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    Best XI with connected players

    Trying to make the best possible XI with players who have played test cricket with at least one other player in the team starting from pre WW2 era


    hobbs -> bradman -> miller -> sobers -> gavaskar -> lillee -> richards -> marshall -> akram -> warne -> gilchrist>

    hobbs
    gavaskar
    bradman
    richards
    sobers
    miller
    gilchrist (wk)
    akram
    marshall
    warne
    lillee
    Last edited by bagapath; 30-11-2012 at 10:32 AM.

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    Grace - Rhodes - Hobbs - Bradman - Miller - Sobers - Lillee - Hadlee - Border - Warne - Gilchrist

    Grace
    Hobbs
    Bradman (*)
    Border
    Sobers
    Miller
    Gilchrist (+)
    Rhodes
    Hadlee
    Warne
    Lillee

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    sobers and lillee didnt play in official tests together

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    Bradman -> Hutton -> Sobers -> Gavaskar -> Hadlee -> Marshall -> Imran -> Tendulkar -> Lara -> Murali -> Gilchrist

    Gavaskar
    Hutton
    Bradman
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Imran
    Hadlee
    Marhsall
    Murali

    Lot of different combinations can be made. I could insert Warne instead of Lara to make it a five men bowling attack. Equally, could insert Ambrose or McGrath. I wanted to insert Barnes, but only Hobbs could have taken it forward from him. But given that Sobers -> Gavaskar link is pretty much unbreakable, I wouldn't have needed Hutton as third opener and would have had to find place for Miller, requiring me to drop one of Imran, Hadlee and Marshall, something I didn't want to do. Imran -> Tendulkar link is also virtually unbreakable. Interesting exercise.
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    Chappell and Wasim come in for Lillee and Border then. Oh yeah and Barnes for Rhodes as well

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    This team goes from the first ever test (Blackham) to the current WACA test (Kallis). Each player mentioned played in the preceding player's last test match.

    Jack Blackham - Johnny Briggs - Victor Trumper - Jack Hobbs - Don Bradman - Neil Harvey - Bill Lawry - Bob Willis - Malcolm Marshall - Courtney Walsh - Jaques Kallis


    Jack Hobbs
    Bill Lawry
    Don Bradman
    Jaques Kallis
    Victor Trumper
    Neil Harvey
    Jack Blackham
    Johnny Briggs
    Malcolm Marshall
    Courtney Walsh
    Bob Willis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    This team goes from the first ever test (Blackham) to the current WACA test (Kallis). Each player mentioned played in the preceding player's last test match.
    wow.... hats off to you, mate



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