cricket betting betway blog banner small
Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 168
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: Who would you pick in the Greatest Cricket XI of YOUR Lifetime?

  1. #1
    Cricket Spectator World Cricket's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    19

    Who would you pick in the Greatest Cricket XI of YOUR Lifetime?

    I was born in 1984 and reckon I've seen a lot of cricket in my lifetime to pick my greatest ever team. I guess my memory does not extend that far back though . . .

    1. Sachin Tendulkar (opening yes . . .)
    2. Graeme Smith (most controversial)
    3. Viv Richards
    4. Ricky Ponting
    5. Steve Waugh
    6. Brian Lara
    7. Adam Gilchrist (w)
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Curtly Ambrose
    10. Waqar Younis
    11. Glen McGrath

    When were you born? And what's the greatest potential team in your lifetime?
    "I say what I like, And I Like what I bloody well say"

    Chief Editor of World Cricket Watch (the better half of cricinfo)

    We provide a fresh, twisted take on the game we all love. If world cricket is what you love then come and pay us a visit this summer as we'll literally be LIVING every breath of the Ashes and Twenty20 World Cup..

  2. #2
    Global Moderator Matt79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colll----ingggg---woooooodddd!!!!
    Posts
    17,424
    79

    Hayden
    Gavaskar
    Ponting
    Tendulkar
    Richards
    Imran
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Marshall
    Ambrose
    McGrath

    Lillee and Chappell miss out as I'm only considering performances post 79.

    EDIT: Forgot about Imran, and Gavaskar deserves a spot ahead of Greenidge
    Last edited by Matt79; 29-05-2009 at 05:11 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Irfan
    We may not like you, your filthy rich coffers or your ratbag scum of supporters but by god do we respect you as a football team
    GOOD OLD COLLINGWOOD - PREMIERS IN 2010

    Is Cam White, Is Good.

  3. #3
    Cricketer Of The Year The Sean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,857
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    79

    Hayden
    Grenidge
    Ponting
    Tendulkar
    Richards
    Lara
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Marshall
    Ambrose
    McGrath

    Lillee and Chappell miss out as I'm only considering performances post 79.
    No Sunny?
    Member of the Twenty20 is Boring Society

    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    C'mon Man U.
    RIP Craigos

  4. #4
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    64,440
    1969
    Greenidge
    Boycott
    Richards
    Chappell
    Sobers
    Imran
    Gilchrist
    Marshall
    Warne
    Lillee
    McGrath
    12th: Akram

    Would have had Pollock but his test career was largely over by 69.
    Last edited by Burgey; 29-05-2009 at 03:44 AM.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
    - JK Galbraith
    Quote Originally Posted by TNT View Post
    You need to clap a cows c**** over your head and get a woolly bull to f**** some sense into you.

    "Do you know why I have credibility? Because I don't exude morality." - Bob Hawke

    #408. Sixty three not out forever.


  5. #5
    Global Moderator Matt79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colll----ingggg---woooooodddd!!!!
    Posts
    17,424
    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    No Sunny?
    Thought of him and decided to leave him out for the same reasons as Chappell and Lillee, but that's probably not right is it... Was a team quoted with little thought tbh...

  6. #6
    Global Moderator Matt79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colll----ingggg---woooooodddd!!!!
    Posts
    17,424
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Thought of him and decided to leave him out for the same reasons as Chappell and Lillee, but that's probably not right is it... Was a team quoted with little thought tbh...
    yeah, on inspection, replace Grenidge with Gavaskar.

  7. #7
    Cricketer Of The Year The Sean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,857
    1977

    Gavaskar
    Hayden
    Richards
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Imran
    Gilchrist
    Marshall
    Warne
    Lillee
    McGrath

    Hadlee, Murali, Botham, Akram, Ambrose and Chappell all particularly unluckly.

  8. #8
    International Captain Howsie's Avatar
    Super Mario Rampage 1 Champion!
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    6,735
    1986

    1.Matthew Hayden
    2.Virender Sehwag
    3.Ricky Ponting
    4.Sachin Tendulkar
    5.Kevin Pietersen
    6.Adam Gilchrist
    7.Wasim Akram
    8.Daniel Vettori
    9.Shaun Pollock
    10.Shane Warne
    11.Shoaib Ahktar
    Northern Districts
    Proudly supporting KS Williamson, TG Southee, TA Boult, BJ Watling, CJ Anderson, MJ Santner and IS Sodhi, TL Seifert and ZN Gibson

  9. #9
    International Debutant slowfinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Worcs.
    Posts
    2,002
    Hayden
    Gilly(w)
    Y.Khan
    Tendulkar
    M.Clarke
    A.B. De Villiers
    I.Khan(c)
    Akram
    Warne
    Akhtar, if he was on form.
    Murali


    Not too bad IMO
    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba
    If Shoiab starts throwing his jockstrap around, they're all going to catch something

    Accidental Founder of the Fawad Alam Appreciation Society

  10. #10
    International 12th Man
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    1,709
    87

    Hayden
    Smith*
    Ponting
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Kallis
    Gilchrist+
    Warne
    Ambrose
    Muralitharan
    McGrath

  11. #11
    International Captain King Pietersen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    6,764
    1990:

    1. Virender Sehwag
    2. Matthew Hayden
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Brian Lara
    6. Jacques Kallis
    7. Adam Gilchrist +
    8. Shaun Pollock
    9. Shane Warne
    10. Muttiah Muralitharan
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Other than Sehwag, it pretty much picked itself for me. Kallis is possibly batting abit low at 6, but meh, he's a class all-rounder so he can do a job there. A little annoyed that it's the greatest XI of my lifetime though, there are quite a few players from the generation before me I'd have loved to have picked. Marshall, Gavaskar, Barry Richards and Viv Richards to name a few but unfortunately I never managed to see any of them play live so couldn't pick them. Happy with the side I've put out though, just Sehwag I'm a little unsure about.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cricinfo
    38.3
    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome..its a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover for a memorable maximum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cricinfo
    42.6
    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

  12. #12
    International Coach biased indian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    office
    Posts
    11,303
    1978

    Gavaskar
    Sehwag
    Lara
    Tendulkar
    Richards
    Botham
    Imran
    Gilchrist
    Hadlee
    Warne
    McGrath
    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
    RIP Craigos

  13. #13
    International Captain Migara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Posts
    6,856
    1977

    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Lara
    Tendulkar
    Richards
    Imran (c)
    Gilchrist (w)
    Hadlee
    Marshall
    Ambrose
    Murali

    Holding, Lillee, Warne, Donald, Akram, McGrath, Botham, Dev and Kallis all particularly unluckly. If Sangakkara an Ponting manages to finish with an average 57+, I would pick them over Lara and Richards.
    Last edited by Migara; 29-05-2009 at 05:45 AM.
    Supporting players: Dinesh Chandimal, Roshen Silva, Kusal Janith, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dhananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva

  14. #14
    International Captain Migara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Posts
    6,856
    1977, ODI XI

    Jayasuriya
    Gilchrist
    Richards
    Tendulkar
    Ponting / Lara
    Inzamam
    Imran (c)
    Vettori / Flintoff (depending on the pitch)
    Wasim
    Murali
    McGrath

    Ones to miss out are Sehwag, Hayden, de Silva, Dean Jones, Saqlain, Garner, Bond and Ambrose

  15. #15
    rather mad Norwegian Magrat Garlick's Avatar
    Defend Your Castle Champion! Monkey Diving Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    East Holland
    Posts
    26,357
    87. Will consider older players than the thread starter, however.

    Graham Gooch (4549 runs @ 48)
    Matthew Hayden (8625 runs @ 51)
    Ricky Ponting (10960 runs @ 56)
    Sachin Tendulkar (12773 runs @ 55)
    Steve Waugh (10445 runs @ 53)
    Brian Lara (11953 runs @ 53)
    Adam Gilchrist (5570 runs @ 48)
    Shaun Pollock (3781 runs @ 32, 421 wickets @ 23.1)
    Muttiah Muralitharan (1178 runs @ 11, 770 wickets @ 22.2)
    Malcolm Marshall (742 runs @ 19, 136 wickets @ 19.7)
    Glenn McGrath (641 runs @ 7, 563 wickets @ 21.6)

    Waugh and Tendulkar to trundle if necessary.

    vs pskov's XI: Gooch and Waugh over Kallis and Smith and Maco over Ambrose.
    A follower of the schools of Machiavelli, Bentham, Locke, Hobbes, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Lindwall, Miller, Hassett, Benaud and Thunberg

    I had a glimpse of Eureka
    Chewing me up, chewing me up and spitting me out

    -jected, I was rejected
    I wasn't good enough to be elected
    Lava, it was like lava
    Moving through my body like fire

Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Cricket v/s Baseball
    By chekmeout in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 155
    Last Post: 19-12-2018, 03:52 AM
  2. Beyond a boundary - C.L.R James
    By GotSpin in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-10-2008, 08:29 PM
  3. An A to Z of Cricketing Terms for newcomers
    By Dave Gregory in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24-02-2008, 07:52 PM
  4. *Official* Sri Lankan Domestic Cricket Thread
    By chaminda_00 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-11-2007, 01:01 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
  •