I think picking WG Grace took it too far.
I think picking WG Grace took it too far.
Parmi | #1 draft pick | Jake King is **** | PM me for my list of CW posters you shouldn't talk cricket with in Cricket ChatCome and Paint Turtle
1 Matthew Elliott
2 Bruce Laird
3 Asanka Gurusinghe
4 David Houghton
5 Usman Afzaal
6 Mohsin Khan
7 Lee Germon
8 Lance Klusener
9 Adam Huckle
10 Chris Old
11 Aaqib Javed
It should be noted that I refused to pick every other Test Cricketer as no other Test Cricketer ever walked in any of the players selected shoes, therefore I couldn't judge them fairly, so alas this is the new ATG XI.
BIG BASH TIPPING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
I'd be barking mad if I included Woof in my XI.
Okay guys, which of these teams do you think looks better.
Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Pollock, Hammond, Sobers, Gilchrist, Marshall, Warne, Murali, McGrath
Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Pollock, Hammond, Sobers, Gilchrist, Marshall, Barnes, Murali, McGrath
ATG World XI
1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. R.G Pollock 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.J Procter 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Hutton* | Hobbs | Bradman | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2
Hutton | Hobbs | Bradman | Richards | Tendulkar/ Hammond | Sobers | Gilchrist | Marshall | Warne/ Muralitharan | Lillee | Barnes |
Lillee over Mcgrath as Barnes at best is another medium pacer and so more mimicks Mcgrath and so better served by another full out agressive quick.
Again based on if Barnes should be included, which again I not convinced he does.
yeah barnes instead of mcgrath i'd agree
i want to see a tournament featuring sheet anchors + accurate bowlers in one team, aggressive batters + strike bowlers in another and players who could change gears either ways in the third team. will avoid bradman to ensure all three teams are equally balanced.
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01. Jack Hobbs
02. Len Hutton
03. Ricky Pontin
04. Sachin Tendulkar
05. Walter Hammond
06. Imran Khan
07. Alan Knott
08. Dennis Lillee
09. Sydney Barnes
10. Curtly Ambrose
11. Bill O'Reilly
Can't see that team losing to the other 2.
Lillee-Ambrose-Imran-Barnes-O'Reilly is too strong an attack.
An all-rounder combo vs a non all-rounder combo. No Bradman to be fair.
Non all rounders- top order (1-6) batsmen have never taken a wicket in tests. Best pure keeper available. Lower order (8-11) have a batting average under 15.
All rounders- every player selected needs to have taken at least 100 wickets in tests. Keeper must average 40 plus. All batsman must have a batting average above 25.
Non all rounder combo
- Herb Sutcliffe
- Gordon Greenidge
- George Headley
- Peter May
- Brian Lara
- Colin Cowdrey
- Godfrey Evans +
- Curtly Ambrose
- Dennis Lillee
- Glenn McGrath
- Wilfred Rhodes
- Trevor Bailey
- Jaques Kallis
- Garry Sobers
- Keith Miller
- Tony Greig
- Adam Gilchrist +
- Ian Botham
- Imran Khan
- Kapil Dev
- Richard Hadlee
What do you think? Couldn't squeeze Benaud in to the second line up based on my own criteria!
Was Eddie Barlow an allrounder? Trevor Goddard certainly was.
Barlow-Goddard to open for the 'All-Rounder Combo' and I'll go for them.
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