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Postby 12345678 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:01 pm

http://www.supersport.com/cricket/artic ... ?Id=425816

so sehwag is a better bat then barry richards :shock: you learn something every day. looks like this is very biased toward certain countries. hadlee and botham would be players i'd rather have in my team than kapil dev. might have gone in with a second spinner given how good the likes of murali has been :hmmm: curtley amborose to make way for the spinner for me. was he really the best of all the great windies quicks? mcgrath rather than lillee :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Donald Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Kapil Dev, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose, Glenn McGrath.

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Postby tso » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Botham is a shocker really.I can understand Mcgrath though.Sehwag is :lol:

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Postby 12345678 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:03 pm

actually another thought if you just want to make one change, why isnt sobers in rather than kapil dev?

it seems the picks are certain countries from certain eras.

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Postby tso » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:04 pm

12345678 wrote:actually another thought if you just want to make one change, why isnt sobers in rather than kapil dev?

it seems the picks are certain countries from certain eras.

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Sobers of course :agree1:

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Postby Ianovich » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:08 pm

McGrath / Ambrose / Wasim / Kapil - not in my team :lol: :lol:

Sobers for Dev, probably big Joel, Lillee, Roberts or a second spinner

Barry Richards would have batted over Sehwag - no Viv

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Postby 12345678 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:15 pm

so how are we improving it?

barry richards, sunny gavasker, don bradman, sachin tendulkar, brian lara, sir garfield sobers, adam gilchrist, shane warne, dennis lillee, muttiah muralitharan, joel garner.

close between the top windies quicks. botham best of british?

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Postby 12345678 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:16 pm

i suppose we could make mike brearley's brain captain :lol:

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Postby tso » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Ianovich wrote:McGrath / Ambrose / Wasim / Kapil - not in my team :lol: :lol:

Sobers for Dev, probably big Joel, Lillee, Roberts or a second spinner

Barry Richards would have batted over Sehwag - no Viv


Richards another one :agree1:

Tendulkar ind op ba
Gavaskar ind op ba
Richards wi 3 ba
Bradman aus 4 ba
Lara wi 5 ba
Botham eng ar
Gilchrist wk aus
Warne aus
Murali sl
Mcgrath aus
Garner wi

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Postby weeman » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:28 pm

My first bowler would be Malcolm Marshall.

Different class he was,better than Garner and Ambrose.


Have I ever mention when Marshall once bowled to me. 8-)

Then Viv Richards picked up a ball and thought he bowl one to me.
I thought "This is going for 6"......Fooker only bowled me, :oops: :mrgreen:

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Postby Ianovich » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:39 pm

weeman wrote:My first bowler would be Malcolm Marshall.

Different class he was,better than Garner and Ambrose.


Have I ever mention when Marshall once bowled to me. 8-)

Then Viv Richards picked up a ball and thought he bowl one to me.
I thought "This is going for 6"......Fooker only bowled me, :oops: :mrgreen:


Marshall as superb - always supported Hampshire and watched him play hundreds of times - great fella as well.

I would pitch in Greenidge as well as an opener - if you wanted to go for a swashbuckler 11

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Postby Schlocky » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:07 pm

Sehwag & Dev :WTF: :WTF: :WTF:

No Viv or Barry Richards? :WTF: :WTF: :WTF:

No Michael Holding, Lillee or Hadlee? :WTF: :WTF: :WTF:

No Botham? :WTF: :WTF: :WTF:

The Aussie test team of 5 years ago or the Windies from around 75-80 would have beaten that lot

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Postby Ianovich » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:10 pm

Here is a nice attacking 11 :lol: :lol:

B Richards
G Greenidge
V Richards
S Tendulkar
B Lara
I Botham
A Gilchrist
M Marshall
S Warne
M Holding
D Lillee

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Postby Schlocky » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:20 pm

Ianovich wrote:Here is a nice attacking 11 :lol: :lol:

B Richards
G Greenidge
V Richards
S Tendulkar
B Lara
I Botham
A Gilchrist
M Marshall
S Warne
M Holding
D Lillee


forgetting the greatest batsmen ever "Bradman", that team is killer Yani :agree1:

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Postby Ianovich » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:22 pm

Might have put the Don in there instead of tendulkar

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Postby 12345678 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:24 pm

i'd accept marshall for garner no worries.

amazing how good they were, after years with the likes of vanburn holder (lovely man but not a world beater) along comes andy roberts (the original you could argue was the best). then holding marshal and garner (cant recall the precise order) followed by ambrose and walsh. not too sure of the right pecking order of that lot but you have to admire roberts as the trailblazer, maybe he really was the best, i keep changing my mind.

i think lillee was ahead of thommo and mcgrath, although thommo was awesome at his best.

don't think wasim or waqar were quite as good as these.

these days zaheer is probably as good as any current quick i guess.

leaving viv out seems odd but dont forget you are meant to be thinkng of the best test side!

i feel another thread coming on.............

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Postby Ianovich » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:27 pm

Dont forget though Viv ranks about 6th all time in Test rankings ..

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Postby Schlocky » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:32 pm

and don't forget Viv is in the FFUK banner :grin:

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Postby Ianovich » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:34 pm

That was when he got his World Record score ..

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Postby weeman » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:45 pm

Can't believe Derek Pringle's not been mentioned! :shock:

:gun:



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Postby Ianovich » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:48 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Highest career batting average
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
DG Bradman (Aus) 1928-1948 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 29 13 7
IJL Trott (Eng) 2009-2011 21 34 4 1867 226 62.23 6 6 1
RG Pollock (SA) 1963-1970 23 41 4 2256 274 60.97 7 11 1
GA Headley (WI) 1930-1954 22 40 4 2190 270* 60.83 10 5 2
H Sutcliffe (Eng) 1924-1935 54 84 9 4555 194 60.73 16 23 2
E Paynter (Eng) 1931-1939 20 31 5 1540 243 59.23 4 7 3
KF Barrington (Eng) 1955-1968 82 131 15 6806 256 58.67 20 35 5
ED Weekes (WI) 1948-1958 48 81 5 4455 207 58.61 15 19 6
WR Hammond (Eng) 1927-1947 85 140 16 7249 336* 58.45 22 24 4
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 26 30 12
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2011 145 246 38 11947 201* 57.43 40 54 10
JB Hobbs (Eng) 1908-1930 61 102 7 5410 211 56.94 15 28 4
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2011 177 290 32 14692 248* 56.94 51 59 14
CL Walcott (WI) 1948-1960 44 74 7 3798 220 56.68 15 14 1
L Hutton (Eng) 1937-1955 79 138 15 6971 364 56.67 19 33 5
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2011 97 162 12 8428 287 56.18 25 34 4
GE Tyldesley (Eng) 1921-1929 14 20 2 990 122 55.00 3 6 2
CA Davis (WI) 1968-1973 15 29 5 1301 183 54.20 4 4 1
VG Kambli (India) 1993-1995 17 21 1 1084 227 54.20 4 3 3
TT Samaraweera (SL) 2001-2011 66 104 19 4597 231 54.08 12 27 8
GS Chappell (Aus) 1970-1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 24 31 12
AD Nourse (SA) 1935-1951 34 62 7 2960 231 53.81 9 14 3
RT Ponting (Aus) 1995-2010 152 259 28 12363 257 53.51 39 56 14
V Sehwag (ICC/India) 2001-2011 87 150 6 7694 319 53.43 22 27 12
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2011 119 196 13 9630 374 52.62 28 38 11
Javed Miandad (Pak) 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 23 43 6
R Dravid (ICC/India) 1996-2011 153 265 30 12314 270 52.40 32 60 8
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 52.29 24 33 11
J Ryder (Aus) 1920-1929 20 32 5 1394 201* 51.62 3 9 1
A Flower (Zim) 1992-2002 63 112 19 4794 232* 51.54 12 27 5
G Gambhir (India) 2004-2011 38 68 5 3234 206 51.33 9 16 4
SM Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 12
MEK Hussey (Aus) 2005-2011 59 103 12 4650 195 51.09 13 24 9
SR Waugh (Aus) 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50 22
ML Hayden (Aus) 1994-2009 103 184 14 8625 380 50.73 30 29 14
Younis Khan (Pak) 2000-2011 67 119 8 5617 313 50.60 17 23 13
AR Border (Aus) 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63 11
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 182 12 8540 291 50.23 24 45 10
DCS Compton (Eng) 1937-1957 78 131 15 5807 278 50.06 17 28 10
GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2002-2011 91 159 9 7457 277 49.71 22 29 10
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/Pak) 1992-2007 120 200 22 8830 329 49.60 25 46 15
FMM Worrell (WI) 1948-1963 51 87 9 3860 261 49.48 9 22 11
CP Mead (Eng) 1911-1928 17 26 2 1185 182* 49.37 4 3 3
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2011 68 119 7 5520 235* 49.28 18 26 3
KC Bland (SA) 1961-1966 21 39 5 1669 144* 49.08 3 9 2
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2011 133 227 36 9367 203* 49.04 23 55 13
B Mitchell (SA) 1929-1949 42 80 9 3471 189* 48.88 8 21 3
Hon.FS Jackson (Eng) 1893-1905 20 33 4 1415 144* 48.79 5 6 3
RN Harvey (Aus) 1948-1963 79 137 10 6149 205 48.41 21 24 7
KD Walters (Aus) 1965-1981 74 125 14 5357 250 48.26 15 33 4
WH Ponsford (Aus) 1924-1934 29 48 4 2122 266 48.22 7 6 1
SJ McCabe (Aus) 1930-1938 39 62 5 2748 232 48.21 6 13 4
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2011 74 127 6 5828 227 48.16 17 23 7
DR Jardine (Eng) 1928-1934 22 33 6 1296 127 48.00 1 10 2
ER Dexter (Eng) 1958-1968 62 102 8 4502 205 47.89 9 27 6
G Boycott (Eng) 1964-1982 108 193 23 8114 246* 47.72 22 42 10
VS Hazare (India) 1946-1953 30 52 6 2192 164* 47.65 7 9 4
EH Hendren (Eng) 1920-1935 51 83 9 3525 205* 47.63 7 21 4
AC Gilchrist (Aus) 1999-2008 96 137 20 5570 204* 47.60 17 26 14
SM Nurse (WI) 1960-1969 29 54 1 2523 258 47.60 6 10 3
RB Kanhai (WI) 1957-1974 79 137 6 6227 256 47.53 15 28 7
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2011 66 113 13 4741 278* 47.41 12 23 2
VVS Laxman (India) 1996-2011 123 204 32 8146 281 47.36 16 52 13
WM Lawry (Aus) 1961-1971 67 123 12 5234 210 47.15 13 27 6
IR Bell (Eng) 2004-2011 65 110 14 4523 199 47.11 14 28 7
HM Amla (SA) 2004-2011 51 90 7 3897 253* 46.95 12 19 6
R Subba Row (Eng) 1958-1961 13 22 1 984 137 46.85 3 4 0
RM Cowper (Aus) 1964-1968 27 46 2 2061 307 46.84 5 10 3
WA Brown (Aus) 1934-1948 22 35 1 1592 206* 46.82 4 9 1
RB Simpson (Aus) 1957-1978 62 111 7 4869 311 46.81 10 27 8
PBH May (Eng) 1951-1961 66 106 9 4537 285* 46.77 13 22 8
J Hardstaff (Eng) 1935-1948 23 38 3 1636 205* 46.74 4 10 4
CH Lloyd (WI) 1966-1985 110 175 14 7515 242* 46.67 19 39 4
AL Hassett (Aus) 1938-1953 43 69 3 3073 198* 46.56 10 11 1
DM Jones (Aus) 1984-1992 52 89 11 3631 216 46.55 11 14 11
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2011 69 114 12 4742 168 46.49 14 20 5
AR Morris (Aus) 1946-1955 46 79 3 3533 206 46.48 12 12 4
DR Martyn (Aus) 1992-2006 67 109 14 4406 165 46.37 13 23 7
JDB Robertson (Eng) 1947-1952 11 21 2 881 133 46.36 2 6 0
DL Amiss (Eng) 1966-1977 50 88 10 3612 262* 46.30 11 11 10
JF Reid (NZ) 1979-1986 19 31 3 1296 180 46.28 6 2 4
PJ Sharpe (Eng) 1963-1969 12 21 4 786 111 46.23 1 4 1
AF Rae (WI) 1948-1953 15 24 2 1016 109 46.18 4 4 1
M Leyland (Eng) 1928-1938 41 65 5 2764 187 46.06 9 10 6
WM Woodfull (Aus) 1926-1934 35 54 4 2300 161 46.00 7 13 6
EJ Barlow (SA) 1961-1970 30 57 2 2516 201 45.74 6 15 3
NC O'Neill (Aus) 1958-1965 42 69 8 2779 181 45.55 6 15 6
Saeed Anwar (Pak) 1990-2001 55 91 2 4052 188* 45.52 11 25 8
MD Crowe (NZ) 1982-1995 77 131 11 5444 299 45.36 17 18 9
G Kirsten (SA) 1993-2004 101 176 15 7289 275 45.27 21 34 13
JL Langer (Aus) 1993-2007 105 182 12 7696 250 45.27 23 30 11
CC Hunte (WI) 1958-1967 44 78 6 3245 260 45.06 8 13 5
HL Collins (Aus) 1920-1926 19 31 1 1352 203 45.06 4 6 0
M Azharuddin (India) 1984-2000 99 147 9 6215 199 45.03 22 21 5
SM Katich (Aus) 2001-2010 56 99 6 4188 157 45.03 10 25 4

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Best career bowling average
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1896 18 3830 1205 112 9/28 15/45 10.75 1.88 34.1 9 5
JJ Ferris (Aus/Eng) 1887-1892 9 2302 775 61 7/37 13/91 12.70 2.01 37.7 6 1
W Barnes (Eng) 1880-1890 21 2289 793 51 6/28 9/81 15.54 2.07 44.8 3 0
W Bates (Eng) 1881-1887 15 2364 821 50 7/28 14/102 16.42 2.08 47.2 4 1
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.36 41.6 24 7
CTB Turner (Aus) 1887-1895 17 5179 1670 101 7/43 12/87 16.53 1.93 51.2 11 2
R Peel (Eng) 1884-1896 20 5216 1715 101 7/31 11/68 16.98 1.97 51.6 5 1
J Briggs (Eng) 1884-1899 33 5332 2095 118 8/11 15/28 17.75 2.35 45.1 9 4
H Ironmonger (Aus) 1928-1933 14 4695 1330 74 7/23 11/24 17.97 1.69 63.4 4 2
FR Spofforth (Aus) 1877-1887 18 4185 1731 94 7/44 14/90 18.41 2.48 44.5 7 4
FH Tyson (Eng) 1954-1959 17 3452 1411 76 7/27 10/130 18.56 2.45 45.4 4 1
C Blythe (Eng) 1901-1910 19 4546 1863 100 8/59 15/99 18.63 2.45 45.4 9 4
JH Wardle (Eng) 1948-1957 28 6597 2080 102 7/36 12/89 20.39 1.89 64.6 5 1
G Ulyett (Eng) 1877-1890 25 2627 1020 50 7/36 7/57 20.40 2.32 52.5 1 0
AK Davidson (Aus) 1953-1963 44 11587 3819 186 7/93 12/124 20.53 1.97 62.2 14 2
FR Foster (Eng) 1911-1912 11 2447 926 45 6/91 8/70 20.57 2.27 54.3 4 0
K Higgs (Eng) 1965-1968 15 4112 1473 71 6/91 8/119 20.74 2.14 57.9 2 0
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 17584 7876 376 7/22 11/89 20.94 2.68 46.7 22 4
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 13169 5433 259 6/56 9/108 20.97 2.47 50.8 7 0
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 22103 8501 405 8/45 11/84 20.99 2.30 54.5 22 3
ERH Toshack (Aus) 1946-1948 12 3140 989 47 6/29 11/31 21.04 1.88 66.8 4 1
NAT Adcock (SA) 1953-1962 26 6391 2195 104 6/43 8/87 21.10 2.06 61.4 5 0
WJ Whitty (Aus) 1909-1912 14 3357 1373 65 6/17 9/98 21.12 2.45 51.6 3 0
JC Laker (Eng) 1948-1959 46 12027 4101 193 10/53 19/90 21.24 2.04 62.3 9 3
GE Palmer (Aus) 1880-1886 17 4517 1678 78 7/65 11/165 21.51 2.22 57.9 6 2
J Cowie (NZ) 1937-1949 9 2028 969 45 6/40 10/140 21.53 2.86 45.0 4 1
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
GD McGrath (Aus) 1993-2007 124 29248 12186 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 2.49 51.9 29 3
H Trumble (Aus) 1890-1904 32 8099 3072 141 8/65 12/89 21.78 2.27 57.4 9 3
E Peate (Eng) 1881-1886 9 2096 683 31 6/85 8/58 22.03 1.95 67.6 2 0
JT Hearne (Eng) 1892-1899 12 2976 1082 49 6/41 10/60 22.08 2.18 60.7 4 1
SE Bond (NZ) 2001-2009 18 3372 1922 87 6/51 10/99 22.09 3.41 38.7 5 1
AE Hall (SA) 1923-1931 7 2361 886 40 7/63 11/112 22.15 2.25 59.0 3 1
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.83 47.0 20 3
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 2.63 50.8 36 9
WE Bowes (Eng) 1932-1946 15 3655 1519 68 6/33 9/219 22.33 2.49 53.7 6 0
W Attewell (Eng) 1884-1892 10 2850 626 28 4/42 6/107 22.35 1.31 101.7 0 0
PJ Loader (Eng) 1954-1959 13 2662 878 39 6/36 9/86 22.51 1.97 68.2 1 0
RG Barlow (Eng) 1881-1887 17 2456 767 34 7/40 8/63 22.55 1.87 72.2 3 0
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1932-1946 27 10024 3254 144 7/54 11/129 22.59 1.94 69.6 11 3
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 44039 18180 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 2.47 55.0 67 22
JV Saunders (Aus) 1902-1908 14 3565 1796 79 7/34 9/66 22.73 3.02 45.1 6 0
AEE Vogler (SA) 1906-1911 15 2764 1455 64 7/94 12/181 22.73 3.15 43.1 5 1
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 88 19458 8258 362 8/58 14/116 22.81 2.54 53.7 23 6
LF Kline (Aus) 1957-1961 13 2373 776 34 7/75 8/90 22.82 1.96 69.7 1 0
KR Miller (Aus) 1946-1956 55 10461 3906 170 7/60 10/152 22.97 2.24 61.5 7 1
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1960 61 13650 5251 228 7/38 9/70 23.03 2.30 59.8 12 0
Shabbir Ahmed (Pak) 2003-2005 10 2576 1175 51 5/48 8/109 23.03 2.73 50.5 2 0
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 24353 9733 421 7/87 10/147 23.11 2.39 57.8 16 1
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2011 46 9515 5526 238 7/51 10/91 23.21 3.48 39.9 16 4
CEH Croft (WI) 1977-1982 27 6165 2913 125 8/29 9/95 23.30 2.83 49.3 3 0
HV Hordern (Aus) 1911-1912 7 2148 1075 46 7/90 12/175 23.36 3.00 46.6 5 2
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 22 5
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-2002 104 22627 9779 414 7/119 11/110 23.62 2.59 54.6 25 5
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 12680 5898 249 8/92 14/149 23.68 2.79 50.9 13 2
SR Clark (Aus) 2006-2009 24 5146 2243 94 5/32 9/89 23.86 2.61 54.7 2 0
Pervez Sajjad (Pak) 1964-1973 19 4145 1410 59 7/74 9/112 23.89 2.04 70.2 3 0
WA Johnston (Aus) 1947-1955 40 11048 3826 160 6/44 9/183 23.91 2.07 69.0 7 0
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 70 18467 8493 355 7/83 11/123 23.92 2.75 52.0 23 7
Khan Mohammad (Pak) 1952-1958 13 3157 1292 54 6/21 8/41 23.92 2.45 58.4 4 0
PM Pollock (SA) 1961-1970 28 6522 2806 116 6/38 10/87 24.18 2.58 56.2 9 1
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1925-1936 37 14513 5231 216 7/40 14/199 24.21 2.16 67.1 21 7
PS de Villiers (SA) 1993-1998 18 4805 2063 85 6/23 10/108 24.27 2.57 56.5 5 2
IR Bishop (WI) 1989-1998 43 8407 3909 161 6/40 8/57 24.27 2.78 52.2 6 0
Mohammad Asif (Pak) 2005-2010 23 5171 2583 106 6/41 11/71 24.36 2.99 48.7 7 1
H Verity (Eng) 1931-1939 40 11173 3510 144 8/43 15/104 24.37 1.88 77.5 5 2
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 30019 12688 519 7/37 13/55 24.44 2.53 57.8 22 3
BA Reid (Aus) 1985-1992 27 6244 2784 113 7/51 13/148 24.63 2.67 55.2 5 2
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1952-1962 34 9834 3434 139 7/42 13/114 24.70 2.09 70.7 13 4
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1965 70 16056 6261 252 7/39 11/97 24.84 2.33 63.7 9 1
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1955 51 15918 5876 236 7/44 14/99 24.89 2.21 67.4 15 5
MA Noble (Aus) 1898-1909 42 7159 3025 121 7/17 13/77 25.00 2.53 59.1 9 2

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Postby 12345678 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:07 am

think i will stick with my 2nd draft even after seeing the stats!

admittedly a blind faith in barry richards being able to transfer his amazing first class form to the test arena, was robbed of seeing him have a prolonged test career by apartheid. interesting to see marshall garner and ambrose right next to each other in the averages list.

we have kind of overlooked the unspectacular kallis and hadlee wouldnt be far away along with imran khan.

i'm sticking with barry richards, sunny gavasker, don bradman, sachin tendulkar, brian lara, sir garfield sobers, adam gilchrist, shane warne, dennis lillee, muttiah muralitharan, joel garner.

andy

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best test team of all time!

Postby Schlocky » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:17 am

I still can't believe Viv Richards isn't in that team in the first post :WTF: :WTF: :WTF: :WTF: :WTF:

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best test team of all time!

Postby 12345678 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:55 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricke ... ility.html

boycs team above compared to the comparative icc pick below

Geoffrey Boycott's Dream XI
ICC Dream XI

Jack Hobbs
Virender Sehwag

Len Hutton
Sunil Gavaskar

Donald Bradman
Donald Bradman

George Headley
Sachin Tendulkar

Viv Richards
Brian Lara

Garry Sobers
Kapil Dev

Alan Knott
Adam Gilchrist

Sydney Barnes
Shane Warne

Malcolm Marshall
Wasim Akram

Shane Warne
Curtly Ambrose

Dennis Lillee
Glen McGrath

clearly sir geoff would have picked himself and had to replace himself with another yorkshire sir :lol:

only 1x yorkies in his world XI, is this a sign he fell out with fred trueman? :lol: :lol: :lol:

interesting to see his windies quick pick is marshall.

glad to see he has backed me up with lillee over mcgrath.

his only 'obvious' silly that i can see is knott over gilchrist .

so to be fair to the cantankerous old git (who played the best innings i have personally ever seen at the ground) he has probably done a better job than the icc :agree1:

andy


ps sir geoff soon kicked those indians out didn't he :lol:

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best test team of all time!

Postby 12345678 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:40 pm

fair enough binkmeister.......................... just so long as you don't start doing it in fantasy games aswell :wink:

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