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    Test XI of the 2000s

    What's your test xi from 2000-09. Keep in mind that a player has to play for at least 5 years in the decade to be considered to Wasim, Waqar, Ambrose, Waugh etc can't get selected

    Mine:

    1. Graeme Smith (c)
    2. Justin Langer
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Brian Lara
    6. Jacques Kallis
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Dale Steyn
    10. Shoaib Akhtar
    11. Glenn McGrath
    Last edited by UN talkz; 14th March 2018 at 10:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk031992 View Post
    What's your test xi from 2000-09. Keep in mind that a player has to play for at least 5 years in the decade to be considered to Wasim, Waqar, Ambrose, Waugh etc can't get selected

    Mine:

    1. Graeme Smith (c)
    2. Justin Langer
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Brian Lara
    6. Jacques Kallis
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Dale Steyn
    10. Shoaib Akhtar
    11. Glenn McGrath
    Langer out, Hayden in. It is laughworthy posters in this forum see Hayden as a FTB. He has a claim to be hailed as the greatest non Asian batsmen in Asian conditions.

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    Muralidharan needs to be there. 49 5-wicket hauls and 20 10-wicket hauls with nearly 600 wickets in this duration at an average of 20.9.

    Warne pales in comparison. 25 plus average. Failed against the best spin players, 350 wickets, 21 5-fors and 6 10-fors, in this duration.

    Murali >> Warne

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    Graeme Smith (C)
    Virender Sehwag
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Ricky Ponting
    Adam Gilchrist (Wk)
    Jacques Kallis
    M.Muralitharan
    Shane Warne
    Zaheer Khan
    Glenn McGrath

    I'll bet my team will thrash everyone else's.

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    If I have to chose 1 between the 2, I would have Dravid instead of SRT. From 2000 to 2009 Dravid not only made more runs than SRT, he had a greater average and played more match winning innings, especially overseas.
    He was a way better captain than SRT too, so could also share a word or two with Smith.
    Last edited by BreadPakoda; 14th March 2018 at 08:55.

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    Matthew hayden
    Graeme or Sehwag(in subcontinent and aus)
    Dravid
    Sachin
    Lara
    Kallis
    Gilchrist (wk)
    Mitchell Johnson/shoaib akhtar
    Dale steyn
    Mcgrath
    Muralidharan

    Sub:
    Gillespie
    Ashwin (to replace johnson in subcontinent)
    Ponting
    Sanga(backup wk)
    Anyone beating this?

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    *captain - Graeme Smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Matthew hayden
    Graeme or Sehwag(in subcontinent and aus)
    Dravid
    Sachin
    Lara
    Kallis
    Gilchrist (wk)
    Mitchell Johnson/shoaib akhtar
    Dale steyn
    Mcgrath
    Muralidharan

    Sub:
    Gillespie
    Ashwin (to replace johnson in subcontinent)
    Ponting
    Sanga(backup wk)
    Anyone beating this?
    Ashwin didn't play a test in the 2000s. MJ wouldn't be eligible either as he only played 2 years in the 2000s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    Ashwin didn't play a test in the 2000s. MJ wouldn't be eligible either as he only played 2 years in the 2000s.
    Oh, my bad. I thought time period was from 2000 to present day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Matthew hayden
    Graeme or Sehwag(in subcontinent and aus)
    Dravid
    Sachin
    Lara
    Kallis
    Gilchrist (wk)
    Mitchell Johnson/shoaib akhtar
    Dale steyn
    Mcgrath
    Muralidharan

    Sub:
    Gillespie
    Ashwin (to replace johnson in subcontinent)
    Ponting
    Sanga(backup wk)
    Anyone beating this?
    You seriously won't be having the batsmen of that decade in your XI?

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    A lot of people picking Lara but I feel that KP would be a better middle order choice. He ended the decade as one of the best batsmen going, second only to Ponting imo and maybe tendulkar. Plus his centuries against Aus and Ind were thrilling, not to mention his massacre of the Windies.

    Mine would look something like -

    1. Smith
    2. Hayden (automatic pick)
    3. Ponting c
    4. Tendulkar
    5. KP
    6. Kallis
    7. Gilchrist wk
    8. Flintoff (how is he being missed out?)
    9. Murali
    10. McGrath
    11. Steyn

    Sanga, Yousuf, Lee and Akhtar are mighty unlucky to miss out.

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    1.Virendar shewag/hayden
    2.Grame smith(c)
    3.Rahul dravid
    4.pointing
    5.Tendulkar
    6.Kevin pierson
    7.Gilchrist(wk)
    8.shane bond
    9.Macgrath
    10.Murlitharan
    11.Dale steyn

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    Langer
    Hayden
    Ponting
    SRT
    Lara
    Kallis
    Gilly
    Warnie
    Steyn
    Bond
    McGrath

    Out of the playing XI, 6 are Aussies.
    Last edited by ManFan; 14th March 2018 at 11:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManFan View Post
    Langer
    Hayden
    Ponting
    SRT
    Lara
    Kallis
    Gilly
    Warnie
    Steyn
    Bond
    McGrath

    Out of the playing XI, 6 are Aussies.
    /End


    Tazimi Sirdar

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    Quote Originally Posted by TM Riddle View Post
    /End
    ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManFan View Post
    ?
    What I meant was this is the best Eleven anyone could come up with.


    Tazimi Sirdar

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    the whole Australian team of 2000s

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    Quote Originally Posted by TM Riddle View Post
    What I meant was this is the best Eleven anyone could come up with.
    Thanks for the kind words, young Sir.

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    Langer
    Sehwag
    Ponting
    Sachin
    Dravid
    Inzimam
    Kallis
    Sanga
    Mcgrath
    Warne
    Murali
    No one can beat this side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozyrensetter View Post
    Langer
    Sehwag
    Ponting
    Sachin
    Dravid
    Inzimam
    Kallis
    Sanga
    Mcgrath
    Warne
    Murali
    No one can beat this side
    I can see 2 spinners , 1 main fast bowler and 1 AR. Isnt that a bit imbalanced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WengerOut View Post
    I can see 2 spinners , 1 main fast bowler and 1 AR. Isnt that a bit imbalanced?
    Yeah but this team would post 500+ plus every time.However Could replace Inzi with B. Lee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gani999 View Post
    Graeme Smith (C)
    Virender Sehwag
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Ricky Ponting
    Adam Gilchrist (Wk)
    Jacques Kallis
    M.Muralitharan
    Shane Warne
    Zaheer Khan
    Glenn McGrath

    I'll bet my team will thrash everyone else's.
    Only two fast bowlers? Both of whom cannot bowl over 140? This team would be taken apart by any half decent batting side.

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    Good team but I will replace Langer with Hayden.

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    Mathew Hayden
    Virender Sehwag
    Ricky Ponting
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Jacques Kallis
    Kevin Pietersen
    Kumara Sangakkara
    Shane Warne
    Dale Steyn
    Glenn McGrath
    Muttiah Muralidharan

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    1) Hayden
    2) Smith
    3) Ponting (c)
    4) Sachin
    5) Lara
    6) Kallis
    7) Gilchrist (wk)
    8) Bond
    9) Akhtar
    10) McGrath
    11) Murali

    12) Warne

    This team is purely based on quality and not necessarily longevity or stats. In my mind, World XIs should be made keeping in mind how good each player was at their peak.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gani999 View Post
    Graeme Smith (C)
    Virender Sehwag
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Brian Lara
    Ricky Ponting
    Adam Gilchrist (Wk)
    Jacques Kallis
    M.Muralitharan
    Shane Warne
    Zaheer Khan
    Glenn McGrath

    I'll bet my team will thrash everyone else's.
    Weakest XI out of all XIs posted in this thread so far.

    Why will you Leave out Steyn and take Zaheer? Your XI has just one world class pacer due to having two spinner and Zaheer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    Weakest XI out of all XIs posted in this thread so far.

    Why will you Leave out Steyn and take Zaheer? Your XI has just one world class pacer due to having two spinner and Zaheer.
    Many people have picked Steyn but I'm not sure if he is an appropriate choice. IIRC, he had his break-out year in 2007 and since the time-period in this thread is from 2000-2009, he would have only had two years as a world class pacer in the previous decade. Zaheer is a poor choice though, agreed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    Weakest XI out of all XIs posted in this thread so far.

    Why will you Leave out Steyn and take Zaheer? Your XI has just one world class pacer due to having two spinner and Zaheer.
    His team will do better in Asia though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Many people have picked Steyn but I'm not sure if he is an appropriate choice. IIRC, he had his break-out year in 2007 and since the time-period in this thread is from 2000-2009, he would have only had two years as a world class pacer in the previous decade. Zaheer is a poor choice though, agreed.
    True, but Steyn already had 172 wickets in 00s with avg of 23 with 11 5-fers and 3 10-fers.

    To compare with other pacers, only McGrath and Ntini had more 5-fers than him in 00s. Only Ntini had more 10-fers than him in 00s.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Odd_One View Post
    His team will do better in Asia though.
    Not sure about how well Murali/Warne will do in India. Both have terrible record in India.


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    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Virender Sehwag
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Brian Lara
    6. Jacques Kallis
    7. Adam Gilchrist
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Dale Steyn
    10. Shoaib Akhtar
    11. Glenn McGrath

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    There is no way in hell i would take Dravid over SRT or Lara. Dravid's performance vs a ful strength Aussie attack speak for themselves- i.e. mediocre. He wasn't particularly great vs SA either, and he didn't do much vs Pakistan until the two W's ended their careers. He was good vs aging Ambrose and Walsh, and he played England well, but its not enough.

    Lara and Tendulkar are class players. Tendulkar got criticised for struggling vs McGrath at times, but you never doubted the guys class, and he still produced great performances vs a full strength Aussie attack.

    I would take Laxman over Dravid. Dravid is an excellent player but a notch below Ponting/SRT/Lara and i could care less what his average is.

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    Steyn makes it easily. He spent some of his peak years in the decade- 08 and 09, in particular. There is no way he should be left out- especially for Zaheer Khan.

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    I seriously considered Flintoff. He was charismatic and utterly brilliant, but its the inconsistency that bothers me, and the injuries.

    Bond was remarkable and i would pick him easily for my ODI side over Lee and Akhtar, but he played too few tests, even if he was utterly brilliant in them.

    Also considered Pollock, but he barely missed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barah_admi View Post
    A lot of people picking Lara but I feel that KP would be a better middle order choice. He ended the decade as one of the best batsmen going, second only to Ponting imo and maybe tendulkar. Plus his centuries against Aus and Ind were thrilling, not to mention his massacre of the Windies.

    Mine would look something like -

    1. Smith
    2. Hayden (automatic pick)
    3. Ponting c
    4. Tendulkar
    5. KP
    6. Kallis
    7. Gilchrist wk
    8. Flintoff (how is he being missed out?)
    9. Murali
    10. McGrath
    11. Steyn

    Sanga, Yousuf, Lee and Akhtar are mighty unlucky to miss out.
    this is an interesting team and probably the best one out of the ones posted. I feel like your XI and my XI would have a great contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk031992 View Post
    this is an interesting team and probably the best one out of the ones posted. I feel like your XI and my XI would have a great contest.
    I can't find your team, what was it?

    And yeah, I didnt really specify but I guess this would be a test XI, an ODI XI might look considerably different. I guess my team is a bit of an all format, all conditions XI.

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    My 11:

    Hayden
    Smith
    Ponting
    Tendulkar
    KP
    Kallis
    Gilchrist(w/k)
    Warne
    Steyn
    Murali
    McGrath

    Fast bowler, another world class bowler in McGrath, two world class spinners.

    Also open the batting with Hayden, Smith, then the consistent batsman of Ponting, Tendulkar, KP who will play strokes and wear you down, then Kallis who is consistent and a man for the crises. Then Gilchrist who could take the game away from batsman.

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    My XI (No SRT/Lara/McWarne 'cause they're already in my 90's XI)

    Hayden
    Sehwag
    Ponting
    Kallis
    KP
    Flintoff
    Gilly
    Lee
    Steyn
    Murali
    Zaheer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    Not sure about how well Murali/Warne will do in India. Both have terrible record in India.
    They will not be bowling to Sehwag and Tendulkar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barah_admi View Post
    I can't find your team, what was it?

    And yeah, I didnt really specify but I guess this would be a test XI, an ODI XI might look considerably different. I guess my team is a bit of an all format, all conditions XI.
    i am the thread starter, my team is in the first post.


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