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http://www.espncricinfo.com/25/content/story/1147522.html

 

Shane Watson, who might have slotted in as opener or lower, was unlucky to lose out, as was fellow Australian David Warner. And Saeed Ajmal narrowly missed out, depriving us of the prospect of a Pakistani-majority bowling attack.

 

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1. Gayle

2. Rohit

3. Kohli

4. AB

5. Mccullum

6. Dhoni (C)

7. Afridi

8. Bravo

9. Rashid

10. Gul

11. Malinga

 

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2 minutes ago, SK_IH said:

Bigger lol at Dhoni as wk bat

Sammy is better T20 captain than Dhoni. Wicket Keeping can be done by Mccullum if Sammy was in. 

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Lol at Rashid Khan and Gul being there

 

Rashid has had 1 good season, and they are already anointing him. Sunil Narine is better, has a longer history, and is even a gifted batsman now!

 

Gul is overrated by the cricinfo jury, I much rather have an allrounder like Watson/Andre Russel at that spot, or a far superior bowler like Starc, even BK is better than Gul

 

Rohit is ok, but Warner is arguable with him, but neither has great numbers in international T20s  iirc

 

Dhoni also weak number wise in internationals, it is probably better to make McCullum or ABD the keeper of the side instead and add a superior batsman 

 

My edited team

1. Gayle

2. Watson

3. Kohli

4. AB

5. Raina

6. McCullum (wk)(c)

7. Andre Russel

8. Bravo

9. Narine

10. Afridi

11. Malinga

 

Batting power until 10 and 6-8 bowling options(Gayle and Raina are good part timers)

 

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19 minutes ago, Moochad said:

Lol at Rashid Khan and Gul being there

 

Rashid has had 1 good season, and they are already anointing him. Sunil Narine is better, has a longer history, and is even a gifted batsman now!

 

Gul is overrated by the cricinfo jury, I much rather have an allrounder like Watson/Andre Russel at that spot, or a far superior bowler like Starc, even BK is better than Gul

 

Rohit is ok, but Warner is arguable with him, but neither has great numbers in international T20s  iirc

 

Dhoni also weak number wise in internationals, it is probably better to make McCullum or ABD the keeper of the side instead and add a superior batsman 

 

My edited team

1. Gayle

2. Watson

3. Kohli

4. AB

5. Raina

6. McCullum (wk)(c)

7. Andre Russel

8. Bravo

9. Narine

10. Afridi

11. Malinga

 

Batting power until 10 and 6-8 bowling options(Gayle and Raina are good part timers)

 

Raina :cantstop: 

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This team is clearly based on all-time records, rather than current form.

 

Gul faded away after injury and was basically cannon fodder for a while. But there was a stretch where he was quite dependably good in T20s, and he has the stats to reflect that.  You can argue that even Dwayne Bravo as of today, is not quite the player he used to be.  

 

Fair team from a historical perspective.  

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Dhoni in a t20 team? :hysterical:   that joker wouldn't find a place even in Papua new Guineas t20 team :phehe: Sammy should be the captain.

Dhoni in a t20 team  that too as a captain is a perfect recipe of disaster even then if you still want him as a captain then just forget about gul and malinga you will have mohit sharma and and unadcut opening the bowling for you, joginder sharma as allrounder, jaddu as spinner, ishant as bowling coach, raina as number 4 and badrinath opening the batting for you, the drama of you scratch my back first then I will back you will start, csk quota will be introduced, fast bowlers will be humiliated in public. etc etc etc. :phehe:

 

Edited by speedheat

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4 hours ago, Lala said:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/25/content/story/1147522.html

1. Gayle

2. Rohit

3. Kohli

4. AB

5. Mccullum

6. Dhoni (C)

7. Afridi

8. Bravo

9. Rashid

10. Gul

11. Malinga

 

 

Many dodgy selections there.

 

My XI would be ..

 

C Gayle

A Finch

V Kohli

K Pieterson

G Maxwell

+ B McCullum

U Gul

J Bumrah

L Malinga

S Ajmal

I Tahir

 

Narine and Watson narrowly miss out.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Lala said:

T20 specialist like Watson, Warner, Dilshan, Sammy, Duminy should be selected. 

We need 11 players in a team, not the whole village. 

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2 hours ago, jusarrived said:

Raina along with yuvi are only world class T20 batsmen we have produced. You are just going by current form. 

Kohli is not world class in your opinion?

 

guy averages ~51 at a 137 strike rate

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6 hours ago, jusarrived said:

Raina along with yuvi are only world class T20 batsmen we have produced. You are just going by current form. 

Always suspect against genuine pace even if you disregard current form. Yes, great T20 player for us but world XI not sure.

Edited by rkt.india

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Is the team selected on T20I performances or overall T20 performances ?

 

If it is based on T20I performances only, some of the selections are awful. AB and Dhoni for sure don't deserve to be in there, may be Bravo too. Finch, Maxwell, Watson, Tahir and Narine have fantastic records/performances in T20Is.

 

Edited by philcric

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Rohit is getting a lot of stick here.

 

Again if T20I performances is the criteria, he has been better than AB, Dhoni, Warner etc. He is not a shoe-in like Gayle, Kohli, Malinga etc. but his selection is not the worst. AB and Dhoni are the most dodgy selections. Bravo and Afridi are debatable.

 

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7 minutes ago, philcric said:

Is the team selected on T20I performances or overall T20 performances ?

 

If it is based on T20I performances only, some of the selections are awful. AB and Dhoni for sure don't deserve to be in there, may be Bravo too. Finch, Maxwell, Watson, Tahir and Narine have fantastic records/performances in T20Is.

 

They've only included the T20I stats for these players and barring McCullum's 158, all the best performances highlighted are from T20Is so it's fair to assume it's based on T20I performances only.

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2 minutes ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

They've only included the T20I stats for these players and barring McCullum's 158, all the best performances highlighted are from T20Is so it's fair to assume it's based on T20I performances only.

 

Then the team selected is awful. 

 

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37 minutes ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

They've only included the T20I stats for these players and barring McCullum's 158, all the best performances highlighted are from T20Is so it's fair to assume it's based on T20I performances only.

i think it is a mix. if it was only T20Is, Rashid would not have been there who has barely played any T20Is against stronger teams.  They might have listed their best innings from international but most probably they have counted all T20 cricket.

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20 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

i think it is a mix. if it was only T20Is, Rashid would not have been there who has barely played any T20Is against stronger teams.  They might have listed their best innings from international but most probably they have counted all T20 cricket.

I don't think they've given it that much thought :winky:. With Rashid it's just a case of him being such a great story of being the no. 1 ranked T20I bowler in the world while playing for Afghanistan.

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47 minutes ago, Trichromatic said:

Thought it was T20 XI when saw Dhoni's name. 

 

But it's T20I XI. Cricinfo is a joke.

it is not made by cricinfo staff. Blame the jury that picked the team.

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7 hours ago, rkt.india said:

Always suspect against genuine pace even if you disregard current form. Yes, great T20 player for us but world XI not sure.

I wudnt talk about technique in T20s, Gayle is as bad against good quality pace bowling . Raina hasn't been the same player in last 2 years, but along with yuvi he's one of the few batsmen who could hit out from very first ball and he was our best T20 player for a long time. I value that a lot more than consistency in this format. Yeah agreed we cannot ignore his form lately, but him being picked for world 11 is not surprising imo

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18 hours ago, Moochad said:

Lol at Rashid Khan and Gul being there

 

Rashid has had 1 good season, and they are already anointing him. Sunil Narine is better, has a longer history, and is even a gifted batsman now!

 

Gul is overrated by the cricinfo jury, I much rather have an allrounder like Watson/Andre Russel at that spot, or a far superior bowler like Starc, even BK is better than Gul

 

Rohit is ok, but Warner is arguable with him, but neither has great numbers in international T20s  iirc

 

Dhoni also weak number wise in internationals, it is probably better to make McCullum or ABD the keeper of the side instead and add a superior batsman 

 

My edited team

1. Gayle

2. Watson

3. Kohli

4. AB

5. Raina

6. McCullum (wk)(c)

7. Andre Russel

8. Bravo

9. Narine

10. Afridi

11. Malinga

 

Batting power until 10 and 6-8 bowling options(Gayle and Raina are good part timers)

 

Except for AB the team is good. 

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1 hour ago, jusarrived said:

Yeah he is, but his stats are little deceptive in T20s. 

Interesting, I think it is the opposite, Kohli has such a great average in the WT20, I think his overall numbers underrate him,

 

iirc, the last WT20 he averaged around 100, and we made it to the SF

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Who has a better record of being a captain in t20 tourneys, Dhoni or Sammy? Keyword: captain and not player. 

 

Player wise, Dhoni > Sammy throughout their carrier.

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