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World XI the day you were born

Michaelf7777777

International Debutant
June 26 1990

Batting

1 832 Javed Miandad 885 v New Zealand, 24/02/1989
2 795 R.B. Richardson 876 v India, 28/04/1989
3 735 A.R. Border 877 v England, 27/08/1981
4 729 D.L. Haynes 785 v New Zealand, 20/02/1987
5 710 M.D. Crowe 776 v Australia, 26/12/1987
5 710 M.A. Taylor 773 v India, 29/11/1991
7 709 I.V.A. Richards 938 v England, 27/03/1981
8 689 M. Azharuddin 747 v England, 23/08/1990
9 681 C.G. Greenidge 844 v England, 26/07/1984
10 680 J.G. Wright 702 v Australia, 15/03/1990

Bowling

1 880 R.J. Hadlee 909 v Australia, 30/11/1985
2 862 M.D. Marshall 910 v England, 30/06/1988
3 758 C.A. Walsh 867 v England, 17/08/2000
4 754 C.E.L. Ambrose 912 v England, 25/03/1994
5 749 Imran Khan 922 v India, 30/01/1983
6 743 Wasim Akram 830 v Australia, 28/09/1994
7 726 T.M. Alderman 766 v England, 23/11/1990
8 690 M.G. Hughes 794 v England, 22/07/1993
9 672 Kapil Dev 877 v Pakistan, 15/01/1980
10 587 I.R. Bishop 840 v England, 06/07/1995
11 571 Abdul Qadir 710 v England, 16/12/1987

All Star Team

1. MA Taylor
2. DL Haynes
3. Javed Miandad
4. RB Richardson
5. MD Crowe
6. AR Border
7. Imran Khan
8. PJL Dujon
9. RJ Hadlee
10. MD Marshall
11. Abdul Qadir
 

grecian

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Quite happy with my side has a decent balance, lots of batting and a nice balance, I think:

1. Trevor Goddard
2. Bill Lawry
3. John Edrich
4. Doug Walters
5. Graeme Pollock
6. Garry Sobers
7. Ian Chappel
8. Denis Lindsay
9. Peter Pollock
10. Garth McKenzie
11. Derek Underwood

Yeah, I know Chappelli at 7, but Goddard gets in for his bowling, and he batted almost exclusively as an opener. if it's a raging turner Bedi can come in for Goddard and they can all move up a place.
 

SJS

Hall of Fame Member
Thats Interesting. I have never really tried to know who were active Test cricketers when I was born. Now that I checked I am really impressed by the names (and depressed to realise how old I am and that players I thought were before my time were actually very active and for some their best was yet to come) :)

Openers :
There was an embarrassment of riches around the world at the top of the order.
  • England had Hutton and Washbrook with the outstanding Reggie Simpson as a choice.
  • South Africa had Eric Rowan and the great Bruce Mitchell.
  • India had Merchant, Mushtaq Ali and Mankad
  • West Indies had their best pair for a very long time in Rae and Stollemeyer.
  • Australia had Morris and Bil Brown and New Zealand had one of their all time greats in Bert Sutcliffe.

Middle Order :
This was equally impressive. Have a look at these names
  • Compton
  • Edrich
  • Harvey
  • Hassett
  • Weekes
  • Worrell
  • Walcott
  • Nourse
  • Donnelly
  • Hazare
  • Amarnath
  • John Reid

All Rounders

In Miller Australia had her greatest all rounder till date and in Colin McCool they had a spinning all rounder to rank with Hordern before him and Benaud who followed. They also had Sam Loxton. India had Mankad, England Bailey (and Yardley) and South Africa Goddard. There were others like Amarnath, Worrell, Lindwall who were more than useful in their secondary skills.

Wicket Keepers
Their were two fabulous wicket keeping all rounders in Clyde Walcott and Walter Wade.
Australia's Don Tallon whom Bradman considered the greatest keeper of all times was no mug with the bat either.

Fast to Medium Pace.

In Miller and Lindwall Australia had her greatest fast bowling pair of all times. South Africa's Cuan McCarthy was a pretty intimidating speedster too.

It was a very good time for medium to medium fast bowlers also.
England had Bedser and Bailey while Australia had Loxton and Johnston

Spinners
Their was a lot of variety in spin bowling in almost all countries . . .

  • Australia had Ian Johnson(RAOS, Doug Ring and Colin McCool (Both leg spinners)
  • England had Laker(RAOS), Doug Wright, Hollies and Roly Jenkins (all leg spinners)
  • India had Mankad (LAS)
  • South Africa had Tayfield (RAOS), Norman Mann (LAS) and Athol Rowan (RAOS)

. . .but the best of spin was to come starting with that summer in England. Four months after my birth, Valentine and Ramaddin inflicted a cruching 3-1 defeat on England, the first series win by Windies. Similarly the best of Laker and Mankad was yet to come. Thus one looks towards Austrlia for the spinners in the side.

Here is my touring squad for a world side to visit Mars :)

Code:
[B]Player        	Role	Bat Avg	Bowl Avg[/B]
Hutton       	Opener	56.5	
Morris       	Opener	64.3	
Sutcliffe 	Opener	60.1	
Harvey      	Middle 	98.1	
Compton 	Middle 	60.2	
Worrell (Capt)	Middle 	147	
Weekes     	Middle 	82.5	
Walcott (WK)	Middle 	45	
Tallon (WK)	Keeper	22.7	
Miller         	AR/RAF	40.5	22.7
McCool     	AR/RALS	40.45	28.4
Mankad     	AR/LAS	23.9	41.7
Lindwall 	RAF	24.1	18.9
Bedser      	RAMF	23	33.2
Bill Johnston 	LAFM	19.2	17.9
Ian Johnson 	RAOS	15.4	27.8
The figures are their test averages on the day I was born :)

A Final playing eleven ? Well how about . . .

  1. Hutton
  2. Morris
  3. Compton
  4. Worrell (Captain)
  5. Weekes
  6. Walcott (Keeper)
  7. Miller
  8. McCool
  9. Lindwall
  10. Bedser
  11. Bill Johnston /Ian Johnson
 
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Fusion

Global Moderator
August 1977

Gavaskar
Greenidge
Richards
Chappell
Lloyd
Imran
Knott
Lillee
Roberts
Thompson
Bedi

The tail might be long, but who needs to score runs with that bowling lineup?
 

Flem274*

123/5
8th February 1991

Batsmen

Richie Richardson
Graham Gooch
Javed Miandad
Martin Crowe
Mohammed Azharuddin
Shoiab Mohammed
Desmond Haynes
Allan Border
Salim Malik
Viv Richards

Bowlers

Malcolm Marshall
Wasim Akram
Curtly Amborse
Bruce Reid
Waqar Younis
Imran Khan
Courtney Walsh
Ian Bishop
Merv Hughes
Terry Alderman

The XI

Graham Gooch
Desmond Haynes
Richie Richardson
Martin Crowe
Allan Border
Imran Khan
Ian Smith (Highest wicketkeeper)
Wasim Akram
Malcolm Marshall
Curtly Ambrose
Waqar Younis

Win
 

zaremba

Cricketer Of The Year
The XI

Graham Gooch
Desmond Haynes
Richie Richardson
Martin Crowe
Allan Border
Imran Khan
Ian Smith (Highest wicketkeeper)
Wasim Akram
Malcolm Marshall
Curtly Ambrose
Waqar Younis

Win
Yeah that's an awesome team.
 

JBMAC

International 12th Man
BOWLERS

1 871 C.V. Grimmett AUS 901 v South Africa, 28/02/1936
2 848 W.J. O'Reilly AUS 901 v New Zealand, 29/03/1946
3 784 H. Verity ENG 853 v Australia, 01/01/1937
4 604 W.E. Bowes ENG 701 v West Indies, 22/07/1939
5 577 E.A. Martindale WI 577 v England, 14/03/1935
6 546 L.N. Constantine WI 622 v England, 19/08/1939
7 519 W. Voce ENG 739 v Australia, 18/12/1936
8 428 R.W.V. Robins ENG 520 v New Zealand, 14/08/1937
9 398 M.S. Nichols ENG 473 v South Africa, 15/06/1935
10 394 E.P. Nupen SA 463 v England, 13/02/1931



BATSMEN

1 931 D.G. Bradman AUS 961 v India, 06/02/1948
2 863 G.A. Headley WI 915 v England, 21/01/1948
3 749 W.R. Hammond ENG 897 v New Zealand, 31/03/1933
4 736 S.J. McCabe AUS 854 v England, 10/06/1938
5 669 B. Mitchell SA 781 v England, 01/01/1949
6 645 A.D. Nourse SA 922 v England, 07/06/1951
7 644 M. Leyland ENG 759 v Australia, 01/01/1937
8 583 L.E.G. Ames ENG 619 v Australia, 06/07/1934
9 548 R.E.S. Wyatt ENG 575 v Australia, 23/02/1933
10 518 W.A. Brown AUS 697 v New Zealand, 29/03/1946

So can make a pretty good team out of that list
 
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Goughy

Hall of Fame Member
1- Sadiq Mohammad
2- G. Turner
3- Richards
4- G. Chappell
5- Kallicharran
6- Grieg
7- Knott
8- Lillee
9- Thomson
10- Roberts
11- Underwood
 

wpdavid

International Coach
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.
And no sign of Lillee - possibly 1972 before DKL had clocked up enough points?
 

G.I.Joe

International Coach
Best possible XI for those born today

G. Gambhir
V. Sehwag
K.C. Sangakkara
D.P.M.D. Jayawardena
M.J. Clarke
Mohammad Yousuf/Jacques Kallis
B.J. Haddin +
D.W. Steyn
M.G. Johnson
M. Muralidaran
Mohammad Asif
---------------------------
12th man M. Ntini
 

wpdavid

International Coach
1- Sadiq Mohammad
2- G. Turner
3- Richards
4- G. Chappell
5- Kallicharran
6- Grieg
7- Knott
8- Lillee
9- Thomson
10- Roberts
11- Underwood
Late 1976 / early 1977?

Astonished to see Sadiq in there btw, but that says more about my ignorance than anything else.
 

SJS

Hall of Fame Member
Oh oh :-O Idid not realise there was a methodology prescribed. Here are the top ranked batsmen and top ranked bowlers on the day I was born.

Code:
[B]ID      	Rat.	Name        	Career Best Rating[/B]	
Batsman 1	889	A.D. Nourse	922 v England, 07/06/1951	
Batsman 2	853	L. Hutton	945 v West Indies, 30/03/1954	
Batsman 3	841	G.A. Headley	915 v England, 21/01/1948	
Batsman 4	838	D.C.S. Compton	917 v Australia, 08/07/1948	
Batsman 5	793	A.R. Morris	850 v West Indies, 09/11/1951	
Batsman 6	737	V.S. Hazare	869 v Pakistan, 13/11/1952	
Batsman 7	701	E.A.B. Rowan	777 v England, 16/08/1951	
Batsman 8	697	E.D. Weekes	927 v New Zealand, 03/03/1956	
Batsman 9	672	C. Washbrook	730 v West Indies, 20/07/1950	
Batsman 10	660	R.N. Harvey	921 v South Africa, 06/02/1953	

Bowler 1	846	R.R. Lindwall	897 v England, 26/11/1954	
Bowler 2	821	W.A. Johnston	900 v West Indies, 31/12/1951	
Bowler 3	642	A.V. Bedser	903 v Australia, 09/07/1953	
Bowler 4	596	K.R. Miller	862 v South Africa, 09/01/1953	
Bowler 5	581	N.B.F. Mann	586 v England, 26/07/1951	
Bowler 6	545	I.W. Johnson	640 v West Indies, 14/05/1955	
Bowler 7	474	D.V.P. Wright	556 v South Africa, 26/07/1947	
Bowler 8	411	C.L. McCool	473 v South Africa, 03/03/1950	
Bowler 9	396	W. Ferguson	438 v England, 03/03/1948	
Bowler 10	393	J. Trim      	435 v Australia, 31/12/1951	
				
Top Keeper	423	C.L. Walcott	938 v Australia, 11/06/1955
 

zaremba

Cricketer Of The Year
And no sign of Lillee - possibly 1972 before DKL had clocked up enough points?
Close enough. Sept 73. DKL 11th equal with Max Walker.

Your prize is a commemorative zaremba t-shirt (XXXL) and "I am 36" birthday badge (unwanted gift).
 

G.I.Joe

International Coach
Johnson ahead of Steyn obv :p
Though surely you'd just give Sanga the gloves?
Haha, yeah, didn't think, just pasted them in the order they were on the table :p
Impressive how Asif has managed to hold on to his spot despite taking time off for recreational activities.
 

silentstriker

The Wheel is Forever
BOWLERS

1 871 C.V. Grimmett AUS 901 v South Africa, 28/02/1936
2 848 W.J. O'Reilly AUS 901 v New Zealand, 29/03/1946
3 784 H. Verity ENG 853 v Australia, 01/01/1937
4 604 W.E. Bowes ENG 701 v West Indies, 22/07/1939
5 577 E.A. Martindale WI 577 v England, 14/03/1935
6 546 L.N. Constantine WI 622 v England, 19/08/1939
7 519 W. Voce ENG 739 v Australia, 18/12/1936
8 428 R.W.V. Robins ENG 520 v New Zealand, 14/08/1937
9 398 M.S. Nichols ENG 473 v South Africa, 15/06/1935
10 394 E.P. Nupen SA 463 v England, 13/02/1931



BATSMEN

1 931 D.G. Bradman AUS 961 v India, 06/02/1948
2 863 G.A. Headley WI 915 v England, 21/01/1948
3 749 W.R. Hammond ENG 897 v New Zealand, 31/03/1933
4 736 S.J. McCabe AUS 854 v England, 10/06/1938
5 669 B. Mitchell SA 781 v England, 01/01/1949
6 645 A.D. Nourse SA 922 v England, 07/06/1951
7 644 M. Leyland ENG 759 v Australia, 01/01/1937
8 583 L.E.G. Ames ENG 619 v Australia, 06/07/1934
9 548 R.E.S. Wyatt ENG 575 v Australia, 23/02/1933
10 518 W.A. Brown AUS 697 v New Zealand, 29/03/1946

So can make a pretty good team out of that list
Thats Interesting. I have never really tried to know who were active Test cricketers when I was born. Now that I checked I am really impressed by the names (and depressed to realise how old I am and that players I thought were before my time were actually very active and for some their best was yet to come) :)

Openers :
There was an embarrassment of riches around the world at the top of the order.
  • England had Hutton and Washbrook with the outstanding Reggie Simpson as a choice.
  • South Africa had Eric Rowan and the great Bruce Mitchell.
  • India had Merchant, Mushtaq Ali and Mankad
  • West Indies had their best pair for a very long time in Rae and Stollemeyer.
  • Australia had Morris and Bil Brown and New Zealand had one of their all time greats in Bert Sutcliffe.

Middle Order :
This was equally impressive. Have a look at these names
  • Compton
  • Edrich
  • Harvey
  • Hassett
  • Weekes
  • Worrell
  • Walcott
  • Nourse
  • Donnelly
  • Hazare
  • Amarnath
  • John Reid

All Rounders

In Miller Australia had her greatest all rounder till date and in Colin McCool they had a spinning all rounder to rank with Hordern before him and Benaud who followed. They also had Sam Loxton. India had Mankad, England Bailey (and Yardley) and South Africa Goddard. There were others like Amarnath, Worrell, Lindwall who were more than useful in their secondary skills.

Wicket Keepers
Their were two fabulous wicket keeping all rounders in Clyde Walcott and Walter Wade.
Australia's Don Tallon whom Bradman considered the greatest keeper of all times was no mug with the bat either.

Fast to Medium Pace.

In Miller and Lindwall Australia had her greatest fast bowling pair of all times. South Africa's Cuan McCarthy was a pretty intimidating speedster too.

It was a very good time for medium to medium fast bowlers also.
England had Bedser and Bailey while Australia had Loxton and Johnston

Spinners
Their was a lot of variety in spin bowling in almost all countries . . .

  • Australia had Ian Johnson(RAOS, Doug Ring and Colin McCool (Both leg spinners)
  • England had Laker(RAOS), Doug Wright, Hollies and Roly Jenkins (all leg spinners)
  • India had Mankad (LAS)
  • South Africa had Tayfield (RAOS), Norman Mann (LAS) and Athol Rowan (RAOS)

. . .but the best of spin was to come starting with that summer in England. Four months after my birth, Valentine and Ramaddin inflicted a cruching 3-1 defeat on England, the first series win by Windies. Similarly the best of Laker and Mankad was yet to come. Thus one looks towards Austrlia for the spinners in the side.

Here is my touring squad for a world side to visit Mars :)

Code:
[B]Player        	Role	Bat Avg	Bowl Avg[/B]
Hutton       	Opener	56.5	
Morris       	Opener	64.3	
Sutcliffe 	Opener	60.1	
Harvey      	Middle 	98.1	
Compton 	Middle 	60.2	
Worrell (Capt)	Middle 	147	
Weekes     	Middle 	82.5	
Walcott (WK)	Middle 	45	
Tallon (WK)	Keeper	22.7	
Miller         	AR/RAF	40.5	22.7
McCool     	AR/RALS	40.45	28.4
Mankad     	AR/LAS	23.9	41.7
Lindwall 	RAF	24.1	18.9
Bedser      	RAMF	23	33.2
Bill Johnston 	LAFM	19.2	17.9
Ian Johnson 	RAOS	15.4	27.8
The figures are their test averages on the day I was born :)

A Final playing eleven ? Well how about . . .

  1. Hutton
  2. Morris
  3. Compton
  4. Worrell (Captain)
  5. Weekes
  6. Walcott (Keeper)
  7. Miller
  8. McCool
  9. Lindwall
  10. Bedser
  11. Bill Johnston /Ian Johnson
Cracking stuff.
 

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