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Andy Lloyd, for example, had his Test match batting career curtailed to just 33 minutes during the first Test of the 1984 visit to England. Struck on the right temple by a screaming Marshall bouncer, Lloyd was out like a light as he fell motionless on the pitch. Hospitalized for several days, he was left with permanent vision impairment, never played cricket again until 1985, and failed to regain the form that would warrant a Test recall.MurderousDuring the first One day International of England's 1986 tour to the West Indies, played in Jamaica, Mike Gatting lost his wicket when a bouncer from Marshall was redirected onto his stumps by his nose. So vicious was the blow that fragments of bone cartilage were found lodged in the seam of the ball. It was the first game of the series and Gatting never made another appearance until the last Test in Antigua, almost two months later.
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Pretty decisive, shortest vs thread as well. Thought it would have generated more discussion.
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 | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
It's a lot closer than the poll result suggests.
Taking it on bare stats and the fact that Marshall died tragically early are the main factors here.
But huge kudos to Marshall for bring the best of a huge strike-force of West Indian bowlers in the 1980s.
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
For me personally with Bradman and Sobers one of the top three players of All Time, though freely admit that probably only Nufan would share that opinion.
Last edited by kyear2; 11-05-2013 at 06:32 AM.
McGrath doesn't actually have any genuine votes. You take out kyear22, princessEWS, avidblazeback, jodphuronstilts and one chronically biased Australian and there ain't a lot left.
Mcgrath was great no doubt and the 2nd best ever IMO.
kyear22 was already banned, who was he/she a multi of?
Last edited by kyear2; 11-05-2013 at 08:38 AM. Reason: didn't pick up the fake precam
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