View Poll Results: Please select the THREE best teams

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  • Spikey

    3 10.34%
  • AndyZaltzHair

    19 65.52%
  • Cabinet

    22 75.86%
  • Coronis

    6 20.69%
  • 8ankitj

    11 37.93%
  • Watson

    10 34.48%
  • Johnners

    1 3.45%
  • Mighty Mariner

    0 0%
  • Monk

    7 24.14%
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Thread: Real time draft- voting poll

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    Real time draft- voting poll

    Real time draft run last night. Please select the three strongest teams and vote for them in the poll.

    PARTICIPANTS SHOULD VOTE- BUT PLEASE VOTE FOR THREE TEAMS OTHER THAN YOUR OWN

    Rules

    * Each team must contain one player from each of the following countries:
    - Australia
    - NZ OR Sri Lanka
    - SA
    - WI
    - England
    - Pakistan
    - India

    * Any player who has played at least one test can be selected.

    * Bradman can be chosen, but the player choosing him forfeits his/her choice in the next round (just to make it fun!)

    * Each player has only 5 minutes to select a player after the player before him/her has selected.




    Spikey
    01. Alastair Cook *
    02. Victor Trumper
    03. Rahul Dravid
    04. Sir Clyde Walcott
    05. Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    06. Keith Miller
    07. Alan Knott +
    08. Chris Cairns
    09. Vernon Philander
    10. Waqar Younis
    11. Clarrie Grimmett

    AndyZaltzHair
    01. Stewie Dempster
    02. Herbert Sutcliffe
    03. Donald Bradman*
    04. Javed Miandad
    05. Stan McCabe
    06. Vijay Hazare
    07. John Waite+
    08. Mike Procter
    09. Jim Laker
    10. Michael Holding
    11. Allan Donald

    Cabinet
    01. Len Hutton
    02. Hanif Mohammad
    03. Ken Barrington
    04. Wally Hammond
    05. Frank Worrell*
    06. Dudley Nourse
    07. Farokh Engineer +
    08. Richard Hadlee
    09. Shane Warne
    10. Dale Steyn
    11. Glenn McGrath

    Coronis
    01. Jack Hobbs
    02. Sunil Gavaskar*
    03. Younis Khan
    04. Graeme Pollock
    05. Neil Harvey
    06. Garry Sobers
    07. Les Ames+
    08. Kapil Dev
    09. Ray Lindwall
    10. Shane Bond
    11. Derek Underwood

    8ankitj
    01. Vijay Merchant
    02. Gordon Greenidge
    03. Ricky Ponting
    04. Jacques Kallis
    05. Rohan Kanhai
    06. Allan Border
    07. Andy Flower +
    08. Imran Khan *
    09. Fred Trueman
    10. Muttiah Muralitharan
    11. Courtney Walsh

    Watson
    01. Bruce Mitchell
    02. Matthew Hayden
    03. George Headley
    04. Greg Chappell *
    05. Sachin Tendulkar
    06. Martin Crowe
    07. Ian Botham
    08. Malcolm Marshall
    09. Hedley Verity
    10. Wasim Bari +
    11. Joel Garner

    Johnners
    01. Barry Richards
    02. Bob Simpson*
    03. Everton Weekes
    04. Inzamam ul Haq
    05. Mohammad Azharuddin
    06. Tony Greig
    07. Adam Gilchrist +
    08. Richie Benaud
    09. Alan Davidson
    10. Jack Cowie
    11. Sydney Barnes

    Mighty Mariner
    01. Grame Smith
    02. Denis Compton
    03. Kumar Sangakkara
    04. BrianLara
    05. Steve Waugh
    06.Clive Lloyd *
    07. Wasim Akram
    08. Godfrey Evans +
    09. Anil Kumble
    10. Frank Tyson
    11. James Anderson

    Monk
    01. Geoff Boycott
    02. Arthur Morris
    03. Viv Richards *
    04. Mohammed Yousuf
    05. Bill Ponsford
    06. Mahela Jayawardene
    07. Shaun Pollock
    08. Syed Kirmani +
    09. Dennis Lillee
    10. Curtly Ambrose
    11. Bill O'Reilly
    Last edited by Monk; 12-01-2013 at 01:20 PM.

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    1. Cabinet
    2. Coronis
    3. Andy

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    Cabinet, Coronis and AZH for mine.

    Spikey and Watson close to AZH imo, but the Bradman factor is telling.

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    Cabinet, Watson and AZH

    Cabinet has the best team far and away.


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    Watson's XI

    Bowling
    1. Marshall and Garner is the most potent and devastating new ball partnership in the history of modern cricket! Their Strike Rate together (44.77) is better than Holding + Roberts, Lillee + Thomson, Lindwall + Miller, or Ambrose + Walsh.

    2. Hedley Verity dismissed Don Bradman no less tha 8 times. If Marshall and Garner don't claim Bradman's wicket then it is most likely that Verity will.

    3. Ian Botham is one of cricket's greatest swing bowlers. Prior to 1983 he was one of the best of all time, and therefore compliments the pace and aggession of Marshall and Garner perfectly.

    4. The leg spin of Bruce Mitchell, and nagging medium pace bowling of Greg Chappell are an ample back-up to the front-line four.


    Batting
    1. Bruce Mitchell and Matthew Hayden form an aggressive right-left opening combination. Both openers are among the greatest batsman of their era.

    2. The middle order is superb. No one could possibly doubt that Headley-G.Chappell-Tendulkar-Crowe-Botham is a reliable and rock-solid combination with G.Chappell being an absolute stand-out against fast bowling and Tendulkar the master of spin.


    Wicket-keeping
    Wasim Bari is probably Pakistan's best ever wicket-keeper and one of the main reasons for Imran Khan's success.


    Fielding
    Mitchell, Greg Chappell, Botham, and Hayden form a brilliant slips cordon who boost the potency of Marshall and Garner to a higher level.


    Leadership
    Greg Chappell was a shrewd and intelligent captain who was rated very highly by Mike Brearley when they opposed eachother. Yet another strength for an incredibly strong team - even if I say so myself.
    Last edited by watson; 12-01-2013 at 03:45 PM.
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    Cabinet, AZH, Monk

    I don't know how you let Cabinet get away with that.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Went with AZH, Ankitj and Watson
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Just a note on my team, Kirmani keeping to O'Reilly would be something to enjoy!

    Really enjoy the look of my bowling attack- Lillee, Ambrose, Pollock and O'Reilly. Rate that pretty highly. Three of them are super aggressive (and economical) and Pollock can play the role of "building pressure", taking wickets without leaking runs. The other stand out bowling attacks imo are...


    Cabinet- Hadlee, McGrath, Steyn & Warne (plus Hammond).

    Watson- Marshall, Garner, Botham & Verity.

    Coronis also has a versatile and mixed attack with Lindwall, Bond, Dev, Underwood & Sobers.

    Spikey's attack pretty potent as well (Miller, Waqar, Philander, Cairns & Grimmett)

    Johnners has an interesting, all-round team. The batting right down to Davo at #9 is pretty formidable, and his bowling attack has a lot of variety. Maybe just lacks someone really quick.
    Last edited by Monk; 12-01-2013 at 02:45 PM.

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    Anti's attack is superb;

    04. Jacques Kallis
    08. Imran Khan *
    09. Fred Trueman
    10. Muttiah Muralitharan
    11. Courtney Walsh

    However, it's weakened by the mediocre keeping abilities of Andy Flower. On the plus side Ponting and Border are bound to take some good catches in slips which does tend to even things out a little bit.

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    Yeh not sure how we allowed Cabinet to pick Hadlee, McGrath & Warne with his first 3 picks.

    Quite pleased with my team, bats deep, plenty of bowling options, glaring omission though is a bowler like Waqar/Donald/Steyn (had originally intended to pick 1 of them in round 3/4 - not sure why I changed my mind now).
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    I'm stunned that no one picked Andy Roberts.

    Benaud and Botham reckon he is the greatest West Indian quick of all time.

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    I was almost going to pick Roberts as my 4th bowler, but decided to go with Steyn to make sure I got a South African.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnners View Post
    Yeh not sure how we allowed Cabinet to pick Hadlee, McGrath & Warne with his first 3 picks.
    I think people were aware of the fact that they would HAVE to pick players from NZ/SL and India and Pakistan (where there is a more limited talent pool than Eng/Aus/SA and WIs), so early on they were making sure they picked the a-graders from the teams that haven't played as many tests.

    He did well getting Hadlee first, who imo is NZ's only true ATG, then enjoyed the spoils of picking up McGrath and Warne. Well played Cabinet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I think people were aware of the fact that they would HAVE to pick players from NZ/SL and India and Pakistan (where there is a more limited talent pool than Eng/Aus/SA and WIs), so early on they were making sure they picked the a-graders from the teams that haven't played as many tests.

    He did well getting Hadlee first, who imo is NZ's only true ATG, then enjoyed the spoils of picking up McGrath and Warne. Well played Cabinet!
    Yeah that was my initial strategy, still that attack is outstanding.
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    With the benefit of hindsight Monk I don't think that delaying a pick by 1 round was a big enough penalty for selecting Don Bradman because in R3 there are still a ton of 'Gold Tier' players. Especially as Andy got to go first in R3.

    Having said that, Andy's team is nearly unbeatable with or without Bradman, and I probably would have voted for it anyway.
    Last edited by watson; 12-01-2013 at 05:03 PM.

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