Originally Posted by kyear2
I disagree, 6 batsmen (one of who can bowl a bit) and four front line bowlers (3 fast and 1 spin) is the mold from modern history to be succesful, especially the post covered pitches era. The era of two spinners as a winning combination, outside of some special circumstances or on some roads in the s/c are a part of the nostalgic past.
Also fully agree, Sobers was a better bat than Sachin and Lara, no argument.
I'd say having the two greatest spinners of all time at your disposal qualifies this as "exceptional circumstances".