What can we say about these two sides, they are two of the greatest genearation of cricketers to play the game. Firstly lets look at that superb West Indian side which Clive Llyod and Viv Richards commanded with such pride and with his philosophy of those 4 fast bowlers such a Marshall, Garner, Roberts, Holding with an abundance of powerful backup bowlers such as Croft, Daniel, Clark and Davis and when King Viv aka `` The Master Blaster took over from the llyod era their was the Emergence of Ambrose, Walsh, Patterson and Bishop their wasn't much respite for International Batsmen. While the lads with the bat were just some of the most aggresive batsmen of all time i reckon, with openers Fredricks, Greenidge and Haynes in the middle order the Richardson, Big Viv, Rowe, the dependable Larry gomes follwed by Llyod. Thw indies also had in my view two of the best glovesmen to ever play this sport Derrick Murray and especially Jeff Dujon, some crazy people say that team wasn't complete simply because they didn't have a world class spinner they used Roger Harper sparingly but i would say with that abundance of fast bowlers they dindn't need one.
While this Current australian team is superb in its own way, some excellent players mixed with some lads which could be said to be all time greats who undoubtebly have such superb depth that every team during this period has surely envied. They Have currently two excellent openers in Langer and Hyaden who whenever they break up would surely the most succesful opening partnership in test history. But Before them their was Mark Taylor and Michael Slater, two top players in their own right. In the middle order thier was and currently are the superb Waugh Twins, David Bonn (For a while), Ponting, Martyn, Katich and the young star Micheal Clarke and guys such has Lehmann, Stuart Law, Bevan, Elliot who were very inlucky to not have played more test for australia. That same problem also lurks within the bowling while the greats McDermott, McGrath, Warne, who r well backed up by Lee, Kaprowicz etc players such as MacGill, Miller, Bichel even to an extent blokes like Nicholas, Wright, Dawes r also unlucky aussies. While like that west indian team they had and have two outstanding Keeper Batsmen Healy and Gilchrist both who contributed superbly to the great aussie side well in their own way.
Note: I am not comparing these sides i'm just stating how dominant they have and in australia's case still dominating world cricket, But if i were to compare them i must say the aussies would get a mauling
Here are my Best West Indies Line-up over those 19 years
C.LLyod * - Skipper
J.Dujon + - Keeper
Here is my Best Aussie Line-up to date
S.Waugh * - Skipper
A.Gilchrist + - Keeper