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Players you love XI

irfan

State Captain
Obviously the opposite of the hate XI thread.

You might like the players for a variety of reasons - way they play, persona, off-field qualities etc. (don't just stick to the way they play)

1. V Sehwag (So anti-Indian in the way he bats - quite refreshing, blistering, carefree)
2. C Gayle (Even my fridge aint as cool as him)
3. K Sangakkara (Elegance, class, grace, great writer too)
4. S Tendulkar (No phrase can truly describe how awesome the little master is)
5. S Chanderpaul (Even scud missiles can't dislodge Shiva from the crease)
6. J Duminy (Fantastic temperament, has all the shots, superb fielder to boot)
7. M. Dhoni+ (Cool, calm and collected - will end up as our best ever captain IMO)
8. S Hasan (Only Bangladeshi cricketer who is consistently Test class)
9. M Johnson (Grown on me slowly, he can swing em as well with both bat and ball WAG)
10. D Steyn (Finally a quality, attacking swing bowler - rare find these days)
11. I Sharma (An accurate Indian bowler with stamina OMG - love it when he gets Punter)
 

Jamee999

Hall of Fame Member
Graeme Smith - because England needs players like him
Jesse Ryder - WAG
Hashim Amla - Amazing beard, damn good cricketer
Kevin Pietersen* - :wub:
Shiv Chanderpaul - Best batsman in world cricket, guards his wicket with his life
JP Duminy - Great batsman, great fielder, intelligent young player. Awesome.
Paul Nixon+ - Who doesn't love Paul Nixon? Australians. What better reason to pick him?
Mitchell Johnson - Because sometimes my hatred of Australian cricketers is pathological, and this guy is good :(
Stuart Broad - Because he's possibly the most famous person to have ever been to Rutland
Dale Steyn - Total 100% gun. Awesome bowler.
Sulieman Benn - He's so tall!
 

_Ed_

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
C.Gayle
P.Hughes
M.Guptill
S.Tendulkar
R.Taylor
A.Flintoff
B.McCullum
M.Johnson
S.Broad
P.Siddle
A.Mendis

Unlucky: D.Bravo, J.Ryder, Shakib Al Hasan, V.Sehwag
 
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G.I.Joe

International Coach
Virender Sehwag
Gautam Gambhir
Rahul Dravid
Sachin Tendulkar
Kevin Pietersen
Sanath Jayasuriya
Tatenda Taibu +
Brett Lee
Shoaib Akhtar
Muttiah Muralitharan
Makhaya Ntini
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Mahela Jayawardene, Chaminda Vaas, Dwayne Bravo

Coach: Venkatesh Prasad

Probably forgetting quite a lot of others.
 

DaRick

State Vice-Captain
Well:
- PJ Hughes (well, why not?)
- AG Prince (has substantial guts)
- KC Sangakkara+ (brilliant, although more so without gloves)
- Younis Khan
- S Chanderpaul
- RS Dravid (hey, I think he's an honourable character, bar the ball-tampering saga)
- MEK Hussey (such a shame to see him doing poorly)
- MG Johnson (have supported him since his debut)
- M Ntini (never gives in)
- IE O'Brien (a funny guy)
- MS Panesar (good for a laugh)
 

Nutter

U19 Debutant
Virender Sehwag
Herschelle Gibbs
Lou Vincent
Mark Waugh
Jesse Ryder
Steve Waugh
Brendon McCullum
Stuart Broad
Shane Warne
Ottis Gibson
Curtly Ambrose
 

Flem274*

123/5
Simon Katich
Martin Guptill
Stephen Fleming
Jesse Ryder
Brendan Nash
Grant Elliott
Kumar Sangakara
James Franklin
Dale Steyn
Ryan Sidebottom
Iain O'Brien
 

Redbacks

International Captain
The good ones :p currently playing:

Smith
Hughes
Dravid
Tendulkar
Chanderpaul
VVS Laxman :wub:
Kumar
Kallis
Flintoff
M Johnson
Siddle


sub: KP
 

bagapath

International Captain
from those who are still playing

sehwag
gayle
ponting
tendulkar
pietersen
kallis
flintoff
dhoni (wk) (c)
murali
mendis
ntini


i dont like most of the fast bowlers around right now and it shows in the team :(

from the past

greenidge
gavaskar
richards (c)
gower
lara
gilchrist (wk)
botham
kapil
marshall
warne
lillee
 
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King Pietersen

International Captain
Chris Gayle- Cool, attacking, effortlessly entertaining, and seems like a great guy
Brendon McCullum +- Makes up the coolest opening partnership of all-time. McCullum's got the tattoo's, the attacking batting, just such a cool guy. My favourite player after KP.
Sachin Tendulkar- What a player. Just amazing to watch
Kevin Pietersen- <3
Shiv Chanderpaul- Seems a genuinely nice bloke, is superb in all forms of the game, just a fine player
Andrew Flintoff- Legend.
Mitchell Johnson- Bowls fast, injures batsmen, hits the ball a long way, just a shame he's Australian.
Shane Warne (C)- Like Flintoff, but less of a legend (due to the Aussieness), more of a bowler.
Zaheer Khan- I like him, I like his aggression, and he's a very talented bowler, great control of conventional and reverse swing.
Dale Steyn- Pace, aggression, gets wickets, scares batsmen, awesome bowler.
Jimmy Anderson- Great hair, fit missus, good bowler, great hair.
 

Evermind

International Debutant
Smith
Sehwag
Taylor
Ryder
Hussey
Oram
McCullum
Lee
Steyn
Mendis
Malinga

Too many to name. Tendulkar, Kallis, DeVilliers, Vettori, Duminy, Misbah, etc all narrowly missed out. Can't wait to add ATUL SHARMA to the list.
 
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Slifer

International Regular
My players i love 11:

S Gavaskar
G Greenidge
S Waugh (the batsman i would have to bat for my life)
B Lara (favorite player of all time)
Viv Richards (what a beast)
G Chappell
I Khan (arguably the best fast bowler/AR/captain of all time)
A Gilchrist
Marshall (imo joint best fast bowler of all time)
Mcgrath (II II II II II II )
Murali (imo best spinner of all time)
 

superkingdave

Hall of Fame Member
Chris Gayle*
Paul Horton
John Crawley
Kumar Sangakarra
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
AB de Villiers
Andrew Flintoff
Tom Smith
Dave Mohammed
James Anderson
Murali

Probably Sanga behind the stumps

Edit, you know what give Jonny C the gloves
 

stumpski

International Captain
XI of favourite Surrey players past and present (limited to those I've seen)

Alan Butcher
Darren Bicknell
David Ward
Alec Stewart
Alistair Brown
Adam Hollioake
Jack Richards
Keith Medlycott
Martin Bicknell
Waqar Younis
Pat Pocock
 

adharcric

International Coach
Gambhir, Prince, Dravid, Tendulkar, Duminy, Sangakarra, Shakib-al-Hasan, Flintoff, JTaylor, JPatel, Sharma

Dhoni should probably be in there somewhere and Jeetan is a late inclusion - just liking the look of him here. Ryder, Taylor and Hussey just missing out as well.
 
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