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    Best XI of each decade

    Possibly been done before, but it's an interesting exercise. Has some flaws, but overall gives a good indication of the best players from each era.

    2000-2009

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Graham Smith
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Jaques Kallis
    5. Mohammed Yousuf
    6. Inzamam ul Haq
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Shaun Pollock
    9. S. Warne
    10. M. Muralitharan
    11. Glenn McGrath

    1990-1999

    1. Graham Gooch
    2. Michael Slater
    3. Rahul Dravid
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Steve Waugh
    6. Brian Lara
    7. Ian Healy
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Wasim Akram
    10. Curtly Ambrose
    11. Waqar Younis

    1980-1989

    1. Sunil Gavaskar
    2. Gordon Greenidge
    3. Viv Richards
    4. Javed Miandad
    5. Allan Border
    6. Clive Lloyd
    7. Jeff Dujon
    8. Imran Khan
    9. Richard Hadlee
    10. Malcolm Marshall
    11. Abdul Qadir

    1970-1979

    1. Sunil Gavaskar
    2. Geoff Boycott
    3. Viv Richards
    4. Greg Chappell
    5. Javed Miandad
    6. AIvin Kallicharran
    7. Ian Botham
    8. Rod Marsh
    9. Dennis Lillee
    10. Bob Willis/ Andy Roberts
    11. Derek Underwood
    Gavaskar - Hutton - Bradman - Tendulkar - Sobers - Gilchrist - Miller- Hadlee - Warne - Lillee - Murali

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    1960-1969

    1. Bob Simpson
    2. Bill Lawry
    3. Rohan Kanhai
    4. Ken Barrington
    5. Garry Sobers
    6. Doug Walters
    7. Wally Grout
    8. Lance Gibbs
    9. Graham McKenzie
    10. Peter Pollock
    11. Fred Trueman

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    Hayden
    Smith
    Dravid
    Ponting
    Kallis
    Lara
    Gilchrist
    Pollock
    Warne
    Murali
    McGrath

    Slater
    Anwar
    Lara
    Tendulkar
    Waugh
    da Silva
    Healy
    Wasim
    Warne
    Ambrose
    Walsh
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    Predicted 2010-2019

    1. Phillip Hughes
    2. Alastair Cook
    3. Hashim Amla
    4. Kane Williamson
    5. Virat Kohli
    6. James Taylor
    7. Peter Nevill
    8. Stuart Broad
    9. Ashton Turner
    10. Dale Steyn
    11. Steven Finn


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    Dravid should be in the 00-09 side.
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    1950-1959
    1. Len Hutton
    2. Hanif Mohammad
    3. Neil Harvey
    4. Peter May
    5. Garry Sobers
    6. Clyde Walcott+
    7. Keith Miller
    8. Alan Davidson
    9. Ray Lindwall
    10. Fred Trueman
    11. Jim Laker

    Actually Ray Lindwall was striking better at 1940s, could be replaced with Benaud to give double prong spin and three pace attack

    1. Len Hutton
    2. Hanif Mohammad
    3. Neil Harvey
    4. Peter May
    5. Garry Sobers
    6. Clyde Walcott+
    7. Keith Miller
    8. Richie Benaud*
    9. Alan Davidson
    10. Fred Trueman
    11. Jim Laker
    Last edited by AndyZaltzHair; 02-09-2012 at 08:06 PM.
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    1950-1959

    1. Len Hutton
    2. Hanif Mohammed
    3. Neil Harvey
    4. Peter May
    5. Garry Sobers
    6. Clyde Walcott
    7. Richie Benaud
    8. Allan Davidson
    9. Jim Laker
    10. Fred Trueman
    11. Alec Bedser

    1940-1949

    1. Arthur Morris
    2. Bruce Mitchell
    3. Don Bradman
    4. Dennis Compton
    5. Keith Miller
    6. Lindsay Hassett
    7. Don Tallon
    8. Ray Lindwall
    9. Alec Bedser
    10. Ernie Toshack
    11. Bill Johnston

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    1930-1939

    1. Len Hutton
    2. Bill Ponsford
    3. Don Bradman
    4. George Headley
    5. Wally Hammond
    6. Eddie Paynter
    7. Les Ames
    8. Hedley Verity
    9. Harold Larwood
    10. Bill O'Reilly
    11. Clarrie Grimmett

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    1920-1929

    1. Herb Sutcliffe
    2. Jack Hobbs
    3. Don Bradman
    4. Wally Hammond
    5. George Headley
    6. Patsy Hendren
    7. Les Ames
    8. Gubby Allen
    9. Harold Larwood
    10. Bill O'Reilly
    11. Clarrie Grimmett

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    2000- 2009

    Matthew Hayden
    Graeme Smith
    Ricky Ponting
    Brian Lara
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Jacques Kallis
    Adam Gilchrist
    Shaun Pollock
    Shane Warne
    Muttiah Muralitharan/ Dale Steyn
    Glenn Mcgrath
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    1990- 1999

    Graham Gooch
    Michael Slater
    Rahul Dravid
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Steve Waugh
    Ian Healy
    Shane Warne
    Wasim Akram
    Curtly Ambrose
    Allan Donald

    1980- 1989

    Sunil Gavaskar
    Gordon Greenidge
    Viv Richards
    Javed Miandad
    Allan Border
    Clive Lloyd
    Jeffrey Dujon
    Imran Khan/ Richard Hadlee
    Malcolm Marshall
    Michael Holding
    Abdul Qadir/ Richard Hadlee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Possibly been done before, but it's an interesting exercise. Has some flaws, but overall gives a good indication of the best players from each era.

    2000-2009

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Graham Smith
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Jaques Kallis
    5. Mohammed Yousuf
    6. Inzamam ul Haq
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Shaun Pollock
    9. S. Warne
    10. M. Muralitharan
    11. Glenn McGrath

    1990-1999

    1. Graham Gooch
    2. Michael Slater
    3. Rahul Dravid
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Steve Waugh
    6. Brian Lara
    7. Ian Healy
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Wasim Akram
    10. Curtly Ambrose
    11. Waqar Younis

    1980-1989

    1. Sunil Gavaskar
    2. Gordon Greenidge
    3. Viv Richards
    4. Javed Miandad
    5. Allan Border
    6. Clive Lloyd
    7. Jeff Dujon
    8. Imran Khan
    9. Richard Hadlee
    10. Malcolm Marshall
    11. Abdul Qadir

    1970-1979

    1. Sunil Gavaskar
    2. Geoff Boycott
    3. Viv Richards
    4. Greg Chappell
    5. Javed Miandad
    6. AIvin Kallicharran
    7. Ian Botham
    8. Rod Marsh
    9. Dennis Lillee
    10. Bob Willis/ Andy Roberts
    11. Derek Underwood
    Not a lot of argument there, except that I've never thought of Clive Lloyd as being an 80s batsman. The 70s was really his decade. By the 80s he was pretty much the grandaddy of the Windies team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    1930-1939

    1. Len Hutton
    2. Bill Ponsford
    3. Don Bradman
    4. George Headley
    5. Wally Hammond
    6. Eddie Paynter
    7. Les Ames
    8. Hedley Verity
    9. Harold Larwood
    10. Bill O'Reilly
    11. Clarrie Grimmett
    Maurice Leyland is comfortably greater than Eddie Paynter, as dashing as Paynter was. The reason being that Leyland dominated the greatest of bowler of his era and possibly of all time depending on how nostalgic you are - Bill O'Reilly. By O'Reilly's own admission, Leyland was too good for him.

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    1950- 1959

    Len Hutton
    Hanif Mohammad/ Conrad Hunte
    Neil Harvey
    Everton Weekes
    Garry Sobers
    Frank Worrell
    Keith Miller
    Ray Lindwall
    Godfrey Evans
    Fred Trueman
    Jim Laker
    Last edited by kyear2; 02-09-2012 at 09:07 PM.

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    1880-1889
    1. W G Grace
    2. Percy Mcdonnell
    3. Arthur Shrewsbury
    4. Billy Murdoch
    5. Allan Steel
    6. George Giffen
    7. Johnny Briggs
    8. Jack Blackham+
    9. George Lohmann
    10. Charlie Turner
    11. Fred Spofforth

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