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
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.
If you were that old, and that kind, and the very last of your kind, you couldn't just stand back and watch children cry.
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. W.R Hammond 5. G.S Sobers 6. M.J Procter 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.D Marshall 9. S.K Warne 10. M. Muralitharan 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
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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
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personally love the list and his team at the end.
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.
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