View Poll Results: Who was the best test team of all-time?

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  • Invincibles 1948 (Australia)

    3 7.69%
  • South Africa 1966-1970

    0 0%
  • West Indies 1976-1995

    21 53.85%
  • Australia 1989-2007/08

    8 20.51%
  • Other

    1 2.56%
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    International Coach morgieb's Avatar
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    Best of the best...

    IYO, who was the best side of all time?

    My main 4 candidates:

    Invincibles 1948 (Australia)
    South Africa 1966-1970
    West Indies 1976-1995
    Australia 1989-2007/08

    Poll to come, but I may have forgotten some candidates.
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    West Indies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edged&Taken View Post
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    Ditto

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    England 1932/33


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    It wouldn't be CW without an attempt to discredit the recent Aus team by moving the goalposts all of a sudden

    Windies
    Last edited by Redbacks; 21-01-2010 at 01:09 AM.

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    Obviously the current Indian team
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    woot auzzies!!!! 1989-2007/08 =]

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    I voted Aussies, even though they weren't the best team until 1995. I think you should readjust the poll to match the reality.

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    Shorten the West Indies to 1991, when Richards and Marshall retired. They were still good, but not clearly the best side in the world anymore past 1991.

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    Australia. Played everyone, overall global standard was better, greater depth (though that could be debated especially in fast bowling stocks), won far more games and played a far more positive brand of cricket and had a far more rounded and complete team.
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    Yeah, 2000's Australia by my reckoning too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Australia. Played everyone, overall global standard was better, greater depth (though that could be debated especially in fast bowling stocks), won far more games and played a far more positive brand of cricket and had a far more rounded and complete team.
    Yeh, this.
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    EZ. Windies 76-95 particularly the team that went to Oz in late 70s and won 2-0. Greatest bowling attack of all time. No doubt Oz of recent time had the better batting line up but IMO great bowling> great batting ne day of the week. Also dont forget that WI for the period 80-95 were literally invincible ie they didnt lose to ne one home or away (27 multi test series). Oz while dominant were neevr invincible for ne lengthy period.

    And whats this crap about Oz playing more attractive cricket. Attractive to whom??

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    Windies of 76-95 just over AUS 95-2006.

    As a birt i appauled by the lack of mention of the dominant ENGLAND team of the 50s? Especially the Ashes winning 1953 XI

    Hutton
    Edrich
    May
    Compton
    Graveney
    Bailey
    Evans
    Laker
    Lock
    Trueman
    Bedser/Statham - cant remember off my head who played

    Easily one of the bext XI to actually play a test, with all players in top form together.

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