View Poll Results: Pick TWO opening bowlers for the 1946-65 World Test XI

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  • Neil Adcock

    1 2.94%
  • Alec Bedser

    1 2.94%
  • Alan Davidson

    16 47.06%
  • Wes Hall

    0 0%
  • Ray Lindwall

    14 41.18%
  • Fazal Mahmood

    2 5.88%
  • Garth McKenzie

    1 2.94%
  • Peter Pollock

    1 2.94%
  • Brian Statham

    3 8.82%
  • Fred Trueman

    29 85.29%
  • Frank Tyson

    0 0%
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    Pick TWO opening Bowlers for the 1946-65 World Test XI

    Please select two opening bowlers for the 1946-65 World test XI:

    Neil Adcock (SA) - RF: 26 tests, 104 wkts @ 21.10 (5/0), SR 61.4, Econ 2.06, BB 6-43 --- 146 runs @ 5.40
    Alec Bedser (Eng) - RMF: 51 tests, 236 wkts @ 24.89 (15/5), SR 67.4, Econ 2.21, BB 7-44 --- 714 runs @ 12.75
    Alan Davidson (Aus) - LFM: 44 tests, 186 wkts @ 20.53 (14/2), SR 62.2, Econ 1.97, BB 7-93 --- 1328 runs @ 24.59
    Wes Hall (WI) - RF: 33 tests, 148 wkts @ 23.81 (9/1), SR 50.4, Econ 2.83, BB 7-69 --- 592 runs @ 16.44
    Ray Lindwall (Aus) - RF: 61 tests, 228 wkts @ 23.03 (12/0), SR 59.8, Econ 2.30, BB 9-70 --- 1502 runs @ 21.15
    Fazal Mahmood (Pak) - RFM: 34 tests, 139 wkts @ 24.70 (13/4), SR 70.7, Econ 2.09, BB 7-42 --- 620 runs @ 14.09
    Garth McKenzie (Aus) - RF: 28 tests, 121 wkts @ 28.48 (7/1), SR 68.3, Econ 2.50, BB 8-71 --- 386 runs @ 11.69
    Peter Pollock (SA) - RF: 19 tests, 89 wkts @ 23.34 (8/1) SR 54.2, Econ 2.58, BB 6-38 --- 350 runs @ 17.50
    Brian Statham (Eng) - RFM: 70 tests, 252 wkts @ 24.84 (9/1), SR 63.7, Econ 2.33, BB 7-39 --- 675 runs @ 11.44
    Fred Trueman (Eng) - RF: 67 tests, 307 wkts @ 21.57 (17/3) SR 49.4, Econ 2.61, BB 8-31 --- 981 runs @ 13.81
    Frank Tyson (Eng) - RF: 17 tests, 76 wkts @ 18.56 (4/1) SR 45.4, Econ 2.45, BB 7-27 --- 230 runs @ 10.95

    Note: Keith Miller not included as heíll be in at # 6 (if by some miracle heís not, Iíll include him in final bowler poll along with the Runner-ups from here + the runner-up spinners)

    The 1946-65 World Test XI so far:

    1. Len Hutton (Eng)
    2. Arthur Morris (Aus)
    3. Clyde Walcott (WI)
    4. Everton Weekes (WI)
    5. Frank Worrell (WI)
    6. Keith Miller (Aus)
    7. John Waite (SA)
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    10. Jim Laker (Eng)
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    So many good choices but I'll go with Davidson and Trueman.
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    Trueman and Davidson.

    Lindwall and Tyson are the only real threats for those two I think. Tyson, IMO, didn't play enough tests, and Lindwall just misses out and may well be the third seamer.
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    I've picked Trueman as number one, however deciding his opening partner is a tough one between Lindwall and Hall (or have Miller open and bring Davidson's Left-arm variety at first change)

    EDIT: Okay, I've gone for Trueman & Lindwall to open (Halls 46-65 figures are inflated over his career record & Davidson was not express). This means I would have a very tough choice for final bowler between Davidson and Benaud.

    Proposed Attack:

    1. Trueman
    2. Lindwall
    3. Miller
    4. Davidson
    5. Laker
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    Really tough to choose just two from that list.

    I went with Davidson and Trueman. I considered going with Lindwall but he took under 4 wickets a match or Bedser but his strike rate was a fair bit more than most of the bowlers on that list. Pollock and Tyson would have come close had they played more tests during the time period. Wes Hall is also unlucky to miss out with a strike rate of fifty and well over 4 wickets a match.
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    Trueman is easily the best of the lot. Out of the rest, Davidson was the most consistent and took wickets in bunches. He also provides variety to the attack. Trueman and Davidson.

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    I've gone for Lindwall and Davidson. Trueman unlucky to miss out, although I'll be voting for Benaud for the last bowlers spot.
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    am going for truman and davidson. bedser is unlucky to miss out. i prefer davidson to him because of better sr, average and the vairety he could bring in (left hand) though neither of them were express quick. since i am thinkin of going for benaud for the last bowler's spot and not lindwall, i can assume truman and miller will open the attack, with davidson at first change and benaud and laker as spinners.

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    Fazal Mahmood & Alan Davidson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath
    am going for truman and davidson. bedser is unlucky to miss out. i prefer davidson to him because of better sr, average and the vairety he could bring in (left hand) though neither of them were express quick. since i am thinkin of going for benaud for the last bowler's spot and not lindwall, i can assume truman and miller will open the attack, with davidson at first change and benaud and laker as spinners.
    You'd be better to give the new cherry to Davo than Miller - he only began achieving his potential with the ball once he got the opportunity to open the bowling, because early in his career Lindwall and Miller had, undoubtedly earned, a lock on the opening bowlers spot.

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