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I think that the No.6 batting spot deserves a vote all on its lonesome because it's pivotal to the make-up and balance of the team.
There are some great players to choose from. Here are some suggestions;
Will our team favour batting or bowling? Please choose a No.6 'batsman'......
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. Walter Hammond 5. Charlie Macartney 6. Stan McCabe 7. Les Ames 8. Jack Gregory 9. Harold Larwood 10. Bill O'Reilly 11. Sydney Barnes
Wouldn't it be better to do number 6 last, once the make-up of the bowling attack is known?
Tangy raises a fair point though.
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Zaheer Abbas played his best cricket at 6 IIRC, so him for me
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Yeah, weird to choose #6 now IMO. We should pick the four bowlers, keeper and the openers first.. Imran will definitely get picked as one of the bowlers, then we can ask people to choose their 11th player - that could either be another bowler to send Imran up to 6 or another batsman to send him down to 7. That'd give better more control over what they were actually voting for IMO.
Anyway, Mushtaq Mohammed if we're going to do it like this.
if we're doing it like this then we should go for MoYo
Imran, Wasim, and Waqar at their peaks with a spinner should be able to run through the opposition
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
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Imran, Wasim & Waqar are auto picks. Imran I will pick for 7 as we have never produced a keeper who could match batting wise AT XI keepers from other sides and our best gloveman Bari was a genuine # 10.
For # 6 Salim Malik imo a better bat of quality bowling then both Mo Yo and Abbas was a dirty prick but then we all have our faults.
This is what we are doing right now, rather than at the very end during the 11th pick. Either way the outcome is exactly the same. It's just a matter of timing.
At least that's the way I see it because Imran is 100% guaranteed to get selected no matter what, but I could be wrong.
Last edited by watson; 20-12-2012 at 05:16 AM.
In a Pakistan ATG team, the batting needs to be strengthened due to the fact that our greatest keepers were weak batsmen. Imran should come in at 7. I think 4 bowlers are fine for the team considering the talent we have to chose from. Therefore, I want to pick a genuine batsmen at 6 to bolster the batting as much as possible.
Yousaf at 6.
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