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    Best ever team of left-handers

    This would be my best all time team of left handed players. Other then Wasim I am struggling to find great left arm pacers. Yours?

    Saeed Anwar
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Brian Lara
    David Gower
    Allan Border
    Gary Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist
    Wasim Akram
    Derek Underwood
    Zaheer Khan
    Bishen Bedi


    PP's own self proclaimed sharpshooter and defender of Islam and Pakistan.

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    Wow, I never realized that great left arm quicks were this rare. I haven't followed Cricket for a long time, but surely there must be bowlers better than Zaheer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackShadow View Post
    Wow, I never realized that great left arm quicks were this rare. I haven't followed Cricket for a long time, but surely there must be bowlers better than Zaheer.
    When did you start following cricket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackShadow View Post
    Wow, I never realized that great left arm quicks were this rare. I haven't followed Cricket for a long time, but surely there must be bowlers better than Zaheer.
    You are now just inviting all those who will insist Amir is "world class"!


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    Pak has produced so many Left arm pacers. Many are decent, but only Wasim can be counted among ATG's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babajee View Post
    When did you start following cricket?
    Since 2003 World Cup. Still a long time, but not long enough to have witnessed the best pacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackShadow View Post
    Since 2003 World Cup. Still a long time, but long enough to have witnessed the best pacers.
    Oh right lol

    The way you said it I thought you only started a few years ago.

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    Tests or ODIs? If tests, surely Hayden/Cook/Smith are better than Jayasuriya? If ODIs, Bedi can be replaced with Shakib and Underwood with Starc.

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    I would take sanga in for Gowner

    Gowner was arguably one of the best batsman ever to watch bat,elegance personified n every sense but sanga was a better batsman overall

    And i think boult will get his name right here once he hang up his boots

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    And Gower ahead of Sanga? that's a big no whatever format it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by babajee View Post
    Oh right lol

    The way you said it I thought you only started a few years ago.
    Nah. I read how a few here have followed the greats since 70s, so it was all relative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    This would be my best all time team of left handed players. Other then Wasim I am struggling to find great left arm pacers. Yours?

    Saeed Anwar
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Brian Lara
    David Gower
    Allan Border
    Gary Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist
    Wasim Akram
    Derek Underwood
    Zaheer Khan
    Bishen Bedi
    What is this?
    An odi eleven or test eleven.
    It doesn't fit in any category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    This would be my best all time team of left handed players. Other then Wasim I am struggling to find great left arm pacers. Yours?

    Saeed Anwar
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Brian Lara
    David Gower
    Allan Border
    Gary Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist
    Wasim Akram
    Derek Underwood
    Zaheer Khan
    Bishen Bedi
    How could you miss Rangana Herath?

    He walks into this team over Bedi


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    What is this?
    An odi eleven or test eleven.
    It doesn't fit in any category.
    Doesn't matter. Just my best all time lefties team.


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    Lol at Zaheer. Boult, MJ and Vaas over him all day.

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    Hayden
    Smith
    Sangakkara
    Lara
    Border
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Akram
    Johnson
    Bedi
    Vaas

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    How could you miss Rangana Herath?

    He walks into this team over Bedi
    Bedi is a legend. He can make it spin!


    PP's own self proclaimed sharpshooter and defender of Islam and Pakistan.

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    Johnson and Vaas over Zaheer.

    Ridiculous to miss Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    Bedi is a legend. He can make it spin!
    Sarcasm I presume


    "Last time Uganda toured Canada, half their team ran away to start a new life" - cricfan967

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    How could you miss Rangana Herath?

    He walks into this team over Bedi
    Only If Herath was playing Pak or Aus, then he will make it to the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    Sarcasm I presume
    No. Bedi is generally regarded as a great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackShadow View Post
    Wow, I never realized that great left arm quicks were this rare. I haven't followed Cricket for a long time, but surely there must be bowlers better than Zaheer.
    There are. Johnson, Vaas, Davidson, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    Only If Herath was playing Pak or Aus, then he will make it to the team.
    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    No. Bedi is generally regarded as a great.
    He has more than 400 wickets at the same average as Bedi, despite playing a lot of the time for a crap side in an era that heavily favours batsmen


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    Never understood the purpose of these fantasy sides.... PP'ers would post sides with half of the players they haven't even seen play live. Then they argue about whose team is better and what's wrong with the other guy's team


    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    He has more than 400 wickets at the same average as Bedi, despite playing a lot of the time for a crap side in an era that heavily favours batsmen
    Bedi played when batsmen were off a much better quality.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    Bedi played when batsmen were off a much better quality.
    Yeah but conditions evens that out

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    No Sanga is a shocker, he'd be in my team for all 3 formats.


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    Hayden
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    Pollock
    Sanga
    Border
    Sobers
    Gilchrist
    Akram
    Davidson
    Boult
    Herath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Lol at Zaheer. Boult, MJ and Vaas over him all day.
    Boult? Yes. MJ and Vaas? No.
    Last edited by hadi123; 10th April 2018 at 19:20.


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    Let me try Odi

    Jayasuriya/Anwar/Hayden
    Gilly
    Lara
    Sangha
    Bevan
    Sobers
    Wasim
    Johnson
    Vettori/ Herath??
    Starc
    Swann/Kuldeep(too early??)


    Vaas
    Klusener??


    I am sure I missed some players...

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    Clive loyd, Ganguly, Border, Fleming, Akram, Graeme Smith, Bedi. Some pretty good captains were left handed.
    Last edited by BreadPakoda; 10th April 2018 at 17:26.

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    Sanga v Gilchrist is an interesting one. Though Sanga is good enough to play purely as a batsman I'd have Gilly behind the stumps.


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    Bhaijaan's left handers Test XI:-

    Hayden
    Smith
    Lara
    Sobers
    Lloyd (c)
    Border
    Sangakkara (wk)
    Wasim
    Zaheer
    Herath
    Bedi





    The righties will smash them.
    Last edited by freelance_cricketer; 10th April 2018 at 20:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    This would be my best all time team of left handed players. Other then Wasim I am struggling to find great left arm pacers. Yours?

    Saeed Anwar
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Brian Lara
    David Gower
    Allan Border
    Gary Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist
    Wasim Akram
    Derek Underwood
    Zaheer Khan
    Bishen Bedi

    This is why new era fans should not pick AT teams!

    Alan Davidson?
    Mitchell Johnson? (Far superior to Zaheer)
    Vaas? (ditto)
    Starc ?

    Even in the batting this is half baked!

    Graeme Pollock?

    Even Bedi is not a good pick. Herath is 2* the bowler.

    *shaking my head in despair*

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    For tests:

    D Gower
    J Langer
    B Lara
    K Sangakara(w.k)
    A Border (c)
    G Sobers
    S Chanderpaul
    W Akram
    D Underwood
    C Vaas
    Bishen Singh Bedi
    M Hayden (12th man)


    For ODIs:

    S Jayasuria
    Saeed Anwar
    S Ganguly (c)
    B Lara
    Yuvraj Singh
    M Bevan
    A Gilchrist (w.k)
    L Klusener
    W Akram
    D Vettori
    C Vaas
    Z Khan(12th man)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    This would be my best all time team of left handed players. Other then Wasim I am struggling to find great left arm pacers. Yours?

    Saeed Anwar
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Brian Lara
    David Gower
    Allan Border
    Gary Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist
    Wasim Akram
    Derek Underwood
    Zaheer Khan
    Bishen Bedi
    Drop Zaheer for Alan Davidson.

    Drop Gower for Graeme Pollock.

    Drop Bedi from Tony Lock.

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    Maybe something like this

    Haydos
    Smith (c)
    Sanga
    Lara
    Graeme Pollock
    Sobers
    Gilly (wk)
    Mitch Johnson
    Alan Davidson
    Wasim
    Herath


    Batting looks rock solid but bowling is a bit iffy compared to the right-handers XI.

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    wow. I am a left handed batter myself and love watching left handers. But i don't see this team, good as it is, beating an all time team of right handers.

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    You have Zaheer Khan before Vaas??? Vaas has a more wickets then Zaheer, a better bowling & batting average. Vaas has 355 wickets in test and 400 in ODI matches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Drop Zaheer for Alan Davidson.

    Drop Gower for Graeme Pollock.

    Drop Bedi from Tony Lock.
    Wasn't he chucker?

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    Errr.....No Graeme Pollock in the OP????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrish View Post
    Wasn't he chucker?
    The Aussies thought so, though he played for Western Australia for several seasons. I think he got called a time or two when bowling for Surrey. He saw film of himself, was shocked and changed his action.

    Arguably mystery spinner Johnny Wardle was better, 102 wickets @ 20 in tests, but England kept picking Lock ahead of him.

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    MY XI

    1.Saed Anwar
    2.Arthur Morris
    3.Brian Lara
    4.Graeme Pollock
    5.Gary Sobers
    6.Vinoo Mankad
    7.Adam Gilchrist
    8.Alan Davidson
    9.Wasim Akram
    10.Mitchelle Johnson
    11.Bishen Bedi

    Mankad would be a perfect foil for Sobers and Bedi as an all-rounder and a spinner.3 genuine quickies,one fast-medium pace ,2spinners,2 all-rounders and 7 batsmen.More bowlers as they win matches more than batsmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    This would be my best all time team of left handed players. Other then Wasim I am struggling to find great left arm pacers. Yours?

    Saeed Anwar
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Brian Lara
    David Gower
    Allan Border
    Gary Sobers
    Adam Gilchrist
    Wasim Akram
    Derek Underwood
    Zaheer Khan
    Bishen Bedi
    Surely Johnson over Khan?

    Mine is something like this for tests -

    1. G. Smith
    2. M. Hayden
    3. B. Lara
    4. S. Chanderpaul
    5. G. Sobers
    6. A. Border c
    7. A. Gilchrist wk
    8. W. Akram
    9. C. Vaas
    10. M. Johnson
    11. D. Underwood

    An ODI XI something like -

    1. S. Jayasuriya
    2. C. Gayle
    3. S. Anwar
    4. B. Lara
    5. K. Sangakkara c
    6. A. Gilchrist wk
    7. M. Hussey
    8. S. Hasan
    9. W. Akram
    10. M. Johnson
    11. C. Vaas

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    Surprised no one included Vinoo Mankad an ll-rounder in the Keith Miller class.A genuinely good bat and great spinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harsh Thakor View Post
    Surprised no one included Vinoo Mankad an ll-rounder in the Keith Miller class.A genuinely good bat and great spinner.
    Invented Mankading too

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