There no mention of jack hobbs,len hutton,weeks worrel, The greatest leg spinner we have seen in our time was as per Sobers Subash Gupte,I have bouled with him on the nets, yet to see any one close to him, even sony ramadin was better them some of the projected spinners. how come the New zeland 's Hedlee is not in the list, ICCshould have seen the records before talking about the greatetst team,Subash gupte took 145 Wkts in 34 test.hedlee was the frist to take 400 wkts,Jack hobbs quit test cricket because his century was taking more then two and half hrs.
Only Indians, Australians, WI and Pak are represented. India is represented in majority (equal to Aus) when we all know India has the poorest WIN-LOSS ratio amongst all major cricketing nations. That is a fact which can be looked up in Cricinfo statsguru. SouthAfrica inspite of producing stalwarts such as White Lightning Donald, Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards and Kallis are unrepresented. WestIndies have only one cricketer. What about Richards, Lloyd, Holding, Marshall, Weekes, Walcott, Worrell (3Ws), Sobers and many more I may have missed out.
England had some greats like Trueman, Botham, Hobbs, Hammond and not a single could make the list. Sri Lanka too have guys like Sangakkara who are an asset to any team but I undeerstand Gilly deserves the slot. NewZealand had the sultan of swing, Richard Hadlee and the one and only Martin Crowe whose class just shone through. For it to be a fair team, they should have an upper limit of only 2 or 3 players per country at the most.
Re: without any second thought
by BRUNO MONTEIRO on Jul 19, 2011 05:22 PM
It is indeed a big joke as Viru is selected.. Pointing should have been in it at least and at least one fast bowler from West Indies..
All these exercises in picking the best in various sports,etc is a stupid exercise as we cannot compare the people from different generations and conditions and circumstances.Let us respect them for being the best during their times. All these comparisons are a waste of time and an insult to the greats left out.