Recently the Sydney Morning Herald listed every player who has played One Day cricket for Australia - all 163 of them and challenged their readers to list the worst 11.
Sorry if there is a thread on this somewhere else in CW, but does anyone want to have a go at listing their worst 11.
I'll give you the names of the 163 players to refresh your memory.
As selectors usually pick their best player as the Captain, I suggest that the worst of the worst should be the nominated Captain.
My worst Aussie ODI 11 is as follows:
Ian Redpath - 5 matches batting av 9.20 - was obviously batting for a draw
Dav Whatmore - 1 match batting av 2 - Top coach
Jimmy Maher (C)- 26 matches batting av 25.76- Should have stayed in Queensland
Phil Carlson - 4 matches batting av 5.50 - Phil who?
Greg Ritchie - 44 matches batting av 27.4 - wouldn't have coped in today's fitness climate
Trevor Chappell - Right Arm underarm bowling exponent.
Tim Zoehrer - Wicketkeeper - personality cross between Stu MacGill and Kevin Pietersen
Mick Lewis - 7 matches bowling av 55.94 - enough said
John Maguire - 23 matches bowling av 40.47 - played during World Series Cricket
Bob Holland - 2 matches bowling av 49.50 - Greying leggie looked like someone's dad
Brendon Julian - 25 matches bowling av 45.31 - At least he has a good face for TV
Cameron White - 16 matches bowling av 50.25 - The best thing since burnt toast