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World XI the day you were born

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
I was having another look on the ICC ratings site just then (thanks Athlai :p) and I noticed for the first time that you actually get ratings by date.

Link

I was born on August 6th 1988, which gives me these leading players:

Batsmen
1. D.B. Vengsarkar - 825
2. A.R. Border - 808
3. I.V.A. Richards - 792
4. Javed Miandad - 733
5. M.D. Crowe - 729
6. C.G. Greenidge - 694
7. A. Ranatunga - 677
8. R.B. Richardson - 652
9. D.I. Gower - 641
10. G.A. Gooch - 635
13. P.J.L. Dujon - 603 - highest wicket keeper

Bowlers
1. M.D. Marshall - 903
2. R.J. Hadlee - 882
3. Imran Khan - 840
4. E.J. Chatfield - 678
5. G.R. Dilley - 663
6. C.A. Walsh - 655
7. Abdul Qadir - 654
8. Wasim Akram - 644
9. Kapil Dev - 633
10. R.J. Shastri - 577

Allrounders
1. R.J. Hadlee - 442
2. Imran Khan - 434
3. Kapil Dev - 332
4. M.D. Marshall - 318
5. R.J. Shastri - 266


That'd give me a World XI looking something like this, the day I was born:

1. Gordon Greenidge
2. Graham Gooch
3. Viv Richards
4. Dilip Vengsarkar
5. Allan Border
6. Jeff Dujon
7. Imran Khan
8. Richard Hadlee
9. Malcolm Marshall
10. Abdul Qadir
11. Ewen Chatfield
 
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GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
14/6/84

Batsmen
1 832 A.R. Border 877 v England, 27/08/1981
2 812 I.V.A. Richards 938 v England, 27/03/1981
3 795 C.H. Lloyd 818 v India, 10/12/1983
4 773 D.I. Gower 822 v West Indies, 21/03/1986
5 752 S.M. Gavaskar 916 v England, 30/08/1979
6 746 Javed Miandad 885 v New Zealand, 24/02/1989
7 740 Zaheer Abbas 803 v India, 14/01/1983
8 734 C.G. Greenidge 844 v England, 26/07/1984
9 694 I.T. Botham 811 v India, 08/07/1982
10 688 J.V. Coney 702 v Australia, 13/03/1986

Bowlers
1 897 R.J. Hadlee 909 v Australia, 30/11/1985
2 875 J. Garner 890 v Pakistan, 30/12/1980
3 824 M.D. Marshall 910 v England, 30/06/1988
4 820 Kapil Dev 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980
5 817 Imran Khan 922 v India, 30/01/1983
6 811 M.A. Holding 860 v Australia, 30/01/1982
7 782 R.G.D. Willis 837 v Australia, 15/12/1978
8 753 G.F. Lawson 855 v Pakistan, 02/01/1984
9 671 B.L. Cairns 712 v England, 10/02/1984
10 601 Iqbal Qasim 770 v Sri Lanka, 14/03/1982

will work the xi out later
 

FaaipDeOiad

Hall of Fame Member
Mine would be something like this, depending on how you wanted to set it up. If you wanted to drop a bowler/all-rounder for another batsman, it would be Miandad who would come in for Garner, and the highest ranked spinner was Iqbal Qasim, so you could bring him in for Garner too.

Greenidge
Haynes
Richards
Gower
Border
Dujon (k)
Imran Khan
Hadlee
Marshall
Holding
Garner

Hell of a team.

edit: Batting:
1 817 D.I. Gower ENG
2 801 A.R. Border AUS
3 797 I.V.A. Richards WI
4 756 C.G. Greenidge WI
5 733 Javed Miandad PAK
6 711 M.W. Gatting ENG
7 696 J.V. Coney NZ
8 690 R.T. Robinson ENG
9 686 H.A. Gomes WI
10 673 J.F. Reid NZ

and Bowling:
1 890 M.D. Marshall WI
2 880 R.J. Hadlee NZ
3 812 M.A. Holding WI
4 780 J. Garner WI
5 754 Imran Khan PAK
6 749 G.F. Lawson AUS
7 710 Kapil Dev IND
8 642 I.T. Botham ENG
9 638 Iqbal Qasim PAK
10 604 B.L. Cairns NZ
 
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morgieb

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
I'm born on the 23rd of February 1994, so here's what I got.

1 813 G.A. Gooch 873 v Pakistan, 23/07/1992
2 753 S.R. Tendulkar 898 v Zimbabwe, 21/02/2002
2 753 R.B. Richardson 876 v India, 28/04/1989
4 740 D.L. Haynes 785 v New Zealand, 20/02/1987
5 708 D.C. Boon 775 v Pakistan, 28/09/1994
6 679 M. Azharuddin 747 v England, 23/08/1990
7 673 V.G. Kambli 673 v Sri Lanka, 08/02/1994
8 668 M.A. Taylor 773 v India, 29/11/1991
9 659 M.D. Crowe 776 v Australia, 26/12/1987
10 652 Salim Malik 741 v South Africa, 19/01/1995
36 500 A. Flower (best keeper - must have lacked stock then!)

Bowling:
1 900 Waqar Younis 909 v Zimbabwe, 09/12/1993
2 881 C.E.L. Ambrose 912 v England, 25/03/1994
3 868 S.K. Warne 905 v England, 24/12/1994
4 839 A. Kumble 859 v Sri Lanka, 26/01/1994
5 794 Wasim Akram 830 v Australia, 28/09/1994
6 777 I.R. Bishop 840 v England, 06/07/1995
7 723 C.J. McDermott 794 v Sri Lanka, 08/09/1992
8 697 M.G. Hughes 794 v England, 22/07/1993
9 692 A.A. Donald 895 v England, 25/11/1999
10 670 Kapil Dev 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980

Looking like
1. Gooch
2. Haynes
3. Boon
4. Tendulkar
5. Richardson
6. Flower
7. Kapil Dev
8. Warne
9. Kumble
10. Waqar Younis
11. Ambrose

Lacking batting. Stunned Lara wasn't there, thought 1994 was his annus mirablilis.
 
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Prince EWS

Global Moderator
I'm born on the 23rd of February 1994, so here's what I got.

1 813 G.A. Gooch 873 v Pakistan, 23/07/1992
2 753 S.R. Tendulkar 898 v Zimbabwe, 21/02/2002
2 753 R.B. Richardson 876 v India, 28/04/1989
4 740 D.L. Haynes 785 v New Zealand, 20/02/1987
5 708 D.C. Boon 775 v Pakistan, 28/09/1994
6 679 M. Azharuddin 747 v England, 23/08/1990
7 673 V.G. Kambli 673 v Sri Lanka, 08/02/1994
8 668 M.A. Taylor 773 v India, 29/11/1991
9 659 M.D. Crowe 776 v Australia, 26/12/1987
10 652 Salim Malik 741 v South Africa, 19/01/1995
36 500 A. Flower (best keeper - must have lacked stock then!)

Bowling:
1 900 Waqar Younis 909 v Zimbabwe, 09/12/1993
2 881 C.E.L. Ambrose 912 v England, 25/03/1994
3 868 S.K. Warne 905 v England, 24/12/1994
4 839 A. Kumble 859 v Sri Lanka, 26/01/1994
5 794 Wasim Akram 830 v Australia, 28/09/1994
6 777 I.R. Bishop 840 v England, 06/07/1995
7 723 C.J. McDermott 794 v Sri Lanka, 08/09/1992
8 697 M.G. Hughes 794 v England, 22/07/1993
9 692 A.A. Donald 895 v England, 25/11/1999
10 670 Kapil Dev 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980

Looking like
1. Gooch
2. Haynes
3. Boon
4. Tendulkar
5. Richardson
6. Flower
7. Wasim
8. Warne
9. Kumble
10. Waqar
11. Ambrose

Lacking batting. Stunned Lara wasn't there, thought 1994 was his annus mirablilis.
Kapil was the highest ranked allrounder at the time (link) so you could get him in for Wasim to improve the batting.
 

morgieb

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Kapil was the highest ranked allrounder at the time (link) so you could get him in for Wasim to improve the batting.
Ah cool, fair enough.

Were Stewart & Tillerkernate keeping wicket back then? I knew they had kept wicket at various times in their careers, but I dunno if it was like that back then.
 

Noble One

International Vice-Captain
17 Oct 1987, make a team like this.

C Greenidge
D Haynes
V Richards
M Crowe
A Border (C)
D Vengarskar
Imran Khan
P Dujon (WK) (Highest ranked wicketkeeper at #19)
R Hadlee
M Marshall
Maninder Singh (Highest ranked spin bowler)

Not sure if it is possible to bowl this team out. Some interesting players slip into the lineup (Singh?!?!?).

Batsman

1 793 C.G. Greenidge 844 v England, 26/07/1984
2 789 A.R. Border 877 v England, 27/08/1981
3 784 D.B. Vengsarkar 837 v New Zealand, 12/11/1988
4 782 I.V.A. Richards 938 v England, 27/03/1981
5 750 M.D. Crowe 776 v Australia, 26/12/1987
6 742 R.B. Richardson 876 v India, 28/04/1989
7 739 D.L. Haynes 785 v New Zealand, 20/02/1987
8 731 Javed Miandad 885 v New Zealand, 24/02/1989
9 726 D.I. Gower 822 v West Indies, 21/03/1986
10 698 M.W. Gatting 730 v Australia, 15/08/1985

Bowlers

ID Rat. Name Nat. Career Best Rating
1 903 R.J. Hadlee 909 v Australia, 30/11/1985
2 872 M.D. Marshall 910 v England, 30/06/1988
3 829 Imran Khan 922 v India, 30/01/1983
4 654 E.J. Chatfield 678 v England, 25/02/1988
5 637 Kapil Dev 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980
6 629 Maninder Singh 629 v Pakistan, 13/03/1987
7 625 Wasim Akram 830 v Australia, 28/09/1994
8 587 G.F. Lawson 855 v Pakistan, 02/01/1984
9 579 G.R. Dilley 692 v West Indies, 30/06/1988
10 576 Abdul Qadir 710 v England, 16/12/1987
10 576 Tauseef Ahmed 605 v Australia, 07/10/1988
 

stephen

Hall of Fame Member
28 Feb 1983

batsmen:

1 887 I.V.A. Richards 938 v England, 27/03/1981
2 828 Javed Miandad 885 v New Zealand, 24/02/1989
3 773 Zaheer Abbas 803 v India, 14/01/1983
4 766 S.M. Gavaskar 916 v England, 30/08/1979
5 737 G.S. Chappell 883 v Pakistan, 01/01/1977
6 736 G.P. Howarth 804 v India, 21/02/1981
7 727 A.R. Border 877 v England, 27/08/1981
8 725 C.H. Lloyd 818 v India, 10/12/1983
9 721 H.A. Gomes 773 v Australia, 07/12/1984
10 718 D.I. Gower 822 v West Indies, 21/03/1986
11 709 Mohsin Khan 770 v India, 10/12/1982

36 478 P.J.L. Dujon 703 v Australia, 22/12/1984 (highest ranked keeper)

bowlers:

1 922 Imran Khan 922 v India, 30/01/1983
2 855 M.A. Holding 860 v Australia, 30/01/1982
3 833 J. Garner 890 v Pakistan, 30/12/1980
4 825 R.J. Hadlee 909 v Australia, 30/11/1985
5 778 G.F. Lawson 855 v Pakistan, 02/01/1984
6 760 R.G.D. Willis 837 v Australia, 15/12/1978
7 749 D.K. Lillee 884 v England, 12/03/1977
8 715 A.M.E. Roberts 891 v England, 22/07/1976
9 713 Kapil Dev 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980
10 705 I.T. Botham 911 v India, 15/02/1980
11 689 Iqbal Qasim 770 v Sri Lanka, 14/03/1982

Making my team look something like:

S.M. Gavaskar
Mohsin Khan
I.V.A. Richards
G.S. Chappell
Javed Miandad
Zaheer Abbas
P.J.L. Dujon (wk)
Imran Khan
M.A. Holding
J. Garner
Iqbal Qasim

Which is a very strong team. The batting is classy, aggressive and powerful with a middle order of Richards Chappell and Miandad. Gavaskar opening the batting is great as well. Three all time great quicks, one of which who was no slouch with the bat either. Weaknesses are the second opener and the spinner, who was by no means a bad spinner.
 
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Somerset

Cricketer Of The Year
ID Rat. Name Nat. Career Best Rating
1 885 Javed Miandad 885 v New Zealand, 24/02/1989
2 876 R.B. Richardson 876 v India, 28/04/1989
3 759 I.V.A. Richards 938 v England, 27/03/1981
4 758 A.R. Border 877 v England, 27/08/1981
5 745 M.D. Crowe 776 v Australia, 26/12/1987
6 732 D.B. Vengsarkar 837 v New Zealand, 12/11/1988
7 697 D.L. Haynes 785 v New Zealand, 20/02/1987
8 676 D.M. Jones 694 v Pakistan, 19/01/1990
9 671 A. Ranatunga 687 v India, 17/12/1986
10 668 C.G. Greenidge 844 v England, 26/07/1984

ID Rat. Name Nat. Career Best Rating
1 897 M.D. Marshall 910 v England, 30/06/1988
1 897 R.J. Hadlee 909 v Australia, 30/11/1985
3 811 Imran Khan 922 v India, 30/01/1983
4 751 C.A. Walsh 867 v England, 17/08/2000
5 701 Kapil Dev 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980
6 676 T.M. Alderman 766 v England, 23/11/1990
7 638 C.E.L. Ambrose 912 v England, 25/03/1994
8 636 Abdul Qadir 710 v England, 16/12/1987
9 615 G.F. Lawson 855 v Pakistan, 02/01/1984
10 612 Wasim Akram 830 v Australia, 28/09/1994

Combined to make an XI looking something like:
D.Haynes
R.Richardson
V.Richards
J.Miandad
A.Border
I.Khan
R.Hadlee
P.Dujon (highest ranked wicket keeper)
K.Dev
M.Marshall
C.Walsh

Try defeating that side! Decided to play an extra middle order batsman and have Richie Richardson open the batting.
 

Blakus

State Vice-Captain
16 June !987

Batting

1 793 C.G. Greenidge
2 789 A.R. Border
3 784 D.B. Vengsarkar
4 782 I.V.A. Richards
5 766 D.I. Gower
6 750 M.D. Crowe
7 742 R.B. Richardson
8 739 D.L. Haynes
9 696 Javed Miandad
10 651 A. Ranatunga
19 567 P.J.L. Dujon (keeper)

Bowling

1 903 R.J. Hadlee
2 872 M.D. Marshall
3 799 Imran Khan
4 654 E.J. Chatfield
5 637 Kapil Dev
6 629 Maninder Singh
7 604 Tauseef Ahmed
8 590 Iqbal Qasim
9 587 G.F. Lawson
10 582 Wasim Akram

Went for the all round skills of Dev over the batting of Gower, to give me:

1.C.Greenidge
2.D.Haynes
3.V.Richards
4.A.Border
5.D.Vengsarkar
6.I.Khan
7.K.Dev
8.J.Dujon
9.R.Hadlee
10.M.Marshall
11.M.Singh

Fantastic batting depth and a devastating pace attack. Maninder Singh takes on the roll of spinner. I have to admit that I had no clue who he was until I cricinfoed him.
 

Johnners

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
24/06/1987

Batsmen:

1 793 C.G. Greenidge WI 844 v England, 26/07/1984
2 789 A.R. Border AUS 877 v England, 27/08/1981
3 784 D.B. Vengsarkar IND 837 v New Zealand, 12/11/1988
4 782 I.V.A. Richards WI 938 v England, 27/03/1981
5 750 M.D. Crowe NZ 776 v Australia, 26/12/1987
6 749 D.I. Gower ENG 822 v West Indies, 21/03/1986
7 742 R.B. Richardson WI 876 v India, 28/04/1989
8 739 D.L. Haynes WI 785 v New Zealand, 20/02/1987
9 696 Javed Miandad PAK 885 v New Zealand, 24/02/1989
10 651 A. Ranatunga SL 687 v India, 17/12/1986

19 567 P.J.L. Dujon WI 703 v Australia, 22/12/1984
21 556 Imran Khan PAK 650 v Sri Lanka, 12/12/1991
24 535 R.J. Hadlee NZ 562 v England, 03/02/1984
31 502 Kapil Dev IND 598 v England, 08/07/1982

Bowlers:

1 903 R.J. Hadlee NZ 909 v Australia, 30/11/1985
2 872 M.D. Marshall WI 910 v England, 30/06/1988
3 786 Imran Khan PAK 922 v India, 30/01/1983
4 654 E.J. Chatfield NZ 678 v England, 25/02/1988
5 637 Kapil Dev IND 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980
6 629 Maninder Singh IND 629 v Pakistan, 13/03/1987
7 598 Tauseef Ahmed PAK 605 v Australia, 07/10/1988
8 587 G.F. Lawson AUS 855 v Pakistan, 02/01/1984
9 584 Iqbal Qasim PAK 770 v Sri Lanka, 14/03/1982
10 577 P.H. Edmonds ENG 654 v New Zealand, 10/08/1978

Team:

CG Greenidge
DL Haynes
IVA Richards
DB Vengsarkar
AR Border*
PJL Dujon+
K Dev
I Kahn
RJ Hadlee
MD Marshall
EJ Chatfield

Can't say I'd be overly keen to take them on tbh. Could bring in Singh for Chatfield and Gower for Dev if you wanted a spinner.
 
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99*

International Debutant
1/9/89

Batsmen

1 - 885 Javed Miandad
2 - 876 R.B. Richardson
3 - 759 I.V.A. Richards
4 - 758 A.R. Border
5 - 745 M.D. Crowe
6 - 732 D.B. Vengsarkar
7 - 697 D.L. Haynes
8 - 676 D.M. Jones
9 - 671 A. Ranatunga
10 - 668 C.G. Greenidge

Bowlers

1 - 897 M.D. Marshall
1 - 897 R.J. Hadlee
3 - 811 Imran Khan
4 - 751 C.A. Walsh
5 - 701 Kapil Dev
6 - 676 T.M. Alderman
7 - 638 C.E.L. Ambrose
8 - 636 Abdul Qadir
9 - 615 G.F. Lawson
10 - 612 Wasim Akram

So I'd take a side of:

G Greenidge
D Haynes
R Richardson
V Richards
J Miandad
I Khan* (#23 bat)
J Dujon+ (#25)
K Dev (#29)
R Hadlee (#35)
M Marshall (#50)
C Walsh (#90)

Damn good side tbf, also shows just how dominant the West Indies were during that era.
 

Matt79

Global Moderator
Early 1979
Sunil Gavaskar (ranked 1)
Gordon Greenidge (4)
Alvin Kallicharan (3)
Viv Richards (2)
Gundappa Viswanath (5)
Ian Botham (36th as batsman - 473, 1st as bowler - 838)
Alan Knott (24th as batsman)
Dennis Lillee (3)
Jeff Thomson (4)
Bob Willis (2)
Bishan Bedi (8)

awesome bowling, great top order. Long tail with Lillee batting at 8. If I was to select bowlers by ranking, rather thn include Bedi as the best spinner, Andy Roberts would come in. Otherwise, I could drop Thommo or Bedi for Imran (53 batting, 9 bowling) or for Javed Miandad, sliding Beefy and Knott to 7 and 8.

That would give me
Gavaskar
Greenidge
Kallicharan
Richards
Viswanath
Miandad
Botham
Knott
Lillee
Thompson
Willis

which I think would be a better team on all but raging turners or dustbowls.
 
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Jungle Jumbo

International Vice-Captain
1 GA Gooch
2 DL Haynes
3 RB Richardson
4 M Azharuddin
5 Javed Miandad
6 AR Border (c)
7 Imran Khan
8 PJL Dujon (wk)
9 MD Marshall
10 CEL Ambrose
11 CA Walsh

September 1990.
 

zaremba

Cricketer Of The Year
Guess the date and win a prize:

Batting

1. Sobers
2. I Chappell
3. Mushtaq Mohammad
4. GM Turner
5. Kanhai
6. KD Walters
7= Boycs
7= Stackpole
9. Sadiq Mohammad
10. Clive Lloyd
21 Engineer

Bowling

1. Arnold
2. Bedi
3. Chandrasekhar
4. Snow
5. Underwood
6. Gibbs
7. Prasanna
8. Mallett
9. Sobers
10. Collinge
18. Mushtaq Mohammad

Giving a team thus:

1. Glenn Turner
2. Geoff Boycott
3. Ian Chappell (c)
4. Rohan Kanhai
5. Mushtaq Mohammad
6. Garry Sobers
7. Farokh Engineer (w)
8. John Snow
9. Geoff Arnold
10. Bhagwath Chandrasekhar
11. Bishan Bedi

12. Richard Collinge


Lots and lots of spinners to choose from. Geoff Arnold an unlikely world leader with the ball.
 

Marcuss

Hall of Fame Member
I was born on April 1st 1993, which gives me these leading players:

Batsmen
1. Richie Richardson - 784
2. Graham Gooch - 765
3. Robin Smith - 713
4. David Boon- 710
4. Javed Miandad - 710
6. Salim Malik - 687
7. Martin Crowe - 681
8. Allan Border - 670
9. Shoaib Mohhamad - 648
10. Sachin Tendular - 640
15. Alec Stewart - 572
29. Kapil Dev - 480
50. Wasim Akram - 355

Bowlers
1. Curtly Ambrose - 902
2. Waqar Younis - 894
3. Ian Bishop - 794
4. Wasim Akram - 788
5. Merv Hughes - 747
6. Craig McDermott - 736
7. Anil Kumble - 698
8. Kapil Dev - 683
9. Danny Morrison - 658
10. Courtney Walsh - 523

Allrounders
1. Kapil Dev - 328
2. Wasim Akram - 280
3. Merv Hughes - 217
4. Manoj Prabhakar - 201
5. Chris Lewis - 181


That'd give me a World XI looking something like this, the day I was born:

1. David Boon
2. Graham Gooch
3. Richie Richardson
4. Robin Smith
5. Javed Miandad
6. Alec Stewart
7. Kapil Dev
8. Wasim Akram
9. Curtly Ambrose
10. Anil kumble
11. Waqar Younis
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G.I.Joe

International Coach
S.M. Gavaskar
G.A. Gooch
I.V.A. Richards
G.S. Chappell
J. Miandad
I.T. Botham
Kapil Dev
S.M.H. Kirmani +
C.E.H. Croft
J. Garner
D.K. Lillee

Botham and Kapil were ranked 3rd and 4th as bowlers, so its nice to have two all rounders who were also part of the best possible bowling attack of the time. Imran and Hadlee missed out. Gooch just pipped Boycott to the second openers post. Kim Hughes was the best batsman to miss out on the playing XI. A pity, I wanted him as captain, have a good feeling about that bloke's ability and fortitude.
 

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