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Create an all time best ODI XI featuring only one player from each country...

The Hillside

School Boy/Girl Cricketer
Trying to create a different kind of list here...the rule is simple the all-time best ODI XI can only feature one player from each country maximum...

My list (based on whatever cricket I have actually seen):

Quinton De Kock (wk)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Virat Kohli
Ricky Ponting (c)
Kumar Sangakarra
Sean Williams
Shakib Al Hasan
Rashid Khan
Wasim Akram
James Anderson
Trent Boult
 

capt_Luffy

State Vice-Captain
1. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
2. Martin Crowe (New Zealand) (c)
3. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) (wk)
4. Viv Richards (West Indies)
5. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
6. Michael Bevan (Australia)
7. Andrew Flintoff (England)
8. Shaun Pollock (South Africa)
9. Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
10. Heath Streak (Zimbabwe)
11. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
 
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Kenneth Viljoen

International Debutant
1.Sachin Tendulkar (IND)
2.Adam Gilchrist (AUS) (WK)
3.Andy Flower (ZIM)
4.Viv Richards (WI) (C)
5.AB De Villiers (SA)
6.Shakib Al Hasan (BD)
7.Ryan Ten Doeschate (NED)
8.Andrew Flintoff (ENG)
9.Wasim Akram (PAK)
10.Shane Bond (NZ)
11.Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)
 

trundler

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1.Sachin Tendulkar (IND)
2.Adam Gilchrist (AUS) (WK)
3.Andy Flower (ZIM)
4.Viv Richards (WI) (C)
5.AB De Villiers (SA)
6.Shakib Al Hasan (BD)
7.Ryan Ten Doeschate (NED)
8.Andrew Flintoff (ENG)
9.Wasim Akram (PAK)
10.Shane Bond (NZ)
11.Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)
Viv at 3, De Villiers at 4 and Flower at 5 makes more sense to me but this looks pretty spot on
 

howitzer

First Class Debutant
While for Tests I dislike Flower's keeping I think it's less of a problem in ODI's. Also with Flintoff being a middle order bat with a poor record lower down he effectively becomes a specialist bowler at 8. Hence i'd bring in Bairstow and McGrath for Flintoff and Gilchrist. Hadlee in for Bond to shore up the lower order a bit (don't think Bond is really any greater a ODI bowler anyway)

Tendulkar
Bairstow
Richards
De Villiers
Flower(wk)
Shakib
Ten Doeschate
Hadlee
Wasim
Murali
McGrath

Looks better to me
 

TimAngas

State Vice-Captain
Saeed Anwar
Sanath Jayasuriya
Viv Richards
Ross Taylor
Shakib Al Hasan
Ben Stokes
M.S. Dhoni (wk)
Lance Klusener
Heath Streak
Rashid Khan
Glenn McGrath
 

Flem274*

123/5
Gilchrist (Aus)
Tendulkar (Ind)
Viv (WI)
Root (Eng)
ABDV (SA)
Morgan (Ire)
Shakib (Bangers)
Streak (Zim)
Wasim (Pak)
Bond (NZ)
Murali (SL)
 

howitzer

First Class Debutant
Gilchrist (Aus)
Tendulkar (Ind)
Viv (WI)
Root (Eng)
ABDV (SA)
Morgan (Ire)
Shakib (Bangers)
Streak (Zim)
Wasim (Pak)
Bond (NZ)
Murali (SL)
I figured picking Morgan for Ireland was cheating as he played over 90% of his games for England but if he's Ireland eligible I might make a couple of changes.
Don't like Streak's bowling record for the era he played the majority of his career.
 

The Hillside

School Boy/Girl Cricketer
Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan are like obvious picks for most of the lists there...

So it is fair to say they are the best of all time for their respective countries....

For Zimbabwe we could argue between Heath Streak, Sean Williams and Andy Flower....but Sikander Raza and Craig Ervine can also come into contention...
 

The Hillside

School Boy/Girl Cricketer
Gilchrist (Aus)
Tendulkar (Ind)
Viv (WI)
Root (Eng)
ABDV (SA)
Morgan (Ire)
Shakib (Bangers)
Streak (Zim)
Wasim (Pak)
Bond (NZ)
Murali (SL)
Interesting pick of Morgan for Ireland...didn't see that coming...but I think that counts...would be an automatic choice if picked over a Zimbabwe, Afghanistan or a Bangladesh player...
 

howitzer

First Class Debutant
Interesting pick of Morgan for Ireland...didn't see that coming...but I think that counts...would be an automatic choice if picked over a Zimbabwe, Afghanistan or a Bangladesh player...
Don't necessarily have to pick either a Zimbabwean or an Afghan if Morgan (Ire) is available. I'd probably still pick one or the other but I don't like Rashid's record against good opposition and particularly not World Cups for someone who would have to be my main spinner.
 

Flem274*

123/5
I figured picking Morgan for Ireland was cheating as he played over 90% of his games for England but if he's Ireland eligible I might make a couple of changes.
Don't like Streak's bowling record for the era he played the majority of his career.
Iirc he had a fairly solid amount of time for Ireland?

It was cheeky but he is the best player available who technically qualifies, otherwise I'd try Stirling at 6 to bosh it.
 

howitzer

First Class Debutant
Less than 3 years but i guess it's enough to help balance this side. The question is whether we should be judging the Ireland era Morgan (No half centuries against quality opposition and a record held together by performances against minnows) or whether to judge him on the Morgan he became when he played for England
 

howitzer

First Class Debutant
Less than 3 years but i guess it's enough to help balance this side. The question is whether we should be judging the Ireland era Morgan (No half centuries against quality opposition and a record held together by performances against minnows) or whether to judge him on the Morgan he became when he played for England
Averaged under 15 when playing for Ireland against Test nations. Small sample size but there isn't a lot there
 

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