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Test and ODI Cricket Teams of the Decade - Episode 97

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Pilch n Cork are together live at last for the 97th episode of the podcast. In the first live episode, the duo pick their Test cricket and ODI cricket teams of the decade. 

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I'll change he settling. Welcome backto the underball podcast. Is Episode Ninety seven of the show. We're actuallyapproaching episode a hundred pretty fast. Written when late into the nervous ninety.Yeah, actually need to think of Sarving to do for it. Got Noidea. But as you can see, and you can probably here, weare actually I don't know if you'd be able to hear it, but we'rein person together for the first time. We've talked about this for since likeepisode thirty, but we're finally doing it today. It's obviously been tough withlockdown and covid and stuff, but we're here today and we're here to talkabout cricket once again. I think three cricket episodes on the Trot. Sowe're back into our cricket mode. But today, well, late last year, back in two thousand and twenty, of the good days, the ICCreally sair teams of the decade. Not Quite sure why the decade is fromtwo thousand and eleven to two thousand and twenty. Think it should be twentyten to two thousand and nineteen. But the Carter, yeah, I'm surethere's a reason for it, but there's a lot of chat about those teams, a lot of debate, so we thought we'd pitching it in it onthe topic. We made our teams of the decade last year, I thinktwo thousand ten to two thousand nineteen, but we didn't quite do an episodeon and I did one with lock older brother. But today we hit tochat about it. So we're going to name our test team of the decadeand our ODI team of the decade and yeah, we'll see how it goes, but our can we get straight into a mate test teams a decade.Will start us off the opening batting pair. Don't think there's too much to talkabout here. Think it's pretty easy. But who have you got? Yep, so, as you said, I think this was the easiest selectionof the entire side. Cook and Warner both bowl commanded runs. Cook themost amount of runs out of any baton the entire decade and they both averagedhigh waters, which was more than, substantially more than any other decent openerin the conversation. Yeah, we saw this last year and Mede our teamof the decades. It's probably the weak spot, you'd have to say,maybe next to the all round and keeping slots. But yeah, these twoare the clear standouts. Behind them, like you are actually looking at someserious dods, like the fact that anyone else apart from these two would bein contention for the teen the decades pretty embarrassing. But yeah, Cook andWarner the clear options. Like I don't even know who would go be next, like same lath and more danl girls. And but names, the names you'vegot me screen there are quite quite disgusting. Under cook a water.Yeah, you wouldn't want to be in two thousand and twenty two fifty.You would want to be looking back on this decade. It's that's chat seeingDanish Carina Ratney or Craig Braathway. But yeah, Cook and Warner will dothis decade justice. Have to say Cook's average is a bit lower than youbaby think, but yeah, it's still got to do the job. Andthen wants his massive but it's probably mainly just due to his Australian form,but we'll have to cop that in these slots. Warner, just something thatI've got down here. One is currently the fifth top run scorer in thetest championship. Obviously that only started back in two thousand and nineteen so it'spretty recent, but thought I'd mentioned that. And Cook One test player of theyear. Think it was in like twenty thirteen or two thousand and fourteen, but he won one of those awards. So understandable. Why is in theside? Not Quite my captain is here, or captain. He's mycaptain. Be of English bias there. Bit Stiff. I'm another man tocome. But yeah, I've given him the scupper. Yeah, captain alot of games, maybe the most of the decade's win percentage wasn't great,but that's probably down to a lot of tests against Australia, a lot oftest against India and he captained a pretty...

...weak English team. But yeah,fair plays, a very good leader. Number obviously like ripping. Yeah,great bloke. We are big fans of the cookie dog. Obviously the ICECteam had warner and cook as well. Wasn't much to talk about their numberthree. Have you agreed with the ICEC team here? Not Quite. Iwill say my stats I've written down are actual. You from two thousand andten to two thousand and twenty, so some of these might be slightly off. I've gone with our Kumar Sangakara at number three. As a pure batsman. The ICC selected him as a keeper, which was very questionable, but I'vejust put him in at number three. Averaged over sixty, from two thousandand ten to two thousand and twenty. For me it was a clear standoutchoice over Kane Willison. Yeah, I went with Williamson. I agreewith the ICEC side. I haven't gotten too much down about him, butaverage of fifty three scored over Fivezero runs. So for me it was just thevolume that made me tilt the hat to him bitterly. Yeah, itwas very close with him and sang a CAA. Yeah, agree with you. Don't really know how saying Cara got picked as a keeper, given thefact the only kept a couple games but apparently kept zero, or really soI heard. Jesus. That's that's not pretty shocking. Yeah, I reallywrite that in the ice shocking. But yeah, I've got with Kano,is in serious form right now, but obviously that's outside the window. Butyeah, I think the too clear standouts. Some other guys worth mentioning, maybean La Pajara, but even then, even then I think will inson andsaying CAA the standouts, and it's just which flavor you prefer. Basically, I can't lie. I feel like I'm just like I'm a bit harshon saying car I didn't see too much of him because you like and neverreally came to Australia that often because they weren't that great, and I thinkI hold that against him, but I probably shouldn't, because he was ahe last he gots me. Yeah, he would have played a few,a few more tests against you, Bangladesh, Pakistan Times. Yeah, but sowe'll. So does kame wins. That is true blooding that I plantout. They're both absolute weapons of the game. Yeah, that's all timegreat. It's a shame we couldn't get them both in our lineups. ButYeah, you've picked Kumar, picked cane. Moving forward, given middle order fourand five, do you ever all around her at six or I've gotan a round of it, not a six. All right, so we'llstart that. Four and five sound middle order. I'll probably our big namebats when I'm guessing who if you got it four and five for Smith,five, Kolie. I think that was the exact same as the ICC teamand probably Pretty Standard Smith. We all know how good he is in testmatches average of over sixty, and Kalie the same, just an absolute weaponmatch winner, averaging fifty four. So yeah, yeahvious choices for me.There were a couple others that have very high averages but not quite as muchvolume, such as Chanderpaul, but yeah, I've gone them too. Yeah,it's not really much to talk about, is there? These two absolute speakusing the two best test players of the decade, I think we cansay pretty comfortably. Coolie, here's my captain. Yeah, out of thesixty percent within Rad as skipper, which is the most of the decade,captained a few less games in the likes of cooking stuff, but yeah,thought that he deserved that. Here he's only one test part of the yearonce, which is very small amount compared to some of these ODI accolades.But yeah, he's my number four. And then Smith. He Won TestParade the year twice, and I think, yeah, they're no brains at fourand five. Don't think there's anyone else really in the conversation, unlikebring miss out. Well, Geez, I'm not even sure who would benext up. Maybe likes like your Ross Taylor's, you Joe Roots. Theyprobably deserve a mention. But yeah, apart from that it's not great.Nice. Can't he hold a stick?...

Chander Pool? Lucky. He's aright of Jah to pull. Mammoth average in the time period, but justnot enough runs and a lot of not out, a lot of Yucky notouts, yeah, and a lot of probably didn't play the top sides toooften. Yeah, but yeah, I think there's not much to talk about. There was Smith and coolly number six. I've gone with my all rounder.You've gone with your round her. At seven, we've picked the samebloke and we've picked the same all round. or it's the ICC. Have pickedBen Stokes. Not really no brainer. Too Difficult statistics. Can maybe bringup a conversation between him and Saki Bell Hussan, but she can hebe played thirty five tests. I think like twenty five of them were inBangladesh. And Yeah, he starts there are but just not enough volume.Does have quite good stats, I yeah, he's it. Starting average of fortyfour pretty handy. But yeah, I'm going to go Stokes Hee justbecause of the volume. Yes, England do play a lot more test thananyone else, but I think he's the clear stand out of here. I'msorry, Shaki. Maybe if you played a few more testing in some betternations or overseas, reconsider but sorry, can't, because stokes. He's gotthe unquantifiable things going from as well, such as winning matches off literally hisown bat and the ball as well. Takes. He's taking a few bigfive fers when he sides needed him too. So yeah, exactly, so hardto not pick him. And also an absolute weapon of of the like, because you had a few underground blow shopping, blow shopping by well,yeah, we don't like. We don't really know, actually, do we? Which I missed. He did Kimmy someone outside. Yeah, touchy subject, made touchy subject, but right by. All right, keep your time.I've gone with the pretty lucky selection here, a number seven. I'vegone with BJ watling. Who Have you gone with? With? You keepgone differing policies. Here I've Gone With de Villiers. Definitely not the bestkeeper in the decade, but he did keep twenty two matches from two thousandand ten to two thousand and twenty. I'm not sure about two thousand andeleven, but average fifty seven with the stick. So I've put him inthere to boost of banning lineup, and I mean he could, he could, he definitely could keep, otherwise he wouldn't have been keeping for them.So yeah, now that's fair enough. Yeah, I haven't picked him justbecause I preferred a bit of volume with the gloves. So that's led meto be j it was very close for this position. BJ watling, bestos suffer, as to cock prior and Mr Vick everyhem like they were.It was legit a coin toss between them all, and that's not saying much, because they're all probably not worthy of being in a team of the decade. But I believe Besto's average is that higher, to be honest. Well, it's thirty seven. Yeah, that's the same as stokes as average.Oh yeah, stokes average is actually a lot lower than I think, butI'm let's just be the start of this. Yeah, I bet if you didlike the last four or five years, would be for S. Yeah,so had to pick wattling. They're sorry fellas. I think to cockmight be the best glove then out of a lot there, but just notenough volume with the stick. So I've got with BJ watling. Yeah,I would have gone whiling as well if I was going for a now keeper. Yeah, that's good to know. That good today. Why? Thatsounds so something like that. To sit like a thrusting and you come withone spinner or two spinners. I've gone one con spend. All right.What who you picked? Well, I've kind of assumed this is not goingto be played in Asia. I mean if the teams would be different ifit was. But of as my spinter, I've Gone Nathan Lion over the Asianboys like Herathan Ashwin, just because they're averages outside of Asie are thebest. And Gary Line does have a...

...volume as well. Average of thirtyone, not amazing, but I have selected him. Was Typo. Yeah, I was a tough choice. Often one line, the Asia lads similarto the ICC. I have picked rabbit, chander and Ashwin to be my numbereight. Three hundred sixty five wickets, so less wickets then line, butit's significantly better average and strike right. But yeah, as you said,basically just depends where you want to play, because Ashwin, although inthis test series a INS Australia has been buying. Well, it's kind ofthe first time in a Western country's looked somewhat dangerous. Yeah, we're lyingwith his height and bounce, is pretty good in like Australia, South Africa, England. So yeah, it's basically just wherever the match would be played. I think between line and Ashman. But too good, too good bowlsto worthy recipients of this. Ashwan one test player the year and I thinkit was like to any fifteen or something which I'm still not know to allabout twenty minutes ago. So congrats, Rabbie Gender and but and you canalso hold a stick, but that didn't really come into my calculations. Butyeah, he's my number eight and you've got Gary Lions. You've got threequicks, caroline, three quicks in Dud Gary Lines my number ten. Haveyou got three quicks? Yeah, they are actually very different to the teamup pick last year. But well, I think there's one change. ButI think there might be one change for me here is I can't quite remember, but I'll keep us off. Dale stain was my first amount of theteam sheet. Average of twenty two ridiculous strike right, he he, andAnderson speak for themselves, I would have thought. Yeah, thoughts. I'venot picked all stain. Actually, it's been a lone bit of volume.Yeah, yeah, that was it? Like, I think I made anargument the other in one of the past episodes that Dale stains like top fivegoat fast bowlers. But yeah, actually didn't pick him, just Jimmy andbroad had a way too many wickets, but it is genuinely due to thefact that they played over a hundred tests. So yeah, yeah, it washard not to big stain as I am a staying die hard. Butand with that average it's been, that's pretty silly. But broad, Ithink he starts took a serious recovery operation in the last English summer. Ithink. I don't remember what he starts were before, but I think thatWest indies. Yeah, you typic. Any he had a good ashes aswell. Yeah, terrorizing water. So he's averages down down to twenty five, which I don't think it was. That's of guys, man. Yeah, I've picked you abroad over stain, and then you've picked Robata. Yeah, I've come with Robato. Was Out of it. Was Out of Robataand Cummins and filander for me, but I went Robarta just because I pickedhim over philander because I wanted a strike bowler with he's got a far betterstrike right and once the ball, you know, gets thirty, forty yearsold, he's going to be a much better option than philander will. Sohe's bit more versatile. Yeah, and still a great average. Twenty threeand over two hundred wickets. Yeah, I agree. Yeah, I've gonewith Philander, though actually small star one to stay in, which is quiteweird considering they are completely opposite bowls. But yeah, I've gone with flander. Oriage of twenty two, three two. It's pretty silly, and he hasmore wickets and stain. But yeah, I see what you mean. Itdoes well like one hundred and twenty five, and as soon as itstops swinging. Yeah, he's nothing more than a part time a really,that's it. That is so I've just picked doing my team of the decadeand I've caught him apart final. But yeah, he's one. Number ninecould also hold a stick. Then broady is my number ten. And yet, as you mentioned, Jamiel's and your tail will be wagon mate. Theycan about. None of mine can bat.

What. Yeah, I got Robertaa day, something pretty. But that's right. You've got the goatbatting line up. That's true. So, yeah, I've got Jimmy a numbereleven. Bit of a no brainer there, especially are coming from twoEnglish fans. But yet now, and to the Odeiy side, to Jimmyfans as well specifically. But yes, Odi, I wait, so manydifferences did we out? WHO THE ICEC pick as their bowlers? So theICC had ashwound stay broad Anderson. So the Coombo between hours, I think, where you got all? You had two out of four, three outof four? Yep, I didn't have stayed. You didn't have a shmenabroad. But yeah, now into the old eyes. So opening up inthe ODR side, mate, who are you rolling with here? Firstly,root charmer. Must have very obvious choice here. No brainer. Average offifty eight. That's that's actually insane. I no idea it was that high. Once again, that might be bit different to what you've got, asI've done two thousand and ten, but just an absolute freak. Pretty sure. He scored like three double times and he's Odio our career. So yeah, just weapon, no brainer. Yes, reach to himself and he can doit everywhere as well. But yeah, just before you enter your outlow openhalf got wrote had some stuff a right here, because he's genuinely acontender fardy. I play with the decade. He was in the team of thetournament in the two thousand and Nineteen World Cup as he was the toprun scorer. He was the fourth top run score at the two thousand andthirteen champions trophy, second top run scorer at the two thousand and seventeen championstrophy. He's made five appearances in the Odi Tam of the year throughout thedecade and he was the Odi player of the year in two thousand and nineteen. so He's an absolute big tournament fiend. He frosted and yeah, I've somany memories if him just dicking Australia, like pretty sure he scored a doubleto one of his double tons here and it just looks so easy forhim. So I think he's a must have and, as I mentioned before, genuine contender for the Odi player of the decade. I'm opening up withhim. Rick. We rolling with the same here. The BIG HASHY manla with different from the ICC, who've picked David Warner. I can't lie. It's actually shootouts around the ICC. AMLA has over a thousand more runsat a higher average. The only thing is he has done it as astrike rate of like seven runs less, which is not that big of adifference. It's still a great strike right, like for an open eight. Yeah, exactly, take it like. Yeah, that's a right, that'sour rage and I passed. I'm definitely mad about that. And one ofthe shitlow. Yes, he's probably the best field a bit like shitlock.I'm was a shitlow's a betecret or. That's a I was a great lookto two appearances in the ODR TV throughout the decade for Hashing. Yeah,just volume of runs, a lot of fifty S, a lot of hundreds, a lot more hundreds than more. Actually only three more. I'm tryingto find out of water here. But yet hash him statistically deserves it overDavid Warner from honest, but war not like carn't lies, pretty handy,crockd up, but just don't think you can pick him over hashing in here. But don't get me wrong there warner can hold a stick, but I'mtalking he's got nothing on hash him in terms of the statics. Last right, right, yeah, yeah, it's pretty rough. Number three here.We do hate water, so we do have one. So don't take outone. Opinions. See Yeah, so I reckon a mid lauder might bediffering a bit here. I've gone with Kumar again at number three. Onceagain I did put my stats in his two thousand and ten on wood stillhad no idea they've picked it from two thousand and eleven onwards. But hestill had quite a lot of runs. Our average of fifty three. SoI mean he was still an absolute weapon. I remember absolutely dominated that World Cupin two thousand and eleven. Might...

...have been top scorer or close toit, but he definitely scored a couple of centuries and yeah, it's justa got. Yeah, fair fair play. Once again echo my statements of beforeabout saying car definitely biased against him. Be A collie. You've got himlater in your team, all right, at the usual but yes, withhim down he's pretty tough. Like if you had saying Carver Coolie didn'thave Kalie, I wouldn't have coughed, but I'll copy having him down thelid a bit. Yeah, Klie nearly Ninezero runs at an average of sixtyfive, thirty three hundreds. It's pretty it's pretty Ra deal. Was He'sabout a hundred, one hundred every fourth innings. He's just Vere, prettysilly. Almost almost a fifty every second match. Well, more than thatactually, if you look at his average. But a lot of not outs.Is that as well? Then he's also my captain. He has aseventy percent win rate as captain in the decade. He was the fifth toprun score in both the two thousand and thirteen and two thousand and seventeen championstrophy, six appearances in the ODI team of the year and three time Odiplayer of the year. So collie's a must have any team, and theICC you have them at number three as well. But yeah, once againI've dog Kumar. But yeah, explain my reasons. Sorry, Kuma,hope you hope you haven't lost your sex respect for me. Brother. Sorry, Kumar. Yeah, sorry, brother, middle all the time. Who areyou rocking with? Number four and five? Very biased for me.Number four, but I've gone with Joe Route. I just think he's avery underrated Odi cricket at. Every time I watch him he anchors down theevenings and often when Roy and Barsto kind of get out for nothing, hestays in and makes it time and he's averages over fiftyears well, so I'vetracked him in at number four. Yeah, there were a few other options,but they're fair selection. Like I think he gets criticized in all formatsfor his little lack of conversion, but if he's coming in at three orfour and he's going to make like sixty, seventy every second innings, pretty hardnot to not. What's his commersion in Odis? Is still bad.Twenty two fifty s to eleven tons. So it's about average from a middleor a batsman. But yeah, yeah, klie's a lot higher, but Kali'san absolute wet. So yeah, now you was Kalie or boys?Back to three odys to be honest. Yeah, I've got him down atfive. But yeah, that's pretty hard man combat anyway. Pretty harsh forthe goat. But I'm not putting root a number five. He's got tobe. Yeah, yeah, rout's got to be three or four. ButYeah, fair, fair, call, fair, cool. And who you'vegot? Kalie of five? I'll probably five. Is Kalaie skipper as well? Did you have root at for roots? Missed out for me, mate.Oh, yeah, klie's my skipper. Yeah, because sadly route most ofroots innings are a number three and I look at number three is adifferent position. So yeah, cold off fair. He's dogged in there.But yeah, and also shout out to came Williamson. He has been dogged. He I think he was the captain of the tournament, like captain ofthe team to Tortham in two thousand and nineteen, and he also made theteam the torn in two thousand and fifteen in the World Cups. So shoutout to him. Very solid number three. Number four bat in one days,but my middle order consisted of Ab de Villiers. I've got him anumber four debilities. Is kind of similar to Sangacara with me in the factthat I think a lot of other people ran them a lot higher than Ido. But pretty hard to argue with the stats. In this decade,batting for a lower he scored over five thousand runs in an average of justunder sixty two and, more impressively, out of strike rate of near nearlya hundred and ten, which, if you compare it to other blokes whospecialize in this position there strike rates are usually like low s or a maximumin the s. So yeah, AB's my number four. He was thethird top run scorer in the two thousand...

...and Fifteen World Cup as well sevenappearances in the ODII team of the year, which I think is the most ofany player in this era. I think dony has more than that,but a lot of them were in the past decade. And then two times, two time Ardi player of the year, which I didn't know was a thing, but fair play to Ab debilis. And then number five, this isprobably a debatable selection, the top run scorer of any out of allthe people. I don't know how to phrases out of everyone about it thatfor or below, Ross Taylor is the top run scorer with just under sixthousand runs. I don't think he'd be picked in many of these teams,but I think he's one of the most underrated cricketers of this generation. Ithink, especially in recent times because of King Williamson. I think he goesunder the radar. But even before came Williamson sprouted, Ross Taylor was alwaysan ever present weapon for New Zealand. Yeah, just averaging under sixty.It's pretty incredible. His strike rate is a lot lower than the likes ofbaby de Villiers, but are still and happy to have him my side andhe's made the ODI team of the year twice. Ross Taylor is my numberfive, which is average fifty eight. Pretty silly, pretty silly. Anddo you have an all round her number six or I'll do it gone.I've gone shaky, but six. Probably should put down eat six. Butnow shake great player and I wanted two spinners. I think the two spinnerdynamic works really well and one days. So I've gone shaky. Thirty eightwith the BAT, thirty with the ball, a lot of volume. And Yeah, he's he's always been known, as you know, in the topthree or rounds in the world for the last ten years. So, yeah, this was a very tough decision for me. It came down to Shakiband the Guy I've gone with, Angelo Matthews. It's just in the endcame down to whether I wanted a pace bolling all rounder or a spinning orrounder. But I picked two out in the spinner so I didn't want tohave a third, even though this isn't a real team, but anyway.So, yeah, I've Gone Angelo Matthews. Another guy like Ross, not tothe extent of Ross Taylor, but I don't think anyone actually knows whohe is. But he's been an absolute weapon for Shri Lanka over time.He scored of five thousand runs, average of forty three, which isn't doesn'tsound incredible, but compared to the other all rounds, it's the best.Bowling is taken. Ninety three wickets and average of thirty four, like nothingspecial there. She keeps got better bowling figures than here. But yeah,batting at six, thought I'd go matthews over Chakey. But yeah, itwas genuinely a fifty and it just came down to whether I picked one allout, all, all, all, I can't speak today. Man One, one genuine spinner or two genuine spinners, and I pick to. So Matthewscaught the GIG. So yeah, sorry, hike, but I've actuallydogged him in both teams. But he can cop that. He can definitelycop the test team. Yeah, quick, quick check with the ICEC side.So so far we got charm of the same. They picked warn up. We let them know about that. Kalie, yeah, we both hadthem. To Villis, you haven't picked, but I picked king, which isour range, just for me, as you lost ready at his stats. Yeah, that's pretty bad. That's because I just love Joe Roup.So yeah, fair. First, if h key, they've got him atfive, you've got him at six. I don't have them. Stokes.They've so they picked two or out as AJACT. What is coming on?I see I don't cop chaque batting it five to be honest. But like, I guess if you have that top for you probably won't ever get tochickey. But yeah, stokes of Seven. We haven't. Neither of US Apick stokes. But keeper time they've gone with Mstony as captain keeper.I haven't quite given him the catalcy but he's both O wi could keepers.And Yeah, what do you what do you think of them? As Tonywhen you think of him or just absolute weapon, and especially at one days. And he's average with the bat is over fifty, which is just ridiculousfor a keeper. Probably half his innings...

...resulting in him been not out.But he's always been known as the finish up. It's been only come inmake times to win games for aside. So yeah, like we all,we all know who he's. Yeah, absolutely free, like I can't lie. My memories kind of been tainted by his Auntie. Last Cup. Thatwas showing he used to. It was like he genuinely was trying to setup close finishes. So you would just block it out till the forty fiveand then have a crack brow and against England was genuine right like tanking.Yeah, it was bizarre, but there's no real conversations here. Out ofall the keepers it's got like a better average by about eight, and thenext best but ler. My other two contenders were Butler and Bushpeaker Rahim,but there's got an average of only forty, but strike out a hundred and twenty. So but was actually that's the way. That's pretty saucy in realistically, if you want someone coming in another seven like Butler going on one hundredand twenty. There's a conversation that we had there and we'll speaker. Rahim'sthe poor man's journey. But we know, don't he can go one hundred andtwenty. Four. Yeah, that's true. That's there's true. Allright. so He's both our keepers. He made the Dr Ten the eighttimes, four times in this decade. So a turn. He's not madeevery year but too. But yeah, still I think it's the twenty twothousand and six and twenty sixteen he made eight times say like that. So, yeah, where they ever keep by? He's captain the most games, buthe's win rates not actually that good. So that's why I haven't given himthe Captain Cy and you haven't either. But yet I sec gave him thecaptain see. But I think that's just some Johny love there. OrBowl as time. They have only picked one spinner. I've picked to andthe spinner they picked is actually not one of my two, which is quitecontroversial. Who is you have one spinner, who have you picked spinner? SoI had chicave in there as one spinner and my other spinner is rush. You can I've got him at number eight. He's last few years he'spretty much been top of the ICCODI bowling rankings, average of eighteen, whichis outrageous. I actually struggling to believe that because I watched him get absolutelydestroyed by Morgan in the World Cup. But he must be a weapon.He probably plays against UAE and though. That's it. That's it. That'sthe only thing. Yeah, you have to say with the Rushi can't.I'm sure how there's already ares have been against island and scholars, true,a which, but he's like he's. We do know how good he's.Yeah, comes all levels of Batsman. Yeah, in like I know it'sa different format that we see it in the Big Basha. I must say, though, there were a few good options here. A few stiff blokesfrom my team be but I would be thresheet. Yeah, that's why Iactually went with the two full time spinners, because I was intending to only goone, but I was comparing like the second and third spinners to mythird pace balling option. I thought I've got a I've got a reward thespinners because they're absolutely insane statistically. Yeah, Rashid car made the DR TV ofthe year twice. Now, this is very controversial. My second spinner, because you only played between two thousand and eleven and two thousand and fifteenin this decade. And he also got suspended for chucking from two thousand andfifteen onwards, and he never fixties action because it couldn't be stuff. Buthe's starts actually insane and it's sad. ASHMM. Yes, I do haveto say I didn't watch too much of him, but I do remember inthis time frame of two thousand and thirteen to two thousand and fifteen. Hewas the world's best spinner. He was an absolute freak. No one knewwhich way it was. Turning similar stats to the Rashid Khan really a hundredand forty wickets in average of twenty. He strike rate was twenty nine,so he basically average to a match two weeks to match economy rate of fouras well, which is actually think that's the best of anyone who's taken atleast fifty wickets. And Yeah, not much to really say apart from that. An absolute beast. Yes, it...

...is controversial because, like it's notlike you match fixed or something. If someone match fixed and got bamned thatprobably wouldn't pick them. But yeah, like if they deemed his action waslegal during that time period and then bend him after, I'll give him thebenefit of the debt. But there is like debate to be had whether hewas throwing at the whole time. But our story with Ashma I was atsome cricket camping probably twenty three En Brad Hodge came down. They was questiontime with Brad Hodge, so I said WHO's the hardest bowler in the worldto face right now, and he said sorry to smile. So, yeah, I think he was the real start of what they call the you know, the mystery spinner. Now I think we see it in the big Bashlegit every team. That's one, but I think he was really one ofthe first. Him and someone are on probably they kind of invented it.No one knew which way I was turning. So yeah, I had to pickhim. And although you only played for four years, he actually playedseventy eight matches, which is like not even much less than a lot ofthe other players, like Trent Bolt Played Nike matches, which is kind ofrandom. Others around for a bit more than I don't really know how you'vegot that many matches racked up. He might have played before, I wassure. Yeah, that's really wild. Ye, but yeah, sorry tosmile. Fair play roller. Keep shocking it. Who you three quicks can'tstruggles and just retiring when he got yeah, actually, yeah, weird. Bythe way, they picked him runtie here, who was, I believes, the top we could takers period. But yeah, worst out of thespinners. But yeah, where's average is? Average was twenty two. Good thatthat's pretty harsh. But yeah, he can call. He's probably playinggood teams as well. We're a smile and racky cron plane Baker's but notreally the biggest fan of him. UNTIRE here from honest. So he's caught. Steve, you seem's head. I'm sad that's Stephen. You've come outthe celebrations and stiff. Other likes brother Spike. He's a ship Bou quickright quicks. Firstly, Mitchell stark. You got to have him. You'vegot it like I don't like him, but you have to have him.He's an absolute weather. Yeah, I mean just in the last two WorldCups he's just been probably the best player in the whole he's been the top. We could take R he's just he just takes five is and you justbowls Absolute Yorkers out a hundred sixty quicks. So yeah, but average is twentytwo in the decade. A lot of wickets. So yeah, hewas my first man on the team. SHAPE. Yeah, pretty pretty arenot to pick him? Yes, ten full wicket plus halls, which isthe most out of anyone who doesn't like to clean up the tail. Yeah, yeah, I do have that definitely needs to be said and that's mymain issue with Mitchell start, I don't think he actually bowls that well tothe top order, although ody I I I'm he test performances definitely affect myvision of him as a nod I player. But because, yeah, he basicallyone Australian argue. Really both those. Well, the two thousand and fifteenworld come they did in two thousand and nineteen. But yeah, himgetting Brenda McCallum out in the first over the two thousand and thirteen final.That was game over. Everyone knew it, he knew it. WHO. Yeah, the two quicks to South Africans, dw stain and m more cool.Both average twenty four the ball. There are a couple more options here, but I don't know, these two just stature. It's just stuck outa bit more to me. Yeah, more name. More cool was mythird quick but missed out, so he'll be running the drinks for me.But yeah, my second quick is Dala stay cool day or are stains toOdr team. The year appearances. I think that's pretty stiff. But yeah, average of twenty three hundred and thirty five wickets economy rate of four pointsix, which is very impressive for a fast bowler because, as we seein the big bash a lot of the butt blow to bowl over one hundredand forty often tend to get whacked in...

...the same goes and ody eys,so for him not to get hit that much isn't very impressive. And Yeah, they're played dollar a stay in the looking at the ICC team, theywent with Trent Bolt. He was actually he might have been my third quickactually more cool in fourth came. Remember it was my next man, asneither neither made it. But yeah, I love tramp Bolt. And thenthey'd pick my linger, who took the most wickets but has a lot worseaverage than all the blokes we've talked about. He's average was just under thirty andhe has an economy rate of five and a half. So a volume. Yes, buddies, bold, way more overs and everyone else, andshocking bloke. Once again. I don't, I can't comments our people's action.Yeah, that's make him a bad part just die. I respect it. I'm being unique, but yeah, that's all we got for you today. We're going to pick the t twenty team, but we were a bitconcerned about timing and also I don't care about t twenty. Cricket internationally.I don't mind watching a big bashion. Must spare time. But Yeah,sorry to the likes of bit more and stuff, you're not getting picked today. But yeah, first live pretty done. Did you enjoy it? It isgood to finally be in person. Yeah, we do see each othera lot, probably more than you would like, but but Nata good,are better dynamic r yeah, hopefully we have plenty more to come in termsof the love potties. Also hopefully get some live ones going with some otherpeople, but not sure if I'll be able to convince them. Yeah,you don't know why. Still Weird proposition cared. I'll try to downturingly cometo my house to sit on nine board. But yeah, thanks for coming down, Matte. Looking forward to future partties with the other. Some morecricket stuff to come, and also other sports, such as NFL. TheNFL playoffs under way starting this weekend, so we will be addressing now.Have you been watching much of the test cricket at the moment? There's threeseries going on, about to be four series with England shrilanka coming up.Yeah, little bits here and there. I watched a bit of the NewZealand series. Kan Kane Williams and Williamson local another again. I love themember. I'm actually getting a bit to give him scoring two hundred again.Just shit teams she cheams about. Yeah, well, sorry, Pakistan's but no, I's a weapon. Yeah, I am getting sick of it.Like do it somewhere good. But I'm sure as they are improving as ateam they'll start to get more opportunities because it's not really their choice who theyhave to play. Well, probably is, but probably I'll set down to Australian. You're in England playing each other every year, and I'm talking they'regoing to finish top of the SISTRYPHBS. They're ch like grooms. Yeah,it's probably gonna happen, but yeah, so hopefully they start playing some goodteams and we can see how could they are. Not sure what happened overnightin the South Africa one, but I've had decided Africa in them roll themfor one hundred and forty, but I know they got bowled out pretty quick. Oh mate, that they were one hund one hundred and forty. Yeah, I'm pretty sure they collapse the first session last night, but I haven'tchecked how it ended up. So that one might be interesting. But yeah, the first test in that series of a little bit messy. But yeah, anyway. Well, I'm sure we'll chat about those series in the future. Probably won't actually, but yeah, thanks for listening. I've been absolutedrouble this last five minutes, but we really appreciate it. And Yeah,on on and UPWARDS TOWARDS EPISODE HUNDRED.

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