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    Your World XI 2001-2010

    This one would be mine:

    Ricky Ponting
    Virender Sehwag
    Brian Lara
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Jacques Kallis
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Adam Gilchrist+*
    Shane Warne
    Dale Steyn
    Glenn McGrath
    Muttiah Muralitharan

    Reserves: Matthew Hayden, Mohammad Yousuf, Mark Boucher, Shane Bond, Shaun Pollock.

    Thought of taking Hayden to partner Sehwag at the top. But all of Ponting, Lara, Tendulkar, Kallis and Sangakkara have phenomenal records in this time frame, so couldn't drop one.
    Last edited by weldone; 31-12-2010 at 04:14 AM.
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    Virender Sehwag
    Matthew Hayden
    Ricky Ponting
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Jacques Kallis
    Adam Gilchrist +
    Shane Warne *
    Dale Steyn
    Glenn McGrath
    Muttiah Muralitharan

    Sangakkara unlucky to miss out, but I'm not opening with a middle order batsman, and Kallis offers much more. Pretty easy team to pick for me.

    ODi's:

    Matthew Hayden
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Ricky Ponting
    Jacques Kallis
    Michael Hussey
    MS Dhoni +
    Andrew Flintoff
    Brett Lee
    Shane Bond
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Glenn McGrath
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome..its a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    @ OP..

    Has Ponting ever opened in an FC game in his life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    @ OP..

    Has Ponting ever opened in an FC game in his life?
    I distinctly remember him opening in a tour game, which probably had First Class status.
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    In before Ginger Furball picks Dravid

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    Tests -

    1. Virender Sehwag
    2. Matthew Hayden
    3. Ricky Ponting *
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Jacques Kallis
    6. VVS Laxman
    7. Adam Gilchrist +
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Dale Steyn
    10. M Muralitharan
    11. Glenn McGrath


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    Last edited by angad; 30-12-2010 at 01:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    In before Ginger Furball picks Dravid
    In before Blaze 18 picks Lara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    In before Ginger Furball picks Dravid
    Haha. Tendulkar over Dravid is just so wrong on so many levels though.

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    Right, how are we doing this? Do I pick an XI based on the best players within the period? Or do I need players who have played the whole time? And do I pick peaks, or overall form? Side can change dramatically based on these.

    Going to set a benchmark that they need to have been playing for at least half of the period.

    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Ponting*
    Dravid
    Tendulkar
    Kallis
    Gilchrist+
    Warne
    Steyn
    Muralitharan
    McGrath

    Two spinners not normally needed but to invert the usual CW theory, if they are your best bowlers then pick them. Got Kallis there to ensure there is plenty of seam cover and tbh, after McGrath and Steyn's opening spells I'm pretty happy having spinners at first and second change.
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    It's hard to argue with any of these, the only real discussion being batsman vs all-rounder or spinner vs seamer, etc.

    Pollock
    Flintoff
    Vaas
    Lee
    Zaheer
    Steyn
    Bond
    Shoaib
    Ntini
    Ambrose
    McGrath

    Hey, it's the side I'd rather go watch play.
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    Haha, what a side.

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    Picking it on actual results, rather than the players reputations...

    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Dravid
    Sangakarra
    Kallis
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Steyn (yes I know he only played good for 4 years, but I don't give a flying ****)
    Murali
    McGrath
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Picking it on actual results, rather than the players reputations...

    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Dravid
    Sangakarra
    Kallis
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Steyn (yes I know he only played good for 4 years, but I don't give a flying ****)
    Murali
    McGrath
    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...s;type=batting
    Last edited by centurymaker; 30-12-2010 at 06:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Picking it on actual results, rather than the players reputations...
    Agree wholeheartedly, when picking the team of the decade (2000s), why bother looking at how players actually performed, let just pick our favorite players

    If people were honest with themselves in looking at tests in the 2000s, the likes of Tendulkar amongst a few others shouldn't be included.

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