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    Icon14 Users 24 years or below - pick your best team

    Hey, i thought id get a thread going where you can pick your best team made up of the best players you have seen in your lifetime.... not before... so no bradman etc. Pick a captain, a vice captain and a 12th man.... place them in their batting line up.... remember this is totally opinionated so i expect heaps of different selections (controversial or not).... I've done mine.. and here it is:

    M Hayden
    R Dravid
    A Border (vc)
    S Tandulka
    B Lara
    S Waugh (c)
    J Kallis
    A Gilchrist
    W Akram
    M Muralithrian
    G McGrath


    R Ponting (12th man)


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    Can't help but think that you're a bowler short there.
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    lol i aint a bowler short.... Kallis is a more than handy bowler and capable of bowling alot, and could do that seeing he is batting so low....

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    I wouldn't ever want somebody as a fourth bowler who's not capable of being selected on bowling alone - Kallis definitely isn't good enough with the ball to be picked if he couldn't bat.


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    yeah thats fair enough, i totally took that into account though, however, in my oppinion i think that on bowling alone he could make up (and generally improve) the make up of nearly every team in the world... maybe except Australia..... the only reason he isnt bowled as much as a front line bowler is because he bats at number 3, and everyone knows how hard it is to bowl for long periods then bat for long periods, this is taken out of the equation, because very rarely (if ever) would he have to bat and bowl for extended periods in the same day.... he is more than capable of performing a support role for akram and mcgrath and murali... any man who has taken 160+ wickets at 30 is a pretty handy backup

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    Icon7 My favourite team (not much older than 24)

    Although im a tad over 24 i thought id put my ultimate team ive seen over the years.

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Rahul Dravid - would let him open to compensate for others.
    3. Sachin Tendulkar
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Steve Waugh (c)
    6. Jacque Kallis
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Shane Warne (vc) - underrated cricket brain. Smarter than most captains.
    9. Wasim Akram
    10. Curtley Ambrose
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Have got 3 front line bowlers all different in their own right. Also Shane Warne to come in and weave his magic and Jacque Kallis to bowl a few overs as well. Steve Waugh the extra option if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgo7
    Although im a tad over 24 i thought id put my ultimate team ive seen over the years.

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Rahul Dravid - would let him open to compensate for others.
    3. Sachin Tendulkar
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Steve Waugh (c)
    6. Jacque Kallis
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Shane Warne (vc) - underrated cricket brain. Smarter than most captains.
    9. Wasim Akram
    10. Curtley Ambrose
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Have got 3 front line bowlers all different in their own right. Also Shane Warne to come in and weave his magic and Jacque Kallis to bowl a few overs as well. Steve Waugh the extra option if needed.
    good team and i really agree on warne, i think the only reason he is overlooked as captain is because of his....well..... off field incidents,lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    M Hayden
    R Dravid
    A Border (vc)
    S Tandulka
    B Lara
    S Waugh (c)
    J Kallis
    A Gilchrist
    W Akram
    M Muralithrian
    G McGrath


    R Ponting (12th man)
    I'd have to say
    Hayden
    Langer- those two are the best opening pair I've seen.
    Dravid
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    S. Waugh (c)
    Botham- can't believe he's not been mentioned
    Warne (vc)
    Akram
    Ambrose
    McGrath

    Muralitharan (12th man)

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    M Hayden
    S Anwar
    R Dravid *
    S Tendulkar
    B Lara
    J Kallis
    A Gilchrist +
    W Akram
    C Ambrose
    M Muralitharan
    G McGrath

    12th Man: S Waugh

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    If someone is under 24, then you would pressume that they would have seen a bit of people like Ambrose, Botham, Dev and a few others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    I wouldn't ever want somebody as a fourth bowler who's not capable of being selected on bowling alone - Kallis definitely isn't good enough with the ball to be picked if he couldn't bat.
    but surely this is what happens a large amount of the time, chris cairns is ( a slighty exxagerated ) example of this?

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    Cairns has always been good enough to be picked as a bowler alone - didn't he open the bowling in his farewell Test. Fifth bowlers (i.e. allrounders - Watson, Kallis, early Flintoff, Bravo, de Bruyn, etc) tend to come into the side on the strength of all-round skill, but there are few fourth bowlers (i.e. number eight batsmen) who aren't frontline bowlers.

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    M.Hayden
    J.Langer
    B.C.Lara
    S.R.Tendulkar
    I.Potato Haq
    J.Kallis
    A.C.Gilchrist
    W.Akram(c)
    S.K.Warne
    C.E.L.Ambrose
    G.D.McGrath

    AWESOME TEAM!

    EDIT : I wouldnt dream of picking a team of favourites without Cronje and Azhar but his team would be the best.
    Last edited by Pratters; 18-12-2004 at 11:31 AM.

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    Hayden
    Langer
    Dravid
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    S Waugh
    Gilchrist(wk)
    Wasim
    Warne
    Ambrose
    McGrath

    People who just missed out: Donald, Flower, Waqar, Murali, Kallis and Ponting

    i wasn't sure about langer until i saw his 2 knocks against pakistan

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baconator
    Hayden
    Langer
    Dravid
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    S Waugh
    Gilchrist(wk)
    Wasim
    Warne
    Ambrose
    McGrath

    People who just missed out: Donald, Flower, Waqar, Murali, Kallis and Ponting

    i wasn't sure about langer until i saw his 2 knocks against pakistan
    i would take murali over wasim and possibly try to fit ponting in somewhere althouhg hard to find a place for him........langer is the only one that could possibly go although disposing of an opener for a upper middle order batsman would probably not be wise

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