Eds picks Ranji
Eds picks Ranji
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Michael > Blakus > Andy
Fred Spofforth, 'The Demon Speaks'The figures Sir Home Hordon has shown me of what Grace did in matches against me, 37 innings, 1042 runs, 28.16 average, considerably less than his general average, hears out my theory that I never had any particular difficulty in getting him out. I clean bowled him seven times, ACM Croome says that WG told him that on any wicket he never knew when I should bowl him. This may have been due in part to my artfulness......
Ian Healy for my next selection please
Charter 77 So Far
Steve Waugh (*)
Ian Healy (+)
Nice looking team there Michael. Glad that you went for Healy so as give Sanga a decent go with the bat. What's his post keeping average again - about 70 runs?
Yes, Peter May was famous for being the best batsman in the whole world, slaughtering all bowlers with classic drives, cuts and pull shots, and generally pulverising the opposition into dust. Obviously several times better than Donald Bradman by a factor of 10.
He's mine and you can't have him, so there.
Some do say greater than Hutton though.
Lost May, Walters & Clarke
CricZo XI - 3 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
I know I'm prone to crap on a bit, and I have shown the following video before - but this square drive by Kanhai off Jeff Thomson is something special. It's very much stuck in my head, and for mine, the best shot I've seen on video;
Rohan Kanhai v Aus ( 1975 World Cup Final ) - YouTube
John Waite to be my keeper
Feel very good about my team. Plenty of highly capable batsmen left
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