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World XIs - 25 and under, 26 - 29, 30+

Flem274*

123/5
I'm bored.

Who wins?

Babies

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Tom Latham
3. Kane Williamson
4. Darren Bravo
5. Steve Smith (c) (c is for chubby cheeks)
6. Joe Root
7. Quinton de Kock (wk)
8. Tharindu Kaushal
9. James Pattinson
10. Trent Boult
11. Junaid Khan

Middle Aged

1. David Warner
2. Dimuth Karunaratne
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
4. Virat Kohli (c) (c is for ****)
5. Ajinkya Rahane
6. Angelo Mathews
7. BJ Watling (wk)
8. Shakib al Hasan
9. Vernon Philander
10. Stuart Broad
11. Tim Southee

Burgeys

1. Murali Vijay
2. Chris Rogers
3. Kumar Sangakkara
4. Hashim Amla
5. Younis Khan
6. Michael Clarke (c)
7. AB de Villiers (wk)
8. Mitchell Johnson
9. Ryan Harris
10. Rangana Herath
11. Dale Steyn

Cook should be in there somewhere based on his career achievements but I don't know which loveable and in form opener to drop.
 
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Prince EWS

Global Moderator
Nearly all the players I'd actually pick in a proper World XI would be 30+ really. Only Warner would be a cert from the other age groups.
 

sledger

Spanish_Vicente
Nearly all the players I'd actually pick in a proper World XI would be 30+ really. Only Warner would be a cert from the other age groups.
Yeah, I agree. So in other words, given that Warner would come in for Vijay, no Indian players are currently good enough to get in a world XI.
 

Riggins

International Captain
The oldies, subject to fitness obviously, would dick everyone. Not sold on AB keeping though, probably.
 

Bahnz

International Coach
I'm bored.

Who wins?

Babies

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Tom Latham
3. Kane Williamson
4. Darren Bravo
5. Steve Smith (c) (c is for chubby cheeks)
6. Joe Root
7. Quinton de Kock (wk)
8. Tharindu Kaushal
9. James Pattinson
10. Trent Boult
11. Junaid Khan

Middle Aged

1. David Warner
2. Dimuth Karunaratne
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
4. Virat Kohli (c) (c is for ****)
5. Ajinkya Rahane
6. Angelo Mathews
7. BJ Watling (wk)
8. Shakib al Hasan
9. Vernon Philander
10. Stuart Broad
11. Tim Southee

Burgeys

1. Murali Vijay
2. Chris Rogers
3. Kumar Sangakkara
4. Hashim Amla
5. Younis Khan
6. Michael Clarke (c)
7. AB de Villiers (wk)
8. Mitchell Johnson
9. Ryan Harris
10. Rangana Herath
11. Dale Steyn

Cook should be in there somewhere based on his career achievements but I don't know which loveable and in form opener to drop.
Brathwaite definitely deserves to be in the U25 team. Making hundreds against NZ and South Africa whilst still 22 is a serious achievement.
 

Bahnz

International Coach
Nearly all the players I'd actually pick in a proper World XI would be 30+ really. Only Warner would be a cert from the other age groups.
Reckon Matthews deserves a place in the team ahead of Younis, in spite of his mediocre efforts in NZ recently.
 

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
Reckon Matthews deserves a place in the team ahead of Younis, in spite of his mediocre efforts in NZ recently.
Yeah there are a few I'd consider from the other groups -- Mathews, Smith, Philander, Kohli maybe even Watling -- but Warner's the only one who'd be a cert.

I'd definitely pick Mathews if he was a more effective bowler at Test level but as it is I could go either way on him or a few other batsmen for that spot.
 

Flem274*

123/5
Yeah there are a few I'd consider from the other groups -- Mathews, Smith, Philander, Kohli maybe even Watling -- but Warner's the only one who'd be a cert.

I'd definitely pick Mathews if he was a more effective bowler at Test level but as it is I could go either way on him or a few other batsmen for that spot.
Has AB made his mind up on the keeping thing yet? Because if he's not keeping for the next five minutes then Watling gets the gig.
 

NUFAN

Y no Afghanistan flag
Who would win?

Australia under 26s
1 Jake Weatherald
2 Matt Renshaw
3 Kurtis Patterson
4 Marnus Labuschagne
5 Travis Head
6 Will Pucovski
7 Josh Inglis+
8 Ashton Agar
9 Pat Cummins c
10 Jhye Richardson
11 Riley Meredith


Australia 26-29
1 Cameron Bancroft
2 Marcus Harris
3 Joe Burns
4 Peter Handscomb
5 Mitchell Marsh c
6 Marcus Stoinis
7 Alex Carey+
8 Mitchell Starc
9 Chris Tremain
10 Adam Zampa
11 Josh Hazlewood


Australia 30+
1 Usman Khawaja
2 Alex Doolan
3 Callum Ferguson
4 Shaun Marsh
5 Glenn Maxwell
6 Matthew Wade
7 Tim Paine+ c
8 Nathan Coulter-Nile
9 Peter Siddle
10 Nathan Lyon
11 Jackson Bird

26-29 is without a spinner. If we insist on a spinner the only option I can think of is D'arcy Short.

Edit - Zampa in thanks Pews. Dropped Patto just because Tremain is currently more realistic.
 
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stephen

Hall of Fame Member
Over 30s wins mostly because Lyon is a class above. The middle aged have the best bowlers and the young team has a pretty balanced side. The oldies probably have the worst pace attack (though still international quality) and a serviceable batting lineup.
 

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