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    Good team there Watson. The highlight for me is the trio of allrounders at 6,7 and 8. Interesting way to balance your team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakus View Post
    Good team there Watson. The highlight for me is the trio of allrounders at 6,7 and 8. Interesting way to balance your team
    Thanks Blakus.

    The whole purpose of choosing Procter was to include Godfrey Evans and not go on a detour to chase Gilchrist, Knott, or Waite in the earlier rounds. Benaud was included so Evans could bat at No.9 thus adding greater batting depth.

    Greater batting depth is necessary because the batting average of Woolley at No.6 is 39 runs. This isn't bad but it's not sensational either. However, I like Woolley because he is the only left-hander in the team (both batting and bowling), and he is an attacking batsman too. I believe that your attacking batsman are best placed at No.3 and No.6 because they are the most natural positions from which to counter-attack the bowling.

    The sequence of Woolley-Procter-Benaud-Evans also gives the team excellent balance and stability, and continues on with the theme of 'Counter-Attack' which was first began by the inclusion of Richards-Kanhai-Chappell in the upper-order. Mitchell and May provide the glue that holds the batting order together under pressure. Positions No.1/2 and 5 are the proper places for stable defensive batsman.

    All in all, I'm relatively happy with the team.
    Last edited by watson; 16-11-2012 at 11:13 PM.
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    I'll pick in 5
    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

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    Hammond-Weekes-Miandad is an obvious strength for Team Blakus. As is the combination of John Waite and Murali. In Trueman and Murali you also have two proven match winners.

    I will be very interested to see who goes into your vacant No.6 spot ! So far a faultless team Blakus.
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    Denis Lindsay to keep wicket for my team.This strengthens my batting as well.

    CricZo XI

    1. Herbert Sutcliffe /
    2. Matthew Hayden /
    3. Ian Chappell / ( c )
    4. Graeme Pollock /
    5. Aubrey Faulkner / o (6)
    6. Ian Botham o / (4)
    7. Denis Lindsay + /
    8. Anil Kumble o (5)
    9. Malcolm Marshall o (1)
    10. John Snow o (3)
    11. Dennis Lillee o (2)

    12.

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    Should have picked Evans last round and got my batsman in this one. Poor move on my part.
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    Superb KK
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkallis View Post
    Denis Lindsay to keep wicket for my team.This strengthens my batting as well.

    CricZo XI

    1. Herbert Sutcliffe /
    2. Matthew Hayden /
    3. Ian Chappell / ( c )
    4. Graeme Pollock /
    5. Aubrey Faulkner / o (6)
    6. Ian Botham o / (4)
    7. Denis Lindsay + /
    8. Anil Kumble o (5)
    9. Malcolm Marshall o (1)
    10. John Snow o (3)
    11. Dennis Lillee o (2)

    12.
    3 x Fast, 1 x Swing, 1 x 'Fast' Leg-Spinner, and 1 x 'Classic' Googly bowler - just about the perfect bowling attack!

    Will 4 specialist batsman score enough runs though? Possibly, probably, definitely?
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    watson - Godfrey Evans
    kingkallis - Denis Lindsay
    AndyZaltzHair -
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    Monk -
    Blakus -
    Michaelf7777777 -
    kyear2 -
    Himannv -
    Marcuss -
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    3 x Fast, 1 x Swing, 1 x 'Fast' Leg-Spinner, and 1 x 'Classic' Googly bowler - just about the perfect bowling attack!

    Will 4 specialist batsman score enough runs though? Possibly, probably, definitely?
    I was concerned about that and thats why went with Lindsay who was a better batsman.

    Sutcliffe, Haydos and Pollock are known for their likeness for longer knocks. Chappell was needed in that line up as I needed a leader and he has fine fine record @ No.3 and yeah I guess Faulkner, Lindsay and Botham surely can provide enough cushion there to lift my batting. Kumble will annoy your bowlers as well

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    I must admit that Ambrose V G.Pollock, and Hall V Botham or Lindsay would be mouth watering confrontations. Both Botham and Lindsay loved to hook, and Hall liked to bowl on his half of the wicket.

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    Thats why I hated when you picked Hall just ahead of my turn.

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    Not sure if I'm doing the right thing but i will relieve Andy Flower off his keeping duties and play him at no 5 as specialist batsman where his average is around 55. Moving Frank Worrell to opening position to accommodate Farokh Engineer at no 7.

    1. Gordon Greenidge
    2. Frank Worrell*
    3. Ted Dexter
    4. Garfield Sobers
    5. Andy Flower
    6. Doug Walters
    7. Farokh Engineer+
    8. Harold Larwood
    9. Hugh Tayfield
    10. Michael Holding
    11. Allan Donald
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post


    Not sure if I'm doing the right thing but i will relieve Andy Flower off his keeping duties and play him at no 5 as specialist batsman where his average is around 55. Moving Frank Worrell to opening position to accommodate Farokh Engineer at no 7.

    1. Gordon Greenidge
    2. Frank Worrell*
    3. Ted Dexter
    4. Garfield Sobers
    5. Andy Flower
    6. Doug Walters
    7. Farokh Engineer+
    8. Harold Larwood
    9. Hugh Tayfield
    10. Michael Holding
    11. Allan Donald
    There's still a round to go.

    Actually, playing Flower as a specialist batsman is a neat idea as he's certainly awesome enough. Why haven't I thought of that before.

    Edit: I'm now thinking who would be the better batsman out of Andy Flower and Doug Walters? - If I had to make a choice between the two.
    Last edited by watson; 17-11-2012 at 03:54 AM.

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    Yeah, its a good move.



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