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    Best 11 of the decade in ODI and TEST

    Atleast 20 games played in the 2000s.

    For test

    Gayle - Gambhir - Lara - Ponting (c) - Tendulkar - Chanderpaul - Sangakkara (wk) - Flintoff - Warne - Mcgrath - Walsh

    For ODI - atleast 30 games played in the 2000s

    Gayle - Kallis - Tendulkar - ponting (c) - Hussey - beaven - Dhoni (wk) - Flintoff - Akram - Muralitharan - Mcgrath
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovecric View Post
    Atleast 20 games played in the 2000s.

    For test

    Gayle - Gambhir - Lara - Ponting (c) - Tendulkar - Chanderpaul - Sangakkara (wk) - Flintoff - Warne - Mcgrath - Walsh
    Gambhir's pushing his luck a bit to be ahead of Hayden, Smith, Langer and maybe Strauss & Sehwag as well. Probably Gayle too. At the other end of the decade, did Walsh even play 20 tests? He was certainly getting on a bit by 1/1/2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Gambhir's pushing his luck a bit to be ahead of Hayden, Smith, Langer and maybe Strauss & Sehwag as well. Probably Gayle too. At the other end of the decade, did Walsh even play 20 tests? He was certainly getting on a bit by 1/1/2000.
    Gayle and Gambhir were two of most dynamic batsmen in the 2000s. They both do well when other batsmen might fail, Sehwag has big scores but often it's on good batting pitches. Gayle has a tripple, can carry his bat, and score quick centuries.

    Smith is the only person who was unlucky to miss out - hayden had one of the longest bad period in history so that went against him aswell. But the fact is Sehwag and Hayden are both aggressors but they can't score a century faster than gayle or change a game faster than gayle - he's the best aggressor from the group - plus he can bowl a few overs, take good catches.

    Gambhir is a better batsman than Smith and Strauss

    Yeah walsh played 20 games.

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    20 tests and 30 ODIs in a decade aren't enough. Far too less for a 10 year period.

    Tests

    1.Mathew Hayden
    2.Virender Sehwag
    3.Ricky Ponting
    4.Sachin Tendulkar
    5.Jacques Kallis
    6.Rahul Dravid
    7.Adam Gilchrist
    8.Shaun Pollock
    9.Shane Warne
    10.Makhaya Ntini
    11.Glenn McGrath

    ODIs

    1.Sachin Tendulkar
    2.Greame Smith
    3.Ricky Ponting
    4.Micheal Hussey
    5.Yuvraj Singh
    6.Andrew Symonds
    7.MS Dhoni
    8.Shaun Pollock
    9.Daniel Vettori
    10.Brett Lee
    11.Glenn McGrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra View Post
    20 tests and 30 ODIs in a decade aren't enough. Far too less for a 10 year period.


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    20 test matches is what a player need in his career to be fairly judged according to some here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovecric View Post
    20 test matches is what a player need in his career to be fairly judged according to some here.
    To each their own.I don't think it's enough.

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    as far as 00s go, murali should make it to both the teams

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    as far as 00s go, murali should make it to both the teams
    Won't use two spinners - warne for test and murali for ODIs

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    Tests:
    as posted elsewhere
    Hayden
    Sehwag
    Ponting
    Kallis
    Lara
    Sangakkara
    Gilchrist
    Pollock
    Warne
    Murali
    McGrath

    for ODIs:
    Tendulkar
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Pietersen
    Symonds
    Dhoni+
    Flintoff
    Pollock
    Lee
    Murali
    McGrath

    Bevan and Bond very unlucky, but needed to play more to make a decade team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovecric View Post
    Won't use two spinners - warne for test and murali for ODIs
    Simply the best ODI and test bowler in 2000s. Why not use two spinners than using a relatively inferior pacemen like Walsh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Simply the best ODI and test bowler in 2000s. Why not use two spinners than using a relatively inferior pacemen like Walsh
    Inferior to who ?


    Fast bowlers are always better than spinners

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    Cricinfo posted theirs as:

    Virender Sehwag
    Matthew Hayden
    Ricky Ponting
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Adam Gilchrist (wk)
    Andrew Flintoff
    Shane Warne (c)
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Allan Donald
    Glenn McGrath

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    For me, I pretty much agree.
    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Steve Waugh
    Gilchrist
    Wasim Akram
    Warne
    Murali
    McGrath

    with the quality of the 4 frontline bowlers, Flintoff isn't needed as much and his batting is no where near as beneficial as that of Waugh. IIRC, Donald peaked in 1998/99 and wasn't one o the top bowlers in the world by the time South Africa were challenging Australia for #1 In 2003.
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    Flintoff is the best all rounder of this decade tho. He's unique and offers alot more than most peoples.

    Stacking a team with players who have the best record isn't doing much in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovecric View Post
    Flintoff is the best all rounder of this decade tho. He's unique and offers alot more than most peoples.

    Stacking a team with players who have the best record isn't doing much in my opinion.
    Yes, Fred is the best all-rounder we've seen this decade, but he isn't as consistent as other players. The reason I selected Waugh at 6 isn't due to his average, it's because he valued his wicket and would never give in. In the unlikely event of a collapse he could keep the innings together, and if it was 4-400 he could come in and belt it around for a while. Plus he could roll his arm over should the need arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Cricinfo posted theirs as:

    Virender Sehwag
    Matthew Hayden
    Ricky Ponting
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Adam Gilchrist (wk)
    Andrew Flintoff
    Shane Warne (c)
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Allan Donald
    Glenn McGrath
    I didnt know cricinfo published a team of the decade. can u pl give me the link? would love to read about it.

    an alternate team looks as good as the one they have selected.

    smith (c)
    langer
    dravid
    pietersen
    kallis
    chanderpaul
    dhoni (wk)
    pollock
    harbhajan
    akhthar
    steyn

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