Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick
Symonds a little left-field, but he ended up averaging 40 in Tests (despite a **** start), and looked prime to continue improving with the bat. Plus he could chip in with handy wickets. Definitely worth considering for 6 in this side, IMO.
Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
World V XI
1. Andrew Strauss
2. Jackie McGlew
3. Lawrence Rowe
4. Darren Lehmann
5. Martin Donnelly
6. Sourav Ganguly
7. Learie Constantine
8. Wasim Bari+
9. Darren Gough
10. Saeed Ajmal
11. Bill Bowes
So that's 23 teams now. I quite like this team. Are we going to stop at 24? Jager or rvd or anyone else - keen to start the 24th team?
Shattered Toshack keeps missing out. Sorry mate, I am working 8-5 this week plus got a few places to be after work, so I won't be able to update it properly. I might be able to do the one after this though. Might as well go to Z, I think.
I didn't want to pick a team with all 3 quicks having played so little Test Cricket, so Gough won me over. Bowes vs Toshack was closer than Gough vs Toshack for me. Perhaps thats a flawed reason though as Gough didn't play that much Test Cricket compared to others in his era.
I'm busy now too since its tax season but I'll do the next team regardless.
World W XI
1) Select two openers
2) Select 2 pace bowlers
3) Select a wicket keeper
Marvan Atapattu, Charles Bannerman, Warren Bardsley, Herbie Collins, Jimmy Cook, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Gautam Gambhir, Herschelle Gibbs, Tamim Iqbal, Simon Katich, Majid Khan, Colin McDonald, Archie McLaren, Alan Melville, Mudassar Nazar, Mark Richardson, Pankaj Roy, Navjot Sidhu, Keith Stackpole, Jeff Stollmeyer, Cyril Washbrook, Shane Watson, Kepler Wessels, John Wright
Kenny Benjamin, Stuart Broad, Andy Caddick, Lance Cairns, Stuart Clark, Graham Dilley, Merv Dillon, Fanie de Villiers, JJ Ferris, Roy Gilchrist, Charlie Griffith, Umar Gul, Steve Harmison, Neil Hawke, Peter Heine, Ken Higgs, George Hirst, Rodney Hogg, Mitchell Johnson, Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga, Manny Martindale, Morne Morkel, Danny Morrison, Dick Motz, Laurie Nash, Sarfraz Nawaz, Chris Old, Vernon Philander, Paul Reiffel, Brett Schultz, Peter Siddle, Amar Singh, Ernie Toshack, Max Walker
Jock Cameron, MS Dhoni, George Duckworth, Barry Jarman, Brad Haddin, Jackie Hendriks, David Houghton, Ridley Jacobs, Prasanna Jayawardene, Syed Kirmani, Gil Langley, Brendon McCullum, Kiran More, Deryck Murray, Jim Parks, Adam Parore, Ian Smith, Herbert Strudwick, Brian Taber, Tatenda Taibu, Bob Taylor, Hashan Tillekaratne, Dave Richardson.
Warren Bardsley, Herbie Collins
Ernie Toshack, Dick Motz
Simon Katich, Cyril Washbrook
Steve Harmison, Zaheer Khan
Charles Bannerman and Archie Mac
Peter Heine and Steve Harmison
McDonald and McLaren
Toshack and Broad
You know who deserves a mention in this thread? Arguably the greatest captain ever, Mike Brearley. Will be voting for him as of next round.
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