Akram should be on that list very soon. Was Gower that good to be a Hall of Famer ?
New Zealand (1)
South Africa (2)
Barry Richards , Graeme Pollock
Imran Khan, Hanif Mohammad , Javed Miandad
Bishan Bedi , Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar
Keith Miller, Bill O’Reilly, Rodney Marsh , Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Neil Harvey , Donald Bradman, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Richie Benaud, Allan Border
West Indies (14)
Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes , Frank Woolley , Frank Worrell . Vivian Richards, Andy Roberts, Garfield Sobers , Malcolm Marshall , Rohan Kanhai , Michael Holding , Lance Gibbs , Clive Lloyd , George Headley , Gordon Greenidge
Brian Statham, Fred Trueman, Derek Underwood , Wilfred Rhodes , Peter May , Alan Knott, Jim Laker, Harold Larwood , Leonard Hutton , Jack Hobbs , Graham Gooch, David Gower, WG Grace, Tom Graveney , Walter Hammond , Denis Compton, Colin Cowdrey , Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott , Alec Bedser , Sydney Barnes ,
Well done Kapil Dev. Was just before my time, but from his achievements, and hearing people speak about him, suspect he's significantly underrated in absolute terms these days - probably at least partially because of the other allrounders he was a contemporary of.
Apart from anything else, should be a near automatic inclusion in any all-time ODI XI imo...
GOOD OLD COLLINGWOOD - PREMIERS IN 2010Originally Posted by Irfan
Is Cam White, Is Good.
A truly great player, who had he been born 10 years earlier or 10 years later would have reigned virtually unchallenged as the world's outstanding all round cricketer for much of his career.
That full list, whilst not denying the greatness of those on it, looks rather England-heavy to me. The likes of Graveney, Gooch and Gower could probably consider themselves rather lucky to be included when you consider some of the blokes who haven't made it yet.
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England have more players than Oz? Farce.
This was a serious post:
Gavaskar gave us the belief that we could be the best, Kapil gave us the belief that we could beat the best and be the world Champs.
1983 and Kapil Dev Nikhanj Changed Indian and world Cricket forever .
where are lara, tendulaker, De silva? also why so many english players up there?
They've played the game longest I would think... There's 130 odd years of history on the side of England and Australia there.
Also not sure you can be nominated while still playing - may have to wait a few years post-retirement.
E & T's post which lists the inductees has Frank Woolley playing for WI. Suspect it's Worrell and a typo (not being a nark ftr), though Woolley wouldn't be out of place in there either tbh.
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Never have set too much stall by this ICC Hall Of Fame lark TBH. There's no way you're ever likely to get an accurate feudal reflection.
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Give it some time folks. It is a new thing for ICC. I am just glad that they have started something like this. Every sport has it, Cricket should as well. It will fine tune along the way.
^ Agree, its important for cricket to have something like this.
Btw, Kapil Dev's name is seriously one of the most awesome. Rolls off the tongue so well.
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Greatest Test XI::: S Gavaskar, M Hayden, D Bradman*, S Tendulkar, A Border, G Sobers, A Gilchrist, I Khan, S Warne, M Marshall, G McGrath
Reserves: B Richards, V Richards, A Knott, M Muralitharan
Greatest ODI XI::: A Gilchrist, S Tendulkar, R Ponting*, V Richards, M Dhoni, M Bevan, S Pollock, W Akram, S Warne, J Garner, M Muralitharan, A Donald
Reserves: A deVilliars, B Lara, R Hadlee, S Warne
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