Those who didn't get a single vote still make an excellent top order
Dream Team since 1970-2012 1.Smith 2.Hayden 3.Ponting (C) 4.Lara 5.Richards 6.Kallis 7.Gilchrist(WK) 8.Warne 9.Ambrose 10.Lillee 11.McGrath 12th man Tendulkar
Dream Team 1870-1970 1.Hobbs 2.Hutton 3.Bradman (C) 4.Hammond 5.Miller 6.Sobers 7.Oldield(WK)8.Lindwall 9.Trueman 10.Barnes 11.O'Reilly 12th man Weekes
gonna go with the master on this one.
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Would go with
Rate the top order batsmen higher than the finishers.
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
Zaheer Abbas would have to be worth a shout. Average of 47 and SR of 84 in the early 80s when scores and strike rates were much lower. Ranked no 2 in best ever rating (just behind Viv). & he would've had to bat against the WI quicks
Found this: All-time W100 ODI Top 10s | Cricket News | Global | ESPN Cricinfo
The date on the article is Jan 2003. I seem to remember that soon after world cup 2003 (which would be March 2003) when wisden updated its ranking, Tendulkar had overtaken Richards in ODI rankings. And I think they stopped updating their ranking soon after that.
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