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
Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick
This one is pretty clear cut
Donald - 22
Steyn - 13
Pollock - 3
Procter - 3
Adcock - 2
LeRoux - 1
Team so far:
Kindly choose one of the below players or one of your choosing
A.B de Villiers
Batting order can be adjusted based on this selection
This is a very tough one.
So much depends on the balance of the side. I'm tempted to go with Faulkner and play 4 specialist quicks.
Very simple one for me.
Great champion of the old 'uns that I usually am I do think Faulkner is a tad over-rated round these parts - through no fault of his own he only played 12 of his 25 Tests against full strength opposition so, fine player that he undoubtedly was, I'm going to go for Mike Procter again - best all rounder the game has seen, through my rose-tinted glasses anyway
Procter was a top class batsman - you don't get six consecutive first class centuries by being a fast bowler with a good eye - he was quality
I see Kallis as the second best ever all rounder and good enough for that role. Deciding btwn Taylor and Amla.
Aubrey Faulkner is the obvious choice.
That way we get 3 x quicks, 1 x offie, and a highly competent leg-break googly bowler in the side to secure the ultimate bowling attack.
And with Waite and Procter to follow it doesn't matter too much that Faulkner is probably not as good as Amla et al.
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)
you can just vote for procter next round can't you
Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?
With the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left
What a ****ing ridiculously OP batting line up/deep bowling line-up if what I'm envisaging goes through.
Both Procter and Pollock should play, really.
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