01. Victor Trumper 02. Warren Bardsley 03. Clem Hill 04. Charlie Macartney 05. Warwick Armstrong 06. Monty Noble 07. George Giffen 08. Hugh Trumble 09. Jack Blackham 10. Fred Spofforth 11. Ernie Jones
01. Jack Hobbs 02. WG Grace 03. Kumar Ranjitsinhji 04. Johnny Tyldesley 05. Frank Woolley 06. Stanley Jackson 07. Frank Foster 08. Arthur Lilley 09. George Lohmann 10. Tom Richardson 11. Sydney Barnes
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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