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    1- Sadiq Mohammad
    2- G. Turner
    3- Richards
    4- G. Chappell
    5- Kallicharran
    6- Grieg
    7- Knott
    8- Lillee
    9- Thomson
    10- Roberts
    11- Underwood
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    1- Sadiq Mohammad
    2- G. Turner
    3- Richards
    4- G. Chappell
    5- Kallicharran
    6- Grieg
    7- Knott
    8- Lillee
    9- Thomson
    10- Roberts
    11- Underwood
    Hey Goughy, you are much younger than I thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    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.
    And no sign of Lillee - possibly 1972 before DKL had clocked up enough points?

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    Best possible XI for those born today

    G. Gambhir
    V. Sehwag
    K.C. Sangakkara
    D.P.M.D. Jayawardena
    M.J. Clarke
    Mohammad Yousuf/Jacques Kallis
    B.J. Haddin +
    D.W. Steyn
    M.G. Johnson
    M. Muralidaran
    Mohammad Asif
    ---------------------------
    12th man M. Ntini


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    Johnson ahead of Steyn obv
    Though surely you'd just give Sanga the gloves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    1- Sadiq Mohammad
    2- G. Turner
    3- Richards
    4- G. Chappell
    5- Kallicharran
    6- Grieg
    7- Knott
    8- Lillee
    9- Thomson
    10- Roberts
    11- Underwood
    Late 1976 / early 1977?

    Astonished to see Sadiq in there btw, but that says more about my ignorance than anything else.

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    Oh oh Idid not realise there was a methodology prescribed. Here are the top ranked batsmen and top ranked bowlers on the day I was born.

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    ID      	Rat.	Name        	Career Best Rating	
    Batsman 1	889	A.D. Nourse	922 v England, 07/06/1951	
    Batsman 2	853	L. Hutton	945 v West Indies, 30/03/1954	
    Batsman 3	841	G.A. Headley	915 v England, 21/01/1948	
    Batsman 4	838	D.C.S. Compton	917 v Australia, 08/07/1948	
    Batsman 5	793	A.R. Morris	850 v West Indies, 09/11/1951	
    Batsman 6	737	V.S. Hazare	869 v Pakistan, 13/11/1952	
    Batsman 7	701	E.A.B. Rowan	777 v England, 16/08/1951	
    Batsman 8	697	E.D. Weekes	927 v New Zealand, 03/03/1956	
    Batsman 9	672	C. Washbrook	730 v West Indies, 20/07/1950	
    Batsman 10	660	R.N. Harvey	921 v South Africa, 06/02/1953	
    
    Bowler 1	846	R.R. Lindwall	897 v England, 26/11/1954	
    Bowler 2	821	W.A. Johnston	900 v West Indies, 31/12/1951	
    Bowler 3	642	A.V. Bedser	903 v Australia, 09/07/1953	
    Bowler 4	596	K.R. Miller	862 v South Africa, 09/01/1953	
    Bowler 5	581	N.B.F. Mann	586 v England, 26/07/1951	
    Bowler 6	545	I.W. Johnson	640 v West Indies, 14/05/1955	
    Bowler 7	474	D.V.P. Wright	556 v South Africa, 26/07/1947	
    Bowler 8	411	C.L. McCool	473 v South Africa, 03/03/1950	
    Bowler 9	396	W. Ferguson	438 v England, 03/03/1948	
    Bowler 10	393	J. Trim      	435 v Australia, 31/12/1951	
    				
    Top Keeper	423	C.L. Walcott	938 v Australia, 11/06/1955

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    And no sign of Lillee - possibly 1972 before DKL had clocked up enough points?
    Close enough. Sept 73. DKL 11th equal with Max Walker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Johnson ahead of Steyn obv
    Though surely you'd just give Sanga the gloves?
    Haha, yeah, didn't think, just pasted them in the order they were on the table
    Impressive how Asif has managed to hold on to his spot despite taking time off for recreational activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBMAC View Post
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    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

    Code:
    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
    Cracking stuff.
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    Hmm after saying I don't change my avatar all that often I'll offer it up for a month to anyone who can figure my brother's birthday.

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    Ntini

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Close enough. Sept 73. DKL 11th equal with Max Walker.

    Your prize is a commemorative zaremba t-shirt (XXXL) and "I am 36" birthday badge (unwanted gift).
    Hurrah! Shame Marcuss beat me to it with post no. 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Close enough. Sept 73. DKL 11th equal with Max Walker.

    Your prize is a commemorative zaremba t-shirt (XXXL) and "I am 36" birthday badge (unwanted gift).
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Going to opt for 1973.

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    Bit bored, thought I'd look up the day my kids were born which was just short of three years ago (6/2/07)

    Batsmen
    1 936 R.T. Ponting 942 v England, 01/12/2006
    2 915 Mohammad Yousuf 933 v West Indies, 27/11/2006
    3 870 K.P. Pietersen 909 v West Indies, 28/05/2007
    4 857 K.C. Sangakkara 938 v England, 01/12/2007
    5 842 M.E.K. Hussey 921 v West Indies, 23/05/2008
    6 828 M.L. Hayden 935 v England, 07/11/2002
    7 820 J.H. Kallis 935 v New Zealand, 18/11/2007
    8 816 R. Dravid 892 v Pakistan, 16/03/2005
    9 789 Younus Khan 880 v Sri Lanka, 21/02/2009
    10 755 A.G. Prince 756 v Pakistan, 11/01/2007

    Bowlers
    1 913 M. Muralidaran 920 v Bangladesh, 11/07/2007
    2 856 M. Ntini 863 v India, 26/12/2006
    3 731 A. Kumble 859 v Sri Lanka, 26/01/1994
    4 730 S.M. Pollock 909 v England, 25/11/1999
    5 725 M.J. Hoggard 795 v Sri Lanka, 28/05/2006
    6 722 S.E. Bond 778 v West Indies, 09/03/2006
    7 720 S.R. Clark 863 v West Indies, 12/06/2008
    8 710 Mohammad Asif 743 v New Zealand, 03/12/2009
    9 708 A. Flintoff 810 v Pakistan, 12/11/2005
    10 698 Shoaib Akhtar 855 v New Zealand, 26/12/2003

    How do you look up the all-rounders so I can make an XI?

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    I will call the courier and ask him to re-route. Marcuss, you'll love the shirt and the badge will be just the thing in 20 years' time.

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