I think we misunderstand one another - if teams can be formed based on whatever alliances people generate, there is the potential for 6 batsmen rated 100, 1 keeper rated 100, 4 bowlers rated 100 to get together and form a team. Not only would this team be near unbeatable, there would only be, say hypothetically - 3 batsmen rated 100 and perhaps 2 bowlers rated over 80 - left for the two remaining sides to choose from. This is inherently unfair; whilst an open draft, taking alternating picks from the player pool to build a squad, allows fair spread of specialised talent and makes squad strength dependent on the drafting strategies and abilities of the team captain/vice-captain.
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Originally Posted by Voltman
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