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    An effort to pick an All-time ODI XI

    Dear CWers,

    We have seen thousands of ODIs in last few decades. ODIs gave us some very talented players but true match winners are a few. Itís time to pick the best of the lot. Visitors/members @ CricZo will be able to vote ( on criczo website as soon as we are done developing that particular page ) for their favourite players to be picked from finest of 100 players, we handpicked from ALL ODI playing nations.

    We have these 2 combinations in our mind :

    4 batsmen + 2 all rounders + 1 wicket keeper + 4 bowlers
    5 batsmen + 1 all rounder + 1 wicket keeper + 4 bowlers

    Now all we have to do is to pick 100 players so we can throw them into the pool for VISITORS to come and pick their XI.

    We will go ahead with the players with MAXIMUM votes. ( From respective categories )

    Any other ideas are welcomes too.

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    Masud
    CricZo XI - Draft League

    Season 1 M Hayden, G Gooch, R Dravid, W Hammond, K Pietersen, G Sobers, R Marsh (wk), R Benaud (c), D Steyn, W Hall, N Adcock

    Season 2 J Hobbs, B Richards, D Boon, H Taylor, C Lloyd (c), A Stewart (wk), T Goddard, A Davidson, H Tayfield, C Ambrose, H Griffith

    Season 3 H Sutcliffe, M Hayden, I Chappell (c), G Pollock, A Faulkner, M Hussey, D Lindsay (wk), I Botham, A Kumble, M Marshall, D Lillee

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    Batsman - ( minimum 1000 runs )
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    Australia Dean Jones, Greg Chappell, Michael Bevan, Michael Hussey, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh, Matthew Hayden, Steve Waugh
    India Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Azharuddin
    England Allan Lamb, Marcus Trescothick, Kevin Pietersen
    Pakistan Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar, Inzamam Ul Haq, Saleem Malik, Javed Miandad
    South Africa Gary Kirsten, Graeme Smith, Herschelle Gibbs, Jonty Rhodes, AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla
    New Zealand Martin Crowe, Nathan Astle, Ross Taylor, Stephen Fleming
    Sri Lanka Tilakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Aravinda de Silva, Arjuna Ranatunga
    Zimbabwe -
    West Indies Brian Lara, Gordon Greenidge, Clive Lloyd, Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Bangladesh
    Last edited by kingkallis; 25-11-2011 at 06:21 AM.

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    All rounder - ( 1000 runs and 100 wickets – bowling average of maximum 40, batting average of minimum 20 )
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    Australia Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson, Steve Waugh
    India Kapil Dev, Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh
    England Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood
    Pakistan Imran Khan, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq
    South Africa Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener, Jacques Kallis, Hansie Cronje
    New Zealand Chris Cairns, Jacob Oram, Chris Harris, Richard Hadlee
    Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya
    Zimbabwe Heath Streak
    West Indies Viv Richards, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Carl Hooper
    Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan

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    Wicket keeper - ( 100 dismissals )
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    Australia Adam Gilchrist
    India MS Dhoni
    England -
    Pakistan Moin Khan
    South Africa Mark Boucher
    New Zealand Brendon McCullum
    Sri Lanka Kumara Sangakkara
    Zimbabwe Andy Flower
    West Indies Jeff Dujon
    Bangladesh -


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    Bowlers - ( 100 wickets & ER of less than 5 )
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    Australia Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee, Brett Lee, Shane Warne, Nathan Bracken
    India Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan
    England Darren Gough
    Pakistan Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shoaib Akhtar
    South Africa Allan Donald, Makhaya Ntini
    New Zealand Shane Bond, Ewan Chatfield, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills
    Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga
    Zimbabwe -
    West Indies Joel Garner, Curtley Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall, Micheal Holding, Courtney Walsh
    Bangladesh Abdur Razzaq

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    Please let me know if I have left out some names. I have included Miandad and Greenidge...
    Last edited by kingkallis; 25-11-2011 at 06:22 AM.

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    the only shoo ins for me would be richards, tendulkar, bevan, akram, garner and murali. after that it's a much of a muchness. and yes, that includes gilly, since dhoni is surely a strong contender for the keeper spot. in fact, dhoni could, conceivably, threaten bevan's place assuming one is not inclined towards to stabilisers/finishers in the same team.
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    You would include Akram and Garner as dead certs but not McGrath, hang on?
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    garner for sure. akram less of a dead cert.....was almost an afterthought of a dead cert, tbh!

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    Sachin, Gilchrist, Richards, Akram, Garner and McGrath for me!

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    I'll pick one among these two teams (or a combination of the two+Hadlee+Miandad, keeping the combination in mind):

    Team 1:
    Brian Lara
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Viv Richards*
    Zaheer Abbas
    Michael Bevan
    Mahendra Dhoni+
    Kapil Dev
    Shaun Pollock
    Wasim Akram
    Joel Garner
    Muttiah Muralitharan

    Team 2:
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Viv Richards*
    Ricky Ponting
    Michael Bevan
    Mahendra Dhoni+
    Lance Klusener
    Wasim Akram
    Joel Garner
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Glenn McGrath
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    - Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)

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    This would be my team :

    Adam Gilchrist ( + )
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Vivian Richards ( c )
    Zaheer Abbas
    Micheal Bevan
    Lance Klusener
    Shaun Pollock
    Wasim Akram
    Saqlain Mushtaq
    Joel Garner

    12th man : Glenn McGrath

    I saw how certain players were favored in the ICC's all time test thingy, so I am sure people will favor their countrymen here as well. ( Once the voting starts )
    Last edited by kingkallis; 25-11-2011 at 11:51 PM. Reason: How can I forget Saqi? He is Warne of ODI...

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    Adam Gilchrist (+)
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Vivian Richards (c)
    Andrew Symonds
    Michael Hussey
    Kapil Dev
    Wasim Akram
    Glenn Mcgrath
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Joel Garner
    Last edited by karan316; 25-11-2011 at 10:17 AM.

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    McG @ No.8 will be awesome Karan

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    Will take a stab with the mostly orthodox:

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Adam Gilchrist+
    Ricky Ponting
    Viv Richards
    Brian Lara
    Michael Bevan
    Imran Khan (4) (c)
    Wasim Akram (2)
    Joel Garner (3)
    Muttiah Muralitharan (5)
    Glenn McGrath (1)

    Though I got thinking about a variant, that may well beat them on a spin-heavy wicket. This one gets an idea I quite like, having two trademark "finishers" in the middle order. Would think having them in partnership would be something of a nightmare to have to deal with.

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Sanath Jayasuriya (5)
    Ricky Ponting
    Viv Richards
    Brian Lara
    Michael Bevan
    Mahedra Singh Dhoni+
    Wasim Akram (2)
    Waqar Younis (3)
    Muttiah Muralitharan (4)
    Glenn McGrath (1)

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