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    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


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    I like these teams. Pakistan probably the strongest along with Australia
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Shiv opening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Shiv opening?
    Well, didn't want to leave him out at the expense of Chris Gayle or Kallicharran. So, went for it. He cannot be worse than Gayle, can he?


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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    I like these teams. Pakistan probably the strongest along with Australia
    Australia and England slightly better than Pakistan, I think. Pakistan's bowling is equal to that of Australia and better than England's, but batting is significantly worse than the other two. Hey Smali, know any Pakistani left handed wicket-keepers?

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    not really........Taufiq Umar took the gloves a few times I remember because the wicket keeper was iinjured

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.skm View Post
    Well, didn't want to leave him out at the expense of Chris Gayle or Kallicharran. So, went for it. He cannot be worse than Gayle, can he?
    Well he is one of the top 3 WI lefties, why should he have to play out of position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Well he is one of the top 3 WI lefties, why should he have to play out of position?
    Makes sense. But I am not going to play Lloyd out of position and I used to love his batting as much as anyone else's. So, should Kallicharran open or get Gayle to open and leave out Kallicharran?

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    gayle can't do **** in tests might as well go with kallicharan

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    In the NZ side I'd take Shane O'Connor over James Franklin.

    Nice find to take Edgar as keeper. I can't think of any full-time keepers who batted left-hand either. John F Reid started his first class career as a keeper, so he's another option.

    For England 'Nobby' EW Clark is worth a shout as another seam bowler. Only 32 wickets at 28 in test cricket but 1200 at 21 in first class cricket.

    The two names in there that stand out are Tsotsobe and Benn. I can't think of anyone off hand but surely there's someone better than those two! With Goddard in the South African side, I'd pick a second spinner like Boje or Peterson...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flametree View Post
    In the NZ side I'd take Shane O'Connor over James Franklin.

    Nice find to take Edgar as keeper. I can't think of any full-time keepers who batted left-hand either. John F Reid started his first class career as a keeper, so he's another option.

    For England 'Nobby' EW Clark is worth a shout as another seam bowler. Only 32 wickets at 28 in test cricket but 1200 at 21 in first class cricket.

    The two names in there that stand out are Tsotsobe and Benn. I can't think of anyone off hand but surely there's someone better than those two! With Goddard in the South African side, I'd pick a second spinner like Boje or Peterson...
    Yeah, O'Connor. Damn, I forgot all about him. Not too many memories though, I think he performed well against Australia and England but then got injured, right? Yes, I would rather have him as a bowler than Franklin. Done.

    No idea that Reid started as a keeper. Nobbly Clark in too. Good finds. Yeah, I didn't like including Sidebotton here. Clark's better.

    Nah, man, Boje or Peterson not worth Tsotsobe I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.skm View Post
    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
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    You know it makes sense.

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    tbf Johnson has no place being there and I'd prefer Dainty Ironmonger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    tbf Johnson has no place being there and I'd prefer Dainty Ironmonger.
    Yeah a spinner would have been nice. Was not happy with Ferris being excluded, the match he played for England was hardly even considered first class at the time.

    Bill Whitty was unlucky as well and perhaps Fleetwood'Smith may have been dangerous

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    Yes Fleetwood Smith as an alternative.

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