Originally Posted by howardj
So teams should be picked on the basis that some players may play poorly?
I think, before you start doing that, you should perhaps leave out the players who you think are going to play poorly.
Well... you can hardly expect everyone to do well all the time.
Yes, obviously you want to leave-out players you think aren't going to do well. However, sometimes people do inexplicably poorly - eg Gillespie and Kasprowicz in The Ashes.