2पृथ्वी क्रिकेट बॉलसर्वांना संतुष्ट एक साइड - जनतेला मनोरंजक, कदाचित?

Many say test match crick­et is lan­guish­ing in the doldrums at this moment in time. आहे योजना सर्व प्रकारच्या प्रयत्न आणि त्याच्या डगला पुरुषांचा संध्याकाळी वापरण्याचा कोट करून तो त्यातला थोडा भाग सुमारे chucked जात. Such one sided demoli­tions as the Eng­land Sri Lanka series only add weight to the naysay­ers cause and the half empty (किंवा पूर्ण असणे आवश्यक आहे?!) stands at Chester Le Street don’t exactly help mat­ters.
As always the answer to turn things around isn’t straight for­ward. We’re all search­ing for that sil­ver bul­let or mir­acle cure to guar­an­tee packed sta­dia but the only thing that is clear is that there is no simple answer.

One thing is for cer­tain – crick­et is in the enter­tain­ment busi­ness and so needs to, तसेच, enter­tain. Two tests in and Eng­land Sri Lanka has not enter­tained. There’s sup­posed to be sport in sport – shoot­ing fish in a bar­rel doesn’t draw the punters in. I can’t see people rush­ing to snap up tick­ets for the third and final test at Lords.
अर्थात ते जागांवर bums मिळवा फक्त संघ नाही. Indi­vidu­al play­ers have the abil­ity to light up an entire sta­di­um and even, काही वेळा, संपूर्ण देश. I once turned up at Head­ingly to see Eng­land against the West Indies but was there five minutes late (thanks to the Great Brit­ish trains) only to hear as we ambled past secur­ity that a wick­et had fallen already. Sure enough it was the man I really wanted to see – none oth­er than Kev­in Pietersen – and although Eng­land still scored a hat­ful of runs, ulti­mately I was left dis­ap­poin­ted.
Alistair Cook’s recent achieve­ment of being the young­est ever play­er to hit 10,000 test runs and the first Eng­lish­man to achieve the feat is right up there (आणि तसेच केले) but per­son­ally speak­ing I wouldn’t shell out money just to see him sol­dier on and anchor an innings togeth­er. He’s the bread to allow the tasty pre­serves to be spread on top. Without the bread the pre­serves just taste weird but without the pre­serves the bread just tastes a little dry and bor­ing.
So I was think­ing recently what would be the most excit­ing XI ever? A side of elev­en stout yeo­man who would grace any slice of Hov­is (enough bread meta­phors already!!) and have them dan­cing in the aisles. हे सर्वोत्तम कधी यादी म्हणून समान नाही. Best ever lists are almost impossible to put togeth­er any­way – dif­fer­ent eras and dif­fer­ent pitches make com­par­is­ons sketchy at best. In put­ting togeth­er this list I’ve tried to reach out across the crick­et­ing divide and include dif­fer­ent nation­al­it­ies where pos­sible. Per­son­al­ity also comes into the cal­cu­la­tions and it must be remembered I’ve only been watch­ing crick­et since the mid to late 80s. क्षमस्व W.G. Grace but you’re back in the pavil­ion. This will be a band of reneg­ades to tour the world and show­case the best crick­et has to offer – even if many of them are rather long in the tooth.
त्यामुळे आपण खाली काय वाटते ते पाहू. I’ve gone with the mod­ern day for­mula of five front line bats­men, an all-round­er, stump­er and then four front line bowl­ers – one of whom is a spin­ner. I must admit to cheat­ing just a little – I’ve selec­ted a group of five bats­men rather than two open­ers, a num­ber three and so on so forth.
My five hit­ters:
श्री व्हॅट रिचर्ड्स (सर व्हिव्ह) कोणत्याही यादीत असणे आवश्यक आहे. The man moun­tain was simply immense and could rip a bowl­ing attack to shreds with his aggres­sion and style. खोबणी मध्ये तेव्हा (बहुतांश वेळा) तो गोलंदाजी करणे अशक्य होते किंवा शेतात सेट. When faced with dif­fi­cult pitches his response was simply: "आपण एक बॅट मनुष्य आला, defend your­self.” If he was play­ing today he would aver­age well into the 60s
Sachin Ten­dulkar. ठीक आहे, so this isn’t really about records but the Little Mas­ter is the best part of 2,500 runs ahead of the next best in terms of runs accu­mu­lated over a test career (Ricky Pont­ing). He is also feted as almost God like by 1.2billion Indi­ans – that should shift a few seats in the sta­di­um. On top of it all though he was simply immense even if he did suf­fer from being part of an Indi­an side who hated tour­ing – Eng­lish eyes rarely saw the best of him.
Kev­in Pietersen. ठीक आहे, so the guy car­ries with him a suit­case full of bag­gage but boy, मनुष्य शक्य झाले (आणि अजूनही हे करू शकता) फलंदाजी. तेथे पटकन तो हे करू शकता म्हणून खूप काही गीयर माध्यमातून स्थलांतर करू शकता कोण आहे. Great enter­tain­ment value. I did con­sider Chris Gayle and he came close to nick­ing the spot. पण के फक्त त्याला पुढे sneaks.
स्टीव्ह वॉ. If there is one crick­eter I would want on my side to help out when the chips are down then that man is Steve Waugh. The man is as sol­id as they come and would be my cap­tain. His broth­er Mark was the more flashy of the twins but flashy doesn’t always mean enter­tain­ing. He would be the glue that binds this unit of reneg­ades togeth­er. Use­ful back up bowl­er too (he was only a few short of the magic­al 100 wick­ets to com­ple­ment the many thou­sands of runs).
ब्रायन लारा. What a bril­liant play­er. तेव्हा तो सुमारे, रेकॉर्ड या कुशीवरुन त्या कुशीवर लोळणे. तो एकदा परंतु दोनदा चाचणी डावात सर्वाधिक धावा बुबका. He even hit 500 in one innings. Every time he walked to the wick­et you felt some­thing moment­ous might hap­pen. Quite incred­ible.
Wick­et keep­er
उलट येथे फार मौल्यवान वस्तू पण तो Adam Gil­christ who inven­ted the mod­ern day knack of wick­et keep­ers being able to flay the wil­low. His keep­ing could have been bet­ter but as part of a great Aus­sie side of which he was the beat­ing heart, तो क्वचितच उघड होते. His bat­ting on the oth­er hand was simply awe­some, Freddy फ्लिंटॉफ कारकिर्दीत शेवटी त्याच्या मार्क आला जरी. He was a big game play­er too and would be a depend­able option should my oth­er stars fail.
All round­er
पुन्हा, येथे निवड भरपूर. The all round­er is so often the beat­ing heart of a great team so it’s vital to get this one right. The win­ning man needs to be able to bat and bowl (obvi­ously) but also carry the team for­ward. मी गेले केले आहे इयान बोथम. Bril­liant bowl­er and very good bats­man, ‘Both’ would also be in charge of choos­ing the wine list. Both’s drink­ing exploits are as legendary as his on-field achieve­ments and he will make sure the team has some ‘rosy cheeks’ before and after a match.
Spin­ner
There are only two pos­sible options from the mod­ern day era – or argu­ably any era. शेन वॉर्न आणि Mut­ti­ah Mur­a­lither­an हा एक बाहेर एक प्रकारची गोगलगाय. तो एक अतिशय बंद कॉल आहे - श्रीलंकेचा निवृत्त 800 wick­ets to his name and Warne wasn’t far behind him – but I want an umbrella of nations to be rep­res­en­ted in this side to attract view­ers from across the globe and Mur­ali is the only Sri Lankan to get close. वॉर्न, who has the big­ger the per­son­al­ity of the two, पेय म्हणून वाहून शकता 12व्या man and be a second spin­ner should the pitch suit.
वेगवान गोलंदाज
Den­nis Lillee – bril­liant bowl­er and fear­some / fear­less Aus­sie pat­ter. 'फक्त दुवा की मला घाबरणे होईल.
Allan Don­ald – If Lillee doesn’t get the heart rate skip­ping a beat then this man will. Bril­liant bowl­er who scared many of his vic­tims to sur­render their wick­et. चेहरा पांढरा युद्ध पेंट फक्त मधाचे बोट जोडले. My one South Afric­an rep­res­ent­at­ive.
Mal­colm Mar­shall – तर Messrs बोथम एक तेज तिरंगी, Don­ald and Lillee doesn’t get you then surely the late, great Mar­shall will fin­ish you off. Out of a ter­ri­fy­ing pace attack in the 70s and 80s Mar­shall is widely regarded as the best of the lot although old ‘Whis­per­ing Death’ Michael Hold­ing comes close.
त्यामुळे उपलब्ध आहे. A com­pletely un-sci­entif­ic stab at a test side worth the admis­sion price. The top sev­en have over 66,000 runs between them and the bowl­ers a com­bined 2,200 wick­ets. किमतीची एक लक्ष?

आम्ही काहीतरी चुकलं आहे असे वाटते? आम्हाला खाली टिप्पणी कळवा. आपण सदस्यता करू इच्छित असल्यास कृपया वरच्या उजव्या मेनूवर सदस्यता दुवा वापरा. आपण खालील सामाजिक दुवे वापरून आपल्या मित्रांसह शेअर करू शकता. आणि आपण ते करतोय.

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gravatarJon Scaife

For­tu­nately crick­et is a game of 2 teams, so how about this oppos­i­tion, with a top 7 scor­ing just under 69,000 runs and the attack hav­ing 2590 wick­ets…

Gavas­kar — Pos­sibly the greatest open­er of all time, with an unmatched abil­ity to handle top pace bowl­ing. Second only to Boy­cott in his second innings aver­age.
Pont­ing — Second highest run scorer of all time. And amus­ingly bad tempered when los­ing his wick­et to sub­sti­tute field­ers.
Sehwag — over 8,000 runs with a hefty strike rate
Sobers — greatest all round­er ever? 8000 runs and 235 wick­ets is quite a record.
Kal­lis — anoth­er bril­liant all round­er with aggress­ive style
Sangakkara — anoth­er of the 10,000+ club AND a host of wick­et keep­ing records — I’d say he’s the greatest wick­et­keep­er-bats­man of all time.
Warne — More of an on-field char­ac­ter than Mur­ali, and he could throw the bat a bit too. Got to be the spin­ner.
Ambrose — 6ft7 he’s the man for fast and boun­cing deliv­er­ies. Over 400 wick­ets.
McGrath — a met­ro­nom­ic deliver­er of the ball into the “cor­ridor of uncer­tainty” with just the right amount of tra­di­tion­al swing.
Hold­ing — Ter­ri­fy­ingly fast on any pitch. Nick­named whis­per­ing death for good reas­on.
Waqar — Per­fec­ted the art of reverse swing, and knocked over 373 wick­ets in the pro­cess

I’m just sorry I couldn’t get any New Zeal­anders (or Eng­land play­ers) into the line-up. You picked out the best of “Eng­lish” with Pieterson and Botham, and whilst sev­er­al NZers were con­sidered, they couldn’t quite top the above for enter­tain­ment.

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gravatarमॅथ्यू वुडवर्ड

Sobers was ommited from my side due to him being of a slightly older vin­tage. Oth­er than that, it’s a fine look­ing line up. I’m still going into bat for Gil­christ as keep­er. ठीक आहे, the stats don’t lie when he lines up against Sangakkara, and he didn’t have to face his con­tem­por­ar­ies — i.e. Warne and McGrath — but he was such a char­ac­ter in such a bril­liant side his over­all pres­ence sealed his spot for me

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