Bobby Simpson too.
Two other's to consider would be Keith Miller and Allan Davidson. Both where reputed to be brilliant all round fields.
Davidson got his nick name of the claw for his catching, was also famous for running batsmen out with direct hits from the boundry line.
kyear 2 you can update the list and add a Reuters XI
Reuters XI: Hobbs, Gavaskar, Bradman, Headley, Grace, Sobers, Imran, Knott, Warne, Lillee, Barnes.
All-time world cricket XI proves difficult to choose | Left field
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 | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
A question rolling around in my head.
With Marshall and Warne intrenched and the first two bowlers selected in most ATG XI's, which if the better combination to partner them
Lillee and Wasim
McGrath and Imran
Know these are not everyone'c choices, I just wan't a feeling on who people think would be more effective.
Last edited by kyear2; 19-11-2013 at 07:34 PM.
Did you mean McGrath and Khan?
as you say they aren't the only choices but from those 2 I'd take Lillee and Wasim as backups. Too hard to go past Lillee. That's such a tough decision, the more I look at it the more I want Imran and McGrath. No, I'll stick with Lillee and Wasim.
awta. Imran and McGrath just add much more value to the side than Wasim and Lillee
I actually tend to think that people end up under rating Imran's bowling. At his peak there has probably never been a better bowler and he was no one-trick pony. Could put pressure on good batting line-ups and would raise his game against good opposition.
Yes was supposed to be Wasim and Lillee or McGrath and Imran.
Honestly don't know which would be better and more effective.
Pragmatically Imran and Mcgrath makes the most sense as Imran brings his batting and McGrath was successful everywhere and so clinical, Wasim and Lillee bring a mix of genius and aggression that is almost unmatched. Lillee and Wasim had every trick up their sleeves and most of their peers named them the best of their times. So even though McGrath and Imran statistically all of the anecdotal evidence points to Lillee and Akram. Really tough to choose.
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