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    The ultimate cricket contest you would have loved to see?

    Mcgrath bowling the final over of an ODI with 15 runs required and MSD on strike(with a tailender). That would be awesome.

    What kind of similar contests(that never happened) would have been great?

    Steyn bowling to Bradman sounds epic
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    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    Mcgrath bowling the final over of an ODI with 15 runs required and MSD on strike(with a tailender). That would be awesome.

    What kind of similar contests(that never happened) would have been great?

    Steyn bowling to Bradman sounds epic
    Viv Richards against some of the gobbier quicks from recent times would have been fun.

    Larwood against Warner would have been interesting too.

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    Viv Richards facing Mitchell Johnson
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    So many came to my head immediately....

    Instead of McGrath, I'd say Waqar at his peak vs MSD... Greatest exponent of the inswinging yorker vs the helicopter shot... Boy that would be fun

    Others:

    Viv Richards vs Frank Tyson

    Sunil Gavaskar vs Dale Steyn... Greatest bowler of the outswinger vs arguably the best leaver of the ball... Can almost visualize the entire battle in my head

    Stan Mccabe vs any modern bowler

    Bradman vs Marshall ( greatest bat vs greatest bowler)
    Bradman vs Murali/ Warne would be mighty interesting

    Virender Sehwag vs Curtly Ambrose... This is the one that would've been my favorite to watch. Don't think anyone had the audacity to really try and tear apart Curtly... On a juicy pitch, Sehwag probably would get owned... But on a flat one, oh boy it could have been great fun to watch
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    Yeah I would have liked to see Dhoni go up against the 2Ws at their peak. Would have loved to see how well would he be able to cope with the swinging yorkers

    Bradman against Murali, Marshall, Warne, Wasim and Waqar would also be delighful
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    MSD has played 3 matches featuring McGrath

    6th Match: Australia v India at Kuala Lumpur, Sep 22, 2006 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    18th Match: India v Australia at Mohali, Oct 29, 2006 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    1 match he didn't get to bat, the other two matches McGrath was his usual economical self but Dhoni was dismissed by Lee and Bracken respectively

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    All economical bowlers(McGrath/Pollock/Murali/Hadlee/Ambrose) against aggressive batsmen(Richards/Ponting/Lara/Tendulkar/Pietersen) in a 5 vs 5 limited overs game where every batsman can bat twice. With everyone at their peak obviously. Or flair vs flair (Akram/Waqar/Lee/Akhtar/Bond) vs the same batsmen.

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    Waqar, Wasim, Imran at their peaks against Sehwag, Gavaskar, Dravid, Tendulkar at their peaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    Viv Richards facing Mitchell Johnson
    The MJ of the last fortnight yes not the MJ of his previous 2 ashes series.

    A personal view would be Bradman against any good 80's onwards attack or Tendulkar v Bodyline side. Would settle a few arguments.
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    Waqar and Steyn bowling in tandem to the Don and Sobers and completely owning them. Broken toes would be nice as well.

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    Bradman and Sobers/ Richards at the crease vs Marshall and Warne with Knott, Hammond and Chappell in death row behind them. For me there would be no greater sight.

    Would have paired Marshall and Lillee, but Lillee actually bowled to Sobers and Richards (though they were both always fantastic memorable encounters) and there is just nothing more contrasting and fascinating than a genuine (express) fast bowler bowling in tandem with a big turning leg spinner.
    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 | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    The fast bowler would get very tired very soon since there would be very little rest periods in between overs

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    Warne and Murali bowling in tandem to every expert who thinks Warne is a better bowler.

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    Mendis and Narine bowling to Bradman

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    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    Mendis and Narine bowling to Bradman

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