WI of the 80's or Australia Current?
went through the stats quickly, the first thing you notice is the clear difference, WI clearly better with the ball and Australia clearly with the bat. Viv Richards was the only Wi batsman to average over 50 which surprised me. while AUstralia has Hayden, Ponting, S Waugh, Clarke and Gilly - with Martyn also well ahead of the rest of the WI batsman at 48.65.
Bowling wise WI had Marshall, Garner and Ambrose all under 21, with Holding, Walsh and Roberts in the mid 20's. Australia have McGrath at 21.4, Warne and Gillespie in the mid 20's and the rest higher 20's and low 30's.
the main 2 differences for me which give Australia the advantage are Gilchrist and Warne. the windies lack the any real spin options, Hooper nearly averaged 50 with the ball. this is a huge advantage particularly in the 2nd innnigs. Gilchrist is very special, averages extreamley high and the onr of the fastest scorers in test cricket history - can change the game so so quickly.
anyways what do others think.