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    Best/Worst XI of the Tournament

    Just wanted to making a passing mention to David Hopps:

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    Who actually included Dhoni in his *best* XI team. Seriously.


    Anyway I'm sure CW can do better.
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    Even more bizarre is the lack of Dernbach in the flops XI I'd say.
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    Andrew Fernando's picks were the poorest. Hopp's exclusion of Narine is also a bit of a shocker, though he admittedly says he included Raza Hasan 'for the sake of debate'
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    My immediate thoughts. Mendis just over Ajmal, although I understand Kimber's argument. The rest mostly picked themselves, IMO. 8 bowling options in there, as well.
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    I don't like the notion of batting McCullum at 7 tbh. It's a tournament XI after all and he batted the entire tournament opening, a vastly different role compared to coming in so low down the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    I don't like the notion of batting McCullum at 7 tbh. It's a tournament XI after all and he batted the entire tournament opening, a vastly different role compared to coming in so low down the order.
    Yeah, I definitely agree with you there. However none of the other wicketkeepers stood out in my mind, and most of the batting was done by the top 3 or 4 anyway.

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    True. Sanga or ABdV the best from a mediocre bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    No room for Finn?
    He definitely needs to be in there IMO. Perhaps he can play instead of Steyn.
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    Some top order batsmen are batting a bit too deep for my liking but it can't be helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    I don't like the notion of batting McCullum at 7 tbh. It's a tournament XI after all and he batted the entire tournament opening, a vastly different role compared to coming in so low down the order.
    Strong argument for actually picking the best keeper if they're going to bat that low IMO.
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    So Kamran then?

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    McCullum is a minnow basher. Don't know what is he doing in a best XI unless someone went and took averages and just stack them top of one another without looking at the 100 he smashed against a minnow. Minnows excluded he scored 89 runs @22.25

    Steyn had a economy rate of just over 4.5 and you guys want to leave him out?

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