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    There are only two man-made objects that can be seen from space.

    1. The Great Wall of China

    2. Low Hill at Christmas

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    We’re in serious danger of having no England players in the team.

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    Imran Khan
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    We're short on all time great candidates tbf.

    Cook (came closeish)
    Gooch/Gower/Botham/Willis (great cricketers no doubt but too many on here missed them at their best or altogether)
    KP (competition in there is way too fierce)
    Jimmy (may get closest, after all he has more wickets than any other seamer ever. Don't think he'll win though)
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    I have sort of avoided picking England players as I imagined this would be a World XI to play against the England XI we just created.
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    1. The Great Wall of China

    2. Low Hill at Christmas

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    I think even with the benefit of age there's not one England player you can really say has been the best overall in their position over the last 40 years even at their height
    Batsmen we've done and of the others who would you go for?
    Swann vs Warne
    Botham vs Khan
    Jimmy vs McGrath/Hadlee
    Willis vs at least 4 Windies quicks
    Stewart vs Gilchrist

    It's the latter for me in every instance

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    Yes, Jimmy is the only one that comes close. The Windies quicks picked will be interesting.

    Garner - Brilliant (if Paddy doesn’t pick him I’ll eat my hat)
    Marshall - The best?
    Holding - Brilliant
    Ambrose - Brilliant

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    I didn't see Marshall properly and that's a real regret of mine as the stuff I've seen is just out of this world. Curtly and Courtney will be right up there.
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    I’d put Walsh in a second category of their greats along with the likes of Croft, Patterson, Bishop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer Grouse View Post
    Yes, Jimmy is the only one that comes close. The Windies quicks picked will be interesting.

    Garner - Brilliant (if Paddy doesnít pick him Iíll eat my hat)
    Marshall - The best?
    Holding - Brilliant
    Ambrose - Brilliant
    I think I'd go Marshall, Holding, Ambrose, Garner in that order. Will have at least the first 3 in my 5

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    Memories of Patterson destroying England has clouded my judgement. He doesn’t compare to the others. How could I forget Andy Roberts.

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    Patterson's star burned too brightly didn't it. A frightening man but was only around for a very short amount of time.

    So many good bowlers I'm going to have to leave out.
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    Garner and Marshall will be in. As will McGrath. Then I have to decide about Holding, while still having the rather fucking massive issue of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
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    2. Low Hill at Christmas

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    Hadlee
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    All Rounders result

    J Kallis 26
    R Hadlee 9
    I Khan 8
    I Botham 6
    S Pollock 6
    Al Hasan 3
    C Cairns 2
    S Waugh 2
    B Stokes 2
    K Dev 2

    Hadlee's bowling record was great, a good job too for the Kiwi's considering the jokers that they had at the other end. Only batted 4 times at 6 and only 2 test centuries. A fine cricketer but I'm surprised he rated as high as 2 in this thread.

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    Wicket keeper next.....

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    Adam Gilchrist
    Brendon McCullum
    Mark Boucher

    Not fudging this and picking Sangakkara or De Villiers.
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    As people favoured batting over keeping with the England side I'll do the same here
    Gilchrist
    Flower
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    A Flower
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    Andy Flower. What a shout that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer Grouse View Post
    A Flower
    A Gilchrist
    K Sangakkara
    Great shout..I'm editing!

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    There are only two man-made objects that can be seen from space.

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    2. Low Hill at Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    Great shout..I'm editing!
    I refuse to edit. I missed him, that's my fault. But he'd be in there.
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    Last edited by darlowolf64; 28th April 2020 at 07:50 PM. Reason: Auto correct correct
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