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    Depth of Countries

    This was mentioned recently in another thread as a side-sequence to the main discussion and I thought it deserved it's own thread.

    Quite a few things you could talk about IMO.
    Which country do you think currently has the best depth?
    Comparing XIs not involving players in most recent squads/uncapped XIs etc.

    England would probably be something like :

    Carberry
    Key/Lyth
    Joyce
    Bopara
    Hildreth
    Wright
    Davies
    Rashid
    Tremlett
    Sidebottom
    Onions

    Honourble mentions to James Taylor, Samit Patel, Ian Blackwell, James Tredwell and uhh.. some others I guess. Would have Ramps there myself even if the selectors won't.
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    Bangladesh if you consider relative skill differential between first XI and subsequent ones.

    Otherwise it could be anyone, inclined (due to bias) to say India except that our pace cupboard is pretty empty.

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    What would an Indian XI look like?

    Rahane, Pujara, Vijay, Badrinath, Saha?


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    SL would look like in a test

    Lahiru Thirimanne (LH)
    Malinda Warnapura (LH, OB)
    Kaushal Silva (RH, rwk)
    Chamara Kapugedara (RH, RMF)
    Thilina Kandamby (LH)
    Dinesh Chandimal+ (RH)
    Jehan Mubarak* (LH, OB)
    Suraj Randiv (RH, OB)
    Nuwan Kulasekara (RH, RFM)
    Dhammika Prasad (RH, RFM)
    Suranga Lakmal (RH, RFM)

    Reserves: Farveez Maharoof, Thissara Perera, Jeewan Mendis
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    M Vijay
    A Mukund
    A Rahane
    C Pujara
    M Tiwary
    Badrinath
    W Saha
    P Chawla
    A Mishra
    P Kumar/ P Singh/ etc etc
    V Kumar

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    Australia has:
    top order: Rogers, Hughes, Marsh, Jaques, Klinger

    middle order: Khawaja, Ferguson, DHussey, White, Bailey

    keepers: Wade, Hartley

    quicks: Siddle, Harris, McKay, George, Hastings, Cutting, Cockley

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    Outside of Katich, Watson, Ponting, Clarke, Hussey, North, Paine, Smith, Johnson, Hilfenhaus, Bollinger.

    Australia A
    1 Phil Hughes
    2 Chris Rogers
    3 Shaun Marsh
    4 Usman Khawaja
    5 David Hussey
    6 Cameron White (c)
    7 Brad Haddin +
    8 Nathan Hauritz
    9 Peter Siddle
    10 Ryan Harris
    11 Clint McKay

    I know it's cheating cause obviously Hauritz and Haddin would be playing and North shouldn't be in the best team! George Bailey would normally make my second XI team over DHussey cause I really like Bailey and don't think the selectors would ever go down the Dussey path, but for the sake of depth, I've picked him.

    Australia B
    1 Phil Jaques
    2 Michael Klinger
    3 Mark Cosgrove
    4 George Bailey (c)
    5 Callum Ferguson
    6 Adam Voges
    7 Matthew Wade +
    8 Steve O'Keefe
    9 Ben Cutting
    10 Burt Cockley
    11 Peter George

    Then you've still got John Hastings and the young NSW quicks of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Trent Copeland and the likes of Andrew McDonald, Chris Hartley, Ed Cowan and Jason Krejza if he returns to form.

    Have I missed anyone?
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    India A

    Abhinav Mukund
    Murali Vijay
    Cheteshwar Pujara
    Rohit Sharma
    Manoj Tiwary
    Virat Kohli
    Dinesh Karthik
    Irfan Pathan
    Ravi Ashwin
    Piyush Chawla
    Praveen Kumar

    12th man: Rahane
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    McDonald didn't even make Australia B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    India A

    Abhinav Mukund
    Murali Vijay
    Cheteshwar Pujara
    Rohit Sharma
    Manoj Tiwary
    Virat Kohli
    Dinesh Karthik
    Irfan Pathan
    Ravi Ashwin
    Piyush Chawla
    Praveen Kumar

    12th man: Rahane
    Perhaps Rahane and Pandey instead of Tiwary. And one of sreesanth /mishra/ Ishant will also make it to the Indian 11.

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    I think australia have the best depth in terms of second 11 and beyond the first 11 at the moment.

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    Awww... crap this is quite hard...

    If it was a first class match at home? Going off stats from last years first class stuff...

    A Redmond
    P Ingram
    C Cumming
    J Franklin
    S Stewart
    L Woodcock
    K Van Wyk
    N Beard
    G Aldridge
    M Bates
    M Mason

    Plenty of bowling in there - not sure how good but this was the form team of last year (from averages) who aren't likely to feature in the next NZ test squad. Plus you've still got an XI like this on the sideline...

    J How
    D Flynn
    M Sinclair
    P Fulton
    N Broom
    G Elliot
    R Young
    K Mills
    J Patel (he might actually miss out more if Williamson's spin proves OK)
    N McCullum
    N Wagner - when he qualifies

    Butler could be in there to but not sure how he'd hold up in first class stuff.

    Interesting to note that Flynn started opening at the end of last year and has been doing a lot of work with Martin Crowe which is apparently going really well.

    Some guy Bopara did okay for Auckland last year... But I don't think the selectors will pick him.
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    I think Australia have a heap of guys who would do a serviceable job. They just don't have any "bankers" at the moment, especially in the bowling attack. Hauritz is almost the closest too that, you know what you'll get from him week in, week out. I don't know if you can say that about the others in this current attack, nor a few of the back-ups.

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    Needs more Brodie Boult and Williamson IMO. Though Kane missed out because he may actually get into the Test team I guess?
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