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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    someone do a current world XI thread.
    I would probs pick....

    1. Cook
    2. Amla
    3. Sangakkara
    4. Kallis
    5. Clarke
    6. Chanderpaul/de Villiers
    7. Prior
    8. Swann (sigh)
    9. Philander
    10. Steyn
    11. Anderson

    IMO. Could change I guess.
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    Now I feel like I shoved this thread in the wrong direction. ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    I would probs pick....

    1. Cook
    2. Amla
    3. Sangakkara
    4. Kallis
    5. Clarke
    6. Chanderpaul/de Villiers
    7. Prior
    8. Swann (sigh)
    9. Philander
    10. Steyn
    11. Anderson

    IMO. Could change I guess.
    Ajmal instead of Swann for me!

    Would have Chanderpaul any day over de Villiers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFD View Post
    Ajmal instead of Swann for me!

    Would have Chanderpaul any day over de Villiers.
    Forgot about Ajmal somehow.


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    Swann's a much, much better cricketer than Ajmal.

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    lol have to be absolutely off your head to advocate Swann over Ajmal in a current world XI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    ABDV has suddenly dropped off the radar as he had a quiet series in England. The reason for this is he is keeping. Fortunately for SA they are a talented team and can still cope with the drop off of a quality player like ABDV. Although he wasn't in the same class as a batsman Alec Stewart was sacrificed for many years to provide "Balance" to the side and his record suffered as a result.
    Alec Stewart was one of those "what if?" players imo. England had a fine keeper available in Russell, and I think their efforts to "balance" the side actually did them a disservice, as they compromised Stewart who could have been a gun, and often played a dud middle order bloke instead of Russell who was always nuisance value at worst with the bat.
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    Agree with that. So many of his great knocks came as an opener and why the ECB wanted to **** with was beyond me at the time and remains so.
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    Stewart would have been a great opener if they'd left him there. Was as good a player of pace as anyone in his era. Making him keep and batting him down the order at 5 or 6 was a massive mistake, and they largely did it so they could play mediocre all rounders at 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Stewart would have been a great opener if they'd left him there. Was as good a player of pace as anyone in his era. Making him keep and batting him down the order at 5 or 6 was a massive mistake, and they largely did it so they could play mediocre all rounders at 7.
    I agree with this!

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    To the OP:

    Surely you can see the difference between being a home track bully as an Australian, opposed to a flat track bully as an Indian?

    Australia still produces green tops, fast decks, and spinning ones.


    Have a look at the thing India and England are currently playing on, it's a disgracefully flat pitch, the ball struggles to get above stump height........

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    Edit - Wrong thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Alec Stewart was one of those "what if?" players imo. England had a fine keeper available in Russell, and I think their efforts to "balance" the side actually did them a disservice, as they compromised Stewart who could have been a gun, and often played a dud middle order bloke instead of Russell who was always nuisance value at worst with the bat.
    Totally agree, the other one was Bicknell. He made his debut in 93 when you lot gubbed us and was discarded for 10 years then came back and help beat SA on his own to level a series. If only he had been used as 3rd seamer behind Gough/Caddick we would have been a much better side through the 90's. Wouldn't have been anywhere near the Aussie level but better than the shambles we were at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sphynx View Post


    Have a look at the thing India and England are currently playing on, it's a disgracefully flat pitch, the ball struggles to get above stump height........
    Seriously, in every thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    Seriously, in every thread?
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