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    Your favourite XI vs Hated XI

    What would your favourite team be, most people have their outright favourites, but they don't usually add up to a balanced team. I've only followed Cricket since 1989, so I don't really know much about guys like Botham, etc., so most of them will be relatively recent players.

    Assume the match takes place on your favourite ground, mine's is on a fast Green Kingsmead track in the early '90s.

    1. Sachin Tendulkar
    2. Gary Kirsten
    3. Steve Waugh (c)
    4. Jaques Kallis
    5. Jonty Rhodes
    6. Lance Kluesener
    7. Adam Parore (wk)
    8. Shaun Pollock
    9. Brett Lee
    10. Fanie de Villiers
    11. Courtney Walsh

    12th. Dale Benkenstein
    vs.

    1. Aamir Sohail
    2. Matt Hayden
    3. Ricky Ponting (c)
    4. Greame Hick
    5. Neil Johnson (I used to like him lots, then he went and played for WP)
    6. Brian Lara (Simply 'cos of his annoying habit of knocking SA out of tourneys)
    7. Andy Flintoff
    8. Jack Russel
    9. Shane Warne
    10. Andy Caddick
    11. Glen McGrath

    12th. Justin Langer

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    Cracking thread..

    LOVED XI
    1. MP Vaughan
    2. D Ganga
    3. DJ Cullinan
    4. R Dravid
    5. M Van Jaarsveld
    6. NC Johnson
    7. MV Boucher
    8. SK Warne
    9. CK Langeveldt
    10. AA Donald
    11. C Ambrose

    Hated XI
    1. MA Hayden
    2. V Sehwag
    3. PA De Silva
    4. A Ranatunga
    5. R Key
    6. K Pietersen
    7. JS Foster
    8. Harbhajan Singh
    9. RJ Peterson
    10. A Nehra
    11. M Muralitharan
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    Favourite XI

    Mike Atherton*
    SS Das
    Michael Vaughan
    Brian Lara
    Stuart Law
    Andrew Flintoff
    Jack Russell+
    Chris Schofield
    Wasim Akram
    Shane Warne
    Dave Mohammed

    only 5 Lancashire players. Nowhere near enough for bias to be called into question...3 wrist spinners, too

    Least favourite XI(I don't 'hate' anybody)

    Arjuna Ranatunga
    Matthew Hayden
    Darren Lehmann (played for Yorkshire *hiss*)
    Brian Lara (again. He's just TOO good)
    Saurav Ganguly
    John Crawley (messed Lancashire around)
    Richard Blakey+ (DIE, YORKSHIRE SCUM!!!!!)
    Andrew Hall (just don't like the look of him)
    Shaun Pollock (ginger. end of story)
    Brett Lee
    Waqar Younis

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    Hayden
    Maher
    Ponting
    Symonds
    Clarke
    Watson
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Gillespie
    Kasprowicz
    McGrath

    vs.

    Sehwag
    Vaughan
    Tendulkar
    Kallis
    Ganguly
    Youhana
    Sangakkara
    Singh
    Ahktar
    Sami
    Muralitharan

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    ^^^^ Pretty much Australia v ROW then?

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    of course. I can't think of any non-australians i'd want. If I were to be biased I would've put more than 5 queenslanders in it, although our four bowlers at the moment are the best combination we've had in years.

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    Daimn!! I can't believe I forgot the incredible Allan Antony Donald! He's like one of my favouritest players eva! Drop Walshie from my team, Allan has to be in it.

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    Just some homebrew analysis for fun....

    My FXI bats down to Polly, who's a recognised allrounder, Lee & Fanie can certainly hold their own when batting, so there's batting to a degree right to #10. Donald or Walsh are both bunnies of the highest order. They also have Waugh & Kirsten, both of the crusty never-give up type batsmen. The HXI bats down to Shane Warne, who while not an allrounder, can hold his end up. I remember Caddick doing a more than decent job, but he and McGrath (despite his 50, geez louise! The world must be ending) are rabbits as well. They have more flair batsmen, but look more likely to crumble like a giant flan than the other team.

    Wicketkeeping balances each other out, Russel is a better keeper, Parore is a better bat. Parore also won't have spin to worry about, except for some overs from Sachin, and he's perfectly adequate for my battery of pacers.

    My FXI can throw up to 8 bowlers at the HXI, with only Waugh & Sachin being considered part-time. And they're pretty decent part timers at that. They've definately got the edge over the 5 man HXI attack with no real part timers to call apon. Sohail and Hick can throw a few down, but they could go for plenty. The HXI however does have a genuine spinner, though I don't think a Kingsmean wicket with a bit of a green tinge is ever going to help the spinners much.

    So I think my faves XI has slightly more firepower in both departments, but it could be an awesome match if both sides fired on all cylinders.

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    1. Gooch
    2. Slater
    3. Lara
    4. Andy Flower (Wkt)
    5. Hooper
    6. Bevan
    7. Flintoff
    8. Chapple
    9. Curtly
    10. Murali
    11. Devon Malcolm

    vs


    1. Langer
    2. Butcher
    3. Ramprakash
    4. Laxman
    5. Hussain
    6. Irani
    7. Ealham
    8. Boucher
    9. Pathan
    10. Croft
    11. Fraser

    at OT of course
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    Favourite XI(minus New Zealanders of course).

    1.V.Sehwag
    2.C.Gayle
    3.J.Kallis
    4.B.Lara
    5.R.Sarwan
    6.T.Samawareewa
    7.S.Watson
    8.T.Taibu
    9.S.Akhtar
    10.M.Muraliduran
    11.J.Anderson

    Hated XI

    1.M.Vaughan
    2.S.Ganguly
    3.R.Ponting
    4.N.Hussain
    5.A.Flintoff
    6.A.Symonds
    7.J.Ontong
    8.G.Hogg
    9.R.Hart
    10.A.Caddick
    11.B.Williams
    ODI XI to match the best
    1.Ryder
    2.McCullum+
    3.Guptill
    4.Taylor
    5.Broom
    6.Oram
    7.Elliott
    8.Vettori*
    9.Mills
    10.Southee
    11.Bond
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    fav XI

    Hayden
    Trescothick
    Ponting
    Kallis
    Clarke
    Dawson+
    Higgs
    Watson
    Lee
    Warne
    McGrath

    hated XI
    G Smith
    Taufeeq Umar
    Dravid
    Laxman
    Imzamam
    Ganguly
    Sangakarra+
    Harbhajan Singh
    Harmison
    Muralitharan
    Vettori

    sorry had to put 3 spinners in my hated team, but those guys really give me the *****...

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    Fave XI

    M Slater
    R Kaluwitharana +
    D Boon*
    R Richardson
    G Blewett
    J Davison
    H Streak
    D Marillier
    WJCVDSERTLC Vaas (slight exaggeration on the initials)
    C McDermott
    M Nagamootoo

    Honourable mentions: M Richardson, D Gough, C Black (WI), L Vincent and A Parore (the only keeper cool enough to get away with wearing short sleeves...and the sweatbands were mad! )

    Least Liked XI...nah, just Hated XI

    M Bell
    G Smith
    PA de Silva
    M Azhurradin*
    M Bevan
    S Malik
    W Hegg+
    B Lee
    N McLean
    P Adams
    D Morrison

    Honourable mentions: A Gilchrist, A Caddick, A Stewart, A Ranatunga, S Law and Nantie Hayward

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    Loved XI:
    1. Andrew Strauss
    2. Marcus North
    3. Shane Watson
    4. Damien Martyn
    5. Michael Clarke (C)
    6. Andrew Flintoff
    7. Adam Gilchrist (W/K)
    8. Beau Casson
    9. Irfan Pathan
    10. Brett Lee
    11. James Anderson
    12th man: VVS Laxman

    Hated XI
    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Graeme Smith
    3. Rahul Dravid (C)
    4. Greg Blewett
    5. Jacques Kallis
    6. Mark Butcher
    7. Wade Seccombe (W/K)
    8. Pat Symcox
    9. Matthew Nicholson
    10. Muttiah Muralidaran
    11. James Kirtley
    12th man: Can't be bothered

    Played at the WACA

    For the record, I breezed through my favourite players, but the hated XI took ages to come up with.

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    oh man whats the deal with so many Matt Haydens in hated XI? Whats wrong with that big christian boy....?
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