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Tortured Soul XI

Postby Boycs » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:28 pm

I am UNBELIEVABLY bored away from home on a work training course. So I've thought about an XI of troubled souls. Feel free to lend your thoughts.

1. Michael Slater
2. Marcus Trescothick
3. Peter Roebuck
4. Sid Barnes
5. Harold Gimblett
6. Aubrey Faulkner
7. David Bairstow (wk)
8. Chris Lewis
9. Albert Trott
10. Jack Iverson
11. Monty Panesar

Three Somerset players in there - a bit concerning!

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Going South » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:00 pm

you left out sreesanth !!!

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Katto » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:46 am

Could make a whole XI of poms.

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby raja » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:47 am

Jonathan Trott?

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Boycs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:56 am

I thought about trott but had too many others who seemed more troubled.

And what troubles has sreesanth had other than no ability or talent?

Ah, just looked up his Wikipedia page. Discipline issues and match fixing. Well the latter is sometimes something one can be a tragic victim of, but often the mens rea is one of greed....

And as for the former given his behaviour on the field I'm not remotely surprised.

I did consider KP in this XI but again, insecure he may be but he is also plain arrogant and I think people like Barnes and Slater had more caustic inner demons to cope with.

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Katto » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:19 am

Slater? when did that ever affect his playing career?

Should be a list of poms who gave up because they were homesick. Add Steve Harmison to the list.

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Boycs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:22 am

Katto wrote:Slater? when did that ever affect his playing career?

Should be a list of poms who gave up because they were homesick. Add Steve Harmison to the list.


Doesn't have to affect their playing career. Barnes still had an excellent career, and Roebuck and Iverson and many of the others had careers but their lives were difficult either during or especially after.

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Boycs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:31 am

I wondered about including Chris Lewis as he was arguably less of a tortured soul more of an idiot

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Katto » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:54 am

Boycs wrote:I wondered about including Chris Lewis as he was arguably less of a tortured soul more of an idiot


Idiot XI would be a fun one. :)

got a feeling I know who would be captain.

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Boycs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:02 pm

Go on raja post your idiot XI here. I'll post mine later

I know who my opening idiot bowlers would be!

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby raja » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:54 pm

No, you guys go ahead and post.
I'm not good at such lists. :-)

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Going South » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:28 pm

cronje
m samuels
harbhajan singh
andrew symonds
shoab akhtar
afridi

+ all those unfortunate tortured souls that play west indian cricket under WCB

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Boycs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:38 pm

Ugh Samuels rubs me up the wrong way

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Boycs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:36 pm

Okay my idiot XI

1. Herschelle Gibbs
2.
3. Kevin Pietersen
4. Marlon Samuels
5.
6. Umar Akmal (wk)
7.
8. Chris Lewis
9. Ishant Sharma
10. Danny Morrison
11. Sreesanth

That's all I've got so far.

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Going South » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:29 pm

inzamam ? clueless running between wickets.

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Paddles » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:23 pm

Boycs wrote:Okay my idiot XI

1. Herschelle Gibbs
2.
3. Kevin Pietersen
4. Marlon Samuels
5.
6. Umar Akmal (wk)
7.
8. Chris Lewis
9. Ishant Sharma
10. Danny Morrison
11. Sreesanth

That's all I've got so far.


Danny's commentary annoys me too - but he's no idiot. Its a deliberate ploy that keeps him in good employment.

I don't believe that KP is an idiot- foolish perhaps but he comes accross far smarter than "Davey Dumb Dumb".
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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Katto » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:22 am

Paddles wrote:
Boycs wrote:Okay my idiot XI

1. Herschelle Gibbs
2.
3. Kevin Pietersen
4. Marlon Samuels
5.
6. Umar Akmal (wk)
7.
8. Chris Lewis
9. Ishant Sharma
10. Danny Morrison
11. Sreesanth

That's all I've got so far.


Danny's commentary annoys me too - but he's no idiot. Its a deliberate ploy that keeps him in good employment.

I don't believe that KP is an idiot- foolish perhaps but he comes accross far smarter than "Davey Dumb Dumb".


yeah right, everyone from NZ is a genius

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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Paddles » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:34 am

Katto wrote:
Paddles wrote:
Danny's commentary annoys me too - but he's no idiot. Its a deliberate ploy that keeps him in good employment.

I don't believe that KP is an idiot- foolish perhaps but he comes accross far smarter than "Davey Dumb Dumb".


yeah right, everyone from NZ is a genius

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Premise 1 Danny Morrison is not an idiot.
Premise 2 Danny Morrison is a New Zealander.
Conclusion: Therefore everyone from NZ is a genius.

Seems legit.
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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Katto » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 am

I'll take a stab at an idiot XI

1. Matthew Elliot
2. Graeme Wood
3. Daryll Cullinen
4. Shahid Afridi (c)
5. Jesse Ryder
6. Marlon Samuels
7. Glen Maxwell
8. Kamran Akmal (wk)
9. Shanthakumaran Sreesanth
10. Ishant Sharma
11. Shaun Tait

I'd get Dan Christian in there too if he'd played test cricket... I dont think he has

there have been plenty of idiots to play for England too, but most of them are not memorable

special mention too for Xavier Doherty, he can be my 12th man
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Re: Tortured Soul XI

Postby Boycs » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:15 am

Paddles wrote:
Boycs wrote:Okay my idiot XI

1. Herschelle Gibbs
2.
3. Kevin Pietersen
4. Marlon Samuels
5.
6. Umar Akmal (wk)
7.
8. Chris Lewis
9. Ishant Sharma
10. Danny Morrison
11. Sreesanth

That's all I've got so far.


Danny's commentary annoys me too - but he's no idiot. Its a deliberate ploy that keeps him in good employment.

I don't believe that KP is an idiot- foolish perhaps but he comes accross far smarter than "Davey Dumb Dumb".


Oh it's a completely subjective list. His commentary annoys me as I think it's idiotic. So for me he lives in idiot island. :D