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    How many Aussie players would be in your current test + ODI world XI's?

    On current form

    My Current Testside....

    LANGER
    Dravid
    PONTING(c)
    Kallis
    Lara
    GILCHRIST (wk)
    Flintoff
    WARNE
    GILLIESPIE
    Murali
    MCGRATH

    12TH Man ... Tendulkar (sorry but all those others top order batsmen slightly outshining him now IMO)

    Thats 6 Aussies in my current test side...

    One day side......

    GILCHRIST (wk)
    Sehwag
    PONTING (c)
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Flintoff
    SYMONDS
    Vettori
    B.LEE
    Murali
    MCGRATH

    and thats 5 Aussies in my current oneday side

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    In ODI's : FIVE
    - Gilchrist (opener)
    - Ponting (three)
    - Symonds (seven)
    - Gillespie or Lee (nine)
    - McGrath (eleven)

    In Tests : Six
    - Langer (open)
    - Ponting (four)
    - Gilchrist(keeper)
    - Warne(eight)
    - Gillespie(nine)
    - McGrath(eleven)

    It doesnt matter who I put in the other positions, does it ?

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    Tests - six:

    Langer (opener)
    Hayden (opener) - (I know he's in terrible form - but judge the state of openers around the world...the only one challenging is Strauss, and he's unproven, and perhaps Gibbs)
    Ponting (three)
    Gilchrist (six/keeper)
    Warne (nine)
    McGrath (eleven)

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    Tests:
    Langer
    Ponting
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Gillespie
    McGrath

    ODIs:
    Gilchrist
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Hogg
    Lee
    McGrath


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    This is purely on current form, as my ideal team may vary.

    Tests (6)
    Langer
    Martyn
    Gilchrist
    Gillespie
    Warne
    McGrath

    ODIs (5)
    Gilchrist
    Ponting
    Symonds
    Lee (just over Gillespie)
    McGrath

    Pretty much the same as the rest of you, but on pure form alone I'd have Martyn in my test team instead of Ponting. Gillespie I'd usually have ahead of Lee in both forms of the game, since he's one of my favourite bowlers, but if I'm going to judge everyone else based on current form, I have to do the same with him so I'd have Lee in ODI the team. Makes no difference though in terms of the amount of Aussies as he'd just replace Gillespie.

    Obviously the Australians are a strong force in world cricket
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Tests - six:

    Langer (opener)
    Hayden (opener) - (I know he's in terrible form - but judge the state of openers around the world...the only one challenging is Strauss, and he's unproven, and perhaps Gibbs)
    Sehwag's done a mighty fine job opening. Four 50s and three 100s in 2004 at an average of 63.39.

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    Tests (7)
    LANGER
    Sehwag
    PONTING
    Dravid
    Lara
    Kallis
    GILCHRIST
    WARNE
    GILLESPIE
    KASPROWICZ
    MCGRATH

    ODIs (5)
    GILCHRIST
    Gayle
    PONTING
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Flintoff
    CLARKE
    Vettori
    Vaas
    LEE
    MCGRATH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Sehwag's done a mighty fine job opening. Four 50s and three 100s in 2004 at an average of 63.39.
    How many against Bangladesh?

    Yeh, probably forgot Sehwag. All the Indians keep moaning about the state of their openers, see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    How many against Bangladesh?
    Bangladesh is actually his bogey side, it seems. Average of 11.50 against them.

    He averages 50+ against Australia (50.87), South Africa (68.50), West Indies (57.20), Zimbabwe (74.00) and Pakistan (109.50). He's scored almost a third of his test runs against Australia too, far more than any other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Bangladesh is actually his bogey side, it seems. Average of 11.50 against them.

    He averages 50+ against Australia (50.87), South Africa (68.50), West Indies (57.20), Zimbabwe (74.00) and Pakistan (109.50). He's scored almost a third of his test runs against Australia too, far more than any other side.
    Wow. Make that five Aussies, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    How many against Bangladesh?

    Yeh, probably forgot Sehwag. All the Indians keep moaning about the state of their openers, see.
    Not many actually

    He actually likes scoring against Australia. But he doesn't discriminate, he generally scores runs against everyone.

    Whenever you hear Indians complaining about our state of openers, its generally the 'other guy'. Usually surrounding the idiotic idea of putting Yuvraj in there.

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    Just out of curiosity, who else are people putting in the bowlers spots in the tests? Murali I can understand, although I didn't consider him as he hasn't been playing, but what seamer would be picked on current/recent form ahead of Gillespie and Kasprowicz? I nearly put Shoaib in there, but Kasprowicz has outplayed him since his return I feel. Harmison is out of form, Pollock might be a chance, but again probably hasn't beat either Gillespie or Kasprowicz out recently... Hoggard?

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    I put Pollock, mainly because I think he can still do it, and takes a lot of wickets per match - in contrast to Gillespie and Kasprowicz who are well-rated workhorses behind the stars McGrath and Warne (and do that job very, very well IMO). It also gives a long batting depth. Considered putting Flintoff in too, but Kallis made him redundant.

    Full eleven, then:

    Langer
    Sehwag
    Ponting
    Dravid
    Kallis
    Lara
    Gilchrist
    Pollock
    Warne
    Muralitharan
    McGrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    I put Pollock, mainly because I think he can still do it, and takes a lot of wickets per match - in contrast to Gillespie and Kasprowicz who are well-rated workhorses behind the stars McGrath and Warne (and do that job very, very well IMO). It also gives a long batting depth. Considered putting Flintoff in too, but Kallis made him redundant.

    Full eleven, then:

    Langer
    Sehwag
    Ponting
    Dravid
    Kallis
    Lara
    Gilchrist
    Pollock
    Warne
    Muralitharan
    McGrath
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Just out of curiosity, who else are people putting in the bowlers spots in the tests? Murali I can understand, although I didn't consider him as he hasn't been playing, but what seamer would be picked on current/recent form ahead of Gillespie and Kasprowicz? I nearly put Shoaib in there, but Kasprowicz has outplayed him since his return I feel. Harmison is out of form, Pollock might be a chance, but again probably hasn't beat either Gillespie or Kasprowicz out recently... Hoggard?
    Umm, it depends. McGrath and Gillespie are always my first two chosen seamers, and if I choose 2 spinners (which I usually do with my Test XI) I choose Warne and Murali. If you discount Murali because of his injury, I'd place Kumble in his place.

    That's of course if I choose 2 spinners. Choosing 3 seamers, I'd choose Akhtar over Kasprowicz. I'm sure a huge load of statistics could be thrown at me that Kasprowicz performed better in 2004 than Akhtar, but I feel Akhtar bowled well during the Australian test series. Yes, arguments can be made for his behaviour and disciple on field, his constant injuries etc. Been done to death. I still think Akhtar and McGrath opening the bowling, along with Gillespie first change would be very exciting to see.

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