Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
Pick One could be Garry Sobers.
Pick Two Curtly Ambrose via West Indian nationality.
Pick Three Fred Trueman via having a batting average within two runs of Ambrose.
Pick Four could be Ian Botham via English nationality.
I'd prefer a free, classic draft, though, personally.
"If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.
What about a simple clause like you need to pick at least one player from each test playing nation. Keeps it a bit more interesting tactically.
I also really liked the idea of having a limit on the amount of tests your team has played. Say 250 tests max for your entire team would be interesting...
I think chain draft would be fun. We did enjoy the Scorecard Draft so yeah something like that can be fun compared to our classic drafts.
CricZo XI - Draft League
Season 1 M Hayden, G Gooch, R Dravid, W Hammond, K Pietersen, G Sobers, R Marsh (wk), R Benaud (c), D Steyn, W Hall, N Adcock
Season 2 J Hobbs, B Richards, D Boon, H Taylor, C Lloyd (c), A Stewart (wk), T Goddard, A Davidson, H Tayfield, C Ambrose, H Griffith
Season 3 H Sutcliffe, M Hayden, I Chappell (c), G Pollock, A Faulkner, M Hussey, D Lindsay (wk), I Botham, A Kumble, M Marshall, D Lillee
All that chain draft talk did remind me of the Scorecard Draft as well.
I'm in favour of a classic draft ftr.
"I will go down as Darren Sammy, the one who always smiles" - Darren Sammy
I don't remember drating that team at all. Odd..
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