Tendulkar, Miandad, Azhar
Tendulkar, Miandad, Azhar
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Mushtaq for the balance and fifth option assuming we will select 3 pacers and 1 spinner next. Also as it's a subcontinent ATG XI, captain can rely back to double prong spin attack if required. I wouldn't mind either of Mushtaq or Vinoo for that matter. With either of them, team isn't losing much on batting but rather gaining more balance in the process.
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Soumya Sarkar, Pinak Ghosh, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Shabbir, Nurul Hasan, Mehedi Miraz, Abu Hider, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
Incidently, this performance by Mushtaq against Clive Lloyd's team in 1977 is superb and could only be achieved by a handful of individuals;
4th Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 1-6, 1977 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
It was tempting to put Imran at No.6 because after batting 20 times in that position he averages 61.86 ! However, I still think that Imran is better suited to No.7 which seems a more natural place for him, and less likely to hyper-extend his talents.
1. Sunil Gavaskar 2. Barry Richards 3. Viv Richards 4. Sachin Tendulkar 5. Brian Lara 6. Garry Sobers 7. Adam Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. Wasim Akram 10. Malcolm Marshall 11. Shane Warne
1. Jack Hobbs 2. Victor Trumper 3. Don Bradman 4. Charlie Macartney 5. Walter Hammond 6. Frank Woolley 7. Les Ames 8. Jack Gregory 9. Harold Larwood 10. Bill O'Reilly 11. Sydney Barnes
With Imran at No.6 the team will probably end up with a 4 man pace attack and a single spin bowler.
If Mushtaq is in the team you could pair him with Saqlain, maintain a strong middle-order batting line-up, and still have 3 ATG quicks to knock over the opposition's top order. IMO a 3-2 combination is inherently stronger than a 4-1 which tends to be repetitive and is less adaptive to pitch conditions.
On the other hand, you could shorten the tail by playing Kapil Dev. The best keeper Syed Kirmani would then be able to be played. For example;
06. Imran Khan
07. Kapil Dev
08. Syed Kirmani
09. Wasim Akram
10. Bishan Bedi
11. Bhagwath Chandrasekhar
Last edited by watson; 16-11-2012 at 05:16 PM.
This team needs all of imran, akram, waqar and kapil to form the pace attack and one spinner to support them. Not too many batting line-ups can dominate this attack. If dhoni keeps wickets and bats at no. 7 the batting is good enough to withstand any opposition.
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These are confirmed so far, and there is a tie between Imran and Inzamam for the 6th spot from what I counted.
can I change my vote for Azhar and vote Inzi?
I really don't see how an SC XI will survive against a good quality opposition with only 5 frontline batsmen?
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
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I don't think there has been an Adam Gilchrist type keeper in test from India or Pakistan
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