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    With the exception of Bradman (99.94 doesnt lie), the only way that I can pick a team is through having seen it with my own eyes

    ATG Team 1st XI
    01. Matthew Hayden - criminally underrated as he was a complete beast
    02. Barry Richards - saw him score 200 during WSC
    03. Donald Bradman - 99.94
    04. Viv Richards - no way anyone could be better than this guy but 99.94 says otherwise
    05. Jaques Kallis - best cricketer I have seen so sorry Sachin
    06. Steve Waugh - stands alongside Bradman as the biggest prick but what a player
    07.Adam Gilchrist + - sheer genius
    08. Imran Khan - redefined himself, bowling and his country's cricket
    09. Malcolm Marshall - true great who had everything
    10. Murali - sheer weight of wickets
    11. Glen Mcgrath - best bowler I have seen

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    y is procter under rated compared to b.rchrds (and pollock)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    y is procter under rated compared to b.rchrds (and pollock)
    IMO, there have been some great all-rounders for Procter to compete with but very few batsmen to compare with Richards or Pollock

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    Nice concept social.

    So guys, thoughts on my or Watson's teams. Grave omissions or inclusions?
    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 kyear2 View Post
    Nice concept social.

    So guys, thoughts on my or Watson's teams. Grave omissions or inclusions?
    It's really difficult to argue too strongly with any of the players as they are all "great."

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    06. Steve Waugh - stands alongside Bradman as the biggest prick but what a player
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    IMO, there have been some great all-rounders for Procter to compete with but very few batsmen to compare with Richards or Pollock


    an allrounder in procter league is rarer than a batsman in richards class

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post


    an allrounder in procter league is rarer than a batsman in richards class
    Imran and Hadlee both compete strongly with Procter as bowling ARs.

    There haven't been many (any?) opening batsmen as dominant or intimidating as B.Richards.

    There are a few players to compete with Pollock though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Imran and Hadlee both compete strongly with Procter as bowling ARs.

    There haven't been many (any?) opening batsmen as dominant or intimidating as B.Richards.

    There are a few players to compete with Pollock though.
    if barry is different from hobbs / gavaskar / hutton (lets frgt trumper , sehwag.. )

    procter is different from hadlee / imran
    a match winning batsman + ATG bowler + very good fielder
    only miller can b a match ( but his wkt-match ratio is very low )
    that means procter is as unique as barry
    Last edited by sobers no:1; 24-02-2013 at 11:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    With the exception of Bradman (99.94 doesnt lie), the only way that I can pick a team is through having seen it with my own eyes

    ATG Team 1st XI
    01. Matthew Hayden - criminally underrated as he was a complete beast
    02. Barry Richards - saw him score 200 during WSC
    03. Donald Bradman - 99.94
    04. Viv Richards - no way anyone could be better than this guy but 99.94 says otherwise
    05. Jaques Kallis - best cricketer I have seen so sorry Sachin
    06. Steve Waugh - stands alongside Bradman as the biggest prick but what a player
    07.Adam Gilchrist + - sheer genius
    08. Imran Khan - redefined himself, bowling and his country's cricket
    09. Malcolm Marshall - true great who had everything
    10. Murali - sheer weight of wickets
    11. Glen Mcgrath - best bowler I have seen
    Nice. For a slightly unconventional selection (openers, Kallis over Sobers, Waugh's inclusion), this is pretty hard to put fault in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Why?
    Was wondering as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    if barry is different from hobbs / gavaskar / hutton (lets frgt trumper , sehwag.. )

    procter is different from hadlee / imran
    a match winning batsman + ATG bowler + very good fielder
    only miller can b a match ( but his wkt-match ratio is very low )
    that means procter is as unique as barry
    Pollock is very unique and I agree that only Miller is a true competitor for him as a total package. Top order batsman, opening quality bowler and good overall/slip fielder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    if barry is different from hobbs / gavaskar / hutton (lets frgt trumper , sehwag.. )

    procter is different from hadlee / imran
    a match winning batsman + ATG bowler + very good fielder
    only miller can b a match ( but his wkt-match ratio is very low )
    that means procter is as unique as barry

    I'm only going on what I've read/heard about Barry Richards. But seriously good judges of cricketers (I.Chappell, Benaud, Bradman, Thomson) say that he was the best (or close to the best) batsman they ever saw. A technically correct, very aggressive opening batsman.

    Procter was good, no doubt.

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    it is interesting to note that while Chappell, Benaud, Bradman etc are willing to put Barry Richards in their XIs not the same accolades are reserved for Procter it seems.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Why?
    As a person, long story

    As a player, the guy is a great

    Should've captained arguably the greatest ever team for years longer than he did and is the last person you'd ever want to see come into bat
    Last edited by social; 24-02-2013 at 12:44 PM.

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