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Thread: Test Cricket Draft : Group A

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    Test Cricket Draft : Group A

    Vote for the strongest team out of the three considering the balance and individual quality. Only the Test Career has to be considered. Two out of the three teams will go ahead. Write ups can be added by the managers if they want, and I will update it in the OP. Players who made their debut post 1970 were eligible to be picked.

    VOTE FOR ONLY TWO TEAMS


    Team Agent TBY

    01. Gavaskar
    02. Jayasuriya (6)
    03. Lara
    04. M. Waugh
    05. Flower (+)
    06. Martyn
    07. Greig (5)
    08. Harbhajan (4)
    09. Gillespie (2)
    10. Zaheer (1)
    11. Akhtar (3)

    12: Ahmed


    Team AldoRaine18

    Inglorious Basterds :

    Matthew Hayden
    Mark Taylor (C)
    Hashim Amla
    Younis Khan (6)
    VVS Laxman
    Brian McMillan (5)
    Jeff Dujon (WK)
    Anil Kumble (4)
    Malcolm Marshall (1)
    Merv Hughes (3)
    Waqar Younis (2)


    Carl Hooper



    Team Monk

    Abbott's XI

    -Virender Sehwag
    - Andrew Strauss
    - Stephen Fleming (c)
    - Sachin Tendulkar
    - A.B. DeVilliers (wk)
    - Darren Lehmann
    - Andrew Symonds
    - Daniel Vettori
    - Wasim Akram
    - Andy Roberts
    - Craig McDermott


    - Paul Collingwood
    Last edited by AldoRaine18; 17-08-2012 at 06:15 AM.

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    Pretty tough call there, went for Aldo and Monk eventually. TBY was let down by his bowling attack once you compare the three sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Pretty tough call there, went for Aldo and Monk eventually. TBY was let down by his bowling attack once you compare the three sides.
    See what I mean now? The attack looks okay standalone, but put it against the others in the draft and it really pales in comparison.

    That said, there's still a case to be made for my squad, especially the batting lineup, being great on their day. It's just that the bowling is very likely to be inconsistent.
    Last edited by Agent TBY; 16-08-2012 at 09:08 PM.
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    Team with Tendulkar wins


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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent TBY View Post
    See what I mean now? The attack looks okay standalone, but put it against the others in the draft and it really pales in comparison.

    That said, there's still a case to be made for my squad, especially the batting lineup, being great on their day. It's just that the bowling is very likely to be inconsistent.
    I would probably rank your batting above Aldo's, but not having a great keeper dragged you down in regards to your bowling attack, since they would definitely need every chance to be taken

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    Abbot's team is definitely through for mine.

    IMO

    (Harbhajan + Gillespie + Zaheer) = (Anil Kumble + Merv Hughes + Waqar Younis)

    (Greig) = (McMillan)

    The only thing to consider is whether: (Marshall + stronger keeper) > (Akhtar + slightly stronger batting)

    ie Gavaskar & Lara are difficult to ignore.

    Will think about it.
    Last edited by watson; 16-08-2012 at 09:42 PM.
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    Surely Waqar and Kumble are streets ahead of Zaheer and Harby?

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    I see you two guys both voted for yourselves, so, I guess i'll return the favour?


    The combination of Waqar and Marshall has swayed me to Aldo's team, although I think TBY has a slightly better batting line up.

    Aldo just.

    Also, think my pace attack is made up of slightly underrated legends!

    Wasim, Roberts and McDermott. I like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Surely Waqar and Kumble are streets ahead of Zaheer and Harby?
    I wouldn't say streets ahead. Better yes, but not by an large margin

    (Harbhajan + Gillespie + Zaheer) Ave SR = 60.3

    (Anil Kumble + Merv Hughes + Waqar Younis) Ave SR = 55.7

    We are looking at a difference in the average Strike Rate of less than an over for the support bowlers. The inclusion of a left-armer (Zaheer) is also a plus IMB.

    If I vote for Aldo's team it will be primarily because of the Marshall-Dujon combo.
    Last edited by watson; 16-08-2012 at 10:14 PM.

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    All of these sides are pretty average IMO, but I went for the first two.
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    I think Aldo's team is slightly better than the other two, with Monk's a fraction superior to TBY's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I see you two guys both voted for yourselves, so, I guess i'll return the favour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    All of these sides are pretty average IMO, but I went for the first two.
    Should be noted in the OP that the criteria was that the player debuted in or after 1970....

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    Voted for AldoRaine and Monk,.
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    1. Aldo
    2. Close call but I will go with Monk for having Sachin, AB and Akram
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