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Friday, August 31, 2007

List making

It's always interesting to pick, or see other people's, "best ever" lists, whether of individuals, teams, types of players, or whatever.

The Times is currently providing plenty of food for thought, with Shane Warne's list of his 50 greatest players and the ultimate XI for each county (actually a best and a favourite XI) selected by a number of commentators.

Warne's task is easier, since he's limited to players of his generation. Even so, some of his selections (and the order in which he's placed them), are unexpected. For example, his no 50 Jamie Siddons never played a test, and only one ODI, though was widely considered to be unlucky not to have more international notches to his belt (he also played most of his first class cricket for S Aust, not Victoria).