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    Playing Selector: all time Sub Continental XI

    Planning to conduct a series of polls to select the all time subcontinental XI for tests using players from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

    Will keep the team's composition as

    2 openers
    3 middle order batsmen
    1 wicket keeper
    2 pace bowlers
    1 spinner

    1 - fourth bowler, from the top runners up of the other bowler polls
    1 - all rounder or fourth middle order batsman

    If this sounds ok, will start the polls from tuesday
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    sounds like fun. doubt anyone from bangladesh will make it tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    sounds like fun. doubt anyone from bangladesh will make it tho
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    man i might get infracted for this
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    Should be fun, can see a hell of a lot of unhappy people (Jono when Kohli is left out) as the batting is going to be tough to sort out.


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    definitely sounds ok
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    and baga while you're at it do some write ups on each of the players if possible.

    You do write well IMO

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    Just going off the top of my head:

    Gavaskar
    Sehwag
    Dravid
    Tendulkar
    Miandad
    Dhoni +
    Shakib
    Imran
    Wasim
    Murali
    Waqar

    Shakib in as a nod to Bangladesh tbh, but I think he balances the side pretty well with Dhoni batting at 6 followed by him and Imran. 5 top tier bowlers too.

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    I don't think Shakib is a top tier bowler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Just going off the top of my head:

    Gavaskar
    Sehwag
    Dravid
    Tendulkar
    Miandad
    Dhoni +
    Shakib
    Imran
    Wasim
    Murali
    Waqar

    Shakib in as a nod to Bangladesh tbh, but I think he balances the side pretty well with Dhoni batting at 6 followed by him and Imran. 5 top tier bowlers too.
    Shakib is a fine cricketer.... but he's no Kapil Dev, and you already have the most successful spinner of all time in the XI.
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    Totally agree ^ Kapil Dev has to be included

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    Not sure Kapil is going to add that much to what I've selected, as good as he was, he's not a better pace bowler than any of Imran, Wasim or Waqar. As I said, including Shakib as a not to Bangladesh. He might not be quite top tier, but nearly four wickets per test as a fifth bowler is better than adequate, and it could be argued he's on par with Kapil as a batsman.

    And if this mythical team were to play half their games in the subcontinent, two spinners and a quick is ideal.

    Kapil would be 12th man in my 11, and I guess if we were playing in the right conditions he'd come in for Shakib,

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    Just realised you've also not included Sangakkara. I mean if not as a specialist batsman, then at the very least as the keeper ahead of Dhoni. This is a test side after all & Sanga has to be close to twice the batsman Dhoni is in this form.

    And surely Imran is the only choice as skipper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Just realised you've also not included Sangakkara. I mean if not as a specialist batsman, then at the very least as the keeper ahead of Dhoni. This is a test side after all & Sanga has to be close to twice the batsman Dhoni is in this form.

    And surely Imran is the only choice as skipper.
    Ah, **** yeh.

    Sanga's gotta be there, maybe instead of Miandad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Ah, **** yeh.

    Sanga's gotta be there, maybe instead of Miandad?
    Why not ahead of Dhoni? I mean it only strengthens your side. Also, did you overlook Imran as captain? Many cricket historians argue he was one of the top 2-3 test captains of all time & certainly the best from the sub-continent.

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    Yeah, Sanga in for Dhoni is a no-brainer.
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