Just pondering something. Did Bradman knew in his time what reverse swing was and what a sub continent pitch looks like?
Other thing is all those really quick bowlers how effective would they be today considering the 2 bouncer rule and all the body protection available?
I just like to throw something in there from time to time.
FTR, Boycott had a better FC average than B. Richards (not that it matters much!)
And B. Richards was excellent, no doubt. But his 4 tests aren't enough to judge him on.
Worth considering how consistent Boycott was against all countries in all conditions imo...
Batting records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo
1. Jack Hobbs
2. Herbert Sutcliffe
3. Victor Trumper
4. Neil Harvey
5. Stanley Jackson (5)
6. VVS Laxman
7. Syed Kirmani †
8. Hedley Verity (3)
9. Anil Kumble (4)
10. Bill O'Reilly (2)
11. Sydney Barnes (1)
Includes some hunch picks.
that looks like a lot of hunch picks
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Apologies for my ignorance, but what is a sticky XI?
THE ULTIMATE CRICKET WEB ARCADE EGGS CHAMPION
RIP Fardin Qayyumi (AKA "cricket player"; "Bob"), 1990-2006
RIP Craig Walsh (AKA "Craig"), 1985-2012
Players who excelled on wet wickets, batting or bowling.
How about Laker?
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
Ah I understand now, sticky wicket XI, thanks.
Underwood was unplayable on wet wickets from what ive read
Not a classical spinner, Underwood bowled at around medium pace and was often unplayable on seaming English wickets, particularly sticky wickets, earning his nickname 'Deadly', and accounting for the saying that England would "carry Underwood like an umbrella, in case of rain".
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