World XI (current)

World XI (current)

Post by Manoj K. Ja » Wed, 30 May 1990 02:09:14


My current World XI will be :-

1.  Desmond Haynes          
2.  Geoff Marsh              
3.  Martin Crowe            
4.  Vivian Richards
5.  Javed Miandad    
6.  Allan Border    
7.  Imran Khan      
8.  Richard Hadlee
9.  Kiran More (wk)
10. Courtney Walsh
11. Abdul Qadir (I do not really want to have Qadir in my team but
                 I cannot think of any other spinner right now)

the 12th man -- M. Azharuddin
Mark Taylor, Sanjay Manjerakar, Kapil Dev and Wasim Akram will be
in reserves.

I don't think that there is any doubt about the opening pair.  Desmond Haynes
is still getting stronger and stronger for this position and Marsh is in great
form these days.  I have Taylor in reserves and he is in great form too.
The middle-order seems to very formidable with Crowe, Richards, Miandad and
Border.  If any of these go out of form, then Azharuddin and Manjerakar are
there as reserves. But the batting strength does not end here, there are
Imran, Hadlee, and More (still) to follow.

Imran, Hadlee, and Walsh are the best in the world right now, so no question
about that.  I am not sure about Qadir's place in the team, but right now
I cannot think of any good spinner playing for any team.  I like Maninder also
but I don't know where he stands now. Border and Richards can also help the
spin department. There is not a single match now in which Border does not
bowls and Richards also bowls in almost every match.

Now the big question -- Who will be the Captain? -- I leave it onto the
netters to decide whether Imran or Border should lead the team.  As far as I
think, both of them are equally good and Border has already led the Rest of
the World XI once.

-- Manoj Jain.

 
 
 

World XI (current)

Post by David Chalme » Wed, 30 May 1990 04:13:09


Quote:
>My current World XI will be :-

>1.  Desmond Haynes          
>2.  Geoff Marsh              
>3.  Martin Crowe            
>4.  Vivian Richards
>5.  Javed Miandad    
>6.  Allan Border    
>7.  Imran Khan      
>8.  Richard Hadlee
>9.  Kiran More (wk)
>10. Courtney Walsh
>11. Abdul Qadir

Not too much argument with the team... but I notice that this is the second
out of three current World XI's to have Geoff Marsh in the team.  I didn't
realize he was so highly regarded.  I recall that of the 6 Australian batsmen
in England last year (Marsh, Taylor, Boon, Jones, Waugh, Border) he was a bit
left out of things, as the others starred constantly.  I didn't follow the
scores in the recent Southern summer closely.  Did Marsh produce a string
of great performances then?

Personally, I think a case could be made for Dean Jones of the current
Australian bats, though of course it is very hard to go past Border's record.
Just possibly the inclusion of Viv Richards in this team is sentimentality?
He doesn't seem to have been the same batsman of late.

It's pretty hard to argue with the bowling line-up above.  I'll resist the
temptation to name my own XI.  The hard part is certainly the batsmen, there's
a lot of competition there.  There aren't really any automatic selections.

--

Concepts and Cognition, Indiana University.
"It is not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable"

 
 
 

World XI (current)

Post by Anthony Wall » Wed, 30 May 1990 15:17:55


Chalmers) says:
Quote:



>>My current World XI will be :-

>>1.  Desmond Haynes
>>2.  Geoff Marsh
>>3.  Martin Crowe
>>4.  Vivian Richards
>>5.  Javed Miandad
>>6.  Allan Border
>>7.  Imran Khan
>>8.  Richard Hadlee
>>9.  Kiran More (wk)
>>10. Courtney Walsh
>>11. Abdul Qadir

>Not too much argument with the team... but I notice that this is the second
>out of three current World XI's to have Geoff Marsh in the team.  I didn't
>realize he was so highly regarded.  I recall that of the 6 Australian batsmen
>in England last year (Marsh, Taylor, Boon, Jones, Waugh, Border) he was a bit
>left out of things, as the others starred constantly.  I didn't follow the
>scores in the recent Southern summer closely.  Did Marsh produce a string
>of great performances then?

>Personally, I think a case could be made for Dean Jones of the current

                                              ^^^^^^^^^^ one day wonder
Quote:
>Australian bats, though of course it is very hard to go past Border's record.
>Just possibly the inclusion of Viv Richards in this team is sentimentality?
>He doesn't seem to have been the same batsman of late.

  Geoff Marsh had a good season and in the Shield he got a 300 but
Taylor also had a great Aussie summer and did better in tests - I'd
include Taylor over Marsh - that also gives you a right/left handed
opening partnership. I'd include Malcolm Marshall in place of Walsh
and have Russell keeping in place of More. With such great all-round
batting talent in the bowling (Imran, Hadlee, Marshall) I would drop
one of the specialist batsman in favour of another bowler. On a
quick or seaming wicket I'd bring in Terry Alderman, on a spinning
wicket a second specialist spinner (not sure) - keep in mind that
both Border and Richards are useful spinners.

  So, my XI is:

D. Haynes      (WI)
M. Taylor      (Aus)
V. Richards    (WI)
A. Border      (Aus)
M. Crowe       (NZ)
I. Khan        (Pak)
M. Marshall    (WI)
J. Russell     (Eng)
R. Hadlee      (NZ)
T. Alderman    (Aus)
A. Qadir       (Pak)
K. Dev  (12th) (Ind)


Bar-Ilan University
Israel.

 
 
 

World XI (current)

Post by Tim Cho » Wed, 30 May 1990 18:12:06


Quote:
>My current World XI will be :-
>1.  Desmond Haynes          
>2.  Geoff Marsh              
>3.  Martin Crowe            
>4.  Vivian Richards
>5.  Javed Miandad    
>6.  Allan Border    
>7.  Imran Khan      
>8.  Richard Hadlee
>9.  Kiran More (wk)
>10. Courtney Walsh
>11. Abdul Qadir (I do not really want to have Qadir in my team but
>                 I cannot think of any other spinner right now)
>the 12th man -- M. Azharuddin
>Mark Taylor, Sanjay Manjerakar, Kapil Dev and Wasim Akram will be
>in reserves.
>I don't think that there is any doubt about the opening pair.  Desmond Haynes
>is still getting stronger and stronger for this position and Marsh is in great
>form these days.  I have Taylor in reserves and he is in great form too.
>The middle-order seems to very formidable with Crowe, Richards, Miandad and
>Border.  If any of these go out of form, then Azharuddin and Manjerakar are
>there as reserves. But the batting strength does not end here, there are
>Imran, Hadlee, and More (still) to follow.

I think Richards is not what he was.  And Marsh??  I would plump for
someone like Graeme Hick, Dean Jones or maybe Gooch to bat.

I'm also surprised you've forgotten Jack Russell, who is the best
wicketkeeper at the moment (and also a very useful batsman) and was
one of the three Wisden players of 1989.

Tim

 
 
 

World XI (current)

Post by Natar » Fri, 01 Jun 1990 05:32:16

Quote:

>  So, my XI is:

>D. Haynes      (WI)
>M. Taylor      (Aus)
>V. Richards    (WI)
>A. Border      (Aus)
>M. Crowe       (NZ)
>I. Khan        (Pak)
>M. Marshall    (WI)
>J. Russell     (Eng)
>R. Hadlee      (NZ)
>T. Alderman    (Aus)
>A. Qadir       (Pak)

   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

   I am really suprised at how many people have selected
   Abdul Qadir in their world XI ..

   I think he is one of the most overrated bowlers in the world.
   Am I missing some statistics somewhere... atleast the times I watched him
   in action..he was being thrashed all around the field by Srikanth or
   Kapil.. Does he carry that good statistics comaprable to  Hadlee,Imran
   or MArshall to qualify for world XI ?????

   just curious...

   nataraj/.

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