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    World XI fantasy ODI team

    I was just wondering, if we were to put together a WORLD XI team, for an ODI game...Please don't mention players who have retired from ODI etc. (like Warne)

    My World XI ODI team would be:

    1) Adam Gilchrist (batsman/wicket keeper, australia)
    2) Sachin Tendulkar (batsman, india)
    3) Ricky Ponting (batsman, australia) (captain)
    4) Brian Lara (batsman, west indies)
    5) Jacques Kallis (all rounder, south africa)
    6) Andrew Flintoff (all rounder, england)
    7) Chris Gayle (all rounder, west indies)
    8) Shaun Pollock (all rounder, south africa)
    9) Muttiah Muralitharan (bowler, sri lanka)
    10) Shoaib Akthar (bowler, pakistan)
    11) Glenn McGrath (bowler, australia)

    So?
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    Gilchrist - WK batsman - Aust
    Gayle - Batsman - WI
    Ponting* - Batsman Captain - Aust
    Lara - Batsman - WI
    Tendulkar - Batsman - WI
    Kallis - Batsman - RSA
    Symonds - AR - Aust
    Flintoff - AR - ENG
    Cairns - AR - NZ
    Lee - Bowler - Aust
    McGrath - Bowler - Aust

    2 bowlers and 6 all rounders (or batsmen who bowl) should be able to get through 50 overs, tendulkar bowls a few as well.

    bats down to number 9, with Lee also a pretty useful batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    2 bowlers and 6 all rounders (or batsmen who bowl) should be able to get through 50 overs, tendulkar bowls a few as well.
    Flintoff, Gayle and Cairns are more than just batsmen who bowl, they're 10 over a game men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Flintoff, Gayle and Cairns are more than just batsmen who bowl, they're 10 over a game men.
    yeah well they're not aussies either
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster10
    I was just wondering, if we were to put together a WORLD XI team, for an ODI game...Please don't mention players who have retired from ODI etc. (like Warne)

    My World XI ODI team would be:

    1) Adam Gilchrist (batsman/wicket keeper, australia)
    2) Sachin Tendulkar (batsman, india)
    3) Ricky Ponting (batsman, australia) (captain)
    4) Brian Lara (batsman, west indies)
    5) Jacques Kallis (all rounder, south africa)
    6) Andrew Flintoff (all rounder, england)
    7) Chris Gayle (all rounder, west indies)
    8) Shaun Pollock (all rounder, south africa)
    9) Muttiah Muralitharan (bowler, sri lanka)
    10) Shoaib Akthar (bowler, pakistan)
    11) Glenn McGrath (bowler, australia)

    So?
    Brilliant selection , but Gayle seems out of place at 7. Instead if he opens and Sachin moves to three the Team is ideal IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryce
    yeah well they're not aussies either
    Good spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    Brilliant selection , but Gayle seems out of place at 7. Instead if he opens and Sachin moves to three the Team is ideal IMO.
    Yeah I quite didn't like Gayle at 7 either, but I know Sachin definitely is most destructive opening so I didn't want to compromise his position.
    Since you mentioned maybe Gilchrist can move to 7 (since he does that in Tests anyway, and we all know he only knows one way to play, irrespective of position)

    So the new revised order would be

    1) Chris Gayle (all rounder, west indies)
    2) Sachin Tendulkar (batsman, india)
    3) Ricky Ponting (batsman, australia) (captain)
    4) Brian Lara (batsman, west indies)
    5) Jacques Kallis (all rounder, south africa)
    6) Andrew Flintoff (all rounder, england)
    7) Adam Gilchrist (batsman/wicket keeper, australia)
    8) Shaun Pollock (all rounder, south africa)
    9) Muttiah Muralitharan (bowler, sri lanka)
    10) Shoaib Akthar (bowler, pakistan)
    11) Glenn McGrath (bowler, australia)

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    Funny while putting these top eleven ODI players, here is the break down country wise:

    Australia - 3,
    South Africa - 2,
    West Indies - 2,
    India - 1,
    Pakistan - 1,
    Sri Lanka - 1,
    England - 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    Gilchrist - WK batsman - Aust
    Gayle - Batsman - WI
    Ponting* - Batsman Captain - Aust
    Lara - Batsman - WI
    Tendulkar - Batsman - WI
    Kallis - Batsman - RSA
    Symonds - AR - Aust
    Flintoff - AR - ENG
    Cairns - AR - NZ
    Lee - Bowler - Aust
    McGrath - Bowler - Aust

    2 bowlers and 6 all rounders (or batsmen who bowl) should be able to get through 50 overs, tendulkar bowls a few as well.

    bats down to number 9, with Lee also a pretty useful batsman.
    When did Tendulkar play for West Indies???

    Anyway I'd open with Tendulkar and keep Rahul in place of Gayle
    And I didn't find any spinner there...so Symonds is out and in comes Daniel Vettori = definitely NOT over-rated
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    tendulkar bowls a few as well.
    If in a World XI team I have to even think of bowling Tendulkar, then obviously something is not quite right.

    I also don't expect any bowler to bat either...I leave that role to a batsman or an all rounder. Run's scored by a bowler should be looked as bonus.

    In fact, with a World XI team, I shouldn't even think of having a time where a tail ender would have to bat, my top 7 should be able to do the job quite comfortably of scoring the runs.
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    dravid???

    he should definitely have been in here, but i guess its an ODI and not a Test team so it makes some sense ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikhil1772
    Anyway I'd open with Tendulkar and keep Rahul in place of Gayle
    And I didn't find any spinner there...so Symonds is out and in comes Daniel Vettori = definitely NOT over-rated
    Take out one of the best ODI allrounders and batsmen in the game right now and replace him with a good ODI batsman. Dravid is not an outstanding ODI player, but is better than most. Not sure I see the sense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikhil1772
    Anyway I'd open with Tendulkar and keep Rahul in place of Gayle
    And I didn't find any spinner there...so Symonds is out and in comes Daniel Vettori = definitely NOT over-rated
    Well, Gayle is in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Well, Gayle is in there.
    Ok fine but Rahul's gotta be there too...rather is a must

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Take out one of the best ODI allrounders and batsmen in the game right now and replace him with a good ODI batsman. Dravid is not an outstanding ODI player, but is better than most. Not sure I see the sense...
    Dont know about you but I think people dont see Dravid as an outstanding ODI player only because he doesn't hit sixes often thats not fair...
    He's better than most?...Sometimes he's better than ALL OF THEM when the team is in need

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