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    Who's your pick for a Northern XI vs Southern XI??

    Ok - here's a test for every cricket fan...

    If (by some complete miracle) the ICC organised a test match between a Northern Hemisphere XI versus a Southern Hemisphere XI who would make your cut? (a question bound to generate some disagreements...) So basically, it's Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Zimbabwe Vs. England, the four asians (SL, Ind., Pak., Ban.) and the West Indies.

    Here's my teams (Assuming 6 batters, wicketkeeper, 1 spinner and 3 pace):

    Northern XI

    Trescothick
    Dravid (vc)
    Lara
    Tendulkar (c)
    Jayawardene
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Sangakkara (w)
    Caddick
    Younis (o1)
    Muralitharan
    Gough (o2)
    12th - Thorpe or Vaas

    Southern XI

    Hayden
    Gibbs
    Langer
    Kallis
    A Flower
    Martyn
    Gilchrist (w)
    Pollock (c) (o2)
    Cairns
    Warne (vc)
    McGrath (o1)
    12th - Gillespie

    Obviously some players arn't in their regular batting positions, but were too good to leave out...


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    I'm trying not to copy off anybody here.

    Northern Hemisphere:

    Trescothick
    Das
    Lara (captain)
    Tendulkar
    Thorpe
    Ul-Haq
    Jacobs (w/k)
    Gough (opening bowler 1)
    Vaas (opening bowler 2)
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Muttiah Muralitharan

    12th Man: Nasser Hussain

    Southern Hemisphere:

    Hayden
    Kirsten
    Ponting (captain)
    Kallis
    A Flower
    Astle
    Gilchrist (w/k)
    Pollock
    Warne
    Lee
    McGrath

    12th Man: Gibbs

    By the way, I'm sorry if some of my players are the same as youra, I wasn't copying. I guess I've got the same opinions as you.

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    I dont think Gibbs is good enough I would not have Astle or cairns in there ether.



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    How can you not have Cairns? He's a class all-rounder in my view.

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    Northern
    Trescothick
    Jayasuriya
    Lara
    Tendulkar
    Jayawardene
    Hussain (c)
    Razzaq
    Latif (wk)
    Muralitharan
    Vaas
    Gough
    12th: Dravid

    Southern:
    Hayden
    Langer
    Ponting
    Kallis
    A.Flower (wk)
    Gilchrist
    Cairns
    Pollock (c)
    Warne
    Gillespie
    McGrath
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    Good team, Neil! I forgot all about Rashid Latif.

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    12th Man for the Southern Hemisphere: Jonty Rhodes.

    Country Represeentation:
    Australia 7
    Sri Lanka 4
    England 3
    South Africa 3
    India 2
    Pakistan 2
    New Zealand 1
    West Indies 1
    Zimbabwe 1

    I think that this says a lot.

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    i think u shouldmthink about kirstin

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    Gary Kirsten is the most boring player in world cricket.

    I can remember him batting 8 hours for 120* or something on an incredibly flat track at Old Trafford in 98. Nearly put me off cricket for life...

    Imagine him and Atherton opening :P

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    You've gotta have Astle... if not only for 222 from 16(something)
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    Northern
    1.S. Tendulker
    2.R. Dravid
    3.B. Lara
    4.M. Jayawardene
    5.Y. Yohana
    6.K. Sangakkara
    7.A. Razzaq
    8.Wasim Akram
    9.W. Younis
    10.D. Gough
    11.M. Murilidaren

    southern
    1.M. Hayden
    2.J. Langer
    3.J. Kallis
    4.A. Flower
    5.D. Martyn
    6.A. Gilchrist
    7.R. Ponting
    8.Pollack
    9.S. Warne
    10.J. Gillespie
    11.G. McGrath
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    If they had a Northern XI v Southern XI, then the amount of players from each country should be capped, say 2 or 3 from each country.
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    What would the point of that be? It would remove the idea of being the North V South

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    Don't know about a northern but Southern.Batting position in (-)
    Astle(1)
    Gilly(2)
    Ponting(3)
    Lee(8)
    Bond(10)
    McGrath(11)
    Cairns(6)
    Warne(9)
    Pollack(7)
    Kallis(4)
    Jonty R (5)
    12th man: Vincent



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