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What’s Your Dream XI?

We are yet to believe that it has been a short yet sweet journey of 3 years of converting our passion into serious writing and sharing our views with the world.
Yes it has  been 3 years of blogging for Shams&Wags.
Thank you all for your support and love and valuable comments and suggestions that you all have given us.Its time for us to make it more interesting.It’s a small contest for all our readers.
Pick up your Dream XI from the list of players mentioned below.
Rule is very simple. Players names have been mentioned in all categories and number of players to be chosen  from each category is also indicated.
If your dream XI matches with the dream XI or comes close to the one chosen by Shams n Wags, you stand a chance to win a Sports  T-Shirt.
All you have to do is list your playing XI in the comments section.
Winner will be announced on 3rd Of January.
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Dream XI: List Of Players
Opening (2)

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virendra Sehwag (Ind), Saeed Anwar(Pak), Gorden Greenidge (WI), Matthew Hayden, Mark Waugh (Aus), Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)

Middle Order (3)
Ricky Ponting, Michael Bevan (Aus), Vivian Richards, Brian Lara (WI), Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh (Ind), Martin Crowe (NZ), Aravinda D’silva (SL), Inzamam-Ul-Haq, Javed Miandad (Pak)

All Rounder (1)
Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff (Eng), Kapil Dev (Ind), Imran Khan, Shahid Afridi (Pak), Jacques Kallis (SA), Chris Cairns (NZ)

Wicket Keeper (1)
Ian Healy, Adam Gilchrist (Aus), MS Dhoni (Ind), Moin Khan (Pak), Mark Boucher (SA), Romesh Kaluwitharana, Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Andy Flower (Zim), Alec Stewart (Eng)
  
Bowlers (3)
Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis (Pak), Joel Garner, Curtly Ambrose (WI), Denis Lillie, Glen McGrath, Brett Lee (Aus), Richard Hadlee (NZ), Alan Donald (SA)

Spinner (1)
Shane Warne (Aus), Mutthiah Muralidharan (SL), Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh (Ind), Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak)


Kudos Gilly!!!!!!

All Good Things Come To An End!! Kudos Gilly!!!!!!

While we saw a wonderful Test series come to an end, there was one thing to admire a lot amongst many things. Well, forget all the controversies that happened and also for the time being lets forget the number or runs the batsman have scored or the wickets the bowlers have taken, lets give our thought for worlds deadliest ever wicket keeper cum stylish attacking batsman from New South Wales ‘ Adam Craig Gilchrist’

Making his ODI debut in 1996, it was for his high quality as a keeper who could demolish the opposition’s bowling attack that got him his place in the side .Remember he had to replace the likes of Ian Healy who was a very brilliant keeper at that time and to replace a person like him required a great deal of quality.

Best thing about Gilly was that he would walk out if he felt he was out or if he felt that he has knicked the ball.

A keeper who does the most difficult job is seldom appreciated and his hard work is over shadowed by some good bowling or good batting. A batsman gets his share of rest if he gets out, and the bowler might get a breather at the change of the over which lasts for minimum 6 balls, and if he is tired, he is replaced by other bowler. But for the entire day or innings, the keeper has to have his footwork and glove work going and his work is always unnoticed.

He added a new dimension for wicket keepers and expectations from the keepers have only increased. The likes of Dhonis and Bouchers definitely owe big time to Gilly.

Gilly’s decision was a big surprise to the entire cricketing world and he is the best judge to make the decision. And it’s always good to retire when in prime form and sounds good when some one question’s as to why do you retire rather that asking why don’t you retire?

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