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    Best of the non test playing countries XI

    Let's make a XI from non-test playing countries.

    Inclusion criteria
    1. Any player from current BAN or ZIM sides
    2. Any player from non-test playing countries
    3. Any player from a current test country who plyed before gaining test status.

    Exclusion criteria
    1. Any player who has played test cricket
    2. Any player who played FCC in a test country but could not make the side of that country.
    3. Irish and Dutch players are excepted from 2, they can be included.

    My XI would be

    1. Nial O'Brien (IRE)
    2. Shariar Nafees (BAN)
    3. Steve Tikolo (KEN) (c)
    4. Mahadevan Sathasivam (Cey)
    5. Ryan ten Doshcate (NED)
    6. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
    7. Tatenda Taibu (ZIM) (wk)
    8. Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN)
    9. Elton Chigambura (ZIM)
    10. Boyd Rankin (IRE)
    11. Raymond Price (ZIM)

    Ed Joyce misses out as he has played for England, It's very tough on Thomas Odoyo to miss this XI too. But on best form Ryan Doschcate edges him out.

    You would wonder who is Sathasivam, he's a player who walks in to all time Sri Lankan XI. He is probably the best non test batsman ever. FC de Saram also a very well known test class player who could not play in a test, because he played for Ceylon.

    Other than Sathasivam, all are current day players. Replace him with Ed Joyce, and this side will give a run for their money for any test side.
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    Freddie Klokker (Den)
    William Porterfield (IRE)
    Ryan Watson (SCO)
    Steve Tikolo (c) (KEN)
    Ryan Ten Doeschate (NTH)
    David Hemp (BER)
    Niall Obrian (wk) (IRE)
    Craig Wright(SCO)
    Henry Osinde (CAN)
    Boyd Rankin (IRE)
    Hiren Varaiya (KEN)

    Honourable mentions: Rizwan Cheema (Can), Seren Waters (Ken), Gerrie Snyman (Nam),
    T.Odoyo (Ken), J.Olwenyi (Uga), I.Romaine (Ber), L.Cann (Ber), E.Morgan (Ire), A.Bagai (Can).

    Decided to leave Banga and Zims out of my team.
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    Any side with RTD will crush an all time Aus or WI Xi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Inclusion criteria
    1. Any player from current BAN or ZIM sides

    Exclusion criteria
    1. Any player who has played test cricket


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    Pretty sure several of those guys have played tests... Whether they should be classed as tests or not is a separate question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Let's make a XI from non-test playing countries.

    Inclusion criteria
    1. Any player from current BAN or ZIM sides
    2. Any player from non-test playing countries
    3. Any player from a current test country who plyed before gaining test status.

    Exclusion criteria
    1. Any player who has played test cricket
    2. Any player who played FCC in a test country but could not make the side of that country.
    3. Irish and Dutch players are excepted from 2, they can be included.

    My XI would be

    1. Nial O'Brien (IRE)
    2. Shariar Nafees (BAN)
    3. Steve Tikolo (KEN) (c)
    4. Mahadevan Sathasivam (Cey)
    5. Ryan ten Doshcate (NED)
    6. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
    7. Tatenda Taibu (ZIM) (wk)
    8. Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN)
    9. Elton Chigambura (ZIM)
    10. Boyd Rankin (IRE)
    11. Raymond Price (ZIM)

    Ed Joyce misses out as he has played for England, It's very tough on Thomas Odoyo to miss this XI too. But on best form Ryan Doschcate edges him out.
    Ed Joyce hasn't played tests for England, only ODIs. You don't explicitly state that playing ODIs for another country disqualifies him but i suppose you meant it.

    Eoin Morgan should probably be in the side. I'd have him ahead of Mahadevan Sathasivam, but even if he's ahead of Niall O'Brien it's hardly an issue. He's easily our best current batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Ed Joyce hasn't played tests for England, only ODIs. You don't explicitly state that playing ODIs for another country disqualifies him but i suppose you meant it.

    Eoin Morgan should probably be in the side. I'd have him ahead of Mahadevan Sathasivam, but even if he's ahead of Niall O'Brien it's hardly an issue. He's easily our best current batsman.
    Do you think Morgan is better than some one like Arjuna Ranatunga or Hashan Tillekaratne? Sathasivam is regarded only second to De Silva and Sangakkara, and was regrded as SL's best batsman before Aravinda de Silva stormed in to the scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Do you think Morgan is better than some one like Arjuna Ranatunga or Hashan Tillekaratne? Sathasivam is regarded only second to De Silva and Sangakkara, and was regrded as SL's best batsman before Aravinda de Silva stormed in to the scene.
    No, but Morgan's 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    No, but Morgan's 22.


    I think he intends it to be an all-time XI buddy as Mahadevan Sathasivam has been dead for over 30 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post


    I think he intends it to be an all-time XI buddy as Mahadevan Sathasivam has been dead for over 30 years.
    It just makes it a dud comparison is all.

    I wouldn't find a place for Sathasivam because i don't like trying to compare someone i've never even seen any footage of and who played a radically different game to the others in the team. But as i said above, if others wish to there's no way Niall O'Brien's a better specialist batsman than Morgan anyway so he should be in at the top (neither are openers).

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    If it's meant as an all-time list Bart King's omission is scandalous, obv.
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    If it is an all time XI, then the side would be stacked with players from India and Pakistan prior to introduction. Can't think of any off the top of my head, but I'm sure most where better then the guys on the list apart from maybe Tilkolo, RTD and Sathasivam. Also there is few South Africans from the 80s that would make it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Any side with RTD will crush an all time Aus or WI Xi.
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    1) Porterfield
    2) Watson
    3) Morgan
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    6) Ten Doeschate
    7) N O'Brien (w)
    8) Wright
    9) Odoyo
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