Last edited by watson; 18-09-2012 at 06:19 AM.
Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
unconventional SA XI
1. Barry Richards
2. Bruce Mitchell
3. Herbie Taylor
4. Graeme Pollock
5. Dudley Nourse
6. Aubrey Faulkner
7. Lee Irvine+
8. Clive Rice
9. Mike Procter
10. Van der Bijl
11. Allan Donald
I believe this team has the potential to challenge any ATG XI. Actually this is my favorite SA XI with Colin Bland as 12th man.
Last edited by AndyZaltzHair; 18-09-2012 at 02:17 PM.
Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.
Or, maybe the solution is to put Herbie Taylor to open instead of Bruce Mitchell and play Kallis at 3; but this is not a serious XI, made it just for fun.
Last edited by AndyZaltzHair; 18-09-2012 at 06:29 PM.
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
Just reading and considering the all-rounder thread and wondering how much you can mess around with all-rounders in an ATG team before it fails on you...
Adam Gilchrist (wk)
Richie Benaud (c)
-Only three players selected as batsmen alone. They are highly capable.
-Number 11 has a batting average of almost 20.
-Sobers, Miller and Gilchrist form a highly attacking middle order.
-Lower order of Imran, Benaud, Hadlee and Akram would make collapses highly unlikely.
-Seven genuine bowling options mean that all out attack on the batting team when bowling.
Devillier has the ability to show ball the right path, there are two ways to do so, 1. form where the ball is coming, 2 where the ball is going to
Amla can just hit the ball harder with the use of timing and strock
Devilliers is younger so he will learn with the passage of time
Devilliers plays in all the situations and conditons while all amla is a powerplay player
So Devillieris can be said as better
My all-time West Indies XI
12th man: Gibbs
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
My all-time New Zealand XI
Last edited by Days of Grace; 22-09-2012 at 10:33 PM.
Haha, knew I was missing someone.
01. Stewie Dempster
02. Glenn Turner
03. John Reid
04. Martin Crowe
05. Stephen Fleming
06. Andrew Jones
07. Chris Cairns
08. Richard Hadlee
09. Dan Vettori
10. Ian Smith
11. Shane Bond
I think Ian Smith is overrated as a wicketkepper against McCullum and, to a lesser extent, Parore, due to the fact that he played in New Zealand's most successful era.
I'd take McCullum over him anyday.
And no New Zealand team should leave out Bert Sutcliffe.
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