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    Alec Stewart's all new World Test XI

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    BBC Sport - Alec Stewart's World Test XI

    1. Alastair Cook
    2. Cheteshwar Pujara
    3. Hashim Amla
    4. Kumar Sangakkara
    5. Jacques Kallis
    6. Michael Clarke
    7. Matt Prior
    8. Ravichandran Ashwin
    9. Vernon Philander
    10. Dale Steyn
    11. Morne Morkel

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    I'd replace Morkel with Pattinson.
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    Anderson and Ajmal in for Morkel and Ashwin

    Hard to fault the batting, even if guys are slightly out of position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Anderson and Ajmal in for Morkel and Ashwin

    Hard to fault the batting, even if guys are slightly out of position.
    Yeah, not a huge amount wrong with that side. Clarke to captain as well. Wasn't impressed by Cook in the ENG/NZ tour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Anderson and Ajmal in for Morkel and Ashwin

    Hard to fault the batting, even if guys are slightly out of position.
    Anderson has been "off " his game in the last 12 months. His strike rate is something ridiculous like 75. I would take Pattinson over Morkel.

    I would also take AB over Prior as keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProteasFan View Post
    Anderson has been "off " his game in the last 12 months. His strike rate is something ridiculous like 75. I would take Pattinson over Morkel.

    I would also take AB over Prior as keeper.
    In terms of keeping, are you serious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jan View Post
    In terms of keeping, are you serious?
    as a wicket keeper Batsman. His keeping is not that poor. He is more than capable behind the stumps, as has been seen in the last year. His batting fis far superior to Prior's and his glovework isn't shody.

    As an overall package, AB is streets ahead of Prior.

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    Ajmal ahead of Ashwin surely
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    You couldn't seriously take AB as a keeper over Prior and as a batsman coming in at 7 your better off with Prior imo.

    Would swap Amla and Pujara around mind.
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    I know Anderson was not at his best in the summer or against New Zealand but I think people are forgetting quite how beautifully he bowled in India.

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    Ajmal definitely in place of Ashwin. Ashwin's superior batting isnt a huge advantage because there's more than enough batting with Prior at 7 and Philander at 8 anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    Ajmal definitely in place of Ashwin. Ashwin's superior batting isnt a huge advantage because there's more than enough batting with Prior at 7 and Philander at 8 anyway
    Add Steyn been no mug with the bat too.

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    Taking AB over Prior as a specialist keeper-bat is insane. AB simply hasn't been all that impressive with the bat since taking over the gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Taking AB over Prior as a specialist keeper-bat is insane. AB simply hasn't been all that impressive with the bat since taking over the gloves.
    Dunno why people say this... wasnt all that great in England, but played two outstanding innings in Australia, one in the du-plessis match and the one in Perth to grind down the Aussies mercilessly... couple of crucial knocks under pressure against Pakistan too.
    Averages over 60 since he took over keeping duties with 3 hundreds... what more can you ask for?

    That said, I'd still take Prior over him, not because I necessarily think he's better but AB's fitness seems to be affected by the dual role. His back certainly seems to be feeling the strain, and think it would be better if SA bring in de Kock. Dunno if AB will be keeper for much longer tbh
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    I would have Pattison for Morkel, Ajmal for Ashwin
    W.r.t Prior over AB ..I get the feeling Stewart went for a 1) a proper WK 2) Prior scores runs when the team needs or crucial runs and with AB i get the feeling he needs a platform..OK it is IMO and not Stewart's..
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