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    Furball's Greatest XI

    It's a subject I've been thinking about over the last few weeks. Big thanks to Days of Grace for his excellent top 100 batsman series, which along with a couple of Sky's excellent features has reminded me of some of the great players I've been fortunate enough to enjoy playing this great game.

    I'm going to tease people and name them one at a time. A word of warning, this list will be highly biased, and if you're going to come in here and argue stats, then kindly do me a favour and **** off.

    Who knows, maybe it'll spark a few others to think about their greatest XIs. The first name will be revealed tomorrow, feel free to speculate until then...
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    I am so excited GF. Have left all my work and waiting here for the first name to be released..

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    Any more sarcasm and I'll leave it until Friday.
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    Fully expect MSD to be the first name
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    Please don't leave it, I have a driving lesson Friday and it'll be distracting while I'm constantly refreshing the page in anticipation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Please don't leave it, I have a driving lesson Friday and it'll be distracting while I'm constantly refreshing the page in anticipation


    Nah seriously, I'm looking forward to it. Just based on players you've seen, yeah?
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    I assume you are releasing them in batting order? Additionally if you picking an ATG XI or just from players you have seen?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    I assume you are releasing them in batting order? Additionally if you picking an ATG XI or just from players you have seen?
    From the sounds of it he's just talking about his favourites, which is great

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    Watson
    Gambhir
    Kallis
    Tendulkar
    Some Australian
    Some Indian
    I don't actually know enough about GF to really do this
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    I expect at least five players to be labeled "**** ****s" by Furball when justifying their exclusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Watson
    Gambhir
    Kallis
    Tendulkar
    Some Australian
    Some Indian
    I don't actually know enough about GF to really do this
    Ishant Sharma
    Hahaha Ishant Sharma is actually massively out of place on that list, but not for the reasons most would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw1304 View Post
    watson
    gambhir
    kallis
    tendulkar
    samaraweera
    kohli
    dhoni/haddin
    ishant sharma
    harbhajan singh
    zaheer khan

    sreesanth
    fify

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    Samaraweera is completely inoffensive, Sreesanth is hilariously bad, Zaheer should be nowhere near that list and I can think of a much worse opening pair. Tendulkar's also kind of out of place as well.

    But anyway, this isn't my most hated list, ****s.

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