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Thread: The ATG Teams General arguing/discussing thread

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    I am probably going to get laughed out of here but this is my ATG team formed by stuff I have seen(only priority unless its Bradman/Sobers) and have read. Reasons for my picks might not make sense to you but it does to me and I cbf making long posts explaining why I picked the players that I picked but I am willing engage people with one or two lines.

    So here goes:

    Matthew Hayden
    Virender Sehwag
    Don Bradman*
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Garry Sobers
    Viv Richards
    Adam Gilchrist +
    Imran Khan
    Malcolm Marshall
    Muthiah Muralitharan
    Glenn McGrath

    Reserves:
    Ricky Ponting
    Jacques Kallis
    Ian Healy
    Wasim Akram
    Shane Warne

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    Why no Brian Lara?
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    Overrated. Ponting's better.
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    Richards at 6?


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    No 5 needs to be a neutral as far as aggression goes and No 6 should be a batsman who can maintain a good scoring tempo imo. I thought Richards had experience at 6 and could handle it.

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    Shri clearly making up for the whole 'Bradman counts as two players' thing by playing without openers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    I am probably going to get laughed out of here but this is my ATG team formed by stuff I have seen(only priority unless its Bradman/Sobers) and have read. Reasons for my picks might not make sense to you but it does to me and I cbf making long posts explaining why I picked the players that I picked but I am willing engage people with one or two lines.

    So here goes:

    Matthew Hayden
    Virender Sehwag
    Don Bradman*
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Garry Sobers
    Viv Richards
    Adam Gilchrist +
    Imran Khan
    Malcolm Marshall
    Muthiah Muralitharan
    Glenn McGrath

    Reserves:
    Ricky Ponting
    Jacques Kallis
    Ian Healy
    Wasim Akram
    Shane Warne
    Fair enough side, but if you're picking Bradman and Sobers, I can see no reason not to consider guys like Hutton as an opener.

    And if you saw Marshall, Imran and Viv, did you not see guys like Greenidge and Gavaskar? Both of whom I'd have over Hayden or Sehwag.
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    Was also going to as why Harden and especially Sehwag over Hobbs, Hutton, Gavaskar or even Greenidge.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Greenidge was such a gun.

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    Greenidge was one of those players where his mid-40s batting average was completely outshone by the glowing opinion of his team mates, opposition bowlers, and peers.
    "Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong" - Oscar Wilde

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    Amazing square of the wicket player. On a Windian team that played with more talent than grit, he played with both. Will never forget his 226 at Bridgetown in his penultimate test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Greenidge was one of those players where his mid-40s batting average was completely outshone by the glowing opinion of his team mates, opposition bowlers, and peers.
    That's because frustratingly, he was (like Sir Viv) one of those players who played well past his sell date. After 70 odd tests I think his average was around 50 and slowly declined thereafter as he approached his 40s. Nevertheless, he was a very good opener in the same/similar mold to a Lawry or a Simpson.
    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Spitter View Post
    Amazing square of the wicket player. On a Windian team that played with more talent than grit, he played with both. Will never forget his 226 at Bridgetown in his penultimate test.
    Yup, was there. Will never forget it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Slifer View Post
    That's because frustratingly, he was (like Sir Viv) one of those players who played well past his sell date. After 70 odd tests I think his average was around 50 and slowly declined thereafter as he approached his 40s. Nevertheless, he was a very good opener in the same/similar mold to a Lawry or a Simpson.
    He was more aggressive than both though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slifer View Post
    Nevertheless, he was a very good opener in the same/similar mold to a Lawry.
    Certainly not in style nor technique!



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