Seems likely. At least he shows a strong bias.
Originally Posted by chaminda_00
Here is my 16 with some stats to explain WHY.
The Batsmen (8) :
Openers : Hayden, Jayasuriya......and the keeper batsman - Gilchrist
Middle Order : Ponting, Jayawardhane, Kallis, Pietersen, Clarke, Styris
Wicket Keeper (1) :
The Frontline Bowlers (7) :
Pacers : McGrath, Tait, Malinga, Bracken, Bond
Spinners : Murali, Hogg
Others who can bowl :
Regularly : Jayasuriya, Kallis, Styris
....and, sometimes : Pietersen, Clarke.
Its tough nominating a captain between the popular choice of Ponting and the "critic's choice" of Jayawardane I choose Ponting, not least because the team consiss so many of his countrymen particularly so many of the frontline bowlers.
The stats of these players are given below. It is imposible to argue with these stats. I have some concern for Tait's profligacy (corrected from original 'Tit's profligacy') with the ball and would probably not have him in a final eleven if Bond was available.
Kallis would be dropped if I was asked to reduce the numbers from 16 to 15.
So the squad reads
1. Ponting (captain)
2. Gilchrist (keeper)
The highlighted would be my first preference for 12 to play.