World Cup 1975
Australia 1975- Finalists
I.Chappell (c), G.Chappell, R.Edwards, G.Gilmour, D.Lillee, R.McCosker, A.Mallett, R,Marsh (WK), J.Thompson, A.Turner, M.Walker, D.Walters, A.Hurst, B.Laird
England 1975 - Semi Finalists
M.Denness (c), D.Amiss, J.Arnold, K.Fletcher, T.Greig, F.Hayes, J.Jameson (WK), A.Knott (WK), P.Lever, C.Old, J.Snow, D.Underwood, B.Wood. .
India 1975 - Flops
Venkat (c), S.Abid Ali, M.Armanath, B.Bedi, F.Engineer, A.Gaekwad, S.Gavaskar, K.Ghavri, Madan Lal, B.Patel, E.Solkar, G.Vishwanath, S.Kirmani, P.Sharma.
New Zealand 1975 - Semi Finalists
G.Turner (c), L.Cairns, R.Collinge, B.Hadlee, D.Hadlee, RHadlee, B.Hastings, G.Howarth, H.Howarth, B.McKechnie, J.Morrison, J.Parker, K.Wadsworth (WK). N.Parker,
East Africa 1975 - Debutants
H.Shah (c), F.Ali, Z.Ali, Y.Badat, H.McLeod, P,Mehta (WK), J.Nagenda, P.Nana, D.Pringle, M.Quaraishy, R. Sehti, J.Shah, S.Sumar, S.Walusimbi. (To recreate the East Africa 1975 squad you wil have to use "World XI A" or "World XI B" to create them and search the base for the players. Sadly I was only able to find the players in bold which are mostly Kenyan).
Pakistan 1975 - Flops
A.Iqbal, Z.Abbas, W.Bari (WK), I.Khan, M.Khan, N.Malik, A.Masood, J.Miandad, P.Mir, M.Mohammad, S.Mohammad, S.Nawaz, W.Raja, S.Ahmed,
Sri Lanka 1975 - Debutants.
A.Tennekoon (c), A.de Silva, S.de Silva, R.Fernando (WK), D.Heyn, L.Kaluperuma, D.Mendis, T.Opatha, M.Peiris, A.Ranusinghe, M.Tissera, B.Warnapura, S.Wettimuny, D.Chanmugam.
West Indies 1975 -Winners.
C.Lloyd (c). K.Boyce, R.Fredricks, L.Gibbs, G.Greenidge, V.Holder, B.Julien, A.Kallicharran, R.Kanhai, Derryck Murray (WK), V.Richards, A.Roberts, M.Foster, L.Rowe.
South Africa 1975- What if?
It should be possible to create South Africa 1975 as a lot of their players who played during this era, should be in the database despite the fact that South Africa were banned. When you are ready to use "South Africa 1975" you would go to Tournament, Choose South Africa and type 1960-1979 and tick Greats. I did this to ensure all of their 1960s players would be eligible as some players started young and finished late. I also wanted to make sure everyone possible in the 1970s was available. The results were fantastic. 1970s South Africa are lit!
South Africa 1975
G.Pollock, B.Richards, K.McEwan, C.Rice, H.Ackerman, C.Wilkins, L.Irvine, P.Kirsten, M.Proctor, J.Cook, V.van der Bijl, R.Hanley, D,Hobson, R.Ontong, R.Jennings (WK), A.Ferreira, H.Fotheringham, A.Bacher (c) , A.Kourie, R.White, K.McKenzie, D.Dyer, G.LeRoux, D.Bestall, L.Barnard, A.Bruyns. O.Henry. P.Symcox. K.Watson. J.DuPreez.
1960s stalwarts, Tiger Lance, Colin Bland, and Dennis Lindsay would have been in their mid to late 30s and Ali Bacher was early 30s so he could make it. Kepler Wessells would have been an exciting 18 year old. There are other players who would make their name for South Africa in the future but they are just a little young for 1975 but will return for 1979 and 1983. The 1987 pool of player will be more recognisable as after that South Africa's ban was finished. Still it should be fun using these guys, especially against the 1970s Aussies and the 1980s West Indians.
Your choice, but the database is strong enough to make a South Africa 1975.
All of these players should be available if you choose "Tournament" and then "All Time Greats". However to track a tournament such as the 1975 tournament may have to be manual. The use of the word "tournament" in the game refers it seems to be between two teams.
I played a scratch East Africa side (the players of 1975 East Africa that I could find plus some Sri Lankans and Indians of that era) and played against the mighty South Africa with me as South Africa in an ODI. We won, but not without a bit of a struggle. I left my aggression at home and only posted about 270. The East Africans put up a plucky fight for a while when chasing and Hahlil Shah scored a bright 80! Mike Proctor won us the game though in the end with some destruction of the East Africa middle order. Good game and a reminder to choose players who fit the ODI game and not the Test game if I am playing ODI.