Great idea for a thread
I think the 30+ XI would win fairly
comfortably. It'd be an interesting contest though. 30+ XI's batting is far better, although Under 30 XI are obviously no mugs (I never knew Younis Kahn was that young). Still, Lara, Ponting, Tendulkar, Dravid, Gilchrist. That's amazing and far too good for Under 30 XI's bowlers to get all 5 of them out twice without them doing too much damage. Add to that, McGrath and Warne are all-time greats, and if Akhtar came through at his best I think that bowling line-up would betoo good for Under 30 XI's batting.
Personally I'd be tempted to squeeze Murali in that team. Where is a tough question. Taking Pollock out would definitely hurt the 30+ XI's pace line-up and Kallis nowadays can't be relied upon as a consistent pace asset. Added to that Pollock is a superior bat. Hmmm toughie. Sachin's leggies could probably help out if they played on a turner. Anyway With or without Murali I think 30+ XI have it.