Personally I'd go with the South Africans here, though most will go with the Pakistanis.
ATG Test XI
1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. S.R Tendulkar 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath
1. Sunil Gavaskar 2. Barry Richards 3. Viv Richards 4. Sachin Tendulkar 5. Brian Lara 6. Garry Sobers 7. Adam Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. Wasim Akram 10. Malcolm Marshall 11. Shane Warne
1. Jack Hobbs 2. Victor Trumper 3. Don Bradman 4. Charlie Macartney 5. Walter Hammond 6. Frank Woolley 7. Les Ames 8. Jack Gregory 9. Harold Larwood 10. Bill O'Reilly 11. Sydney Barnes
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 09:17 PM.
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 | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.Supporting XI
Soumya Sarkar, Pinak Ghosh, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Shabbir, Nurul Hasan, Mehedi Miraz, Abu Hider, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
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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