jack hobbs - The Master sunil gavaskar - Little Master don bradman- The Don viv richards - The Destroyer brian lara - Perfect Technic sobers - Best Allrounder adam gilchrist - All time great Wicket Keeper shane warne - Magician hadlee - Classy malcom marshall - Dangerous muralitharan - No one can beat him 800 wickets in 133 matches
Most of the times when things come from Wisden, we too feel its a joke as it has too many English players. Even in lists of top 10 hundreds, etc there would be 5-6 innings from English players. This is just a popular list as the selection was internet based.....
Re: Re: This is ICC greatest team
by Shyam Sundar on Jul 19, 2011 09:31 PM
and ya Kris Srikkanth...lol! Murli Vijay is fit to play only in Chennai ground...take him even to Bangalore and he would suck!
This poll has missed out on many many cricket greats ... a few are mentioned below ... doubt if the persons who have taken this poll know about them. Each one is special !!!
1. W G Grace 2. C Turner 3. J J Ferris 4. C. G. Maccartney 5. V. Trumper 6. A. D. Nourse 7. Wally Hammond 8. S. Barnes 9. G. Lohmann 10. R. Lindwall 11. G. Headley 12. W. Ponsford 13. G. Jessop 14. F. Wooley 15. F. Spofforth 16. W. Rhodes 17. J. Hobbs
Re: Agree ... A joke to end all jokes
by Atanu Chatterjee on Jul 19, 2011 08:22 PM
We have only heard or read about them to create an impression in our mindset. Very few of us have actually seen them playing to make a proper judgement. May be Bradman is just an automatic choice because of his superior statistics(i know wally hammond's stat is also very good). Therefore the so called 'alltime great' team is bound to create debate.
My team would be something like this Jack Hobbs opening with Virender Sehwag (Logic dictates we have one solid guy and the other a destroyer) Middle order Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara. At no. 6 Garry Sobers (No questions about that). Behind the stumps would be Allan Knot (With such a great line up of batters we really need a class wicket keeper) And now for the bowlers: Dennis Lillie, Curtley Ambrose, Waseem Akram and Murlitharan as the spin option (With a quality wrist spin option of the great Sir Garry, I would go with the finger spin of the Lankan...) Warnie would be the 12th man
This team was not chosen by experts appointed by the ICC. This team was chosen by polling from the internet. The people voting were visitors to the icc website. Also, since they were anonymous, it is very easy for bias to set in. Such a team, in my opinion, has no value.
I would never have Kapil Dev in the team. Imran Khan was much better. Gilchrist ahead of alan knott/ kirmani/ healy ? McGrath ahead of Marshall, Holding , Garner , Lille ? Sehwag ahead of hobbs ?
Re: What does one expect
by Lionell Prashanth Padmaraj on Jul 19, 2011 08:35 PM
imran over kapil.what a joke? kapil was the best allrounder of the modern era.imran had ball tampering,match fixing and young colts like wasim and waqar to aid him. but kapil only had swing,guts,talent and in his heyday won many battles against botham,imran and co.
so kindly get the facts straight and dont go only along the path of stats.
Re: Re: What does one expect
by RAJAN MHAMAI on Jul 19, 2011 08:57 PM
Lets no be jingoistic here . Since we are talking about all rounders, we have to consider both batting and bowling . Kapil Dev, inspite of being blessed with much higher level of skill than Imran, could not translate it into a performance that was expected. And thats because of his attitude. he played for the galleries. He played attacking shots, even when the situation demanded otherwise.
To me, a batsman who refuses to change his style to meet the demands of the situation is a SELFISH player.
Are you forgetting that Kapil Dev was accused of match fixing. Also, you ask me to not consider stats, but the facts. A freudian slip, if ever there was one.