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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    Garner gets in as less people who voted saw him play, so wins on a weighted average?

    I didn't vote for either
    Garner for this reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    I think I get what you are saying. I also think your analogy is unfortunate
    That's a relief. A good writer would never have used it, but my mind is not at all creative so if I have a thought I tend to use it even if it is as you say "unfortunate".

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    Garner for sheer pace to go with McGrath's line and length backed by Kallis. Warne is your alternative there.

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    Greatest World Test Cricket XI (1978 to 2020)

    Akram for me. He gets the ball reversing.
    Carole Baskin is to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    Garner for sheer pace to go with McGrath's line and length backed by Kallis. Warne is your alternative there.
    Errr - Kallis is going to struggle to get the ball off Marshall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer Grouse View Post
    Spinner next...

    World XI so far....

    1. M. Hayden
    2. G. Smith
    3. V. Richards
    4. B. Lara
    5. S.Tendulkar
    6. J. Kallis
    7. A. Gilchrist
    8. W. Akram
    9. M. Marshall
    10. S. Warne
    11. G. McGrath
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    Just a captain to chose.

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    G. Smith

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    Graeme Smith from that selection I think.
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    That top seven is insane BTW
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    Yeah, Graeme Smith.

    Warne has always been touted as a potential great Australian captain but they'd never pick him because of his dickish behaviour. Certainly did brilliantly for Hampshire and in the IPL. But this is a Test team so no.
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    So given we have no Englishmen (and I think on the basis of records, it's fair enough that we don't), how do we think a match would go between the two teams?

    Alastair Cook
    Graham Gooch (c)
    Jonathan Trott
    David Gower
    Kevin Pietersen
    Ben Stokes
    Alec Stewart (wk)
    Ian Botham
    Graeme Swann
    Stuart Broad
    James Anderson
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    It would be bloody good stuff. Marshall and McGrath to open the hostilities with Akram and Kallis first change and then Warne spinning his way through a boatload of overs is an incredible attack.

    The world XI openers are perfectly suited. Hayden is the biff and Smith is the glue. And if there has ever been a better 3,4,5 I would love to see it.

    Both teams have serious batting. I think it would be very close.
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    So Aus 4, Windies 3, SA 2, Pak 1, Ind 1

    Second 11
    Cook
    Greenidge
    Sangakarra
    Ponting
    Border
    Flower
    Hadlee
    Holding
    Garner
    Ambrose
    Muralitharan

    3 number 11's
    WI 4, SL 2, Aus 2, Eng 1, NZ 1, Zim 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    So given we have no Englishmen (and I think on the basis of records, it's fair enough that we don't), how do we think a match would go between the two teams?

    Alastair Cook
    Graham Gooch (c)
    Jonathan Trott
    David Gower
    Kevin Pietersen
    Ben Stokes
    Alec Stewart (wk)
    Ian Botham
    Graeme Swann
    Stuart Broad
    James Anderson
    We’d need to stick them in on a morning when it’s doing loads and hope to bowl them out cheaply. If we don’t we’re not a match for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    So Aus 4, Windies 3, SA 2, Pak 1, Ind 1

    Second 11
    Cook
    Greenidge
    Sangakarra
    Ponting
    Border
    Flower
    Hadlee
    Holding
    Garner
    Ambrose
    Muralitharan

    3 number 11's
    WI 4, SL 2, Aus 2, Eng 1, NZ 1, Zim 1

    What a side that is! Beats England and Would certainly give the first XI a game.

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    If we're playing at Lord's, can we sneak Chris Woakes in as a maverick, 80s/90s style horses for courses pick? Averages 61 with the bat and 11 with the ball there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    If we're playing at Lord's, can we sneak Chris Woakes in as a maverick, 80s/90s style horses for courses pick? Averages 61 with the bat and 11 with the ball there.
    Broad has a good record there too hasn’t he? Drop Trott, Gower up to 3.

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    Broad at Lord's:

    881 runs @ 29.36 (quite a bit boosted by his only ever hundred!), 94 wickets @ 27.06 (only a bit better than his career average of 28.50).

    Jimmy has 103 wickets @ 23.89 at Lord's.
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    If only Dino was posting at the moment...

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    Hayden was crap at Lord's.

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    Great, so play at Lord's, see if we can sneak Woakes in, send them in to bat. We're getting towards a plan.
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    Make Lara the World 11 captain. Feed him filth for 3 days, he'll never declare and you come out with a draw.

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    McGrath and Marshall might not need 2 days at Lords.

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    I'll take the time to sort out everyone's record at Lord's:

    England:

    Cook: 1937 runs @ 43.04
    Gooch: 2015 runs @ 53.02, 3 wickets @ 86.33
    Trott: 893 runs @ 63.78, 2 wickets @ 49.50
    Gower: 1241 runs @ 44.32
    Pietersen: 1235 runs @ 56.13, 2 wickets @ 50.50
    Stokes: 572 runs @ 47.66, 17 wickets @ 32.52
    Stewart: 1476 runs @ 44.72
    Botham: 652 runs @ 31.04, 69 wickets @ 24.53
    Swann: 259 runs @ 28.77, 40 wickets @ 24.07
    Broad: 881 runs @ 29.36, 94 wickets @ 27.06
    Anderson: 194 runs @ 12.93, 103 wickets @ 23.89

    World XI:

    Hayden: 52 runs @ 17.33
    G Smith: 411 runs @ 82.20
    V Richards: 358 runs @ 71.60
    Lara: 126 runs @ 21.00
    Tendulkar: 195 runs @ 21.66
    Kallis: 54 runs @ 10.80, 6 wickets @ 30.16
    Gilchrist: 126 runs @ 42.00
    Wasim: 144 runs @ 48.00, 12 wickets @ 33.83
    Warne: 35 runs @ 8.75, 19 wickets @ 19.57
    Marshall: 71 runs @ 17.75, 20 wickets @ 17.00
    McGrath: 30 runs (not dismissed), 26 wickets @ 11.50

    Right, I think we can bowl them out cheapishly if anyone knows how to get rid of Graeme Smith. But we may have a problem when they come to bowl. Also it appears that Glenn McGrath becomes an invincible batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    So Aus 4, Windies 3, SA 2, Pak 1, Ind 1

    Second 11
    Cook
    Greenidge
    Sangakarra
    Ponting
    Border
    Flower
    Hadlee
    Holding
    Garner
    Ambrose
    Muralitharan

    3 number 11's
    WI 4, SL 2, Aus 2, Eng 1, NZ 1, Zim 1
    That's some tail!
    Carole Baskin is to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    So Aus 4, Windies 3, SA 2, Pak 1, Ind 1

    Second 11
    Cook
    Greenidge
    Sangakarra
    Ponting
    Border
    Flower
    Hadlee
    Holding
    Garner
    Ambrose
    Muralitharan

    3 number 11's
    WI 4, SL 2, Aus 2, Eng 1, NZ 1, Zim 1
    That's some tail! Lots of left handers though!
    Carole Baskin is to blame.

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    Smith for skipper
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    20 wickets at 17.

    Bloody hell Marshall was a bit good.
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