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

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eth-dog

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21/22 SOO sides:

NSW:

Khawaja
Warner
Smith
Patterson (c)
Henriques
Doran (+)
Abbott
Cummins
Starc
Lyon
Hazlewood

Qld:

Street
Burns
Labuschagne (c)
McDermott
Renshaw
Peirson (+)
Wildermuth
Neser
Steketee
Bartlett
Swepson

SA:

McInerney?
Weatherald
Head (c)
Carey (+)
Nielsen
Scott
Lehmann
Richardson
Mennie? (Was he NSW?)
Grant
Pope

Tas:

Jewell
Webster
Wade (c)
Wright?
Radhakrishnan?
Paine (+)
Owen?
Freeman
Rainbird
Meredith
Bell

Vic:

Pucovski
Short
Handscomb (c)
Maxwell
Finch
Harper (+)
Agar
Pattinson
Sutherland
Boland
Holland

WA:

Bancroft
Harris
S Marsh
Green
M Marsh (c)
Philippe
Inglis (+)
Paris
Richardson
Kelly
Rocchiccioli

SA and Tassie were struggles
 

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21/22 SOO sides:

NSW:

Khawaja
Warner
Smith
Patterson (c)
Henriques
Doran (+)
Abbott
Cummins
Starc
Lyon
Hazlewood

Qld:

Street
Burns
Labuschagne (c)
McDermott
Renshaw
Peirson (+)
Wildermuth
Neser
Steketee
Bartlett
Swepson

SA:

McInerney?
Weatherald
Head (c)
Carey (+)
Nielsen
Scott
Lehmann
Richardson
Mennie? (Was he NSW?)
Grant
Pope

Tas:

Jewell
Webster
Wade (c)
Wright?
Radhakrishnan?
Paine (+)
Owen?
Freeman
Rainbird
Meredith
Bell

Vic:

Pucovski
Short
Handscomb (c)
Maxwell
Finch
Harper (+)
Agar
Pattinson
Sutherland
Boland
Holland

WA:

Bancroft
Harris
S Marsh
Green
M Marsh (c)
Philippe
Inglis (+)
Paris
Richardson
Kelly
Rocchiccioli

SA and Tassie were struggles
Mennie is a NSWman.
 

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Doashuey

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Zoehrer allegedly was a kleptomaniac who used to raid his teammates goods.

Great call on Harbhajan.

Steve Smith stays...sandpapergate and he was captain. Enough said. Clarke can carry the drinks.
Took a few kit bags from the WA change rooms and raffled them at the pub too I believe. Funny if true.
 

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I think if you are doing the 'sh*t blokes' XI you need to find a spot for Boycott. When your own teammates deliberately run you out............

Or was he more just a sad case?
 

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The Australian All Rounder XI:

1. Shane Watson
2. Bob Cowper
3. Jack Ryder
4. Allan Border
5. Steven Waugh
6. Keith Miller
7. Matthew Wade (Need a keeper haha, thought he'd be the most appropriate)
8. Richie Benaud
9. Alan Davidson
10. Ray Lindwall
11. Brad Hogg

Border is very iffy but he bowled those nice little left arm tweakers. I wanted to get the 4 different varieties of spin in there, hence the Hogg selection. A worldwide one would be interesting.

Where's Jack Gregory and Monty Noble?
 

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What about a Not-sending-a-Christmas-card-to-Bradman team?

Vic Richardson
Jack Fingleton
Bill O'Reilly
Ian Chappell
Keith Miller

any others?

Obviously a lot of the Poms idolised him but Jardine and Hammond two of the more obvious ones that disliked him.
 

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Players who started as one thing and became another:
Need another middle order player - preferably a bowler who became a batsman

1. Tom Blundell (wk) - recency bias. Reserve keeper stuck behind a good one in BJ Watling. Stuck at the top of the order as there is literally no other option and makes a ton.
2. Ravi Shastri - Takes 125 wickets and averages 33 with the bat as a middle order all rounder. Basically Stops bowling for the last quarter of his career and averages 44 opening the

3. Steve Smith - leg spinner cum batsman
4. Thilan Samaraweera - nearly 400 first class wickets at 25, iirc was picked as a bowler to start. Averaged 48 with the bat and hardly bowled
5.
6. Andrew Symonds - picked as a bitser with bat and seam, turned his hand to offspin
7. Vettori - started as a good spinner batting at 11. Finished his career as a dependable batsman who’s spin was capable but inferior to what it had been
8. Roger Harper - picked as the token spinner for a West Indies side that probably didn’t need one, who could bat. In the end was ordinary at both but nearly worth his spot as the world’s only specialist fielder
9. Heath Streak - in his first 36 test matches passed 50 four times and averaged 17. In his next 29, hit a century and 7 50s And averaged 30 for the remainder of his career
10. Stuart Broad - came into the side as a reasonable enough bowler who could really bat. Now a strike bowler who wouldn’t look out of place in a Chris Martin XI
11. Colin Miller - seamer who got picked almost exclusively to bowl off spin

Must be Wilfred Rhodes.
 

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And an all time one:

NSW:

1. Bob Simpson
2. Arthur Morris
3. Don Bradman
4. Steve Smith
5. Steve Waugh
6. Allan Border (c)
7. Adam Gilchrist (+)
8. Richie Benaud
9. Allan Davidson
10. Ray Lindwall
11. Glenn McGrath

Qld:

1. Bill Brown (c)
2. Matthew Hayden
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Greg Ritchie
5. Peter Burge
6. Shane Watson
7. Ian Healy (+)
8. Mitchell Johnson
9. Michael Kasprowicz
10. Craig McDermott
11. Bert Ironmonger

SA:

1. Clem Hill
2. Greg Blewett
3. Ian Chappell
4. Greg Chappell (c)
5. George Giffen
6. Darren Lehmann
7. Wayne Phillips (+)
8. Neil Hawke
9. Tim May
10. Jason Gillespie
11. Tim Wall

Tas:

1. David Boon
2. Michael Di Venuto
3. Ricky Ponting (c)
4. Matthew Wade
5. Alex Doolan
6. James Faulkner
7. Tim Paine (+)
8. Max Walker
9. Ted McDonald
10. Ben Hilfenhaus
11. Doug Ring

Vic:

1. Bill Ponsford
2. Bill Lawry (c)
3. Warwick Armstrong
4. Neil Harvey
5. Dean Jones
6. Kaith Miller
7. Darren Berry (+)
8. Hugh Trumble
9. Shane Warne
10. Rodney Hogg
11. Merv Hughes

WA:

1. Justin Langer
2. Geoff Marsh
3. Kim Hughes (c)
4. Michael Hussey
5. Shaun Marsh
6. Simon Katich
7. Rod Marsh (+)
8. Bruce Yardley
9. Dennis Lillee
10. Terry Alderman
11. Bruce Reid

Based on this NSW team a NSW 2nd 11
V Trumper
M Taylor
C Macartney
S McCabe
M Clarke
D Walters
B Haddin
J Gregory
P Cummings
F Spofforth
B O'Reilly

and 3rd 11
D Warner
M Slater
W Bardsley
M Waugh
S Barnes
N O'Neill
M Noble
B Lee
S Carter
M Starc
C Turner
 

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Our best team under 28 in every format.

Test
1. Bryce Street
2. Henry Hunt
3. Marnus Laubschange
4. Travis Head C
5. Matt Renshaw
6. Cameron Green
7. Josh Inglis WK
8. Pat Cummins
9. Jye Richardson
10. Mark Stekete
11. Mitchell Swepson

ODI
1. Josh Phillipe
2. Jake Weatherald
3. Marnus Laubschange
4. Travis Head C
5. Cameron Green
6. Jason Sangha
7. Josh Inglis WK
8. Pat Cummins
9. Jye Richardson
10. Mitchell Swepson
11. Riley Meredith

T/20
1. Josh Phillipe
2. Jake Weatherald
3. Sam Harper
4. Ben McDermott
5. Josh Inglis C
6. Cameron Green
7. Ashton Agar
8. Jye Richardson
9. Wes Agar
10. Riley Meredith
11. Tanveer Sangha
 

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Our best team under 28 in every format.

Test
1. Bryce Street
2. Henry Hunt
3. Marnus Laubschange
4. Travis Head C
5. Matt Renshaw
6. Cameron Green
7. Josh Inglis WK
8. Pat Cummins
9. Jye Richardson
10. Mark Stekete
11. Mitchell Swepson

ODI
1. Josh Phillipe
2. Jake Weatherald
3. Marnus Laubschange
4. Travis Head C
5. Cameron Green
6. Jason Sangha
7. Josh Inglis WK
8. Pat Cummins
9. Jye Richardson
10. Mitchell Swepson
11. Riley Meredith

T/20
1. Josh Phillipe
2. Jake Weatherald
3. Sam Harper
4. Ben McDermott
5. Josh Inglis C
6. Cameron Green
7. Ashton Agar
8. Jye Richardson
9. Wes Agar
10. Riley Meredith
11. Tanveer Sangha
A fair few players under 28 I'd have in front of Jason Sangha in the ODI side. Ben McDermott, Sam Heazlett, Ashton Agar come to mind. Even in the young kids from NSW I'd have Ollie Davies and Jack Edwards as better ODI bats.
 

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Our best team under 28 in every format.

Test
1. Bryce Street
2. Henry Hunt
3. Marnus Laubschange
4. Travis Head C
5. Matt Renshaw
6. Cameron Green
7. Josh Inglis WK
8. Pat Cummins
9. Jye Richardson
10. Mark Stekete
11. Mitchell Swepson

ODI
1. Josh Phillipe
2. Jake Weatherald
3. Marnus Laubschange
4. Travis Head C
5. Cameron Green
6. Jason Sangha
7. Josh Inglis WK
8. Pat Cummins
9. Jye Richardson
10. Mitchell Swepson
11. Riley Meredith

T/20
1. Josh Phillipe
2. Jake Weatherald
3. Sam Harper
4. Ben McDermott
5. Josh Inglis C
6. Cameron Green
7. Ashton Agar
8. Jye Richardson
9. Wes Agar
10. Riley Meredith
11. Tanveer Sangha

If this is the best we can come up with we won't be bouncing back to the top of world cricket for a long time
 

The Passenger

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Mennie? (Was he NSW?)
Mennie is indeed from NSW. I remember seeing him a few times when he would've been late teens and early 20's playing for Wests and I remember him looking half decent but with nothing that really stood out that he was going to progress far beyond grade cricket, or even beyond it at all.

I was very surprised to see him do so well for South Australia. He certainly forged out a very solid first class career.
 

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BJ Watling (WK)
Tom Curran
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People with bigger mouths than ability?
 

royboy2

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Yep

Did an all time XI as well but thought that might give it away m

A Strauss
K Wessels
M Labuschagne
K Pietersen
A Flower
G Phillips
G Elliott
T Greig
M Prior (wk)
T Curran
N Wagner

J Dernbach? Struggled with bowlers
 

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Yep

Did an all time XI as well but thought that might give it away m

A Strauss
K Wessels
M Labuschagne
K Pietersen
A Flower
G Phillips
G Elliott
T Greig
M Prior (wk)
T Curran
N Wagner

J Dernbach? Struggled with bowlers
Dolly can consider himself unlucky.
 

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