View Poll Results: Who has the best team?

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  • Michael

    4 25.00%
  • Pothas

    3 18.75%
  • Marcuss

    4 25.00%
  • Cevno

    0 0%
  • Blakus

    1 6.25%
  • Athlai

    2 12.50%
  • Himmanv

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  • Somerset

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    Mystery Draft Poll

    Vote for the best team!!!
    Every player had to choose a player from each top 8 Test nation and 1 from Zimbabwe/Bangers and also choose 3 from one of the top 8 nations randomly assigned to them. The players had to have played since 1979.

    Charter 77 (Michael) - assigned England

    Geoff Boycott
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    David Gower
    Javed Miandad
    Steve Waugh (c)
    Andy Flower (wk)
    Chris Cairns
    Fannie de Villiers
    Michael Holding
    Bishen Bedi
    Bob Willis

    The Staines (Pothas) - assigned New Zealand

    Tamim Iqbal
    Tillakaratne Dilshan
    Rahul Dravid
    Kevin Pietersen
    Ross Taylor
    Clive Lloyd (c)
    Mark Boucher (wk)
    Richard Hadlee
    Wasim Akram
    Shane Warne
    Shane Bond

    Marcuss - assigned India


    Virender Sehwag
    Desmond Haynes
    Stephen Fleming
    Jacques Kallis
    VVS Laxman
    Alec Stewart (wk)
    Mahmudullah
    Kapil Dev
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Glenn McGrath

    Cevno - assigned Sri Lanka

    Murray Goodwin
    Gautam Gambhir
    Viv Richards
    M Jayawardene
    Aravinda de Silva
    Adam Gilchrist (wk)
    Daniel Vettori
    Darren Gough
    Allan Donald
    Waqar Younis
    Ajantha Mendis

    The Dishpigs (Blakus) - assigned Pakistan

    Glenn Turner
    Saeed Anwar
    Ricky Ponting
    Daryll Cullinan
    Dave Houghton
    Mushtaq Mohammad
    Imran Khan (c)
    Alan Knott (wk)
    Chaminda Vaas
    Joel Garner
    Bhagwath Candrasekhar

    The Avengers (Athlai) - assigned South Africa


    Sunil Gavaskar
    Graeme Smith
    Kumar Sangakkara (wk)
    Martin Crowe
    Allan Border (c)
    Zaheer Abbas
    BM McMillan
    Shaun Pollock
    Heath Streak
    Andy Roberts
    Derek Underwood

    Los Karapinchas (Himmanv) - assigned West Indies

    Mathew Hayden
    Gordon Greenidge
    John F. Reid
    Sachin Tendulkar (c)
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    Ian Botham
    Tatenda Taibu (wk)
    Malcolm Marshall
    Dale Steyn
    Curtly Ambrose
    Jayananda Warnaweera

    Somerset XI (Somerset) - assigned Australia


    Gary Kirsten
    Brendan McCullum (wk)
    Brian Lara
    Greg Chappell
    Mohammad Yousuf
    Thilan Samaraweera
    Andrew Flintoff
    Shakib Al Hasan
    Anil Kumble
    Dennis Lillee
    Jeff Thomson
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    Between Marcuss, Athlai and Somerset for me.

    Went for Marcuss on the basis he doesn't have a player in there that I dislike.
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    Quite a tough call off the bat

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    Out of Himmanv, Somerset and Blakus for me.

    I love Himmanv's batting and pace attack. Though I think Taibu and Warnaweera are the weak links that make this an easy choice for me.
    I'd probably go for Somerset if McCullum wasn't opening, would personally have got Atapattu in for Samaraweera and let Flintoff bat 6. Team has a fantastic tail anyway so I don't think it needed a specialist 6 with Flintoff in the team.
    Then we have Blakus a good allround team that has Imran at 7 and Knott at 8. I think the Imran factor clinches it for me and I'm going for Blakus.


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    Tough call I reckon.

    Michael has a pretty good all round team. Boycott, Jayasuriya, Gower, Miandad, Waugh, Flower and Cairns as batsman sounds pretty good. Willis, Holding, de Villiers, Cairns and Bedi as bowlers isn't the worst. On the whole I reckon its one of the best teams.

    Pothas has a fantastic bowling attack and the batting isn't bad. Its just that the openers ruin it a bit for me. Could have gotten away with having one of them opening, but not both of them IMO.

    Marcuss has a pretty decent team as well. I think if he had got Greenidge instead of Haynes and played Kallis at 3, VVS at 4 and Fleming at 5 it would have looked a bit more stronger. Not really fond of Stewart in tests and having Mahmudullah when you already had Kapil seems a bit or a waste.

    Cevno's batting depends a bit too heavily on Richards I reckon. Waqar and Donald sounds like an extremely lethal combination with the ball though.

    Blakus has a pretty strong bowling lineup and they bat very deep but I think the batting would have to revolve too much around Ponting.

    Love Athlai's batting lineup but not too fond of the bowling lineup. Probably one of the best batting lineups among those lists.

    Somerset has a host of big names in the team but somehow the batting balance seems a bit off. Perhaps Marvan instead of Samaraweera might have been a better investment and having McCullum at 6 might have been wiser.

    On the whole, will vote for Michael.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Tough call I reckon.

    Michael has a pretty good all round team. Boycott, Jayasuriya, Gower, Miandad, Waugh, Flower and Cairns as batsman sounds pretty good. Willis, Holding, de Villiers, Cairns and Bedi as bowlers isn't the worst. On the whole I reckon its one of the best teams.

    Pothas has a fantastic bowling attack and the batting isn't bad. Its just that the openers ruin it a bit for me. Could have gotten away with having one of them opening, but not both of them IMO.

    Marcuss has a pretty decent team as well. I think if he had got Greenidge instead of Haynes and played Kallis at 3, VVS at 4 and Fleming at 5 it would have looked a bit more stronger. Not really fond of Stewart in tests and having Mahmudullah when you already had Kapil seems a bit or a waste.

    Cevno's batting depends a bit too heavily on Richards I reckon. Waqar and Donald sounds like an extremely lethal combination with the ball though.

    Blakus has a pretty strong bowling lineup and they bat very deep but I think the batting would have to revolve too much around Ponting.

    Love Athlai's batting lineup but not too fond of the bowling lineup. Probably one of the best batting lineups among those lists.

    Somerset has a host of big names in the team but somehow the batting balance seems a bit off. Perhaps Marvan instead of Samaraweera might have been a better investment and having McCullum at 6 might have been wiser.

    On the whole, will vote for Michael.
    Yeah I really missed out on getting a great bowler in my team. As soon as I missed out on Kallis and Donald I think I was always going to struggle a bit. Was a bit disappointed to see South Africa lack a bit of depth over this period.
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    Athlai with the strongest batting lineup, imo. However Underwood on todays pitches, plus McMillan really weaken the bowling attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Athlai with the strongest batting lineup, imo. However Underwood on todays pitches, plus McMillan really weaken the bowling attack.
    Underwood = gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Yeah I really missed out on getting a great bowler in my team. As soon as I missed out on Kallis and Donald I think I was always going to struggle a bit. Was a bit disappointed to see South Africa lack a bit of depth over this period.
    Yep. I think if you had managed to get Donald instead of McMillan you would have been a hands down favourite.

    Having Sanga at 3 seems to have given you the option of having the likes of Abbas at 6 which is fantastic by any standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Yep. I think if you had managed to get Donald instead of McMillan you would have been a hands down favourite.

    Having Sanga at 3 seems to have given you the option of having the likes of Abbas at 6 which is fantastic by any standards.
    Yeah I love my batting lineup, some of my alltime favorite bats in there.

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    Tough call between Himannv & Pothas, have gone for Himannv's team based on the bowling threesome of Marshall, Ambrose & Steyn

    Edit: On second thoughts, maybe the attack of Hadlee, Akram, Bond & Warne is better overall
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    Marcuss, coz I think he has the best rounded attack. Somerset came close too...
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    Between Pothas,Michael and Somerset for me.

    Tough choice.

    Gone for Pothas considering the fact he was assigned Newzealand .

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    Voted for Athlai. Has the best batting and it would be unwise to underestimate his bowling. That being said could of picked anyone really. There's no clear cut best or worst side.

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    Yeah, regretted not piling on for Greenidge when I ended up bhaving $4m in the last round.
    Went for Mahmudullah through sheer lack of alternatives. Arguably the best associate batsman left when I picked him and his offspin offers a second spin option on turning decks.
    Think my bowling is awesome tbh. McGrath and Akhtar would be one hell of an opening combination. Dev is a great bowler in his own right. Murali, nuff said. Then Kallis as the 5th option.
    Batting could possibly do with one more standout (Greenidge ) but Sehwag and Kallis are are fantastic and the rest of the lineup isn't that shoddy either.

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