Category Archives: Hypothetical XIs

The “Available Cricketers Not At The World Cup” XI

Kevin Pietersen (c) – 9 ODI tons and an average of 41. Capable of something very special, on the biggest occasions, and against the very best. A frankly mind-boggling omission. Jonathan Trott – Who else in the world averages in excess … Continue reading

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Australia’s Two-Tiered Test Team

Tier One Warner Smith Johnson Harris Tier Two Rogers Watson Marsh Burns Haddin Lyon Hazlewood How this lot engineered a 5 zip result last winter is still utterly beyond me.

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The Greatest England ODI Team Ever To Take The Field?

I was looking earlier at the number of times in history that England have surpassed Australia’s ODI total against South Africa today of 329 – the answer is 7 times. Or 4 times if you ignore 55/60 over matches. Or … Continue reading

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Yet Another Hypothetical Cricket XI

The Worst XI Where Every Player Has Made A Minimum Of Ten Test Centuries > Ashwell Prince >Mike Gatting >Ijaz Ahmed >Nasser Hussain (c) >Ramnaresh Sarwan >Nathan Astle >Alec Stewart (wk) >Thilan Samaraweera >Ian Botham (new ball bowler) >Paul Collingwood … Continue reading

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England Team At The Adelaide Oval

ME Trescothick MP Vaughan RWT Key N Hussain (c) MA Butcher AJ Stewart (wk) C White RKJ Dawson AR Caddick MJ Hoggard SJ Harmison This was genuinely our team 11 years ago. It looks stronger than it was as Hoggard … Continue reading

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The English Equivalents of the Australian Cricket Team

I’ve decided that this non-contest is frankly a waste of time! It appears but a matter of time until England are declared 10-0 victors, and Australia’s surgical self-mutilation will be complete. So I thought we could perhaps make the contest more … Continue reading

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The Wrong Un XI – Part 2 – Opening Batsman 2

Marcus Trescothick I feel almost slightly guilty about writing a piece on Trescothick having not read his book; I’m not sure I should be allowed. It means I have little or no real insight when it comes to his problems … Continue reading

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