Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 63

Thread: Current players who can/will make all time XI's

  1. #1
    Cricketer Of The Year Arjun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Mumbai, India
    Posts
    8,367

    Current players who can/will make all time XI's

    With all-time teams assembled by fans quite often, we wonder, will there be any current players who can/will make all-time XI's, now or in the future? Some all-time XI's are incomplete. Some others will only get better. Some players look good for a place in an all-time XI, either on form, or what they're made of. Let's just see who will make it.

    Australia- At present, only Hayden, Ponting and Brett Lee have a chance. Lee, again, will only make the ODI XI on form, and he needs to catch up on a lot of Test cricket to make the Test all-time XI.

    England- Pietersen and Flintoff are the only ones left. Harmison had a chance, but couldn't sustain it. Neither could Trescothick, while Cook is still fresh and new.

    India- Outside of the usual suspects, Sehwag, Dhoni, Irfan Pathan and Yuvraj Singh have a chance, especially in one-dayers, but that's only because of the incompleteness of the Indian all-time XI.

    New Zealand- Possibly Vettori and McCullum, but no one else.

    Pakistan- The usual suspects are Mohammed Yousuf and Shoaib Akhtar, and Afridi has a shout for ODI's. Otherwise, nobody's left, and that team is more or less complete.

    South Africa- Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis, for now. Nobody else looks like making the XI.

    Sri Lanka- Jayasuriya makes this list because of yet another comeback. Muralitharan and Vaas will easily make it, but so will a few others, again due to the lack of options.

    West Indies- Maybe Chanderpaul, but he has a very slim chance. That has a ready all-time XI.
    "Talent is nothing without opportunity"
    "You're not remembered for aiming at the target, but hitting it"

    Twenty20 used to be boring.

    Sponsored...by...nothing!!!

  2. #2
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Perm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Clutha Valley, New Zealand
    Posts
    21,816
    Strong contenders for their countries all time Test XI?

    Jacques Kallis
    Matthew Hayden
    Ricky Ponting
    Rahul Dravid
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Chaminda Vaas
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    The Future of International Cricket - Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravi Bopara, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Shahriar Nafees, Raqibul Hasan, Salman Butt, JP Duminy
    Proud Supporter of the Bangladeshi Tigers
    Ryan ten Doeschate - A Legend in the Making
    MSN: zacattack90@hotmail.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Romance can be dealt with elsewhere - I just don't enjoy it in cricket.

  3. #3
    Hall of Fame Member NUFAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Marrickville
    Posts
    18,081
    Strange thread as obviously players still playing haven't finished their careers so it's hard to judge. You make it sound like their aren't many current greats, but cricket has been going on for a long time, so it's tough to have many all time greats at once.

    Andrew Symonds ODI has a chance btw.
    NRL Tipping Champion 2014

  4. #4
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Moving to Somalia
    Posts
    43,618
    Australia- At present, only Hayden, Ponting and Brett Lee have a chance. Lee, again, will only make the ODI XI on form, and he needs to catch up on a lot of Test cricket to make the Test all-time XI.
    Brett Lee has no chance in hell in Tests. I reckon Hussey has an outside shout.
    ~ Cribbage ~

    Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since December 2009


  5. #5
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Refreshingly Unconcerned With The Vulgar Exigencies Of Veracity
    Posts
    31,850
    Dave Mohamed.

  6. #6
    Cricket Web Staff Member Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    2005
    Posts
    80,401
    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Strange thread as obviously players still playing haven't finished their careers so it's hard to judge. You make it sound like their aren't many current greats, but cricket has been going on for a long time, so it's tough to have many all time greats at once.
    Yeah, my thoughts pretty much. You'd need to be a current player at least closer to the end than the start of your career to be able to be assessed in this way.
    RD
    Appreciating cricket's greatest legend ever - HD Bird...............Funniest post (intentionally) ever.....Runner-up.....Third.....Fourth
    (Accidental) founder of Twenty20 Is Boring Society. Click and post to sign-up.
    chris.hinton: h
    FRAZ: Arshad's are a long gone stories
    RIP Fardin Qayyumi (AKA "cricket player"; "Bob"), 1/11/1990-15/4/2006

  7. #7
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    55,019
    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Strong contenders for their countries all time Test XI?

    Jacques Kallis
    Matthew Hayden
    Ricky Ponting
    Rahul Dravid
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Chaminda Vaas
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Mahela Jayawardene, as flawed as some of his record is, surely has a shot at making SL's all-time XI, simply due to the lack of competition. He may not be a walk in, but he's in with a great shot.
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

  8. #8
    The Wheel is Forever silentstriker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    37,847
    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Brett Lee has no chance in hell in Tests. I reckon Hussey has an outside shout.
    Yea, Aussie middle order is ridiculously hard to break into. It's like breaking into the English side as an opener or WI as a fast bowler.
    Quote Originally Posted by KungFu_Kallis View Post
    Peter Siddle top scores in both innings....... Matthew Wade gets out twice in one ball
    "The future light cone of the next Indian fast bowler is exactly the same as the past light cone of the previous one"
    -My beliefs summarized in words much more eloquent than I could come up with

    How the Universe came from nothing

  9. #9
    Cricket Web Staff Member Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    2005
    Posts
    80,401
    Well, yeah, but I mean - should he average 55 (or so) for the rest of his career, doing well under as many circumstances as he gets the chance to, he'd certainly have a fair chance.

  10. #10
    International Coach tooextracool's Avatar
    Dick Quicks Island Adventure Champion!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    not far away from you
    Posts
    14,308
    Simon Jones if he has an injury fit 4 years.
    Tendulkar = the most overated player EVER!!
    Beckham = the most overated footballer EVER!!
    Vassell = the biggest disgrace since rikki clarke!!

  11. #11
    International Captain bagapath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    India
    Posts
    5,033
    brett lee for australia?? no chance at all in test matches....

    he will be on par with mcdermott, hughes, alderman and miller (only as bowler). but lillee, mcgrath, spofforth, lindwall, davidson were all much better than him.

  12. #12
    RTDAS pasag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Looking for milksteak
    Posts
    31,678
    I think Clarke has it in him to get to the upper echelons of Australian batting if he can take it to the next level. Whether he will or not remains to be seen, a very big hurdle will be how he handles the captaincy especially if Australia start losing more often, in which case the pressure will be pretty severe. He'll have it pretty unlucky unlike yer Waughs and Pontings who got handed great teams, he'll be getting one on the decline, so how that all affects his batting remains to be seen.
    Rest In Peace Craigos
    2003-2012

  13. #13
    Cricketer Of The Year Arjun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Mumbai, India
    Posts
    8,367
    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Strange thread as obviously players still playing haven't finished their careers so it's hard to judge. You make it sound like their aren't many current greats, but cricket has been going on for a long time, so it's tough to have many all time greats at once.

    Andrew Symonds ODI has a chance btw.
    There are a few exceptions, now and not too long ago. Adam Gilchrist was tipped as an all-time XI contender, not just in Australia, but also a World XI. That was at least three years before his career ended. Likewise, McGrath and Warne were then-current internationals who would make their all-time teams. While some players are good enough for the cut, some others make it because their all-time teams are just plain incomplete.

  14. #14
    Cricketer Of The Year Arjun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Mumbai, India
    Posts
    8,367
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Mahela Jayawardene, as flawed as some of his record is, surely has a shot at making SL's all-time XI, simply due to the lack of competition. He may not be a walk in, but he's in with a great shot.
    He does have a shout, but in a middle-order with Gurusinha, Aravinda, Mahanama and Ranatunga, it's tough. There's a vacancy for the other opener, but Marvan can only make it in Tests.

  15. #15
    U19 Captain sanga1337's Avatar
    KickUps Champion!
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Australian living in Japan
    Posts
    641
    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    He does have a shout, but in a middle-order with Gurusinha, Aravinda, Mahanama and Ranatunga, it's tough. There's a vacancy for the other opener, but Marvan can only make it in Tests.
    Jayawardne is easily better than Mahanama as a batsman

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. All time XI's
    By iamdavid in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 183
    Last Post: 06-08-2010, 07:54 PM
  2. Try and make a current XI with your favourite players.
    By dontcloseyoureyes in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 266
    Last Post: 13-12-2009, 05:42 PM
  3. Fully Fit Current XI's
    By NZTailender in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 25-07-2006, 11:16 AM
  4. Current players [on current form] making any side
    By silentstriker in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-07-2006, 02:29 AM
  5. Replies: 30
    Last Post: 07-03-2005, 11:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •