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    Pick 'em

    For each pair pick one from either column A or B to make, in your opinion, the best Test XI. Once selected you can rearrange the batting order.

    Apologies for formatting errors, spelling mistakes, ill balanced lists and lack of imagination as I am on my phone and in the pub.

    Column A. Column B
    1. Mark Taylor - Alistair Cook
    2. Rameez Raja - Phil Hughes
    3. AB De Villiers - Surav Ganguly
    4. Martin Crowe - David Gower
    5. Chanderpaul - Dravid
    6. Andy Flower - Alec Stewart
    7. Chris Cairns - Hansie Cronje
    8. Saeed Ajmal - Heath Streak
    9. Herath - Flintoff
    10. Philander - Roach
    11. Harmison - Merv Hughes

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    01. Mark Taylor
    02. Alec Stewart
    03. Rahul Dravid
    04. Martin Crowe
    05. AB De Villiers
    06. Chris Cairns
    07. Rameez Raja
    08. Heath Streak
    09. Vernon Philander
    10. Merv Hughes
    11. Rangana Herath

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    01. Mark Taylor.
    02. Rameez Raja.
    03. Rahul Dravid.
    04. Martin Crowe.
    05. AB De Villiers.
    06. Andy Flower.
    07. Chris Cairns. (3)
    08. Andrew Flintoff. (4)
    09. Vernon Philander. (1)
    10. Merv Hughes. (2)
    11. Saeed Ajmal. (5)
    Last edited by Saint Kopite; 23-09-2014 at 06:52 PM.

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    ****. On review there are too few bowling options. If someone wants to add a 12th option then I am ok with that. Based on the above for me
    1. Alistair Cook
    2. Hughes
    3. Surav Ganguly
    4. David Gower
    5. Chanderpaul
    6. Stewart
    7. Hansie Cronje
    8. Heath Streak
    9. Philander
    10. Herath
    11. Harmison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Kopite View Post
    01. Mark Taylor.
    02. Rameez Raja.
    03. Rahul Dravid.
    04. Martin Crowe.
    05. AB De Villiers.
    06. Andy Flower.
    07. Chris Cairns. (3)
    08. Andrew Flintoff. (4)
    09. Vernon Philander. (1)
    10. Merv Hughes. (2)
    11. Saeed Ajmal. (5)
    I don't think there should be criticism of selections in this thread but Cairns bowling ahead of Flintoff?

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    1. Taylor
    2. Raja
    3. Dravid
    4. Crowe
    5. De Villiers
    6. Flower
    7. Cairns
    8. Streak
    9. Philander
    10. Merv
    11. Herath

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    Taylor *
    P. Hughes
    Dravid
    Gower
    AB DeVilliers
    Flower +
    Cairns
    Flintoff
    Ajmal
    Philander
    M. Hughes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I don't think there should be criticism of selections in this thread but Cairns bowling ahead of Flintoff?
    pretty equal as bowlers IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    pretty equal as bowlers IMO.
    Bull****. That is sitting on the fence. They are not equal. That is too convenient. One is better than the other. I believe Flintoff was clearly the better but that is my opinion only. Pick one
    Last edited by Goughy; 23-09-2014 at 11:57 PM.
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    1. Taylor
    2. Hughes
    3. Dravid
    4. Crowe
    5. de Villiers
    6. Flower
    7. Cairns
    8. Flintoff
    9. Philander
    10. Ajmal
    11. Hughes
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    Mark Taylor
    Phil Hughes
    Rahul Darvid
    Martin Crowe
    AB de Villers
    Andy Flower
    Chris Cairns
    Heath Streak
    Rangana Herath
    Kemar Roach
    Merv Hughes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Bull****. That is sitting on the fence. They are not equal. That is too convenient. One is better than the other. I believe Flintoff was clearly the better but that is my opinion only. Pick one
    Don't think you have to decide one was better to sort out bowling order. More a case of thinking who is going to get more use out of a new or older ball, isn't it?
    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 Howe_zat View Post
    Don't think you have to decide one was better to sort out bowling order. More a case of thinking who is going to get more use out of a new or older ball, isn't it?
    Not really. It is about who you would rather have the newer ball. You can juggle your bowling attack to give anyone the older ball whenever you want to give it to them.

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    1. Mark Taylor
    2. Phil Hughes
    3. Dravid
    4. Martin Crowe
    5. AB De Villiers
    6. Andy Flower (+)
    7. Flintoff
    8. Chris Cairns
    9. Philander
    10. Merv Hughes
    11. Saeed Ajmal

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    1. Mark Taylor
    2. Phil Hughes
    3. Rahul Dravid
    4. Martin Crowe
    5. AB De Villiers
    6. Andy Flower
    7. Andrew Flintoff
    8. Chris Cairns
    9. Vernon Philander
    10.Saeed Ajmal
    11. Merv Hughes

    Feel dirty picking Ajmal but unless I did I was going to have 5 quicks and no spinner (given that Freddie has to play ahead of Herath).

    Edit: same team as PEWS. Miles away from Goughy's.
    Last edited by zaremba; 24-09-2014 at 08:20 AM.

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