Personally I'd go with the South Africans here, though most will go with the Pakistanis.
ATG World XI
1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. R.G Pollock 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.J Procter 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath
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)
Its interesting when you take a look at their stats.
Mike Procter - 7 matches, 41 wickets @ 15.02, 36.9 SR
Allan Donald - 72 matches, 330 wickets @ 22.25, 47.0 SR
Dale Steyn - 65 matches, 332 wickets @ 22.65, 41.1 SR
Imran Khan - 88 matches, 362 wickets @ 22.81, 53.7 SR
Wasim Akram - 104 matches, 414 wickets @ 23.62, 54.6 SR
Waqar Younis - 87 matches, 373 wickets @ 23.56, 43.4 SR
Not saying X is better than Y, and I know stats aren't everything, but its just... interesting.
The idea of going with a speciast No. 3 is from Benaud and (I believe) Bradman when they were making their All Time teams, nothin I made up.
Quick question if anyone knows. Who was the better slipper Barry Richards, Sunil Gavaskar or Gordon Grenidge?
Last edited by kyear2; 16-06-2013 at 10:17 PM.
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
Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.
Yea, I had read that Riachards and Greenidge fielded in the slips together at Hampshire and formed a good combination, have seen a couple of good grabs by Sunny as well but neither are speciffically mentioned for the skill. Opener and spinner really are the two weakest positions, depth wise when buliding an ATG XI. Fast bowlers and the middle order reallly have much deeper and stronger filed to choose from.
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