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    Current players [on current form] making any side

    OK, this thread is for the best players in the world today. Counting their recent form (say the last two years) , which players would make any side? If you nominate a fast bowler, he'd have to make the current English side (which isn't as hard as it was in the Ashes, but you get the point).

    So name a player, and also name the player that he'd replace in each of the top test nations (Bang and Zim excluded). Its your choice to use sides at 'full strength' or the side that played the last test match.


    I'll start off with Rahul Dravid:


    Pakistan: Faisal Iqbal
    Sri Lanka: Dilshan
    New Zealand: They play test cricket? (Fulton)
    South Africa: Rudolph
    West Indies: Chanderpaul
    Australia: Hodge (Does he still play?)
    England: Collingwood

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    For Australia, Hodge has gone. Going from the last match, you'd say Michael Clarke.

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    Shane Warne.... to replace

    South Africa : Steyn
    Sri Lanka : Bandara
    Pakistan : Kaneria
    New Zealand : Vettori
    India : Kaif
    West Indies : Any bowler
    England : Any batsman

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Shane Warne.... to replace

    South Africa : Steyn
    Sri Lanka : Bandara
    Pakistan : Kaneria
    New Zealand : Vettori
    India : Kaif
    West Indies : Any bowler
    England : Any batsman
    India @ Home: Kaif
    India @ Away: Harbhajan

    In fact, I don't think Warne would displace anyone besides a pace bowler if you were playing at home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    India @ Home: Kaif
    India @ Away: Harbhajan

    In fact, I don't think Warne would displace anyone besides a pace bowler if you were playing at home.
    Agreed.

    PS : My post was more about England then Warne. Others were incidental

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    Well, who would Flintoff replace in other sides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    Well, who would Flintoff replace in other sides?

    Flip a coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Shane Warne.... to replace

    South Africa : Steyn
    Sri Lanka : Bandara
    Pakistan : Kaneria
    New Zealand : Vettori
    India : Kaif
    West Indies : Any bowler
    England : Any batsman
    Ouch

    Trescothick...seriously,

    Sri Lanka - Vandort
    India - VVS Laxman
    Australia - Damien Martyn
    Pakistan - Faisal Iqbal
    Windies - Darren Ganga
    South Africa - Jacques Rudolph... Or AB de Villiers
    New Zealand - Dunno, not in touch with my new zealand side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomm NCCC
    New Zealand - Dunno, not in touch with my new zealand side.

    Tresco? I'd love for him to be our opening batsman. It'd solve half of our opening problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender
    Tresco? I'd love for him to be our opening batsman. It'd solve half of our opening problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomm NCCC
    Ouch

    Trescothick...seriously,

    Sri Lanka - Vandort
    India - VVS Laxman
    Australia - Damien Martyn
    Pakistan - Faisal Iqbal
    Windies - Darren Ganga
    South Africa - Jacques Rudolph... Or AB de Villiers
    New Zealand - Dunno, not in touch with my new zealand side.

    I didnd't really think Tresco could make any side, but looking at your list....I can't really disagree with any of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomm NCCC
    Ouch

    Trescothick...seriously,

    Sri Lanka - Vandort
    India - VVS Laxman
    Australia - Damien Martyn
    Pakistan - Faisal Iqbal
    Windies - Darren Ganga
    South Africa - Jacques Rudolph... Or AB de Villiers
    New Zealand - Dunno, not in touch with my new zealand side.
    I notice that Shahriar Nafees and Javed Omar are excluded.

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    You'd have a tough time convincing an Aus supporter that Tresco is a better option at 4 than Damien Martyn...

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    Ajit Agarkar How come no one has mentioned this superstar?

    With his all round skills he could replace at least two players in each side.
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