Keep Your Feet on The Ground,Keep Reaching for The Stars!
Knotty on the other hand rarely stood up to seamers so I'd expect him to concede fewer byes and drop fewer catches than Tallon, but I was surprised just how many Tallon conceded in 46/47, but if he was standing up to Lindwall, and I don't suppose McCool, Tribe and Toshack were the easiest to keep to, then I won't be holding it against him!
Whats with the facination with two spinners though, the most effective attacks sine covered pitches have been three fast/seam bowlers and one spinner plus a part timer. The W.I. did it with four pacers and they fared pretty well. Don't see the nees for two spinners, plus it forces Sobers to bowl more overs.
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
My Greatest XI:
Andy Flower was an excellent batsman. He was an average keeper.
ATG Test XI
1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. S.R Tendulkar 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath
From my memory he was a relatively poor keeper, and my opinion regarding Wasim is well known. Most over rated cricketer imho
15 matches 26 innings, 88 wickets @ 20.85 with 9 5 fors and 4 10 fors, almost 6 wpm
15 matches 27 innings, 81 wickets @ 21.46 with 6 5 fors and 2 10 fors, 5.4 wpm
Has there ever been a more successful bowling duo? Between Grimmett and O'Reilly, they took 169 wickets in 15 matches, costing just 21.15 runs a wicket.
Last edited by Coronis; 29-04-2013 at 07:16 PM.
Hence why I referenced since the advent of covered pitches.
Last edited by kyear2; 29-04-2013 at 07:21 PM.
Last edited by Coronis; 29-04-2013 at 07:33 PM.
I've just drafted Wasim, so I'll big him up by selecting him in today's ATG team.
- Gordon Greenidge
- Barry Richards
- Don Bradman
- Greg Chappell/Brian Lara
- Viv Richards
- Garry Sobers
- Adam Gilchrist
- Wasim Akram
- Shane Warne
- Dennis Lillee
- Curtly Ambrose
No one will beat that team. Ever.
Frank Worrell *
Godfrey Evans +
I'd back that XI against the teams you've put up.
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