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Twenty20 World XI

Neil Pickup

Cricket Web Moderator
I've just done quite a long search and am surprised that nothing of this effect has been discussed of late. It's possibly a suggestion that the format hasn't been taken seriously enough yet to merit one - but amidst the present shenanigans I thought it would be interesting to see what you guys think.

My XI
+BB McCullum
CH Gayle
KP Pietersen
Yuvraj Singh
AB de Villiers
BJ Hodge
A Morkel
*DL Vettori
BAW Mendis
SL Malinga
DW Steyn
 

Shri

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Gautham Gambir
Chris Gayle
JP Duminy
Ab de Villiers
Andrew Symonds
David Hussey
MS Dhoni [Wk / C]
Albie Morkel
Daniel Vettori
Umar Gul
Lasith Malinga
 
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GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
I'd dispute Pietersen's place in the side, he's been average in the format in general. Though maybe he just cba, as he was sublime on Sunday. Hard to argue with the rest and I don't know who I would have in instead of KP.
 

Shri

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
I'd dispute Pietersen's place in the side, he's been average in the format in general. Though maybe he just cba, as he was sublime on Sunday. Hard to argue with the rest and I don't know who I would have in instead of KP.
Symonds would be a good option.
 

pasag

RTDAS
Off the top of my head of people still playing the game:

Hayden
Gilchrist
Sehwag
AB
Symonds
Raina
Hodge
Vettori
Tanvir
Malinga
Nannes

Would like to fit Yusuf in there somewhere.
 
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Naumaan

First Class Debutant
My XI would be
1.Imran Nazir
2.Chris Gyle
3.Kevin Pietersen
4.AB Deviliars
5.Yuvraj Singh
6.B Mcculum (WK)
7.Afridi (Spin bowler)
8.Dyle Styen
9.Umer Gul
10.Danial Vetori (spin bowler)
11.L Malinga

5 front line bowlers & 5 batsmen
that's what i think a team combination should be
 

Shri

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
My XI would be
1.Imran Nazir
2.Chris Gyle
3.Kevin Pietersen
4.AB Deviliars
5.Yuvraj Singh
6.B Mcculum (WK)
7.Afridi (Spin bowler)
8.Dyle Styen
9.Umer Gul
10.Danial Vetori (spin bowler)
11.L Malinga

5 front line bowlers & 5 batsmen
that's what i think a team combination should be
Vettori batting at 10? =/

Should switch Vettori's and Steyn's places imo.
 

Naumaan

First Class Debutant
No, actually i just made a list of 11 players. Forgot to name captain, i would go for Vetori to be the captain of my side
 

Uppercut

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I've just done quite a long search and am surprised that nothing of this effect has been discussed of late. It's possibly a suggestion that the format hasn't been taken seriously enough yet to merit one - but amidst the present shenanigans I thought it would be interesting to see what you guys think.

My XI
+BB McCullum
CH Gayle
KP Pietersen
Yuvraj Singh
AB de Villiers
BJ Hodge
A Morkel
*DL Vettori
BAW Mendis
SL Malinga
DW Steyn
Symonds is the best T20 player in the world, but i guess he doesn't really count. I wouldn't pick KP either, he's done next to nothing in the format. At least one of Gambhir/Sehwag/Taylor/Warner have to be the option.

Besides that, i'm trying to find a way to improve your fifth bowler. Could maybe fit in Afridi, van der Merwe or Flintoff in place of Morkel or Hodge.
 

nz0003

School Boy/Girl Captain
Symonds is the best T20 player in the world, but i guess he doesn't really count. I wouldn't pick KP either, he's done next to nothing in the format. At least one of Gambhir/Sehwag/Taylor/Warner have to be the option.

Besides that, i'm trying to find a way to improve your fifth bowler. Could maybe fit in Afridi, van der Merwe or Flintoff in place of Morkel or Hodge.
4 overs between Morkel, Gayle, Hodge and even Yuvraj isn't too bad.
 

King Pietersen

International Captain
1. Chris Gayle
2. Matthew Hayden
3. Yuvraj Singh
4. AB De Villiers
5. Andrew Symonds
6. MS Dhoni + *
7. Roelof Van Der Merwe
8. Daniel Vettori
9. Dale Steyn
10. Umar Gul
11. Lasith Malinga
 

Howsie

International Captain
1. Chris Gayle
2. Matthew Hayden
3. Yuvraj Singh
4. AB De Villiers
5. Andrew Symonds
6. MS Dhoni + *
7. Roelof Van Der Merwe
8. Daniel Vettori
9. Dale Steyn
10. Umar Gul
11. Lasith Malinga
Steyn, Van Der Merwe, and Yuvraj?

Pretty average picks really.
 

Steulen

International Regular
Brendon McCullum
Chris Gayle
Virender Sehwag
Ross Taylor
Kumar Sangakkara
MS Dhoni
Shahid Afridi (in as specialist bowler)
Daniel Vettori
Dale Steyn
Nuwan Kulasekara
Dirk Nannes


A long tail perhaps, but I'm not sure if that would be a problem with that top-6. They can bang each other over the heads to select a wicket-keeper and a captain, there's more than enough of them in the line-up.
 
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Shri

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Brendon McCullum
Chris Gayle
Virender Sehwag
Ross Taylor
Kumar Sangakkara
MS Dhoni
Shahid Afridi (in as specialist bowler)
Daniel Vettori
Dale Steyn
Nuwan Kulasekara
Dirk Nannes


A long tail perhaps, but I'm not sure if that would be a problem with that top-6. They can bang each other over the heads to select a wicket-keeper and a captain, there's more than enough of them in the line-up.
Wicketkeepers much?:p
 

King Pietersen

International Captain
Steyn, Van Der Merwe, and Yuvraj?

Pretty average picks really.
Steyn's a very good T20 bowler. His T20i record is exceptional. 14 wickets at 13.42 at an economy rate of 6.71. Can't argue with those stats.

Yuvraj is a very good T20 player. In T20i's he has an average of over 30 and a strike rate of 171, and he offers his golden arm with the ball. I don't see what's wrong with his selection.

As for Van Der Merwe. I wanted a spinning all-rounder at 7, as spin plays a key role in T20, and there aren't many better than Roelof atm. Strike rate of 130 in T20 games and a superb record with the ball, averaging in the teens with an economy of just over 7.

Who would you have picked ahead of those 3? Let me guess. Taylor, Oram and Butler? :p
 

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