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    All-time T20 XI

    I've been thinking about this for a few weeks now. Who would you pick for your perfect domestic T20 side? There are a few standouts but it's surprisingly difficult to choose a great XI. Mine so far:

    Gayle
    Warner
    Marsh
    McCullum +
    D Hussey
    Pollard
    Afridi
    Malinga
    Mendis
    Tait
    Nannes

    Has firepower at the top of the order, some mature players in the middle and deadly bowlers especially at the death. What would yours be?
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    Looks pretty good, but Hodge at 3 for mine.

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    Raina ?

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    I considered Hodge, I honestly chose Marsh over him purely on statistical merit seeing as Hodge has one less century and a lower average. I didn't consider Raina though, but he is on par with Marsh I'd say


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    Call me biased, but I'd have Symonds in my team. I think he was one of the better thinkers when it came to T20 early on in the piece in terms of timing an innings. Can bat to the situation, can bowl a bit if necessary and saves runs and takes his catches in the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Raina ?
    Yeah, would probably bring him in for one of the all rounders. Not sure which one though.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

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    I'd have KP in instead of Dussey, it's not as if you need his extra bowling in the team listed, wouldn't have really thought of him in the first place tbh with a 25 average at a 122 strike rate.

    Oh just read you put domestic side, meh still stands, England players don't play much domestic twenty20.
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    Isn't the format about four or five years old?
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    It's been around 9 years in England, not sure how long everywhere else but yes it hardly been around 2 minutes yet.

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    I find it really interesting to discuss who the best players have been in any format. KP's definitely up there as well, hasn't really had the most successful career in domestic level though, whereas D Huss is the leading T20 run scorer ever.

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    I would personally have Gibbs opening instead of Warner, the guy is a legend.

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    why is Dussey ahead of Mussey in an AT T20 XI?
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    The issue with T20 XIs is that you end up with the top 10 best performing batsmen all occupying positions 1 through 3. So, you either end up batting everyone out of position, with openers down to 6 (which in itself doesn't work - Gayle plays himself in then explodes, not necessarily from ball 1) or with a side that feels generally unbalanced.

    1. Chris Gayle
    2. David Warner
    3. Suresh Raina
    4. David Hussey
    5. AB de Villiers (wk)
    6. Cameron White
    7. Daniel Vettori (c)
    8. Shahid Afridi
    9. Darren Sammy
    10. Umar Gul
    11. Lasith Malinga

    Eoin Morgan barely loses out to White, as White has the most runs at 6. The side bats deep, and Sammy has surprisingly good T20 numbers.
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    Angelo Mathews at #6 over White. Afridi at #7 and Vettori at #8. Kohli over Raina any day BTW.
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