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    Yet another XI thread. Northern vs Southern Hemispheres

    Forgive me if this has been done before


    Just thinking today about a Northern vs Southern hemisphere series to be played all over the world. Who would you choose?

    I thought about all time XI's & current XI's and who would make the cut and who wouldn't.

    I'm interested in what you all think and all the different kinds of combinations that could be put together.

    Perhaps to make things easier, it could be broken down into types of teams:

    All time
    Currently playing based on recent form (say the year of 2005)
    Current players overall career records.

    And for those of you bad with geography
    North teams: England, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh
    South teams: Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Zimbabwe


    There would be ODI's as well as tests, played at:

    Sydney Cricket Ground
    Melbourne Cricket Ground
    Newlands
    New Wanderers
    Basin Reserve

    Lord's
    Kensington Oval
    Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
    Multan Cricket Stadium
    Eden Gardens


    So keep these in mind (pitch conditions) when picking teams...
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    South team:
    J Langer
    G Smith
    R Ponting *
    J Kallis
    S Fleming
    D Martyn
    A Gilchrist +
    S Warne
    S Pollock
    M Ntini
    G McGrath
    12th man: H Streak
    Rest of Squad: Vettori, Gibbs, Hayden
    cud use Vettori if 2nd spinner is required esp at Sydney

    North Team:
    V Sehwag
    M Vaughan
    R Dravid *
    S Tendulkar
    B Lara
    I Ul-Haq
    K Sangakarra +
    A Flintoff
    S Akhtar
    S Harmison/A Kumble
    M Muralitharan
    12th man: whoever misses out between Harmy and Kumble
    Rest of Squad: Trescothick, Vaas, Ashraful (token Bangla)

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    well i'll start by naming my teams based on current players (taking into account recent form but more importantly overall talent/record).

    Test Squads
    Northern XI
    1 Virender Sehwag, 2 Kumar Sangakarra (wk), 3 Rahul Dravid (vc), 4 Sachin Tendulkar, 5 Brian Lara, 6 Inzamam-ul-Haq (c), 7 Andrew Flintoff,
    8 Irfan Pathan, 9 Shoaib Akhtar, 10 Anil Kumble, 11 Muttiah Muralitharan, 12th Man: Marcus Trescothick/Chaminda Vaas

    Southern XI
    1 Graeme Smith (vc), 2 Matthew Hayden, 3 Ricky Ponting (c), 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 Herschelle Gibbs, 6 Damien Martyn, 7 Adam Gilchrist (wk),
    8 Shaun Pollock, 9 Shane Warne, 10 Glenn McGrath, 11 Makhaya Ntini, 12th Man: Daniel Vettori

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    Current Form XIs
    Northern Hemisphere
    1. V Sehwag
    2. M Trescothick
    3. M Vaughan*
    4. S Tendulkar
    5. Inzamam-ul-Haq
    6. K Sangakkara+
    7. A Flintoff
    8. A Kumble
    9. M Hoggard
    10. Rana Naved-ul-hasan
    11. Shoaib Akhtar

    Southern Hemisphere
    1. G Smith
    2. M Hayden
    3. J Kallis
    4. R Ponting
    5. D Martyn
    6. A Gilchrist+
    7. D Vettori
    8. S Warne*
    9. B Lee
    10. G McGrath
    11. M Ntini
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    All Time XIs
    Northern Hemisphere
    1. JB Hobbs
    2. SM Gavaskar
    3. IVA Richards
    4. SR Tendulkar
    5. GS Sobers
    6. LEG Ames+
    7. IT Botham
    8. Imran Khan
    9. M Marshall
    10. BS Bedi*
    11. M Muralitharan

    Southern Hemisphere
    1. GM Turner
    2. BA Richards
    3. DG Bradman
    4. GS Chappell
    5. RG Pollock
    6. MD Crowe
    7. AC Gilchrist+
    8. RJ Hadlee
    9. MJ Procter
    10. SK Warne
    11. DK Lillee
    Last edited by LongHopCassidy; 20-12-2005 at 04:38 AM.

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    Northern XI
    1. ME Trescothick
    2. KC Sangakkara+
    3. R Dravid
    4. SR Tendulkar
    5. BC Lara
    6. Inzamam-ul-Haq*
    7. A Flintoff
    8. WPUJC Vaas
    9. Shoaib Akhtar
    10. SJ Harmison
    11. M Muralitharan

    Southern XI
    1. ML Hayden
    2. GC Smith*
    3. JL Langer
    4. RT Ponting
    5. HH Gibbs
    6. JH Kallis
    7. AC Gilchrist+
    8. DL Vettori
    9. SM Pollock
    10. SK Warne
    11. GD McGrath

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    Current Form XI's:

    Test South:
    1. G Smith (c)
    2. M Hayden
    3. J Langer
    4. R Ponting (vc)
    5. J Kallis
    6. B McCullum (wk)
    7. S Pollock
    8. D Vettori
    9. S Warne
    10. B Lee
    11. G McGrath

    12th man: M Ntini

    ODI South:
    1. L Vincent
    2. A Gilchrist (wk)
    3. R Ponting (c)
    4. J Kallis
    5. A Symonds
    6. M Hussey
    7. S Pollock
    8. D Vettori
    9. B Lee
    10. S Bond
    11. G McGrath
    Supersub: M Ntini


    North Test:
    1. M Trescothick
    2. V Sehwag
    3. R Dravid
    4. B Lara
    5. I Ul-Haq (c)
    6. A Flintoff
    7. K Sangakkara (wk)
    8. I Pathan
    9. S Akhtar
    10. A Kumble
    11. M Muralitharan

    12th Man: S Jones

    North ODI:
    1. M Trescothick
    2. C Gayle
    3. M Yousuf
    4. R Dravid
    5. K Pietersen
    6. K Sangakkara (wk)
    7. A Flintoff
    8. I Pathan
    9. C Vaas
    10. S Harmison
    11. M Muralitharan
    Supersub: S Malik

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    Northern XI ( current):

    Virender Sehwag
    Marcus Trescothik
    Rahul Dravid *
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Kumar Sangakkara+
    Andrew Flintoff
    Chaminda Vaas
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Anil Kumble

    Southern XI ( current):

    Graeme Smith
    Matty Hayden
    Justin Langer
    Ricky Ponting *
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Jacques Kallis
    Adam Gillchrist +
    Shaun Pollock
    Shane Warne
    Jason Gillespie
    Glenn McGrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender
    Current Form XI's:



    ODI South:
    1. L Vincent
    Last edited by cric_manic; 20-12-2005 at 11:47 PM.

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    tbh no New Zealanders deserve to make the test side. Vettori is a ridiculous token selection when you already have Warne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry
    tbh no New Zealanders deserve to make the test side. Vettori is a ridiculous token selection when you already have Warne.
    He's there as a spinning all-rounder for turning pitches and his form next year. He doesn't make any of the other XI's (which I still haven't posted )
    Last edited by NZTailender; 21-12-2005 at 03:59 AM.

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    1. ML Hayden
    2. GC Smith*
    3. JL Langer
    4. RT Ponting
    5. HH Gibbs
    6. JH Kallis
    7. AC Gilchrist+

    I find it hard to see why you would want to leave any of these 7 out when a potential 5th specialist bowling option would be decidedly mediocre (Lee or Vettori?). You'd have that 7 + McGrath, Pollock, Ntini, Warne for sure imo. Lee would be 12th man. Perhaps, perhaps, you'd drop Ntini for Vettori if it was a real turner.

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    Out of that side the only ones missing are Gibbs and Gilchrist. No reason for leaving Gibbs out really but Gilchrist's form has been tailing off.

    Lee is having a very good year now, and has real pace to bother the batsmen. With Kallis, you have 4 seam bowlers in that line up, the world record holder and Vettori is also having a very good year, much like Lee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender
    Out of that side the only ones missing are Gibbs and Gilchrist. No reason for leaving Gibbs out really but Gilchrist's form has been tailing off.

    Lee is having a very good year now, and has real pace to bother the batsmen. With Kallis, you have 4 seam bowlers in that line up, the world record holder and Vettori is also having a very good year, much like Lee.
    So no keeper?

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    North:
    Sehwag
    Trescothick
    Yousaf
    Inzy
    Pieterson
    Sangakarra
    Flintoff
    Pathan
    Vaas
    Murali
    Akhtar

    Southern:
    Langer
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Hodge
    Hussey
    Symonds/Herschelle
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Lee
    MacGill
    McGrath

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