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    Soulless accumulator.

    Dravid, Laxman, Ponting, Lara, Amla, Jayawardene, Sangakkara, Pietersen on the other hand...

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    Cook is another soulless accumulater. He's also ugly to watch but we will hype him up when it suits our agenda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I remember reading some anecdotal thing by some batsmen sometime
    Why didn't we end the thread here?

    Case closed
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    Cook is another soulless accumulater. He's also ugly to watch but we will hype him up when it suits our agenda.
    Lets face it when a player like that is from your nation you love him, from another he bores you but appreciate the skill and ability they have for grinding on and on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Lets face it when a player like that is from your nation you love him, from another he bores you but appreciate the skill and ability they have for grinding on and on.
    Cook's a champ, but I feel he is a little beyond the parameters here, didn't truly come good until the last ashes. I don't mind a soulless accumulator, but with Trott at 3, watching England beat you can be a chore, at least with Kallis players like Amla and AB tend to play around him. He has also become a bit more aggressive lately I reckon.
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    Agree with most of the Xis here, mine is:

    Graeme Smith
    Matthew Hayden
    Ricky Ponting
    Rahul Dravid
    Brian Lara
    Jacques Kallis
    Adam Gilchrist (w)
    Shane Warne
    Dale Steyn
    Glen McGrath
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    If you were that old, and that kind, and the very last of your kind, you couldn't just stand back and watch children cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    No one should be choosing Kallis as the third seamer. He just isn't good enough. Ideal 4th seamer, though. He has to be in the side.

    Sehwag
    Hayden
    Ponting (Dravid very unlucky to miss out)
    Lara
    Kallis
    Flintoff
    Gilchrist (wk)
    Warne
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Muralitharan
    McGrath

    I like this side. I have good aggressive batsmen with Kallis to provide balance in case things go pear-shaped. A mixture of left and right-handers in the top 7. Flintoff and Kallis as 3rd and 4th seamers allow me to play two spinners and also allow me to play the Akhtar, who could break down halfway though the match.

    Perhaps posters are only looking at Flintoff's overall career record when they judge him unworthy of this side. At the beginning of the 2004 home season he had a dire 52 wickets from 29 matches at an average of 45.55. From that point onwards, he 174 wickets from 50 matches at an average of 28.97. Pretty good.

    For the record, I consider Steyn a bowler of the 2010s, and Tendulkar a batsmen of the 1990s.
    I'd replace Sehwag with Sangakkara to open the innings. From 2000-2009 he average 55 with the bat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    1. ML Hayden
    2. R Dravid
    3. RT Ponting
    4. SR Tendulkar
    5. BC Lara
    6. JH Kallis
    7. AC Gilchrist+
    8. SM Pollock
    9. SK Warne
    10. DW Steyn
    11. GD McGrath

    Walsh, Bond and Asif decent options as well
    Murali would obviously play for one of Pollock/Steyn if the conditions are right
    Rather Warne to fill that option if conditions suit. Murali was far superior to Warne in the 00s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Cook's a champ, but I feel he is a little beyond the parameters here, didn't truly come good until the last ashes. I don't mind a soulless accumulator, but with Trott at 3, watching England beat you can be a chore, at least with Kallis players like Amla and AB tend to play around him. He has also become a bit more aggressive lately I reckon.
    Yeah, Cook obviously has no place in a noughties XI. His record since the start of 2010 is awesome though, so he's in pole position to open for the tens team.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Why didn't we end the thread here?

    Case closed
    I read this and thought you'd condensed some long post he'd made into a wittily succinct quotation. But no, it's just what he said.

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