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Thread: Playing Selector: THE BEST ODI XI OF THE TENDULKAR ERA

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    Playing Selector: THE BEST ODI XI OF THE TENDULKAR ERA

    Okay guys. Here is a tribute thread and poll disguised as a team selection exercise.

    I propose we select an ODI XI consisting of players who played at least 100 matches in the positions we select them between Dec 18, 1989 and March 18, 2012 when Sachin played his first and last ODI games respectively.

    The said period covers 6 world cups and numerous multi national tournaments. We saw ODI cricket giving up white clothing and red balls altogether and end up as day night ventures most of the time in colored clothing and white ball. The bouncer restriction rule changed a bit; new fielding restrictions and no ball/ free-hit rules entered the cricketing jargon, as did power plays.

    One guy managed to stay on top his game from the time germany united till iPad mini hit the markets; Let us select the Best XI of his era. I will create separate threads for specific positions. We can keep the overall discussion in this thread.

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    There will be 7 polls conducted in three sets in the following order.

    Set 1
    Opening batsmen - 2
    Opening bowlers - 2

    Set 2
    No 3 - 1
    Spinner - 1

    Set 3
    Nos 4, 5 - 2
    Later middle order 6, 7 - 2
    Fourth bowler - 1

    I am going to stick to the 100 matches in the designated position rule for all the spots except the fourth bowler's spot.

    Any suggestions before I post the first two polls?

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    Brian Lara
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Ricky Ponting*
    Andrew Symonds
    Michael Bevan
    Mahendra Dhoni+
    Lance Klusener
    Wasim Akram
    Curtly Ambrose
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Glenn McGrath
    "I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
    - Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    There will be 7 polls conducted in three sets in the following order.

    Set 1
    Opening batsmen - 2
    Opening bowlers - 2

    Set 2
    No 3 - 1
    Spinner - 1

    Set 3
    Nos 4, 5 - 2
    Later middle order 6, 7 - 2
    Fourth bowler - 1

    I am going to stick to the 100 matches in the designated position rule for all the spots except the fourth bowler's spot.

    Any suggestions before I post the first two polls?
    I'd suggest separate polls for no. 3, no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7. In ODIs, most of them are specialist positions IMO.

    Also I'll suggest decreasing the numbers in designated position to about 50 matches. (especially because I recommend separate polls for all different batting positions).


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    Don't forget the era of the super-sub!

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    will you be taking nominations for the polls?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

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    Tendulkar wouldn't even get in a greatest XI of his own era.
    Last edited by sledger; 28-12-2012 at 06:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Tendulkar wouldn't even get it a greatest XI of his own era.
    Sledger right now giving high-5s over MSN with his buddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Sledger right now giving high-5s over MSN with his buddies.
    Skype ftr. But none of my 6 contacts are online.

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    So you're the reason MSN Messenger closed down.

    You monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    So you're the reason MSN Messenger closed down.

    You monster.
    Tried to add you once iirc, but couldn't do it.

    I mean, I physically couldn't do it, my repulsion was that strong.

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    Missed out on seeing my display pic:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Missed out on seeing my display pic:

    That's a load of bull.

    We both know that your avatar was in fact this:


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    If I were to have a DDP display pic we all know it'd be this:

    Last edited by Jono; 28-12-2012 at 07:27 AM.

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    Ha, I nearly posted that one. But was worried it would be infraction-worthy.

    Contact me if you're in need of some nude Kimberley vids, have a great collection.

    Post reported btw.

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