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    The Sky Commentary Team pick their team of the "Noughties"

    The various members of the Sky Commentary Team pick their respective teams of the "Noughties" with some interesting results: Cricket TEST Team of the Decade Sky Sports - YouTube

    Actually like Shaun Pollock's team the best;

    01. Graeme Smith
    02. Matthew Hayden
    03. Ricky Ponting
    04. Brian Lara
    05. Sachin Tendulkar
    06. Jacques Kallis
    07. Adam Gilchrist
    08. Shane Warne
    09. Dale Steyn
    10. Muttiah Muralitheran
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Note to some of the commentators: Dravid batted at No.1 on 3 occasions and averaged 24. He also batted 14 times at No.2 and averaged 46.
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    Bumble picked some sort of a team...
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    I remember this, Botham picked Allan Donald

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    The various members of the Sky Commentary Team pick their respective teams of the "Noughties" with some interesting results: Cricket TEST Team of the Decade Sky Sports - YouTube

    Actually like Shaun Pollock's team the best;

    01. Graeme Smith
    02. Matthew Hayden
    03. Ricky Ponting
    04. Brian Lara
    05. Sachin Tendulkar
    06. Jacques Kallis
    07. Adam Gilchrist
    08. Shane Warne
    09. Dale Steyn
    10. Muttiah Muralitheran
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Note to some of the commentators: Dravid batted at No.1 on 3 occasions and averaged 24. He also batted 14 times at No.2 and averaged 46.


    I wouldn't change that team too much. I would probably bring in Flintoff as a stronger third seamer and then kick out Tendulkar because he wasn't as good in the noughties as either Lara or Kallis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    I wouldn't change that team too much. I would probably bring in Flintoff as a stronger third seamer and then kick out Tendulkar because he wasn't as good in the noughties as either Lara or Kallis.
    Michael Atherton picked Flintoff instead of Kallis because with two spinners in the side he wanted the "bowling allrounder";

    01. Verender Sehwag
    02. Sanath Jayasuriyah
    03. Ricky Ponting
    04. Brian Lara
    05. Sachin Tendulkar
    06. Andrew Flintoff
    07. Adam Gilchrist
    08. Shane Warne
    09. Zaheer Khan
    10. Muttiah Muralitharan
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Atherton was also a "noughties " purist in that he wanted players who had scored lots of runs or taken lots of wickets during that decade. Consequently, the likes of Donald and Wasim Akram were excluded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Michael Atherton picked Flintoff instead of Kallis because with two spinners in the side he wanted the "bowling allrounder";

    01. Verender Sehwag
    02. Sanath Jayasuriyah
    03. Ricky Ponting
    04. Brian Lara
    05. Sachin Tendulkar
    06. Andrew Flintoff
    07. Adam Gilchrist
    08. Shane Warne
    09. Zaheer Khan
    10. Muttiah Muralitharan
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Atherton was also a "noughties " purist in that he wanted players who had scored lots of runs or taken lots of wickets during that decade. Consequently, the likes of Donald and Wasim Akram were excluded.
    Jayasuriya, Flintoff and Khan are such rubbish selections it isn't even funny
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    since akram and donald are "technically" available, I like david gower's team the best

    smith (c)
    sehwag
    ponting
    lara
    tendulkar
    kallis
    gilchrist (wk)
    akram
    warne
    donald
    mcgrath

    it has the feel of an ATG XI; in fact if you slightly upgrade the openers, it is an ATG XI. the middle order and the bowling attack can not be bettered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Actually like Shaun Pollock's team the best;

    01. Graeme Smith
    02. Matthew Hayden
    03. Ricky Ponting
    04. Brian Lara
    05. Sachin Tendulkar
    06. Jacques Kallis
    07. Adam Gilchrist
    08. Shane Warne
    09. Dale Steyn
    10. Muttiah Muralitheran
    11. Glenn McGrath
    Same, but I would've replaced Steyn and brought in Pollock

    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Note to some of the commentators: Dravid batted at No.1 on 3 occasions and averaged 24. He also batted 14 times at No.2 and averaged 46.
    He showed quite a few of them wrong 18 months later in England, when he scored two centuries opening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Jayasuriya, Flintoff and Khan are such rubbish selections it isn't even funny
    I can semi-understand Flintoff but he really shouldn't be batting ahead of Gilchrist.

    Correct about the other two though
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Jayasuriya, Flintoff and Khan are such rubbish selections it isn't even funny
    Well they wouldn't be my choices either - but all 3 players were still class acts, especially Zaheer. Jayasuriya and Flintoff were both irrestistible when on-song. Hardly 'rubbish selections'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    The various members of the Sky Commentary Team pick their respective teams of the "Noughties" with some interesting results: Cricket TEST Team of the Decade Sky Sports - YouTube

    Actually like Shaun Pollock's team the best;

    01. Graeme Smith
    02. Matthew Hayden
    03. Ricky Ponting
    04. Brian Lara
    05. Sachin Tendulkar
    06. Jacques Kallis
    07. Adam Gilchrist
    08. Shane Warne
    09. Dale Steyn
    10. Muttiah Muralitheran
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Note to some of the commentators: Dravid batted at No.1 on 3 occasions and averaged 24. He also batted 14 times at No.2 and averaged 46.
    Yeah, that's a good one. Only change I would make is himself in for Steyn, with Smith or Sehwag being a coin flip.

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    Flintoff over Kallis(?), because of the afore mentioned two spinners included, and quite frankly both spinners have to play i this team. Steyn and Mcgrath would be lethel in combination.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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