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    "Gavaskar leads World XI selectors" ... who would you select?

    http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_data...02FEB2005.html

    Since the panel will name a 30-man Super Series preliminary squad in April, let's try to predict their selections. Remember, 30 for now, not the final squad ...

    here is my list:
    B. Lara(WI)
    C. Gayle(WI)
    R. Sarwan(WI)
    A. Strauss(ENG)
    M. Trescothick(ENG)
    A. Flintoff(ENG)
    S. Harmison(ENG)
    A. Giles(ENG)
    J. Kallis(SA)
    H. Gibbs(SA)
    G. Smith(SA)
    S. Pollock(SA)
    M. Ntini(SA)
    I. Ul-Haq(PAK)
    Y. Youhana(PAK)
    S. Akhtar(PAK)
    R. Dravid(IND)
    V. Sehwag(IND)
    S. Tendulkar(IND)
    A. Kumble(IND)
    H. Singh(IND)
    I. Pathan(IND)
    K. Sangakarra(SRI)
    S. Jayasuriya(SRI)
    M. Muralitharan(SRI)
    C. Vaas(SRI)
    S. Fleming(NZ)
    C. Cairns(NZ)
    J. Oram(NZ)
    D. Vettori(NZ)
    sorry:chanderpaul,thorpe,malik,laxman,jayawardene, atapattu and others ...

    open to respectful criticism ...

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    btw, the LG rankings played a considerable role in my selection process (there were several other factors as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_data...02FEB2005.html

    Since the panel will name a 30-man Super Series preliminary squad in April, let's try to predict their selections. Remember, 30 for now, not the final squad ...

    here is my list:
    B. Lara(WI)
    C. Gayle(WI)
    R. Sarwan(WI)
    A. Strauss(ENG)
    M. Trescothick(ENG)
    A. Flintoff(ENG)
    S. Harmison(ENG)
    A. Giles(ENG)
    J. Kallis(SA)
    H. Gibbs(SA)
    G. Smith(SA)
    S. Pollock(SA)
    M. Ntini(SA)
    I. Ul-Haq(PAK)
    Y. Youhana(PAK)
    S. Akhtar(PAK)
    R. Dravid(IND)
    V. Sehwag(IND)
    S. Tendulkar(IND)
    A. Kumble(IND)
    H. Singh(IND)
    I. Pathan(IND)
    K. Sangakarra(SRI)
    S. Jayasuriya(SRI)
    M. Muralitharan(SRI)
    C. Vaas(SRI)
    S. Fleming(NZ)
    C. Cairns(NZ)
    J. Oram(NZ)
    D. Vettori(NZ)
    sorry:chanderpaul,thorpe,malik,laxman,jayawardene, atapattu and others ...

    open to respectful criticism ...
    Doesn't make much sense to me. Surely the bulk of the players would come from the better ranked oneday sides.

    In your outer squad of 30, you've included 6 players from India (the 8th ranked ODI side), 5 from S.Africa (the 7th ranked side) and only 4 from NZ and Sri-lanka (the 2nd and 3rd ranked sides respectively) and just 3 from Pakistan (the 4th ranked).

    Seems a bit backwards to me??

    Also not even a sorry for Astle (the star ODI batsmen in the 2nd ranked team??)

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    Tests:

    V.Sehwag
    H.Gibbs
    R.Dravid (capt)
    S.Tendulkar
    B.Lara
    J.Kallis/A.Flintoff(depends on whether you want bowling allrounder or batting allrounder)
    K.Sangakkara(wkt)
    S.Pollock
    S.Akhtar
    A.Kumble
    M.Muralitharan

    ODIs:

    S.Tendulkar
    S.Fleming(capt)
    R.Sarwan
    B.Lara
    Inzamam
    R.Dravid(wkt)
    S.Afridi
    S.Pollock
    I.Pathan
    S.Akhtar
    M.Muralitharan


    The team should be something like this.......but i wouldnt be surprised if a more diverse nationality-base is adopted.


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    G. Smith should not be there on current form, maybe Astle to replace him, Harbhajan has not played a lot of cricket recently, or performed well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    Tests:

    V.Sehwag
    H.Gibbs
    R.Dravid (capt)
    S.Tendulkar
    B.Lara
    J.Kallis/A.Flintoff(depends on whether you want bowling allrounder or batting allrounder)
    K.Sangakkara(wkt)
    S.Pollock
    S.Akhtar
    A.Kumble
    M.Muralitharan

    ODIs:

    S.Tendulkar
    S.Fleming(capt)
    R.Sarwan
    B.Lara
    Inzamam
    R.Dravid(wkt)
    S.Afridi
    S.Pollock
    I.Pathan
    S.Akhtar
    M.Muralitharan


    The team should be something like this.......but i wouldnt be surprised if a more diverse nationality-base is adopted.

    Oneday team without Cairns and Flintoff??

    I've focused on players who have excelled against Australia in Aust in most cases.

    Mine would be....

    Tests

    Sehwag
    Dravid (Has technique to open with the lineup to follow)
    Tendulkar
    Lara (c) -Like to see him captain this line up
    Kallis
    Laxman
    Sangakara(wk)
    Pollock/Vettori (pollock if seamers pitch, Vettori if spin)
    Harmison
    Muraili
    Aktar

    One day team

    Sehwag
    Fleming (c)
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Cairns
    Flintoff
    Sanagkara/Mccullum(wk)
    Pollock
    Vettori
    Atkar
    Murali

    Although he's having a great VB series. I wouldn't have Afridi as Both Cairns and Flintoff can be equally as damaging with the bat and are both much better bowlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    Tests:

    V.Sehwag
    H.Gibbs
    R.Dravid (capt)
    S.Tendulkar
    B.Lara
    J.Kallis/A.Flintoff(depends on whether you want bowling allrounder or batting allrounder)
    K.Sangakkara(wkt)
    S.Pollock
    S.Akhtar
    A.Kumble
    M.Muralitharan

    ODIs:

    S.Tendulkar
    S.Fleming(capt)
    R.Sarwan
    B.Lara
    Inzamam
    R.Dravid(wkt)
    S.Afridi
    S.Pollock
    I.Pathan
    S.Akhtar
    M.Muralitharan


    The team should be something like this.......but i wouldnt be surprised if a more diverse nationality-base is adopted.
    I think youve got it just about right, except Lara should be captain over Dravid anyday
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    Seeing that Clive Lloyd is in the selection panel, I don't think Michael Vaughan will be in the team

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    If you play murali, you've gotta play sangakkara as he's the only keeper who can pick his balls etc.

    I mean that in a cricket way you dirty buggers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12th Man
    If you play murali, you've gotta play sangakkara as he's the only keeper who can pick his balls etc.

    I mean that in a cricket way you dirty buggers
    hahahahahaha

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    Allot going to happen over the next couple of months before the series. I think the Ashes will have a big factor on who plays. If the some of the english players have good ashes series they will be walk up starts but if they have average ones or poor ones then u might not have many in the team. Also the fitness of quicks will be a big factor, i've picked Bond, harmison and Akhtar, but it is unlikely they will or be fit. Also Murali is a consern.

    Test Team
    1. V.Shewag
    2. S.Fleming (c) ( I hear he is going to open for NZ maybe, if he has a ok season it would be hard to pick other in front of him, unless Strauss has a brillant Ashes)
    3. B.Lara
    4. S.Tendulkar
    5. R.Dravid
    6. J.Kallis
    7. K.Sangakkara
    8. A.Flintoff (If he has a good Ashes unlikey, but u never know, if he has a bad one then I.Pathan)
    9. S.Harmison (Good Ashes, if not Bond if fit)
    10. S.Akhtar
    11. M.Muralitharan
    12th man: S.Bond (S.Pollock if unfit)
    Resevre Spinner: D.Kaneria
    Reserver Batsmen: A.Strauss

    ODI Squad (14 Players)
    1. V.Shewag
    2. C.Gayle
    3. B.Lara
    4. S.Tendulkar
    5. S.Fleming (c)
    6. J.Kallis
    7. K. Sangakkara (wk)
    8. A.Flintoff
    9. C.Carins
    10. J.Oram
    11. M.Muralithran
    12. S. Pollock
    13. C.Vaas
    14. I.Pathan
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Doesn't make much sense to me. Surely the bulk of the players would come from the better ranked oneday sides.
    Is that a Test or ODI list?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    S.Tendulkar
    S.Fleming(capt)
    R.Sarwan
    B.Lara
    Inzamam
    R.Dravid(wkt)
    S.Afridi
    S.Pollock
    I.Pathan
    S.Akhtar
    M.Muralitharan


    The team should be something like this.......but i wouldnt be surprised if a more diverse nationality-base is adopted.
    So you leave out 4 of the best ranked All Rounder in ODIs (Flintoff, Gayle, Malik, Cairns) but instead select Afridi?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    Also the fitness of quicks will be a big factor, i've picked Bond
    Yes, but why have you picked him in the Test team, and not in the ODI one?

    Definitely the wrong way round.

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    Malik is 'currently' not an allrounder.
    ICC has prohibited him from bowling and dunno when they will lift that restriction. And as a batsman alone, he doenst cut it.
    Cairns and Flintoff are viable options too,especially Cairns.
    Wouldnt mind either of those two but i selected Afridi because he is a bigger hitter of the ball than those two.
    The position in question is the number 7 slot,where your job is to slog away. Afridi is a riskier option than Cairns(Flintoff is thereabouts) but a faster scorer....
    a 30 from 15 balls or 20 from 7 balls is much more likely with Afridi than Cairns.
    The batting order up top is strong, so i dont think the #7 will be required to play a long innings(where Cairns is deciededly better than Afridi) but a 10-15 ball slogfest(where Afridi is better)

    As per Gayle.....he has regressed in the ODI arena...he is a good choice too but i feel that Fleming brings more in terms of captaincy and batting than gayle does opening in australia.

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