AT India XI
01. Sunil Gavaskar 02. Vijay Merchant. 03. Virat Kohli 04. Sachin Tendulkar 05. Rahul Dravid. 06. Vinoo Mankad 07. Kapil Dev 08. Amar Singh 09. Syed Kirmani 10. Zaheer Khan 11. Bhagwat Chandrasekhar
I'll have a look at that SR list when I get longer than a spare minute.
Super solid, dour opening pair. L/R combination
Genuine aggressive number 3 with high average.
Stonewaller at 4 to bat around.
Compton and May as "dashers" or "forcing batsmen" at 5/6.
A genuine bowling allrounder in the correct spot (7). High quality pace bowler.
A real wicketkeeper.
Left arm pace variation from Davo, lower order hitting.
Top quality spinner.
Express pace from Typhoon.
There are a few perception busting SRs in your list Jager.
I would never thought that Warren Bardley would be an attacking batsman - but a SR of 58.37 and an average of 40.47 on uncovered pitches makes him a very handy left-handed opener. Must remember that for future drafts. Same goes for thh South Africans Dudley Nourse and Aubrey Faulkner. Surprise.
I think that Botham, Woolley, Lara and Gregory all sitting at bang on 60 has a poetic ring about it.
I reckon it's probably overkill having him come in at 6 but I don't really have much choice as the others all pick themselves in their respective slots.
Or do you think that Imran, Tyson, Davidson, and Underwood is enough to bowl out the opposition on their own, and therefore a 5th bowler is superfluous. A fair enough assumption.
Compton was quite a handy chinaman bowler but didn't exactly take it too seriously
He bowled left-handed? I didn't know that.
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