i find always find roberts an interesting discussion because when picking out the best few WI pacemen he;s often forgotten but when you look at what players of his time say they often consider him one of the best and even a few consider him the best of his time and some even think of him as the best of all WI quicks.
garner was really effective but didn't have as many variations as others (although he had the height that not many of the others had), he wasn't as quick for example, so comes the question do you rate effectiveness (garner) higher than overall skill level (marshall, roberts, holding, walsh)? what about intimidation factor (croft, patterson, clarke, gilchrist)? also quality of opposition (ambrose)
All Time XI:1Hobbs 2B.Richards 3Don 4Pollock 5V.Richards 6Sobers 7Gilly 8Procter 9Imran 10Marshall 11Warne 2nd XI:1Len 2Sunil 3Headley 4Chapps 5Sachin 6Hammond 7Ames 8Wasim 9Garner 10Waqar 11Murali