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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
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    Mind if I ask about your decision to leave Pollock out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Mind if I ask about your decision to leave Pollock out?
    Averaging 60 over (effectively) a four year period is not a remarkable feat for mine. Straight up not a fan of picking players who were "unfortunate not to play more Tests" in an exercise like this unless they played in an era where Tests were not unanimously considered the ultimate test of a player's skill. He's close anyway but I don't think he demonstrated the proven longevity of performance that someone like Taylor did. I understand most will disagree though, and that's fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Averaging 60 over (effectively) a four year period is not a remarkable feat for mine. Straight up not a fan of picking players who were "unfortunate not to play more Tests" in an exercise like this unless they played in an era where Tests were not unanimously considered the ultimate test of a player's skill. He's close anyway but I don't think he demonstrated the proven longevity of performance that someone like Taylor did. I understand most will disagree though, and that's fine.
    Yeh, fair enough.

    I'd generally agree with you. But the stories told about Barry Richards and Graeme Pollock are amazing. At the moment I'd have G.Pollock in my all time world test XI at #4, and B. Richards isn't far off displacing Sunny.

    J. Hobbs
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    D. Bradman
    G. Pollock
    V. Richards
    G. Sobers
    A. Knott
    W. Akram
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    S. Warne
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    Going to go for:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakus View Post
    Going to go for:

    Jacques Kallis
    Graeme Pollock
    Dudley Nourse
    Samesies.

    Wouldn't go for Pollock for the reasons PEWS mentioned nor Taylor for those alphabet123456 said.

    edit: I'm a dunce. will leave for prosterity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garson007 View Post
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    I am with you ....

    Three years down the line Amla might be a threat for any of them .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by longtom View Post
    Three years down the line Amla might be a threat for any of them .....
    He's certainly making a case for it. Won't be able to ignore him if he ever hits 30 test centuries.

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    In that order. All three favoured batting at number four, but Kallis has batted a considerable amount at number 3 as well, which Pollock and Nourse didn't - Nourse played just two innings at first drop and Pollock never played there at all.

    The way I see this side shaping up, Kallis will be the sixth bowler (and what a sixth bowler to have!) meaning he can devote the majority of his energy to batting, so having him at number three seems reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Yeh, fair enough.

    I'd generally agree with you. But the stories told about Barry Richards and Graeme Pollock are amazing. At the moment I'd have G.Pollock in my all time world test XI at #4, and B. Richards isn't far off displacing Sunny.

    J. Hobbs
    S. Gavaskar
    D. Bradman
    G. Pollock
    V. Richards
    G. Sobers
    A. Knott
    W. Akram
    M. Marshall
    S. Warne
    D. Lillee
    Personall cannot rate Pollock ahead of (in order) Tendulkar, Headley, Lara, Chappell, Ponting or Hammond. Played on about four years in a strong team and managed to miss all of the great Aussie bowlers, didn't play againts the Indian Spinner or the Windies pacers at all. Also unlike Richards didn't get to perform in WSC and didn't perform that well for the Rest of the World Teams. Similar career in length and performance to Colin Croft (who doesn't get the credit he is due).

    Akram is just the most over rated player in cricket.

    Back on topic.

    Agree that Amla by the time he is done will take over one of these positions.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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