Originally Posted by Peter Mooresforever 63*
Swann and Herath ahead of Ajmal? I rate Azhar Ali but there is no way he's making my World or World A XI team.
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Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Yeah, srsly PC. First Faf in your fantasy team and now this.
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I'd honestly just force Amla or Mussey into the opener's slot if I had to. Would like to be one down for more than 20 outside the subcontinent, thanks.
Last edited by Spark; 12-12-2012 at 08:58 AM.
Was unaware of the first rule of posting your XI, meaning that everyone else had to agree with it.
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Chanderpaul - prefer the other top 4, Clarke has to be in at present and I wouldn't want Chanderpaul batting at 6 unless we were playing 2 week Test matches.
Sanga - love the bloke. Quality individual but not in great form and at present I'd pick others.
Swann v Ajmal was toughest. Plumped for Swann largely because I believe England made Ajmal appear better than he performed. When you aren't turning a ball off the straight and still ripping sides to bits, you know they are batting appallingly.
Morkel for the bounce.
Don't rate Herath. One of the biggest conundrums in modern day life is how he has taken the wickets he's got.
If these blokes are playing a second world XI/National XI, I'd usually expect the batting to do well and want ABDv to come in and play a downhill skier 161(173) innings twice every series. If they're playing a Mars XI/roughly equal-stronger XI, Then I'd play Prior for his knack for 75* from 82-5.
I really didn't have to think too much before picking Chanders ahead of Sanga. KP would be nowhere in contention. Clarke would be third picked after Amla and Steyn.
Swann v. Ajmal was a close one but Swann's come out of his slight slump and has been bowling really well now. Plus he bats.
Holy ****, just noticed there is no sub-continental player in the XI. Even if I went Ajmal in the 50/50 It'd still be only one. A far cry from not so long ago when Sehwag, Tendulkar, Sanga and Zaheer would pick themselves and Laxman would be 50/50.
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