Cricket: Big hitters or traditionalists?

Last updated 09:44 26/11/2013
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BIG HITTER: Chris Gayle.

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Cricket is a game that can cater for an array of talents; whether a brash, brutal bully or a precise, pessimistic purist, cricket has a home for all walks.

To illustrate the respective success the contrasting styles, I have compiled two teams, one comprised entirely of aggressive attacking players the other time-honoured traditional cricketers.

Which team do you believe would emerge victorious?

The enigmatic eleven

1. Chris Gayle West Indies Average: 42.25 High Score: 333

2. Vierinder Sehwag India Average: 49.34 High Score: 319

3. Virat Kohli India Average: 40.62 High Score: 116

4. Jesse Ryder New Zealand Average: 40.93 High Score: 201

5. Kevin Pieterson England Average: 48.38 High Score: 227

6. Brendon Mccullum (wkt) New Zealand Average: 34.98 High Score: 225

7. Shane Watson Australia Average: 36.12 Economy: 2.77High Score:176 Wickets:64

8. Shaid Afridi Pakistan Average: 36.51 Economy: 3.21 High Score:156 Wickets: 48

9. Sunil Narine West Indies Economy: 3.33 Wickets: 15

10. Dale Steyn South Africa Economy: 3.28 Wickets: 340

11. Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka Economy: 3.85 Wickets: 101

The textbook eleven

1. Alistair Cook England Average: 47.85 High Score: 294

2. Hashim Amla South Africa Average: 52.32 High Score: 311*

3. Kumar Sangakara (wkt) Sri Lanka Average: 56.98 High Score: 287

4. Jonathan Trott England Average: 47.39 High Score: 226

5. Jaques Kallis South Africa Average: 55.44 High Score: 224

6. Mishbah Ul-haq Pakistan Average: 46.03 High Score: 161*

7. Michael Clarke Australia Average: 52.08 High Score: 329*

8. Stuart Broad England Average: 24.73 Economy: 3.08 High Score: 169 Wickets: 217

9. Graeme Swann England Average:23.40 Economy: 2.93 High Score:85 Wickets: 248

10. Morne Morkel South Africa Economy: 3.22 Wickets: 177

11. James Anderson England Economy: 3.09 Wickets: 329

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