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    tendulkar doesn't make either team?
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    Neither does gilly. They can't open in tests.

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    thought that that was the reason but still surprised. i hadn't noticed that gilly also hadn't passed muster.
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    Imran, Hadlee, Marshall, Akram and Warne (and Sobers) is a great great attack.

    Miller, Lindwall, Garner, Murali and Botham is less intimidating, I admit. But can be equally effective.

    Dhoni, Ponting and oreilly narrowly missed out.


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    Interesting take on it though from Bagapath. I found myself being shackled a bit because I wanted both Tendulkar and Gilchrist and it seemed like I'd have to forgo notable openers for the sake of team balance. I reckon Ponting > Lara over all formats - plus his fielding. I also think you could have picked a more known quantity than Trumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    I also think you could have picked a more known quantity than Trumper.
    Trumper averaged 39 when the global average was 23. He scored at a SR of 70 in test cricket. In this era the equivalent numbers are 46 at a SR of, may be, 80 - which is the same as gilly's stats. Trumper would've been a natural in limited overs cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    It was him or Hayden. He's not as good as Hayden in Tests but arguably as good if not better in ODIs/T20s as a batsman alone - plus he can bowl, and well. I don't think it's that ridiculous at all. If you had my same exact team who would you have instead of Watson?
    Yeah, that makes sense to me. I would have given it a few more years to establish his stats in Test cricket though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    Imran, Hadlee, Marshall, Akram and Warne (and Sobers) is a great great attack.

    Miller, Lindwall, Garner, Murali and Botham is less intimidating, I admit. But can be equally effective.

    Dhoni, Ponting and oreilly narrowly missed out.
    That is a mighty good test bowling attack. No respite for the martians.

    Imran, Hadlee, and macko all have sub 30 averages in all countries in the world. Macko is sub 25 everywhere and can also throw the bat around. Warne and Wasim end up looking weaker links in this attack
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    Trumper averaged 39 when the global average was 23. He scored at a SR of 70 in test cricket. In this era the equivalent numbers are 46 at a SR of, may be, 80 - which is the same as gilly's stats. Trumper would've been a natural in limited overs cricket.
    And hence my point about "known quantity". I understand the argument you are bringing with reference to equivalent averages; I just find it that if cricket in Trumper's time was so different that the global average was 23 then the standards then and now are vastly different. Some 10 points different, actually. Then you factor in ODIs and T20s and it's even harder to gauge. Maybe he could do it, but I think it's a risky thing considering the fate of the world is on the line .

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    i agree about the known quantities argument.

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    Sehwag
    Tendulkar
    Bradman
    V. Richards
    Tendulkar
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Imran
    Hadlee
    Marshall
    Murali

    Would be relying on 10 overs from Sobers and the part-timers, but I reckon the others would make up for it. Yeah, Sachin doesn't open in Tests, but he does in ODIs, and if Shane Watson can make the move to opener, Sachin should be able to do it too

    Would've liked to give Hobbs a go but Sehwag and Tendulkar obviously a bit more proven in the shorter formats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Sehwag
    Tendulkar
    Bradman
    V. Richards
    Tendulkar
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Imran
    Hadlee
    Marshall
    Murali

    Would be relying on 10 overs from Sobers and the part-timers, but I reckon the others would make up for it. Yeah, Sachin doesn't open in Tests, but he does in ODIs, and if Shane Watson can make the move to opener, Sachin should be able to do it too

    Would've liked to give Hobbs a go but Sehwag and Tendulkar obviously a bit more proven in the shorter formats.
    Sachin's so good you're planning to clone him and play both copies? Not sure that would be fair on the opposition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Sachin's so good you're planning to clone him and play both copies? Not sure that would be fair on the opposition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    Trumper
    Sehwag
    Bradman
    V.Richards
    Sangakara (wk)
    Sobers
    Imran (c)
    Hadlee
    Akram
    Marshall
    Warne

    Hayden
    Greenidge
    Lara
    G.Chappell
    Hammond
    A.Flower (wk)
    Miller (c)
    Botham
    Lindwall
    Murali
    Garner
    Surely Tendulkar deserves a place ahead of Sehwag or Greenidge or Hayden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Sachin's so good you're planning to clone him and play both copies? Not sure that would be fair on the opposition...
    Haha, ****. I knew there was something wrong with the team, was looking at it for ages thinking it looked odd. TBF it's 4:30 am.

    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Bradman
    V. Richards
    Tendulkar
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Imran
    Hadlee
    Marshall
    Murali

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