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All time Ashes XI

BBC are running a `pick your all time Ashes XI`. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41836192

Almost 135 years of history, 325 matches and 819 players - the Ashes is a cricketing contest like no other.

But who are the best 11 cricketers in Ashes history?

I came up with:

Herbert Sutcliffe
Len Hutton
Donald Bradman
Ricky Ponting
Kevin Pietersen
Ian Botham
Adam Gilchrist (wk)
Shane Warne
Fred Trueman
Sydney Barnes
Glenn McGrath

http://bbc.in/2yBhMno

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 15/11/17

Fine Simon Bhoy no use talking to you.

posted on 15/11/17

The results are in, as voted for by users of the BBC sport website.

BBC sport`s all time Ashes XI is:

Jack Hobbs
Geoffrey Boycott
Donald Bradman
Allan Border
Steve Waugh
Ian Botham
Adam Gilchrist
Shane Warne
Dennis Lillee
Glenn McGrath
James Anderson

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 15/11/17

Billy that is just about right but I have heard about every player in that lineup except Jack Hobbs.

posted on 16/11/17

If based on the ashes alone then Anderson should not be nowhere near the team.
It's difficult to debate the others to be honest. Some may have picked one of the old English greats or Pietersen ahead of Border or Waugh, but it's close either way.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 16/11/17

I would have included Graeme Thorpe in joint test eleven lineup as he was an excellent middle order batsman.

posted on 19/11/17

This is a bit like surveys picking your all time favourite record. It is always the recent ones that win. I would have Knott over Gilchrist. Better wicketkeeper and you should not need a batsman like Gilchrist if you have the best top 6 in ashes history. Knott got tons against Lillee and Thomson and Holding and Roberts anyway. There are great names from history like Thomson, Tyson, Larwood and Snow, who should be close to selection as well.

posted on 20/11/17

comment by ZahraIhsanphile (U20361)
posted 4 days, 10 hours ago
Fine Simon Bhoy no use talking to you.
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impossible to hear you - way too much saliva

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 20/11/17

Well done simonbhoy for being a rude idiot.

posted on 21/11/17

Someone getting the Ashes thread up?

posted on 21/11/17

comment by ZahraIhsanphile (U20361)
posted 11 hours, 30 minutes ago
Well done simonbhoy for being a rude idiot.
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drenched now. absolutely drenched. rain doesnt stop play - saliva does

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