I'm going to post a less-than-conventional ODI XI:
1. Adam Gilchrist
2. AB de Villiers
3. Ricky Ponting
4. Paul Collingwood
5. Andrew Symonds
6. Jonty Rhodes
7. Tillakaratne Dilshan
8. Carl Hooper
9. Roger Harper
10. Heath Streak
11. Brett Lee
Average-looking XI on paper, but you might have noticed that they were all unbelievable in the field.
I firmly believe that this side would save 50-60 more runs in the field than an average ODI side if you factor in both unlikely stops and taking half-chances. The fact they can slog down to 11 (outfielders are fairly hard to rate) doesn't hurt, despite only having 3 frontline bowlers.
Only worry I have is who to put at backward point.
Love it. I would pay a lot of money to watch that. I'd trade one of the quicks for Garner, who was great in the gully. Then, watch batsman try to turn the strike over against this field with Garner bowling at them.
I'd also trade Hooper for V. Richards or Clive Lloyd.
You could make the combo really strong I reckon.
A. Gilchrist (wk)
M. Waugh- Slip, or anywhere in the infield. Best all round fielder I saw
V. Richards- Basically same as M. Waugh, great throw from short range
R. Ponting- Point/covers/slip- best at throwing down stumps
AB DeVilliers- All rounder, freakishly talented bastard!
P. Collingwood- Backward point. The best in that spot
J. Rhodes- Cover/point. Moved like no one else, best ground fielder. Good judge of a run out too.
A. Symonds- Mid on/off- So agile and powerful
H. Streak- "a magnificent outfielder with a howitzer-like throw".
B. Lee- Same as Streak
J. Garner- Gully, very sharp for a massive man
Others- Clive Lloyd: midwicket