Originally Posted by Howe_zat
Roadendsmig - top bowling attack but struggles a bit in the middle order. Smith at #7 and Shastri in general seems to be pushing it. Other than that, solid effort.
King Emlyn - Fast bowling attack would require copius amounts of morphine to keep them playing. Spin attack has two good allrounders that amount to average bowlers, both of whom are slow left-armers. Batting order makes as much sense as a Rorschach. Next.
Fowlers God - The sheer balls-out insanity of picking so many bowlers, and one of them being Jason Krezja, would probably make me like this team, but it also has Mathew Hayden in it to ruin all the fun. Nope.
Remmie - I like this side. Still one too many bowlers, Harmison should definitely make room for another batsman, but it has some flair to it. Maybe worth a novelty vote.
LFD - Yeah, I could see this working. Afridi a bit of a waste of space but hey, let's work with what we have. I've finally been admitting to myself lately that Watson is a decent player, so this is the first non-comical batting lineup. Attack's good too.
RobbieOR - No idea where you got the impression Gower was an opener from. Or that Dilshan was one of the best ever, but if we put that down to poetic liscence this is is probably the best batting side yet. Bowling attack leaves something to be desired, though, with Lillee the only bowler to be much better than okay at Test level. Further, there's no excuse for the lack of cropping on those screenshots.
Under that basis I will plump for Roadendsmig, but would say this group is considerably weaker than the first.
Good review, except at the end when you don't go for my team! haha
Afridi has an average of 37 with the bat, so not such a waste of space - especiallly as he is selected to just give it a bash with the rest of the batting strong.
Originally Posted by Prince EWS
You blokes and the weird batting orders, I swear. Half the field picks up three or four openers, the other half picks up none.
Haha that's true!