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    World Xl

    Who would be in your odi and test world Xi if it was played in one months time

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    Cyndy Lauper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Cyndy Lauper.
    That's hilarious! (Especially the spelling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    That's hilarious! (Especially the spelling)

    Resorting to picking up spelling errors. How very sad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Resorting to picking up spelling errors. How very sad.
    If you're trying to be funny it helps if you check the spelling on something like that otherwise the joke will usually fall flat. It was such a poor joke on this occasion that it didn't have much chance anyway, but try to remember that next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    If you're trying to be funny it helps if you check the spelling on something like that otherwise the joke will usually fall flat. It was such a poor joke on this occasion that it didn't have much chance anyway, but try to remember that next time.
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    OK, I asked for that

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    Test
    Alastair Cook
    Matthew Hayden
    Ricky Ponting
    Mohammed Yousuf
    Kevin Pietersen
    Michael Hussey
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Stuart Clark
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Mohammed Asif
    Makhaya Ntini

    One Dayers
    Chris Gayle
    Adam Gilchrist
    Rahul Dravid
    Ricky Ponting
    MS Dhoni
    Andrew Symonds
    Andrew Flintoff
    Shaun Pollock
    Daniel Vettori
    Brett Lee
    Nathan Bracken

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    Hussey
    Dravid
    Ponting
    Yousuf
    Kallis
    Inzamam
    Boucher
    Pollock
    Asif
    Ntini
    Muralitharan

    ODI
    Gayle
    Jayasuriya
    Ponting
    Symonds
    Kallis
    Hussey
    Gilchrist
    Vettori
    Lee
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    Muralitharan
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    Tests:
    Cook
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Dravid
    Yousuf
    Hussey
    Sangakkara
    Pollock
    Ntini
    Murali
    Asif

    Considered dropping Cook/Hayden, opening up with Hussey allowing for Pietersen to slide in the middle order but thought if you're making a World XI you may as well play players that actually bat in similar positions when they play for their country.

    ODIs:
    Jayasuriya
    Gayle
    Ponting
    Pietersen
    Clarke/Symonds/Yuvraj (Yuvi probably on the outer because of his recent injury)
    Hussey
    Dhoni+
    Pollock
    Bracken
    Murali
    McGrath

    You could drop Dhoni and Jayasuriya for Gilchrist, with Gilly opening and then allowing Symonds or Clarke (whoever wasn't picked) to fit in the middle order, I was considering that. Either way the bowling is fine with McGrath, Pollock, Bracken and Murali to be so economical its not even funny, and then Gayle and Jayasuriya are very intelligent ODI bowlers who could share the load.

    These were just off the top of my head, and are based on very recent form. The most obvious person left out is Freddy in both forms, but his recent injury and lack of form made me just leave him out.
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    test
    1 smith
    2 dravid
    3 ponting
    4 kallis
    5 yousuf
    6 hussey
    7 sangakkara
    8 pollock
    9 asif
    10 muralitharan
    11 ntini

    odi
    1 gilchrist
    2 gayle
    3 ponting
    4 pietersen
    5 symonds
    6 hussey
    7 oram
    8 vettori
    9 pollock
    10 bond
    11 mcgrath

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    Initial squad


    Openers:
    Hayden
    Cook
    Strauss

    (real shortage of quality openers right now. I know people will think I'm just being biased or whatever, but I do rate Strauss very highly)

    Middle Order Bats
    Hussey
    Ponting
    Dravid
    Pietersen
    Yousuf
    Inzamam

    All-rounders
    Flintoff
    Watson

    Keepers
    Gilchrist
    Sangakarra
    Read

    Spin Bowlers
    Muralitharan

    Seamers
    Ntini
    Clark
    Hoggard
    Asif
    Akhtar
    Lee

    Final XI:


    Hayden
    Strauss
    Ponting*
    Dravid
    Yousuf
    Pietersen
    Flintoff
    Gilchrist+
    Clark
    Ntini
    Muralitharan

    Toyed with putting Read in at 8 tbh, but thought it was worth sticking Gilly in. I've probably left a gaping hole somewhere, but I've tried to base it around form of the last 12-18 months.

    It's pretty obvious to me that middle order bats is where international Cricket is best at the moment
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    How one could consider having read over gilchrist is criminal (Boucher is miles ahead of read!!). As for cook, i dont believe hes done enough to justify a place.Clark hasnt played enough games to get in my team. Ive stuck dravid as opener because i believe he has the technique to handle that position, much better than using cook imo. Murali has to make the side! How can you leave him out?

    Dravid
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Yousuf
    Pietersen
    Hussey
    Gilchrist
    Flintoff
    Ntini
    Murali
    Asif

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    How can you say Clark hasn't played enough and then include Asif?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albo97056 View Post
    How one could consider having read over gilchrist is criminal (Boucher is miles ahead of read!!). As for cook, i dont believe hes done enough to justify a place.Clark hasnt played enough games to get in my team. Ive stuck dravid as opener because i believe he has the technique to handle that position, much better than using cook imo. Murali has to make the side! How can you leave him out?

    Dravid
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Yousuf
    Pietersen
    Hussey
    Gilchrist
    Flintoff
    Ntini
    Murali
    Asif
    Well many label Read the world's premier glovesman, which is part of why I considered him, and partly because I'm simply a biased Englishman . Nonetheless, I chose the side that I consider to be the best possible side, and the England players in it deserve to be IMO

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