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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Yeah, his batting depth is definitely much superior, that's not being nit picky at all. Jager brought up Frank Worrell over Clive Lloyd. Thoughts?
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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

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    Omissions I could think of are Barrington, Worrell and probably Godfrey Evans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Yeah, his batting depth is definitely much superior, that's not being nit picky at all. Jager brought up Frank Worrell over Clive Lloyd. Thoughts?
    Yep! I'd say Worrell ahead of other 2W's too.

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    Don't know, I regard Walcott as the better batsman of the 3w's, boosted by his performance againts Lindwall and Miller in '55.
    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 | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by L Trumper View Post
    Omissions I could think of are Barrington, Worrell and probably Godfrey Evans.
    I reckon Jager's XI would improve slightly by shifting Procter to 7 and playing Evans as the wicketkeeper.

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    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.
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Don't know, I regard Walcott as the better batsman of the 3w's, boosted by his performance againts Lindwall and Miller in '55.
    On batting ability alone I would tend to agree with that kyear. But as a 'complete package' Worrell shades Walcott.

    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.

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    Procter should definitely bat ahead of Knott in that XI.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    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.
    Wut?

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