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Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since December 2009
01. Sunil Gavaskar
02. Virendar Sehwag
03. Rahul Dravid
04. Sachin Tendulkar
05. Javed Miandad
06. Mohd Yousuf
07. K Sangakkara +
08. Imran Khan*
09. Wasim Akram
10. Waqar Younis
11. Muttiah Muralitharan
Could never have Sanga keeping - Engineer would be a great choice if you were after a wicketkeeper batsman of superb quality
Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick
Who would you take out of Dravid and Sangakkara as a number three batsman (with no wicketkeeping duties)?
Almost impossible to split them I reckon, but they're probably vying for the one spot in this Asian XI.
I don't mind Sanga as a keeper, but he seems a lot more valuable to his team when he isn't keeping anyway.
Others will know more about Asian XIs than me, but I'd go for...
- Hazare/ Kapil Dev
- Imran (c)
- Engineer (wk)
- Wasim Akram
- Waqar Younis
That team would take some beating.
Could interchange Hazare and Kapil, but I don't think the extra bowler is vital. I do love Kapil though.
I rate Sanga very very highly. Averages 65 against Australia in Australia during the era that Australia have been powerful. And he's been pretty good against all teams on all continents.
Dravid has been less successful against Australia, which is a good indication in this era I reckon.
Sanga was a decent keeper wasn't he or was he bad? Was he in the Gilchrist league as a keeper? I don't remember his wk days too much.
Sangakkara was a very good wicket keeper. Just because he could bat doesn't mean his keeping was poor. Was about as good as Gilchrist with the gloves IMO.
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