“I'm writing a book on magic”, I explain, and I'm asked, “Real magic?” By real magic people mean miracles, thaumaturgical acts, and supernatural powers. “No”, I answer: “Conjuring tricks, not real magic”. Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”
― Lee Siegel, 'Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India'
I am going with Graeme Pollock - One of the most accomplished, attacking "see-the-ball-hit-the-ball" batsmen ever. He held the record for the highest List A score of 222 from 1974-2002. At the age of 50, in 1994/95 playing in a memorial one-day game for the World XI vs Bradman XI, he scored 89 off 71 deliveries. Slots in at number 4.
- Viv Richards
- Graeme Pollock
- Dale Steyn
~ Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference ~
Watch this innings from the 43 year old Pollock against an Australian side featuring Terry Alderman and Rodney Hogg
After looking at 37 Drafts In recent years it is apparent that Blakus has been the unoffocial 'Draft King' of Crickweb with 5 wins all up. His nearest rival is Pothas with 4 wins.
So far in this Draft Blakus has selected Bradman and SF Barnes, while Pothas has selected Sobers and Dhoni, making them about even.
Torn between two picks here, but arguably the first facilitates the second so I'll grab Mike Procter please.
21k runs at 36 in FC cricket stack up favourably with many a Test #7, or makes him a seriously gun #8, while he took 1400 wickets at less than 20 each.
Regarded as a very quick scorer in List A cricket, and had an economy rate of just over 3, which is impressive even considering the era in which he played. His unorthodox bowling would apply very well to T20 IMO. Like a far, far better version of Sohail Tanvir.
I'm honestly very surprised that one of the very best all format cricketers of recent times hasn't been picked yet. Don't know whether people don't rate him as highly as I do or he's just slipped under the radar in this thread somehow but he'd have been one of my early picks, maybe second. Actually performed and proved himself in all three formats, so deserves a pick over some of the old timers who might or might not have succeeded in the shorter format.
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RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012
Proudly supporting the #2 cricketer of all time.
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