Team of the Ashes (thus far...)

Discussion in 'The Ashes 2009' started by sifter132, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. sifter132 Panel of Selectors

    sifter132
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    Jason
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    Make a team of the best and most effective players in the 3 Tests of the Ashes thus far. Here's mine:

    1. Strauss
    2. Katich
    3. Ponting
    4. Clarke
    5. North
    6. Haddin (wk)
    7. Flintoff
    8. Anderson
    9. Hauritz - Has not been super awesome, but has definitely outbowled
    10. Hilfenhaus
    11. Onions

    I almost picked Mitch Johnson because no one else has obviously been better: Broad has barely any scalps, Onions had one awesome spell but hasn't threatened a lot otherwise, Siddle has been patchy . Mitch would also lengthen the batting. It would add balance to the attack with a left arm option and since the other 3 pace bowlers picked are generally pretty tight I would feel comfortable letting Mitch loose. But in the end I picked Onions, thought it might look too biased otherwise :eek:

    Collingwood is close but loses out for team balance. Otherwise, it's an Aussie dominated lineup. It's a shame really that England are up 1-0 given the numbers of Aussies who've played well.
     
  2. pcfan123 Guest

    Swann over Hauritz
     
  3. woodzy Club Cricketer

    woodzy
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    Id say they're both equal in terms of performances. Id pick Hauritz because hes proved everybody wrong with his performances; he hasn't let anybody down.
     
  4. Hooper ICC Board Member

    Hooper
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    Steve Bucknor
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    How many wickets has Swann got? :p

    Strauss
    Katich
    Ponting
    Clarke
    North
    Flintoff
    Haddin
    Hauritz
    Swann
    Anderson
    Hilfenhaus

    Not a lot of change between sifter's and my side. Swann and Hauritz in together because they both have done well and there are no other fast bowlers who have done a good job.
     
  5. King Pietersen ICC Board Member

    King Pietersen
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    Strauss
    Katich
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Collingwood/North
    Prior + (Been far better than Haddin)
    Flintoff
    Hauritz
    Anderson
    Hilfenhaus
    Onions
     
  6. Mercules Club Cricketer

    Mercules
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    This. Except Jimmy above Hauritz.
     
  7. piriyanth International Cricketer

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    1) Strauss
    2) Katich
    3) Ponting(C)
    4) Clarke
    5) Flintoff
    6) Haddin(wk)
    7) Hauritz
    8) Anderson
    10) Hilfenhaus
    11) Onions
     
  8. karnog International Cricketer

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    1. Strauss
    2. Katich
    3. Ponting
    4. Clarke
    5. North
    6. Haddin
    7. Flintoff- bowl him aggressively
    8. Anderson- openner
    9. Hauritz- Work horse
    10. Onions- work horse
    11. Hilfenhaus-openner
     
  9. Cricketman ICC Chairman

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    Strauss (C)
    Katich
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Collingwood
    Prior (+)
    Flintoff
    Jimmy
    Onions
    Hilfy
    Hauritz/Swann
     
  10. SciD Chairman of Selectors

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    Strauss
    Katich
    Watson
    Paul Collingwood
    Clarke
    North
    Flintoff
    Haddin (C + WK)
    Anderson
    Hauritz
    Hilfenhaus
     
  11. .::Stevo::. International Coach

    .::Stevo::.
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    Strauss
    Katich
    Ponting
    Clarke
    North
    Flintoff
    Prior
    Hauritz
    Anderson
    Onions
    Hilfenhaus
     
  12. Mr. InFredible School Cricketer

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    1. Strauss (c)
    2. Katich
    3. Collingwood
    4. Clarke
    5. North
    6. Prior (wk)
    7. Flintoff
    8. Anderson
    9. Hauritz
    10. Hilfenhaus
    11. Onions
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  13. .::Stevo::. International Coach

    .::Stevo::.
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    Collingwood at 3 and not Ponting? Effing LOL.
     
  14. angryangy ICC Chairman

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    The teams being picked are similar enough that we could, dare I say, announce an official Team of the Just Past Halfway Point of the Ashes 2009
     
  15. piriyanth International Cricketer

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    How come you picked Haddin as a captain over Clarke?
     

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