The obscure XI's you've always wanted to make but never found the appropraite place thread

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jason pm

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The First Names for Surnames XI

Alec Stewart (WK)
Mark Taylor
Neil Harvey
Ross Taylor
Clive Lloyd (C)
Herbie Taylor
Michael Bevan
Brett Lee
Allan Donald
Curtley Ambrose
Malcolm Marshall



Fair bowling unit ...


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Media team of Brendan Julian and David Lloyd
 
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eth-dog

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The First Names for Surnames XI

Alec Stewart (WK)
Mark Taylor
Neil Harvey
Ross Taylor
Clive Lloyd (C)
Herbie Taylor
Michael Bevan
Brett Lee
Allan Donald
Curtley Ambrose
Malcolm Marshall



Fair bowling unit ...
I'd have Sarfraz Ahmed in at 7 and keeping ahead of Bevan, which isn't really a first name really either.
 

HolyRioli

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I'd have Sarfraz Ahmed in at 7 and keeping ahead of Bevan, which isn't really a first name really either.
Happy to turf Bevan, easily the weakest there (I do have a friend called Bevan, so counts in my book). He's more in there though as an all-rounder rather than keeper (have Stewart as the keeper) as none of the spinners were particularly inspiring (Darren Sammy, Paul Harris)
 

eth-dog

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Happy to turf Bevan, easily the weakest there (I do have a friend called Bevan, so counts in my book). He's more in there though as an all-rounder rather than keeper (have Stewart as the keeper) as none of the spinners were particularly inspiring (Darren Sammy, Paul Harris)
I don't like keepers opening in tests haha. Also Darren Sammy bowled seamers.
 

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Bloody rain, I thought I'd fill in some time and be purely self indulgent. I've been watching Test cricket since the 1974-75 Lillee/Thommo ashes series. Here is a team since then, not necessarily the best player averages etc. just my favorites to watch.

Roy Fredericks
Gordon Greenidge
Viv Richards
Greg Chappell
Doug Walters
Ian Botham
Rod Marsh
Wasim Akram
Shane Warne
Michael Holding
Jeff Thomson
 

corbies

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The First Names for Surnames XI

Alec Stewart (WK)
Mark Taylor
Neil Harvey
Ross Taylor
Clive Lloyd (C)
Herbie Taylor
Michael Bevan
Brett Lee
Allan Donald
Curtley Ambrose
Malcolm Marshall



Fair bowling unit ...


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Media team of Brendan Julian and David Lloyd
Can't trust them.
 

eth-dog

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Can anyone guess the theme, and help me with 6-11?
Mark Waugh isn't even the top 20 for running out his partner in terms of totals or percentage wise in tests surprisingly enough. The XI for me would be:

Graeme Wood
Geoff Boycott
Inzimam-ul-Haq
Allan Border
Steve Waugh
Garry Sobers
Asif Iqbal
Ian Botham
Gerry Gomez
Ridley Jacobs (+)
Patrick Pollock

EDIT: Sobers obviously to bowl spin with Pollock, Botham, Gomez and Iqbal all bowling seamers not to mention Waugh sometimes as well
 
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Mark Waugh isn't even the top 20 for running out his partner in terms of totals or percentage wise in tests surprisingly enough. The XI for me would be:

Graeme Wood
Geoff Boycott
Inzimam-ul-Haq
Allan Border
Steve Waugh
Garry Sobers
Asif Iqbal
Ian Botham
Gerry Gomez
Ridley Jacobs (+)
Patrick Pollock
I just wanted him to bat with Steve. 11 percent of their partnerships end in run outs
 
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