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adel
April 27, 2007, 05:54 AM
Hey guys...
The final match of the 2007 shall commence in less that 36 hours, and as I sit here, watching the rickshaws creating traffic jams on the narrow roads of Banani(in Dhaka), I can not help feel a touch of sadness...The greatest sporting event, for me personally, is about to end....

So now I have decided to create this thread that shall focus on the great players of World Cup 2007 by creating a 'DREAM TEAM' thread (with players from Bangladesh and other countries...)

Here is my dream team...(in batting order)
1. Matthew Hayden
2. Sanath Jaysuria
3. Ricky Ponting (c)
4. Mahela Jaywandere (vc)
5. Kumar Sangakarra (wk)
6. Mohammad Ashraful
7. Andrew Symonds
8. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
9. Shane Bond
10. Muttiah Muralitharan
11. Glenn McGrath
12th Man.Scott Styris

(i've picked this team with my heart, not my head)

So what would be your DREAM TEAM of World Cup 2007...
Share your thoughts if you fell it is appropriate...
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karimjay.
April 27, 2007, 06:39 AM
Well seeing as you picked with your heart, I can't argue much with you. Very nice XI. But I'd Trade Mortaza for Malinga.

gatekeeper
April 27, 2007, 09:36 AM
Hey guys...
The final match of the 2007 shall commence in less that 36 hours, and as I sit here, watching the rickshaws creating traffic jams on the narrow roads of Banani(in Dhaka), I can not help feel a touch of sadness...The greatest sporting event, for me personally, is about to end....

So now I have decided to create this thread that shall focus on the great players of World Cup 2007 by creating a 'DREAM TEAM' thread (with players from Bangladesh and other countries...)

Here is my dream team...(in batting order)
1. Matthew Hayden
2. Sanath Jaysuria
3. Ricky Ponting (c)
4. Mahela Jaywandere (vc)
5. Kumar Sangakarra (wk)
6. Mohammad Ashraful
7. Andrew Symonds
8. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
9. Shane Bond
10. Muttiah Muralitharan
11. Glenn McGrath
12th Man.Scott Styris

(i've picked this team with my heart, not my head)

So what would be your DREAM TEAM of World Cup 2007...
Share your thoughts if you fell it is appropriate...
:flag:


I'd put Lara in for Jaysuria (teritement not withstanding).

Yasin
April 27, 2007, 09:45 AM
Hey guys...
The final match of the 2007 shall commence in less that 36 hours, and as I sit here, watching the rickshaws creating traffic jams on the narrow roads of Banani(in Dhaka), I can not help feel a touch of sadness...The greatest sporting event, for me personally, is about to end....

So now I have decided to create this thread that shall focus on the great players of World Cup 2007 by creating a 'DREAM TEAM' thread (with players from Bangladesh and other countries...)

Here is my dream team...(in batting order)
1. Matthew Hayden
2. Sanath Jaysuria
3. Ricky Ponting (c)
4. Mahela Jaywandere (vc)
5. Kumar Sangakarra (wk)
6. Mohammad Ashraful
7. Andrew Symonds
8. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
9. Shane Bond
10. Muttiah Muralitharan
11. Glenn McGrath
12th Man.Scott Styris

(i've picked this team with my heart, not my head)

So what would be your DREAM TEAM of World Cup 2007...
Share your thoughts if you fell it is appropriate...
:flag:

Shane Watson instead of Ashraful. Mushfiqur Rahim instead of anyone...this team needs a chaarleader...Imagine Mushy screaming..Jaya Jaya..keeper keeper...yeh aww pigeon..

Mahir
April 28, 2007, 12:09 AM
MY WC-2007 ALL-STARS

Playing XI :

Sanath Jayasuriya
Adam Gilchrist (wicket-keeper)
Matthew Hayden
Ricky Ponting (captain)
Jacques Kallis
Mahela Jayawardene (vice captain)
Scott Styris
Brad Hogg
Muttiah Muralitharan
Lasith Malinga
Glenn McGrath

12th Man : Paul Collingwood

Honourable mention :

Graeme Smith
Kevin Pietersen
Shaun Pollock
Chaminda Vaas
Abdur Razzak

bd_fan_from_india
April 28, 2007, 12:43 AM
hayden
jayasurya
ponting
styris
jayawardene(c)
yuvraj singh
boucher(w)
mc grath
malinga
tait
muralitharan

u cant imagine a indian picking a dream team without an indian

One World
April 28, 2007, 02:02 AM
hayden
jayasurya
gilchrist
mahela
gibbs
sakibul
watson
murali
mcgrath
lasith
razzak
(Guyana only)

Sovik
April 28, 2007, 04:55 AM
disappointing world cup for shaun pollock.

i will go with adel's team

Imteaz
April 28, 2007, 05:10 AM
1. Mathew Hayden (AUS)
2. Sanath Jayasuria (SL)
3. Ricky Ponting (AUS)
4. Kevin Peterson (ENG)
5. Md. Ashraful (BD)
6. Scott Styris (NZ)
7. Kumara Sangakara (SL)
8. Mashrafe Mortaza (BD)
9. Shane Bond (NZ)
10. Muthaia Muralitharan (SL)
11. Glenn Mcgrath (AUS)

12. Tilakaratne Dilshan (SL) or Paul Collinwood (ENG) [For Outstanding Fielding Through WC-07]

AsifTheManRahman
April 28, 2007, 09:50 AM
MY WC-2007 ALL-STARS

Playing XI :

Sanath Jayasuriya
Adam Gilchrist (wicket-keeper)
Matthew Hayden
Ricky Ponting (captain)
Jacques Kallis
Mahela Jayawardene (vice captain)
Scott Styris
Brad Hogg
Muttiah Muralitharan
Lasith Malinga
Glenn McGrath

12th Man : Paul Collingwood


That's pretty much it, except I would probably push Hayden up to #2 and ponting up to 3, drop gilchrist and kallis and bring fleming and sangakkara in at #4 and #5 respectively. i still think razzak could be more effective than hogg, given the kind of support that hogg receives from the quickies in his team, so that's another change i'd make.

mortaza, or any other bangladeshi player, doesn't make it to this team.

edit: oh and my captain would be fleming.

Mahir
April 28, 2007, 10:28 AM
mortaza, or any other bangladeshi player, doesn't make it to this team.


yes, as honest as one can be. there are 'better' quickies deserving to be named to this kind of team for this WC. Razzak should be the only choice from Bangladesh, if going by performances in the tourny, as the 2nd spinner after Murali. True that Hogg has a better supporting cast around him, but couldn't ignore his lead of 10+ wickets on Razzak.

Hatebreed
April 28, 2007, 11:50 AM
Matthew Hayden
Sanath Jayasuria
Jacques Kallis
Ricky Ponting (c)
Kevin Pietersen
Mahela Jayawardene (vc)
Kumara Sangakkara (wk)
Scott Styris
Muttiah Muralitharan
Lasith Malinga
Glenn McGrath

12th Man: Paul Collingwood

Sandwich
April 28, 2007, 05:43 PM
this team needs a chaarleader


howabout Inzy, cant you just picture him in a mini skirt and holding pom poms doing the splits ?

OZGOD
April 28, 2007, 05:52 PM
Surprised nobody's mentioned Clarke. He's averaging about 90 with a strike rate of over 100.

Kabir
April 28, 2007, 08:54 PM
Clarke's avg is definitely hyped up due to the number of innings he stayed not out in. Credit goes more to his team mates who bat so well that they just keep the remaining few overs for him to play and stay not out for most of the matches!

And the SR of 100+ is definitely due to him playing too many death overs. Simple.

asif619
April 28, 2007, 10:36 PM
& My team.

1. Mathew Hayden
2. Adam Gilchrist
3. Ricky Ponting
4. Michal Clarke
5. Andrew Symonds
6. Shane watson
7. Michal Hussy
8. Brad Hogg
9. Nathan Bracken
10. shaun tait
11. Glenn Mcgrath :)

Farhad
April 28, 2007, 10:47 PM
Clarke's avg is definitely hyped up due to the number of innings he stayed not out in. Credit goes more to his team mates who bat so well that they just keep the remaining few overs for him to play and stay not out for most of the matches!

And the SR of 100+ is definitely due to him playing too many death overs. Simple.

The fact that he was able to stay on in those death overs deserves a lot of credit...

OZGOD
April 28, 2007, 11:21 PM
Clarke's avg is definitely hyped up due to the number of innings he stayed not out in. Credit goes more to his team mates who bat so well that they just keep the remaining few overs for him to play and stay not out for most of the matches!

And the SR of 100+ is definitely due to him playing too many death overs. Simple.

I don't necessarily agree, Kabir. If we're not going to count not outs, then we should take them away from every player! Even if you take out his four not outs, he still averages 40 with 2 scores in the 90s, a 60, a 55, a 49 and a 41. That's pretty respectable compared to what some of the other middle order batsmen have been getting. As for his strike rate, it's because he can rotate the strike and steal a single or two every ball, not because he's there at the death. I published some stats here the other day that showed that even though he has a strike rate of over 100 and an average , he has scored less than 40% of his runs in boundaries. In fact one of the criticisms of Michael Clarke is that he's not a power player and is not suitable for the death overs. I wasn't surprised to see first Symmo and then Watto promoted ahead of him today.

But I would have a Clarke-type bloke in my middle order any day - someone who is stable, can rotate the strike, put pressure on the fielders, and keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Anyway, my WC XI:

Jayasuriya
Hayden
Ponting (c)
KP
Clarke
Styris
Sangakkara (wk)
Malinga
Tait
Murali
McGrath

I feel these guys had the best form over the tournament. Despite his electrifying game today, Gilly's had a woeful tournament so I couldn't pick him. I've gone for two slingers in Malinga and Tait and will be relying to Murali, McGrath and Styris to provide the control.

Kabir
April 29, 2007, 12:24 AM
OZGOD:

Okay, I see your point about his single taking capability. It shows his talent. But I don't necessarily agree about his average. I don't mind if a few players have some unbeaten innings. For example, if it's a Bangladeshi player at #5, where our top order would fail for many cases, and he stays unbeaten, I would give him more credits than an Australian player at #5 being unbeaten. The reason is, Australian top order is strong, and for the most part the middle order gets only a tiny part of the innings to play, and they remain unbeaten.

Here's the innings list for Australia for the world cup: Aus 334/6; Aus 358/5; Aus 377/6; Aus 322/6; Aus 106/0; Aus 248/3; Aus 92/1; Aus 232/3; Aus 348/6; Aus 153/3; Aus 281/4;

In most of these, the middle order finished the matches. So in most cases, the middle order batsmen remained unbeaten. So does it mean the middle order batsmen are strong? Yes, but not necessarily to the extent that they'll have an avg of around 90.

The only thing I'm trying to point out is, if there's a vast majority of the innings where the player remains unbeaten under the Australian circumstances, the number may be a little skewed. As they say, stats never speak the whole truth :)

nzfan
April 29, 2007, 04:59 AM
jayasuriya
hayden
gilchrist
jayawardne
ponting
kallis
styris
bracken
malinga
murali
mcgrath

Miraz
April 29, 2007, 05:20 AM
jayasuriya
hayden
gilchrist
jayawardne
ponting
kallis
styris
bracken
malinga
murali
mcgrath

nzfan, good selection but I will take Bond in any day over Bracken.

Ganguly da
April 30, 2007, 01:17 AM
my World XI:

A. Gilchrist (wk)(Bat)
S. Jayasuriya (all rounder)
M. Hayden (Bat)
R. Dravid (Bat)
R. Ponting(capt)(Bat)
J. Kallis (All rounder)
K. Pietersen (Bat)
G. McGrath (bowl)
B. Lee (bowl)
S. Bond (bowl)
M. Muralitharan (bowl)

Nocturnal
April 30, 2007, 01:54 AM
my World XI:

A. Gilchrist (wk)(Bat)
S. Jayasuriya (all rounder)
M. Hayden (Bat)
R. Dravid (Bat)
R. Ponting(capt)(Bat)
J. Kallis (All rounder)
K. Pietersen (Bat)
G. McGrath (bowl)
B. Lee (bowl)
S. Bond (bowl)
M. Muralitharan (bowl)

hmm....dadar team ei dada nai..interesting :)