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    **Official** 'My Current World XI' Thread

    Who would u put in your world TEST XI?
    My World XI

    1) M.Hayden
    2) S.Tendulkar
    3) J. Kallis
    4) R.Dravid (VC)
    5) S.Waugh (Capt)
    6) M.Vaughan
    7) A.Gilchrist (KeepER)
    8) S. Pollock
    9) B. Hogg
    10) S.Bond
    11) G.Mcgrath

    Hayden: He picks himself...his record of late has been great...prolly the no1 batsman in the world...i don't think ne1 will argue with this decisino

    Tendulkar: in the top 5 batsman EVER..again,picks himself. Can bowl very good leg and off spinners,as well as medium pace

    Kallis: A very Solid batsman, very hard to get out... A Very good quick as well...Probnably the best all rounder in world cricket

    Dravid: Another Solid batsman,who probably has the best technique and defence i've EVER seen. Great Temprament!

    S.Waugh: Again, a very solid batsman...Probably in the top 10 batsman EVER again...test match avg of over 50...33 test centuries to his name...A handy medium pacer as well

    Vaughan: I needed a Batsman,who could bowl fairly decent spin...Vaughan is a good batsman,and can bowl decent spin.. I coudln't think of very many others...Shoaib Malik from pakistan is an option...as is Danish Kaneira from ****..alsthouh his batting isn't quiet up there...M.Clarke..but he's not ready yet

    Gilchrist: The premier w/k batsman in the world...only person coming close to him is M.Boucher

    PollocK: I don't rate him very highly, and if not for his batting,i wouldn't pick him...Supposedly the best bowler in the world...I had to fit him in here somewher!

    Hogg: This is gonna cause HEAPS of controversy i know! Hogg is a good bowler,no1 can pick him...and his batting is really good,plus he's a damn good fielder...And a Very good team player!!! I needed a spinner who could bat fairly well...Warnie,bt he suspended....and Vetorri would've been my other choice perhaps...

    Bond: Another controversial one...But he's quick,and good...not much else to say..tries very hard 4 the team!

    Mcgrath: picks himself..IMHO, the best quick int he world...big game player

    Unlucky:B.Lara (2 inconsistent), R.Ponting, J.Gillespie,H.Singh,and H.Gibbs!
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    The cricketweb forum is no stranger to controversy. lol.

    But yeah, we've had this debate time & time again & generally everybody comes up with a different team.

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    waste of time - done to death.
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    I know at the Cricinfo forum we had this debate about 10 times over a 7 month period but what the hell , here are mine-

    Test Match-
    1.M.Hayden
    2.M.Vaughan
    3.R.Ponting
    4.S.Tendulkar
    5.*B.Lara
    6.J.Kallis
    7.+A.Gilchrist
    8.S.Pollock
    9.M.Muralitharan(any WXI without him is a joke)
    10.C.Vaas(ouch!! )
    11.G.McGrath

    Just went for Vaughan over Smith for the RH/LH combo , Dravid & Steve Waugh narrowly miss out to Ponting , Kallis , Tendulkar , Hayden , Gilchrist , Pollock , Murali & McGrath all certainties while I just went for Vaas over Gillespie.

    ODI-
    1.S.Jayasuria
    2.S.Tendulkar
    3.*R.Ponting
    4.J.Kallis
    5.D.Lehmann
    6.M.Bevan
    7.A.Gilchrist
    8.S.Pollock
    9.B.Lee
    10.M.Muralitharan
    11.G.McGrath

    Just went for Lehmann over Ganguly as Ganguly relies to much on boundaries , Lee gets in the ODI side over Bond , Akhtar & Gillespie.


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    ODIs

    1.Sachin Tendulkar
    2.Gary Kirsten
    3.Adam Gilchirst (w/k)
    4.Jack Kallis
    5.Ricky Ponting
    6.Michael Bevan
    7.Chris Cairns
    8.Pollock
    9.Shane Bond
    10.Muttiah Muralitharan
    11.Glen McGrath


    Tests
    1.Matthew Hayden
    2.Jack Kallis
    3.Rahul Dravid
    4.Sachin Tendulkar
    5.Ricky Ponting
    6.Steve Waugh
    7.Adam Gilchrist
    8.Pollock
    9.Shane Bond
    10.Muralitharan
    11.Glen McGrath
    "D'oh!"

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    Here are my teams::

    ODIS
    1:Sachin Tendulkar
    2:Adam Gilcrist
    3: Ponting
    4:Bc Lara
    5:Jacque kallis
    6:Michael Bevan
    7:Abdur Razzaq
    8:Shoaib Akhtar
    9:shane Bond
    10:Muttiah Muralitharan
    11:Glenn Mcgrath

    Tests:
    1: Matthew Hayden
    2:Sachin Tendulkar
    3:Jacques Kallis
    4:Brian Lara
    5:Rahul Dravid
    6:Steve Waugh
    7:Adam Gilcrist
    8:Shaun Pollock
    9:Shoaib Akhtar
    10:Muttiah Muralitharan
    11:Glenn Mcgrath
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    I'm gonna exclude Australian players, and pick a test team to play Australia.

    first man picked would be Shoaib Akhtar. followed by Vaughan, Tendulkar, Singh, Murali and Lara.

    The other five spots are fairly difficult to pick, but Pollock picks himself, although he never seems to give Australia that many problems. He is just pure class. Same story goes for Kallis.

    So we've gotta pick an opener, middle order batsmen and a keeper.

    Dravid will be the middle order batsmen, and i'll pick Gibbs as the opener and Sangakarra as keeper.

    Team v Australia:
    Michael Vaughan
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Rahul Dravid
    Jacques Kallis
    Kumar Sangakarra
    Sean Pollock
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Harbhajan Singh
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Sean Bond (12th man)

    On paper, that team would beat the Aussies, but teamwork and the aura around the Aussies, and giving Australia home ground advantage would turn it into a great game. I reckon someone should get a hold of the idea and set it up, but it would be (nearly) impossible.

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    These things are always worth doing once in a while. The various lists are sure to change. So what if it's been "done to death".

    1. Haydyn
    2. Vaughn
    3. Ponting
    4. Tendulkar
    5. Lara
    6. Dravid
    7. Gilchrist
    8. Pollock
    9. Lee
    10 Murali
    11. Mcgrath

    Kallis seems to be going downhill with his bowling. He doesn't seem to want to bowl. He's a good batter, just not int he class of Ponting, Lara etc.

    Graeme Smith is OK ... but he's not in the class of Haydyn, Vaughn, Langer etc. Perhaps the only batsman in world cricket to have been fortunate enough to have been served up back to back double tons worth of leg stump half volleys and long hops. Serious technical flaws outside off stump.

    Pollock and McGrath are bit samey. Still, you can't argue with those numbers!! Lee's in there as something different ... raw pace.

    Murali ... best spinner in the world.
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    Was tempted to bring up every World XI thread we've ever had but thought it would fill the entire screen and **** everyone off

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    well, ive wd to make this thread more interesting by making it a world xi of ALL TIME BUT you ve HAD to pick only your fave players insted of who you think is best. Basically who you love watching play...

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    Originally posted by hourn
    On paper, that team would beat the Aussies, but teamwork and the aura around the Aussies, and giving Australia home ground advantage would turn it into a great game. I reckon someone should get a hold of the idea and set it up, but it would be (nearly) impossible.
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    Originally posted by gibbsnsmith
    well, ive wd to make this thread more interesting by making it a world xi of ALL TIME BUT you ve HAD to pick only your fave players insted of who you think is best. Basically who you love watching play...
    Adam Gilchrist
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Gary Kirsten (hey, I need some balance!)
    Virender Sehwag
    Shahid Afridi
    Ajit Agarkar
    +Jack Russell
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Stephen Harmison
    *Neil Pickup

    Opening bowlers: Agarkar/Harmison, with an enviable spin pairing of myself and Murali. Tendulkar, Sehwag and Afridi share the other ten overs.

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    TEST XI
    Saeed Anwar/Mark Waugh
    Hershuelle Gibbs
    Brian Lara
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Aravinda De Silva
    Adam Gilchrist
    Imran Khan
    Wasim Akram
    Muttaih Muralitharan
    Curtly Ambrose
    Allan Donald


    this is my alltime faves team and those are the players i love running in to bowl or staying at the crease,.


    Frankly, that team is just bloody magnificent

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    The team I'd like to see:

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Taufeeq Umar
    *3. Mark Boucher
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Zeeshan Ali
    6. Shaun Pollock
    7. Clarke, AUS (not Rikki :P)
    8. Brett Lee
    9. Glen McGrath
    10. Harbhajan Singh
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan

    Opening bowlers: Zeeshan and McGrath. Harbhajan, Lee, Muralitharan, Pollock come in when needed.
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    Well this is the team I'd like to see, and the game I'd like to see:

    1. Michael Slater
    2. Alec Stewart
    3. Robin Smith
    4. Darly Cullinan
    5. Mike Gatting
    6. Ed Smith
    7. Steve Rhodes
    8. Courtney Walsh
    9. Glenn McGrath
    10. Phill Tufnell
    11. Devon Malcolm

    Oh yeah and the opposition team:

    1. Anyone
    2. Anyone
    3. Anyone
    4. Anyone
    5. Anyone
    6. Anyone
    7. Anyone
    8.WARNE, S.
    9. Anyone
    10. Anyone
    11. Anyone

    How I would laugh

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