How do you think a world XII from the '70's would do against teams from the '80's and '90's?
Here are my nominees:
1970's 1980's 1990's
Gavaskar Gavaskar Taylor (c)
Boycott Greenidge Sohail(who are the other top openers?)
Richards, V. Miandad Lara
Chappell, G. Richards, V. Tendulkar
Chappell, I.(c) Border Waugh, S.
Richards, B. Lloyd Waugh, M.
Marsh (wk) Dujon (wk) Richardson (wk)
Lillee Imran (c) Wasim
Botham Marshall Waqar
Roberts Hadlee Ambrose
Bedi Garner Kumble
Holding Qadir Warne
There may be some debate on the BEST team of each era, but, judging from recent world XI's on
RSC, I think most people will probably agree on 9/12 that I have listed.
Please note that I have included Botham in the '70's squad, coz I think he had is best period
in the late '70's, and could never reproduce the magic after '81's Ashes. Moreover, Sunny and
Viv's careers spanned 2 decades.
IMHO, the '70's side will beat the other two, with Gavaskar, Viv, the Chappells, Botham, and
Lillee at their peaks.
The '80's team will give the '70's a good fight, but will probably lose, coz the Chappells and
B. Richards were probably better than Border, Lloyd and Miandad. They will, however, beat any
squad from the '90's, coz IMHO their batsmen aren't as good as their predecessors (yet).
Any thoughts, cricket lovers.