Originally Posted by fredfertang
No he didn't - he actually played very little Test cricket but he succeeded twice, once spectacularly, on the fast bowler's graveyards that Australia produced between the wars, under the old lbw law. The fact that he was humbled by Bradman in 1930, when he was never properly fit is, to me, neither here nor there
If Larwood had played just after the war (new ball every 55 overs and seaming wickets) then I rather think that his average would have been a long way south of 20, and the casualty list a long one
Tangy with the goods
I'd estimate a 20 average or thereabouts.
For me the best team would be...
- Jack Hobbs
- Herbert Sutcliffe
- Barry Richards
- Don Bradman
- Keith Miller*
- Garfield Sobers
- Mike Procter
- Don Tallon †
- Harold Larwood
The last spots can be any of 10. Verity/Warne/O'Reilly or 11. Marshall/Donald/Ambrose/Davidson/Waqar. Just can't choose!