Curious that when Cricinfo ran this, Engineer wasn't even an option.
India all-time XI: Wicketkeeper | All-time XIs | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo
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Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Originally Posted by John Singleton
How he didn't make that shortlist I'll never know. Well done cricinfo
I saw enough of Kirmani during the 80s to convince me that he wasn't far off APE Knott in terms of skill. And maybe even better when standing up to the stumps because of his renowned stamina in hot Indian conditions. Apparently Kirmani had no breaking point and would be just as sharp when making a stumping at 6 pm as 11 am.
Admittedly not as talented as Engineer with the bat, but still a stubborn No.8 who scored some good runs against decent attacks and averaged 27.04
6th Test: India v West Indies at Chennai, Dec 24-29, 1983 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
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Len Hutton - Jack Hobbs - Ted Dexter - David Gower - Walter Hammond - Frank Woolley - Ian Botham - Alan Knott - Hedley Verity - John Snow - Fred Trueman
Victor Trumper - Bill Lawry - Don Bradman - Greg Chappell - Allan Border - Keith Miller - Adam Gilchrist - Alan Davidson - Shane Warne - Dennis Lillee - Glenn McGrath
I wanted to pick N Mongia for sentimental reasons.
I'm surprised that this is almost a done deal after a couple of minutes.
Think that this can more of less be called.
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
OK, Farokh Engineer it is. Can't see Kirmani or anyone else making a comeback from here.
Wondering where to go now? I'm thinking bowlers.
Please select a TRIO of bowlers. That is, 2 opening bowlers and a first change.
It will be interesting to see whether the first change bowler is a third quick or a spinner;
Please note that your 3 bowlers may influence who is later selected in the No.6 spot (eg. a specialist batsman, or an allrounder like Vinoo Mankad, or even Kapil Dev for the brave). So choose carefully.
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(Kumble 4th bowler)
I'd actually bowl Kumble before Bedi on most wickets, but Bedi is first picked spinner.
Srinath and Dev
Abstain from 1st change
Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinanth.
3rd bowler shall be Anil Kumble (may change to 4th)
It appears (maybe) that most CWers will be choosing a spinner as their first change bowler. So in a way the first change bowler will be a popularity contest to see who India's all-time favourite spinner is.
Or will CWers do something farely unique and give the Indian ATG team a 3 man pace attack for a change.
This will be interesting!
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