View Poll Results: Pick two openers for the 1946-2006 World Test XI

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  • Saeed Anwar

    3 8.33%
  • Sunil Gavaskar

    32 88.89%
  • Gordon Greenidge

    3 8.33%
  • Matthew Hayden

    1 2.78%
  • Len Hutton

    30 83.33%
  • Arthur Morris

    2 5.56%
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    Pick Two Openers for the 1946-2006 World Test XI

    Now it's time to pick the 1946-2006 XI from the three selected era teams.

    First the openers:

    Saeed Anwar (Pak): 55 tests, 4052 runs @ 45.52, HS 188*, (11/25), 18 catches
    Sunil Gavaskar (Ind): 125 tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12, HS 236*, (34/45), 108 catches
    Gordon Greenidge (WI): 108 tests, 7558 runs @ 44.72, HS 226, (19/34), 96 catches
    Matthew Hayden (Aus): 86 tests, 7414 runs @ 52.21, HS 380, (26/26), 114 catches
    Len Hutton (Eng): 66 tests, 5626 runs @ 54.62, HS 206, (14/30), 48 catches
    Arthur Morris (Aus): 46 tests, 3533 runs @ 46.48, HS 206, (12/12), 15 catches
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    Gavaskar & Hutton
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    Gavaskar & Hutton
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    Gavaskar.....then Hutton.....then Greenidge


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    2nd choice, and not too far behind would be Morris and Greenidge.

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    Should we include second XI players as well, or would that be utterly pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    Should we include second XI players as well, or would that be utterly pointless.
    I thought about putting the 2nd XI in as well, and then I realised that if they couldn't get into one Era XI, how could they get into a combined three Era XI team?

    So I think it's best to go with the 3 selected teams, however maybe a couple of wild cards should be issued to players where the era's split their careers (although I can only think of Border as Imran, Sobers and Marshall are already in).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic
    I thought about putting the 2nd XI in as well, and then I realised that if they couldn't get into one Era XI, how could they get into a combined three Era XI team?

    So I think it's best to go with the 3 selected teams, however maybe a couple of wild cards should be issued to players where the era's split their careers (although I can only think of Border as Imran, Sobers and Marshall are already in).
    Didn't Akram just narrowly miss out though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    Didn't Akram just narrowly miss out though?
    Actually, I don't think he was close even though baga some how got him in as 12th man by not running a poll

    Who I feel sorry for is Sehwag, who tied with Anwar twice, but I still don't think he'd get a look in here so it's no problem IMO.

    btw, do you think Akram would have a shot against with the selected pacers being Ambrose, Davidson, Hadlee, Lillee, Lindwall, McGrath, Marshall, Trueman, Miller, Imran and Botham... I think not

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic
    btw, do you think Akram would have a shot against with the selected pacers being Ambrose, Davidson, Hadlee, Lillee, Lindwall, McGrath, Marshall, Trueman, Miller, Imran and Botham... I think not
    If I could vote multiple times, yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic
    Actually, I don't think he was close even though baga some how got him in as 12th man by not running a poll

    Who I feel sorry for is Sehwag, who tied with Anwar twice, but I still don't think he'd get a look in here so it's no problem IMO.

    btw, do you think Akram would have a shot against with the selected pacers being Ambrose, Davidson, Hadlee, Lillee, Lindwall, McGrath, Marshall, Trueman, Miller, Imran and Botham... I think not
    He might, if you want a left armer in the attack. Ignoring that, he wouldn't make the top four, but he's better than some of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    He might, if you want a left armer in the attack.
    Umm, you ever heard of Alan Davidson who is in the mix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic
    Umm, you ever heard of Alan Davidson who is in the mix?
    I did, I would still go Akram > Davidson.

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