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    Best all time XI for each country

    Which team would win? I've put together three teams so far


    Australia
    Victor Trumper
    Arthur Morris
    Don Bradman
    Alam Border
    Steve Waugh
    Keith Miller
    Adam Gilchrist
    Shane Warne
    Dennis Lillee
    Craig McDermott
    Glen Mcgrath

    12th: Bill O Reilly / Ricky Ponting



    India
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Vijay Merchant
    Rahul Dravid
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Vijay Hazare
    Kapil Dev
    MS Dhoni
    Anil Kumble
    Javagal Srinath
    Zaheer Khan
    Erapalli Prasanna


    Pakistan
    Saeed Anwar
    Hanif Mohammad
    Zaheer Abbas
    Javed Miandad
    Inzamam Ul Haq
    Imran Khan
    Imtiaz Ahmed
    Wasim Akram
    Sarfraz Nawaq
    Abdul Qadir
    Waqar Younis

    12th = Mohammed Yousuf/ Fazal Mahmood

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    Bradman's team.
    Greatest Test XI::: S Gavaskar, M Hayden, D Bradman*, S Tendulkar, A Border, G Sobers, A Gilchrist, I Khan, S Warne, M Marshall, G McGrath
    Reserves: B Richards, V Richards, A Knott, M Muralitharan

    Greatest ODI XI::: A Gilchrist, S Tendulkar, R Ponting*, V Richards, M Dhoni, M Bevan, S Pollock, W Akram, S Warne, J Garner, M Muralitharan, A Donald
    Reserves: A deVilliars, B Lara, R Hadlee, S Warne

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    Ponting for Border, IMO.

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    So far Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeps View Post
    Alam Border
    Shouldn't he be in the Pakistan team?
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    This is a highly original topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubb View Post
    Shouldn't he be in the Pakistan team?
    Beat me to it. I found that so funny for some reason. Maybe all the Fawad Alam-bell based puns.

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    Aus: Waugh out, Punter in. Allan border the skippy.

    India: Vijay Merchant out, Sehwag in. Dhoni in an all time test XI sounds out of place. Probably Contractor/Kirmani should be there.
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    Finally, a All-Time XI thread.

    I sent a link of this thread to cricinfo. Hope they do a series like this.
    Thanks for the idea OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeps View Post
    Which team would win? I've put together three teams so far


    Australia
    Victor Trumper
    Arthur Morris
    Don Bradman
    Alam Border
    Steve Waugh
    Keith Miller
    Adam Gilchrist
    Shane Warne
    Dennis Lillee
    Craig McDermott
    Glen Mcgrath

    12th: Bill O Reilly / Ricky Ponting
    There's something about this team that doesn't seem quite right.


    Victor Trumper
    Arthur Morris
    Don Bradman
    Alan Border
    Marcus North
    Keith Miller
    Adam Gilchrist
    Shane Warne
    Dennis Lillee
    Craig McDermott
    Glenn Mcgrath

    Ah. Much better.

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    Been done to death this topic, Australia easily of the 3 teams, followed by Pakistan.

    All-time West Indies & England (or perhaps even South Africa) teams would be closer to Australia

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    Australia is the best team on paper there, but if it's played on a dustbowl, i'd fancy India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    Been done to death this topic, Australia easily of the 3 teams, followed by Pakistan.

    All-time West Indies & England (or perhaps even South Africa) teams would be closer to Australia
    I don't think there's much in it at all between Australia's and England's all time teams. England comfortably have the better bowling lineup and their batting would be on equal footing too if not for Bradman, who evens the whole thing up considerably.
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    AUS XI: I will have Alan Davidson instead of McDermot. Chappel in place of S Waugh. Not sure about Trumper and Morris either

    Pak XI: I will have either Fazal Mehmood or Saqlain Mushtaq in place of Sarfaraz

    Ind XI: Merchant is a great choice but perhaps would have to give it to Sehwag now. I will definitely find a place for Vinoo Mankad in place of either Zaheer or Prasanna.
    Last edited by ankitj; 29-11-2010 at 10:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0rphin3 View Post
    Aus: Waugh out, Punter in. Allan border the skippy.

    India: Vijay Merchant out, Sehwag in. Dhoni in an all time test XI sounds out of place. Probably Contractor/Kirmani should be there.

    Waugh made his runs against the likes of Ambrose, Walsh, Akram, Younis, Donald, Pollock etc. on tough batting wickets.

    Punter made his runs against Chris Martin, Stuart Broad, Ashish Nehra etc. on flat tracks. I'm not saying Ponting isn't a good batsman, but Waugh did it against much tougher opposition, and more importantly made the runs when the team needed them.

    Dhoni was a contentious choice but comparing the batting of the past indian keepers, they really weren't up to scratch, with the exception of Mongia.

    I'd still take Merchant over Sehwag too.

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