'would have been'
Originally Posted by Coronis
Very nice watson, though in this case there is reasonable evidence that he would have been a great test batsman.
is the operative phrase Coronis.
Jackson would walk into any ATG team if all the batsman on show were 'would have beens', and that's all he were up against.
However, batsman like Bob Simpson, Don Bradman, Neil Harvey, Greg Chappell, Allan Border, and Steve Waugh are NOT 'would have been great Test batsman', they ARE
great Test batsman by any definition of the word great. And so which one of these gentleman are we too leave out to make way for Jackson? Not on merit mind you, but merely because it takes our fancy?