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Old September 4, 2012, 06:52 PM
Gowza Gowza is offline
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yeah wasim, waqar and murali are auto picks. gavaskar is an auto pick, i wouldn't open with tendulkar in tests so probably anwar or sehwag would be the 2nd opener. 1st down is clearly between dravid and sanga but unless you want dhoni keeping sanga has to be in the team as keeper so dravid is 1st drop. tendulkar at #4, the #5 spot can go to a lot of different people: miandad, yousuf, inzi, de silva, mahela, younis khan #6 goes to sanga. #7 goes to shakib, #8 imran #9 wasim #10 waqar #11 murali

if you don't want a 5th bowling option (outside of tendulkar and similar) then one of miandad, yousuf, younis khan, de silva, inzi, mahela can bat at #6, sanga can drop to #7 then shakib makes way so imran at #8 wasim at #9 waqar at #10 murali at #11

1 gavaskar
2 anwar/sehwag
3 david
4 tendulkar
5 miandad/inzi/de silva/yousuf/khan/mahela
6 sanga
7 shakib
8 imran
9 wasim
10 waqar
11 murali

i guess you could also pick another specialist spinner infront of shakib, qadir, saqlain, bedi etc but i'm not sure it would make to much difference since you already have imran, wasim, waqar and murali and shakib is as good as most of the next best specialist spinners anyway.
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