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
Martin Crowe takes his hand at the pantheon of the 50 greatest: Martin Crowe picks the greatest 50 cricketers of all time | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo
Players who missed out: Ray Lindwall, Alan Davidson, KS Ranjitsinghji, Fred Spofforth, Steve Waugh, Dale Steyn, Joel Garner, Harold Larwood, Mike Procter, Shaun Pollock, Rohan Kanhai, Kumar Sangakkara, Wilfred Rhodes, George Lohmann, Monty Noble etc.
~ Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference ~
Ken Barrington not making the cut either. A little strange, considering Herbert Sutcliffe makes the cut (as he should).
I don't find it strange from Crowe. Players such as Barrington and Boycott don't seem like the type of players that would attract Crowe especially when he says the following "A player who gets in has to reek of richness, genius, the extraordinary, excellence, the X factor. He must inspire reverence". Good list IMO.
Interesting view. Sanga and Steyn ineligible for the list as they're still playing btw.Hobbs and Sutcliffe formed arguably the greatest opening partnership of all time
ATG World 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. M.D Marshall 9. S.K Warne 10. D.W Steyn 11. G.D McGrath
Some who didn't make the cut are: Steve Waugh, Andy Flower, Ray Lindwall, Joel Garner, Greenidge, Alan Davidson, Virat Kohli etc. Davidson never seems to get selected in such things
Crowe also picked Wasim over Imran in the first XI which has never ever made sense to me, yet that's what all the experts seem to do. Baffling.
Nice selections overall from him though
Last edited by OverratedSanity; 11-04-2014 at 05:02 AM.
personally love the list and his team at the end.
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
All the greats pick Wasim in their XI and he is rated the best by those he played against (Lara, Donald, Tendulkar, etc).
I'd like to see Davidson and Lindwall in there too. But I guess there are only 50 spots. Kumble the obvious one who could make way.
Last edited by watson; 11-04-2014 at 05:06 PM.
Fred Spofforth, 'The Demon Speaks'The figures Sir Home Hordon has shown me of what Grace did in matches against me, 37 innings, 1042 runs, 28.16 average, considerably less than his general average, hears out my theory that I never had any particular difficulty in getting him out. I clean bowled him seven times, ACM Croome says that WG told him that on any wicket he never knew when I should bowl him. This may have been due in part to my artfulness......
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