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    Who would you pick to bat for your life?

    The first day, they would face an attack of Marshall, McGrath, Ambrose and Lillee on a green, bouncy, seaming pitch. The second day would be rained out and on the third day the wicket morphs into a sticky wicket of old, and you have to face an attack of Underwood, Warne, Murali, and one of the fast bowlers above.

    Obviously the odds are way against you, and even the best partnership may have only 1% chance to survive, but if you had to pick the people with the best chance of doing it, who would it be?

    1. Scenario 1: Their job is to not get out for two days. Runs are unimportant, they just cannot get out.
    2. Scenario 2: Their job is to score a double century each in those two days. They may get out after scoring a double.
    3. Scenario 3: Pick the same two above scenarios but the players can't be from the country you support (and can't be Bradman).



    Which ones would you pick for each scenario? Oh, and you can't pick Bradman. Remember, pick two people per scenario. You may pick the same people for each scenario if you wish, or different ones.

    So you could now have up to eight names (four players for each of the first two, and then four more players for the same two - though players could obviously repeat).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Alfresco View Post
    Geoff Boycott
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    For which scenario?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    Nick Knight, Rohan Kanhai
    Nick Knight, Alvin Kallicharan
    Nick Knight

    I shudder at the thought of him going out there against that attack in a Test match. Fine ODI player though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    For which scenario?
    Ah, right, sorry misread the question. Didn't realise you needed a partnership and not just one batting.

    Jack Hobbs
    Herbert Sutcliffe

    and probably

    Jack Hobbs
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    Scenario one

    Jaques Kallis
    Hanif Mohammed

    Scenario two

    Sachin Tendulkar
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    scenario 1 ; Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid

    Scenario 2 ; Brian Lara and Viv Richards

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    Graeme Pollock (despite a weaknes to the ball turning sharply away from him)

    I think the first set of players speak for themselves. The 2nd set is a 'feel' selection that Im not going to try and justify apart from it feels right. No doubt there are other worthy candidates I have passed over.
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    Scenario 1: Hobbs and Barrington.

    Dont know about scenario 2, will need to think about it a little.

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    Scenario 1: Jacques Kallis, Geoff Boycott
    Scenario 2: Jack Hobbs, Brian Lara
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    1) Hobbs and Boycott

    2) Sobers and S Waugh
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    Scenario 1: Geoff Boycott, Jacques Kallis
    Scenario 2: Brian Lara, Inzamam Ul-Haq

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    Scenario 1: Bill Lawry, Chris Tavare

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