The Sky Sports XI

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  1. Mercenary
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    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

    Dec 17, 2009
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    Gower, Holding and Agarkar chose an XI today from the group stages. They started with a 15 man squad as below...

    Batsmen - V Sehwag, S Tendulkar, A Strauss, Yuvraj Singh, Trott, De Villiers.

    WicketKeeper - Sangakarra

    Spinners - S Afridi, G Swann, I Tahir,

    Fast Bowlers - D Steyn, U Gul, B Lee, Z Khan, L Malinga

    They used this squad to pick a final XI and this was it...

    V Sehwag - They picked Sehwag because of his form and because he makes big hundreds
    A Strauss - Strauss averages 55 with a strike rate of 97.3 and is one of the leading runscorers
    S Tendulkar - They said he's hungry for runs and has 99 centuries
    + Sangakara - He's not just the best batsman/keeper but one of the best batsmen
    De Villiers - He's been in devastating form and is a very confident player
    Yuvraj Singh - They chose Yuvi over Trott because Yuvi is more aggressive
    S Afridi - They stressed that they were picking Afridi for his bowling form in the World Cup
    G Swann - They tried to justify picking Swann over Tahir but didnt give any good reasons
    B Lee - It's not really a hard choice, he's been outstanding
    D Steyn - One of the best bowlers in the world and undroppable
    U Gul - Holding said Agarkar wanted Zaheer but he overruled him


    I think it's a prety good side, what would be your side?
     
  2. CORNERED TIGER
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    CORNERED TIGER Emerging Player

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    RN ten Doeschate SHOULD BE THERE 307 runs @61 StrikeRate 89
    plus 7 wickets, playing for a poor team he had 2 face better bowlers then the players mentioned above.
    he should be there in place of STRAUSS...

    sehwag
    sachin
    sangakkara
    de villiers
    RN ten Doeschate
    Yuvraj Singh
    Boom Bomm Afridi
    Swan
    Lee
    Steyn
    Gul
     
  3. Rizzy
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    Rizzy Talented

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    I actually like the team they've chosen. Swann has pulled England out of some very tight positions like the West Indies and South Africa games both of which should have easily been won by the opposition. Didn't see it live, did Dhoni get nominated for keeper by Agarkar?
    Amla should be in the team imo.

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  4. iHammad
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    iHammad Emerging Player

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    I love that team, it's perfect.
     
  5. Aditya Khanna
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    Aditya Khanna Youngsta Beauty

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    Gul has bowled well and deserves his spot in all fairness.

    Not convinced by Lee though. He did well against a shaky Pak line-up but overall Zaheer has comfortably been a better performer.

    Amla has been outscored by Strauss?
     
  6. Omar
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    Omar Cricistan Moderator

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    Amla misses out to Strauss...
     
  7. Boi
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    Boi Emerging Player

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    Pretty much agree with the Sky Sports team. Could've included Amla instead of Strauss, but Strauss has been class in this tournament so I don't mind him.
     
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    LBW Youngsta Beauty

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    Can we add Jahaaz Butt as Manager for this Team
     
  9. Major
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    Major Cornered Tiger

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    Trott should had been there. He's doing good. Surprised by Yuvrajs inclusion. Trott is at second rite now in the most runs. Ryan ten doeschatte could had been a good option.

    Sehwag only played 2 good innings.. He just got a 175 and a 50. After that he din't even perform.

    Lee's 4 wickets against Pakistan speaks for itself. Defienetly the best bowler.

    THey also should make one for associates team only.
     
  10. Saqlain Doosra
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    Saqlain Doosra Youngsta Beauty

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    I would replace Swan with Ryan ten Doeschate but rest looks good.
     
  11. Mercenary
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    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

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    Dont you think we need two spinners on these pitches?

    I agree that ten Doeschate needs to be there but Why not replace Sehwag or Strauss
     
  12. Saqlain Doosra
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    Saqlain Doosra Youngsta Beauty

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    Well, we can have Strauss replaced by ten Doeschate and second spinner is important on these pitched. Having said that Yuraj and Shewag can chip in with left arm and off spin.
     

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