Originally Posted by Jakester1288
How good was it when we had an off side field of
Slips - Hayden, Ponting, Warne
Gully - Hussey
Point - Clarke
Covers - Symonds
Now the Australian side isn't as good in the fielding aspect of the game, as well as batting and bowling, compared to previous years.
The above slip cordon isn't a patch on the cordon in the 1990's. Mark Taylor at first, Mark Waugh at second, Shane Warne at third would be one of the all-time great 1-2-3 combinations. As well as S Waugh in the gully, David Boon, Greg Blewett or Justin Langer at bat-pad and blokes like Ricky Ponting, Michael Bevan, Michael Slater at point/covers/outfield depending on who was in the side at the given time was an incredible fielding set up.
Mark Waugh the best slip fielder (and catcher) off all time IMO. Now THAT was an incredible cordon.