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    Great small team V Great tall team ?

    After listening to a debate on the radio last night,i was struck by the fact that the commentators claimed that nearly if not all great players (excluding fast bowlers) are of the small nature,now as in small they set a limit of 6 foot,im not sure what that is in cm around 190 i guess. What i was hoping to do was pick out two teams of the best players (records wise) to play the game. I can start a few for the small team that they had named

    Gavaskar
    Bradman
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Border
    Marsh
    Sobers
    G Pollock
    v richards
    Warne
    Murrille
    marshall
    there were others but at this stage i have forgotten who they named.
    Now this is where they really struggled,remembering the talls were to compete against the smalls in the record books as of course there is no way to find the winner as they cant play.
    They said that the only ones they had found as a gre in talls were Clive Lloyd,a string of west indian bowlers but this is where they struggled foir tall batsmen.
    Can someone help to build a tall side ,must be over 6 foot and be able to keep bat or bowl as it has to take on the smalls. I didnt get to the end of the show as i fell asleep so am now confused as to if they managed to get a tall team?
    Anyone?

    Talls
    C Lloyd
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    Viv Richards at 8? What a waste...

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    Tahny Grig is tall

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    No Steds,they are not in any particular order otherwise Viv would be under murilli.

    Haahahahaha


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    What is tahny grig,sounds like something you can catch or a drink you order in a pub?

    or a tooth paste hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlo33692
    What is tahny grig,sounds like something you can catch or a drink you order in a pub?
    Tony Greig with a nice South African accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlo33692
    After listening to a debate on the radio last night,i was struck by the fact that the commentators claimed that nearly if not all great players (excluding fast bowlers) are of the small nature,now as in small they set a limit of 6 foot,im not sure what that is in cm around 190 i guess. What i was hoping to do was pick out two teams of the best players (records wise) to play the game. I can start a few for the small team that they had named



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    Nice idea....but to make it more interesting how about..........

    Short Team = 5 foot 8 inches (172 cm) and below

    Vs

    Tall Team = 6 foot 2 inches (187 cm) and above


    With those of more average height - (between 5 foot 9 and 6 foot 1) not being considered for either side.....That would be a REAL Tall Vs Short match up

    Its too tough unless you have wisden to find out all the old players heights so I'll just do a Post 80s best Tall Vs Short XI...................


    Post 80s Short XI Test side

    Gavaskar
    Sehwag/ Slater
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    De Silva
    Border (c)
    Ian Smith (wk)
    C Vaas
    Murali
    D Morrison
    D Gough

    Note... I'm not entirely convinced that Sehwag, Smith, Morrison and Gough aren't 5 foot 9, but can't think of many fast bowling options....maybe Agarkar ...I definately know that although Marshall was short...he was at least 5 foot 9.....

    Pretty useful batting lineup...I'd have Border ahead of De Silva at 6 if he is 5 8 or below

    Post 80s Tall XI test side....

    Hayden
    Gooch/Broad
    Lloyd(c)
    Inzamam
    G Pollock (still playing in the 80s)
    Flintoff
    C Browne (only WK I can think that may be 6 2 or above)
    Vettori (unless Kumble's 6 2 or above)
    Akram
    Ambrose
    Mcgrath

    Little doubt the short team has the better batting lineup and the Tall the better bowlers..

    Who would win??

    Who have I missed ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Nice idea....but to make it more interesting how about..........

    Short Team = 5 foot 8 inches (172 cm) and below

    Vs

    Tall Team = 6 foot 2 inches (187 cm) and above


    With those of more average height - (between 5 foot 9 and 6 foot 1) not being considered for either side.....That would be a REAL Tall Vs Short match up

    Its too tough unless you have wisden to find out all the old players heights so I'll just do a Post 80s best Tall Vs Short XI...................


    Post 80s Short XI Test side

    Gavaskar
    Sehwag/ Slater
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    De Silva
    Border (c)
    Ian Smith (wk)
    C Vaas
    Murali
    D Morrison
    D Gough

    Note... I'm not entirely convinced that Sehwag, Smith, Morrison and Gough aren't 5 foot 9, but can't think of many fast bowling options....maybe Agarkar ...I definately know that although Marshall was short...he was at least 5 foot 9.....

    Pretty useful batting lineup...I'd have Border ahead of De Silva at 6 if he is 5 8 or below

    Post 80s Tall XI test side....

    Hayden
    Gooch/Broad
    Lloyd(c)
    Inzamam
    G Pollock (still playing in the 80s)
    Flintoff
    C Browne (only WK I can think that may be 6 2 or above)
    Vettori (unless Kumble's 6 2 or above)
    Akram
    Ambrose
    Mcgrath

    Little doubt the short team has the better batting lineup and the Tall the better bowlers..

    Who would win??

    Who have I missed ??
    May be Bruce Reid should find a place in this "tall" team.
    Rohit Sharma is the most hyped cricketer ever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramkumar_gr
    May be Bruce Reid should find a place in this "tall" team.
    Did consider Reid.....But ahead of Mcgrath, Ambrose and Akram...definately not

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    Langer could be pushing for a spot
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    The tall quicks may have a problem with bowling their natural length to a bunch of midgets - especailly with the current should height rules!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    Langer could be pushing for a spot
    I wasn't sure that Langer is below 5 9 .....If he is i'd have him ahead of sehwag and Slater

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    Is Darren Gough really under 172 cm tall? Because that is an incredible effort to succeed as a quick being somewhat of a midget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarence
    Is Darren Gough really under 172 cm tall? Because that is an incredible effort to succeed as a quick being somewhat of a midget.
    Nah, he's not. He's 5'11", according to the Beeb, at least
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    I wasn't sure that Langer is below 5 9 .....If he is i'd have him ahead of sehwag and Slater
    Cricinfo say he's 178cm, which is quite surprising to me. I thought he would've been shorter. Maybe it's cause you always see him with Hayden

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