With so many XIs doing the round of Cricinfo’s pages this week, I’m going to put up a few XIs of my own. I’ve not included men I’ve not seen play, such as fatties Colin Milburn, WC Grace and Warwick Armstrong or giants like Joel Garner and Tony Greig. This is just from those I’ve seen play.

Food and Beverage XI
1. Jesse Ryder (Beer is his diet)
2. Mark Cosgrove (My, that lad is big!)
3. David Boon (Well obviously)
4. Inzamam-ul-Haq (Wasn’t called ‘Aaloo’ for nothing)
5. Arjuna Ranatunga (Could have doubled for a sumo wrestler)
6. Mike Gatting (Don’t need to say much)
7. Rod Marsh (A sizably paunchy ‘keeper)
8. Ramesh Powar (Lends substance to lower order)
9. Ian Austin (No size 10)
10. Merv Hughes (Another double entendre)
11. Dwayne Leverock (The ground beneath me in Bangalore shook when he dived in Trinidad)

12th man: Akram Khan (Biggest Bangladeshi of all time. Of all time.)
13th man (team chef): Samit Patel (Dropped for being overweight? Check.)

Godzilla XI
1. Chris Gayle
2. Michael Vandort
3. Will Jefferson
4. Peter Fulton
5. Albie Morkel
6. Jacob Oram
7. Courtney Browne (wk)
8. Chris Tremlett
9. Morne Morkel
10. Suleiman Benn
11. Mohammad Irfan

12th man: Ishant Sharma


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