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    Post WSC test cricket World XI

    I’ve found an excellent article I came across where has selected a Test Match World XI based on players since the end of World Series Cricket, so essentially in the last 30 years.

    He has written quite a bit about each player with career highlights, his own memories and thoughts and detailed justifications for each selection It’s a fantastic side IMO, well balanced and not full of cultural bias and other rubbish we are not interested in. Of course with articles and team selections like this there is always room for conjecture and discussion so it would be great to hear what everyone thinks and some of the selections they would have made with some detailed reasoning.
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    1122 posts and that's your idea of an intelligent discussion.....love your work.

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    I don't see why you're so hostile...

    The world XI is a good list...

    Sunil Gavaskar
    Matthew Hayden
    Viv Richards
    Brian Lara
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Steve Waugh
    Adam Gilchrist
    Wasim Akram
    Malcolm Marshall
    Shane Warne (c)
    Glenn McGrath


    Edit: nvm... Thestos is kurt rudder. agression permitted.
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    Gavaskar
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Richards
    Tendulkar
    Gilchrist
    Imran Khan
    Hadlee
    Wasim Akram
    Warne
    Muralitharan
    Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan


    Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood

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    nice team Days of Grace, fitting both Warne and Murali into the same lineup makes for quite a team with 5 quality bowlers and just as much batting depth with the multiple allrounders. Very solid attack.

    I don't rate Ponting's selection whatsoever but that's just my opinion. Once he proves he can bat in India against quality spinners then he would deserve a spot in the batting lineup. He was overawed by Harbhajan Singh last summer on our decks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Gavaskar
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Richards
    Tendulkar
    Gilchrist
    Imran Khan
    Hadlee
    Wasim Akram
    Warne
    Muralitharan
    The batting looks a bit hmmmm with no specialists beyond number five. Gilchrist is really a number seven test batsman. But I can see the problem. Thats why Botham as an allrounder (or even Kallis) bolsters the batting a bit. Otherwise there are far too many stroke players and just Gavaskar for the 'stodgier' role.

    I might try

    1. Gavaskar
    2. Greenidge/Ian Chappell
    3. Greg Chappell/Lara
    4. Richards
    5. Tendulkar
    6. Botham/Kallis
    7. Gilchrist
    8. Imran/Hadlee
    9. Warne
    10. Lillee
    11. Murali



    I would have Lillee there before Wasim (or anyone else for that matter)

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    I might consider Kallis for Ponting, actually, due to your point about there being too many attacking batsmen.

    Wasim gives your the left-hander variety. And he's the best swing bowler since the WSC started. Enough said.

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    Gavaskar
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    Tendulkar
    Richards
    Gilchrist
    Khan
    Hadlee
    Marshall
    Warne
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    1. Gavaskar
    2. Hayden
    3. Ponting
    4. Richards
    5. Lara
    6. S.Waugh
    7. Gilchrist
    8. Imran
    9. Warne
    10. Lillee
    11. Murali/McGrath
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    Is the idea of taking players in their pick? Or, of taking their longetivity also into account?...As those two will result in two different World XI's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thestos View Post
    Iíve found an excellent article I came across where has selected a Test Match World XI based on players since the end of World Series Cricket, so essentially in the last 30 years.

    He has written quite a bit about each player with career highlights, his own memories and thoughts and detailed justifications for each selection Itís a fantastic side IMO, well balanced and not full of cultural bias and other rubbish we are not interested in. Of course with articles and team selections like this there is always room for conjecture and discussion so it would be great to hear what everyone thinks and some of the selections they would have made with some detailed reasoning.
    where can i find this article? who has written it anyway?

    i would go for this team

    Gavaskar
    Greenidge
    Viv Richards
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Imran (C)
    Gilchrist (WK)
    Marshall
    Warne
    Lillee
    Murali

    12th man: Botham
    Reserves: G. Chappell, R. Hadlee, Ambrose, McGrath, Border

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    I might consider Kallis for Ponting, actually, due to your point about there being too many attacking batsmen.

    Wasim gives your the left-hander variety. And he's the best swing bowler since the WSC started. Enough said.
    Yes but once you bring Kallis and if you do not reduce a bowler, you actually have six bowlers. One to many I would think.
    You might consider retaining Ponting (alongwith Kallis) and removing one of the newe ball bowlers. Considering your point regarding variation that a left armer provides, you would have to decide between Imran and Hadlee. A real tough choice. I would go for whoever I thought was the better bowler irrespective of batting since thats already bolstered. Its still a tough choice.

    Since you have a left armer and Imran is essentially an in-swing bowler maybe you could consider Hadlee ... maybe...

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    M. Hayden
    S. Gavaskar
    B. Lara
    S. Tendulkar
    J. Miandad
    V. Richards
    A. Gilchrist (w.k.)
    I. Khan (c)
    M. Marshall
    R. Hadlee
    M. Muralitharan

    Reserves: G. Greenidge, G. Chappell (12th man), K. Sangakkara, D. Lillee, S. Warne, G. McGrath
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    some of you may recall that CW members selected a team for 1985-2005 era and one for 1965 - 1985. they were, IIRC

    hayden
    anwar
    ponting
    lara
    tendulkar
    imran
    gilchrist
    warne
    ambrose
    murali
    mcgrath

    and

    gavaskar
    greenidge
    richards
    chappell. g
    sobers
    botham
    knott
    hadlee
    marshall
    lillee
    underwood


    the post WSC team should be a combination these two (minus sobers who retired in '74)

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