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  • Greg Chappell

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  • Sunil Gavaskar

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  • Viv Richards

    7 30.43%
  • Gary Sobers

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    Captain of 1966-85 World Test XI

    This is a 3-day poll to select the captain of the 1966-85 World XI now (as it's obvious that Hadlee will win the final bowler slot).

    Captain citeria is that the player must have won a test as captain of their country during the period.

    Greg Chappell: 48 Tests, W21 (44%) – D14 (29%) - L13 (27%) --- bat ave 55.38 as captain
    Sunil Gavaskar: 47 Tests, W9 (19%) – D30 (64%) - L8 (17%) --- bat ave 50.72 as captain
    Viv Richards: 6 Tests, W2 (33%) – D4 (67%) - L0 (0%) --- bat ave 59.57 as captain
    Gary Sobers: 34 Tests, W7 (21%) – D18 (53%) – L9 (26%) --- bat ave 62.27 as captain

    The 1966-85 World Test XI

    1. Sunil Gavaskar (50.67)
    2. Gordon Greenidge (49.14)
    3. Viv Richards (54.02)
    4. Greg Chappell (53.86)
    5. Gary Sobers (59.10) (bowl: 32.62)
    6. Ian Botham (36.13) (bowl: 26.37)
    7. + Alan Knott (32.75)
    8. Richard Hadlee (24.98) (bowl: 22.54)
    9. Malcom Marshall (17.77) (bowl: 22.11)
    10. Dennis Lillee (13.71) (bowl: 23.92)
    11. Derek Underwood (11.56) (bowl: 25.83)
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    Underwood's been screwed over here, I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Underwood's been screwed over here, I feel.
    Why, he never captained England?

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    Sobers for me. Seeing the way Greg Chappel has been to some of the Indian players, I am not convinced by his man management skills.


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    I wouldn't vote for any of them. Greg Chappel - great batsman but horrible cheat. Sunil Gavaskar - Not a great record and he precided over the awful series against England when he managed to slow it down to 9 overs an hour. Viv Richards - Wasn't captain long enough during the period. Garry Sobers - wasn't highly regarded as a captain and some West Indians never forgave him for throwing away a Test Match by declaring and setting England a very generous target.

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    Greg Chappell for me.
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    Chappell for me. I would of gone with Viv but he didn't captain enough during 1966-86.
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    Chappell. Best strike rate in terms of wins of the choices listed. Viv or Sobers as vice, not fussed really.
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    Chappell was a disgrace as far as captaincy goes. It should go to Viv more for lack of choice than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic
    This is a 3-day poll to select the captain of the 1966-85 World XI now (as it's obvious that Hadlee will win the final bowler slot).

    Captain citeria is that the player must have won a test as captain of their country during the period.

    Greg Chappell: 48 Tests, W21 (44%) D14 (29%) - L13 (27%) --- bat ave 55.38 as captain
    Sunil Gavaskar: 47 Tests, W9 (19%) D30 (64%) - L8 (17%) --- bat ave 50.72 as captain
    Viv Richards: 6 Tests, W2 (33%) D4 (67%) - L0 (0%) --- bat ave 59.57 as captain
    Gary Sobers: 34 Tests, W7 (21%) D18 (53%) L9 (26%) --- bat ave 62.27 as captain

    The 1966-85 World Test XI

    1. Sunil Gavaskar (50.67)
    2. Gordon Greenidge (49.14)
    3. Viv Richards (54.02)
    4. Greg Chappell (53.86)
    5. Gary Sobers (59.10) (bowl: 32.62)
    6. Ian Botham (36.13) (bowl: 26.37)
    7. + Alan Knott (32.75)
    8. Richard Hadlee (24.98) (bowl: 22.54)
    9. Malcom Marshall (17.77) (bowl: 22.11)
    10. Dennis Lillee (13.71) (bowl: 23.92)
    11. Derek Underwood (11.56) (bowl: 25.83)
    Not much to choose from there! I was never overly impressed by GSC as a captain tbh. Lets give it to one of the bowlers; 'Deadly' for mind
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    Chappell for me. I would of gone with Viv but he didn't captain enough during 1966-86.
    good point. i agree.



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