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
Michaelf7777777- Chris Cairns
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.
- 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.
Last edited by Monk; 18-11-2012 at 04:10 PM.
Yes, very good team. Though we left a couple of great fast bolwers on the table though.
Hutton* | Hobbs | Bradman | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2
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?
Last edited by watson; 19-11-2012 at 02:04 AM.
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)
Don't know why I assumed all that. Just did.
You should do what i did and pick a left arm spinner to compliment your offie on a turning pitch
Last edited by watson; 19-11-2012 at 03:32 AM.
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.
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 will go down as Darren Sammy, the one who always smiles" - Darren Sammy
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