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    Favourite All-Time XI

    Not based on anything other than your personal favourite cricketers, and yes Fred Swarbrook can open the bowling if he's one of your favourites.

    1. Barry Richards
    2. Jack Hobbs
    3. Viv Richards
    4. Archie Jackson
    5. W.G.Grace
    6. Tony Greig
    7. Alan Knott
    8. Dennis Lillee
    9. Fred Trueman
    10.Jeff Thomson
    11.Bishen Bedi

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    I'll try to give arbitrary one line justifications for my choices:

    1. Jack Hobbs - Cambridge man; fairly useful bat too
    2. Alec Stewart - Loved those bat twirls
    3. Brian Lara - Genius incarnate
    4. Douglas Jardine* - made the Aussies hop about a bit
    5. Steve Waugh - Reminded me of Clint Eastwood in the dollars films at the crease; all gimlet eyes & steely determination
    6. Andrew Flintoff - just seems a top fella; greatest living Englishman (after Federer)
    7. Adam Gilchrist+ - a gentleman & a player
    8. Shane Warne - just a player, but what a player
    9. Curtley Ambrose - coolest man ever: fact
    10. Fred Trueman - admirably bitter right to the end; RIP big fella
    11. Devon Malcolm - splendidly crap bat, blind as a bat, rocket throwing arm, bowling potentially lethal to friend & foe alike

    12. Graham Thorpe - Wonderfully saturnine in demeanour; reminds me of Morrissey
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    1. Sachin Tendulkar
    2. Saeed Anwar
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Don Bradman (c)
    6. Viv Richards
    7. Adam Gilchrist (wk)
    8. Garfield Sobers
    9. Wasim Akram
    10. Shane Warne
    11. Glenn McGrath

    12th Man: Younis Khan
    13th Man: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    14th Man: Blessing Mahwire
    15th Man: Prosper Utseya
    16th Man: Kennedy Obuya

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    1) Sunil Gavaskar
    2) Jack Hobbs
    3) Don Bradman
    4) Sachin Tendulkar
    5) Viv Richards
    6) Gary Sobers
    7) Adam Gilchrist (wk)
    8) Imran Khan (c)
    9) Curtly Ambrose
    10) Glenn McGrath
    11) Muralitharan
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownSymonds
    1. Sachin Tendulkar
    2. Saeed Anwar
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Don Bradman (c)
    6. Viv Richards
    7. Adam Gilchrist (wk)
    8. Garfield Sobers
    9. Wasim Akram
    10. Shane Warne
    11. Glenn McGrath
    You'd have the Don give up his customary #3 spot for Ricky Ponting?

    I actually like that list though.

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    P.S. (My line up keeps on changing because every now and then I discover different things about the players + I am including players of the recent era cuzz I dunno much about Bradman and all the other greats)
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    1. Gavaskar- Got to love a guy who can block for 60 overs sitting on a target of 300.
    2. Anwar- My favorite attacking opener that I have seen.
    3. Bradman- The Greatest Ever.
    4. Lara- The most entertaining ever.
    5. Richards- The most intimidating batsman to face.
    6. Gilchrist+- The best ever wicket-keeper batsman.
    7. Khan*- The greatest true allrounder.
    8. Akram- A dream cricketer.
    9. Warne- Greatest leg-spinner.
    10. Younis- Can you say reverse swing yorker?
    11. Murali- The Greatest bowler of all time.

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    Sachin Tendulkar
    Adam Gilchrist+
    Rahul Dravid
    Brian Lara
    Jaques Kallis
    Michael Bevan
    Imran Khan*
    Shane Warne
    Wasim Akram
    Glenn McGrath

    12th - Jonty Rhodes
    13th - Curtely Ambrose
    14th - Andy Flower
    15th - Saeed Anwar
    16th - Waqar Younis

    I would keep it a rotating playing XI from this pool.

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    Jack Hobbs
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Don Bradman
    Brian Lara
    Andy Flower+
    Viv Richards
    Gary Sobers
    Imran Khan*
    Richard Hadlee
    Wasim Akram
    Muttiah Muralitharan

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    1. Jack Hobbs
    2. Sachin Tendulkar
    3. Don Bradman
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Viv Richards
    6. Steve Waugh
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Imran Khan
    9. Shane Warne
    10. Curtley Ambrose
    11. Glenn McGrath

    12. Shaun Pollock
    13. Muttiah Muralithrin
    14. Michael Holding
    15. Ricky Ponting

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    1. Jack Hobbs - simply magnificent
    2. Kim Barnett - Derbys legend and odd stance
    3. Sachin Tendulkar - my #1 fellow of all time
    4. Ranjitsinhji - the magical Indian prince
    5. W.G.Grace - gave us the modern game
    6. Fuller Pilch - played the round-arm loonies the best, marvellous hat
    7. Jack Russell - baked bean eating painter and decent gloveman, splendid 'tash.
    8. Sir Frederick of Flintoff - finally became the player we'd hoped, and a gent to boot
    9. Dominic Cork - Derbys legend, mad, on his day a match winner with bat or ball, saviour of English cricket
    10. Shane Warne - Lucky to be around during his era. I bow to thee.
    11. Ole "Stan" Mortensen - Derbys and Danish legend

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    1. A Strauss
    2. J Langer
    3. B Lara
    4. D Martyn
    5. K Pietersen
    6. J Oram
    7. A Gilchrist (+)
    8. J Franklin
    9. S Warne
    10. B Lee
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    You'd have the Don give up his customary #3 spot for Ricky Ponting?

    I actually like that list though.
    Yes, I would. Bradman has been out of form for some time and needs to be protected. And thank you.

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    5. Rahul Dravid
    6. Mark Boucher
    7. Justin Kemp
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Clare Connor
    10. Curtley Ambrose
    11. Allan Donald

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    1.Jack Hobbs - Legend!!
    2.Michael Slater - Most devastating opener mid to late 90's
    3.Don Bradman - Simply the best!!!
    4.Ponting - 1 of, if not the Best no.3 Since bradman (had to bat at 4 though in this team)
    5.Steve Waugh* - Ice Man, won us quite a few series single handidly in the 90's
    6.Sir Garfield Sobers - Greatest Allrounder
    7.Ian Healy - Best ever Australia to pull on the gloves... and a queenslander to boot!!
    8.Shane Warne - Expert text messager, oh he can bowl some handy leg spin as well
    9.Wasim Akram - Greatest left armer so had to put him in (being a lefty myself and all)
    10.Malcom Marshall - The Greatest pace bowler, and would give warne & murali a run for their money in greatest of all!
    11.Glenn McGrath - Legendary batsmen (see 61* against NZ 2004) who can bowl a bit might i add!

    12th Man. Andy Bichel - Specialist 12th man!! Gave his all every match not matter if he was in the XI or not.
    13th Man. Freddie Flintoff - despite what he did to us between July -Sept last year
    14th Man. Adam Gilchrist - Simply devastating with the bat, best allrounder keeper IMO.

    EDIT: Forgot about Slats, so Sunny gets the flick
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