(Haven't we been down this road before Monk?)
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)
Haha, I need more sleep.
Another option (possibly belongs in the romantic 11) might be to replace one of the Spinners with Bill Johston as he bowled both pace an spin. Gives you 4 pace bowlers or 2 spinners as required + the left hand variation.
Wisden - Bill Johnston
Johnston is probably the most underrated and overlooked great Aussie bowler.
I've gushed over him many times on CW - a wonderful bowler.
And consider this. Below is a list of Australians who have averaged more than 100 with the bat on a First Class tour of England:
According to the Wisden article, the 100+ average was a little contrived, but a lot of fun for those involved.
Just seamed to me an attack of
Pace: Lillee, McGrath, Miller, Johnston WA
Spin: Warne, Johnston WA
is a bit better balanced than the alternatives
So which player was the best combination of Batsman/ All Rounder and Slip Fielder:
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Hutton* | Hobbs | Bradman | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2
He was also exceptional at second slip, his slip fielding is greatly under rated and was equally important as his bowling.
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