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    "The Times" England versus Rest of World teams

    Maybe you all have seen this, but I thought we could talk about it here....

    I was reading the Times recently and Christopher Martin Jenkins is involved there in a very interesting job as a selector.... he is choosing two teams.One is the greatest post war England team which will play five simulated test matches against an all star cast in the greatest post war Rest of the world team.The tests will be played at Lords,Barbados, Cape Town,Eden Gardens and Sydney, all simulated ofcourse.

    He has the following till now with players listed in the respective batting order:

    England
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    Len Hutton
    Graham Gooch
    Ted Dexter
    Peter May
    Colin Cowdrey
    Ian Botham
    Alan Knott
    Jim Laker
    Derek Underwood
    (two more places to be filled)

    Rest of World
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    Sunil Gavaskar
    Barry Richards
    Viv Richards
    Brian Lara
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Gary Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist
    (Four more slots to be filed in)

    The question is who should fill up those positions ?


    [Edited on 7/22/02 by aussie_beater]
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    England

    Bedser
    Barnes

    Rest of the World

    Warnie
    Marshall
    Lillee
    Waqar

    [Edited on 7/22/02 by Top_Cat]
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    agree with all expcept waqar, id have C.Walsh.....

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    wheres the token kiwi!
    j.r reid, or hadlee...
    or people that were more talented than them from other countries... whatever. but if gilly makes it then hadlee should.
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    I don't see how Gilly making it should effect hadlee???

    If Gilly is the best keeper in the post war era then he should be selected and Hadlee should not be selected just because gillys there....

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    Actually that's a good point, Sunil. Change my choice of Waqar for Hadlee.

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    i know... damn its just not fair...
    there must be at least one kiwi good enough!

    ah, probably not

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    well, how about hadlee plays for england. i mean, nz is a colony! close enough.

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    Rest of World
    Wasim Akram
    Michael Holding
    Murali
    Dennis Lillee

    What do you think of this formidable line up??? 8D

    [Edited on 7/23/02 by LankanPrince]
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    well, how about hadlee plays for england. i mean, nz is a colony! close enough.
    To be fair, all the Test Nations are former colonies...
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    My choice would be -
    England:
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    Alec Bedser
    Sid Barnes

    Rest of world:
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    Shane Warne
    Malcolm Marshall
    Dennis Lilee
    Waqar Younis (unlike TC who replaced Waqar with Hadlee

    [Edited on 7/23/02 by aussie_beater]

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    My choice for Rest of the World would be:

    Lillee
    Marshall
    Holding
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    Waqar Younis (unlike TC who replaced Waqar with Hadlee
    Hey, that was NOT a decision taken lightly!! It's awfully hard to defer to a kiwi as an Aussie but credit where credit is due..........

    Seriously, now I'm having second thoughts. They're probably on par.

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    Well I changed my mind about the England team's quicks...Sid Barnes does not qualify as a post war cricketer and so I would choose Fred Trueman.So, its Bedser and the Typhoon for me.

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