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PostSubject: ICC all time XI poll   Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:07 pm

I know this was released a few days ago, and many of you have probably already seen it, but for those who haven't, the ICC held an online poll recently where the fans (and by the results, we can see the majority of them were Indian) were able to vote for their greatest XI of all time.

The team selected was..
1. Sunil Gavaskar
2. Virender Sehwag
3. Sir Donald Bradman
4. Sachin Tendulkar
5. Brian Lara
6. Kapil Dev
7. Adam Gilchrist
8. Wasim Akram
9. Shane Warne
10. Curtley Ambrose
11. Glenn McGrath

As great as he is, Sehwag should not be there. Infact there are several openers I'd put ahead of Sehwag. To partner Gavaskar should be Jack Hobbs. Hobbs was one the 5 greatest cricketers of the century and has the most first class 100's of all time.

Not sold on Lara. Sure, he's a great, but Graeme Pollock, Headley, Richards, Hammond and so on could easily be there at number 5. But I wont complain with Lara...

Sorry to sound rude, but the selection to Kapil Dev is an insult to Garry Sobers. Sobers is the greatest all rounder of all time and arguably behind the Don as the best ever.

I wont complain with the selection of Akram either, but me personally would have Imran Khan. As with Ambrose and McGrath, I'd rather Marshall and Lillee in my team.

Of course, picking an all time team in any sport will be difficult, I'm just thankful this team doesn't get any sort of official recognition.

What do you guys make of the team?
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PostSubject: Re: ICC all time XI poll   Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:15 pm

one line of thought is that retired players get better with time - in the memories - which I think explains what YOU think

yet another is that the people here only think of now. people are ignoring the historical players.
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PostSubject: Re: ICC all time XI poll   Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:53 am

Michael Bevan should be there imo
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PostSubject: Re: ICC all time XI poll   Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:38 am

dragons10 wrote:
Michael Bevan should be there imo

lol your joking right hahahahahahahahahahah
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PostSubject: Re: ICC all time XI poll   Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:03 am

dragons10 wrote:
Michael Bevan should be there imo

Maybe for ODI? But not tests, please
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