#politeenquiries: Is KP in terminal decline?

ESPNcricinfo's Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell answer your tweets and questions from the WACA after the 2nd Day of the 3rd Ashes Test.

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 14, 2013

Posted by CrikiLeaks on (December 15, 2013, 12:08 GMT)

posted by Ali_Eorse - "10. D. Steyn (AUS)" well that is good news, fantastic that the Australians haven't had to use him, he'll be well rested for Melbourne and Sydney. OK maybe that was just a typo but it still wasn't the most ridiculous entry in your list.

Posted by juman123 on (December 15, 2013, 11:01 GMT)

This is what a world 11 should look like.

1. Cook 2. Smith 3.Amla 4. de Villiers 5.Clarke 6.Sanga 7.Kallis 8.Phillander 9.Steyn 10.Boult/Anderson 11. Ajmal

SA are the ones leading the way in the real world as this team reflects

Posted by   on (December 15, 2013, 2:31 GMT)

By "his country" I assume you mean England?

Posted by 45runs on (December 15, 2013, 2:09 GMT)

politeenquiries is the perfect way to end a day of Ashes cricket. You guys are brilliant. And without getting too carried away, your conversations are a lovely reminder that at the heart of the English/Australian cricket relationship lies humour, friendship and spirit. Long may it continue.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2013, 1:33 GMT)

lol @ Cook as captain over Michael clarke in your make believe team. And Swann instead of Ajmal..lol.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2013, 23:15 GMT)

@Ali_Eorse....dream on....u make me laugh....england having d best players... Lol

Posted by   on (December 14, 2013, 20:27 GMT)

@Ali haha man, no Sanga, AB de Villiers, Saeed Ajmal in your lineup? No Philander? be real man. yeah Bell's had a good year but Sanga and de Villiers easily slot in above KP and Bell..also, no Kallis? come on man, Cook's not making it above Kallis. Put Hashim to open with Smith. SA are number 1 with damn good reason...MJ has had 2 good tests and you put him above Philander, who's had a phenomenal YEAR. for the record, I'd take most players over KP at 5, here I've named just a few but Shiv Chanderpaul (ave of 70 over the last SEVEN YEARS) or Kohli would be well in contention too.

Posted by Ali_Eorse on (December 14, 2013, 14:14 GMT)

Jarrod, you are the best, but England is NOT in decline. I was thinking while you were speaking what would be the worlds IX would be in my opinion and what team would have the most in it. Answer: England. Here is my top IX.

1. Cook (ENG), Captain 2. G. Smith (RSA) 3. H. Amla (RSA) 4. M. Clarke (AUS) 5. K. Pietersen (ENG) 6. I. Bell (ENG) 7. B. Haddin (AUS), Wicket Keeper 8. M. Johnson (AUS) 9. G. Swann (ENG) 10. D. Steyn (AUS) 11. J. Anderson (ENG)

Extras: B. J. Watling (NZ, WK)

Really, the best cricketers today are in ENG, AUS, and RSA, with ENG leading the way.


Posted by wapuser on (December 14, 2013, 13:14 GMT)

KP most likely would retire from international cricket &would play in lucrative IPL. I feel he is lacking the commitment of representing his country. We have seen similar situation with Gayle, Malinga, Pollard whose contributions to their national teams took a dip after they started playing IPL

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