has Watson been considered?
has Watson been considered?
But I just want to go back to Imran Khan for a minute. The suggestion by some that he doesn't deserve to be in the first XI is inaccurate.
His figures are;
Wickets = 182
Average = 26.61
Strike Rate = 40.9
Economy Rate = 3.89
(Joel 'The Benchmark' Garner = 3.09 runs per over)
Any Economy Rate that is under 4 runs an over is excellent, and brilliant for a 5th bowler who is not expected to take wickets because that is the job of the opening bowlers. Incidently, 3.89 runs is exactly the same stat as Wasim Akram !
Also, it is generally accepted that Imran is the best batsman out of all the 'great allrounders'. He is therefore the perfect No.7 IMO. Especially when there is no tail to speak of.
Last edited by watson; 18-02-2013 at 04:36 PM.
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Richard Hadlee - 11
Shaun Pollock - 4
Allan Donald - 2
Brett Lee - 2
Dennis Lillee - 1
Curtley Ambrose - 1
Shane Bond -1
Waqar Younis -1
Zaheer Abbas - 6
Dean Jones - 3
Jacques Kallis - 1
Mark Waugh - 1
Team Thus Far
1. Saeed Anwar
2. Hashim Amla
3. Zaheer Abbas
8. Shaun Pollock
9. Richard Hadlee
10. Saqlain Mushtaq
Select Your Wicket Keeper (Indicate the position for them to bat)
Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara
Select The Final Two Bowlers (Likely to be #7 and #11)
Curtley Ambrose, Shane Bond, Nathan Bracken, Chris Cairns, Hansie Cronje, Allan Donald, Andrew Flintoff, Michael Holding, Kapil Dev, Lance Klusener, Dennis Lillee, Brett Lee, Craig McDermott, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Andrew Symonds, Chaminda Vaas, Waqar Younis, Shane Warne, Shane Watson
Last edited by Marcuss; 18-02-2013 at 05:14 PM.
Gilchrist is already in the first 11 isn't he? Or does it change that he's not opening?
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Warne and Lee
I'm happy with Pollock, Lee, Hadlee, Warne and Saqlain behind a powerful top 6.
Whatever happens, I'll be disappointed if a quick strike bowler doesn't get selected to compliment Hadlee and Pollock.
EDIT: I also think it's a classy 5 bowlers. Currently the top 3 don't bowl so Im reluctant to weaken the batting at 4 and 5 by picking someone worse who can bowl a couple of overs that might e required if you include an all rounder possibly.
Last edited by NUFAN; 18-02-2013 at 05:32 PM.
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Flintoff and Lee
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Michael Holding (he should be quick enough for NUFAN, and has the numbers to match)
kapil - ( a must for 1st 11 .. i think )
So, when making a statement SobersNo.1 you have little choice but to try and be a little more coherent, or I'm going to ignore you and move on to read something from someone that either makes sense, or is at least funny.
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