I select Sonny Bill Williams and Candice Falzon.
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Would probably use this lineup
1. Bob Simpson
2. Geoff Boycott
3. Neil Harvey
4. Peter May
5. Garfield Sobers
6. Clyde Walcott
7. Alan Knott+
8. Mike Procter
9. Richie Benaud*
10. Alan Davidson
11. Ray Lindwall
Omissions I could think of are Barrington, Worrell and probably Godfrey Evans.
Don't know, I regard Walcott as the better batsman of the 3w's, boosted by his performance againts Lindwall and Miller in '55.
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
I've heard enough people claim Knott to be the finest ever England keeper that I find it hard to believe Evans is much of an upgrade at all, let alone enough to be worth the step down in batting.
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What's interesting though is that if you look at Walcott's hightest scores they tend to coincide with big partnerships with Weekes, not so much Worrell. This is (perhaps) because Walcott's strength was the drive, while Weekes' strength was square of the wicket. It therefore seems that they both fed off the inability of bowlers to find a satisfactory length when both batsman were are the crease.
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)
Procter should definitely bat ahead of Knott in that XI.
A team without Barrington and Evans is just wrong.
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Evans was not as good a keeper as Evans, more spectacular,.but not better, and regarding Barrington, well.I have made that argument already, so will just leave it at over rated.
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