Weird, it was tied before Steve's vote but is now still tied? I thought his was the clincher and we could move on!
I am often asked who was the best, fastest or toughest bowler I ever faced and I quite enjoy giving different answers every time. Well, it keeps me amused anyway –but the underlying point is that one could revise this whole list on a daily basis and never really be right and never really be wrong - DAVID GOWER
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
No reason why the South African team can't be started while we are waiting for this to end.
Or as a tie break since Worrell wasn't part of the short list that it goes to Hunte, just a suggestion to save time, not a recomendation.
Kinda forgot about this. For me, Worrell is a middle order batman and that's where he should play.
Hunte is imo, the second best opener WI have produced and therefore gets my vote
So Greenidge and Hunte it is.
Cricketweb W.I ATG XI
Last edited by kyear2; 10-12-2012 at 03:00 AM.
That's a hell of a side, and 9 out of 11 the same as the one I would have chosen myself. The pace attack is unrivalled (particularly given that Australia picked two spinners) while the batting line-up is a match for anyone.
The lack of a world class slow bowling option is disappointing, as much in principle as in practice, and potentially makes team v team comparisons difficult as the type of pitch will probably have a huge say in any theoretical outcome.
What was your other chage, Sean - I'm guessing keeper?
Yeah I went with Dujon behind the stumps for reasons already debated to death in this thread, but Walcott was a magnificent cricketer I suppose at least one of the Ws deserved a spot.
In theory yes, but Garner played the role of spinner for the W.I. in the '80's. He is capable, willing and most importantly effective at bowling long controlling spells into the wind with a better avg, s/r and econ of any spinner in history and was effcient at cleaning up the tail.
Also concerning flat decks, Marshall, Holding and Garner are all proven performers on docile and spinning tracks.
Cricketweb Australia All Time XI
Sir Donald Bradman
Cricketweb W.I. All Time XI
Sir Conrad Hunte
Sir I.V.A. Richards
Sir Garfield Sobers
Sir Clyde Walcott
Cricketweb England A.T. XI
Sir Jack Hobbs
Sir Len Hutton
Sir Wally Hammond
Sir Ian Botham
Great work guys. Will start South Africa tonight if no one else does.
Last edited by kyear2; 10-12-2012 at 05:14 PM.
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