Picking a Combined South Africa and Australia Best XI

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Picking a Combined South Africa and Australia Best XI
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South Africa and Australia will begin a three-match Test series next week. Michael Clarke has repeatedly made it clear who he thinks has the best bowling line-up. Graeme Smith, meanwhile, said at the pre-series press conference I attended that after playing Australia enough times, "you learn to cut through the bull... dot, dot, dot."  

There is no doubt that it's going to be a tightly-contested series and while South Africa are involved in a warm-up game made up of some fringe players, Australia have to stick to training because their one tour match was abandoned due to torrential rain. But what if the two teams were to combine to make up one super power side?

There's enough talent to go around to make up a pretty mean combination. Share your thoughts of who should be in or out of the Combined XI that's not listed here.

 

*All stats from ESPN Cricinfo.

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