There's no massive difference between the teams or anything, but the Bradman factor, and the fact team two is using Flower as keeper puts things in favour of team one.
No Imran in either
Alan Knott (w)
Adam Gilchrist (w)
This'd be my top two teams (today):
When we rank players, both batsmen and bowlers we tend to do so based so much on average, but should we. For bowlers, is average more important than strike rate or wpm? Even more importantly for batsmen actual runs scored per match and scoring rate should factor a lot more than simply batting average especially for those who hedge their batting average by batting slowly and accumulating not outs. Which is more indicative of actual production?
All in all, I guess the old saying holds: If all else is equal, .....
Tendulkars s/r also surprised me, especially bating at four.
I was mainly talking about Kallis and Chanderpaul, s/r in the 40's and both with more than 40 n.o's.
A bit bored.
A random kiwi ATG eleven from me:
Bruce Taylor, J.F. Reid and Ross Taylor all generally unlucky. Gloves could easily have gone to Smith or McCullum. I'm unsure how to rate McCullum due to him playing only half of his career as a keeper. If a match was played in the subcontinent Fleming would be the second batsman on the team sheet.
It's pretty sad most of our best are long gone and known mostly for their County exploits due to crazy selection policies and us playing so few tests in the early days.
And a current world eleven
Anderson or Pattinson
Sorry Sanga, Swann and KP
What would your ATG Ashes XI look like?
Heavily Australian, but hey, can you blame me?