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    Pick your XI

    This is for a series of articles that I intend to do for Cricket Web. I'd like you guys to pick your International XI's according to the criteria given. I will use the results as a guide for my articles.

    The first XI is......The "Oh no" XI
    Pick eleven position players (2 openers, 4 3 batsmen, 1 allrounder, 1 wicketkeeper, 4 bowlers) who you think are the least deserving of a spot in their national teams. In other words, pick your World's Worst XI.

    (Please don't respond with the Bangladeshi team.)

    I await any response.
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    Eighteen months ago, I'd have put Michael Vaughan in this

    Sticking to Test Nations and avoiding the stereotypes (i.e. Lee, Harmison, McGrath, Agarkar, deGroot...)

    Openers
    Vusimuzi Sibanda (is he a batsman?)
    Imran Nazir

    Middle Order
    Tushar Imran
    Ashwell Prince
    Justin Ontong

    All-Rounder
    Sean Ervine

    Wicket Keeper
    Ajay Ratra

    Bowlers
    Charl Willoughby
    Allan Dawson
    Charl Langeveldt
    Robin Peterson

    Ooh, six South Africans, two Zimbabweans, a Pakistani, an Indian and a Bangladeshi. As I said, avoiding the obvious.
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    5-Shoaib Malik ( He isn't a great batsman and Saqlain Mushtaq is a better offspinner)

    6-Andrew Hall

    7-Chris Nevin

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    lol Matthew Bell..I totally agree with that one.


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    Neil Pickup:::Wicket Keeper...Ajay ratra
    Ajay Ratra?!?!

    James foster would be a more obvious choice....
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    all i can say is...shahid afridi.

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    Originally posted by R_Powell_fan
    3-Aminul Islam
    Just what has this guy ever done wrong? He's been the bulwark of the Bangladeshi batting order for the best part of the last two decades :P

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    indeed, i would rather have sanwar hossain

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    Naveed Nawaz - SL
    Matthew Horne (c) - NZ

    Mathew Sinclair - NZ
    Boeta Dippenaar - SA
    Lou Vincent - NZ

    Rikki Clarke - Eng

    James Savin Foster - Eng

    Charl Langeveldt - SA
    Pulasti Gunaratne - SL
    Ian Butler - NZ
    Kashual Kockuarachichi - SL

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    I agree with that team, Andre, except I reckon I could think of a few South Africans worse then Boeta Dippenaar.

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    Giles has got to be in there

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    Chris, when there's a better English spinner than Giles, I'll believe you.

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    Sinclair, Horne, Vincent I agree with...but Butler is still fairly new and he showed good improvement last year in the West Indies so he probably doesn't deserve the tag of being one of NZ's worst players.

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    3 A Kapali(batsmen)
    4 R Key (batsmen)
    5 J Ontong (batsmen)

    6 R Clarke (allrounder)

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Just what has this guy ever done wrong? He's been the bulwark of the Bangladeshi batting order for the best part of the last two decades :P
    And your point is?
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