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    'Not' the greatest XI.

    Here you can post a team of players who are not considered to be the 'greatest' of all time but are good international players who have had some good performances to their name or either had the potential but not given chances(due to too much competition or some other reason) or you can also pick promising young players in your side, but please do not mention any big names in the teams. Just try to get the combination right and pick a 11 which can beat even the best teams despite of not having the best players.
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    Andrew Hudson
    Wasim Jaffer
    Ramnaresh Sarwan
    Asim Kamal
    Mohammed Kaif
    Ridley Jacobs ( + )
    Heath Streak
    Dominic Cork
    Stuart Macgill
    Jermaine Lawson
    Shabbir Ahmed

    I wanted a team of 15 so remaining 4 names : Murray Goodwin, Neil Johnson, Darren Lehmann, Andrew Jones
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    For ODIs

    Aiden Blizzard
    Boeta Dippenaar
    Darren Bravo
    Kane Williamson
    Scott Styris
    Shahid Afridi
    Ricardo Powell
    Murali Kartik
    Jerome Taylor
    Shane Bond
    Nantie Hayward

    In the batting department, Blizzard is an unpredictable and aggressive opener along with solid Boeta Dippenaar followed by Darren Bravo , Williamson and Styris who are good players of the middle overs and can stay at the crease or attack when required, and Afridi and Ricardo Powell are a really dangerous lower order who can score quickly in the last 10 or 15 overs,

    In the bowling lineup,
    Bond and Taylor are fast bowlers with good control and speed, Hayward is erratic at times but can pick up wickets with his pace and variation and Styris is a useful medium pacer with his cutters and slower ones(can complete Hayward's remaining overs if he is too expensive).
    And there are 3 spinners, Afridi and Murali Kartik who are both very difficut to get away with and Off spin of Williamson can be handy.
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    I'm not getting this - you want a "very slightly crap" XI?
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    Middle order of Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman.

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    Naah! Players who did not get the proper chances or were not handled well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkallis View Post
    Naah! Players who did not get the proper chances or were not handled well...
    Not exactly that, just a XI which consists of good players and not the 'greats'.
    You can pick players who have been decent(but not the greatest) in international cricket like Scott Styris,
    or players who are young and look promising, or players who didn't get to play for long because of injuries (e.g. Bond) or not being given proper chances(e.g. Murali Kartik),etc.

    You cannot pick any of the great players and try and make a team combination which can still beat the best teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkallis View Post
    Andrew Hudson
    Wasim Jaffer
    Ramnaresh Sarwan
    Asim Kamal
    Mohammed Kaif
    Ridley Jacobs ( + )
    Heath Streak
    Dominic Cork
    Stuart Macgill
    Jermaine Lawson
    Shabbir Ahmed

    I wanted a team of 15 so remaining 4 names : Murray Goodwin, Neil Johnson, Darren Lehmann, Andrew Jones
    Good choice, especially Cork and Macgill, and m glad you still remember Asim Kamal, looked like a good test player, should have played more.

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    Kamal had the technique and temperament to play test cricket. Wish he was handled better!

    And yeah, Cork was one of my fav. back in mid 90s. That lovely action and the glare...

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    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    For ODIs

    Aiden Blizzard
    Boeta Dippenaar
    Darren Bravo
    Kane Williamson
    Scott Styris
    Shahid Afridi
    Ricardo Powell
    Murali Kartik
    Jerome Taylor
    Shane Bond
    Nantie Hayward

    In the batting department, Blizzard is an unpredictable and aggressive opener along with solid Boeta Dippenaar followed by Darren Bravo , Williamson and Styris who are good players of the middle overs and can stay at the crease or attack when required, and Afridi and Ricardo Powell are a really dangerous lower order who can score quickly in the last 10 or 15 overs,

    In the bowling lineup,
    Bond and Taylor are fast bowlers with good control and speed, Hayward is erratic at times but can pick up wickets with his pace and variation and Styris is a useful medium pacer with his cutters and slower ones(can complete Hayward's remaining overs if he is too expensive).
    And there are 3 spinners, Afridi and Murali Kartik who are both very difficut to get away with and Off spin of Williamson can be handy.
    How is Shane Bond not a big name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    How is Shane Bond not a big name?
    Bond most definitely isn't a big name.

    Dippenaar and Williamson much more so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    For ODIs

    Aiden Blizzard
    Boeta Dippenaar
    Darren Bravo
    Kane Williamson
    Scott Styris
    Shahid Afridi
    Ricardo Powell
    Murali Kartik
    Jerome Taylor
    Shane Bond
    Nantie Hayward

    In the batting department, Blizzard is an unpredictable and aggressive opener along with solid Boeta Dippenaar followed by Darren Bravo , Williamson and Styris who are good players of the middle overs and can stay at the crease or attack when required, and Afridi and Ricardo Powell are a really dangerous lower order who can score quickly in the last 10 or 15 overs,

    In the bowling lineup,
    Bond and Taylor are fast bowlers with good control and speed, Hayward is erratic at times but can pick up wickets with his pace and variation and Styris is a useful medium pacer with his cutters and slower ones(can complete Hayward's remaining overs if he is too expensive).
    And there are 3 spinners, Afridi and Murali Kartik who are both very difficut to get away with and Off spin of Williamson can be handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    I'll go for a "could've been gun, but weren't"

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    Perhaps if he was born 30 years earlier when keeping skill was the priority over batting ability.

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