2زمین کرکٹ کی گیندسب کو خوش کرنے کے لئے ایک طرف - عوام دل لگی, شاید?

Many say test match crick­et is lan­guish­ing in the doldrums at this moment in time. وہاں کے منصوبوں کی ہر قسم کی کوشش کریں اور اس کے کوٹ کے دم کر کے، اسے گریہ کرنے کے ارد گرد chucked جا رہا. Such one sided demoli­tions as the Eng­land Sri Lanka series only add weight to the naysay­ers cause and the half empty (یا یہ کہ مکمل ہونا چاہئے?!) 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, کنوے, 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.
یقینا یہ نہ صرف نشستوں پر bums کے حاصل کرنے والے ٹیموں ہے. Indi­vidu­al play­ers have the abil­ity to light up an entire sta­di­um and even, کبھی کبھار, ایک پوری قوم. 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 (اور اچھا کام کیا) 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. یہ ایک سب سے بہترین کی فہرست کے طور پر ہی نہیں ہے. 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. معذرت 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.
لہذا اگر آپ کو ذیل کے لئے لگتا ہے کہ ہے کو دیکھنے کے. 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:
مسٹر IVA رچرڈز (سر ویوین) کسی بھی فہرست پر ہونا ضروری ہے. The man moun­tain was simply immense and could rip a bowl­ing attack to shreds with his aggres­sion and style. جب نالی میں (زیادہ تر وقت) وہ کٹورا کرنے کے لئے ناممکن تھا یا ایک فیلڈ کے لئے مقرر. When faced with dif­fi­cult pitches his response was simply: "آپ ایک چمگادڑ آدمی مل گیا, defend your­self.” If he was play­ing today he would aver­age well into the 60s
Sachin Ten­dulkar. ٹھیک ہے, 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. ٹھیک ہے, so the guy car­ries with him a suit­case full of bag­gage but boy, آدمی کر سکتا تھا (اور اب بھی کر سکتے ہیں) چمگادڑ. جتنا جلد وہ کر سکتے ہیں کے طور پر گیئرز کے ذریعے منتقل کر سکتے ہیں جو بہت کم ہے. Great enter­tain­ment value. I did con­sider Chris Gayle and he came close to nick­ing the spot. لیکن KP صرف اس کے آگے میں sneaks.
سٹیو وا. 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).
برائن لارا. What a bril­liant play­er. جب وہ ارد گرد ہے, ریکارڈز tumble کے. انہوں نے ایک بار نہیں بلکہ دو بار ایک ٹیسٹ اننگز میں رنز بنائے سب سے زیادہ رنز کے عالمی ریکارڈ توڑ دیا. He even hit 500 in one innings. Every time he walked to the wick­et you felt some­thing moment­ous might hap­pen. Quite incred­ible.
Wick­et keep­er
بلکہ یہاں انتخاب کے لئے خراب ہے لیکن یہ تھی 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, یہ شاذ و نادر ظاہر کیا گیا تھا. His bat­ting on the oth­er hand was simply awe­some, ئیڈی فلنٹوف نے اپنے کیریئر کے اختتام کی طرف ان کے نشان مل گیا یہاں تک کہ اگر. He was a big game play­er too and would be a depend­able option should my oth­er stars fail.
All round­er
ایک بار پھر, پسند کا بہت ہے یہاں. 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. میں نے کے لئے چلا گیا ہے یہی وجہ ہے کہ ایان بوتھم. 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.
There are only two pos­sible options from the mod­ern day era – or argu­ably any era. شین وارن اور Mut­ti­ah Mur­a­lither­an اس میں سے ایک باہر سلگ. یہ ایک بہت ہی قریبی فون ہے - سری لنکا کے ساتھ ریٹائر 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. وارن, who has the big­ger the per­son­al­ity of the two, کے طور پر مشروبات لے جا سکتا ہے 12ویں man and be a second spin­ner should the pitch suit.
پیس حملے
Den­nis Lillee – bril­liant bowl­er and fear­some / fear­less Aus­sie pat­ter. مجھے ڈرانے گی 'اکیلے tache کہ.
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. چہرے پر سفید جنگ پینٹ صرف رغبت میں شامل کر دیا. My one South Afric­an rep­res­ent­at­ive.
Mal­colm Mar­shall – تو میسرز بوتھم کی رفتار ٹری, 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.
تو وہاں آپ کو یہ ہے. 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 وکٹیں. گرانقدر واچ?

Think we've missed something? Let us know by commenting below. آپ کے سبسکرائب کرنا چاہتے ہیں تو سب سے اوپر دائیں مینو پر لنک سبسکرائب استعمال کریں. آپ بھی ذیل سماجی روابط کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے کی طرف سے اپنے دوستوں کے ساتھ اس کا اشتراک کر سکتے ہیں. چیرس.

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Gravatar کےJon Scaife

For­tu­nately crick­et is a game of 2 ٹیمیں, so how about this oppos­i­tion, ایک سب سے اوپر کے ساتھ 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 ایک بھاری ہڑتال کی شرح کے ساتھ چلتا ہے
Sobers — greatest all round­er ever? 8000 رنز اور 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, اور وہ تھوڑا سا بھی بیٹنگ پھینک سکتا. Got to be the spin­ner.
Ambrose — 6ft7 he’s the man for fast and boun­cing deliv­er­ies. کے دوران 400 وکٹیں.
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, اور پھر سے دستک 373 wick­ets in the pro­cess

I’m just sorry I could­n’t get any New Zeal­anders (or Eng­land play­ers) لائن اپ میں. 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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Gravatar کےمیتھیو ووڈورڈ

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. ٹھیک ہے, اعدادوشمار جھوٹ نہ بولو جب اس نے سنگاکارا کے خلاف لائنوں اپ, 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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