Left Handed ATXI for All Teams
Left Handed ATXIs for all teams
My rules are - Specialist batsmen have to bat left handed and cannot bowl if they are right arm bowlers. Specialist bowlers have to be left arm bowlers, but are allowed to bat right handed. All rounders must be lefties in both capacities, otherwise can only be used for batting. Left arm bowling all rounders who batted right handed are not allowed here.
So, here we go
Australia: Matthew Hayden | Arthur Morris | Clem Hill | Neil Harvey | Allan Border | Michael Hussey | Adam Gilchrist (w) | Alan Davidson | Mitchell Johnson | William Johnston | Bruce Reid
Closest: Bill Lawry, Warren Bardsley, Bert Ironmonger. I chose Johnson over Ironmonger because Ironmonger was a slow medium bowler whose efficacy I have doubts over. J J Ferris wasn't considered because he played for both England and Australia.
England: Alastair Cook | John Edrich | David Gower | Eddie Paynter | Graham Thrope | Frank Woolley | Jack Russell (w) | Ryan Sidebottom | Derek Underwood | Johnny Wardle | William Voce
Closest: Marcus Trescothick, Maurice Leyland, Hedley Verity. I could have had an English attack with 3 spinners and Verity is definitely better than Sidebottom, but I felt there needed to be another pacer, and there wasn't anybody apart from Sidebottom and Mullaly.
West Indies: Roy Fredericks | Shivnarine Chanderpaul | Brian Lara | Alvin Kallicharran | Clive Lloyd | Garfield Sobers | Ridley Jacobs (w) | Bernard Julien | Alf Valentine | Sulieman Benn | Pedro Collins
Closest: Chris Gayle, but since he cannot bowl, Chanderpaul was a better option to open. Bowlers very hard to come by in this line-up, so I had Sobers batting at 7, as he is probably the best pace bowler on this list and would have to bowl a lot. Otherwise he would be my number 3.
South Africa: Graeme Smith | Gary Kirsten | Kepler Wessels | Graeme Pollock | Ashwell Prince | Trevor Goddard | Lee Irvine (w) | Paul Adams | Lonwabo Tsotsobe | Brett Schultz | Alf Hall
Notes: Had to choose one between Prince, Duminy and Rudolph. Brett Schultz could have been something really special, and Lee Irvine is the only Wicket-Keeper available. Trevor Goddard lends good balance to the side.
India: Gautam Gambhir | Nari Contractor | Vinod Kambli | Yuvraj Singh | Sourov Ganguly | Ajit Wadekar | Parthiv Patel (w) | Irfan Pathan | Zaheer Khan | Bishan Singh Bedi | Dilip Doshi
Closest: Karsan Ghavri, Bapu Nadkarni
Pakistan: Saeed Anwar | Aamer Sohail | Taufeeq Umar | Wasim Raja | Sadiq Mohammad | Imran Farhat | Rashid Latif (w) | Wasim Akram | Mohammad Amir | Iqbal Qasim | Abdur Rehman
Notes: First cheat here as could not find a left handed wicket-keeper for Pakistan. If anyone knows of somebody, do update. Also, if Mohammad Amir is unacceptable, then Junaid Khan would be a suitable replacement.
Sri Lanka: Sanath Jayasuriya | Michael Vandort | Kumar Sangakkara | Asanka Gurusinha | Hashan Tilakaratne (w) | Arjuna Ranatunga | Tharanga Paranavitana | Chaminda Vaas | Rangana Herath | Nuwan Zoysa | Chanaka Welegedara
New Zealand: Bert Sutcliffe | Mark Richardson | Martin Donnelley | John Reid | John Wright | Stephen Fleming | Bruce Edgar (w) | Daniel Vettori | James Franklin | Richard Collinge | Trent Boult
What are your teams?