View Poll Results: Select TWO opening batsmen for Pre Packer XI

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  • Gavaskar

    27 60.00%
  • Simpson

    4 8.89%
  • Hutton

    35 77.78%
  • Amiss

    0 0%
  • Boycott

    13 28.89%
  • Lawry

    2 4.44%
  • Turner

    1 2.22%
  • Barlow

    0 0%
  • Morris

    3 6.67%
  • Hunte

    0 0%
  • Edrich

    0 0%
  • McGlew

    0 0%
  • Redpath

    0 0%
  • Washbrook

    0 0%
  • Stollmeyer

    0 0%
  • Fredericks

    1 2.22%
  • Hanif

    3 6.67%
  • Stackpole

    0 0%
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Thread: Opening batsmen for Pre Packer World XI

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    Opening batsmen for Pre Packer World XI

    Please choose TWO opening batsmen for the Post WW2 - Pre Packer Era Dream Team from the list of 16 batsmen given below.

    Note: I've included Gavaskar in the poll because he is, statistically, the best opener of the era. If he gets chosen we will have to replace him in one of the teams and bring the top runner-up in his place .


    SM Gavaskar (India) 1971-1979 46 85 6 4405 220 55.75 19 17 6
    RB Simpson (Aus) 1960-1968 38 70 4 3664 311 55.51 8 19 3
    L Hutton (Eng) 1946-1955 63 110 11 5376 206 54.30 14 28 4
    DL Amiss (Eng) 1972-1977 39 69 8 3276 262* 53.70 11 9 6
    G Boycott (Eng) 1964-1979 79 138 17 5915 246* 48.88 16 33 7
    WM Lawry (Aus) 1961-1971 67 123 12 5234 210 47.15 13 27 6
    GM Turner (NZ) 1969-1977 36 64 5 2757 259 46.72 7 12 1
    EJ Barlow (SA) 1961-1970 28 52 2 2290 201 45.80 5 14 3
    AR Morris (Aus) 1946-1955 45 76 2 3381 206 45.68 11 12 4
    CC Hunte (WI) 1958-1967 44 78 6 3245 260 45.06 8 13 5
    JH Edrich (Eng) 1963-1976 47 82 5 3430 310* 44.54 8 14 3
    DJ McGlew (SA) 1952-1962 31 57 5 2316 255* 44.53 7 10 4
    IR Redpath (Aus) 1964-1976 32 59 3 2492 159* 44.50 6 15 2
    C Washbrook (Eng) 1946-1951 33 61 5 2448 195 43.71 6 11 1
    JB Stollmeyer (WI) 1948-1955 29 50 4 2006 160 43.60 4 10 1
    RC Fredericks (WI) 1968-1977 58 108 7 4329 169 42.86 8 26 7
    Hanif Mohammad (Pak) 1952-1969 39 65 2 2638 337 41.87 7 12 4
    KR Stackpole (Aus) 1969-1974 33 64 5 2390 207 40.50 6 14 4

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    I went for Boycs and Hutton - a couple of cussed Yorkies always help
    Last edited by fredfertang; 24-02-2009 at 12:04 PM.

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    Hobbs?

    EDIT: Nevermind, it's post WWII. I'll go Gavaskar and Boycott.
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    Gavaskar and Hutton without a hint of doubt...
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    I didn't vote for Hutton because I love Boycott, but he should make it without a doubt. Middle order if he must.

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    Hutton and Boycott .

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    Heart says Stolly and Fredericks because they were probably the two most aggressive openers, but head says Hutton/Boycott like most people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Gavaskar and Hutton without a hint of doubt...
    Ditto.

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    I voted for Morris, for awhile he was a better batsman then anyone else in the world including DGB
    You know it makes sense.

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    Two Yorkshiremen opening the batting, what could be better?
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    I went for Gavaskar and Hutton

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Two Yorkshiremen opening the batting, what could be better?
    Zero Yorkshiremen opening the batting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Ditto.
    Actually, if Gavaskar is already in the post-Packer team I would vote for Hutton and Simpson instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Actually, if Gavaskar is already in the post-Packer team I would vote for Hutton and Simpson instead.
    If Gavaskar is selected in both the teams, then special arrangements (separate votings) will be made to us to choose between Gavaskar pre-Packer and Gavaskar post-Packer...I think bagapath should mention the procedure clearly in this thread...And not mentioning it has become a potential reason for people to vote against him even if they feel he deserves a vote...Just like you, people are voting against Gavaskar because he has already been selected for the Post-Packer XI, which should not happen ideally...

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    Went for Boycott and Lawry. For some reason my eyes failed to see Sir Len!!!

    Anyway, with my two opening, the other side will be so utterly bored to death that they'll slit their wrists, thereby forfeiting the match to the pre-Packer XI.
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