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    The Egotistical/ Self-Important XI

    Internationals only. Can be any format, or a combined one. Can be on field or off field mannerisms.

    I'll start off:

    All Time XI

    Boycott
    Grace
    V Richards*
    D Jones
    Pietersen
    Botham
    Zoehrer+
    Warne
    Jeff Thomson**
    Shoaib Akthar
    SF Barnes

    **To be replaced by G Matthews in spin-friendly conditions

    Post 1990 XI

    M Hayden
    H Gibbs
    V Sehwag
    D Jones
    KP Pietersen
    M Bevan
    P Nixon+
    S Warne*
    H Singh**
    S Akthar
    S Sreesanth

    ** to be replaced by D Powell in pace-friendly conditions.

    I realise there is some overlap, but some of these post-1990 fellows are Hall of Famers.

    These are representative samples only. Please feel free to add players or post your own XIs.
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    I don't think KP is an egotist, I think he's just slightly dim.
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    hang on is not at all happy about michael vaughan's omission.
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    Was thinking about Harbhajan, wouldn't call him a egotist exactly, but definitely comes across as a self-important jumped up cock tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Internationals only. Can be any format, or a combined one. Can be on field or off field mannerisms.

    I'll start off:

    All Time XI



    **To be replaced by G Matthews in spin-friendly conditions
    Mathews should be in the starting XI

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    Former Australian test and one-day international fast bowler Craig McDermott and evergreen offspin bowler Greg Matthews - whose legendary cockiness with bat and ball made him a man New Zealanders loved to hate in the 1980s - will cross the Tasman to take on their Kiwi rivals in the February 24 Twenty20 match.
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    Where's Atherton?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBMAC View Post
    Where's Atherton?
    Yeah, a good shout too.

    JB, could I ask you to pop over to the Davo on the Tied Test thread? Like to hear your thoughts on him as a player.

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    this thread screams for Afretard.

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    Disagree on Atherton

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    Keith Arthurton was a man whose ego seemed to regularly write cheques his ability couldn't cash.

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    Check out my signature.ODI XI. Best ever!!
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    My dream & the greatest XI ever.
    A.Gilchrist (wk),S.Tendulkar (c),J.Kallis,A.Flower,J.Rhodes,C.Cairns,L.Klusener ,H.Streak,S.Pollock,S.Mushtaq,S.Bond

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    Imran Khan in with a shout too I suppose.......although he might fit in better in the narcissist XI
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    All great players has ego of various degrees they bound too considering their skills set I prefer if we talk about only those whose talk>walk.

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