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    Retired XI

    Let's say there was a hypothetical exhibition match scheduled within the month to play a first class match against some national team. You can only choose players that have already retired. Who would make up your team?

    My Retired XI (Unrefined)

    H. Gibbs
    Strauss
    Lara
    Dravid
    Ponting
    Collingwood
    Gilchrest
    S. Pollock
    Warne
    Vaas
    Murali

    Edit: Forgot about Hussey. Could be used to replace Lara.
    Last edited by Garson007; 04-04-2013 at 11:42 AM.

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    What do they have to be retired from? Tests?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    What do they have to be retired from? Tests?
    Tests, yes. Not a requirement to be retired from all cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garson007 View Post
    Let's say there was a hypothetical exhibition match scheduled within the month to play a first class match against some national team. You can only choose players that have already retired. Who would make up your team?

    My Retired XI (Unrefined)

    H. Gibbs
    Strauss
    Lara
    Dravid
    Ponting
    Collingwood
    Gilchrest
    S. Pollock
    Warne
    Vaas
    Murali

    Edit: Forgot about Hussey. Could be used to replace Lara.
    McGrath instead of Vaas surely... Hayden and Langer opening


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    McGrath instead of Vaas surely... Hayden and Langer opening
    McGrath is four years older.

    I struggled to find suitable openers. Hayden can slot in, in front of Gibbs. Not sure Langer will perform better than Strauss at this stage.

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    I would definitely pick Hussey ahead of Lara if I wanted to win (not draw a larger crowd) and Brett Lee is a better option over someone like Shaun Pollock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garson007 View Post
    McGrath is four years older.

    I struggled to find suitable openers. Hayden can slot in, in front of Gibbs. Not sure Langer will perform better than Strauss at this stage.
    But a much, much, better bowler. Can probably still bowl better than any of the current Aussies.

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    He hasn't played for years, would wear down pretty easily.

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    I might have Laxman in there ahead of Collingwood as well.

    Malinga might be a good cheaty option.

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    1. Simon Katich
    2. Andrew Strauss
    3. Rahul Dravid
    4. Ricky Ponting
    5. Thilan Samaraweera
    6. Michael Hussey
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Chaminda Vaas
    9. Brett Lee
    10. Shane Bond
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan

    Considered Boucher, but getting him back wicketkeeping within the hypothetical next month would be a bit unrealistic. Vaas was still decent while playing in the CC, and Lee/Murali have T20 cricket to perform in.

    Bond over Malinga because, as Daemon says, Malinga is a bit cheaty.
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    No Warne?

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    Would be a better thread if it was for people who were retired from internationals but still playing first class/T20 cricket.



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