Honestly back in the day very few guys got hit in the head. There's a wide held theory that because they didn't wear helmets, they were way batter at getting out of the way. These days players hit front foot pull shots off fast bowlers because they have the protective gear.
Also, Old Mikey...
Honourable Mentions: Jayasuriya, Botham, VVS Laxman, Garner, Marshall...actually pretty much the entire 1984/85 West Indies team
Is Alan Border under rated? I remember him being the only one to stand up to the West Indians in the early 80's when every other batsman just looked scared - I greatly admired him for that. Became a bit of prick in later years and has the personality of a newt, but I really admired him...
For those too young to remember the West Indian teams of the early 80's you really need to STFU. When Courtney Walsh is your worst bowler and Clive Lloyd is your worst batsman, you know you've got a very very good team. I doubt there will ever be a team of such quality put together again. The...
From what I can tell through fixturing over the last decade or 2, based on who gets what in both tests and 1 day matches, the ACB rates the grounds as thus:
2. Adelaide Oval
Because most (not all) of the cricketers who spend a reasonable amount of time in the Australian cricket team are boorish arrogant knobs who think they are better than everyone else. It is the nature of cricket in this country and it's culture - it is a self fulfilling prophecy that is passed...
It was probably called un Germanic not to blindly follow Hitler as well. Okay I realise this is an enormous leap, but to blindly follow ones countries team no matter what their antics is questionable. To tell you the truth, unless we are playing the Poms or the Safers, I have found myself...
I think the point he might be making is that they get to play cricket all year round which will enhance their skills. Poms can do the same over here with Grade cricket, but I would suggest county is of a higher standard than grade cricket.