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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    You must have really liked its 2nd edition where Sobers was no1
    that was a LOL moment , almost made me a theist

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    that was a LOL moment , almost made me a theist
    Too bad it was only because some people made joke lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I'm not sure you can compare-

    Procter (bowling AR)
    G. Pollock (LH middle order bat)
    Barry Richards (RH opening bat)
    Donald (RH opening bowler)
    Pollock (bowling AR)
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    Course you can. Isn't Bradman the greatest Australian cricketer?

    Requires a fair bit of conjecture but so do all these comparisons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Course you can. Isn't Bradman the greatest Australian cricketer?

    Requires a fair bit of conjecture but so do all these comparisons.
    Indeed. All players bring something slightly different to the table. I've never really got the idea that you can't compare two different types of players; if anything the opposite is true and it'd be impossible to compare two players who were exactly the same...
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    You can rank players based on their importance to their teams, impact on the game, performance in their eras etc etc.

    To just go...

    player d>>>>player e = player a>>>player b>>>player c

    doesn't make a heap of sense to me.

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    hey you leave player e out of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    hey you leave player e out of this

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    Damon and his Cheema man crush.

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    Damn, seems like my World XI changes every week. Anyways

    1. Hobbs
    2. Sutcliffe
    3. Bradman*
    4. Pollock
    5. Richards
    6. Sobers
    7. Gilchrist+
    8. Procter
    9. Marshall
    10. Barnes
    11. McGrath

    Am trying different bowling combinations it seems, 1 through 7 are still the same, as are Marshall and McGrath. Since it seems Barnes was more an O'Reilly type of bowler, I'd rather have him than Warne/Murali. On Procter - from what I can tell, he was a better bowler than any of the great bowling all rounders, bar Hadlee, and very close to Imran, and was a better bat than all of them bar Miller.
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    Best team I've seen

    - Gordon Greenidge
    - Graham Gooch
    - Ricky Ponting
    - Sachin Tendulkar
    - Viv Richards
    - Steve Waugh
    - Adam Gilchrist
    - Wasim Akram
    - Malcolm Marshall
    - Shane Warne
    - Glenn McGrath


    - Brian Lara
    - Jaques Kallis
    - Curtly Ambrose
    - Muralitharan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Best team I've seen

    - Gordon Greenidge
    - Graham Gooch
    - Ricky Ponting
    - Sachin Tendulkar
    - Viv Richards
    - Steve Waugh
    - Adam Gilchrist
    - Wasim Akram
    - Malcolm Marshall
    - Shane Warne
    - Glenn McGrath


    - Brian Lara
    - Jaques Kallis
    - Curtly Ambrose
    - Muralitharan
    nice, mine would be

    Gordon Greenidge
    Matthew Hayden
    Viv Richards
    Sachin Tendulkar/ Ricky Ponting
    Brian Lara
    Jacques Kallis
    Adam Gilchrist
    Malcolm Marshall
    Shane Warne
    Curtly Ambrose
    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 | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

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

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    Best team I've seen is pretty limited, but here goes.

    1. Mathew Hayden
    2. Graeme Smith
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Brian Lara
    6. Jacques Kallis
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Shaun Pollock
    9. Shane Warne
    10. Glenn McGrath
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan

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    Best team I've seen (must've played well during the time I saw them)


    1. Graeme Smith
    2. Virender Sehwag
    3. Rahul Dravid
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Jacques Kallis
    6. VVS Laxman
    7. Matt Prior
    8. Chaminda Vaas? dunno.
    9. Mohammad Asif
    10. Dale Steyn
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Best team I've seen (must've played well during the time I saw them)


    1. Graeme Smith
    2. Virender Sehwag
    3. Rahul Dravid
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Jacques Kallis
    6. VVS Laxman
    7. Matt Prior
    8. Chaminda Vaas? dunno.
    9. Mohammad Asif
    10. Dale Steyn
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan
    Someone who knows so much about current cricketers as you being too new to the game to remember Shaun Pollock playing well makes me feel so, so old.

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    Yeah I can barely recall Gilchrist, McGrath, Warne in Tests. Have a few memories for when Dad subscribed to the channel to watch the WC but that's about it. It's all muddled until about '08.



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