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    1 GA Gooch
    2 DL Haynes
    3 RB Richardson
    4 M Azharuddin
    5 Javed Miandad
    6 AR Border (c)
    7 Imran Khan
    8 PJL Dujon (wk)
    9 MD Marshall
    10 CEL Ambrose
    11 CA Walsh

    September 1990.

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    Guess the date and win a prize:

    Batting

    1. Sobers
    2. I Chappell
    3. Mushtaq Mohammad
    4. GM Turner
    5. Kanhai
    6. KD Walters
    7= Boycs
    7= Stackpole
    9. Sadiq Mohammad
    10. Clive Lloyd
    21 Engineer

    Bowling

    1. Arnold
    2. Bedi
    3. Chandrasekhar
    4. Snow
    5. Underwood
    6. Gibbs
    7. Prasanna
    8. Mallett
    9. Sobers
    10. Collinge
    18. Mushtaq Mohammad

    Giving a team thus:

    1. Glenn Turner
    2. Geoff Boycott
    3. Ian Chappell (c)
    4. Rohan Kanhai
    5. Mushtaq Mohammad
    6. Garry Sobers
    7. Farokh Engineer (w)
    8. John Snow
    9. Geoff Arnold
    10. Bhagwath Chandrasekhar
    11. Bishan Bedi

    12. Richard Collinge


    Lots and lots of spinners to choose from. Geoff Arnold an unlikely world leader with the ball.

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    I was born on April 1st 1993, which gives me these leading players:

    Batsmen
    1. Richie Richardson - 784
    2. Graham Gooch - 765
    3. Robin Smith - 713
    4. David Boon- 710
    4. Javed Miandad - 710
    6. Salim Malik - 687
    7. Martin Crowe - 681
    8. Allan Border - 670
    9. Shoaib Mohhamad - 648
    10. Sachin Tendular - 640
    15. Alec Stewart - 572
    29. Kapil Dev - 480
    50. Wasim Akram - 355

    Bowlers
    1. Curtly Ambrose - 902
    2. Waqar Younis - 894
    3. Ian Bishop - 794
    4. Wasim Akram - 788
    5. Merv Hughes - 747
    6. Craig McDermott - 736
    7. Anil Kumble - 698
    8. Kapil Dev - 683
    9. Danny Morrison - 658
    10. Courtney Walsh - 523

    Allrounders
    1. Kapil Dev - 328
    2. Wasim Akram - 280
    3. Merv Hughes - 217
    4. Manoj Prabhakar - 201
    5. Chris Lewis - 181


    That'd give me a World XI looking something like this, the day I was born:

    1. David Boon
    2. Graham Gooch
    3. Richie Richardson
    4. Robin Smith
    5. Javed Miandad
    6. Alec Stewart
    7. Kapil Dev
    8. Wasim Akram
    9. Curtly Ambrose
    10. Anil kumble
    11. Waqar Younis
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    [B]Guess the date and win a prize:
    March 1969 - March 1974
    Last edited by Marcuss; 08-12-2009 at 10:52 AM.


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    S.M. Gavaskar
    G.A. Gooch
    I.V.A. Richards
    G.S. Chappell
    J. Miandad
    I.T. Botham
    Kapil Dev
    S.M.H. Kirmani +
    C.E.H. Croft
    J. Garner
    D.K. Lillee

    Botham and Kapil were ranked 3rd and 4th as bowlers, so its nice to have two all rounders who were also part of the best possible bowling attack of the time. Imran and Hadlee missed out. Gooch just pipped Boycott to the second openers post. Kim Hughes was the best batsman to miss out on the playing XI. A pity, I wanted him as captain, have a good feeling about that bloke's ability and fortitude.

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    Batting

    1 832 Javed Miandad 885 v New Zealand, 24/02/1989
    2 795 R.B. Richardson 876 v India, 28/04/1989
    3 735 A.R. Border 877 v England, 27/08/1981
    4 729 D.L. Haynes 785 v New Zealand, 20/02/1987
    5 710 M.D. Crowe 776 v Australia, 26/12/1987
    5 710 M.A. Taylor 773 v India, 29/11/1991
    7 709 I.V.A. Richards 938 v England, 27/03/1981
    8 689 M. Azharuddin 747 v England, 23/08/1990
    9 681 C.G. Greenidge 844 v England, 26/07/1984
    10 680 J.G. Wright 702 v Australia, 15/03/1990

    Bowling

    1 880 R.J. Hadlee 909 v Australia, 30/11/1985
    2 862 M.D. Marshall 910 v England, 30/06/1988
    3 758 C.A. Walsh 867 v England, 17/08/2000
    4 754 C.E.L. Ambrose 912 v England, 25/03/1994
    5 749 Imran Khan 922 v India, 30/01/1983
    6 743 Wasim Akram 830 v Australia, 28/09/1994
    7 726 T.M. Alderman 766 v England, 23/11/1990
    8 690 M.G. Hughes 794 v England, 22/07/1993
    9 672 Kapil Dev 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980
    10 587 I.R. Bishop 840 v England, 06/07/1995
    11 571 Abdul Qadir 710 v England, 16/12/1987

    All Star Team

    1. MA Taylor
    2. DL Haynes
    3. Javed Miandad
    4. RB Richardson
    5. MD Crowe
    6. AR Border
    7. Imran Khan
    8. PJL Dujon
    9. RJ Hadlee
    10. MD Marshall
    11. Abdul Qadir

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    Quite happy with my side has a decent balance, lots of batting and a nice balance, I think:

    1. Trevor Goddard
    2. Bill Lawry
    3. John Edrich
    4. Doug Walters
    5. Graeme Pollock
    6. Garry Sobers
    7. Ian Chappel
    8. Denis Lindsay
    9. Peter Pollock
    10. Garth McKenzie
    11. Derek Underwood

    Yeah, I know Chappelli at 7, but Goddard gets in for his bowling, and he batted almost exclusively as an opener. if it's a raging turner Bedi can come in for Goddard and they can all move up a place.
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    I find this a pretty stupid exercise.

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    Thats Interesting. I have never really tried to know who were active Test cricketers when I was born. Now that I checked I am really impressed by the names (and depressed to realise how old I am and that players I thought were before my time were actually very active and for some their best was yet to come)

    Openers :
    There was an embarrassment of riches around the world at the top of the order.
    • England had Hutton and Washbrook with the outstanding Reggie Simpson as a choice.
    • South Africa had Eric Rowan and the great Bruce Mitchell.
    • India had Merchant, Mushtaq Ali and Mankad
    • West Indies had their best pair for a very long time in Rae and Stollemeyer.
    • Australia had Morris and Bil Brown and New Zealand had one of their all time greats in Bert Sutcliffe.


    Middle Order :
    This was equally impressive. Have a look at these names
    • Compton
    • Edrich
    • Harvey
    • Hassett
    • Weekes
    • Worrell
    • Walcott
    • Nourse
    • Donnelly
    • Hazare
    • Amarnath
    • John Reid


    All Rounders

    In Miller Australia had her greatest all rounder till date and in Colin McCool they had a spinning all rounder to rank with Hordern before him and Benaud who followed. They also had Sam Loxton. India had Mankad, England Bailey (and Yardley) and South Africa Goddard. There were others like Amarnath, Worrell, Lindwall who were more than useful in their secondary skills.

    Wicket Keepers
    Their were two fabulous wicket keeping all rounders in Clyde Walcott and Walter Wade.
    Australia's Don Tallon whom Bradman considered the greatest keeper of all times was no mug with the bat either.

    Fast to Medium Pace.

    In Miller and Lindwall Australia had her greatest fast bowling pair of all times. South Africa's Cuan McCarthy was a pretty intimidating speedster too.

    It was a very good time for medium to medium fast bowlers also.
    England had Bedser and Bailey while Australia had Loxton and Johnston

    Spinners
    Their was a lot of variety in spin bowling in almost all countries . . .

    • Australia had Ian Johnson(RAOS, Doug Ring and Colin McCool (Both leg spinners)
    • England had Laker(RAOS), Doug Wright, Hollies and Roly Jenkins (all leg spinners)
    • India had Mankad (LAS)
    • South Africa had Tayfield (RAOS), Norman Mann (LAS) and Athol Rowan (RAOS)


    . . .but the best of spin was to come starting with that summer in England. Four months after my birth, Valentine and Ramaddin inflicted a cruching 3-1 defeat on England, the first series win by Windies. Similarly the best of Laker and Mankad was yet to come. Thus one looks towards Austrlia for the spinners in the side.

    Here is my touring squad for a world side to visit Mars

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    Player        	Role	Bat Avg	Bowl Avg
    Hutton       	Opener	56.5	
    Morris       	Opener	64.3	
    Sutcliffe 	Opener	60.1	
    Harvey      	Middle 	98.1	
    Compton 	Middle 	60.2	
    Worrell (Capt)	Middle 	147	
    Weekes     	Middle 	82.5	
    Walcott (WK)	Middle 	45	
    Tallon (WK)	Keeper	22.7	
    Miller         	AR/RAF	40.5	22.7
    McCool     	AR/RALS	40.45	28.4
    Mankad     	AR/LAS	23.9	41.7
    Lindwall 	RAF	24.1	18.9
    Bedser      	RAMF	23	33.2
    Bill Johnston 	LAFM	19.2	17.9
    Ian Johnson 	RAOS	15.4	27.8
    The figures are their test averages on the day I was born

    A Final playing eleven ? Well how about . . .

    1. Hutton
    2. Morris
    3. Compton
    4. Worrell (Captain)
    5. Weekes
    6. Walcott (Keeper)
    7. Miller
    8. McCool
    9. Lindwall
    10. Bedser
    11. Bill Johnston /Ian Johnson
    Last edited by SJS; 08-12-2009 at 01:12 PM.

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    August 1977

    Gavaskar
    Greenidge
    Richards
    Chappell
    Lloyd
    Imran
    Knott
    Lillee
    Roberts
    Thompson
    Bedi

    The tail might be long, but who needs to score runs with that bowling lineup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    March 1969 - March 1974
    Yes. But a 5 year span wins you nothing. Pick a year at least.

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    8th February 1991

    Batsmen

    Richie Richardson
    Graham Gooch
    Javed Miandad
    Martin Crowe
    Mohammed Azharuddin
    Shoiab Mohammed
    Desmond Haynes
    Allan Border
    Salim Malik
    Viv Richards

    Bowlers

    Malcolm Marshall
    Wasim Akram
    Curtly Amborse
    Bruce Reid
    Waqar Younis
    Imran Khan
    Courtney Walsh
    Ian Bishop
    Merv Hughes
    Terry Alderman

    The XI

    Graham Gooch
    Desmond Haynes
    Richie Richardson
    Martin Crowe
    Allan Border
    Imran Khan
    Ian Smith (Highest wicketkeeper)
    Wasim Akram
    Malcolm Marshall
    Curtly Ambrose
    Waqar Younis

    Win
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    The XI

    Graham Gooch
    Desmond Haynes
    Richie Richardson
    Martin Crowe
    Allan Border
    Imran Khan
    Ian Smith (Highest wicketkeeper)
    Wasim Akram
    Malcolm Marshall
    Curtly Ambrose
    Waqar Younis

    Win
    Yeah that's an awesome team.

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    BOWLERS

    1 871 C.V. Grimmett AUS 901 v South Africa, 28/02/1936
    2 848 W.J. O'Reilly AUS 901 v New Zealand, 29/03/1946
    3 784 H. Verity ENG 853 v Australia, 01/01/1937
    4 604 W.E. Bowes ENG 701 v West Indies, 22/07/1939
    5 577 E.A. Martindale WI 577 v England, 14/03/1935
    6 546 L.N. Constantine WI 622 v England, 19/08/1939
    7 519 W. Voce ENG 739 v Australia, 18/12/1936
    8 428 R.W.V. Robins ENG 520 v New Zealand, 14/08/1937
    9 398 M.S. Nichols ENG 473 v South Africa, 15/06/1935
    10 394 E.P. Nupen SA 463 v England, 13/02/1931



    BATSMEN

    1 931 D.G. Bradman AUS 961 v India, 06/02/1948
    2 863 G.A. Headley WI 915 v England, 21/01/1948
    3 749 W.R. Hammond ENG 897 v New Zealand, 31/03/1933
    4 736 S.J. McCabe AUS 854 v England, 10/06/1938
    5 669 B. Mitchell SA 781 v England, 01/01/1949
    6 645 A.D. Nourse SA 922 v England, 07/06/1951
    7 644 M. Leyland ENG 759 v Australia, 01/01/1937
    8 583 L.E.G. Ames ENG 619 v Australia, 06/07/1934
    9 548 R.E.S. Wyatt ENG 575 v Australia, 23/02/1933
    10 518 W.A. Brown AUS 697 v New Zealand, 29/03/1946

    So can make a pretty good team out of that list
    Last edited by JBMAC; 08-12-2009 at 01:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Yes. But a 5 year span wins you nothing. Pick a year at least.
    Going to opt for 1973.

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