Want this to end so I can vote for Agent already.
"If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.
Just waiting on Prez now I believe.
RIP Philip Hughes - 1988-2014
Last edited by ankitj; 06-10-2012 at 01:31 AM.
RIP Phil Hughes. Forever 63*
As I said previously, it's not far off what my favourite pre-war XI would look like.
I mentioned it to Prez on CricSim and he said he'd get onto it, he's probably forgotten though
Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick
That's why my first four picks were two all-rounders, a keeper-batsman and a captain, and I think that approach has worked out pretty well. My side looks like one you'd build in 2012 - players in their preferred positions, bats all the way down to 9, has 5 genuine bowling options (all different kinds of bowlers too) in the kind of attack my shrewd skipper would thrive in leading, and is generally filled with players that were rated very highly by journalists, their teammates and even their opponents. Even those in my team that didn't play much, Merchant, Dempster and Cowie for example, were by all accounts legends and could've made a much bigger mark on the game if they were only afforded the opportunity.
Would I have loved to have Hobbs/Headley/Barnes, or Hutton/Sutcliffe/Lohmann like morgieb does? Absolutely, but I knew that was never going to be a realistic option for the kind of side I wanted to build. The only player I really regret missing out on in this entire draft is Compton - I actually thought people would overlook when he debuted and that I'd end up with an aggressive batting superstar, the romance pick so to speak.
On the other hand, I count myself very lucky to have both Faulkner and Tate - the best batting and bowling all-rounders available - and Ames in my team. It's a bit like drafting Sobers, Imran and Gilchrist, so I was genuinely surprised when Tate lasted well into the third round. I was certain he'd go immediately after I picked Faulkner so I guess I lucked out in that regard.
Some day I will figure out the voting patterns and win a drafts.
Sorry! Getting onto this.
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Disclaimer: I am a biased South African. Anything I say is likely to have something in it that ultimately favours the Proteas.
So, I believe that concludes the draft.
I'll try and get a voting thread up tonight.
8ankitj, can I get a bowling order from you, should you wish to have one. Additionally, morgieb and Cabinet, could I request a team list in batting order - otherwise I'll have to try and guess.
Bowling order - Barnes, Ferris, Peel, Gregory,
Can you lads let me know when the next one starts up? Would like to get back into these.
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