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  • The Warriors

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  • The Avengers

    6 40.00%
  • Somerset XI

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  • The Gang

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  • Charter 77

    8 53.33%
  • Die Neun Neun Neuners

    1 6.67%
  • The Pathfinders

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  • The Maniacs

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    Vote: Mystery Draft ODI Team

    You know the drill.
    8 teams, each with 3 players from a given Test nation. Then the rest from all the other nations including a minnow player.
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    The Warriors

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Gary Kirsten
    Umar Akmal
    AB de Villiers (+)
    Marvan Atapattu
    Roger Twose
    Mashrafe Mortaza
    Brett Lee
    Darren Gough
    Makhaya Ntini
    Reon King

    The Avengers

    Marcus Trescothick
    Graeme Smith
    Kevin Pietersen
    Graeme Hick
    Andrew Symonds
    Shiv Chanderpaul
    Brendon Taylor (+)
    Chaminda Vaas
    Anil Kumble
    Shane Bond
    Shoaib Akhtar

    Somerset XI

    Brendan McCullum
    Nathan Astle
    Ramnaresh Sarwan
    Jacques Kallis
    Andy Flower (+)
    Michael Bevan
    Graham Thorpe
    Abdul Razzaq
    Javagal Srinath
    Ajantha Mendis
    Geoff Allott

    The Gang

    Martin Guptill
    Romesh Kaluwitharana (+)
    Mohammed Yousuf
    Michael Hussey
    JP Duminy
    Yuvraj Singh
    Shakib Al-Hasan
    Andrew Flintoff
    Jerome Taylor
    Nuwan Kulasekara
    Muttiah Muralitharan

    Charter 77

    V Sehwag
    Matthew Hayden
    Brian Lara
    Tillakaratne Dilshan (+)
    Ajay Adaja
    Chris Cairns
    Neil Johnson
    Shaun Pollock
    Graeme Swann
    Harbhajhan Singh
    Waqar Younis

    Die Neun Neun Neuners

    Chris Gayle
    Sourav Ganguly
    Ricky Ponting
    Kumar Sangakkara (+)
    Stephen Fleming
    Grant Flower
    Sahid Afridi
    Dwayne Bravo
    Mervyn Dillon
    James Anderson
    Allan Donald

    The Pathfinders

    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Adam Gilchrist (+)
    MS Dhoni
    Ryan ten Doeschate
    Basit Ali
    Paul Collingwood
    Jonty Rhodes
    Scott Styris
    Shane Warne
    Nathan Bracken
    Vasebert Drakes

    The Maniacs

    Nick Knight
    Rahul Dravid (+)
    Ross Taylor
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Mahela Jayawardene
    Shoaib Malik
    Lance Klusener
    Heath Streak
    AC Cummins
    Saqlain Mushtaq
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    This one is a real toss up - do you privilege Bagapath's top order over Jamee's uniformly strong team, or any of the other really strong teams here. In the end, I've opted for Michaelf77777777s team for its balance of Hayden, Lara and Sehwag, together with Waqar, Pollock, Cairns, Harby, etc.
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    For my team, I've probably swap Dravid and Malik's spots in the batting order dependent on the circumstances. The team bats deep, with streak averaging 28 odd at a strike rate in the mid-70s coming in at number 8. In McGrath and Saqlain I have two of the all time great ODI bowlers, and in Streak, Klusener and Cummins, three more bowlers good enough to average < 30, plus Malik as a decent 6th option.

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    Pretty tough call. Some strong and well-balanced teams in there.

    Loving The Avengers' top order and pace attack of Bond, Ahktar & Vaas. Kumble a good spin option and Symonds a solid 5th bowling option with potential spin back up from Hick (and Smith & KP if it's a raging bunsen), but Taylor as keeper maybe a weakish link.

    Die Neun Neun Neuners' probably doesn't have quite such a good top order or pace attack, but Gayle, Afridi & Flower (G) is an impressive array of spin options and Bravo at #8 is very nice depth.

    The Maniacs' batting probably not as strong as The Avengers', but McGrath, Streak, Klusener & Cummins is a solid pace attack and Saqlain and Malik are two useful spinning options. Maybe doesn't have the explosive power in the openers, but Taylor at #3 no slouch and Zulu at #7 I like very much for late order hitting, especially with the new batting power play to take.

    Think, on balance I'm going to overlook Taylor and go for The Avengers tho. Love that seam attack.
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    (1) Charter 77
    (2) The Avengers
    (3) The Maniacs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    This one is a real toss up - do you privilege Bagapath's top order over Jamee's uniformly strong team, or any of the other really strong teams here. In the end, I've opted for Michaelf77777777s team for its balance of Hayden, Lara and Sehwag, together with Waqar, Pollock, Cairns, Harby, etc.
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    Avengers for me! Great bowling attack and top class top order
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    Even I wouldn't vote for my team based on team value.

    More of a favourites side.

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    Again just to copy-paste my assessment of my side from the original topic.

    Strengths:
    If the opening pair get us off to a flying start, with the quality of our middle order theres no stopping the side posting a huge total.
    Even if the opening pair fail we should still record a competitive total with the dangerous left hand contingent of Flower, Bevan and Thorpe sure to fire in a crisis.
    Dangerous bowling attack with the unique Mendis, left arm pace of Allott and aggressive Srinath to lead the way.
    Very interchangable batting lineup with Bevan and Razzaq able to enter at important stages to better our side's total.

    Weaknesses:
    If Allott and Srinath get taken apart, theres not much to fall back on with the medium-fast of Razzaq and Kallis accurate but not overly threatening.
    Astle's a useful sixth bowler but in turning conditions Bevan and Sarwan aren't the greatest back-up options to Mendis.
    Thorpe at seven seems too low, as does Bevan, as does Flower - but someone's got to fill the role.
    McCullum, Astle and Razzaq are more than useful hitters of the ball but whether the rest of the lineup can slog for quick runs when the situation arises is less certain.

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    I actually think my side's going to be competitive when we do the simulation and it turned out to be a strong one in the end. My vote, however, goes to Michael's side, with Athlai's a close second.

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    Couldn't go past the bowling attack of the Avengers. Batting lineup isn't to be laughed at either, especially with the hitting power of Symonds/KP. Taylor the obvious weakness, but it's one that the quality surrounding him more than makes up for imo.
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    Can't believe I'm yet to get off the mark here. My team is going to own everyone in the sim

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    Averages-wise, I'm pretty sure I win. So yes, sim ftw.
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    In terms of averages in simulations if the player doesn't have many runs they can either be red hot or woeful.

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    good to have 0 votes. hope the team wins. the test team got all the votes and got whipped in the sim



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