Nope. Atherton before a lot of the players mentioned for his duel with Donald.
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
Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)
Loving the Hall-as-wicketkeeper trend. WAFG.
ODI ATG as well. PEWS to confirm.
Gautam Gambhir would be up there for mine. Probably not up there for others, but batting with concussion and saving a test with a broken finger against Steyn and Morkel takes some courage.
Didn't exactly display a bucket load of ticker out here last tour
Great ticker when in form and in favourable conditions. Get him in the XI.
The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.
The great Australian fast bowler Tibby Cotter probably deserves a mention as he was the only Australian cricketer killed during WW1. He served at Gallipoli before being killed at Beersheba (1917) while acting as a stretcher bearer. Tibby's brother John died at Ypres, Belgium;
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Ian Collis also writes;Jack Hobbs rated their opening bowler, 'Tibby' Cotter, on that tour, the fastest bowler he ever faced. He had some uneasy moments against him, but he made 94 before Clem Hill, with only a single stump to aim at from the third man boundary, hit it and ran him out. It was not a flawless innings, but an aggressive one...
From 'Hobbs - and a 'Bad Trott' by John Arlott.
Classed with Harold Larwood for pace, Albert 'Tibby' Cotter of NSW was a superb physical specimen and had tremendous stamina. Cotter took 89 wickets in 21 Tests.....
'Cricket Through the Ages' p40
I am often asked who was the best, fastest or toughest bowler I ever faced and I quite enjoy giving different answers every time. Well, it keeps me amused anyway –but the underlying point is that one could revise this whole list on a daily basis and never really be right and never really be wrong - DAVID GOWER
Kepler Wessels was a tough sort, wasn't he? Useful boxer, as one understands.
& didn't Colin Cowdrey once come out to save a test with his arm in a sling?
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- As featured in The Independent.
"I don't think that they'll come close to us to be honest."
- Steve Smith before the Ashes
And Kipper was a brave lad too despite the less than imposing physical presence - but I think he was always going to be at the non-strikers end in that Test
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