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    Okay, say Australia do go back on top after the WI tours Blewy.

    What would the Rest of World look like:

    Here's My Team
    1. MP Vaughn
    2. HH Gibbs
    3. JH Kallis
    4. SR Tendulkar
    5. BC Lara
    6. Inzamam-ul-Haq
    7. R Dravid w/k
    8. SM Pollock
    9. AR Caddick
    10. M Muralitharan
    11. M Ntini



    (please note team done really quickly)
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    My side

    1. MP Vaughn
    2. HH Gibbs
    3. JH Kallis
    4. SR Tendulkar
    5. BC Lara
    6. R.Dravid
    7. A.Stewart w/k
    8. SM Pollock
    9. S.Bond
    10. S.Akhtar
    11. M Muralitharan

    Few changes, Dravid would not be my keeper, Alec Stewart is IMO a top player and in a strong side would go well...
    Shane Bond and Shoaib Akhtar are neccessary, their records are impeccable against Australia...

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    This idea of Aus facing rest of world is not going to work.If you want a good contest then have Australia play a 5 test match series in India. I can guarantee you that the series would be a thriller, as beating India in India remains a dream for this Aussie team and even though India would have an upper hand in such a series, Australia are such a strong team that they cannot be defeated easily, as such it would be a close contest8D .
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    Originally posted by Blewy
    I think there is a solution to this, we need to have a Number 1 team vs the best of the rest series every 2nd year...
    AFAIK, the ICC have this idea ready to be used soon, once the ICC table settles down a bit - some sort of festival of cricket every couple of years with this and also the same for ODI players.

    Bet Asoka doesn't get a call to take part.
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    [i]Shane Bond and Shoaib Akhtar are neccessary, their records are impeccable against Australia... [/B]
    But it is a BEST of the REST not the best against Australia, so I probably wouldn't include Shoaib. He doesn't seem to have the discipline right now.

    Also, if it was the best against the Aussies, wouldn't Harbhajan get a call?
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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    But it is a BEST of the REST not the best against Australia, so I probably wouldn't include Shoaib. He doesn't seem to have the discipline right now.

    Also, if it was the best against the Aussies, wouldn't Harbhajan get a call?
    A team is selected keeping in mind the strength and weakness of the opposition.As such i would like to have Akhter in the Squad if he's fully fit because the bowler that last troubled Ausssies in a test match was none other than Akhter.

    Harbhajan should definately be in the team, especially if the test match is being played on subcontinent!

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    My eleven

    1.M Attapattu
    2.H Gibbs
    3.R Dravid
    4.S Tendulkar
    5.J Kallis
    6.S Fleming
    7.M Boucher
    8.S Pollock
    9.H Singh
    10.W Vaas
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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    My eleven

    1.M Attapattu
    2.H Gibbs
    3.R Dravid
    4.S Tendulkar
    5.J Kallis
    6.S Fleming
    7.M Boucher
    8.S Pollock
    9.H Singh
    10.W Vaas
    11.S Bond
    I guess Flemming is in the team just coz of captaincy.Vaughan exclusion cannot be justified and i wouldn't like Vaas to be in the team either.
    Do you guys think that Harb should be preferred over Murali??

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    For tests, the rest of the world could look like:

    Michael Vaughan
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Rahul Dravid
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Shaun Pollock
    Mark Boucher
    Vasbert Drakes
    Chaminda Vaas
    Shane Bond
    Muthiah Muralitharan

    For ODIs:

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Brian Lara
    Shiv Chanderpaul
    Stephen Fleming
    Shaun Pollock
    Ridley Jacobs
    Vasbert Drakes
    Chaminda Vaas
    Shane Bond
    Muthiah Muralitharan
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    Originally posted by warrioryohannan
    Do you guys think that Harb should be preferred over Murali??
    Murali is not so bad against Australia either, so I would have Harb in my team only if we went with two spinners :P

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    Not sure if I can get down to an eleven, so I'll think up a RoW squad (combined Tests and ODIs):

    This is a Preliminary Squad of 30(+1) - Blame the ICC

    Openers (5)
    Michael Vaughan
    Mark Richardson
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Marvan Atapattu

    Batsmen (9)
    Brian Lara
    Ramnaresh Sarwan
    *Stephen Fleming
    Andy Flower
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Rahul Dravid
    Saurav Ganguly
    Virender Sehwag
    Inzamam-ul-Haq

    Wicketkeepers (3)
    Mark Boucher
    Rashid Latif
    Kumar Sangakkara

    All-Rounders (5)
    Andy Flintoff
    Chris Cairns
    Jacques Kallis
    Shaun Pollock
    Ajit Agarkar

    Spinners (3)
    Harbhajan Singh
    Saqlain Mushtaq
    Muttiah Muralitharan

    Fast Bowlers (6)
    Andrew Caddick
    Mervyn Dillon
    Shane Bond
    Makhaya Ntini
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Chaminda Vaas
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    Originally posted by warrioryohannan
    A team is selected keeping in mind the strength and weakness of the opposition.As such i would like to have Akhter in the Squad if he's fully fit because the bowler that last troubled Ausssies in a test match was none other than Akhter.
    No, the team would be selected as the best players, not based on efforts against one team

    Oh, and I think you'll find it is not Shoaib, but one Andrew Caddick.

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Not sure if I can get down to an eleven, so I'll think up a RoW squad (combined Tests and ODIs):

    This is a Preliminary Squad of 30(+1) - Blame the ICC
    Erm Neil, I somewhat question how you've ignored so many English middle order players - I'd have thought on current form that at least Hussain and Butcher are worthy.

    Also, I guess Kumar's batting's got him in.

    Finally, great 5th All rounder, no arguments there

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Finally, great 5th All rounder, no arguments there
    LOL ! he's probably the +1
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    No, the team would be selected as the best players, not based on efforts against one team

    Oh, and I think you'll find it is not Shoaib, but one Andrew Caddick.

    We are selecting a team to play against Aussies, i.e against ONE TEAM, and whoever has been doing well against them got to be considered for selection.No point in picking up a player that has a good overall record but an awful one against Australia.Thats is the reason as to why most of the people has Shane Bond in their team, coz of his impressive record against Australia!!

    And i don't know about Caddick, but i know that Akhter prefered remarkably well in the last test series against Aus, and even in onedayers he has been doing well against them!
    Last edited by warrioryohannan; 23-04-2003 at 10:35 PM.

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