#J.Hobbs; #L.Hutton; #D.Bradman; #V.Richards; #G.Sobers; #A.Border; #A.Gilchrist; #K.Miller; #I.Khan; #S.Warne; #M.Marshall;
If England are playing an ATG Ashes series against an Aussie side containing O'Reilly and Warne then I'll want Maurice Leyland in the team;
for me as well.
Wanted to include Ranji, but Botham adds a bit more to the whole equation with his bowling and fielding. Botham, one of the most brutal batsman of all time when on song.
I'll leave this up for a few more days until we finish it off with the last two bowlers.
Very close choice between Botham/Compton/Pietersen (yes, I'm serious about the latter) because it will make for a very long tail if Botham is finally selected at no.6.
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
Love it because i keep imagining a scenario in which Barrington completely wears out the opposition by occupying the crease for 8 hours or so, and when they finally get him out, in walks Pietersen. What a lovely contrast it would provide
Thus far. Please feel free to check the maths;
01. Hammond = 19
02. Compton = 14
03. Botham = 14
04. Barrington = 10
05. Grace = 5
06. Pietersen = 5
07. May = 3
08. Jardine = 3
09. Gower = 2
10. Leyland = 1
11. Woolley =1
12. Ranjitsinhji = 1
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