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'When brothers go hand in hand they are unmatchable'

June 25, 2003 21:03 IST

 USER: Atreya Banerjee
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam ul Haq
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Abdur Razzaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Saqlain Mushtaq

Comments: Post your comments Afridi is too flashy. Against  Australia we'll need somebody more calm and composed. Hence I  think Razzaq fits the bill much better. Also I think Saqlain is a  better ODI bowler than Harbhajan, so he's my choice. Finally, I  would also like to interchange Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh's batting order. Rahul should come higher up just in case wickets fall in a heap. Of course, if it's the slog overs when No 5 has to be sent in, then it should be Yuvraj.


 USER: Rajesh.P.N
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virender Sehwag
 3. Inzamam-ul Haq
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Yosuf Youhana
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Harbhajan Singh
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Ashish Nehra
 11. Shoaib Akthar

Comments: A dazzling opening pair...the world's best batsman at the top...followed by a solid middle order, could definetely tamper the Aussie bowling. With Akram, Zaheer, Nehra, Akthar and Singh, it will be a definete challenge for the Aussie Batsmen. It  would be very good if this Dream Team really plays.


 USER: Tushar Naik
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Inzamam-ul-Haq
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Yousuf Youhana
 6. Azhar Mehmood/Abdur Razzaq
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: I think a specialist wicket-keeper is absolutely essential. Abdur Razzaq and Azhar Mehmood are better allrounders than Afridi.


 USER: K. Raghavendra
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virender Sehwag
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Yousuf Youhana
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Abdur Razzaq
 7. Shahid Afridi
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: The Australians, no doubt, are cut above the rest, but a combined Indo-Pak side could upset their applecart. I would like to include four specialist batsmen in the form of Tendulkar, Sehwag, Dravid and Youhana and three wonderful all-rounders namely Yuvraj, Afridi and Razzaq. There are four specialist bowlers which  include three seamers Akhtar, Akram and Zaheer, while the other bowler being the offie Harbhajan.


 USER: Gunjeet Singh
 1. Tendulkar
 2. Sehwag
 3. Dravid
 4. Ganguly
 5. Youhana
 6. Yuvraj
 7. Afridi
 8. Razzaq
 9. Akram
 10. Harbhajan
 11. Zaheer

Comments: Dravid has never been or belonged to a no. 6 spot. Makes no sense. He's ideal at 3 while Inz is out of form and very unpredictable. Yuvraj at 6 gives you the start to the finish before the allrounders take over. This XI is way better balanced than Faisal's.


 USER: Kiran Varanasi
 1. Virendar Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Yousaf Yohanna
 7. Radhid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Ashish Nehra
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: Post your comments Inzi & Ganguly after one another. We are asking for trouble running between the wickets. I would prefer a specialist WK and have Dravid play the anchor at # 3. Latif is also a very good striker of the ball. Nehra is underrated and I thought bowled much better than Zaheer but has been overlooked.


 USER: Mahesh
 1. Saeed Anwar
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Mohammad Kaif
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Abdul Razaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Harbajhan Singh
 11. Shoaib Akthar

Comments: Post your comments Looking at the Rediff dream team I  cant understand how Shahid Afridi made it to the team. He doesnt  deserve a place in his side itself. I think Anwar is much more dependable than Sehwag and with sachin that will be a great opening partnership. I seriously dont think Ganguly doesnt even have a remote chance of surviving 5 overs of Aussie bowling..CAPTAIN : SACHIN OR WASIM AKRAM.


 USER: geeti
 1. Sourav Ganguly
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam-Ul-Haq
 4. Yousuf Youhana
 5. Yuvaraj Singh
 6. Abdur Razzaq
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Javagal Srinath
 10. Saqlain Mushtaq
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: Champion Team! (one-day)


 USER: greatbong
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virender Sehwag
 3. Saurav Ganguly
 4. Inzamam Ul Haq
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yousuf Yohanna
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

Comments: Over the team given: you need a specialist keeper. Plus Yuvraj is no spot on the consistency and class of Yousuf Youhana.


 USER: Anu Chonat
 1. Virender sewag
 2. Sahich Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam
 4. Dravid
 5. Ganguly
 6. Yuvaraj Singh
 7. Afridi
 8. Wasim akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Saqlain Mushtaq
 11. Javagal Srinath

Comments: I select Srinath ahead of Shoib Aktar because of the experience and potential. I select Saqlain ahead of Harbhajan becaue he is the finest off-spinner in the world now-a-days.


 USER: jeevan
 1. virender sehwag
 2. sachin teldulkar
 3. Inzamamul haq
 4. sourav ganguly
 5. youraj singh
 6. rahul dravid (keeper)
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Harbhazan Singh
 9. Saqlain Mushtaq
 10. Zheer khan
 11. Shoab Aktar

Comments: we need two quality spinners as it is found time and again that Aussies are slightly suceptible against quality spin bowling. therefore inclusion of mustaq


 USER: Praveen Reddy
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Sourav Ganguly
 4. Inzamam Ul Haq
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Zaheer Khan
 9. Anil Kumble
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Shoaib Akthar

Comments: To beat Aussies we need to stregnthen our bowling. I would prefer Anil Kumble in place of Afridi coz former is a far better bowler and I haven't seen Afridi scoring more than 10 runs ( lately), even Anil Kumble can score those runs.


 USER: KD
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Yousuf Yohana
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Azhar Mahmood
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Saqlain Mustaq
 9. Wasim Akram
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Ashish Nehra

Comments: There are better players than Ganguly for foreign pitches. Assuming Akram has retired, we could bring in Harbhajan or Zaheer as the fourth bowler. Yousuf Yohana will get into any Indo-Pak side. Specialist wicket-keeper/batsman is a must for such a team


 USER: Padma Emany
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Mohd. Kaif
 7. Zaheer khan
 8. Harbajan Singh
 9. Anil Kumble
 10. Asish Nehra
 11. VVS Laxman

Comments: "I would say it's unfortunate that the Indians are not playing. "I presume there was a stage they got scared of playing against us, we always beat them and they couldn't face us. I feel that is the problem. "The stakes are high and one would like to reduce this tension but if we play regualarly we can enhance our friendship. We need to play more," he concluded. These were the comments from President Musharaf to an Englishman interviewer. Why  would we want them to play with us. I find that completely ridiculous.


 USER: Saurabh Malhotra
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Sourav Ganguly
 4. Yousuf Youhana
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Abdul Razzaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

Comments: No matter what we put on board or paper,most teams would find it difficult to beat Australia anywhere in the world.This team stands a chance in the subcontinent perhaps,but outside, I don`t fancy any side beating Australia. Saurabh Malhotra, Dubai,UAE.


 USER: eashwar
 1. Saurav Ganguly
 2. Sachin Tendulkhar
 3. Laxman
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yusuf Yuhana
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Mohammed Kaif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akthar
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbachan Singh

Comments: ODI Team The choice is probably between Shoaib and Ashish Nehra. Indian Batting is more dominant than Pakistan's batting, hence with the exception of yuhana, everyone else is Indian. Sehwag is a mystery element, so I would rather go with Saurav, as opener. Wasim and Zaheer would be a better option to open, than shoaib, since despite his big mouth and chucking arm, he is better off at later half of the 15 over stage. Harbhajan over Saqlain is more to do with success against aussies and form.


 USER: Shetty
 1. Shahid Afridi
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Yuvraj Singh
 4. Inzaman Ul Haq
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Mohammed Kaif
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Shoaib Akthar
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Saqlain Mushtaq

Comments: Post your commenSaurav Ganguly, is a mediocre batsman. In my personal opinion he is highly overrated. Virendra Sehwag, again taleneted but lacks reliability. Yuvraj and Kaif are a lot better players with enormous talent. Good bowlong attack, two great fast bowlers, Wasim and Shoaib, two great spin bowlers, Saqlain and Harbhajan and good support bowlers like Zaheer, Sachin, Afridi. This bowling attack can survuve any onslaught as you got good mix n match goin here. Battinh what can i say. Afridi can take on from the word go. Sachin wil easily pace the innings. Even if the top batsman fails, Yuvraj and Inzy would consolidate and them you got the ever reliable Dravid and a good hitters late in the game with Kaif and Akram.


 USER: Rajen Mehta
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Shahid Afridi
 3. Saurav Ganguly
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yusuf Yohana
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Azhar Mahmood
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoab Akhtar
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Anil Kumble

Comments: Post your comments Knowing Australlia's weakness for spin play two spinners and two pure pace and two all rounders - Azhar & Afridi. Yousouf Yohana is in better form than Inzy. Afridi as opener can be more dangerous with Sachin than Sehwag.


 USER: A.K.Dhawan
 1. S.Ganguly
 2. S.Tendulkar
 3. R.Dravid
 4. Y.Youhana
 5. S.Afridi
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Rashid Latif
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: My choice for capt. would be Wasim Akram and vice capt. Ganguly


  USER: shravan
 1. sachin tendulkar
 2. virender shewag
 3. rahul dravid
 4. inzamam
 5. yuvrajsingh
 6. saurav ganguly
 7. wasim akram
 8. shohaib akhtar
 9. zaheer khan
 10. waqar yunis
 11. harbhajan singh

 Comments: i think the above team has 5 specialist bowlers,6 specialist batsmen,and all rounders in akram,saurav and yuvraj...this would be the best combination of the Ind-Pak team


  USER: Ranjit Eswaran
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saeed Anwar
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Sourav Ganguly(c)
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Azhar Mahmood
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Shoaib Akhtar

Comments: Sachin Tendulkar and Saeed Anwar are rock solid, possess super technique, can be devastating on their day. Rahul Dravid provides the stability at 3. Ganguly is best for 4 when spinners and slow bowlers are operating. Yuvraj Singh can come at 5 and accelerate and bowl usefully too. Azhar Mahmood has test century in SA. He is a useful all rounder. Rashid Latif is a good wicket keeper and batsman. Could take the pressure off Rahul Dravid. Wasim Akram, no need to say anything about the great man. Zaheer Khan, an awesome bowler. Working with Akram, he can be magical. Harbhajan, the best off spinner, Aussie Tormentor and a useful bat. Shoaib Akhthar can wreck an innings in one spell, on his day. Commenting on rediff's team, Shahid Afridi does not qualify even for a school team. Saeed Anwar is a far better batsman than Inzy and Sehwag has to give way for a better all rounder in Azhar Mahmood.


  USER: Sameer Mathur
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Yousuf Yohana
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Abdur Razzag
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Harbhajan SIngh
 11. Shoaib Aktar

Comments: Well overall just a couple of changes. -Youhana seems to  be a better prospect than Inzamam.No one is doubting Inzamam's ability but I guess he is short in confidence.ALso over the past 2 yrs Youhana has been pakistan's most consisitent batsmen.He is in the Javed Miandad mode where for starters he can rotate the strike and then go for the big shots. -Also I would swap Yuvraj and Dravid's batting positions.Dravid plays his best cricket when he is under pressure and no 5 is ideal spot for him.He also gets and oppurtunity to build a innings while he can guide Yuvraj at no. 6. ALso the left-right combination is maintained in the middle order. Youhana -Ganguly -Dravid -Yuvraj -No. 7 would be Razzag rather than Afridi.Afridi struggles on pitches outside the subcontinent and his spin bowling would also not be useful.Razzag on the other hand prefers these pitches and his style of bowling is suited to these pitches.


  USER: Rudi
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Mohamed Kaif
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Yuvraj Singh
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

Comments: I would get Mohamed Kaif instead of Shahid Afridi. Afiridi does not play according to the situations. Kaif has a much more mature head on his shoulders. Yuvraj can fill in the all-rounders slot. With 4 main strike bowlers, Yuvraj/Sehwag/Ganguly/Tendulkar can share the 5th option with ease.


USER: Tarun
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Shahid Afridi
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Sing
 7. Abdur Razzaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: By having Abdur Razzaq, we have the top 8 players as all-rounders, besides Razzaq is a very economical bowler as well  as a match winner with the bat. By sending Afridi at no.3 we still keep up the momentum in the case of an early wicket fall and also he a very good runner between the wickets.


  USER: Andythum
 1. V. Sehwag
 2. S. R. Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Y. Youhana
 5. Sourav Ganguly
 6. R. Dravid
 7. Yuvraj Singh
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akthar
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Zaheer Khan

Comments: Pakistan batting is weak and the only class batsmen in their team are Inzie and Youhana. Afridi is a wasted player at 7. Yuvraj, Viru and Sachin can take the 5th bowler's spot, unless Razzaq or Mahmood justify their selection ahead of Yuvi. If Wasim wants to come at 7, i would include a 2nd spinner Saqlain instead of Yuvi.


  USER: abc
 1. sachin
 2. saurav
 3. Imran nazir
 4. Yuvraj singh
 5. Yusuf Youhana
 6. Afridi
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Akram
 9. Shoib Akhtar
 10. Harbhajan
 11. Zaheer Khan

Comments: Imran Nazir is a brilliant prospect and he has shown his talent number of times. Rashid Latif will be better than Dravid because he is a specialist Wicket keeper and can bat fast.Also you cannot afford to drop chances against the Aussies.


  USER: Krishna Vijayaraghavan
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Shahid Afridi
 3. Abdur Razzaq
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul dravid
 7. Mohmd. Kaif
 8. Rashid Latif
 9. Wasim Akram
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: This is the ideal team with the composition of allrounders, bowlers and batsman. Tendulkar and Afridi should open the innings. The start that these could provide will be unmatched in cricket. Razzaq provides that extra touch of batsman with an allrounder capabilities which will be very useful. Sourav, Yuvraj and Dravid will lay the foundation for the solid middle order. Rahul can stabilize the innings till the end. Kaif, Latif and Akram can swing the bats taking the score well beyond reach. Zaheer Khan and Bhajji will be the unending tail. Akram and Zaheer can get through the initial overs and razzaq will provide an unerring spell. Afridi, Ganguly, Yuvraj, Bhajji and Tendulkar can share the overs and finish the game for the team " Peace"


  USER: Deepak
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Yousuf Youhana
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Murali Karthik
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Shoaib Akhtar

Comments: I think Murali Karthik would be much more sensible than Afridi in all departments. He bats well and bowls left arm spin too. Afridi is really a gamble.


  USER: madhusudhan
 1. sachin tendulkar
 2. virender sehwag
 3. saurav ganguly
 4. yousuf youhana
 5. yuvraj singh
 6. Moin Khan
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Harbhajan Singh
 9. saqlain Mushtaq
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. zaheer Khan

Comments: I would prefer Yousuf Youhana to Inzamam because of aweful form and the running capabilities of inzy.i prefer Saqlain to Afridi because of the varieties he has and is still one of the best off spinners in the world.Needless to say about the Indians.they are as usual great fighters. Since this is an Indo-Pak combination, I picked this team otherwise, I'm confident  that the indian team itself can win aussies.....that world cup  final is just one bad day in the office.


  USER: arjun
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh/ Mohd Kaif/ Yousuf Youhana
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Shoaib Mallik
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Waqar Younis
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

 Comments: I would rather prefer shoaib mallik to Shahid Afridi and also Waqar Younis to Shoaib Akthar. may be Akthar has got the pace but he is never consistent and to me younis is better. he can break through any line up with his reverse swing and he is genuine swing bowler.


  USER: Hariharan
 1. Virender sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Sourav Ganguly
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yousaf Youhana
 6. Yuvaraj Singh
 7. Mohammad Kaif
 8. Zaheer Khan
 9. Harbajan singh
 10. Saqlain Musthaq
 11. Asish Nehra

Comments: I think this would be a good combination, to have Youhana in the middle order with Dravid(if the most trustworthy opening batsmen fail to do theri job).. and Saqlain will look after the spinning department with Bhajji. If shoaib finds it a bad day, therez always Zaheer and Nehra to stablize the fast bowling.. Hari.


  USER: Amar
 1. Sehwag
 2. Sachin
 3. Inzamam
 4. Saurav
 5. Yuvraj
 6. Rahul
 7. Yohana
 8. Wasim
 9. Zaheer
 10. Harbhajan
 11. Shoiab

Comments: I would like to go for 7th batsman in Youhana (or may be, Kaif). No Afridi... Sehwag is enough for predictability. Yuvraj, Saurav, Sachin and Sehwag can fill for the fifth bowler. Zaheer and Shoiab opens the bowling and Akram tackles the middle overs with other bowlers. My captain is Akram. 


  USER: Prashant Bansal
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virender sehwag
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj singh
 6. Rahul dravid
 7. Shoaib Malik
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Waqar Younis
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh.

 Comments: I feel that Shahid Afridi is very inconsistent in both bowling and batting,thats the reason I have Shoaib Malik,he is a very good alrounder.U cant leave out Waqar Younis!! I would have  loved to have Kaif but unfortunately he doesnt fit in.I feel Shoaib can be handled by many players now, and the Australians have had the better of him a lot of times.The Turbanator is always a  handful,also we have his 'Helicopter'style batting,which is productive as well as entertaining. Prashant. 


  USER: Naman Desai
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendar Sehwag
 3. Inzamam-ul-Haq
 4. Yousuf Youhanna
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Abdur Razzaq
 8. Shoaib Akhtar
 9. Waim Akram
 10. Ashish Nehra
 11. Harbhajan Singh

 Comments: Who needs Ganguly!! Razzaq is out of form but still he is very useful allrounder. Zaheer is a very good bowler on his day but I feel Nehra has better control. 


 USER: Soma
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Yousuf Yohanna
 4. Inzamam Ul Haq
 5. Sourav Ganguly
 6. Yuvaraj Singh
 7. Rahul Dravid - Wk
 8. Shoaib Malik
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Mohammed Sami

Comments: Ganguly/Sehwag/Tendulkar can fill the 5th bowlers. Harbhajan Singh has not done justice after his dream spell at home against Aussies and Shoaib Malik can bowl/bat too.


  USER: Pushpak Sarkar
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virender Sehwag
 3. Mohd. Kaif
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul Dravid(WK)
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Zaheer Khan
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shahid Afridi
 11. Shoaib Akhtar

Comments: I agree with Faisal's Selection but just made one change. On current form Inzamam's cannot get selected.He is past his prime now. If I choose him based on his past records then I should pick Anil Kumble too!


  USER: Nitin Singh
 1. Sourav Ganguly
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam-ul-Haq
 4. Yousuf Youhana
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Abdul Razzaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shohaib Akhtar
 11. Ashish Nehra

Comments: A combined Indo-Pak team down under would definitely face pace till the 25th over. No sense in getting ganguly to come in at #4. Yousuf Youhana is a formidable player. I am surprised Mr. Shariff overlooked his immense capabilities. Abdul Razzaq probably the best all-rounder the subcontinent has. He is a good player of pace bowling and is an excellent fast bowler. Ashish Nehra would be the best foil to Shohaib Akhtar with his swinging
 bowled at blistering pace.


  USER: Aparna, J
 1. v.sehwag
 2. s.r. tendulkar
 3. r.dravid
 4. s.ganguly
 5. y.singh
 6. m.kaif
 7. s.afridi
 8. w.akram
 9. z.khan
 10. h.singh
 11. j.srinath

 Comments: if Srinath is fully fit, he will be a handful. he has been successful against the Australians in the past in ODIs. I do not have Inzy in my team because he is well over the hill. Add to that his atrocious running between the wickets. Forget his past records, etc., etc. i have Mohammed Kaif coming in at number six. He is definitely a future Indian captain. He loves a challenge. And he, together with Yuvi, will make the Aussies think twice before they attempt that third run. In my team (unlike the Aussie team) the batting goes down upto Harbhajan. Aussies have some real  pretenders such as Ian Harvey parading as genuine allrounders. And remember, we have only one player who is over 33. We will thrash them. The coach of my team is J.G Wright with Andrew Leipus and Adrian Le Roux as the backup team. Fanie de Villiers is my bowling coach. The manager of my team is ... hold your breath... Ravishankar Jayadratha Shastri. He will teach the snoopy Aussie media some new idioms. P.S. My commentary team from India has Harsha Bhogle and Sunil Gavaskar. if Navjot Singh Siddhu appears anywhere near the stadium i will give a power of attorney to Ravi to call 911 (to save English). Aparna.J


  USER: Nikunj
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Shahid Afridi
 3. Virender Sehwag
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yousuf Youhanna
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Yuvraj Singh
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

Comments: I think that to tame the Aussies you need another good spinner..Saqlain Mushtaq could be there but since there's already an off-spinner, a leg-spinner would be better...but sadly there aren't many around...I think Anil Kumble is not good enough now to replace any of these pacers.


  USER: Manoj Japher
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Inzamam Ul-Haq
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yousuf Youhana
 6. Saurav Ganguly
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Saqlain Mushtaq
 11. Shoaib Akhtar

Comments: I am not very keen for Rahul Dravid to be a keeper and let him concentrate on his batting. And Rashid Latif can keep wickets as well as smack the ball around in the company of Ganguly and Akram at the end of the innings.Saqlain is a very miserly bowler on any pitch.


  USER: Vidhata
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Inzimam-ul Haq
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yousuf Youhana
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Mohammad Kaif
 8. Harbhajan Singh
 9. Wasim Akram
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: I think Yousuf Youhana is an ideal batsman before Yuvraj, in terms of his experience and form. He plays his cricket much like Bevan, and has the ability to stay. Moreover, he can also play the big shots, better for Yuvraj to use his aggressive style, after this brilliant player. Mohammad kaif is yet another player who is always debied due credit, but he's just more consistent and believes in hard work. Ideally, this feather in the Indian cap must be groomed to be the future captain, afterall, he has captained the under 19 Indian team, when we won the World Cup(under 19).


  USER: shabib
 1. virendra sehwag
 2. sachin tendulkar
 3. modh. kaif
 4. rahul dravid
 5. yousuf youhanna
 6. saurav ganguly
 7. shoaib malik
 8. wasim akram
 9. harbhajan singh
 10. zaheer khan
 11. shoiab akhtar

Comments: this team will arguably beat any team in the world.thus we again see that when two brothers go hand in hand they are just unmatchable. why don't our politicians understand that?


  USER: Subramaniam Kandaswamy
 1. Virendra Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Saurav Ganguly
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Shoaib Malik
 8. Moin Khan
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Wasim Akram

Comments: I would go for Shoaib Malik as he would be an off-spinning option and quite a useful bat. Moin Khan as wicketkeeper.Tendulkar,Ganguly, Yuvraj and Sehwag can roll their arms over for the fifth bowler's 10 overs.Its a toss up between Yuvraj and Yohanna but Yuvraj should get the nod for his fielding and bowling.


  USER: Satish
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saeed Anwar
 3. Inzamam ul haq
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Abdur Razzaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Saqlain Mushtaq
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: It'a hard to leave out Waqar from the team, but Zaheer's recent performances outwit Waqar. It's a tough choice. But I don't feel like including Afridi in the team, if he is there, then he must be an opener, else at number 7 Razzaq would be the ideal player who can bowl decent medium pace and can be a hard hitter.


  USER: Danish Meer
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Shahid Afridi
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Yousuf Youhanna
 5. Saurav Ganguly
 6. Abdur Razzaq
 7. Shoaib Malik
 8. Shoaib Akhtar
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Mohammed Sami
 11. Harbhajan Singh

 Comments: Sachin can play a calm knock while Shahid Afridi can blast the bowlers. Even if he fails we can expect him to bowl some useful overs and dont forget that he is one of the better fielders in the Pakistan team. Rahul Dravid can anchor the innings and he would be trusted with his limited wicket keeping skills. Yousuf Youhanna and Ganguly give immense solidity to the middle order. Abdur Razzaq would be the genuine all rounder. Three pacers would  be Shoaib, Zaheer and Sami and to provide spin services we can  rely on Shoaib Malik and Harbhajan Singh. (both are off spinners and there are more than 4 left handers in the Aussie eleven. I will put my money on this team to take on the Aussies.


  USER: Senthil Kumar
 1. Sachin
 2. Anwar
 3. Dravid
 4. Inzamam
 5. Y.Singh
 6. R.Singh
 7. Moin Khan
 8. Akram
 9. Srinath
 10. Zaheer
 11. Saqlain

Comments on Rediff's Dream XI: 1) In Sehwag, you are inviting inconsistancy - you dont want inconsistency in a dream team 2) Inzamam-Ul-Haq and Ganguly at No. 3 and 4 - forget about running between wickets 3)You want a non regular wicket keeper to do in a dream team - not fair. 4) Afridi's record at No. 6/7 as middle order batsman is extremely poor. 


  USER: Prem
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Yusuf Yohana
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Abdur Razaq
 7. Rashid latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Mohammed sami
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

 Comments: I have replaced some of the players from Faisal's dreamXI. I have replaced Youhana in place of Inzamam, Abdul Razzaq in place of Afridi I think Afridi is not a good player compared to Razzaq, replaced Rahul with Rashid Latif he is very good wicket keeper and he can hit a couple of big hits at the latest stage of the innnings. And finally replaced Shoaib with Sami he is the new find in the Pakistan team.


  USER: Jay Kumar
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virender Sehwag
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Yousuf Youhana
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Azhar Mahmood
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Javagal Srinath
 11. Murali Karthik

 Comments: Honestly I would prefer a better opener than Sehwag, but given the choices he seems to be the one better than the rest other than Sachin. I think Inzamam is currently out of form not finding a place even in the Pak team and Saurav's nick with the bat hasn't been that great against incisive bowling. Rahul can be the anchor @ #3, provided he is relieved of his wk job which Rashid will take care of now. Yousuf is a great middle order batsman and Yuvraj following him can deliver a few punches when the ball gets old. I don't know of a better batsman at #6 than Azhar who bolsters his inclusion with his bowling giving the team the allrounder choice. Wasim is like Sachin in bowling. No questions. He has to be there. Zaheer and Srinath support Wasim very well. Shoaib doesn't look like a thinking bowler. He is a speed machine, but I cannot agree that he is a genuine pace bowler. Could have picked Nehra instead of Srinath, but having all the 3 pace bowlers left handed seems to pull down his merrit. Finally Murali Karthik's inclusion inlieu of Harbhajan is arguable, but from what I have seen he seems to deliver better than Harbhajan who needs time off for his surgery.


  USER: Ranjit
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Younis Khan
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Shahid Afridi
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: Yes. I accept Faisal's Team except for the number 4 slot as Younis Khan with his capacity to push the ball around and go for his big hits coupled with his fantastic fileding and the odd leggies can be there for Ganguly whos the favourite prey for the Aussies. Akram should lead this team !!!


  USER: Pratik Patel
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam-ul Haq
 4. Yuvraj Singh
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Shoaib Malik
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

Comments: The prospect of Rahul Dravid keeping to the faster bowler in the world (Akhtar) and a bowler who can swing the ball anywhere (Akram) is quite daunting. But his batting skills alone are good enough to keep him in the side. Rashid Latif should be the wicket-keeper. Inconsistent Ganguly doesn't really deserve a spot in such a case. And there are definitely better all-rounders than Shahid Afridi in either team. Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood are world-class allrounders. But of late, Shoaib Malik has shown the level-headedness and maturity to handle a middle-order batting crisis and bowls tight off-spin a la Saqlain Mushtaq.


  USER: Venu Gopal
 1. Saeed Anwar
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Virender Shewag
 4. Sourav Gangulay
 5. Shaid Afridi
 6. Inzimam Hulaq
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Rahul Dravid
 9. Shobib Akhtar
 10. Yuraj SIngh
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: This is the Indo-Pak team I desire , and I hope it will surely beat the world champions , because the opening pair a combination of destorying ability can tear apart the best bowling side, then comes the most hard hitting cricketer Sehwag who can dictate the terms to bowlers right from the beinging, as soon as the ball losses it seam, the rest is carried out by Sourav, Inzamam, Shahid & Yuraj , and when ur in mostly crictical condition there is always our anchor (The Dependable Rahul Dravid) to carry through the innings. Coming to the bowling department , The opening pair of accuracy and pac by Shoaib and Wasim will surely put Mighty champions on back foot, with off and leg spin by Harbhjan and Shahid the Australians will a hard time.


  USER: Madhusudhan Chellappa
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saurav Ganguly
 3. Mohammad Kaif
 4. Yuvaraj Singh
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yousuf Youhana
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Saqlain Mustaq
 9. Wasim Akram
 10. Ashish Nehra
 11. Shoiab Akhtar

Comments: The best ever opening pair in ODI cricket, followed, by four high quality batsmen. Latif is the best keeper from the subcontinent, and an intelligent cricketer. Saqlain is still a terrific ODI bowler, and one of the few spinners that can bowl at the death. Nehra is a better foil to Akhtar and Akram than Zaheer or Younis. Fifth bowler quota can be taken on by Saurav and Yuvaraj. Hemang Badani would be a wild card- to replace Kaif.


  USER: Faheem Hayat
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yousaf Youhana
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Abdul Razzaq
 8. Rashid Latif
 9. Wasim Akram
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Shoiab Akhtar

Comments: This team have 6 solid match winner batsmen i.e Virender, Sachin, Inzy, Ganguly, Youhana, and Dravid. In addition, it has 3 all-rounders with great batting abilities, Razzaq, Latif & Akram. Therefore the batting depth of this team is really good - all the way to number 9. Bowling would be shared among Shoaib,  Wasim, Harbajan, Razzaq, Ganguly, Sachin, & Virender. You have 4 regular bowlers in this team and 3 part-timer. THis team has plenty of bowling options. I did not include Zaheer because you already have Akram (left Arm). This team has a left arm-fast  (Akram), a right-arm fast (Shoaib), a fast-medium pacer (Razzaq), an off-spinner (Harbhajan), a slow-medium pacer (Ganguly), and two  variety bowlers (Sachin & Virender). We need a dedicated  wicketkeeper, and there is no one better than Rashid Latif at the  moment.


  USER: Enis
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Imzamam ul-Haq
 4. Yousuf Youhana
 5. Sourav Ganguly
 6. Moin Khan
 7. Abdul Razzaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Saqlain Mushtaq
 10. Mohammad Sami
 11. Shoaib Akhtar

Comments: This team is consisted of the best players from Indo-Pak side that could seriously challange the Aussies under pressure. With the explosiveness, aggression, and experience of master class batsman at the top order, very strong and solid middle order, and then the late hitting of Akrams and Razzaqs can certainly back up their bowling attack of Akram, Shoaib, Saqlain, Sami which is certainly as good as any Aussie bowling attack. But I still reckon  that even this team might not be enough to beat soild, and proffessional Australians.


USER: Dheeban
1. Sehwag
2. Tendulkar
3. Inzamam
4. Ganguly
5. Youhana
6. Dravid
7. Razzaq
8. Akram
9. Harbhajan
10. Akhtar
11. Nehra

Comments: Post your comments It could be one of the toughest jobs for any selector. Anwar in his hey days would easily replace Sehwag. So would be the claim of Ganguly during his peak form. Youhana and Dravid would make as strong a middle order as u can get anywhere else in this world. Yuvraj would have found a place too. But at no.7 Razzaq is the better-bet. Saqlain would have easily replaced Bhajji if it had been against the Aussies. Interesting piece of work this by rediff. I appreciate this.


  USER: Shariq Tariq
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saurav Ganguly
 3. Inzamam ul Haq
 4. Yousuf Youhana
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Moin Khan
 8. Wasim Akram (captain)
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: Ofcouse I am talking ODIs. This side bats down to #11 and I would alternate between Zaheer Khan, Aashish Nehra and  Shoaib Akhtar based on who is in better form. Shoaib is a strike bowler and selecting Aashish and Zaheer both would give the side three left arm quickies with which team loses out on variety. Dravid as keeper is not something that sits well with me. It's okay to select a keeper who bats well but Dravid is a batsman who keeps well. I believe in specialists and that is what my team is centered around For tests I would select Saeed Anwar VVS Laxman  Rahul Dravid Sachin Tendulkar Inzamam ul Haq Yousuf Youhana  Parthiv Patel Wasim Akram (captain) Saqlain Mushtaq Shoaib Akhtar Harbhajan Singh I would drop Yousuf Youhana and pick Aashish Nehra  or Zaheer Khan depending on the wicket and the form of these  bowlers. Saurav Ganguly and Sehwag have not found a place in this  side because of their weakness against the short stuff. This is a  batting lineup built to handle to Aussies and could give the  Australians a serious run for their money..Shariq


  USER: KK
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Sehwag
 3. Ganguly
 4. Haq
 5. Dravid
 6. Moin Khan
 7. Razzaq
 8. Akram
 9. Saqlain
 10. Zaheer
 11. Akthar

 Comments: The batsman pick themselves. Almost tempted to give Yuvraj or Kaif or Youhana instead of Dravid... but Dravid deserves the spot more than the others. Need a specialist Keeper... Moin Khan is better than anything India can throw up and far superior to Latif. Saqlain is leagues ahead of Bajji...If Pakis dont see this it is their fault...Surrey is reaping the rewards. Afridi doesn't command a place in any team. He is a liability... God!  Faisal...you have youhana, younis, yuvraj, kaif, azhar mehmood and  dare i say... Ajay Jadeja! Why go for Afridi. If sachin, Sehwag,  Saurav and Inzi arnt enough for ball smacking...Afridi is not gonna do much.


  USER: Amit sharma
 1. Saeed Anwar
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Saurav Ganguly
 4. Yousuf Yohana
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Azhar Mehmood
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: The inclusion of Left-Right combination at top with rattle the Aussie bowling particularly Brett Lee. then Sourav would come and blast his towering sixes even at the MCG. At number 4 is the reliable grafter in the form of Yousuf Yohana. At number 5 is the dashing south paw Yuvraj Singh followed by the allrounder (for his wicket keeping abilities) Rahul Dravid. The lower middle order will be bolsted by Azhar Mehmood, the Great Wasim Akram. The  tail would be of our beloved Bhajji, the fiery enigmatic Akhtar and the burly Zaheer Khan.


  USER: Ashutosh Khandkar
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Shewag
 3. Saurav Gangully
 4. Yuraj Singh
 5. Shoaib Malik
 6. Abul Razzaq
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Rashid Latif
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: Considering the Aussie weekness I have 2 off spinners in my side... Bhajji and Shoaib Malik. the later being known for his batting exploits. Having a quality bowling attach will require a better wicket keeper. Hence the choice of Rashid Latif who also can be trusted with his batting. Zaheer got a point more that Sami and Srinath due to his proven Lion Heartedness and experience


  USER: Bipul
 1. Saeed Anwar
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Yousuf Yohana
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Abdur Razzaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Zaheer
 11. Harbhajan

Comments: Rediff's team is wonderfull but i would like to make few changes. I will replace veeru with saeed and afridi with razzaq  and inzi with yohana because if we want to beat aussies we should have the experience of saeed and if we see the current form of inzi andafiridi they do not get place in my team.


  USER: Sachin Temkar
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saeed Anwar
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Inzamam-ul Haq
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Mohammad Kaif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Javagal Srinath

Comments: This is best side in world if India and Pakistan will be one team I sure that this will give 100% win in there most of the games. This team has World best batmen Sachin Tendlukar on present age with Saeed Anwar as aother opener, in midle-order have Rahul, Sourav, Izaman, Yuvaraj,Kaif and Wasim and for some hitting Zaheer and Harbhajan. In Bowling you have the best Bowler start from the best and experience one Wasim and Srinath then Zaheer and spin Harbhajan this r u four main bowlers and your fith bowler in  Sachin, Sourava dn Yuraj. I hope this team could play one match with the other team will the best player of world, it would be very good to see u the best player in one in match.


  USER: Addy Vinces
 1. Saeed Anwar
 2. Sachin
 3. Saurav
 4. Rahul
 5. Yousuf Youhana
 6. Rashid Latif
 7. Waseem Akram
 8. Javagal Srikant
 9. Waqar Younus
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan

Comments: Saeed Anwar And Sachin are the best opening pair a team can dream of, saeed Anwar has more better exp and techniques rather than Sehwag. Inzy is quite and out of form batsmen and takes a lot of time to get into the game. and with his type of running between the wickets with fielders of the calibre of ponting a no 3 position is the last thing u want him to come at !!!! .....hence Sarav and Rahul the best choice to steady the game and even get the runs coming at thir and fourth positions. Yousuf Youhana Rashid Latif and Waseem Akram are the best choice for the overs between 35 to and 50 i.e if the first 4 batsmen make their points till the 35th over..Then for the bowling attack..you have Wasi and Srinath to Open followed by Waquar and Zaheer..These four include pace, and the ability to take wickets..thats precisely whats needed for the opening attacks..For the spinners..bhaji is the best..which can be accompanied by some googles and off spins and a mix bag from sachin or Saurav.. Now I  guess this is a strong enough team to give the aussies a good fight !!! .What say fellows...????


  USER: prakash
 1. sachin tendulkar
 2. sourav ganguly
 3. inzamam ul haq
 4. rahul dravid
 5. youraj singh
 6. shahid afridi
 7. abdur razaaq
 8. wasim akram
 9. harbhajan singh
 10. zaheer khan
 11. shoaib akthar

Comments: Post your comments with all due respects sehwag is a great player, but a one day side needs an extra allrounder who can cushion both batting and bowling. why abdur razaaq?? the guy is just too solid.great bowler, and a good batsman who can bat anywhere in the order with a very mature shoulder.


  USER: Muneesh Ojha
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saurav Ganguly
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Yusuf Youhanan
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Abdur Razaq
 8. Azhar Mahmood
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Shohaib Akhtar

Comments: My Team has a balance. With the best opening pair in ODIs in the World, the team would get a good start. One of the best top order batsmen in the world, Inzi, Youhanan and Dravid will strengthen the top order. We all know the strength of Yuvraj Singh and together with Razaq and Azhar Mahmood, the balance would be perfect since they are proven all rounders. I've included one of the best off Spinner in the game, Harbhajan Singh. Zaheer and Akhtar will destroy any batting attack with their sheer pace and sharpness.


  USER: Gaurav
 1. Virender Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Yusuf Yohanna
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Abdul Razaque
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Ashish Nehra
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: No one can argue about sachin and sehwag but with his present form yahanna is far better bet than inzi , then ganguly yuraj rahul are good razaque is better than afridi because his good medium pace bowling and late order batting, no arguments for wasim , zaheer and harbhajan but nehra is far better than akhtar because against the aussies we need disiplined attack and akhtar is not of that type.


  USER: Mac
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Shahid Afridi
 3. Virendra Sehwag
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Sourav Ganguly
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Zaheer Khan
 9. Abdur Razaq
 10. Wasim Akram
 11. Harbhajan Singh

 Comments: Shahid Afridi and Sachin Tendulkar, Oh ! what an opening pair. They can together put an impossible looking score of 100 in 5 overs on their own day. Virendra Sehwag can toy with any sort of bowler. It is near to impossible to get 'The Wall', Rahul Dravid out. Sourav and Yuvi can both hit long Sixes even in middle stage of the game. My team will have a specialist wicket-keeper in Rashid Latif, who can bat in the lower middle order as well. Not  to mention the greatness of the 3 fast bowlers Zaheer, Razzaq and Wasim. On his day, Bhajji can run through any batting line-up, especially Aussies :) Regards Mac.


  USER: Rahul Kothary
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saeed Anwar
 3. Yuvraj Singh
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yusuf Yohana
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Mohd Kaif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Waqar Yunus

 Comments: How can u think of a Indo Pak team without Waqar Younis who is one of the best fast bowlers along with Wasim Akram in the subcontinent.I feel Mohd Kaif would be ideal instead of Shaid Afridi as Kaif is a better batsman.The 10 overs can be shared by Sachin Tendulkar,Sourav Ganguly & yuvraj Singh.


  USER: Akshaya Kapoor
 1. Virendra Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Yousuf Youhana
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Abdur Razzaq
 8. Wasi Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Shoaib Akhtar

 Comments: Inzy is no doubt a great a batsman, but for any team to win it's not just about having great showpiece players, the team should gel well. I would leave out Inzy and Afrdi too. In a team filled with so many great batsman, I would prefer taking Razzaq or Azhar Mahmood type utility players.


  USER: Durgaprasad
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virender Sewag
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Yousaf Youhanna
 5. Sourav Ganguly
 6. Yuvraj singh
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Asish Nehra

Comments: The opening slot is for them only, no question in that and first down "the wall" should come to stabilize the innings.then yousaf Youhanna (because he is better than inzy now).Then sourav to tame the spinners and slow bowlers, then yuvraj. i think the experienced rashid latif is more suitable for this position as a wicket keeper and he can play big shots also in the end of the innings.in bowlers wasim should guide- the all time great, then he should be paired with shoaib to open the bowling. sheer pace and accuracy will do the trick.the third seamer  from(ashish nehra, Sami, and Zaheer knan) i should go for ashish only. in hard pitches he can get much seam movement and have variations than the rest. for the spinner slot two peoples are there (saqlain and harbhajan), definetly i will go for harbhajan  only as saqlain is not in good form. thats it hope a team like this come and rules the cricket world 


  USER: Manpreet
 1. Saaed Anwar
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Saurav Ganguly
 4. Yusuf Youhana
 5. Abdur Razzaq
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Moin Khan
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: If one wants to beat Australia you must have five bowlers who can put pressure on them at all times. Sehwag has shown that he still has a lot of work to do before he can be on this team. Anwar would provide the steadying influence at the top & give confidence to Sachin to go for his shots. Youhana is a slightly better player than Inzamam in my opinion on current form. Moin is a much better WK than Rahul & can hit the lusty blows in the end whereas Rahul will not serve any purpose coming in at No.6 or 7.Afridi is a useless player who has done nothing of note for a long time. would not even be in the pakistani team if he did not have the right contacts! that is a shocking choice by you.


  USER: Taher Hafiji
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saurav Gaguly
 3. Shahid Afridi
 4. Yousuf Youhanna
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Faisal Iqbal
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Harbhajan Singh
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Ashish Nehra
 11. Mohammed Sami

Comments: This is my Indo Pak team. Saurav sould be make the captain of this team. Sachin, Saurav and Afridi can share the burden of the fifth bowler. Latif will keep wickets and Dravid can take care of the first silp area. Zaheer khan and Mohammed Sami should open the attack, followed by Nehra and Harbhajan.


  USER: Shivaprasad T.K.
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saurav Ganguli
 3. Yousaf Youhana
 4. Inzamam ul Haq
 5. Mohd. Kaif
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Rahul Dravid
 8. Saqlain Mushtaq
 9. Wasim Akram
 10. Shoaib Akthar
 11. Javagal Shrinath

 Comments: Sachin and Saurav together form the best opening pair. Record says it...they are better that Haynes and Greenidge. Youhana and Inzi are best at 3 and 4th position. Kaif and Yuvraj has proved many times that they can manage the pace of the innings at positions 5 and 6. Dravid is the keeper and the most reliable batsman. Saqlain, with experience is better that Bajji. Srinath and Wasim are experienced and both are still delivering good performances. Shoaib, though lacks common sense, has great pace.


  USER: Abhay Choudhari
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Sayeed Anwar
 3. Yusuf Yohana
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Mohammad Kaif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Waqar Yunis
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Harbhajan Singh

 Comments: This would be the ideal Indo-Pak dream team. I feel this would be quite stable team in all the dept. of the cricket like batting, bowling, fielding, mental balance etc. Also has a good combination of experience players as well as the youngsters


  USER: Mohanakrishnan.M.K
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Sourav Ganguly
 4. Yousuf Youhana
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Younis Khan
 7. Abdur Razzaq
 8. Shoaib Malik
 9. Mohammed Sami
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: With a strong Pakistani middle order supporting the Indian top 3, the batting looks solid. And with variety in the bowling in the form of raw pace, left over pace and different types of off spinners, this team can take on Ricky Ponting on any ground in the world and humble them. Fielding and wicketkeeping are the only worrying factors.


  USER: Prasanna.T.A
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Sourav Ganguly
 3. Yousuf Youhana
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Virender Sehwag
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Moin Khan
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Harbajan Singh
 10. Shoaib Akhtar
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: I would like sachin and sourav to open, they have been very succesful, i can't find place for sehwag, i want sehwag to pulverize the solg overs. Yousu Youhane and Rahul dravid can steady the innings. Later Sehwag, Yuvraj,moin and akram can slog it out. I was forced to pick sehwag for the 5th bowler, he bowls good off spinners. The bowling attack is the same.


  USER: Ashish Kr. Ambasta
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Sourav ganguly
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Shahid Afridi/Mh Kaif
 7. Yousouf Youhan
 8. Harbhajan Singh
 9. Wasim Akram
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Shoaib akhtar

 Comments: I think the four mainstay of indian batting line up are more than enough to take on the Gillespies, McGraths and Lees..as shown by brain Lara alone. In case of any topside debacle shahid afridi and youvraj singh can take the blood out of the leather balls from the bowlers of the caliber of Hoggs and Cichels.This match will be a feast for batsmen where unstoppable batting line up will be put on test by quality bowling..but only for 30 odd overs.


  USER: Tapish
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saurav Ganguly
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Inzamam Ul Haq
 5. Mohammad Kaif
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Moin Khan
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Saqlain Mustaq
 11. Shoaib Akhtar

 Comments: I take out Virender Sehwag because he is inconsistent.Saurabh Dada will be better. But if match is played on Australian track then Virender Sehwag could be thought upon. I  choose Saqlain because Bhajji has been inconsistent too.And I feel Saqlain is much better batsman. Actually One can also think of  Mohammad Sami hes a fast bowler. I also choose Moin khan as a  specialist wicketkeeper. he's a great batsman too.


  USER: Nikhil Yadav
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Virendra Sehwag
 3. Yousuf Youhana
 4. Mohamed Kaif
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Yuvraj Singh
 7. Shahid Afridi
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

Comments: I think, Inzamam is not in best of forms, instead we can have Youhana , who is great form and he can play the vital inings. Instead of Ganguly, Kaif is in good form and he is a good runner and a very good fielder also. 


  USER: Prashant
 1. Virendra Sehwag
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam UL Haq
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Rahul Dravid
 6. Mohammad Kaif
 7. Abdur Razzaq
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Shoaib Akhtar
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Zaheer Khan

 Comments: I chose Mohammed Kaif instead of Yuvraj since kaif is more reliable,and Abdur Razzaq for Shahid afridi for the same reason, besides Abdur razzaq is a wonderful Medium Pacer.The bowlers are the same although one can change zaheer khan with Ashish Nehra where the Pitch is doing a lot,thats when he becomes absolutely Lethal... Ask England.Trouble with this team is Rahul Dravid and Inzy are fighting for the the same No.3 position.


  USER: Chanderhas Kumar
 1. Saeed Anwar
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzmam-Ul Haq
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Abdur Razzaq
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Rashid Latif
 9. Harbhajan Singh
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Shoiab Akhtar

 Comments: This will be my tam. I think Dravid can't keep well to pace bowlers of Shoaibs pace. For this reason i have Rashid as a specialist wicket keeper. I will have saeed anwar opening with sachin to have a left and right combination. I think my team looks much more balanced.


  USER: Chi Town
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Saeed Anwar
 3. Rahul Dravid
 4. Saurav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Abdul Razzaq
 7. Rashid Latif
 8. Wasim Akram
 9. Zaheer Khan
 10. Harbhajan Singh
 11. Shoaib Akhtar

 Comments: Justification for selection: Sachin- its obvious Saeed Anwar- very experienced, successful, a proven match winner. Rahul dravid- perfect foil for someone like sachin/anwar, can build an innings, do anything. Ganguly- to take the spinners over long on Yuvraj-young man, can destroy any attack at will. Razzaq- the perfect all rounder, can stabilise when wickets fall, can accelerate any time. more valuable than afridi. Latif- the best wk-batsman either country has had in a long time. can accelerate too. Wasim- obvious Zaheer- can become the perfect bowler under wasim, bowled well at wc in SA. Harbhajan- best spinner either country has, destroyed the aussies at home. Shoaib- obvious- speed, needs some patience, better action


  USER: Sivakumar PR
 1. Sachin
 2. Saeed Anwar
 3. Inzamam Ul Haq
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Moin Khan
 7. Shahid Afridi
 8. Zaheer Khan
 9. Wasim Akram
 10. Javagal Srinath
 11. Harbhajan Singh

 Comments: Saeed Anwar is a good opener and also a left-right combination would work well in the top order. Inzy and Dravid would be the perfect players for middle overs consolidation. Moin Khan would be an ideal WK-Batsman combination. Srinath and Akram would add experience to bowling while Zaheer/Harbhajan will add the youthfullness and tempo. Shahid Afridi would be the surprise pinchhitter-bowler in the pack.


  USER: Natarajan B
 1. Sachin Tendulkar
 2. Shahid Afridi
 3. Saurav Ganguli
 4. Rahul Dravid
 5. Yousuf Youhana
 6. Yuvaraj Singh
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Akram Raza
 9. Harbajan Singh
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Shohaib Akthar

 Comments: Wasim Akram will be the Captain. Depending upon the situation either Ganguli or Afridi can open with Tendulkar. Dravid will have to keep wickets. Afridi will bring variety with his leg spinners. Along with Ganguli, Tendulkar and Yuvaraj there will be variety and back up bowling stuff.


 USER: Dipanjan Mitra
 1. Saeed Anwar
 2. Sachin Tendulkar
 3. Inzamam-ul Haq
 4. Sourav Ganguly
 5. Yuvraj Singh
 6. Rahul Dravid
 7. Wasim Akram
 8. Rashid Latif
 9. Waqar Younis
 10. Zaheer Khan
 11. Harbhajan Singh

 Comments: One thing the team lacked is a good wicket keeper. Hence Rashid Latif. Also I think Saeed Anwar is a better choice than Virender Sehwag. Also Waqar Younis is a more controlled bowler than Shoaib Akhtar. If we are playing against Australia, they are used to bowlers like Shoaib. Instead Waqar is a better choice.