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    Quote Originally Posted by J.J.B.Lewis View Post
    The inclusion of Aamer Sohail in alltime ODI XIs of many Pakistanis is based on the fact that Saeed Anwar-Aamer Sohail is the best opening pair Pakistan has ever got.
    I heard a similar argument in the opening batsmen for 1877-1914 era debate. Hobbs and Sutcliffe being the most successful opening pair.

    Its a bit out of place to use that argument when chosing players over 130 years. Otherwise we would have to discard some great players purely because they did not have a great partner.

    Someone may also stretch the argument to opening bowlers, spin twins, bowler keeper combinations and so on. It may sound like I am stretching the argument to an extreme but seriously, that cant be the criteria. If there was another Jack Hobbs in Australia would we discard him because the two of them never shared a partnership.

    Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan formed the most successful opening partnership in test cricket for India ever but no one in his right frame of mind would include Chetan in an all time Indian test side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haroon510 View Post
    i heared hanif mohmmad was a good opener at least in test matches. i am supprised that people complatly miss that.
    And yes Hanif was a tremendous opener. I had the great fortune to watch him open in a test match. I was too young to appreciate his greatness as I would have done even five years later but he was still a REAL superstar. It was a privilege.

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    I'll have a go.

    Tests

    Hobbs
    Sutcliffe
    Hammond (C)
    Hutton
    Compton
    Botham
    Knott (wk)
    Laker
    Underwood
    Barnes
    Trueman

    ODIs

    Knight
    Gooch (C)
    Lamb
    Pietersen
    Fairbrother
    Flintoff
    Botham
    Stewart (wk)
    Willis
    Gough
    Underwood

    Pretty good lineups IMO
    Last edited by Shaggy Alfresco; 10-05-2007 at 07:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Ummm... is it just me or does Beleg's ODI team NOT include Imran?
    http://forum.cricketweb.net/showpost...5&postcount=20

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