Last edited by watson; 18-09-2012 at 05:19 AM.
"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong" - Oscar Wilde
unconventional SA XI
1. Barry Richards
2. Bruce Mitchell
3. Herbie Taylor
4. Graeme Pollock
5. Dudley Nourse
6. Aubrey Faulkner
7. Lee Irvine+
8. Clive Rice
9. Mike Procter
10. Van der Bijl
11. Allan Donald
I believe this team has the potential to challenge any ATG XI. Actually this is my favorite SA XI with Colin Bland as 12th man.
Last edited by AndyZaltzHair; 18-09-2012 at 01:17 PM.
Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.
Or, maybe the solution is to put Herbie Taylor to open instead of Bruce Mitchell and play Kallis at 3; but this is not a serious XI, made it just for fun.
Last edited by AndyZaltzHair; 18-09-2012 at 05:29 PM.
Just reading and considering the all-rounder thread and wondering how much you can mess around with all-rounders in an ATG team before it fails on you...
Adam Gilchrist (wk)
Richie Benaud (c)
-Only three players selected as batsmen alone. They are highly capable.
-Number 11 has a batting average of almost 20.
-Sobers, Miller and Gilchrist form a highly attacking middle order.
-Lower order of Imran, Benaud, Hadlee and Akram would make collapses highly unlikely.
-Seven genuine bowling options mean that all out attack on the batting team when bowling.
“I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people - to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it’s the effect or vice versa.”
My all-time West Indies XI
12th man: Gibbs
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
My all-time New Zealand XI
Last edited by Days of Grace; 22-09-2012 at 09:33 PM.
Haha, knew I was missing someone.
01. Stewie Dempster
02. Glenn Turner
03. John Reid
04. Martin Crowe
05. Stephen Fleming
06. Andrew Jones
07. Chris Cairns
08. Richard Hadlee
09. Dan Vettori
10. Ian Smith
11. Shane Bond
I think Ian Smith is overrated as a wicketkepper against McCullum and, to a lesser extent, Parore, due to the fact that he played in New Zealand's most successful era.
I'd take McCullum over him anyday.
And no New Zealand team should leave out Bert Sutcliffe.
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