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    Smith and Ponting choose Flintoff

    When asked to pick 2 players from around the world to included in their team both Smith (SA) and Ponting (Aus) chose Andy Flintoff as one of them.

    Given the choice of 2 players for your nation would Flintoff be one of them?

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    As an Indian, I would take Flintoff and Mcgrath.

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    I'd take Flintoff and Warne. Then you get yourself a world-class pace bowler, a world-class spinner, and a high-class batsman all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    I'd take Flintoff and Warne. Then you get yourself a world-class pace bowler, a world-class spinner, and a high-class batsman all together.
    Your support England don't you Barney ??? You'd already have Flintoff


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    who was the other player smith ponting picked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Your support England don't you Barney ??? You'd already have Flintoff
    I thought it was in a general way, not in a team-specific way.

    In that case, I'd take Gilchrist and Warne. Although how happy they'd be at playing for England I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaka
    who was the other player smith ponting picked?
    The others were Lara for Smith
    Tendulkar for Ponting

    Before anyone points out they were both in my overrated thread, Im not denying both are great.

    Also the day I agree with everything Smith thinks is the day someone can shoot me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    I'd take Flintoff and Warne. Then you get yourself a world-class pace bowler, a world-class spinner, and a high-class batsman all together.
    But Warnie hasn't even got a test century!!!!















    Oh. You mean Flintoff.

    Carry on.

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    I'd say Flintoff and Murali for an Aussie team. Then you could play Warne and Murali together, and have McGrath, Lee and Flintoff as your pacemen. We do, however, already have a pretty good second spinner in MacGill, so it might be better taking someone like Dravid.
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    I'd go Dravid & Warney I think. We lack someone to really anchor an innings &, obviously, Warne a better bet than Gilo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    I'd say Flintoff and Murali for an Aussie team. Then you could play Warne and Murali together, and have McGrath, Lee and Flintoff as your pacemen. We do, however, already have a pretty good second spinner in MacGill, so it might be better taking someone like Dravid.
    Id say the Australian back up batting is strong than the backup spinning options.

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    I mean who would be Brad Hodge. Had to wait 'till over 30 to get a Test, averages nearly 60 in his 1st 5 games inc a double hundred and the poor bloke can't even get in the squad let alone the team.
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    McGrath and Freddy, because there is no other player who is similar enough to either of them. Warne you have Murali, and there are a number of brilliant batsman around now-a-days, but McGrath and Freddy are unique in modern day cricket.

    They'd obviously help India with two great fast bowlers, and Freddy's batting would allow Kaif/Laxman back into the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    McGrath and Freddy, because there is no other player who is similar enough to either of them. Warne you have Murali, and there are a number of brilliant batsman around now-a-days, but McGrath and Freddy are unique in modern day cricket.
    Pollock for McGrath?

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    IMO, Pollock is becoming rather ineffective these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    Pollock for McGrath?
    If we're talking about how they bowl, that argument can be made but if we're talking about how good that player is, I think McGrath has always been the better bowler. Pollock has always been an outstanding fast bowler, but McGrath is IMO the best Australian fast bowler ever, and the fact that he's been just as effective since pitches flattened out worldwide whereas Pollock has dropped off makes the difference for me.

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