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Thread: Its 2007 and it the start of the ashes in Australia, what would be your best xi

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    cant disagree with too much of what you two have said, but what i will say about Lee though is that its for sure that since the ahses he has made much improvements in his accuracy and consistency ESPECIALLY which was a key factor that was missing in the ashes.

    Its also true that yes England are an aggressive batting side, but has Faaip said i dont think they are so dangerous (as lets say India's top 6 of the last 5 years or Australia's batting) that they could dismantle this rejuvenated and much improved Brett Lee.

    Once he keeps this form up i'm very sure England will have a very tough time againts him and an Australian attack that is likely to be at full-stength at its usual disciplined bes, which has made them the best in the world.
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    mine would be


    1.Trescothick
    2.Strauss
    3.Cook
    4.Pietersen
    5.Muchall/Lumb
    6.Flintoff
    7.S Davies(Wicket)
    8.Bresnan
    9.S.Jones
    10.Hoggard
    11.Panesar

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    England's Ashes XI (with Jones and Vaughan out).

    1 Strauss
    2 Trescothick
    3 Cook
    4 Pietersen
    5 Collingwood
    6 Joyce / Bell etc
    7 Flintoff (c)
    8 G.Jones
    9 Hoggard
    10 Panesar
    11 Harmison

    Now that Jones is out, I'd maintain the quality of the pace attack, by not selecting a sub-standard quick (Plunkett/Anderson etc). In my view, Australia (in Australia) would eat those guys alive. Rather, I'd bring in an extra batsman and not have Flintoff in the top six. It still gives you four bowlers, plus Collingwood. As I say, I wouldn't be selecting the extra bowler (which would mean the batting would not be strengthened, and Flintoff would be under even more pressure) just for the sake of it.
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    Anderson is much better than you give him credit for...he's streets ahead of Plunkett, Mahmood etc.


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    Yeah, I agree. Anderson is quality.

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    3rd test in India, Jimmy Anderson was nothing short of brilliant, if he can bowl like that again then he will trouble Aussie batsman.

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    If Anderson can get his radar and confidence right then he is the best in England along with Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan563
    mine would be


    1.Trescothick
    2.Strauss
    3.Cook
    4.Pietersen
    5.Muchall/Lumb
    6.Flintoff
    7.S Davies(Wicket)
    8.Bresnan
    9.S.Jones
    10.Hoggard
    11.Panesar
    That's an awful side.

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    Trescothick
    Strauss
    Cook
    Pietersen
    Bell/Collingwood
    Flintoff
    Read
    Hoggard
    Harmison
    Anderson
    Panesar

    I don't believe England will have a deep batting lineup anytime in the near future.

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    English line up
    1. Trescothick
    2. Strauss
    3.Kevin Pieteren
    4 Ian Bell
    5Paul Collingwood
    6 Andrew Flintoff
    7 Chris Read
    8 Monty Panesar
    9 Matthew Hoggard
    10 Steve Harmison
    11 Liam Plunkett
    Sourav Ganguly will be back .
    Paresh Rawal : you are the best .

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