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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Hey Guys, can I have a do over. Was on my phone and though I was posting to the Ind/Pak All Time thread.

    Wanted to select Tony Greig.

    Kindly advise.
    For sure. Only because I don't want Greig though!

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    watson - Godfrey Evans
    kingkallis - Denis Lindsay
    AndyZaltzHair - Farokh Engineer
    Jager - Saqlain Mushtaq
    Monk - Brian Statham
    Blakus - Mahela Jayawardene
    Michaelf7777777 - Herbie Taylor
    kyear2 - Jock Cameron
    Himannv - Don Tallon
    Marcuss - VVS Laxman
    Eds- Douglas Jardine

    Eds- Kevin Pietersen
    Marcuss- Bishan Bedi
    Himannv- Warwick Armstrong
    kyear2- Tony Greig
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    Bobby Peel

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    Going to take Jack Gregory as my 12th player. Capable of batting top six, and also opening the bowling if needed. Great fielder also. Might play in place of a batsman if we were playing a test on a road that is going to be difficult to take wickets on.

    He's probably Australia's greatest all rounder after Miller. Also, he used to bat without gloves.



    Monk's XII

    - Arthur Morris
    - Sid Barnes
    - Brian Lara
    - Stan McCabe
    - Neil Harvey
    - Michael Clarke (c)
    - Alan Knott (wk)
    - Wasim Akram
    - Shane Warne
    - Brian Statham
    - Andy Roberts
    12th- Jack Gregory



    Really happy with this team. Probably the best team I've drafted so far. Very aggressive quick scorers, with a mix of right and left handers all the way down the order. Bowlers who compliment each other in style. One super quick and aggressive right armer, one left armer with great control of swing and great pace, one accurate and miserly corridor bowler, and Warney to make the kill on day 4 and 5. McCabe and "golden arm" Clarke can also chip in with a few wickets. Good fielding combo as well, with Harvey, Lara, Clarke all great in the slips or outfield, Warney decent in the slips, Gregory and McCabe good anywhere, and Barnes a short leg specialist. Knotty a brilliant keeper as well, and his work to Warne would be something to watch.
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    Yes, very good team. Though we left a couple of great fast bolwers on the table though.
    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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    Definitely a contender for top points with that team Monk. The middle order of Lara-McCabe-Harvey, and the bowling of Warne are the stand-outs for me.

    I'm also looking forward to see who Andy chooses next. I have a feeling that he may take the opportunity with his 12th pick to transform his team.

    And does Jager have a surprise bowler up his sleeve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Indeed. I was extremely close to picking Tony Grieg but it just looked so much worse on paper than having Laxman at 6 and Walcott at 7. If these teams were judged more as twelve man squads to take around the world then having Griegy along with what my Round 12 pick will be would've made it a more versatile squad for different conditions IMO but I decided to go for on-paper first XI strength. Sold my soul etc.
    I thought the idea was that we were taking our teams around the World on a hypothetical knock-out Test series and tournament - obviously set in the year 2012 so I can buy tickets and watch. At least that's how I've always envisioned the context of Drafting.

    Don't know why I assumed all that. Just did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Definitely a contender for top points with that team Monk. The middle order of Lara-McCabe-Harvey, and the bowling of Warne are the stand-outs for me.

    I'm also looking forward to see who Andy chooses next. I have a feeling that he may take the opportunity with his 12th pick to transform his team.

    And does Jager have a surprise bowler up his sleeve?
    Do you have a surprise bowler up your sleeve for me? I'm nearly out of ideas
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick

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    You should do what i did and pick a left arm spinner to compliment your offie on a turning pitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    I thought the idea was that we were taking our teams around the World on a hypothetical knock-out Test series and tournament - obviously set in the year 2012 so I can buy tickets and watch. At least that's how I've always envisioned the context of Drafting.

    Don't know why I assumed all that. Just did.
    I actually thin similarly. It's why I don't like picking players with a poor history of injuries or indiscipline such as Bond or Akhtar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Do you have a surprise bowler up your sleeve for me? I'm nearly out of ideas
    Pick Johnny Briggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Do you have a surprise bowler up your sleeve for me? I'm nearly out of ideas
    He's obvious if you think about it.

    Well I think he is, but then again my brain is a bit strange.

    (Think "Tyson" - and a bowling average only one run more than Marshall, Ambrose, or Garner, but better than Lillee, Donald and Steyn.)
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    Howe has me convinced. Due to the balance offered by Imran and Rhodes, I've decided to keep Paynter out of the starting XI as I can afford to have another bowling option.

    Final team:

    01. Len Hutton
    02. Bill Lawry
    03. Rahul Dravid
    04. Ken Barrington
    05. Allan Border
    06. Warwick Armstrong
    07. Imran Khan*
    08. Wilfred Rhodes
    09. Don Tallon+
    10. Alec Bedser
    11. Sydney Barnes

    12. Eddie Paynter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Do you have a surprise bowler up your sleeve for me? I'm nearly out of ideas
    I don't think a certain English spinner has been picked as yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Howe has me convinced. Due to the balance offered by Imran and Rhodes, I've decided to keep Paynter out of the starting XI as I can afford to have another bowling option.

    Final team:

    01. Len Hutton
    02. Bill Lawry
    03. Rahul Dravid
    04. Ken Barrington
    05. Allan Border
    06. Warwick Armstrong
    07. Imran Khan*
    08. Wilfred Rhodes
    09. Don Tallon+
    10. Alec Bedser
    11. Sydney Barnes

    12. Eddie Paynter
    I think that Armstrong sits nicely at No.6 in that line-up. If I remember rightly his 'adjusted' batting average is significantly higher than his actual batting average.



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