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    Test team of the year 2006

    Still a lot of test matches to play before the year ends, but i had an idea that between now & then we can nominate players in various categories i.e openers, middle-order, Keeper, all-rounders, bowlers & by the end of the year decide on the final XI.

    Based on performances so far this year this is what i've got


    TEST TEAM:

    OPENERS

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Virender Sehwag
    3. Andrew Strauss
    4. Wasim Jaffer

    MIDDLE-ORDER

    1. Ricky Ponting
    2. Jaques Kallis
    3. Mike Hussey
    4. Rahul Dravid
    5. Younis Khan
    6. Mohammad Yousuf
    7. Mahela Jayawardene
    8. Inzamam-ul-Haq
    9. Kevin Pietersen

    ALL-ROUNDERS

    1. Andrew Flintoff

    WICKET-KEEPERS

    1. Kumar Sangakkara

    BOWLERS

    1. Makhaya Ntini
    2. Brett Lee
    3. Mohammad Asif
    4. Muttiah Muralitharan
    5. Shane Warne
    6. Matthew Hoggard
    7. Steve Harmison
    8. Stuart Clark

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    I will have a go (Ian Bell is a bit unlucky):

    1/ Strauss
    2/ Jaffer
    3/ Ponting*
    4/ Yousef
    5/ Jayawardene
    6/ Flintoff
    7/ Sangakarra +
    8/ Warne
    9/ Lee
    10/ Hoggard
    11/ Muralitharan
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    Put them in some sort of order in the morning and add the rest...

    For Now

    Dravid
    Kumar
    Yousuf
    Murali
    Asif
    Ntini
    Last edited by TT Boy; 07-09-2006 at 05:28 PM.

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    People are definately forgetting Shoaib's performance in the past English series ........
    Apart from injuries whenever Shoaib was given the ball ,he did the job and not like worthless and almost lifeless work horse seemers ..

    P.S :By Shoaib I mean Shoaib Akhtar !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ
    People are definately forgetting Shoaib's performance in the past English series ........
    Apart from injuries whenever Shoaib was given the ball ,he did the job and not like worthless and almost lifeless work horse seemers ..

    P.S :By Shoaib I mean Shoaib Akhtar !!
    He bowled against England in 2006? How the hell did I miss that?!
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    wait for the end of the year guys....ashes is going to change lots of things

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    From the list provided I would take..

    1 Mathew Hayden
    2 Virendra Sehwag
    3 Rahul Dravid
    4 Ricky Ponting
    5 Jayawardane
    6 Mohammad Yousuf
    7 Flintoff
    8 Brett Lee
    9 Warne
    10 Murali
    11 Ntini

    There is a wicket keeper still needed. I dont think I would choose Sangakarra.

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    Strauss
    Bell
    Shah
    Pietersen
    Collingwood
    Flintoff*
    Jones+
    Udal
    Hoggard
    Anderson
    Panesar
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    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

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    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Dravid*
    Yousuf
    Sangakarra+
    Flintoff
    Warne
    Murali
    Lee
    Asif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    I will have a go (Ian Bell is a bit unlucky):

    1/ Strauss
    2/ Jaffer
    3/ Ponting*
    4/ Yousef
    5/ Jayawardene
    6/ Flintoff
    7/ Sangakarra +
    8/ Warne
    9/ Lee
    10/ Hoggard
    11/ Muralitharan

    You have Jaffer in there, over but not Sehwag? You have ajayawardene and Yousef in there, but not Dravid? YOu also have Hoggard in there but not someone like Ntini (who is #2 on the bowlers list). Ntini I can understand if you leave out, since I like Hoggard..but still...
    Last edited by silentstriker; 08-09-2006 at 06:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Dravid*
    Yousuf
    Sangakarra+
    Flintoff
    Warne
    Murali
    Lee
    Asif
    Nice list. I agree with all of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    There is a wicket keeper still needed. I dont think I would choose Sangakarra.
    974 runs at an average over 60, with scores of 185 and 287 in the mix. What has he done wrong exactly?

    And yet you pick Hayden and Sehwag...

    Matthew Hayden 2006: 432 runs @ 39.27
    Virender Sehwag 2006: 746 runs @ 46.62

    One has been mediocre, the other has cashed in on two big innings - 254 and 180. Take those out and Sehwag has averaged 22.28.

    Remove Sangakkara's two big knocks and he still averages 35.85.

    Even if you're not convinced, you have to pick a wicketkeeper, and who deserves it more than he does?
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alysum
    wait for the end of the year guys....ashes is going to change lots of things

    For two teams. You realize that there are seven other teams that don't play the Ashes, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    For two teams. You realize that there are seven other teams that don't play the Ashes, right?
    Like West Indies and Pakistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    Based on performances so far this year this is what i've got

    ALL-ROUNDERS

    1. Andrew Flintoff
    Still manages to perform whe he's injured. Impressive.

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