>>OK Jim Garner, here's MY most watchable All-time WI XI:
>>To keep to your formula of two pacers and two spinners, I've
>>had to juggle my line up somewhat by making Sobers open (as he
>>has done) and letting Walcott keep wicket (as he has done). I
>>know that this looks like an All-time XI (period!) but there
>>aren't any more watchable players that could oust any of these
>>guys. The two others I would love to include (but at whose
>>expense?) are Rowe (possibly for Greenidge) and Khanai (for ?)
>>Any other Windies supporters on rsc (or any one else!) want to
>>try second guessing me?
> Charles, watchable Walcott was not methinks. Dujon was one of the most
> graceful batsmen there was. I`d put him in ahead of Walcott, unless
> this is a WI alltime high averages and watchable eleven lists.
> Rowe, well the man was a genius. Flawed genius but a genius all the
> same. I would say if specialist positions have to be juggled, I`d
> replace Greenidge with him.
> I would also like a couple more watchable fast bowlers there but rules
> are rules. Damn, think of watching this team on a sunny day batting.
How can I disagree with you when you propose two Jamaicans to take the
place of Greenidge and Walcott? :-) Seriously, I can certainly accept both
your replacements, with one caveat ... I can never agree that Walcott was
*not* watchable ... and I'm not talking about average. He was one of the
strongest, hardest hitters of a ball, including Viv R. He was perhaps not
"pretty" in the way that Worrell - or as you say, Dujon - was, but he
could take apart any bowling attack with almost the same savagery as Weekes.
Nonetheless, I do agree as I said with both your amendments.
"A *** is someone who WON'T hurt a ***."
- Denis Norden