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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Monk's ODI XI

    - Sachin Tendulkar /
    - Brad Haddin /+
    - Dean Jones /
    - Ross Taylor /
    - Mohammed Azharruddin
    - Darren Lehmann /o
    - Ian Botham /o
    - Simon O'Donnell /o
    - Peter Taylor o
    - Dennis Lillee o
    - Curtly Ambrose o


    Quite pleased with the outcome of this team.


    - Tight bowling unit. Ambrose and Lillee will share the new ball, and strike a few times with it, putting the opposition under pressure. Both are very capable of keeping it tight. Botham and O'Donnell share the all rounder duties. O'Donnell was one of the first guys in ODIs to master the slower variations and become acclaimed as a "death" bowler. Beefy will be likely to take wickets and get in the face of the opposition. Peter Taylor a forgotten man in many ways, but before the advent of Warne, he was a miserly and crafty ODI spinner. Lehmann also capable of providing some LA variation if needed.

    - Batting is well suited to the 50 over format. Tendulkar is undoubtably one of the great ODI players, and at the top of the order he has overseen many big Indian totals. Plays every shot and is very difficult to dismiss. Haddin will partner him and will go big down the ground early, especially while the field is up. Jones was a pro ODI player, setting new standards as a batsman with his shot selection and running between wickets. Was rightly proclaimed the greatest ODI batsman of his time. Taylor, Azha and Lehmann are all clever cricketers, well suited to working the ball through the middle overs then hitting out at the end. With the tail we have, big scores will be the norm, with Botham and O'Donnell both massive hitters. Both can bat up the order if needed.

    - As a fielding unit we are tighter than a duck's arse. Jones, Taylor and Azha are all great fielders, Jones particularly as a sweeper and in the covers. It is sometimes forgotten how good a fielder Beefy was, in either the slips of the outfield. O'Donnell, Lillee, Ambrose and Jones all have huge throwing arms, well suited to cutting down runs and causing run outs in the later overs.


    tldnr? We'd **** all over everyone else's teams!
    That is a pretty good team. But Ian Botham wasn't that great at ODIs. Might call him Afridi-ish
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Well the second half does have worse players compared to the first half
    That usually is how a draft works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    That usually is how a draft works.
    was a joke you grumpy ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    That is a pretty good team. But Ian Botham wasn't that great at ODIs. Might call him Afridi-ish
    He wasn't too bad. I'll take his x-factor.

    Managed to have a career bowling economy rate of under 4, which is very good in any era.

    And had a batting SR of nearly 80, which was very good for his era.

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    I might as well take another death bowler, so Umar Gul it is.

    01. Marcus Trescothick
    02. Brendan McCullum+
    03. Aravinda de Silva
    04. Inzamam-ul-Haq
    05. Clive Lloyd*
    06. Neil Fairbrother
    07. Chris Harris
    08. Wasim Akram
    09. Zaheer Khan
    10. Umar Gul
    11. Saqlain Mushtaq
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    He wasn't too bad. I'll take his x-factor.

    Managed to have a career bowling economy rate of under 4, which is very good in any era.

    And had a batting SR of nearly 80, which was very good for his era.
    I believe Marshall bowled at around 3.5 as well. Not sure how much that is affecting the opinions around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AldoRaine18 View Post
    I believe Marshall bowled at around 3.5 as well. Not sure how much that is affecting the opinions around here.
    It matters heaps in ODIs imo. Far more than averages, and maybe even more than SRs.

    If you have 5 bowlers who all have an economy rate of 3.5, your batting line up is only chasing 175.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    I might as well take another death bowler, so Umar Gul it is.

    01. Marcus Trescothick
    02. Brendan McCullum+
    03. Aravinda de Silva
    04. Inzamam-ul-Haq
    05. Clive Lloyd*
    06. Neil Fairbrother
    07. Chris Harris
    08. Wasim Akram
    09. Zaheer Khan
    10. Umar Gul
    11. Saqlain Mushtaq

    That's a cracking ODI team. I think I should have gone for Gul ahead of Steyn, given his ability with yorkers. If I had to point out one thing, and I may be wrong about this, but seems the overall strike rate is slightly low. Particularly lower down the order in case you need someone to chase a target and hit big.

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    Bob Willis

    1.Adam Gilchrist+
    2.Matthew Hayden
    3.Kevin Pietersen
    4.Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    5.Andrew Symonds
    6.Arjuna Ranatunga*
    7.Shakib al Hasan
    8.Richard Hadlee
    9.Colin Croft
    10.Nathan Bracken
    11.Bob Willis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    He wasn't too bad. I'll take his x-factor.

    Managed to have a career bowling economy rate of under 4, which is very good in any era.

    And had a batting SR of nearly 80, which was very good for his era.
    For the era that he played in....I am not sure how good an RPO of 4 is tbh....not too flash from what I can recall, a little on the higher side probably

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    I think Blakus has nailed it. How did people let him get both Hadlee AND Gilchrist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    If you have 5 bowlers who all have an economy rate of 3.5, your batting line up is only chasing 175.....
    If you play the game on paper or a spreadsheet that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    If you play the game on paper or a spreadsheet that is.
    But the point is, someone with an ER like that is clearly playing their role in the team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    For the era that he played in....I am not sure how good an RPO of 4 is tbh....not too flash from what I can recall, a little on the higher side probably
    Par for the course.

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