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    Your World XI for 2014

    Still a couple of Tests in play, but it's late enough in the year and the games that not a lot will change things.

    I'd go:

    1. Warner
    2. McCullum
    3. Sangakkara
    4. Younis
    5. Smith
    6. Mathews
    7. Sarfraz
    8. Johnson
    9. Herath
    10. Steyn
    11. Anderson

    Cheating slightly with McCullum opening, but he did hit a double century opening and the middle-order options feel stronger than the opening options. Had a bit of trouble with deciding who to keep - Sarfraz was the best batsmen out of the regular keepers, but his keeping didn't impress me, and I don't remember any of the other keeper doing all that much. Overall though this side feels a lot easier to select than it has in the past.
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    Like you I think McCullum should be a test opener. I've tried to select guys who have at least played in that batting spot this year although would probably have De Villiers in the top 5.

    1. Warner
    2. McCullum
    3. Sangakkara
    4. Amla
    5. Smith
    6. Matthews
    7. De Villiers (k)
    8. Johnson
    9. Harris
    10. Steyn
    11. Southee

    No spin bowler, other than Ajmal I don't think any spin bowler has been lethal this year and I'd rather have the four form seamers.

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    Warner
    Vijay
    Sanga
    Smith
    Bmac
    Matthews
    Sarfraz
    Mitch
    Steyn
    Southee
    Herath

    Unsure how you came to the conclusion that Ajmal has been lethal this year Blocky...

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    In any case I always like to select specialists with these things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Warner
    Vijay
    Sanga
    Smith
    Bmac
    Matthews
    Sarfraz
    Mitch
    Steyn
    Southee
    Herath

    Unsure how you came to the conclusion that Ajmal has been lethal this year Blocky...

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    In any case I always like to select specialists with these things
    Mixed his performances up from last year.

    I think without doubt, the 100% voters are named below for how good their year has been

    1. Warner
    2.
    3. Sanga
    4. Amla
    5. BMac
    6. Matthews
    7.
    8. Johnson
    9. Steyn
    10..
    11...

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    Oddly, South Africa are penalised in the amount of runs their players get to score, largely due to how little they get the second innings - 2013 - Amla played 8 matches and only got 12 innings. 2014, Amla played 8 matches and only got 13 inning

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    Warner
    Vijay
    Sangakkara
    Smith
    ABdV
    Mathews
    McCullum (wk)
    Johnson
    Harris
    Steyn
    Herath

    Wanted Amla in there, but Smith and AB have had arguably better years.
    Last edited by OverratedSanity; 29-12-2014 at 12:02 AM. Reason: McCullum coming in before Mathews??????!!!!!!!

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    Mathews
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    Johnson
    Steyn
    Southee
    Herath

    I know I've got two SLAs but think both still need to be picked. I might have picked Hafeez as an opener and 2nd spinner if not for chucking issues and picked a specialist keeper (Watling or Sarfraz Ahmed) instead of Shakib

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
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    Must be confusing me with someone. Love Younis to bits. Smith and Sanga have just done more.

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    1. Warner
    2. McCullum
    3. Sangakkara
    4. Amla
    5. Younis
    6. Smith
    7. De Villliers
    8. Johnson
    9. Herath
    10. Steyn
    11. Southee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Warner
    Vijay
    Sanga
    Smith
    Bmac
    Matthews
    Sarfraz
    Mitch
    Steyn
    Southee
    Herath

    Unsure how you came to the conclusion that Ajmal has been lethal this year Blocky...

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    In any case I always like to select specialists with these things
    In Blocky's defense Ajmal has been positively career ending this year.
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    Warner
    McCullum *
    Sangakkara
    Younis
    Smith
    DeVilliers +
    Mathews
    Johnson
    Southee
    Herath
    Steyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
    Warner
    McCullum *
    Sangakkara
    Younis
    Smith
    DeVilliers +
    Mathews
    Johnson
    Southee
    Herath
    Steyn
    Interesting choice of captains - given you had 3 skips to choose from.

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