Due to kyears polls that he's been conducting, I started thinking that on CW we always discuss the best XI's of all time or the players who just miss out. I want to spread the love and increase the list somewhat, well actually a lot. I've been mentioning in the All-Time XI openers thread, how it could be fun to create an exercise where we keep going after naming the All Time XI, we go onto the All Time A XI and B XI, C XI so forth until we have say 16 teams to create a simmed Test competition.
It could be run like the Euros, who have (for those who aren't familiar) groups of 4x4 2 teams progress per group and then quarters, semi and final. I don't have the capability of simming, but I'm sure someone will be keen for it.
We could have a few volunteers doing the 'battles' but for instance I might conduct the World A voting and ask for two opening bowlers first and would name a consistent list that kyear provided, plus a few additions suggested by others or myself.
Each category could run for an arbitrary time in this thread, where whoever wants to take part just nominates the players and discussion of the teams can take place in this thread, or perhaps another.
Sound okay or what? Joe already agrees and he's like worth 4 people so if a couple of others like the idea, lets do it..