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    Why would anybody ever want Chanderpaul to bat at 6 in a Test match !?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    My XI

    Smith
    Cook
    Amla
    Kallis
    Clarke
    Chanderpaul
    ABDv/Prior
    Swann
    Philander
    Steyn
    Anderson
    Batting lineup's slightly too defensive; having Smith, Cook, Kallis and Chanderpaul in the same lineup doesn't give a great deal of consideration toward giving your side long time to bowl a talented opposition out with enough time to build a second innings lead. Pietersen would be much better, in my view, in the hypothetical 360-4 situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tromperie View Post
    Batting lineup's slightly too defensive; having Smith, Cook, Kallis and Chanderpaul in the same lineup doesn't give a great deal of consideration toward giving your side long time to bowl a talented opposition out with enough time to build a second innings lead. Pietersen would be much better, in my view, in the hypothetical 360-4 situation.
    Oh my !

    I've found another person on this forum that speaks an element of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tromperie View Post
    Batting lineup's slightly too defensive; having Smith, Cook, Kallis and Chanderpaul in the same lineup doesn't give a great deal of consideration toward giving your side long time to bowl a talented opposition out with enough time to build a second innings lead. Pietersen would be much better, in my view, in the hypothetical 360-4 situation.
    Pietersen would be a better situational pick if - as of right now - He is in the same tier of batsmanship as Chanders. I don't think that is the case and therefore I think It'd be markedly unwise to pick an inferior batsman in the hope that when he goes off, Hell be great.

    The only one I'd consider replacing Chanderpaul with is Sangakkara.
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    Ooh, we're naming World XIs now?


    Cook
    Smith (*)
    Amla
    Clarke
    Kallis
    M.Hussey
    ABDV/Prior (+)
    Steyn
    Anderson
    Ajmal
    Morkel

    Kallis pushed down to 5, because I really, really like Amla at 3. He's shown us recently that he has the ability to take the game away from the opposition early on, and that's a huge asset to have and something you could argue that Kallis doesn't posses. Plus with Cook and Smith both likely to start off pretty slow, following up with Amla and Clarke to build on a solid foundation is dangerous.

    Hussey at 6 as he is probably the best in the world at that position ATM.

    Very tempted to keep ABDV in as keeper, and drop him to 7, but he hasn't proven that he can score runs after keeping for a long amount of time. Easy choice would be Prior for this position.

    Morkel as third seamer as he offeres something different (hit the deck, seam movement, bounce) to the swing and pace of Anderson and Steyn. Ajmal my first choice spinner, I rate him highly.

    Smith as skipper atm, but given the amount of talent in the side I was tempted to give it to Clarke, who has shown to be more aggressive and creative while captaining.

    Swann as second spinner if needed. Philander the backup quick (although probably won't be needed with Kallis in the team). Chanderpaul the reserve batsman.

    I like Sanga, but I want to see how he goes in the coming Test series. He had a lean run against New Zealand. He dominated against Pakistan but that was a few months ago, and as we've seen with India, a few months is all it takes for batsmen, even great ones, to lose their touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS1 View Post
    Why would anybody ever want Chanderpaul to bat at 6 in a Test match !?!?
    Because he's ****ing awesome, that's why.

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    If we are going for current world team then...

    Cook
    Smith
    Amla
    Kallis
    Clarke
    Sangakkarra
    Prior
    Philander
    Steyn
    Anderson
    Ajmal

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Because he's ****ing awesome, that's why.
    He's a fine batsman, no doubt.

    However, with a strike rate of 42, there is no way I would want him batting at 6.

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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
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    Gul
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    Anderson
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    Think Siddle would prefer coming in at 3 or 4. Let Sammy take the shine off the new ball
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    hes got heart though, can run between the wickets all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Given a choice between Kallis and Ponting, I'd take Kallis because he's scored a Test hundred.
    Given a choice between Pietersen and Clarke, I'd take Pietersen because Clarke only scores double hundreds in boring draws and boosts his average and hence is not a match winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by spark View Post
    the way people talk about the adelaide double ton fascinates me frankly, it's as if they've all forgotten that it was at adelaide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Abul Hasan should be in everyones XI.

    srsly though, I can't believe people are discussing the possibility of not having Clarke in their XI.

    Am I the only one who saw him make 4 double centuries in a less than a year?
    Nope..you're just the one who didn't see the match winners Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Ishant and a 62 year old Zaheer at the other end huffing and puffing away! Seriously man..all 4 of them were scoring hundreds almost every innings.. and that too in Australia.. I'd pick them over Clarke anyday!!
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