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    World's Best Young Talent

    OK this is the idea - make up an XI of players (plus a 12th man if you like) that will probably make up a "World XI" in 8-10 years time. Pick one player from your XI who you think will be the biggest in a team full of stars. I'd be interested to see what everyone else's views are on the World's most promising young players.

    My XI:

    1. Graeme Smith (SA)
    2. Jacques Rudolph (SA)
    3. Yasir Hameed (Pak)
    4. Michael Clarke (Aus)
    5. Bilal Shafayat (Eng)
    6. Mohammad Ashraful (Ban)
    7. Parthiv Patel (Ind)
    8. Harbhajan Singh (Ind)
    9. Monde Zondeki (SA)
    10. James Anderson (Eng)
    11. Mohammad Sami (Pak)

    12th man: Jermaine Lawson (WI)

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    Ok ill have a go!

    1.Graham Smith
    2.Jacques Rudolph
    3.Younis Khan
    4.Ramnaresh Sarwan
    5.Michael Clarke
    6.Neil McKenzie
    7.Mark Boucher
    8.Harbhajan Singh
    9.Shane Bond
    10.Avishkar Salvi
    11.Makhaya Ntini (wise old seamer by then)


    12.Fidel Edwards
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    Harbhajan is already a veteran . I will include Salvi and Rayudu in that .

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    my XI after 8-10 years would be:

    Jaques Rudolph
    Greame Smith
    Micheal Clarke
    Mohammad Ashraful
    Ambati Rayudu
    Tatenda Taibu
    Collins Obuya
    James Andersson
    Jermaine Lawson
    Mohammad Isam :P
    Monde Zondeki
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    Smith
    Gambhir
    Clarke
    Rayuda
    Sarwan
    Parthiv Patel
    Munaf Patel
    Salvi
    Bhajji
    Lawson
    Zondeki.

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    Originally posted by Isam
    my XI after 8-10 years would be:

    Jaques Rudolph
    Greame Smith
    Micheal Clarke
    Mohammad Ashraful
    Ambati Rayudu
    Tatenda Taibu
    Collins Obuya
    James Andersson
    Jermaine Lawson
    Mohammad Isam :P
    Monde Zondeki
    That is a long tail.
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    I didn't know Rudolph was an opener either!
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    And you are banking on Kenya to get Test status.
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    I for one have no doubt that Kenya will have Test status within the next 10 years.

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    I for one have no doubt that Kenya will have Test status within the next 10 years.
    But they aren't being made to play any cricket :!( and after 1-2 yrs Tikolo and Odumbe will retire and maybe Suji too. After that you don't know whether they will degrade or improve

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    But that could be said of almost any team. When Gilchrist, McGrath, Hayden, Langer and Lehmann retire, Australia could improve or fall apart... you can never really be sure.

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    Originally posted by Jacques Rudolph
    Ok ill have a go!

    1.Graham Smith
    2.Jacques Rudolph
    3.Younis Khan
    4.Ramnaresh Sarwan
    5.Michael Clarke
    6.Neil McKenzie
    7.Mark Boucher
    8.Harbhajan Singh
    9.Shane Bond
    10.Avishkar Salvi
    11.Makhaya Ntini (wise old seamer by then)


    12.Fidel Edwards
    Shane Bond is not young I beleve he is 27-28. Possibly older.

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    Well they should be playing a lot of FC cricket with help with the ICC getting countries to send 'A' teams to Kenya and get match experience. Same applies with Bangladesh.

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    But that could be said of almost any team. When Gilchrist, McGrath, Hayden, Langer and Lehmann retire, Australia could improve or fall apart... you can never really be sure.
    Yes but Australia are the best team in the world. Even if they decline they will still be strong or at the very least competitive. If Kenya decline from where they are, they will be worse than Bangladesh, which means they really shouldn't be playing test cricket.
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    Originally posted by Bazza
    Yes but Australia are the best team in the world. Even if they decline they will still be strong or at the very least competitive. If Kenya decline from where they are, they will be worse than Bangladesh, which means they really shouldn't be playing test cricket.
    We don't know that for sure. Cricket is a game of gloriuos uncertainties. Look at the West Indies, they were a excellent team up until the early 90's. At that point, Haynes ('94), Greenidge ('91), Richards ('91) , Dujon ('92), Marshall ('92) all bowed out around the same time. The West Indies then went into a rather sharp decline...

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