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Title: Best XIs
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 04:26:01 PM
not sure if this sort of thread has been done before, but thought it'd be a bit of fun

all you gotta do is make an 11 of a certain type

ie lefties, righties, captains, Countries
can be whatever you want. anything and everything

I'll start with a Lefties XI

1) Matthew Hayden
2) Alastair Cook
3) Brian Lara
4) Kumar Sangakkara
5) Shiv Chanderpaul                   
6) Gary Sobers
7) Adam Gilchrist (wk)
8 ) Wasim Akram
9) Chaminda Vaas
10) Dan Vettori (c)
11) Alan Davidson

Stephen Fleming unlucky (prob woulda been captain too), and even though I don't like Cook, it's hard to ignore his record

so go nuts. it can be whatever XI you want
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 12:04:48 AM
Aussie XI of players I've watched

1) Matthew Hayden
2) Justin Langer
3) Ricky Ponting
4) Michael Clarke
5) Steve Waugh (c)
6) Andrew Symonds
7) Adam Gilchrist (wk)
8 ) Shane Warne
9) Brett Lee
10) Mitchell Johnson
11) Glenn McGrath

maybe I could have Gillespie over Johnson but wanted a left armer in there

Hayden Langer Ponting pretty self explanatory. Clarkey cos he's my favourite player of all time. Steve Waugh as my captain and a rock at 5, Symonds at 6 as my all-rounder and one of the best fielders of all time, Gilly cos he's Gilly, same with Warne, Lee and Johnson putting fear in the batsmen, and McGrath pretty self explanatory

it's pretty much the old school team haha. for good reason though. Michael Hussey stiff to miss out on both teams but I have Symonds in the second team as my all-rounder, and there's no way Sobers doesn't make the first team for the same reason. I might be missing someone obvious but that'll do for now
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Jukes on November 25, 2016, 12:44:46 AM
Aussie XI of players I've watched

1. Ashton Agar
2. Shane Watson
3. Rob Quiney
4. Mark Cosgrove
5. Glenn Memeswell
6. Andrew McDonald
7. Luke Ronchi
8. James Hopes
9. Stuart Clark
10. Nathan Bracken
11. Nathan Hauritz
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 26, 2016, 01:31:26 PM
Aussie XI of players I've watched

1) Matthew Hayden
2) Justin Langer
3) Ricky Ponting
4) Michael Clarke
5) Steve Waugh (c)
6) Andrew Symonds
7) Adam Gilchrist (wk)
8 ) Shane Warne
9) Brett Lee
10) Mitchell Johnson
11) Glenn McGrath

maybe I could have Gillespie over Johnson but wanted a left armer in there

Hayden Langer Ponting pretty self explanatory. Clarkey cos he's my favourite player of all time. Steve Waugh as my captain and a rock at 5, Symonds at 6 as my all-rounder and one of the best fielders of all time, Gilly cos he's Gilly, same with Warne, Lee and Johnson putting fear in the batsmen, and McGrath pretty self explanatory

it's pretty much the old school team haha. for good reason though. Michael Hussey stiff to miss out on both teams but I have Symonds in the second team as my all-rounder, and there's no way Sobers doesn't make the first team for the same reason. I might be missing someone obvious but that'll do for now

Surely with those 4 bowlers + Steve Waugh and Pup you dont need an AR
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 01:42:40 PM
Aussie XI of players I've watched

1) Matthew Hayden
2) Justin Langer
3) Ricky Ponting
4) Michael Clarke
5) Steve Waugh (c)
6) Andrew Symonds
7) Adam Gilchrist (wk)
8 ) Shane Warne
9) Brett Lee
10) Mitchell Johnson
11) Glenn McGrath

maybe I could have Gillespie over Johnson but wanted a left armer in there

Hayden Langer Ponting pretty self explanatory. Clarkey cos he's my favourite player of all time. Steve Waugh as my captain and a rock at 5, Symonds at 6 as my all-rounder and one of the best fielders of all time, Gilly cos he's Gilly, same with Warne, Lee and Johnson putting fear in the batsmen, and McGrath pretty self explanatory

it's pretty much the old school team haha. for good reason though. Michael Hussey stiff to miss out on both teams but I have Symonds in the second team as my all-rounder, and there's no way Sobers doesn't make the first team for the same reason. I might be missing someone obvious but that'll do for now

Surely with those 4 bowlers + Steve Waugh and Pup you dont need an AR
yeah that's a fair call. he's such a good fielder as well though. and he'd be good to have a few drinks with after a big win ;D
 
but Huss is no slouch in the field, and is a better bat... and can bowl a bit if needed... I might have to make the switch
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 04:59:10 PM
Queensland All Time XI

1. Viv Richards
2. Matthew Hayden
3. Allan Border (c)
4. Bill Brown
5. Greg Chappell
6. Ian Botham
7. Ian Healy (wk)
8. Colin McCool
9. Jeff Thomson
10. Eddie Gilbert
11. Bert Ironmonger

Pretty damn good team really.
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 05:09:34 PM
that's the spirit Richo!
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: PowerBug on January 13, 2017, 10:21:44 PM
Team of Australian spinners that have played since Shane Warne retired (Note: there's 14 of them in total, only counting those that have played as a spinner. So Maxwell, North don't count)

1. Cameron White
2. Nathan Lyon
3. Steve Smith
4. Ashton Agar
5. Stephen O'Keefe
6. Nathan Hauritz
7. Michael Beer
8. Brad Hogg
9. Xavier Doherty
10. Jason Krejza
11. Stuart MacGill

Now, without cheating and looking it up, who knows the other three?
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Gigantor on January 13, 2017, 10:28:03 PM
Test only or do ODI's and T20I count?

If everything then Zampa
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Jukes on January 13, 2017, 10:33:12 PM
McGain/McGOAT, Holland, and somebody else
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Gigantor on January 13, 2017, 10:43:00 PM
Jukes you might remember, who was that WA spinner who played mainly for NSW, I can't think of his name but I think he played a few Tests (I don't want to cheat :) )
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Hawka on January 13, 2017, 10:44:49 PM
Team of Australian spinners that have played since Shane Warne retired (Note: there's 14 of them in total, only counting those that have played as a spinner. So Maxwell, North don't count)

1. Cameron White
2. Nathan Lyon
3. Steve Smith
4. Ashton Agar
5. Stephen O'Keefe
6. Nathan Hauritz
7. Michael Beer
8. Brad Hogg
9. Xavier Doherty
10. Jason Krejza
11. Stuart MacGill

Now, without cheating and looking it up, who knows the other three?
Beau casson :P and who jukes mentioned
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Gigantor on January 13, 2017, 10:47:27 PM
Team of Australian spinners that have played since Shane Warne retired (Note: there's 14 of them in total, only counting those that have played as a spinner. So Maxwell, North don't count)

1. Cameron White
2. Nathan Lyon
3. Steve Smith
4. Ashton Agar
5. Stephen O'Keefe
6. Nathan Hauritz
7. Michael Beer
8. Brad Hogg
9. Xavier Doherty
10. Jason Krejza
11. Stuart MacGill

Now, without cheating and looking it up, who knows the other three?
Beau casson :P and who jukes mentioned

Thats who I was thinking of haha, he had the unusual action :)
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: PowerBug on January 13, 2017, 10:52:07 PM
Yeah tests only. McGain, Casson Holland the three :)

Although might look into ODIs just to add some more players :P
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Hawka on January 13, 2017, 10:53:40 PM
A team compromised from the asian test playing nations, which happen to be my favorites
1. Sanath jayasuriya
2. Virender Shewag
3.Rahul Dravid (C)
4.VVS Laxman
5.Kumar Sangakarra (WK)
6. .Shakib Al Hasan
7. Shahid Afridi
8. Anil Kumble
9. Zaheer Khan
10. Chaminda Vass
11. Mashrafe Mortaza
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: GoLions on January 13, 2017, 11:44:51 PM
Team of Australian spinners that have played since Shane Warne retired (Note: there's 14 of them in total, only counting those that have played as a spinner. So Maxwell, North don't count)

1. Cameron White
2. Nathan Lyon
3. Steve Smith
4. Ashton Agar
5. Stephen O'Keefe
6. Nathan Hauritz
7. Michael Beer
8. Brad Hogg
9. Xavier Doherty
10. Jason Krejza
11. Stuart MacGill

Now, without cheating and looking it up, who knows the other three?
Apparently Smiddy was brought into the squad as a batsman who could bowl a bit of spin, and was basically competing with North. Was averaging like 50 or so in Sheffield Shield or something. Might have read up on it on Reddit, can't remember exactly.
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: PowerBug on January 14, 2017, 12:07:35 AM
Team of Australian spinners that have played since Shane Warne retired (Note: there's 14 of them in total, only counting those that have played as a spinner. So Maxwell, North don't count)

1. Cameron White
2. Nathan Lyon
3. Steve Smith
4. Ashton Agar
5. Stephen O'Keefe
6. Nathan Hauritz
7. Michael Beer
8. Brad Hogg
9. Xavier Doherty
10. Jason Krejza
11. Stuart MacGill

Now, without cheating and looking it up, who knows the other three?
Apparently Smiddy was brought into the squad as a batsman who could bowl a bit of spin, and was basically competing with North. Was averaging like 50 or so in Sheffield Shield or something. Might have read up on it on Reddit, can't remember exactly.
Started his career at number 8 though and no other spinners in the bottom 4.
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on January 14, 2017, 12:57:44 AM
Smiddy was definitely brought in as a spinner who could bat

he was seen as the next Warney. even had a similar action

me and a mate called him Stick Revarne

cos he kinda looked like Nick Riewoldt, bowled leggies like Warne and name was Steve Smith
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Capper on January 14, 2017, 01:27:15 AM
Brothers who have represented Australia in ODIs

S Marsh
M Waugh
I Chappell
G Chappell
D Hussey
S Waugh
M Hussey
M Marsh
S Lee
T Chappell
B Lee
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: fanTCfool on January 14, 2017, 10:51:51 AM
The Australian Cricket Meme

1. David Warner
2. Joe Burns
3. Travis Head
4. Shane Watson
5. James Faulkner
6. Matthew Wade
7. Glenn Maxwell
8. Gurinder Sandhu
9. Shaun Tait
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Xavier Doherty

Wade above Maxwell of course  8)
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Torpedo10 on January 14, 2017, 11:33:50 AM
The Australian Cricket Meme

1. David Warner
2. Joe Burns
3. Travis Head
4. Shane Watson
5. James Faulkner
6. Matthew Wade
7. Glenn Maxwell
8. Gurinder Sandhu
9. Shaun Tait
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Xavier Doherty

Wade above Maxwell of course  8)
You mean Memeswell?
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Nige on January 14, 2017, 12:04:16 PM
The Australian Cricket Meme

1. David Warner
2. Joe Burns
3. Travis Head
4. Shane Watson
5. James Faulkner
6. Matthew Wade
7. Glenn Maxwell
8. Gurinder Sandhu
9. Shaun Tait
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Xavier Doherty

Wade above Maxwell of course  8)
Satan just reserved a spot in hell for you.
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Jukes on January 14, 2017, 03:38:10 PM
The Australian Cricket Meme

1. David Warner
2. Joe Burns
3. Travis Head
4. Shane Watson
5. James Faulkner
6. Matthew Wade
7. Glenn Maxwell
8. Gurinder Sandhu
9. Shaun Tait
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Xavier Doherty

Wade above Maxwell of course  8)

Pretty decent team - I was going to do something like this last night but cbf :P

My team would have been Warner, SMarsh, Head, Watto, MMarsh, Wade, Memeswell, Cummins, Pattinson, Tait, Lyon
Honorable mentions to (other than players you have) Lynn, Agar, Finch, Dunk, and Zampa
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Ringo on January 14, 2017, 04:07:20 PM
Queensland All Time XI

1. Viv Richards
2. Matthew Hayden
3. Allan Border (c)
4. Bill Brown
5. Greg Chappell
6. Ian Botham
7. Ian Healy (wk)
8. Colin McCool
9. Jeff Thomson
10. Eddie Gilbert
11. Bert Ironmonger

Pretty damn good team really.
Not bad I would be replace Colin McCool with Tom Vievers and Bert Ironmonger with Wes Hall who played 2 seasons with Qld in the 60's.
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: PowerBug on January 14, 2017, 08:51:55 PM
Team of my favourite XI:
1. Chris Tavare
2. Alastair Cook
3. Gary Ballance
4. Adam Voges
5. Nathan Astle
6. Jacob Oram
7. I can't think of a keeper
8. Paul Collingwood
9. Roelof van de Merwe
10. James Anderson
11. Chadd Sayers
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: nrich102 on January 14, 2017, 10:41:30 PM
Queensland All Time XI

1. Viv Richards
2. Matthew Hayden
3. Allan Border (c)
4. Bill Brown
5. Greg Chappell
6. Ian Botham
7. Ian Healy (wk)
8. Colin McCool
9. Jeff Thomson
10. Eddie Gilbert
11. Bert Ironmonger

Pretty damn good team really.
Not bad I would be replace Colin McCool with Tom Vievers and Bert Ironmonger with Wes Hall who played 2 seasons with Qld in the 60's.
Yeah you're probably right there.
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: fanTCfool on January 14, 2017, 10:51:23 PM
Guys w/ Two First Names XI
 
6. Matthew Wade
7. Glenn Maxwell
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Jay on January 15, 2017, 10:58:14 AM
Guys w/ Two First Names XI
 
1. Matthew Hayden
2. Mark Taylor
3. ???
4. Damien Martyn
5. Brendon Julian
6. Matthew Wade
7. Glenn Maxwell
8. Brett Lee
9. Ben Laughlin
10. Shane Lee
11. ???
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: plumdog millionaire on January 15, 2017, 11:04:31 AM
Guys w/ Two First Names XI
 
1. Matthew Hayden
2. Mark Taylor
3. ???
4. Damien Martyn
5. Brendon Julian
6. Matthew Wade
7. Glenn Maxwell
8. Brett Lee
9. Ben Laughlin
10. Shane Lee
11. ???
Michael Bevan
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: fanTCfool on January 15, 2017, 11:12:41 AM
George Bailey another option
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on January 05, 2018, 04:31:13 PM
Aussie XI of players I've watched

1) Matthew Hayden
2) Justin Langer
3) Ricky Ponting
4) Michael Clarke
5) Steve Waugh (c)
6) Andrew Symonds
7) Adam Gilchrist (wk)
8 ) Shane Warne
9) Brett Lee
10) Mitchell Johnson
11) Glenn McGrath

maybe I could have Gillespie over Johnson but wanted a left armer in there

Hayden Langer Ponting pretty self explanatory. Clarkey cos he's my favourite player of all time. Steve Waugh as my captain and a rock at 5, Symonds at 6 as my all-rounder and one of the best fielders of all time, Gilly cos he's Gilly, same with Warne, Lee and Johnson putting fear in the batsmen, and McGrath pretty self explanatory

it's pretty much the old school team haha. for good reason though. Michael Hussey stiff to miss out on both teams but I have Symonds in the second team as my all-rounder, and there's no way Sobers doesn't make the first team for the same reason. I might be missing someone obvious but that'll do for now

Surely with those 4 bowlers + Steve Waugh and Pup you dont need an AR
yeah that's a fair call. he's such a good fielder as well though. and he'd be good to have a few drinks with after a big win ;D
 
but Huss is no slouch in the field, and is a better bat... and can bowl a bit if needed... I might have to make the switch
thinking about this now and I'm pretty happy for Smith to take that spot now. bit of re-shuffling with the batting order
Title: Re: Best XIs
Post by: Nige on January 05, 2018, 11:19:32 PM
Guys w/ Two First Names XI
 
1. Matthew Hayden
2. Mark Taylor
3. ???
4. Damien Martyn
5. Brendon Julian
6. Matthew Wade
7. Glenn Maxwell
8. Brett Lee
9. Ben Laughlin
10. Shane Lee
11. ???
Michael Bevan
Could slot in a number of great men at 11, but Mick Lewis just over Mike Whitney for me!