I reckon Cairns would take Watson. I bet Shane is a big pansy at heart.
"He is big, but soft."
Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)
Cairns definitely looked like a bloke who could handle himself, I agree.
CricZo XI - 5 Draft Winner
Scorecard Draft (2010) V Sehwag, D Amiss, D Bradman (c), C Cowdrey, P Umrigar, A Faulkner, R Marsh +, M Marshall, W Hall, M Hughes, B O'Reilly
Alphabetical Draft (2011) S Watson, G Kirsten, D Bradman (c), K Sangakkara +, C Cowdrey, K Pietersen, A Flintoff, M Marshall, B O'Reilly, F Trueman, T Alderman
The Eras Draft (2014) V Trumper, A Morris, N Harvey, J Kallis, S McCabe, F Woolley, Imran Khan (c), J Dujon +, J Briggs, D Steyn, J Snow
Not a big fan of his, but I reckon Watson is the better player of the two. Can be a pretty decent top order bat and more than handy with the ball. Still, he has a lot more left to prove.
"I will go down as Darren Sammy, the one who always smiles" - Darren Sammy
Chris Cairns in every way at every level of the game. They've had eerily similar paths, though.
This had to be a gee up! Watson easily.
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
"Neither of them will have an international cricket career past 2016."
Blocky on Martin Guptill and Ish Sodhi. 20/11/2014.
Cairns - late 90's/early 2000's that guy was a fantastic bowler despite the fact his body was packing in in so many ways. The way he ripped up the West Indies in Hamilton in 99 was magnificent.
And the way sheer anticipation when he came to the crease to bat - what a shame that he didn't play more.
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