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    Quote Originally Posted by Steulen View Post
    Unsettled and crap are two completely different terms, Richard.

    Neither of the "ODI-class" teams is unsettled atm, with the possible exception of Bermuda.

    Come to think of it, neither of them is crap, with the definite exception of Bermuda.
    There are 8 ODI-class teams, not 2.

    The point I was making was I don't really care too much about crap teams, whether they're unsettled or settled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    There are 8 ODI-class teams, not 2.
    Other than that you perhaps misread 'terms' for 'teams' I don't follow you there, Sir Postalot.
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    You said "neither of the ODI-class teams".

    I said "there are more than 2 ODI-class teams".

    Can't really exemplify further than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    You said "neither of the ODI-class teams".

    I said "there are more than 2 ODI-class teams".

    Can't really exemplify further than that.
    Ahhhh...the intricacies of second-languaging .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steulen View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I think they've only just decided that they want Ganguly again and that Tendulkar should bat in the middle.

    Both good things, I add, but I don't think it's been an idea for any more than a couple of months.

    And it's a good thing Ganguly has hit form instantly otherwise that, too, would be muddy waters.

    Even now they're still putting Tendulkar at three when he's never scored a run there!

    Why don't they just go Ganguly, Sehwag\Uthappa, Dravid, Tendulkar, Yuvraj?
    Because Dravid is better at 5, and Yuvraj is better in the top 4.

    Tendulkar at 3 works considering that if a wicket falls early (say the inexperienced Uthappa), the greatest ODI opening batsman walks to the crease.
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    But Tendulkar averages 11 at three (or sumate like that)!

    And even if he did average, say, 34, personally I'd still prefer Dravid-Tendulkar-Yuvraj. IMO Yuvraj has done more than enough to show he can bat five or even six, and Dravid and Tendulkar are the best 2 players so should IMO bat above him.

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    You'd rather have Tendulkar bat in the powerplays than Dravid wouldn't you?

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    Well ideally... I'd rather have Ganguly and Uthappa. And the Sehwag of 2002 (I don't imagine I can).

    That's a reason for the order to be flexible IMO... you have the possibility of sending someone like Dhoni in if you lose Uthappa\Ganguly early... but if you lose them in, say, the 17th, you send in Rahul and then Sachin.

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    Sehwag at 3? You could have Tendulkar, Dravid and Yuvraj to follow.

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    Sounds reasonable...

    Uthappa
    Ganguly
    Sehwag
    Tendulkar
    Dravid
    Yuvraj
    Dhoni
    Agarkar
    Harbhajan
    Zaheer
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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Sehwag at 3? You could have Tendulkar, Dravid and Yuvraj to follow.
    I don't want Sehwag anywhere near the side at the mo - I'd prefer Agarkar at three. If I could have the Sehwag of 2002, I'd have him and Ganguly opening - as they were at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I don't want Sehwag anywhere near the side at the mo - I'd prefer Agarkar at three. If I could have the Sehwag of 2002, I'd have him and Ganguly opening - as they were at the time.
    He's going to be in the side though. We might as well discuss where he should bat.

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