Surely Chandepaul would open and him at Hasan at 3.
Surely Chandepaul would open and him at Hasan at 3.
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1) Shakib Al Hasan - 1559 runs @ 33.31, S/R @ 70.34, 68 wickets @ 30.05, Econ @ 4.02
2) Matthew Hayden - 6133 runs @ 43.80, S/R @ 78.96
3) Shivnarine Chanderpaul (capt) - 7858 runs @ 41.14, S/R @ 70.96
4) Jacques Kallis - 10057 runs @ 45.30, S/R @ 71.71, 246 wickets @ 31.72
5) Mohammad Yousuf - 9242 runs @ 43.18, S/R @ 75.34
6) Jonty Rhodes - 5935 runs @ 35.11, S/R @ 80.90
7) Andrew Flintoff - 3391 runs @ 32.60, S/R @ 89.02, 163 wickets @ 24.69, Econ @ 4.38
8) Rodney Marsh (wk) - 1225 runs @ 20.08, S/R @ 82.26, 124 dismissals
9) Umar Gul - 83 wickets @ 25.24, S/R @ 30.7
10) Nathan Bracken - 153 wickets @ 22.60
11) Ajantha Mendis - 61 wickets @ 12.01, S/R @ 19.0
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1.Stephen Fleming* (LHB 8037 runs @ 32.40, RM 1 wkt @ 28.00)
2.David Boon (RHB 5694 runs @ 37.04, 0 wkts @ --------------)
3.Aravinda de Silva (RHB 9284 runs @ 34.90, OS 106 wkts @ 39.40)
4.Michael Clarke ( RHB 4077 runs @ 42.46, SLO 45 wkts @ 33.66)
5.Yuvraj Singh (LHB 6466 runs @ 37.16, SLO 64 wkts @ 40.71)
6.Mark Boucher+ (RHB 4329 runs @ 28.86, WK Ct 377, St 18)
7.Dwayne Bravo (RHB 1291 runs @ 23.47, RMF 98 wkts @ 30.74)
8.Heath Streak (RHB 2943 runs @ 28.29, RFM 239 wkts @ 29.82)
9.Brett Lee (RHB 855 runs @ 17.44, RF 303 wkts @ 22.95)
10.Anil Kumble (RHB 938 runs @ 10.53, LS 337 wkts @ 30.89)
11.Zaheer Khan (RHB 679 runs @ 13.31, LFM 219 wkts @ 28.68)[/QUOTE]
12th man Tillakaratne Dilshan (RHB 3257 @ 30.43, OS 47 wkts @ 43.29)
So that completes my XI, Fleming and Boon to open the innings for my team, and de Silva at three provides plenty of solidarity to my top-order, they might not give the team the most dynamic of starts, but they would set a solid base nonetheless.
Likes of Clarke, Yuvraj and Boucher are likely to inject momentum into the innings, and Mark Boucher was an easy choice as keeper for me once Dhoni and Gilchrist were off the shelves.
Boucher not only is a superb keeper, he is a very good lower order bat and a very good finisher of the innings, Bravo, Streak and Lee are all likely to provide depth to the lower order batting and can also use the long handle to good effect.
Would have gone for a batsman as my final pick instead of Bravo, but didn't want to depend on on Clarke, Yuvraj or de Silva to chip in as fifth bowler.
The bowling side of things would be lead by Lee, who would share the new ball with Zaheer, forming a potent left and right arm new ball opening combination.
Streak and Kumble are going to be my 1st and 2nd change bowlers respectively and Bravo would be the fifth bowler, he is pretty good with death bowling, with his ability to mix the pace well and bowl good yorkers.
Stephen Fleming is going to captain my side, one of the best and longest serving captain ever in the history of the game, and i am sure he would marshall the resources quite well imo.
Last edited by pup11; 02-02-2009 at 11:33 PM.
And now your 12th man?
Everyone happy for us to do a similar thing to what has been done in the Test thread where a seperate thread is opened?
You need to pick a 12th man pup...
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Nath your up. Pup took Dilshan as his 12th man.
Allan Border. May replace Shakib, will think through.
For my 12th Man, I wanted someone who was an electric fielder; someone who can turn a game with a catch or a run out.
To that end, I have selected Colin Bland. The man himself really pre-dates one-dayers, but he was the greatest all-round fielder of all time - completing run outs and taking catches. To add to that, he was a very classy middle order batsman (he averaged 35 in the 4 list A games he played, but nearly 50 in test cricket) whilst he could also bowl handy medium pacers (43 first class wickets @ 35).
All in all, if one of my fielders gets injured or needs a toilet break, Colin Bland will massively increase the fielding ability of the team. An easy choice.
Manoj Prabhakar - (LHB 1,858 runs @ 24.12, RM 157 wickets @ 28.87)
Richie Richardson - (RHB 6,248 runs @ 33.41, RM 1 wicket @ 46.00)
Saurav Ganguly - (LHB 11,363 runs @ 41.02, RM 100 wickets @ 38.50)
Darren Lehmann - (LHB 3,078 runs @ 38.96, SLA 52 wickets @ 27.78)
Hansie Cronje - (RHB 5,565 runs @ 36.41, RM 114 wickets @ 34.78) (c)
Carl Hooper (RHB 5,762 runs @ 35.34, ROS 193 wickets @ 36.05
Grant Flower (RHB 6,536 @ 33.69 ROS 104 wickets @40.25)
Sir Ian Botham (RHB 2,113 runs @ 23.21, RFM 145 wickets @ 28.54)
Tatenda Taibu (wk) (RHB 2,045 @ 26.21 ROS 2 wickets @30.50)
Waqar Younis (RHB 969 runs @ 10.30, RF 416 wickets @ 23.84)
Allan Donald (RHB 95 runs @ 4.31, RF 272 wickets @ 21.78)
12th Man - Colin Bland
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Vimes tells it how it is:
So that means anyone who hasn't, isn't eligible.2. Any player who played in an officially recognised ODI is eligible.
Not even as 12th man? That seems a bit harsh given he's not going to bat or bowl, thus meaning the stats are irrelevant? I just want him as a fielder!
The 12th player can come into the starting XI, as my guy is likely to play at home?
Is it my pick or am I still waiting on Heath?
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