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    Life or Death: Mixed team to play Marauding Martians

    Who would make your team to play a group of matches - 1 Test on any surface, 1 ODI, 1 20-20 - againt the Martians? Destruction of the Earth at stake if a loss in any of the formats were to occur.

    It has to be the same XI for all the matches.

    And leaving out Bradman or Sobers because they haven't played ODIs or 20-20 (Sobers played only one, I believe) would be suicide!

    Good luck!
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    S Ganguly
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    M Azharuddin
    A Ranatunga
    H Cronje
    K Akmal
    H Larwood
    T Chappel
    S Akhtar
    M Asif

    Umpire: Steve Bucknor

    Coach: Ijaz Butt

    Plan:

    1) Put out XI that will inevitably cause some political dispute
    2) Nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure
    Last edited by Howe_zat; 04-05-2011 at 10:16 AM.
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.

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    Tendulkar
    Greenidge
    Hayden
    Bradman
    Richards
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Akram
    Hadlee
    McGrath
    Murali

    Picked Hayden because I need him to open in Tests alongside Greenidge, where Tendulkar doesn't open. Interesting exercise this.

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    thanks....sort of struck me when i was reading a comment on another forum about a person to bat for my life. thought i would come up with a team to play for one's life....in all formats!


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    One Test?

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    the MCB, actually. wanted all 20-20s initially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Tendulkar
    Greenidge
    Hayden
    Bradman
    Richards
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Akram
    Hadlee
    McGrath
    Murali

    Picked Hayden because I need him to open in Tests alongside Greenidge, where Tendulkar doesn't open. Interesting exercise this.
    Why would you play any spinners? You'd think the Martian XI would be pretty good at playing on dusty surfaces.

    I think our best chance is to produce a green wicket. Perhaps we should play in England where the constant piss poor weather would actually be good for once
    Last edited by GotSpin; 04-05-2011 at 10:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    S Ganguly
    D Jardine
    G Chappel
    M Azharuddin
    A Ranatunga
    H Cronje
    K Akmal
    H Larwood
    T Chappel
    S Akhtar

    Umpire: Steve Bucknor

    Coach: Ijaz Butt

    Plan:

    1) Put out XI that will inevitably cause some political dispute
    2) Nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure
    Fairly harsh on Asif. You'd think he'd done enough to earn selection for once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Fairly harsh on Asif. You'd think he'd done enough to earn selection for once.
    Haha, I actually included him but only put 10 players up, for some reason.

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    To show the Martians that they shouldn't have ****ed around with us I suggest we give Roy Gilchrist a gig.

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    Problem is same team for 3 formats so allrounders can't be ignored.

    Mixed XI

    First lets isolate absolute musthaves

    Bradman
    Sobers
    Richards
    Tendulkar
    Gilchrist

    Warne
    Akram
    Mcgrath


    Then marshall for me
    Imran for balance and fifth strike bowler.

    Tendulkar and gilchrist open in odis and t20.
    Main problem is opener for tests i'll go hayden since he's relevant in all formats.

    Hayden and gilchrist open in tests,bradman 3rd sachin 4rth,richards 5th,sobers 6,imran 7,marshall 8,wasim 9,warne 10.mcgrath 11.

    So final XI

    Batsmen -

    Bradman
    Tendulkar
    Richards
    Hayden

    Allrounders -

    Imran[c]
    Gilchrist[wk]
    Sobers

    Bowlers-

    Marshall
    Wasim
    Warne
    Mcgrath

    Ground - The WACA ,perth since bowling attack is pace based and all batsmen are excellent players of fast bowling except hayden[swing] maybe but thats less of a concern in odis and t20s,plus its his home country so waca.


    Scenario 2 -

    Ground - Firoz shah kotla dustbowl,or wankhede mumbai dustbowl or premedasa sticky minefield.

    Team

    Sehwag for hayden.[home conditions,no swing]
    Kumble and murali in for marshall and mcgrath.
    Wasim and imran stay because of ability to use reverse swing with old ball and familiarity with subcontinent conditions.



    If seperate teams for formats

    ODIS

    Tendulkar
    Gilchrist
    Ponting
    Lara
    Richards
    Bevan
    Imran[c]
    Garner
    Akram
    Warne
    Mcgrath


    Tests

    Len hutton
    Sunil gavaskar
    Don Bradman[C]
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Viv richards
    Sobers
    Gilchrist.[wk]
    Warne
    Marshall
    Ambrose
    Akram


    12th man-D.lillee

    Akram over lillee due to deadlier old ball with reverse swing.
    Ambrose and marshall walk into test sides imo.

    No coach.Can't see anyone telling these guys what to do.
    Last edited by Austerlitz; 04-05-2011 at 12:35 PM.

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    If finding someone to open in both formats is an issue, how about Jayasuria? Plus he'd solve balance issues in ODIs.

    Or, going a little out there, Barry Richards?

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    For games in Mars:

    Gooch
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    Ranatunga
    Milburn
    Ian Smith
    McMillan
    Gough
    Merv Hughes
    Warne
    Powar

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    Avoiding those already picked:

    Victor Trumper
    Roy Fredericks
    Mark Waugh
    Graeme Pollock
    Frank Woolley
    Keith Miller
    Ian Botham
    Alan Knott
    Shaun Pollock
    Alan Davidson
    Jim Laker
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    Tendulkar
    Hobbs/Gavaskar/Greenidge
    Richards
    Bradman
    Lara
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Imran Khan (C)
    Richard Hadlee
    Shane Warne/ Muralitharan
    Malcolm Marshall

    Beat this team Martians
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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