To clarify, when I say Ashes, I just mean a team made of Aussie/English players. Can't really see a reason for putting in Botham over Lillee, the team already has great batting depth with Miller/Gilchrist/Warne.
Last edited by Coronis; 09-04-2013 at 05:19 AM.
My nostalgia-filled Ashes XI
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Same theory but Aus/Eng sides. Watchability is key in selection here:
- G. Chappell
Don Bradman *
Greg Chappell ^
Wally Hammond ^
Keith Miller (5)
Shane Warne (4) ^
Syd Barnes (3)
Denis Lillee (2)
Glen Mcgrath (1)
Sunil Gavaskar ^
Kumar Sangakkara ^
Javed Miandad ^
Mushtaq Mohammad (5)
Imran Khan (2) *
Wasim Akram (3)
Waqar Younis (1)
Muttiah Muralitharan (5)
Viv Richards ^
Brian Lara ^
Garry Sobers (5) ^ *
Clyde Walcott +
Richard Hadlee (3)
Malcolm Marshall (1)
Hugh Tayfield (4)
Curtly Ambrose (2)
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
Ashes, I'd say. S.C has slightly weaker batting and ROW has slightly weaker bowling imo.
Marshall, Ambrose and Hadlee best seam attack of the lot though I would say.
Mushtaq Mohammad a little of of place as well, given the stature of the other players in these sides.
Really would replace Tayfield with Holding, Garner or Procter, but know most people here likes to have spinners in their teams.
Would probably just play the 4 bowlers and have Dravid.
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