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    richie benaud's greatest 11

    in case everybody didn't see on the net or on the TV here's the list

    1. Jack Hobbs
    2. Sunil Gavaskar
    3. Sir Donald Bradman
    4. Sir Vivian Richards
    5. Sachin Tendulkar
    6. Sir Garfield Sobers
    7. Imran Khan
    8. Adam Gilchrist
    9. Shane Warne
    10. Dennis Lillee
    11. Syd Barnes

    12th man: keith miller

    the only thing i was going to go over is the controversy that murali didin't make the list. when it was on TV richie explained that since he was a leg spinner the spin position was always going to be a leg spinner and not an off spinner regardless of how good murali is. he then went on to say that if he was going to have an off spinner the team he already has sobers in the team!

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    Load of bull .... Shane Warne is there but no Murali....and the excuse he gives is....<no comment> crap basically
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    It is his Eleven and therefore his choice really.. He obviously has a love for leg spin having bowled it himself and therefore he is entitled to pick Warne

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookie_lk
    Load of bull .... Shane Warne is there but no Murali....and the excuse he gives is....<no comment> crap basically

    He hasn't chosen an XI which he thinks is the best of all time, rather one that he would like to watch. You really cannot bag him for that.
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    i dont agree witht the team but this isnt the place, and this has been surely talked about before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden
    i dont agree witht the team but this isnt the place, and this has been surely talked about before.
    You can't disagree with a team that someone has selected on the basis that they want to watch that team.

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    And he has already pointed out his reasoning for not wanting another off spinner.
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    i actually think the reason is the one Mr Wright said, that he didn't pick a 'best XI' but an XI that he would like to see play the most - and he would rather watch warne bowl than murali, simple as that.
    this is hardly site discussion either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    You can't disagree with a team that someone has selected on the basis that they want to watch that team.
    bah, I dont agree with that team if it is his World XI (which apparently it isnt). whatever!

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    its his team- if he wants to put his grandson in there, all the powers to him.

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    The best team ever - no.
    Good team - certainly.
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    pretty good side if gilchrist is coming it at 8 !!
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    Depending on which stage of Imran's career he was at I'd prefer have Gilchrist ahead of him.

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    Warne definatly for me......but why isnt Botham in the line up....Botham at his best was the best allrounder ever in the History of the Game....although this is a argued opinion.....Botham and Richards in a side...u coundnt get a better double act

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    There are plenty of good reasons why Botham was not even the best all-rounder of his generation, let alone of all-time.
    To suggest him as better than Sir Garfield (along with about 30 others) is really rather like the old goat-farmer from Ulyan Bataar thingy.

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