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    My team of the decade

    So with the year and the decade just about out, I came up with my team of the decade. I may not be a cricket writer or a former international, but I have been around this site for a very long time (too long ), watched a fair bit of cricket lately, and over the years so I came up with my team of the decade.

    ML Hayden
    V Sehwag
    * RT Ponting
    R Dravid
    SR Tendulkar
    JH Kallis
    + AC Gilchrist
    SM Pollock
    SK Warne
    M Muralitharan
    GD McGrath

    Hayden was the best opener this decade, scoring 29 Test centuries from the tour of India in 2001. Sehwag gets in for his destructive like batting. I know in the decade he spent sometime out of the team, for a guy who has two triple centuries and a 290-odd, when he gets going, he can take the game away from the opposition. He's not just a FTB, he did score a century in difficult conditions at Trent Bridge in 2002. Ponting, Dravid, Tendulkar, Kallis, and Gilchrist all pick themselves.

    Pollock and McGrath were the two best and probably the most consistent seam bowlers, two guys that would give you nothing with the ball, and would keep it very tight. I thought about Ntini who has taken 380 Test wickets in this decade (), but I considered Pollock and McGrath to be the better bowlers (lower averages, less runs per over etc.). For Warne and Murali, they pick themselves.

    Thanks to SS as well, who gave me feedback and offered some suggestions on my team.
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    You obviously didn't pay much heed to SS's suggestions, you've got 2 spinners in the team

    I'd have the exact same team myself btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Lack of Flintoff = Craigos on my ignore list
    I had him in there and SS suggested not. Last time I listen to him


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    SS is obviously a tool

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    Would try get Yousuf in there. Good side though.
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    1.Mathew Hayden
    2.Virender Sehwag
    3.Ricky Ponting
    4.Sachin Tendulkar
    5.Rahul Dravid
    6.Jacques Kallis
    7.Adam Gilchrist
    8.Shaun Pollock
    9.Shane Warne
    10.Makhaya Ntini
    11.Glenn McGrath

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    Would try to accommodate Inzamam actually, but yeah good team.
    RIP Craigos

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    I wanted to put Moyo in there but didn't know who to remove.

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    Hayden
    Sehwag
    Ponting
    Tendulkar
    Kallis
    Inzamam
    Gilchrist
    Flintoff
    Pollock
    Warne
    McGrath

    Not much different from Craig's but tbf most of them pick themselves

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    No Lara in any side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Hayden
    Sehwag
    Ponting
    Tendulkar
    Kallis
    Inzamam
    Gilchrist
    Flintoff
    Pollock
    Warne
    McGrath

    Not much different from Craig's but tbf most of them pick themselves
    yeah, except that #7. Seems a forced selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Would try to accommodate Inzamam actually, but yeah good team.
    It was him or Dravid. That close.

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    Gilchrist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    So with the year and the decade just about out, I came up with my team of the decade. I may not be a cricket writer or a former international, but I have been around this site for a very long time (too long ), watched a fair bit of cricket lately, and over the years so I came up with my team of the decade.
    Playing Selector: Team of the decade - the 00s

    Craig... you were missing for whole month when we selected the team of the decade... it has lara in place of tendulkar in your team... the remaining 10 are the same...

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