Well NZ scored enough runs to beat them (sans Richards) in a 3-test series.1. LLoyd's WI (late 70s) - 1979/80
The question is: can the other team score enough runs against Holding, Roberts, Garner and Croft to win a five Test series?
And the answer is no; especially as the Windies also have Greenidge, Richards and Lloyd in their side. Plus there is Kallicharran to nullify the likes of Warne as he was superb against spin-bowling.
They had some umpire assistance in that one and even then won by 1 wicket.Well NZ scored enough runs to beat them (sans Richards) in a 3-test series.
This is the side that beat them:
No reason why Bradman's side couldn't beat them.
Compton would count as one of the main players in Hutton's England (1953 to 1954-5), and arguably Bedser (60@18).Hutton's England (mid-1950s)
Main players: Hutton, Peter May, Cowdrey, Trueman, Stratham, Laker, Tyson
Benaud's Australia (Late 1950s)
Main players: Benaud, Bobby Simpson, Neil Harvey, Davidson, Mckenzie
Other quarterfinalists and semifinalists? Possible to post any link here on that?Sky Sports Cricket conducted this exercise recently as well, though rather than general eras their comparisons were between specific playing XIs representing a nominal peak of that particular team.
In that one, Australia 2002 (Langer, Hayden, Ponting, Mark Waugh, Steve Waugh, Martyn, Gilchrist, Warne, Lee, Gillespie, McGrath) beat Australia 1948 (Barnes, Morris, Bradman, Hassett, Harvey, Miller, Loxton, Lindwall, Tallon, Ring, Johnston) in the final.
For those wondering (don't shoot the messenger!) the West Indies of 1982 - Greenidge, Haynes, Richards, Gomes, Bacchus, Lloyd, Dujon, Roberts, Holding, Garner, Croft - lost in the quarter-finals to the 2002 Australians. In hindsight they probably should have been seeded differently to at least meet in the semis.
Yeah, here you go.Other quarterfinalists and semifinalists? Possible to post any link here on that?