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    all round team (unbeatable)

    1.C. Gayle
    2.V. Shewag
    3.J. Kallis
    4.S. Afridi
    5.A Symonds
    6.A.. Flintoff
    7.A.. Gilchrist
    8.A . Razzaque
    9.D. Bravo
    10.S. Watson
    11.I. Patan

    would you think an all round team like that be unbeatable in both test an oneday team, what are your thoughts i just pulled those players of the top of my head so make changes if you want.

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    would get mashed by the current aussie side. their batting is too brittle in my opinion. Especially the middle order if it were exposed. Afridi and Symonds might struggle too often. There really isn't a strike bowler either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    would get mashed by the current aussie side. their batting is too brittle in my opinion. Especially the middle order if it were exposed. Afridi and Symonds might struggle too often. There really isn't a strike bowler either
    But that would mean Symonds playing for both teams.

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    haha yeah good point... ok let's take symonds out and put bracken in his spot...

    My point still remains however...

    A very good captain would be vital to the success of an all round team.


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    Shane Watson at no. 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    would get mashed by the current aussie side. their batting is too brittle in my opinion. Especially the middle order if it were exposed. Afridi and Symonds might struggle too often. There really isn't a strike bowler either
    I'd say Flintoff's a strike bowler, but he's the only one. On a flat track against Bangladesh that side would rack up 400-450, but on a greentop against Australia they'd capitulate and fall in a heap, perhaps with the exception of Kallis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by symonds

    would you think an all round team like that be unbeatable in both test an oneday team, what are your thoughts i just pulled those players of the top of my head so make changes if you want.
    A team like this can be quite competitive in a one day scenario. In tests you need specialists much more - bowlers as well as batsmen. So it wouldnt really be a good test team.

    Also if you really want an unbeatable team for tests, chose 11 superb batsmen. That can mean chances of draws!

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    yeah one day cricket is definately an all rounders scene... once again however a good captain would be vital...

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    Well if Gilchrist is eligible, so are all the other keepers, so that helps matters a bit.

    Also, I really think its stretching it to call Sehwag an allrounder! Gayle and Pathan are borderline as well.

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    Watson at 5? you're being a bit generous aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    Watson at 5? you're being a bit generous aren't you?
    Some would say it's generous to include him in an All-Rounders XI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    Watson at 5? you're being a bit generous aren't you?
    He's a top order batsman, naturally. None of those who are below him in that batting order are.
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    Yeah but this is at international level. even Vettori has a better record than him at this stage...that's not to suggest that Watson CAN'T ever make it as a top/middle order batsman though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    Watson at 5? you're being a bit generous aren't you?
    I tried to pick people that would be comfortable playing in those positions. Watson has the technique to bat #4 or #5 easily, while I doubt those that followed him really did. Thats not saying that Watson is a better batsman than the likes of Flintoff, Oram etc - just that Watson would be better at #5 than those batsmen, based on the theory of comparitive advantage.

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    Given his current batting, Brett Lee might be able to manage a spot as the strike bowler.
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