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    Australia recently retired XI

    With so many Aussies leaving the game in the past 12-15 months its actually interesting we can get a decent team with all these recent retirees

    Australian Players who Retired in the Last 12 Months XI:
    Justin Langer
    Matthew Elliott
    Darren Lehmann
    Damien Martyn
    Jimmy Maher
    Michal Di Venuto
    Adam Gilchrist
    Jason Gillespie
    Shane Warne
    Michael Kasparowicz
    Glenn McGrath

    Twelfth Man: Brad Hogg

    At their peak, that'd beat most international teams. Easily.

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    WIth all of them being at their peak, thats an exceptional bowling attack, and a very good batting attack. They'd be the #1 team in the world, even beating the current Aussies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    With so many Aussies leaving the game in the past 12-15 months its actually interesting we can get a decent team with all these recent retirees

    Australian Players who Retired in the Last 12 Months XI:
    Justin Langer
    Matthew Elliott
    Darren Lehmann
    Damien Martyn
    Jimmy Maher
    Michal Di Venuto
    Adam Gilchrist
    Jason Gillespie
    Shane Warne
    Michael Kasparowicz
    Glenn McGrath

    Twelfth Man: Brad Hogg

    At their peak, that'd beat most international teams. Easily.
    Maher's an opener - put him at the top with Elliott, di Venuto three, Langer four, Lehmann five. And TBH, Martyn, McGrath and Warne (who is actually still playing) are ancient history now - replace them with Bichel and Hogg, and add Nicholson as a fifth bowler. Put Tait in as the substitute fielder, though with somewhat trepidation.
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    wow that line-up looks rad


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Maher's an opener - put him at the top with Elliott, di Venuto three, Langer four, Lehmann five, Martyn six. And TBH, McGrath and Warne (who is actually still playing) are ancient history now - replace them with Bichel and Hogg, and put Nicholson in as the substitute fielder. Then Tait as emergency squad-member.
    Martyn retired before Warne and McGrath, yet you'd keep him?

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    Oops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Maher's an opener - put him at the top with Elliott, di Venuto three, Langer four, Lehmann five. And TBH, Martyn, McGrath and Warne (who is actually still playing) are ancient history now - replace them with Bichel and Hogg, and add Nicholson as a fifth bowler. Put Tait in as the substitute fielder, though with somewhat trepidation.
    In my OP I did mention in the last 12-15 months period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    In my OP I did mention in the last 12-15 months period.
    I know. I just thought "recent" could be more recent than 12-15 months. You could make a team without Martyn, McGrath and Warne. The number of recent retirements is truly remarkable.

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    Mark Nicholson.

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    Matthew TBH.

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    Just realised Taity could also be fitted in.

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    Mork Nicholson.

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    Langer, Di Venuto, Warne and Gillespie still playing FC cricket itbt

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    Langer and Gillespie are planning to make their next game their last, though, no?

    As I mentioned, Warne has another season for Hants, and I think di Venuto is planning to play on without a currently set finish date. So not strictly retired, just finished in Australia.

    Is Stuart Law still playing? Guess he might count should he have finished last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Langer and Gillespie are planning to make their next game their last, though, no?

    As I mentioned, Warne has another season for Hants, and I think di Venuto is planning to play on without a currently set finish date. So not strictly retired, just finished in Australia.

    Is Stuart Law still playing? Guess he might count should he have finished last season.
    Langer and Gillespie still planning to fulfill their county contracts...Law is Lancashire's captain this year, think he has a 2 year contract.

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