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  • The Dead legends

    6 9.68%
  • The Living Legends

    5 8.06%
  • The best Team

    13 20.97%
  • The second Best Team

    4 6.45%
  • Bradmans greatest

    2 3.23%
  • Benad's greatest

    32 51.61%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salixiscool View Post
    Excuse me but don tallon at 6? Gee whats bradman thinking?
    That’s always been my big problem with Bradman’s side – far too long a tail. The arguments he used during his selection process didn’t make a lot of sense either – he said that the inclusion of Sobers was the key which allowed him to pick the five specialist bowlers he wanted, and that Sobers could compliment that selection. I would have the opposite view – that Sobers’ inclusion means that he could be the fifth bowler behind four specialists, and that you could bring in another batsman so as not to have Don Tallon (career Test average less than 20) batting at no.6 in the all time XI!

    Bradman’s 12th man was Wally Hammond – I think putting Hammond in at the expense of one of the bowlers (Bedser or Grimmett) makes the team a lot stronger:

    Richards
    Morris
    Bradman
    Tendulkar
    Hammond
    Sobers
    Tallon
    Lindwall
    Lillee
    Grimmett/Bedser
    O’Reilly

    Still a stunning bowling attack (remembering that Hammond was a useful bowler too), and to me the bowling strength you lose by removing Clarrie or Alec is more than made up for by the additional batting power you get with Hammond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salixiscool View Post
    Excuse me but don tallon at 6? Gee whats bradman thinking?

    Anyway I would pick Benaud. Except put khan at number 8 and put sobers at 6 and gilly at 7
    I think Bradman's team is probably the worst of the lot. In benaud's team I would replace Imran with Marshall and move Sobers and Gilly up one.

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    I voted for the Dead Legends myself. Marshalls inclusion in that side really swung it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBH001 View Post
    I voted for the Dead Legends myself. Marshalls inclusion in that side really swung it for me.

    Since that team was compiled Fred Trueman has passed away so it be would interesting to see if the compiler would maybe replace Lindwall with him in the Dead XI.


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    Hmmm. Good case for it, although I consider Lindwall the marginally better bowler myself.

    An argument for Lindwalls inclusion based on his superior batting would not mean much either, considering that the DL's have an amazingly powerful and potent top 6.

    But, yes, that would be an interesting consideration, although I would stick with Lindwall.

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    Likewise Keith Miller is now chasing skirt and emptying bars at the great cricket ground in the sky. Would have to give him a run in the DL side, probably at the expense of Sir Frank.

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    Absolutely. Had forgotten about Millers recent passing, I am sorry to say. That would still make for a very powerful batting line-up and an even stronger bowling line-up, especially if you add in Hammonds handy away swingers and WG's left armers. Probably lay strong claim to being indisputably the best team.

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    Meh, I seem to have an inability to go more than about four posts without mentioning Nugget, so I'm sure I would have found a way to bring him into the conversation regardless.

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    Top Team - Please Do GAive Me Your Opinions

    1. Sunil Gavaskar
    2. Jack Hobbs
    3. Don Bradman
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5.Vivian Richards
    6.Garfield Sobers
    7.Adam Gilchrist
    8.Richard Hadlee
    9.Shane Warne
    10.Glenn McGrath
    11.Muttiah Muralitharan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie View Post
    1. Sunil Gavaskar
    2. Jack Hobbs
    3. Don Bradman
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5.Vivian Richards
    6.Garfield Sobers
    7.Adam Gilchrist
    8.Richard Hadlee
    9.Shane Warne
    10.Glenn McGrath
    11.Muttiah Muralitharan
    A great side mate, would take some beating. Seven of that team are in my own all time XI, and the other four are in my second team. On a fast pitch that isn't turning I'd be concerned about only playing two specialist quicks but other than that there's not much to question.

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    Only players common to Benaud's, Bradman's and the composite All Time XI are Bradman, Sobers and Tendulkar. I'd have thought a bowler would be in there. Or Hobbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Yep. Second best ever with the bat is Sobers for me. From there you can take your pick, but there's a number I'd put ahead of Sachin really.
    Yea, 2-10 is very debatable, and mine changes every day. I'd probably go Bradman, Sobers, Hobbs, Sachin, or something like that. I think Chappell is up there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Only players common to Benaud's, Bradman's and the composite All Time XI are Bradman, Sobers and Tendulkar. I'd have thought a bowler would be in there. Or Hobbs.
    Bradman's rather - ahem - strange XI is the reason for that.

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    Bradman's XI

    Although One Of The Greatest Captains, And The Greatest Batsman Of All Time, I Have To Agree With The Majority Of You, By Saying That It Definitely Isn't The Greatest Team. What We Do Have To Bear In Mind Though Is That Some Players That Have Been Mentioned, Weren't At The Heights Of Their Careers When Bradman Chose This Team, e.g Murali, Warney and Mcgrath.

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    barry richards
    jack hobbs
    don bradman
    viv richards
    sachin tendulkar
    garry sobers
    ian healy
    richard hadlee
    malcolm marshall
    shane warne
    muthiah muralitharan

    vs

    sunil gavaskar
    len hutton
    greg chappell
    wally hammond
    brian lara
    imran khan
    keith miller
    allan knott
    syd barnes
    dennis lillee
    bill o'reilly

    would be a fascinating watch(for me at least)...

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