Colin Cowdrey for his grace and delicacy despite being a biggish man, Ted Dexter (though I didn't see nearly enough of him), Tom Graveney, despite fallibility, and Sobers, Eddie Barlow, Clive Lloyd (from the rest of the world side 1970); and latterly my near-contemporary David Gower. And Leicestershire dasher Brian Davison. Also a word for the buccaneering Kapil Dev and my all-time favourite spinners Bishan Bedi and Derek Underwood. Oh, and Greenidge and Haynes.Just a light hearted question. Who was your favourite player growing up? For me Adam Gilchrist the way he played with freedom was amazing. He brought genuine joy to me in my teens and twenties. Also had the pleasure to see him play in the flesh. One player I wished I'd seen play was Michael Holding. What a bowler.
And the great Alan Knott. And, yes, Geoff Boycott. And Adam Gilchrist. And I think I should add Joe Root.