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Pick a team comprising of your favourite players

aussie

Hall of Fame Member
Only criteria is that you had to have seen them play live

TESTS:

Slater
Hayden
Ponting
Lara
Pietersen
Gilchrist
Flintoff
Warne (c)
Akhtar
Gough
Bond

ODIs:

Gilchrist
Lara
Ponting (c)
Pietersen
Symonds
Flintoff
Klusener
Afridi
Akram
Lee
Bond

Not enough T20s played to make a team yet.
 

lachlan43

School Boy/Girl Cricketer
I assume by live you mean live on TV, otherwise I've got a pool of 22 test players to go by. (5th Ashes Test, 1998/99)

Anyway...

Tests:

1. Gary Kirsten
2. Sanath Jayasuriya
3. Jacques Kallis
4. Brian Lara
5. Jonty Rhodes
6. Shivnarine Chanderpaul
7. Adam Gilchrist
8. Wasim Akram
9. Daniel Vettori
10. Nathan Hauritz
11. Darren Gough

ODIs:

1. Adam Gilchrist
2. Sanath Jayasuriya
3. Jacques Kallis
4. Brian Lara
5. Jonty Rhodes
6. Michael Bevan
7. Wasim Akram
8. Daniel Vettori
9. Brad Young
10. Darren Gough
11. Makhaya Ntini
 

Cruxdude

International Debutant
Tests:

Virender Sehwag
Gautam Gambhir
Rahul Dravid
Sachin Tendulkar
Brian Lara
Jacques Kallis
Adam Gilchrist
Wasim Akram
Shane Warne
Brett Lee
Muttiah Muralidaran

ODIs:

Sachin Tendulkar
Adam Gilchrist
Brian Lara
Yuvraj Singh
Kevin Pietersen
MS Dhoni
Andrew Symonds
Wasim Akram
Shane Warne
Brett Lee
Muttiah Muralidaran
 

Shri

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Tests

Virender Sehwag
Matthew Hayden
Brian Lara
Sachin Tendulkar
Vinod Kambli
Javed Miandad
Chris Cairns
Shane Warne
Wasim Akram
Amit Mishra
Shane Bond

Reserve: Andrew Flintoff

ODIs

Matthew Hayden
Sachin tendulkar
Brian Lara
Yuvraj Singh
MS Dhoni
Andrew Symonds
Chris Cairns
Lance Klusener
Shane Warne
Shoaib Akhtar
Shane Bond

Reserve: Mitchell Johnson

T20s

Virender Sehwag
Adam Gilchrist
Shahid Afridi
Jean Paul Duminy
Yuvraj Singh
Andrew Symonds
Mitchell Johnson
Daniel Vettori
Brett Lee
Shoaib Akhtar
Shane Bond

Reserve: Dwayne Smith

As the post implies, I love explosive players/ express fast bowlers who intimidate with pace and I mostly selected individuals who have won matches on their own in the past.
 
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Hurricane

Hall of Fame Member
1) Wright
2) Gayle
3) Dravid
4) Tendulkar
5) Dean Jones (Not my favourite player personality wise)
6) Graham Hick
7) Hadlee
8) K Dev
9) Vettori
10) I Smith
11) D Morrison

I voted for Dean Jones reluctantly because he is a quality batsman. But in Richard Hadlees testimonial game which was supposed to be about honouring Hadlee. He charged down the pitch and smashed hadlee over the top. Which I thought was embarrassing for Hadlee. And bad manners by Jones. If it had've been a regular game it would have been ok.
 

Hurricane

Hall of Fame Member
I assume by live you mean live on TV, otherwise I've got a pool of 22 test players to go by. (5th Ashes Test, 1998/99)
I thought he meant live at a game. I would have picked a far different team otherwise. I had to go with Danny Morrison one of my players. Aussie can you clarify?
 

four_or_six

Cricketer Of The Year
I'm assuming by 'live' you mean at a match... here's one, but it's a bit off the top of my head.

Mike Atherton
Justin Langer
Nasser Hussain
Shane Watson
Alec Stewart
Andrew Flintoff
Graham Napier
Graeme Swann
Darren Gough
Jimmy Anderson
Andy Caddick
 

aussie

Hall of Fame Member
By live meaning in all the years you all respectively would have started watching cricket to now. You would seen the player either on TV in a live match or at a ground. Bullet..
 

Lillian Thomson

International Coach
By live meaning in all the years you all respectively would have started watching cricket to now. You would seen the player either on TV in a live match or at a ground. Bullet..
Very wise to include TV. I did a "Seen them in the flesh XI" thread a couple of years ago and the majority on here had never been to a First Class Cricket match.

1. Gavaskar
2. Richards B
3. Richards V
4. Tendulkar
5. McEwan
6. Greig
7. Knott
8. Boyce
9. Lillee
10. Thomson
11. Underwood
 

Julian87

State Captain
Test

Greg Blewett
Sachin Tendulkar
Brian Lara
Mark Waugh
Steve Waugh
Craig McMillan
Brad Haddin
Wasim Akram
Shane Warne
Curtley Ambrose
Glenn McGrath
12th: Chris Cairns

ODI

Mark Waugh
Sanath Jayasuriya
John Davison
Brad Haddin
Craig McMillan
Michael Bevan
Chris Cairns
Andy Bichel
Wasim Akram
Shane Warne
Glenn McGrath
12th: Adam Dale
 

aussie

Hall of Fame Member
As the post implies, I love explosive players/ express fast bowlers who intimidate with pace and I mostly selected individuals who have won matches on their own in the past.
I hear that yo..

Lillian Thomson said:
Very wise to include TV. I did a "Seen them in the flesh XI" thread a couple of years ago and the majority on here had never been to a First Class Cricket match.
Haa. Thats criminal if thats true. Although i'll admit i haven't gone to a FC match, List A or domestic T20 for Lancashire since 2006. No exciting players on domestic circuit to see in this country..
 

Maximus0723

State Regular
Test
Sehwag
Gavaskar
Bradman
Sachin
Lara
Sobers
Gilly
Hadlee
Imran
Warne
Marshall

12th man-McGrath

ODI

Gilly
Sachin
Viv
Lara
Jonty
Bevan
Klusner
Afridi
Wasim
Waqar
Saqlain

12th man-Yuvi


T20


Sehwag
McCullum
Viv
Yuvi
Symonds
Cains
Klusner
Afridi
Lee
Bhajji
Akhatar

12th man-Bevan


Really big fan of my Test team's players. Only person Im iffy is about is Sehwag.
 

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
1. Tim Paine
2. Shane Watson
3. Corey Richards
4. Jacques Kallis
5. Mathew Sinclair
6. Thilan Samaraweera
7. Shaun Pollock
8. James Franklin
9. Jason Krejza
10. James Anderson
11. Doug Bollinger

Too many allrounders tbh. Should really have Chopra, Ganga or Dippenaar in for someone there, but I can't bring myself to drop anyone.
 

Goughy

Hall of Fame Member
No exciting players on domestic circuit to see in this country..
Never understood people that go to watch players rather than watch the team or the sport. However, given the celeb culture we live in I guess I am in the minority (though of course that has been around in one form or another since Grace or even before). I still laugh at the famous occasion when Afridi got a duck and 9/10ths of the crowd just left.

It is a pretty alien concept to me given it is a team game.
 
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Flem274*

123/5
Peter Ingram
Simon Katich
Mathew Sinclair (wk)
Ross Taylor
Jesse Ryder
Tim Weston
Grant Elliott
Daniel Vettori
Shane Bond
Peter Siddle
Iain O'Brien

Half of Sri Lanka, Central Districts, Steyn, Tuffey and others unlucky to miss out.
 
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KingViv

Cricket Spectator
Tests obv.

1. Saeed Anwar
2. Virender Sehwag
3. Rahul Dravid
4. BC Lara
5. Sachin Tendulkar
6. Jacques Kallis
7. Adam Gilchrist
8. Wasim Akram
9. Shane Warne
10. Waqar Younis
11. Muttiah Muralidaran
 

zaremba

Cricketer Of The Year
Gooch
Vaughan (c)
Gower
KP
Thorpe
Robin Smith
Sangakkara (w)
Flintoff
Marshall
Gough
Mushy


Some of my favourite players.

Not the best team ever but a fine one; and one that I'd love to seem play.

Trescothick and Garner unlucky to miss out.
 

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