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  • Glenn McGrath

    20 64.52%
  • Harold Larwood

    3 9.68%
  • Fred Spofforth

    2 6.45%
  • Sydney Barnes

    13 41.94%
  • Malcolm Marshall

    24 77.42%
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Thread: Opening Bowlers for the All Time Test XI

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    Opening Bowlers for the All Time Test XI

    This is a poll to decide the opening bowlers for the All Time Test XI. Choose TWO of the following:

    Bowler mat wkts bbi bbm ave econ sr 5w 10w Wkt/Test
    Glenn McGrath -124 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 2.49 51.95 29 3 4.54
    Harold Larwood - 21 78 6/32 10/124 28.35 2.67 63.7 4 1 3.715
    Fred Spofforth - 18 94 7/44 14/90 18.41 2.48 44.52 7 4 5.222
    Sydney Barnes - 27 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.36 41.65 24 7 7
    Malcom Marshall - 81 376 7/22 11/89 20.94 2.68 46.76 22 4 4.64
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    Quick stop the voting
    You know it makes sense.

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    Marshall was my first choice. The other choice was much tougher. I decided to vote for McGrath just ahead of Barnes.

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    Marshall and Spofforth, although I'm regretting not picking McGrath, especially as the team will likely have two spinners.
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    Haha, these are so hard. Marshall and Barnes I guess.
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    That's not an easy choice. Went for Barnes and Marshall in the end, but Spofforth and McGrath would be a fairly menacing opening pair.

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    Marshall and McGrath because its a nice contrast of height and pace - the small quick guy and the tall accurate one. Provides a contrrasting challenge for batsmen.
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    macko and pigeon for now. will think of barnes later (at the cost of the second spinner).

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    Marshall and Barnes.

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    Marshall and McGrath. Barnes will undoubtedly get in, but not as 'opening'.
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    Marshall and McGrath to own Bradman, Hobbs and co.

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    Marshall and Barnes
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    Oooh, a bit of a toughy.

    But I go for Marshall and McGrath with I think [B]Barnes to be the ideal 1st change for this bowling line-up. Probably have to pick one spinner, dependant on who is picked as the all-rounder (Faulker would allow Barnes, Sobers? Hmmmmm....)

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    Spoff and Barney.

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