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    World Cup: Best XI

    Your World Cup XI based on performances up to this point. Obviously we are only about half-way through, but the side can be modified as the tournament progresses.

    My side so far..

    Hayden
    Smith
    Ponting (c)
    Kallis
    Styris
    Sangakkara (wk)
    Oram
    Hogg
    Bond
    Malinga
    Murali

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    Surely Michael Clarke so far has been in great touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alternative View Post
    Surely Michael Clarke so far has been in great touch.
    He went very close although Styris is having a better world cup for mine

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    McCullum's been the best 'keeper so far in my incredibly biased opinion. Five times in the tournament a 'keeper has taken 4 catches in an innings and he's done two of them, as well as breaking the World Cup record for fastest 50.

    Must admit I haven't been able to see many SL matches yet though so it's possible Sangakkara has indeed been better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    McCullum's been the best 'keeper so far in my incredibly biased opinion. Five times in the tournament a 'keeper has taken 4 catches in an innings and he's done two of them, as well as breaking the World Cup record for fastest 50.

    Must admit I haven't been able to see many SL matches yet though so it's possible Sangakkara has indeed been better.
    Yeah i was tossing up between McCullum and Kumar, McCullum has probably been the best keeper on show and has had limited opportunities with the bat, but Kumar is having a good WC with the bat.

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    yer i think m clarke needs to be in there some where probably replace him with kallis......and mcullum needs to be there
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    Personally I would take out Kallis and put in Michael Clarke and also swap Sangakkarra for McCullum. Other than that, it looks pretty spot on.
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    Lara deserves to be there. (195 at 65)

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    Lara deserves to be there. (195 at 65)
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    Clarke, Collingwood, Lara and Kallis are fighting for the same place IMO, as Styris, Ponting, Hayden and Smith are guaranteed.

    Kallis has scored two good scores against the two top 8 opposition SA have played (opinions of his 48 vs Aus not withstanding), whereas Lara too has been consistent. I'd personally have Kallis, but really its not a big issue.
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    Collingwood is a fair deal. The only one guranteed for me at the moment is Hayden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    Your World Cup XI based on performances up to this point. Obviously we are only about half-way through, but the side can be modified as the tournament progresses.

    My side so far..

    Hayden
    Smith
    Ponting (c)
    Kallis
    Styris
    Sangakkara (wk)
    Oram
    Hogg
    Bond
    Malinga
    Murali
    That would be a very threatening team although I think Gibbs might deserve to be there ahead of Styris IMO

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    Please, Styris would be one of the first 2 or 3 picked. 2 games against proper opposition, 2 MOTM performances (yall know he was MOTM against the Windies)

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    Gilchrist is having a good WC with the bat

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    Just overshadowed by Hayden

    Mind you he probably isnt the best with the gloves....

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