Fantasy Head-to-Head: All-Rounders XI vs. Pure Batsmen/Bowlers XI

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 Fantasy Head-to-Head: All-Rounders XI vs. Pure Batsmen/Bowlers XI
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The word "all-rounder" is somewhat debatable. According the ICC's ranking system, Ravi Ashwin, Vernon Philander, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad are classed as all-rounders. While all these players certainly have performed in all aspects of the game, you wouldn't trust any of those players to open the batting for you. 

Philander, however, has two Test fifties to his name in 18 Tests. Broad has 10 fifties and a Test match hundred, Ashwin has three fifties and two hundreds. You get the idea—there is a certain line that is blurred with some players, thus being classed as "all-rounders" even if they veer more towards one discipline. 

Therefore, there is no set criteria for this selection other than that players need to be currently playing. Another point is that this should open debate about all-rounder roles and who can be classed as such. The teams are divided into three sections, openers, middle-order batsmen and the all-round bowlers. 

Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments.

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