“I'm writing a book on magic”, I explain, and I'm asked, “Real magic?” By real magic people mean miracles, thaumaturgical acts, and supernatural powers. “No”, I answer: “Conjuring tricks, not real magic”. Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”
― Lee Siegel, 'Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India'
McGrath tasting it.
"If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.
Team of 10 all rounders + wk
Last edited by bagapath; 16-11-2012 at 07:09 PM.
Never mind Pollock (over-rated), Rice (no tests) , or Weekes (no wickets). Where's Trevor?
Last edited by watson; 17-11-2012 at 01:18 AM.
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
Picking the 1 player per nation rule.
RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012
Proudly supporting the #2 cricketer of all time.
Ok below this is not the ATG Aus team I would pick
But the challnege for other world teams is to pick a side that has an aggregate average that is over 500 (the above list is at 517)
Keeper has to have kept for the majority of his career.
4 bowlers have to have averages of 25 or under and taken over 100 wickets.
haha....this is an interesting challenge
Try getting to 500 without Bradman
Barry rchards 72
G.C. Smith 50
G. Pollock 60
AB Devilliers 50
B McMillen 35
S. Pollock 32
P Pollock 21
500 (if the numbers are correct; I am writing from memory)
Last edited by bagapath; 17-11-2012 at 02:55 AM.
With a pre-WWII XI, how many spinners would you play? I'm thinking three frontliners...
Including Barnes, sure.
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
1. Hobbs (57)
2. Sutcliffe (61)
3. Hutton (57)
4. Hammond (58)
5. Barrington (59)
6. Paynter (59)
7. Prior (43)
8. Botham (34)
9. Rhodes (30)
10. Trueman (22)
11. Larwood (19)
Edit: Turns out you can do it by picking Henry Wood (68) to keep wicket, which also means you don't have to skimp on the bowling. Bit of a cheat though.
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