Best aussie squad of 17 you'd choose (of the players you've seen)

SS3840

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1. David Boon
2. Matthew Hayden
3. Ricky Ponting
4. Steve Smith
5. *Allan Border
6. Steve Waugh
7. +Adam Gilchrist
8. Shane Warne
9. Merv Hughes
10. Craig McDermott
11. Glenn McGrath
12th: Mark Waugh

Reserves:
Justin Langer
Dean Jones
Ian Healy
Jason Gillespie
Nathan Lyon

Merv chosen in the XI ahead of Gillespie, because Merv was my favourite player growing up. I also considered choosing Tim May ahead of Nathan Lyon, purely because he and Shane Warne usually bowled well in tandem.
 

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PAFC_1870

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Hayden
Langer
Ponting
Smith
Clarke
Symonds - just fits for dynamic and all round, and he's a great guy
Gilchrist
Warne
Lee
Gillespie
McGrath

Waugh*2, particularly Steve. Desperately unlucky.
Lyon
Warner
Cummins
Pattinson

Pace, Swing and Line and length for bowling, complement perfectly.
 

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Hayden
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Mark Waugh (Just because he is the most stylish batsman to ever bat) - bats like a hot blonde
Adam Gilchrist
Mcgill (don't like Warne, he's a w***er)
Cummins
MJ (for the mustache )
Mcgrath
 

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S Waugh
Gilchrist
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Gillespie
McGrath

Taylor
Boon
Martyn
Clarke
Cummins
McGill
 

Jason mp

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Matthew Hayden
Mark Taylor
Ricky Ponting
Greg Chappell
Allan Border
Steve Waugh
Adam Gilchrist
Shane Warne
Dennis Lillie
Jeff Thomson
Glenn McGrath

Nathan Lyon
Ian Healy
Jason Gillespie
Craig McDermott
Steve Smith
Michael Clarke
 

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dogs105

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Most exciting/Best to watch side from players I've seen:

Gordon Greenidge
Virender Sehwag
Viv Richards
Brian Lara
Martin Crowe
Clive Lloyd
Brendan McCullum
Imran Khan
Wasim Akram
Curtly Ambrose
Abdul Qadir

12th Phil Tufnell
 

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In SA's best also. Loved watching him smash it around!

Do you remember the Shield game when SA needed 400odd to win on the last day, and Boof and Nobes opened together?
I remember that. In Barry Gibbs' autobiography you can see the back of my head alongside a friend and his late brother in the snap of Siddons lifting the Shield. I'm the one with the bald patch clapping.
 

dogs105

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I remember that. In Barry Gibbs' autobiography you can see the back of my head alongside a friend and his late brother in the snap of Siddons lifting the Shield. I'm the one with the bald patch clapping.
I was on the ground then. Took the day off from Uni to watch the last day. A friend of mine briefly had possession of a stump when everyone ran onto the ground.
 

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1. Hayden
2. Langer
3. Ponting
4. Smith
5. S. Waugh
6. Clarke
7. Gilchrist
8. Warne
9. Johnson
10. Gillespie
11. McGrath

12. Taylor
13. Martyn
14. M. Waugh
15. Haddin
16. Lee
17. MacGill

Would’ve loved to have put in some of my favourites but they just don’t cut it against the above 17. Grew up loving watching Slater, Bichel, Blewett then later on Symonds, Miller and Lehmann. Just not enough spots for them.

How good would that field be though? You’d end up having to “hide” Waugh and Langer at Mid on and short leg to the quicks.
 

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Gilchrist - very tempted to go Healy, the superior gloveman is almost always the right choice; but in this one case the extra batting counts
Warne
Lillee
Mc Dermott - I actually find the third fast bowling spot hard to fill, because the quality of the other two is so high and the next group is fairly even
Mc Grath

Langer
Hughes K - could he really be in the same squad as Chappell and Lillee though? much beter than his numbers say
Healy
Gillespie
Reid B - except for being a guaranteed injury
MacGill

Unlucky: Clarke M, Hussey, Cummins (might get there, but not yet), Alderman first in if touring England and could easily be the Reid replacement anyway
Given the era Gary Gilmore fit and firing would have to go close

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Probably get howled down for this but statistically speaking, Stuart MaGil is a better spinner than Nathan Lyon.

Only reason you go with Lyon is the variation he would give you to the #1 man (Shane Warne).


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Probably get howled down for this but statistically speaking, Stuart MaGil is a better spinner than Nathan Lyon.

Only reason you go with Lyon is the variation he would give you to the #1 man (Shane Warne).


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Man I completely agree. McGill is the 2nd greatest legspinner of all time born in exactly the wrong era
 

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Probably get howled down for this but statistically speaking, Stuart MaGil is a better spinner than Nathan Lyon.

Only reason you go with Lyon is the variation he would give you to the #1 man (Shane Warne).


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Would have been fascinating if he was a few years older. What do you do with Warney when you already have an established gun international leg spinner.
 

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