Blackwell wouldnt have played in a full strength England squad? His score in the match was nearly equal to twice the sum of Vaughan's and Flintoff's career averages. I dont see how one can figure out that either of these two (or even both put together) would have done better than Blackwell in that match.
IF by chance Trescothick had not played, I guess you chaps would have declared the match illegal. Ofcourse he didnt do much in the game..
And yeah, if Gough had played the match and if he had managed to bowl well and if he had managed to get 2/19 Sachin would have scored yet another ODI century.. And Yuvaraj would have murdered the bowlers like he has done a few times in the past.
If you had Thorpe earlier, you have Trescothick now. Most people accept that yes, Srinath's time is passed (since he says so) and there's nothing to say that if he had bowled then we would have got England for under 225 Maybe you guys find it tough to let go... and going by the eulogising of Thorpe going on now, i suppose he'll will become a legend in the coming year just because he isnt around..
Hmm so finally , I think demon bowler Collingwood would have made all the difference in that match...
I never said that England would have won had we been full strength... just that we might have run it slightly closer.
beat anyone on their day but I would not back them to win the World Cup because of
i) Weak Links in the Bowling Attack
ii) Unfamiliarity to South African Pitches