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Ashes best XI podcast on R5L 16:32 - Nov 17 with 179 viewsunbelievablue

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41944444

Any disagreements?

Hobbs
Boycott
Bradman
Border
Waugh
Botham
Gilchrist
Warne
Lillee
Anderson
McGrath

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Ashes best XI podcast on R5L on 16:35 - Nov 17 with 172 viewsunbelievablue

I've only seen 5 of these play, but is Anderson worthy of the list?

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Ashes best XI podcast on R5L on 18:59 - Nov 17 with 128 viewsgordon

Ashes best XI podcast on R5L on 16:35 - Nov 17 by unbelievablue

I've only seen 5 of these play, but is Anderson worthy of the list?


nowhere near. Mitchell Johnson, Bob Willis and Stuart Broad (and probably others) have much better ashes records
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Ashes best XI podcast on R5L on 19:14 - Nov 17 with 115 viewsconnorscontract

It's close to what I picked, but even Geoffrey's mum would pick Hutton over Boycott.

There's no place for Warne for me, because Jim Laker deserves to be in. 19 wickets in a match is the equivalent for a bowler of a batsman scoring triple centuries in each innings. On stats it is hard to make a case for English bowlers. Anderson would be behind Tyson and Larwood (a genuine Ashes icon) for me, and possibly Willis, too.

It's a bit silly to compare eras, as the whole uncovered pitches and heavy bats of different eras have swung the game so heavily to bat over ball to make it difficult to compare eras. Which makes Bradman all the more remarkable. Mind you, even in the 70's fielders would just watch the ball go to the boundary.

Teams of the decade or twenty years are probably fairer.
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