Originally Posted by kyear2
You still loose quite a bit with Gilchrist/Imran over Sobers/Gilchrist additionally five specialist bowlers are a bit of over kill considering Sobers is still in the team and at the expense of a specialst bat (Richards or Tendulkar)
Can't think of an example in history where a great team depended on 5 specialist bowlers at the expense of a genuine batsman. Australia tried it a couple of times with Gilly, but only in extreme conditions and always reverted back afterwards.
The point of this thread is to find the best possible bowling combination(s). Batting is irrelevant.
But on that note, playing five specialist (harsh on Imran's [and even Marshall's] batting) bowlers would be possible mainly because of Bradman.
EDIT: Cribb WAC.