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    I've got a migraine. The next picker may as well go

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    I'll go Wally Hammond.

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    Can't imagine Hammond as a good ODI player, IMO not a good pick.
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Can't imagine Hammond as a good ODI player, IMO not a good pick.
    He hit 3x as many sixes per match as Bradman!


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    Keith Miller.
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    I give out points for style of which Steve(n) Smith has none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valer View Post
    He hit 3x as many sixes per match as Bradman!


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    Keith Miller.
    We have a winner

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    Reckon Hammond would be a fine ODI player. In my head he's a bit like Kallis but more aggressive in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post




    We have a winner
    Okay. As a test I took the top 6 of the current aus test line up and compared ODI vs Test SR. The lowest test strike rates had the best ODI strike rates. (Watson, Hussey).

    Test SR is a poor predictor of ODI strike rate, even moreso when a play puts away shots he could obviously play.

    (Quotes from Wisden via Cricinfo)
    "As a young man he was a dashing strokemaker; willing to tilt at all the bowlers of the world. He remained superbly stylish, his cover-driving, from front foot or back, utterly memorable. In those early days he cut, glanced, hooked and lofted the ball quite fearlessly. "

    "Instinctively basically correct, he was sound in defence, but never defensively-minded."

    "Even in his cricketing middle age, his footwork flowed like that of a young man. He would be down the pitch - two, three or four yards - with unhurried ease and, as he reached the length he wanted, the bat moved with languid certainty through the ball, which flew, with that savage force which was the measure of his hitting, to the place he wished."

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engin...tch/62612.html
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    Hammond was a very powerful batsman, he'd be a good ODI player.


    My pick is- Ray Lindwall

    Opening bowler and lower order batsman.

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    I'll go down a slightly different tack and take two players who already have plenty of domestic one day experience. I'll take Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards as my first two picks

    Charter 77 so Far

    Barry Richards
    Graeme Pollock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelf7777777 View Post
    I'll go down a slightly different tack and take two players who already have plenty of domestic one day experience. I'll take Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards as my first two picks

    Charter 77 so Far

    Barry Richards
    Graeme Pollock
    Richards is probably the best opening batting pick you can get.

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    Clyde Walcott. Beast of a batsman and decent wicketkeeper as well. I'll use the modern ODI tactic of opening with the keeper and use his aggression at the top of the order.

    At his peak, like Viv Richards later, he was one of those rare power-packed batsmen to whom bowlers preferred not to bowl on a long afternoon ---cricinfo
    Abbot's ODI, but not ODI XI

    1. Clyde Walcott (wk)
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    8. Ray Lindwall
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    Following Michael's lead:

    Mike Procter

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    The thoughts going into these picks is really interesting!

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    I like the freedom the ODI format gives you to play around with batting orders. I'd be pretty tempted to bat Procter a lot higher, depending on who I draft.

    EDIT: Could be a useful Watson-style opener, IMO.
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