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    Team Built For <<Challenge>>

    Simple concept. Pick your XI for particular situations. This is the team of players you'd most back to achieve the given goal. Please use players that you've actually witnessed first hand.

    Now keep in mind that the team must be a typical XI. That is, it can't be packed with 11 batsmen or 11 bowlers. It must follow the general rules of team constitution.

    To start...

    1st CHALLENGE: Team Built For <<Survival>>
    GOAL: Bat for 2 days on a seaming wicket against McGrath, Gillespie, Walsh and Ambrose. The target is inconsequential. Survival is the key.

    Mike Atherton
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    Graham Thorpe
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Andy Flower (wk)
    Shaun Pollock
    Daniel Vettori
    Ian Bradshaw
    Matthew Hoggard
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    Good thread, will need plenty of thought!!
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    I can't think of who to replace him with off the top of my head, but given the bowlers include Walsh, Ambrose and McGrath I wouldn't have one of their favourite victims Atherton there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Simple concept. Pick your XI for particular situations. This is the team of players you'd most back to achieve the given goal. Please use players that you've actually witnessed first hand.

    Now keep in mind that the team must be a typical XI. That is, it can't be packed with 11 batsmen or 11 bowlers. It must follow the general rules of team constitution.

    To start...

    1st CHALLENGE: Team Built For <<Survival>>
    GOAL: Bat for 2 days on a seaming wicket against McGrath, Gillespie, Walsh and Ambrose. The target is inconsequential. Survival is the key.

    Mike Atherton
    Gary Kirsten
    Nasser Hussain
    Rahul Dravid
    Graham Thorpe
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Andy Flower (wk)
    Shaun Pollock
    Daniel Vettori
    Ian Bradshaw
    Matthew Hoggard
    Atherton has no chance against those bowlers. Have you seen how many times he was dismissed for low scores when confronted by Ambrose and McGrath? Replace him with Richardson and Kallis should be in there somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Please use players that you've actually witnessed first hand.
    Quote Originally Posted by twctopcat
    Boycott
    Gavaskar
    Kirsten
    Dravid (wk)
    Bradman
    S.Waugh
    Thorpe
    Pollock
    Imran
    Benaud
    Marshall

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    whoops, perhaps read small print next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra
    Atherton has no chance against those bowlers. Have you seen how many times he was dismissed for low scores when confronted by Ambrose and McGrath? Replace him with Richardson and Kallis should be in there somewhere.
    Atherton fair enough, but who would you take out for Kallis?

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    why pick bowlers at all if the objective is to survive/bat for 2 days...?

    can't you pack your xi with 11 batsmen?

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    personally id have martin crowe and even though i didnt get the chance to watch too much of this player, andrew jones(surprise surprise). other common names include jimmy adams and mark taylor, both of whom were the finest exponents of padding absolutely everything and blocking full tosses.
    and if you are looking for a bowler who can frustrate bowlers with his batting try ian salisbury. i will never forget his 28 from 162 balls( and 20 sometin of 100 balls in the next inning) in india in 93.
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    Situation - really flat track

    Hayden
    Tresco
    Vaughan
    Kallis
    Lara
    Gilchrist
    Flintoff
    Pollock
    Warne
    Murali
    Mcgrath

    Not much time to think about it but its basically a side you might like to have if the pitch was very flat, all good strokemakers, likely to score at a high rate. And a bowling attack full of patience and 2 spinners

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    That's about the only good thing he did for England though wasn't it?! (Salisbury)
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    Scenario 1 - Seaming wicket, Mcgrath etc

    1. J.Langer
    2. G. Kirsten
    3. R.Dravid
    4. J.Kalis
    5. A.De Silva
    6. S.Waugh (c)
    7. D.Richardson (wk)
    8. B.Macmillan
    9. S.Pollock
    10. P.Symcox
    11. J.Gillespie

    Scenario 2 - Flat track

    1. A.Strauss
    2. V.Sehwag
    3. R.Ponting
    4 J.Kallis
    5. B.Lara
    6. A.Gilchrist
    7. A.Flintoff
    8. S.Pollock
    9. C.Vaas
    10. S.Warne
    11. M.Murali
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil
    why pick bowlers at all if the objective is to survive/bat for 2 days...?

    can't you pack your xi with 11 batsmen?
    Because it's a match situation... and because I stated it in my initial post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    That's about the only good thing he did for England though wasn't it?! (Salisbury)
    id say his performances with the bat were more promising than his performances with the ball. scored a 50 in his 2nd test against pakistan, and also managed to score a crucial 36 in the game where ambrose demolished england for 46. seemed to like batting against pakistan though, averaged 42 in his final series against them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galactic_Soap
    Scenario 2 - Flat track

    1. A.Strauss
    why?

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