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    Building a XI from the best of each decade

    After merging the world war affected decades (1910s and the 1940s) with the earlier and subsequent chunks, and clubbing the first three years of test cricket with the 1880s, here is a team made up of players who dominated the respective decades. See if you can build a similar XI without using these names.

    WG Grace - 1877 to 1889
    Jack Hobbs - 1920s
    Don Bradman (C) - 1930s
    Everton Weekes - 1945 to 1959
    Gary Sobers - 1960s
    Adam Gilchrist (wk) - 2000s
    Imran Khan - 1980s
    Wilfred Rhodes - 1900 to 1914
    Shane Warne - 1990s
    Dennis Lillee - 1970s
    George Loahmann - 1890s
    Last edited by bagapath; 16-06-2012 at 05:27 AM.

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    1. Sir Leonard Hutton (1940s)
    2. Herbert Sutcliffe (1920s)
    3. Charlie Macartney (1910s)
    4. Walter Hammond (1930s)
    5. Sir Frank Worrell (1960s)
    6. Stanley Jackson (1890s)
    7. Alan Knott (1970s)
    8. Sir Richard Hadlee (1980s)
    9. Ray Lindwall (1950s)
    10. Wasim Akram (1990s)
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan (2000s)
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    Hutton
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    Pollock
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    Steve Waugh
    Ames
    Marshall
    Spofforth
    SF Barnes
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    OK. Assuming that I cannot use any player already mentioned in above lists.

    Victor Trumper (1900 - 1914)
    S M Gavaskar (1980s)
    Clem Hill(1890s)
    Sachin Tendulkar (2000s)
    George Headley(1945-1959)
    Denis Compton(1930s)
    Rod Marsh(1970s)
    F S Trueman (1960s)
    Clarrie Grimmett(1920s)
    C B Turner (1880s)
    G McGrath(1990s)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    OK. Assuming that I cannot use any player already mentioned in above lists.

    Victor Trumper (1900 - 1914)
    S M Gavaskar (1980s)
    Clem Hill(1890s)
    Sachin Tendulkar (2000s)
    George Headley(1945-1959)
    Denis Compton(1930s)
    Rod Marsh(1970s)
    F S Trueman (1960s)
    Clarrie Grimmett(1920s)
    C B Turner (1880s)
    G McGrath(1990s)
    Compton only played eight games in the 30's, is that still enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Compton only played eight games in the 30's, is that still enough?
    I could replace him with Eddie Paynter or Stan McCabe. They are probably better picks, now that I think of it.

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    Herbert Suttcliffe (1920's)
    WG Grace (1880's)
    Don Bradman (1930's)
    Sachin Tendulkar (1990's)
    Garry Sobers (1960's)
    Alan Knott (1970's)
    Keith Miller (1940's and 1950's)
    Imran Khan (1980's)
    Muttiah Muralitharan (2000's)
    George Lohmann (1890's)
    Sydney Barnes (1910's and 1920's)

    Took some time to get the composition right. Had to sacrifice Hadlee and Marshall for the team.

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    Best XI- one from each decade, Australians only, in chronological order

    1. Victor Trumper (1900s)

    2. Charlie McCartney (1910s)

    3. Jack Ryder (1920s)

    4. Don Bradman (1930s)

    5. Neil Harvey (1940s)

    6. Keith Miller (1950s)

    7. Wally Grout (1960s)

    8. Dennis Lillee (1970s)

    9. Terry Alderman (1980s)

    10. Shane Warne (1990s)

    11. Glenn McGrath (2000s)


    Pretty happy with that TBH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    After merging the world war affected decades (1910s and the 1940s) with the earlier and subsequent chunks, and clubbing the first three years of test cricket with the 1880s, here is a team made up of players who dominated the respective decades. See if you can build a similar XI without using these names.

    WG Grace - 1877 to 1889
    Jack Hobbs - 1920s
    Don Bradman (C) - 1930s
    Everton Weekes - 1945 to 1959
    Gary Sobers - 1960s
    Adam Gilchrist (wk) - 2000s
    Imran Khan - 1980s
    Wilfred Rhodes - 1900 to 1914
    Shane Warne - 1990s
    Dennis Lillee - 1970s
    George Loahmann - 1890s
    Great team.
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    In my opinion Shane Warne is the greatest cricketer who's ever lived - Ian Botham

    Warne is the greatest cricketer to pick up a ball ever.
    And is the greatest bowler I have ever laid eyes on. - Brian Lara

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Herbert Suttcliffe (1920's)
    WG Grace (1880's)
    Don Bradman (1930's)
    Sachin Tendulkar (1990's)
    Garry Sobers (1960's)
    Alan Knott (1970's)
    Keith Miller (1940's and 1950's)
    Imran Khan (1980's)
    Muttiah Muralitharan (2000's)
    George Lohmann (1890's)
    Sydney Barnes (1910's and 1920's)

    Took some time to get the composition right. Had to sacrifice Hadlee and Marshall for the team.
    Nice team. You broke the rules of the thread, though, by picking players already chosen by OP.

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    Damn didn't read the rules properly.

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    What about picking the best team possible without any overlap in careers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    OK. Assuming that I cannot use any player already mentioned in above lists.

    Victor Trumper (1900 - 1914)
    S M Gavaskar (1980s)
    Clem Hill(1890s)
    Sachin Tendulkar (2000s)
    George Headley(1945-1959)
    Denis Compton(1930s)
    Rod Marsh(1970s)
    F S Trueman (1960s)
    Clarrie Grimmett(1920s)
    C B Turner (1880s)
    G McGrath(1990s)
    just switch the decades for compton and headley and make it headley from the 30s and compton from 45 to 59. the team is fine then,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    What about picking the best team possible without any overlap in careers?
    whoa...

    if i take these four obvious choices i am not able to choose the rest....

    bradman
    richards
    tendulkar
    sobers
    Last edited by bagapath; 17-06-2012 at 12:04 AM.

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