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    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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    Want to see the full list posted soon, from 1 to 100

    And DoG shoud, without a break, start the bowlers list immediately.

    This has been great fun mate. Thanks a million for all your efforts. I totally tripped on it.
    Last edited by bagapath; 06-09-2013 at 10:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
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    The list or slipping a length to your missus?

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    Feeling refreshed so here is your no.2:

    2. Garfield Sobers (West Indies) (1954-1974)




    Career Length (Days): 7305
    Percentage of team's matches played: 93%
    Career Average: 57.78
    Adjusted career average: 56.22 (rank 7th)
    Adjusted away average: 52.03
    Adjusted top-opposition average: 56.02 (rank 9th)
    Top Tier centuries: 2
    Second tier centuries: 15
    Third tier centuries 6
    Significant innings: 41
    Significant innings per match: 0.44

    Great innings: 4
    3rd Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Feb 26-Mar 4, 1958 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 14.55
    2nd Test: India v West Indies at Kanpur, Dec 12-17, 1958 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 14.15
    3rd Test: Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 13-18, 1961 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 16.21
    2nd Test: England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 16-21, 1966 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 13.39


    Innings worth average: 3.65

    25 Test Peak Average: 73.43 (1958-1962) (rank 7th)
    50 Test Peak Average: 70.75 (1958-1968) (rank 2nd)


    Quality Points: 657 (rank 6th)
    Career Points: 124
    Peak Points: 169 (rank 3rd)
    TOTAL POINTS: 949


    Sir Garfield Sobers fully deserves to be ranked the 2nd best test batsman to ever grace the game. You only have to look at his averages to see how complete his record is. But what convinces me of his greatness is that he averaged 70.75 (adjusted from the original 74.10!) in 50 tests over a 10 year period. No one else apart from Bradman has maintained such a high standard of batsmanship for so long. Sobers arguably reached his batting peak in the 1966 series in England where he scored 722 runs, mostly batting at no.6, and had 3 innings rated over 10.00. He also took 20 wickets at 27. For me, his status as the second best batsmen of all time is a lot surer than his ranking as the greatest allrounder. But I will leave that to the forum to debate. Which is the whole point of this exercise and what makes it so enjoyable.
    Last edited by Days of Grace; 06-09-2013 at 06:04 PM.
    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

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    A 50 Test Peak Average of 71 is impressive enough. But for an entire decade sets it apart........
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    This guy also took wickets and pouched catches on a regular basis. Insane talent!

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    does the 254 against the world XI crack the 20.xx barrier
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    does the 254 against the world XI crack the 20.xx barrier
    Sobers scored a duck in the first innings of that match too;

    3rd 'Test': Australia v World XI at Melbourne, 1-6 Jan 1972

    And with a Dennis Lillee 5-fer, and then centuries by Greg Chappell and Doug Walters it would have been one hellava Test match to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Sobers scored a duck in the first innings of that match too;

    3rd 'Test': Australia v World XI at Melbourne, 1-6 Jan 1972

    And with a Dennis Lillee 5-fer, and then centuries by Greg Chappell and Doug Walters it would have been one hellava Test match to watch.
    Except it wasn't. It was a first class game and for that reason would not have been part of DoG's analysis.

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