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    Your World Test XI 2012

    What is it? (only pick on performances in 2012)

    For mine....

    1. Cook
    2. Smith
    3. Amla
    4. Kallis
    5. Clarke
    6. Chanderpaul
    7. Prior
    8. Philander
    9. Herath
    10. Siddle
    11. Ajmal

    Had a lot of trouble with the bowlers, batting seems fairly simple though.
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    throwing Roach/Hearath/Anderson/Veron out there
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    1. Alistair Cook
    2. Graeme Smith
    3. Hashim Amla
    4. Jacques Kallis/Marlon Samuels
    5. Michael Clarke
    6. Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    7. Matt Prior+
    8. Vernon Philander
    9. Peter Siddle
    10. Kemar Roach/Herath
    11. Saeed Ajmal


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    Cook
    Warner
    Amlaaaa
    Kallis
    Clarke
    Hussey
    Prior
    Philander
    Steyn
    Anderson
    Ajmal
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    With the caveat that we only pick on 2012 performances this is easy.

    Cook
    Smith
    Amla
    Kallis
    Clarke
    Hussey
    Prior
    Philander or Herath if it's turning
    Steyn
    Ajmal
    Anderson

    I know Herath's taken ****loads of poles at ****-all but Ajmal has been clearly the best spinner this year IMO. Just hasn't played that many Tests. Anderson's actually been a bit below-part for much of the year but saves himself by his work in India which was top class.

    And as good as Chanders has been, so has Hussey and he's a much, much better #6 than Chanders or really anyone else you care to name. I'm not picking Chanders at 6, sorry. 5 or above, fine, but those spots are taken and Chanders would be a really, really poor #6 IMO.
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    chanders puffed himself up against bangers

    someone needs to call me out over my warner selection, but he's scored only a smidge less runs than smith, played a couple of blinders, and fits in the lineup well too imo. smith would also be a destabilising force in the changeroom, he'd never handle clarkeh's aggressive and innovative captaincy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    throwing Roach/Hearath/Anderson/Veron out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    chanders puffed himself up against bangers

    someone needs to call me out over my warner selection, but he's scored only a smidge less runs than smith, played a couple of blinders, and fits in the lineup well too imo. smith would also be a destabilising force in the changeroom, he'd never handle clarkeh's aggressive and innovative captaincy
    Nah, Smith wouldn't be destabilising at all IMO. Not in his MO. Warner's scored some blinders, but Smith is a tough ****nugget and that's always handy. Perfect 1st/2nd slip too, though Warner is amazing at point.

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    Would select Ian Bell to play at short leg

    otherwise fine
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    look if you want to pick a comedy XI start a new thread

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    Howe_zat got told!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    With the caveat that we only pick on 2012 performances this is easy.

    Cook
    Smith
    Amla
    Kallis
    Clarke
    Hussey
    Prior
    Philander or Herath if it's turning
    Steyn
    Ajmal
    Anderson

    I know Herath's taken ****loads of poles at ****-all but Ajmal has been clearly the best spinner this year IMO. Just hasn't played that many Tests. Anderson's actually been a bit below-part for much of the year but saves himself by his work in India which was top class.

    And as good as Chanders has been, so has Hussey and he's a much, much better #6 than Chanders or really anyone else you care to name. I'm not picking Chanders at 6, sorry. 5 or above, fine, but those spots are taken and Chanders would be a really, really poor #6 IMO.
    I think Chanderpaul often loses out in exercises like this because he has the technique of a number 6 but the temperament of a number 3. He bats five for the West Indies as a matter of choice so you'd think he'd make a perfectly good six, but in reality he'd probably get stranded quite a bit.

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    Yeah that's the thing. You wouldn't get anything like the output you'd expect (even if his stats look awesome) because he keeps getting stuck. Don't think he'd work brilliantly with the tail either, as opposed to Muss who'd squeeze every last run out of the lower order.

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    How did Chanders go against Australia again this year? Can't remember.

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