC Wessels
72 JN Maguire
73 TG Hogan
74 KH MacLeay
75 SB Smith
76 MR Whitney
77 RD Woolley
78 GRJ Matthews
79 DM Jones
80 DC Boon
81 MJ Bennett
82 CJ McDermott
83 SP O'Donnell
84 RG Holland
85 RJ McCurdy
86 RB Kerr
87 SP Davis
88 DR Gilbert
89 BA Reid
90 SR Waugh
91 GR Marsh
92 GS Trimble
93 TJ Zoehrer
94 GC Dyer
95 GA Bishop
96 PL Taylor
97 MRJ Veletta
98 TM Moody
99 TBA May
100 AK Zesers
101 AIC Dodemaide
102 IA Healy
103 JD Siddons
104 MG Hughes
105 ME Waugh
106 GD Campbell
107 MA Taylor
108 PR Reiffel
109 DR Martyn
110 SK Warne
111 ML Hayden
112 BP Julian
113 GD McGrath
114 MJ Slater
115 DW Fleming
116 MG Bevan
117 JL Langer
118 J Angel
119 GR Robertson
120 PA Emery
121 SG Law
122 GS Blewett
123 RT Ponting
124 S Lee
125 MS Kasprowicz
126 GB Hogg
127 JN Gillespie
128 DS Lehmann
129 AC Gilchrist
130 AJ Bichel
131 AM Stuart
132 AC Dale
133 MJ Di Venuto
134 MTG Elliott
135 IJ Harvey
136 P Wilson
137 JP Maher
138 BE Young
139 A Symonds
140 B Lee
141 SCG MacGill
142 NW Bracken
143 SM Katich
144 BJ Haddin
145 BA Williams
146 RJ Campbell
147 NM Hauritz
148 SR Watson
149 MJ Clarke
150 MEK Hussey
151 JR Hopes
152 CL White
153 SR Clark
154 BJ Hodge
155 ML Lewis
156 MG Johnson
157 BR Dorey
158 PA Jaques
159 DJ Cullen
160 MJ Cosgrove
161 BW Hilfenhaus
162 SW Tait
163 AC Voges