Cricket Betting Site Betway
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 45

Thread: All-Time XI

  1. #1
    First Class Debutant cric_manic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    South of Heaven
    Posts
    831

    All-Time XI

    B.Richards
    J.Hobbs
    D.Bradman
    B.Lara
    V.Richards
    G.Sobers
    W.Akram
    A.Knott+
    R.Hadlee
    S.Warne
    M.Marshall


    Thoughts? i think this is the best line up of cricket player's ever

    post yours......

  2. #2
    International Vice-Captain a massive zebra's Avatar
    Eggs Champion!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    on my ass @ the PC
    Posts
    4,191
    How about...

    Jack Hobbs
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Don Bradman
    Graeme Pollock
    Walter Hammond
    Garry Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist
    Imran Khan
    Malcolm Marshall
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Sydney Barnes

    12th Man: Richard Hadlee
    THE ULTIMATE CRICKET WEB ARCADE EGGS CHAMPION

    RIP Fardin Qayyumi (AKA "cricket player"; "Bob"), 1990-2006
    RIP Craig Walsh (AKA "Craig"), 1985-2012

  3. #3
    International Vice-Captain a massive zebra's Avatar
    Eggs Champion!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    on my ass @ the PC
    Posts
    4,191
    Barry Richards makes a good case but never had the opportunity to really prove himself at the highest level. Brian Lara and Viv Richards are both once in a generation genius' but lacked consistency - a criticism that could not be levied at Graeme Pollock. Hammond was one of the finest batsmen and slip fielders England produced, who could also bowl. I prefer a world class batsman to a great keeper but each to his own. Wasim Akram not quite on that very highest level IMO and Shane Warne overrated.

  4. #4
    International Captain LongHopCassidy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Nursing a broken ****ing arm
    Posts
    5,702
    1. Sunil Gavaskar
    2. Victor Trumper
    3. Don Bradman
    4. Viv Richards
    5. Garry Sobers
    6. Adam Gilchrist (keeper)
    7. Imran Khan
    8. Richard Hadlee
    9. Shane Warne
    10. Dennis Lillee
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan

    Three pacemen, two spinners (leggie and offie), impregnable top six. Argue with that.
    "The Australian cricket captain is the Prime Minister Australia wishes it had. Steve Waugh is that man, Michael Clarke is not." - Jarrod Kimber

    RIP Fardin Qayyumi and Craig Walsh - true icons of CricketWeb.


  5. #5
    International Captain Deja moo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Navi Mumbai , India
    Posts
    5,974
    The presence of Trumper ?
    Millhouse: you know when your dog ate my goldfish bart and you told me i never had a goldfish, then why did i have the bowl bart! why did i have the bowl!!!!
    Karthik_moo@hotmail.com
    Member of the MSC and the AAAS
    Wanna Search ?
    Waughney : We are well taken care of here at the Rehab centre.

  6. #6
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend andyc's Avatar
    Yeti Sports 1.5 Champion!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    23,883
    the absence of mcgrath?

  7. #7
    SJS
    SJS is offline
    Hall of Fame Member SJS's Avatar
    Virus 2 Champion!
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Thane India
    Posts
    19,346
    1. Hobbs
    2. Gavaskar
    3. Bradman
    4. George Headley
    5. Walter Hammond
    6. Sobers
    7. Hadlee
    8. Lindwall
    9. Bob Taylor
    10. Muralitharan
    11. Syd Barnes

    The only tough choice was the two fast bowlers. I think there is an embarassment of riches over history. I took Hadlee and Lindwall for their consistent performance against all comers. But I agree the side lacks REAL fire power in the form of super express speed. But I dont think over time that is the bowling that has consistently won tests. A series here a test or two ther and thats it.

    It also lacks a genuine leg spinner but my choice would have been Orielly but then with Barnes in (I never make an all time XI without Hobbs, Bradman, Sobers and Barnes) I thought we could do things differently.

    I brought in Gavaskar instead of my normal favourite, Hutton but its a toss up really.

    With the best batsmen of all time playing, I dont see any reason why the keeper should not be chosen first and formost for his keeping skills. Thus the choice was not of Gilchrist or other such batting keepers but the best glovemen and Taylor challenges the best though there were others one has not seen who appear to have been equally skilled.

    Another day and another time and I may choose differently

  8. #8
    Cricket Spectator froggyboy86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4
    1. JB Hobbs
    2. SM Gavaskar
    3. DG Bradman*
    4. IVA Richards
    5. GA Headley
    6. GS Sobers
    7. AC Gilchrist+
    8. SK Warne
    9. MD Marshall
    10. SF Barnes
    11. GD McGrath

    12th Man: Imran Khan

    Openers I believe select themselves, have excellent records against a variety of attacks in varying conditions. Gavaskar particularly distinguished himself at the top of the order and provided an inconsistant Indian batting line up with consistent performances at the top of the order.

    Bradman is always a certainty in any all time XI and best suited to batting at number three. Number four was difficult since there are many great batsman in history who can bat at four however I chose Richards for his brilliant ability to counter-attack and accelerate the pace of the game. Whilst not as consistent as others in the line up, its strength gives me the opportunity to place an attacking batsman up the order.

    Headley at five gives the middle order further strength. Headley was probably underrated by many and believe he deserves a spot in a World XI and narrowly beat Graeme Pollock for this spot. Garfield Sobers is the best all-rounder the game has seen, solid batting and great variety in his bowling from spin to pace.

    With a strong batting line up, I could have probably chosen a more traditional wicket keeper like Taylor, Healy etc however I find Gilchrist's batting irresistable and I believe his 'keeping is of a high enough standard to warrant a place in the side.

    With regards to the bowlers, I wanted to have one spinner and three pacemen. I chose Warne as my spinner over Muralitharin for a variety of reasons. Whilst both have great records as bowlers, Warne offers more through being a superb slips fielder, handy lower order bat and an intelligent cricketer when it comes to setting fields and the like.

    Malcom Marshall I believe is the most complete fast bowler, good economy rate and average and perfect to open the attack. The next too are tricky with so many great fast bowlers to choose from. However I chose McGrath for his unerring consistency over many years on flat subcontinental tracks to seaming wickets and has a knack of consistently removing the oppositions best batsmen. Whilst McGrath and Marshall are excellent bowlers, Barnes probably exceeded them all when it came to making a ball move with mastery over the seam.

    The 12th Man, Imran Khan was straightforward for me, I chose a cricketer that I believed offered a great deal in all aspects of cricket from bowling, batting, fielding and as a captain.

    Sorry for the length of the post, but thought I should explain the reasoning behind my selections

  9. #9
    Hall of Fame Member FaaipDeOiad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    19,957
    Jack Hobbs
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Donald Bradman
    Walter Hammond
    Greg Chappell
    Gary Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist +
    Richard Hadlee
    Shane Warne
    Sydney Barnes
    Glenn McGrath
    12th man: Imran Khan.

    Openers are pretty self-explainitory - Hobbs is an absolute all-time legend and Gavaskar held together a fragile batting lineup and performed consistently for many years in a time of many great bowlers. Bradman is the greatest ever cricketer, and selects himself. Hammond just beat Headley out for this spot for me (Tendulkar and Lara might be unlucky as well) because he performed so well for a longer period of time. Chappell is probably the toughest choice, but he also played in an era of many great bowlers with Gavaskar and performed admirably in all conditions and against all opposition. Underrated as a batsman, I feel. Sobers is the greatest ever all-rounder, Gilchrist the greatest ever keeper-batsman. Hadlee only just beat Imran Khan out for this spot (Holding is another one who could have got in as a quick bowler), but I rated his slightly superior bowling (in my view) over Imran's batting, and I have a personal affection for stunning accuracy over pace and aggression. Shane Warne is pretty much an automatic selection for me, although there are many other great spinners who missed out. Barnes' record is self-explainitory, and Glenn McGrath has to make it as the greatest bowler I have ever had the pleasure to watch.

    Other honorable mentions are Keith Miller, Wasim Akram, Steve Waugh and Viv Richards.
    Last edited by FaaipDeOiad; 11-02-2005 at 03:48 AM.

  10. #10
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    25,958
    There were so many great names and close calls that I decided on a 1st and 2nd XI

    1st XI
    Hobbs
    Hutton
    Bradman
    G Pollock
    G Sobers
    Gilchrist (wk)
    Imran Khan
    Hadlee
    Warne
    Lillee
    Mcgrath

    2nd XI
    H.Sutcliffe
    Gavaskar
    Dravid/Barrington
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    S.Waugh/Weekes
    Healy (wk)
    Akram
    Marshall
    Ambrose
    Murali


    Wouldn't be a bad match-up, but definately comfortable win for 1st XI

  11. #11
    International Regular twctopcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    winchester, england
    Posts
    3,477
    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Wouldn't be a bad match-up, but definately comfortable win for 1st XI
    You sure of that?? 2nd XI ain't much worse in my book, if at all.
    R.I.P Fardin Qayyumi (Cricket Player)

    'Last one on drugs is a queer,' yells portillo..
    Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things. And no good thing ever dies......
    Self appointed president of the KPPAS

  12. #12
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    25,958
    Quote Originally Posted by twctopcat
    You sure of that?? 2nd XI ain't much worse in my book, if at all.
    Sure...I did struggle trying to separate the bowlers....Both bowling attacks pretty useful aye. Hadlee just edged out Marshall for me and I originally had Murali in the 1st and Lillee in the 2nd, but swapped them when I realised the balance wasn't right.
    Bowlers could have gone either way

  13. #13
    SJS
    SJS is offline
    Hall of Fame Member SJS's Avatar
    Virus 2 Champion!
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Thane India
    Posts
    19,346
    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    There were so many great names and close calls that I decided on a 1st and 2nd XI

    1st XI
    Hobbs
    Hutton
    Bradman
    G Pollock
    G Sobers
    Gilchrist (wk)
    Imran Khan
    Hadlee
    Warne
    Lillee
    Mcgrath

    2nd XI
    H.Sutcliffe
    Gavaskar
    Dravid/Barrington
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    S.Waugh/Weekes
    Healy (wk)
    Akram
    Marshall
    Ambrose
    Murali


    Wouldn't be a bad match-up, but definately comfortable win for 1st XI
    I would put Larwood and Constantine in the second team and have Jardine as captain and the rules must not limit leg side field. Then maybe you have a chance

  14. #14
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    25,958
    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    I would put Larwood and Constantine in the second team and have Jardine as captain and the rules must not limit leg side field. Then maybe you have a chance
    Like the Jardine idea but I'd think he'd be quite happy using that ploy with Marshall and Ambrose at their best especially in the days b4 helmets

  15. #15
    SJS
    SJS is offline
    Hall of Fame Member SJS's Avatar
    Virus 2 Champion!
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Thane India
    Posts
    19,346
    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Like the Jardine idea but I'd think he'd be quite happy using that ploy with Marshall and Ambrose at their best especially in the days b4 helmets
    Without the deadly pin point accuracy of a Larwood it would work on every one except Bradman

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Greatest spam of all time (IMO)
    By luckyeddie in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 97
    Last Post: 15-06-2007, 07:17 PM
  2. So it must be time for Draft
    By Umpire Money in forum World Club Cricket
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-06-2004, 04:23 AM
  3. Zimbabwean Cricket: Time for The End
    By Neil Pickup in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 16-05-2004, 10:44 AM
  4. All Time Statistical XI
    By Mister Wright in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 27-02-2004, 03:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •