I don't see much point in playing Nicol if he isn't going to open. To me, he's a boundary hitter on the 2 out of 5 times he will come off. Doesn't look to me to be one to rotate the strike during the middle overs, even if it is just Twenty20.
Greatest Ever Test XI (according to my ratings): Hobbs, Hutton, Bradman (c), Headley, Lara, Sobers, Gilchrist (wk), Hadlee, Marshall, Steyn, Muralitharan 12th man: Imran Khan
Favorite XI: Grace (c), Trumper, Richards, Lara, Compton, Gilchrist (wk), Cairns, Jessop, Warne, Bond, Trueman