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    25 and under vs 35 and older, who wins?

    Youngsters versus old stagers.

    Up and Comers

    Alistair Cook
    Upul Tharanga
    Ian Bell*
    AB de Villiers
    Imran Farhat
    Dwayne Bravo
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni+
    Lasith Malinga
    Monty Panesar
    Mohammed Asif
    Shaun Tait

    Golden Oldies

    Matthew Hayden
    Justin Langer
    Marvan Atapattu
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Mark Ramprakash
    Sanath Jayasuriya*
    Adam Gilchrist+
    Andy Bichel
    Anil Kumble
    Michael Kasprowicz
    Muttiah Muralitharan


    I really struggled to find any decent pace bowlers for the over 35 team, hence two blasts from the past from Oz (Andy Caddick was next on the list!). Conversely bowlers were not a problem for the young team, but finding another batsman was with Imran Farhat and Hasim Amla fighting it out for the final spot in the middle order, not exactly a great choice.

    Anyone I've missed out? I think I'd take the yougsters in this but only just. If it's a quick pacy pitch their fast bowling would be a sure handful. The oldies team better hope for a dustbowl, their first change seamer is Hayden!

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    If you're going to include Langer, you might as well include McGrath & Warne, which would even things up a bit. Gough's still around btw, and available for selection so long as the game won't be played in the subcontinent.

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    Langer's retired from international cricket, hasn't he? You could push up Jayasuriya to open tho & bring in Lehmann or Hick (who I don't think have yet).
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    Might be already a bit spin-heavy in the 35+ team, but MacGill is another possible?

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    I thought Allan Donald still looked pretty useful warming up with Harmison this morning.

    Failing that, Dominic Cork's still around as well.

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    salman butt instead of farhat as farhat is over 25

    and dhoni is 26 so would put akmal in there as hes only 24

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    35+ will win easily I reckon.

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    Langer is still playing first-class cricket which is why I included him and not McGrath. Although I had a brain fart regarding Warne, who is of course also still playing first-class cricket, so I guess to be consistent it is either both or neither so it will be neither. Lehmann in and Jayasuriya up to open as suggested by the ever so kind Brumby.

    Didn't realise that Cork was older than 35, so he's in the team for Bichel.

    Dhoni is most certainly still 25, at least until the 7th of July, and Farhat only turned 25 on the 20th of May so not sure where you're getting your info from there gunner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Sorry I didn't pick Ealham, Rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    salman butt instead of farhat as farhat is over 25

    and dhoni is 26 so would put akmal in there as hes only 24
    Another month and Dhoni will be 26.
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