I got great enjoyment shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowdOverrated XI Warner, Burns, Steve Smith, Rahane, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaulone day NZ will bring chappell to his knees in a puddle of his own tears and you'll see Phlegm on his belly greedily tasting every delicious tear before watching the hope fade from that old ****s eyes.
1. Tamim Iqbal
3. Shahriar Nafees
5. Nasir Hossain
6. Shakib Al Hasan
7. Mushfiqur Rahim
8. Elias Sunny
9. Shahadat Hossain
10. Shafiul Islam
11. Rubel Hossain
Bangladesh post trade
1. Murali Vijay
3. Kirk Edwards
4. Subramaniam Badrinath
5. Brendan Taylor
6. Asad Shafiq
7. Mushfiqur Rahim
8. Abdur Rehman
9. Kyle Jarvis
10. Dilhara Fernando
11. Junaid Khan
12. Nasir Hossain
13. Brent Arnel
14. Shahadat Hossain
I'm really happy with my playing XI. Shakib is obviously a loss but I firmly believe that Taylor and Rehman equals Shakib. If that is the case my team is without doubt better now. You can see the improvement in the batting and the fast bowling.
Only two Bangladeshi's in my XI.
Last edited by NUFAN; 23-12-2011 at 01:45 AM.
NUFAN and Athers have traded well.
Somers - I'm interested in Morkel.
Hurricane - do you still have Vettori?
I do but I need him in my team since I already traded away Boult. Dan is my 4th bowler.
Amit Mishra + Eoin Morgan + Steve Davies = Dan Vettori.
Looking at your squad, I think they'd all get into it. You can always swap Morgan for someone of similar quality who you prefer, or Davies with the likes of Bairstow etc. as well if you like.
Just by watching Amit he looks like a good bowler but Dan's stats are better bowling avg of 33 vs 43. I need Dan for his bowling. Mishra is better than the Zimbos back up leggie I traded for however.
Also I was interested in Davies but I ended up with a good keeper through a trade in Prasanna,
Finally Morgan's batting average is 36. The only person he could replace is Watling as a back up player and I am not too fussed about my back up players just my playing XI.
Davies would be handy for your squad, no?
Okay, fair point. You could swap Morgan in the trade for someone like Hildreth (43 FC average), Bopara (42 + 42), Samit Patel (41 + 37), who gives you an extra spin option as well, or even James Taylor (50).
Last edited by Eds; 23-12-2011 at 04:05 AM.
@Athlai are you following this - what is Dan's FC average excluding Tests...including tests it is 31.75.
Dan has like 350 test wickets. Point taken that Mishra may improve in test cricket given more chances but I doubt he will end up with a test average of 28. He should be happy to finish up with Dan's average.
Dan is in the top 5 all rounders in the world according to the ICC rankings.
Not interested in that mix of players or Hildreth etc...
You just want him to warm the bench. You don't need his bowling and Katich and Laxman are better batsman for the number 6 spot. So aside from looking out for the best interests of the player himself (Vettori). I know that you are not willing to part with any of your 14. So I don't see this happening.
but what would it take - it would take a bowler of proven test standard who actually averages 32 or less coming back. And because he is an all rounder a batsman thrown in who averages 40 (which is what Dan averages in the last while since he improved).
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