Imran as an allrounder will add tremendous balance to the team.
Sachin Tendulkar, Javed Miandad and Imran Khan
4. Sachin Tendulkar.
5. Javed Miandad.
6. Imran Khan.
Could have picked one of Inzy, Abbas, Azhar or VVS to bat at sixth, but the temptation of having both Kapil and Imran, is just too good to resist.
Tendy, Miandad and Inzy.... By having both Imran and Kapil the batting will be weak for an all time IX.. if we had keeper like sangakkara I would have him at 6 as WK and Imran at 7 and 4 specialist bowlers (just to make room for Akhtar )
Sachin Tendulkar, Vijay Hazare, Mushtaq Mohammed
Sachin, Javed and Inzamam
Midget, Bus conductor and Aloo.
Always been a fan of 6-1-4 rather then 5-1-5
Having Imran or Kapil at 6 will severely weaken the batting imo. They were good batsmen but would you seriously want someone who averages in the 30s to come in at 6 in an AT XI?
IMO VVS is the perfect choice for No 6... he's a batsman who can both force the pace and get quick runs when the team needs to build on an already good score and has proven he can perform the rescue act with frightening regularity, far more than the other choices. A great No 6 needs to perform both these roles and VVS can do both admirably
It'd definitely a bit weird that I'd pick Kapil in a combined Subcontinent XI but not in a combined India/Pakistan XI, but cricket team balance is a prick like that.
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