All-time WATCHABLE WI XI

All-time WATCHABLE WI XI

Post by Charles Le » Wed, 28 Aug 1996 04:00:00


OK Jim Garner, here's MY most watchable All-time WI XI:

Greenidge
Sobers
Weekes
Headley
Richards
Walcott (WK)
Worrell (C)
Constantine
Holding
Ramadhin
Valentine

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?
Cheers!
Charles
--
"The more you observe politics, the more you've got to admit that each
party is worse than the other."
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All-time WATCHABLE WI XI

Post by Rashed Tanvir Isla » Wed, 28 Aug 1996 04:00:00

I think R Kanhai is capable to replace anyone from your list. HE has
been known as one of the flourishing batsmen of WI. He possessed class
and his style was unquestionable. If I were you i'd put him in my
eleven without any thinking.

 
 
 

All-time WATCHABLE WI XI

Post by Dipak Ba » Thu, 29 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Yes sir!

Fingleton wrote that Kanhai simply hated the ball.  As he got ready to
play a ball it was like a spring uncoiling to hit the ball as hard and as
far as possible.  He invented the falling hook out his desire to hit it as
hard as he could and he often ended up flat on his back.

Gavaskar often admitted his hero was Rohan Kanhai and he named his son
after him.

Dipak.


Quote:

> I think R Kanhai is capable to replace anyone from your list. HE has
> been known as one of the flourishing batsmen of WI. He possessed class
> and his style was unquestionable. If I were you i'd put him in my
> eleven without any thinking.


 
 
 

All-time WATCHABLE WI XI

Post by Kenny Gre » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>OK Jim Garner, here's MY most watchable All-time WI XI:
>Greenidge
>Sobers
>Weekes
>Headley
>Richards
>Walcott (WK)
>Worrell (C)
>Constantine
>Holding
>Ramadhin
>Valentine
>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?
>Cheers!
>Charles

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.

cya

kenny

 
 
 

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Post by Shau » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Hey guys!
Where is Clive Lloyd? Wes Hall?
Gus Logie or Roger Harper for fielding?
or even allrounder Collis King from 1979 World Cup final team in
one dayers.

 
 
 

All-time WATCHABLE WI XI

Post by Charles Le » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>>OK Jim Garner, here's MY most watchable All-time WI XI:

>>Greenidge
>>Sobers
>>Weekes
>>Headley
>>Richards
>>Walcott (WK)
>>Worrell (C)
>>Constantine
>>Holding
>>Ramadhin
>>Valentine

>>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?
>>Cheers!
>>Charles

> 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.

> cya

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.
Cheers!
Charles

Quote:

> kenny

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Post by Anand Kann » Fri, 13 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Ans where is Kallicharan? Personally, I think he was more watchable
than Clive Lloyd.

: Hey guys!
: Where is Clive Lloyd? Wes Hall?
: Gus Logie or Roger Harper for fielding?
: or even allrounder Collis King from 1979 World Cup final team in
: one dayers.