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    Can't believe Sehwag, Zaheer and Sangakkara are already 30. Makes me feel old...

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    Would probably fancy the under-30s there. Tough call indeed though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    Can't believe Sehwag, Zaheer and Sangakkara are already 30. Makes me feel old...
    Likewise, when the likes of Vaughan, Ponting, Kallis, Laxman and Gibbs passed the big three-zero.
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    Another dig for this to see if youth or experience would hold sway.

    Think currently I'd be looking at something like this:

    Under 30 XI

    1) AN Cook (26)
    2) G Gambhir (29)
    3) HM Amla (28)
    4) LRPL Taylor* (27)
    5) IR Bell (29)
    6) AB de Villiers (27)
    7) MJ Prior+ (29)
    8) SCJ Broad (25)
    9) Shakib Al Hasan (24)
    10) DW Steyn (28)
    11) JM Anderson (29)

    30 & Over XI

    1) GC Smith* (30)
    2) SR Watson (30)
    3) R Dravid (38)
    4) JH Kallis (35)
    5) KC Sangakkara (33)
    6) KP Pietersen (31)
    7) BJ Haddin+ (33)
    8) DL Vettori (32)
    9) GP Swann (32)
    10) DE Bollinger (30)
    11) CS Martin (36)


    Haven't considered injured players or else Zak and Sehwag would be mortals for the over 30s.

    Genuinely struggling for seamers for the old men, but Watson and Kallis can send down a few. Few months & Tremmers and Mitch will be eligible tho.

    I'd take the under 30s, myself.
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    I'd rejig the 30s top 3 by shunting one of the openers out for Trott. Him or Dravid can open.

    Under 30s would win, better attack and opening pair. Over 30s have the better middle order (which should be the case most of the time really) but I think the young uns have the edge.
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    Is Ryan Harris fit? I'd have him over Vettori

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    Hard to find a fault with your conclusion, Brumby, thanks to the difference in bowlers. The young'uns would also have Morkel in reserve.

    Can we not find a place for Tendulkar? KP would likely be the one to go, though. I would also try to squeeze Dilshan in there if I could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Is Ryan Harris fit? I'd have him over Vettori
    Yeah, fair call. He's in Oz's test squad for SL.

    Had overlooked him completely, tbh. Apologies Rhino.

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    Misbah should be in the over 30 squad. He is 37 and is in phenomenal form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Another dig for this to see if youth or experience would hold sway.

    Think currently I'd be looking at something like this:

    Under 30 XI

    1) AN Cook (26)
    2) G Gambhir (29)
    3) HM Amla (28)
    4) LRPL Taylor* (27)
    5) IR Bell (29)
    6) AB de Villiers (27)
    7) MJ Prior+ (29)
    8) SCJ Broad (25)
    9) Shakib Al Hasan (24)
    10) DW Steyn (28)
    11) JM Anderson (29)

    30 & Over XI

    1) GC Smith* (30)
    2) SR Watson (30)
    3) R Dravid (38)
    4) JH Kallis (35)
    5) KC Sangakkara (33)
    6) KP Pietersen (31)
    7) BJ Haddin+ (33)
    8) DL Vettori (32)
    9) GP Swann (32)
    10) DE Bollinger (30)
    11) CS Martin (36)


    Haven't considered injured players or else Zak and Sehwag would be mortals for the over 30s.

    Genuinely struggling for seamers for the old men, but Watson and Kallis can send down a few. Few months & Tremmers and Mitch will be eligible tho.

    I'd take the under 30s, myself.
    Brumby writing off Sachin again after one series, even in an over 30 XI?

    I don't see how you can have Sanga over Sachin. They both had a relatively poor England series. Except Sachin's 18-24 months before that was better, including winning test player of the year. Surely he makes an over 30 team.
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    Also, shakib down at 9 seems unfair. Should bat ahead of Broad. In fact, drop Taylor, play Prior & Shakib at 6&7 and play Morkel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Brumby writing off Sachin again after one series, even in an over 30 XI?

    I don't see how you can have Sanga over Sachin. They both had a relatively poor England series. Except Sachin's 18-24 months before that was better, including winning test player of the year. Surely he makes an over 30 team.
    He has a case, obvz. But one can only pick so many batsmen & he doesn't look in great nick just now. There's also no Ponting, Clarke, Trott, Jayawardene, Chanderpaul, Laxman, etc.

    & Sanga did score a ton in a game that was saved too.

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    And Dravid scored 3 tons in losses too. I kid of course.

    Fair enough, I guess we disagree in terms of how much weight you're putting into the last two months. I generally make combined XIs over a minimum of 12-18 months, especially considering how some countries play more cricket than others at certain points of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Also, shakib down at 9 seems unfair. Should bat ahead of Broad. In fact, drop Taylor, play Prior & Shakib at 6&7 and play Morkel.
    Assuming Broad maintains form, Steyn/Anderson/Morkel/Broad is one of the most hilariously overpowered pace attacks you could ever see.
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