Howe > Himannv > kyear
Howe > Himannv > kyear
“I'm writing a book on magic”, I explain, and I'm asked, “Real magic?” By real magic people mean miracles, thaumaturgical acts, and supernatural powers. “No”, I answer: “Conjuring tricks, not real magic”. Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”
― Lee Siegel, 'Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India'
How much time does Howe have left?
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
01. Geoff Boycott
02. Hanif Mohammad
03. Brian Lara
04. Dudley Nourse
05. Vijay Hazare (5)
06. Javed Miandad
07. Imran Khan * (2)
08. Ray Lindwall (1)
09. Jackie Hendriks +
11. Joel Garner (3)
This is how the team works;
Boycott to act as the anchor with Hanif to play an attacking role from the outset. If Boycott fails then Hanif to revert to a more defensive role.
Both Nourse and Hazare are to farm the strike to Lara who will play his usual aggressive style (Note: Lara averaged 60.46 at No.3). Nourse to be the aggressor if Lara fails. Hazare becomes the anchor in the event of a top order collapse due to his excellent defensive technique.
Miandad to play the usual attacking role of the No.6 batsman, and perhaps farm the strike to Imran or Lindwall who can hit out if they get settled. Miandad has the perfect style to protect the 9-10-11 tail by manipulating the strike.
Lindwall and Imran to open the bowling with the new ball, but one of them to have a shorter spell so Garner is able to utilise the remaining shine on the new ball. The spinner to be used as per usual, and Hazare should not be under-bowled. His round-arm swing bowling seems like a good partnership breaker as his 595 FC wickets at 25 runs a piece indicates. Good enough to catch Bradman off guard twice.
Last edited by watson; 14-03-2013 at 06:17 AM.
Chaminda Vaas had a good 9th wicket stand once
Himannv's no worries after Howe's pick IMO
Got caught up in some work. Will pick in a few.
"I will go down as Darren Sammy, the one who always smiles" - Darren Sammy
Shoaib Akthar (Dismissed Chaminda Vaas at some point)
Team so far:
01. Charles Bannerman
02. Trevor Goddard
03. Neil Harvey
04. Dennis Compton
05. Steve Waugh*
06. Kevin Pietersen
07. Ian Botham
09. Bill O'Reilly
10. Shoaib Akthar
11. Sydney Barnes
- Team Blackout
Flamboyant attacking batsmen? Ugh, sooo not my style.
This could well be one of the strangest sides I've put together as I never end up picking these sort of players (barring one or two regulars perhaps). Fairly certain I've missed a trick or two in this draft by playing it too safe.
If only you had not picked Bannerman, Harvey, O'Reilly & Waugh
CricZo XI - 3 Draft Winner
Scorecard Draft (2010) V Sehwag, D Amiss, D Bradman (c), C Cowdrey, P Umrigar, A Faulkner, R Marsh +, M Marshall, W Hall, M Hughes, B O'Reilly
Alphabetical Draft (2011) S Watson, G Kirsten, D Bradman (c), K Sangakkara +, C Cowdrey, K Pietersen, A Flintoff, M Marshall, B O'Reilly, F Trueman, T Alderman
The Eras Draft (2014) V Trumper, A Morris, N Harvey, J Kallis, S McCabe, F Woolley, Imran Khan (c), J Dujon +, J Briggs, D Steyn, J Snow
Hard to say what sort of pitch would suit my attack. It'll likely be tailored to suit Barnes and O'Reilly.
Miandad I want you !!!!
Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick
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