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    Your team's best fielding XI (yet most feasible)

    When the South Africans returned to international cricket, they surprised everyone by their high fielding standards, which were consistent throughout their team. A direct-hit run-out by Jonty Rhodes set the tone, as they emerged a new power in world cricket. The Sri Lankans, in the late 90's, were an average bowling unit and slightly-better-than-average with the bat, but their fielding won them many a match. The present Australian team has set very high standards as a fielding unit, winning tournament after tournament. The fielding has made their bowling attack more penetrative than it was otherwise.

    Now it's your turn to dig deep into your team's reserves and put together your team's best fielding XI. While some may end up putting bits-and-pieces players who are excellent fielders, this should be your most feasible XI. Not individuals, but a whole team that fields well.

    EDIT: Please specify if this is a current or an all-time XI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    When the South Africans returned to international cricket, they surprised everyone by their high fielding standards, which were consistent throughout their team. A direct-hit run-out by Jonty Rhodes set the tone, as they emerged a new power in world cricket. The Sri Lankans, in the late 90's, were an average bowling unit and slightly-better-than-average with the bat, but their fielding won them many a match. The present Australian team has set very high standards as a fielding unit, winning tournament after tournament. The fielding has made their bowling attack more penetrative than it was otherwise.

    Now it's your turn to dig deep into your team's reserves and put together your team's best fielding XI. While some may end up putting bits-and-pieces players who are excellent fielders, this should be your most feasible XI. Not individuals, but a whole team that fields well.

    I think you should have included your own XI first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson
    I think you should have included your own XI first though.
    There aren't 11 good fielders in India.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    There aren't 11 good fielders in India.

    They don't have to be any good, there aren't 6 good batsman in England but we still throw a team together.


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    How are we supposed to make one for Pakistan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson
    They don't have to be any good, there aren't 6 good batsman in England but we still throw a team together.

    Lol, Erm... Strauss (Sometimes) Pietersen (Test Cricket) Tresco (When he isn't visiting the Mental Asylum) Flintoff (Only in last years ashes) Collingwood (All the time) Bell (Sometimes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron-Moss
    Lol, Erm... Strauss (Sometimes) Pietersen (Test Cricket) Tresco (When he isn't visiting the Mental Asylum) Flintoff (Only in last years ashes) Collingwood (All the time) Bell (Sometimes)
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    Aust
    Warren Bardsley (out field)
    Sid Gregory (covers/ mid off)
    Bradman (out field when young)
    Neil Harvey (covers)
    Mark Waugh (slips)
    Chipperfield (slips)
    Benaud (gully)
    Davidson (mid wicket/point)
    Tallon (WK)
    Hugh Trumble (slips)
    Thomson (fine leg)
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Aust
    Warren Bardsley (out field)
    Sid Gregory (covers/ mid off)
    Bradman (out field when young)
    Neil Harvey (covers)
    Mark Waugh (slips)
    Chipperfield (slips)
    Benaud (gully)
    Davidson (mid wicket/point)
    Tallon (WK)
    Hugh Trumble (slips)
    Thomson (fine leg)
    Archie... if you don't mind me asking... how old are you? Cuz' your knowledge on old retired cricketers is quite commendable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator
    Archie... if you don't mind me asking... how old are you? Cuz' your knowledge on old retired cricketers is quite commendable.
    Younger then the Waugh boys

    I am going to try and make some real knowledgeable posts too give myself a chance of winning the battle of the CC posters

    Did I ever mention I can name every Aust Test cricket captain since 1877 off by heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron-Moss
    Lol, Erm... Strauss (Sometimes) Pietersen (Test Cricket) Tresco (When he isn't visiting the Mental Asylum) Flintoff (Only in last years ashes) Collingwood (All the time) Bell (Sometimes)
    Only one of them is in England

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Only one of them is in England
    Really! Which one?

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    India Test Fielding XI

    Akash Chopra (world-class at short leg, solid in the off-side cordon)
    Gautam Gambhir (sharp close-in/cover fielder)
    Rahul Dravid* (world-class 1st slip)
    Sachin Tendulkar (underrated fielder in the slips, mid-on or mid-off)
    VVS Laxman (quality slipper)
    Yuvraj Singh (world-class at point and handy close-in fielder)
    Dinesh Karthik+ (very athletic, excellent with the gloves)
    Irfan Pathan (one of few Indians with a good arm in the outfield)
    Piyush Chawla (he's from UP and he's solid in the field)
    Ajit Agarkar (top outfielder for many years now)
    RP Singh (another great fielder (from UP) ... unlike most Indian bowlers)

    This is for tests only and I've limited it to guys who have a case for national selection. Hence, Laxman is a good (not bad fielder) and there is no place for the likes of Raina and Kaif.
    Last edited by adharcric; 17-12-2006 at 07:11 PM.

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    Bob Simpson (slip)
    Warren Bardsley (outfield)
    Don Bradman (mid on/off)
    Ricky Ponting (mid wicket)
    Neil Harvey (covers)
    Mark Waugh (slip)
    Keith Miller (anywhere)
    Richie Benaud (gully)
    Alan Davidson (point)
    Jack Blackham (wk)
    Brett Lee (deep fine leg)

    With Doug Walters, Clem Hill, Norman O'Neil, Jack Gregory, Mark Taylor, Ashley Mallett and Thommo all knocking on the door.



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