Following SJS's lead, here is an equivalent from the former England batsman Tom Graveney, who picked his teams in 1982 at the end of his book of personal Top Tens. I would love it if he produced an updated edition, as it would be fascinating to see how his top 10s and his all-star teams have changed in the past 30 years.
Australia post-1945 (excluding Bradman, who he placed in the pre-war team):
Richie Benaud (captain)
Doug Walters (12th Man)
The depth of batting in this team (Lindwall at 10!), without compromising on the bowling, is a massive strength. Graveney said he had three major decisions:
Hassett or Chapelli at number 3 - eventually swayed by Hassett's career FC average of 58.24.
Grout or Marsh behind the stumps - eventually deciding that Lillee and Marsh go together like bacon and eggs (he rated both men ahead of Tallon).
Davidson or Thommo as the last fast bowler - eventually deciding that he wanted the variety that Davo's left-armers would bring to the attack.
Others to follow...
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Originally Posted by grecian
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