So difficult to rank teams this way, especially after the 3rd XI. At a casual glance, major exclusions seem to be
Clarrie Grimmett, Anil Kumble, Erapalli Prasanna, Derek Underwood, Abdul Qadir
Laker, Benaud, Rhodes and Chandrasekhar have been overrated
Allan Donald, Courtney Walsh, Shaun Pollock, Dale Steyn, Colin Croft
Holding, Roberts and Waqar are under-ranked.
Bedser, Larwood and Lindwall have been overrated
Gordon Greenidge, Kumar Sangakkara, Martin Crowe, Arthur Morris, Bill Lawry
Perhaps Cook and Smith
Shrewsbury is a welcome addition, but Murdoch and MacLaren do not merit a place here.
McCabe and Kallis are under-ranked (Poor Kallis, again)
Andy Flower should be higher up, and Kirmani should be replaced by Farookh Engineer or Rodney Marsh
The 4th and 5th XIs' bowling makes no sense whatsoever to me, given the options available. Too much all-rounder love going on. Need better bowlers in these two line-ups.
Apart from that, nice work by the author. Just couldn't hide the fact that he is British, and is too afraid to leave Tendulkar out of the first XI (understandably