Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
Like Tree13Likes

Thread: Playing Selector: all time Sub Continental XI

  1. #1
    International Captain bagapath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    India
    Posts
    5,299

    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
    kingkallis likes this.

  2. #2
    U19 Cricketer
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    australia
    Posts
    440
    sounds like fun. doubt anyone from bangladesh will make it tho

  3. #3
    Gob
    Gob is offline
    U19 Captain Gob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    banana stand
    Posts
    696
    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    sounds like fun. doubt anyone from bangladesh will make it tho
    U DONT KNOW CRICKET TAMIM,SHAKIB BEST TIGERS 4EVER

    man i might get infracted for this

  4. #4
    International Coach flibbertyjibber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mrs Miggins pie shop
    Posts
    13,683
    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.


  5. #5
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    24,374
    definitely sounds ok
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

  6. #6
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    24,374
    and baga while you're at it do some write ups on each of the players if possible.

    You do write well IMO

  7. #7
    The artist formerly known as Monk Red Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    ...
    Posts
    6,508
    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.

  8. #8
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    24,374
    I don't think Shakib is a top tier bowler

  9. #9
    Hall of Fame Member Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    15,500
    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.
    OverratedSanity likes this.

  10. #10
    International 12th Man schearzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    The 'Gabba
    Posts
    1,571
    Totally agree ^ Kapil Dev has to be included

  11. #11
    The artist formerly known as Monk Red Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    ...
    Posts
    6,508
    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,

  12. #12
    Hall of Fame Member Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    15,500
    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.
    Last edited by Zinzan; 19-07-2015 at 08:43 PM.

  13. #13
    The artist formerly known as Monk Red Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    ...
    Posts
    6,508
    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?

  14. #14
    Hall of Fame Member Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    15,500
    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.

  15. #15
    International Coach OverratedSanity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Elton Chicken Burrah
    Posts
    11,138
    Yeah, Sanga in for Dhoni is a no-brainer.
    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Wow baby, that gave me an orgasmic pleasure!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Playing Selector: THE BEST ODI XI OF THE TENDULKAR ERA
    By bagapath in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 03-01-2013, 02:32 PM
  2. Playing Selector: Dream ODI XI
    By bagapath in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 16-04-2010, 12:14 AM
  3. Playing Selector: Team of the decade - the 00s
    By bagapath in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 24-12-2009, 07:01 PM
  4. Playing selector: Pre Packer XI
    By bagapath in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 15-03-2009, 11:22 AM
  5. Replies: 812
    Last Post: 01-07-2007, 11:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •