Originally Posted by NUFAN
How is the margin between Hooper and Aravinda small? Hooper had one of the most frustrating careers of all time, often looked good but would get out stupidly.
Also, I think you are stretching it to say MacGill was a lot better than Saqlain. I liked MacGill's ability to take a swag of wickets and I wouldn't have changed him for Saqlain during Australia's run so I probably would narrowly have MacGill in front, but the other team already has Hadlee and Waqar likely to take a heap of wickets so Saqlain (who could still take wickets at a decent rate) would be very useful and it wasn't a comparison that I was making anyway.
Your team does have big names - Barry Richards, Andy Roberts, Kapil Dev are All Time Greats and Sangakarra and Inzy are big names too.
Aravinda has a better average, but as I said I think Hooper suffered always playing with the tail, he often lacked support and then would lose his wicket forcing the issue and knowing he will run out of partners.
I was never a big Saqlain fan. I much preferred Mustaq Ahmed to him in terms of Pakistan spinners of the same era.