View Poll Results: PLEASE VOTE FOR THE 3 STRONGEST TEST TEAMS

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  • POTHAS

    7 46.67%
  • BEEGEE

    10 66.67%
  • HOWE_ZAT

    10 66.67%
  • MORGIEB

    6 40.00%
  • HONESTBHARANI

    5 33.33%
  • WATSON

    1 6.67%
  • ANDYZALTZHAIR

    1 6.67%
  • MARCUSS

    0 0%
  • JUSTO

    0 0%
  • CABINET

    1 6.67%
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Thread: VOTING Thread - Randomised Test Playing Nations

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    VOTING Thread - Randomised Test Playing Nations

    As a reminder, Monk's OP was;

    Each day I will put each participant's name in to a randomiser, and the order they come out in determines which nation each participant gets to choose from that particular day. Each participant chooses any player who has played at least one test for that nation. The round closes when I randomise the next round (at least 24 hours). If someone hasn't chosen by the time I post the next round, they must wait until the completion of the draft to choose from players unselected from the particular nation they missed.

    England
    Australia
    South Africa
    West Indies
    New Zealand
    India
    Pakistan
    Sri Lanka
    Zimbabwe
    Bangladesh


    Note- It's obviously possible that you might choose multiple times from Bangladesh. Conversely, it's also possible you'll choose multiple times from Aust or Eng.

    Draft will be completed in 12 days once participants are finalised. Participants only need to be able to log on and select once every 24 hours.

    Post if keen.

    Post Script: Later in the Draft it was decided that any player could be selected for Round 12 (randomised).
    THERE ARE 10 TEAMS LISTED - PLEASE CHOOSE 3 TEAMS THAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE STRONGEST - THAT IS, THE 3 MOST LIKELY TEAMS TO COME OUT ON TOP AFTER A HEAD-TO-HEAD TEST MATCH CONTEST;

    Note:
    Tatenda Taibu = Keeper and Right-hand bat
    Murray Goodwin = Right-hand bat
    Paul Strang = Allrounder/Legbreak googly
    Tamim Iqbal = Left-hand bat
    Robiul Islam = Right-arm fast-medium
    Shahriar Nafees = Left-hand bat
    Shakib Al Hasan = Allrounder/Slow left-arm orthodox
    Khaled Mashud = Keeper and Right-hand bat
    Mushfiqur Rahim = Keeper and Right-hand bat
    Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad = Allrounder/Right-arm offbreak


    Pothas
    01. Virender Sehwag
    02. Saeed Anwar
    03. Viv Richards*
    04. Martin Crowe
    05. Aravinda De Silva
    06. Steve Waugh
    07. MS Dhoni+
    08. Imran Khan
    09. Shaun Pollock
    10. Alan Davidson
    11. Sydney Barnes


    BeeGee
    01. Sir Len Hutton *
    02. Herbert Sutcliffe
    03. Ken Barrington
    04. Younis Khan
    05. Michael Clarke
    06. Sir Clyde Walcott +
    07. Chris Cairns
    08. Wasim Akram
    09. Michael Holding
    10. Muttiah Muralitharan
    11. Glenn McGrath


    Howe_Zat
    01. Jack Hobbs
    02. Sunil Gavaskar
    03. Frank Worrell*
    04. Everton Weekes
    05. Denis Compton
    06. Herbie Taylor
    07. Kapil Dev
    08. Tatenda Taibu+
    09. Shane Warne
    10. Fred Trueman
    11. Wes Hall


    Morgieb
    01. Matthew Hayden
    02. Stewie Dempster
    03. George Headley
    04. Greg Chappell
    05. Inzaman-ul-Haq
    06. Ricky Ponting*
    07. Adam Gilchrist+
    08. Heath Streak
    09. Hugh Tayfield
    10. Curtly Ambrose
    11. Shane Bond


    HonestBharani
    01. Sanath Jayasuriya
    02. Graham Gooch*
    03. Brian Lara
    04. Murray Goodwin
    05. Andy Flower+
    06. Aubrey Faulkner
    07. Keith Miller
    08. George Lohmann
    09. Jack Cowie
    10. Shoaib Akhtar
    11. Jim Laker


    Watson
    01. Barry Richards
    02. Hanif Mohammad
    03. Charlie Macartney
    04. Walter Hammond*
    05. Majid Khan
    06. John R Reid
    07. Prasanna Jayawardene+
    08. Paul Strang
    09. Richard Hadlee
    10. Joel Garner
    11. Fazal Mahmood


    AndyZaltzHair
    01. Glenn Turner
    02. Tamim Iqbal
    03. Neil Harvey*
    04. Sachin Tendulkar
    05. Martin Donnelly
    06. Ian Botham
    07. Farokh Engineer+
    08. Mike Procter
    09. Anil Kumble
    10. Robiul Islam
    11. Allan Donald


    Justo
    01. Shahriar Nafees
    02. Dennis Amiss
    03. Rahul Dravid*
    04. Graeme Pollock
    05. VVS Laxman
    06. Thilan Samaraweera
    07. Shakib Al Hasan
    08. Khaled Mashud +
    09. Ray Lindwall
    10. Malcolm Marshall
    11. Chaminda Vaas


    Marcuss
    01. Marvan Atapattu
    02. WG Grace*
    03. Mahela Jayawardene
    04. Jacques Kallis
    05. Javed Miandad
    06. Tilakaratne Dilshan
    07. Les Ames+
    08. Rangana Herath
    09. Bill O'Reilly
    10. Waqar Younis
    11. Neil Adcock


    Cabinet
    01. Bob Simpson
    02. Gautam Gambhir
    03. Kumar Sangakkara
    04. Mohammad Azharuddin
    05. Garfield Sobers
    06. Stephen Flemming*
    07. Mushfiqur Rahim +
    08. Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad
    09. Dale Steyn
    10. Dennis Lillee
    11. Trent Boult


    Good luck to everyone! And MANY THANKS to Monk for setting-up, and running the Draft. Excellent job as usual.

    (If the contestants would like any last-last minute changes, or if I've made a silly typo, then please feel free to say so - Watson)
    Last edited by watson; 03-07-2013 at 03:05 PM.
    PRE WWI
    Grace-Trumper-Hill-Taylor-Ranjitsinhji-Faulkner-Noble-Lilley-Turner-Richardson-Barnes
    PRE WWII
    Hobbs-Sutcliffe-Bradman-Hammond-Headley-Macartney-Ames-Gregory-Larwood-O'Reilly-Grimmett
    POST WWII
    Hutton-Simpson-Kanhai-Pollock-Harvey-Sobers-Waite-Benaud-Davidson-Lindwall-Trueman
    PACKER ERA
    Gavaskar-Greenidge-Richards-Chappell-Lloyd-Botham-Imran-Knott-Lillee-Holding-Underwood
    MODERN ERA
    Hayden-Langer-Ponting-Tendulkar-Lara-Kallis-Gilchrist-Marshall-Warne-Ambrose-McGrath

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    Howe_Zat (love the batting), BeeGee and Morgieb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Shakib Al Hasan = Slow left-arm orthodox
    Man, if he doesn't count as an allrounder...
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    I don't see any reason why you shouldn't vote Monk. Especially as you watched the whole thing happen behind the scenes.


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    Bump.....

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    Accidentally mis clicked on AZH. Should be an extra vote for HonestBharani.

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    Pothas and BeeGee streaks ahead. Voted for me after that because I'm a rebel.

    Reckon it says something that Watson felt he needed to explain who current Test cricketers were to us
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    Blimey, it's neck and neck.
    Last edited by BeeGee; 04-07-2013 at 09:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Pothas and BeeGee streaks ahead. Voted for me after that because I'm a rebel.

    Reckon it says something that Watson felt he needed to explain who current Test cricketers were to us
    That list was more for my sake than anything else. I really should take more interest in current cricket outside Australia and England.

    Incidently, as far as voting is concerned - teams Pothas and BeeGee were too hard to ignore. HonestB, Howe, and Andy were more-or-less equal third. HonestB because of his bowling attack, Howe because his batting was awesome, and Andy because he had compensated very cleverly for his two weaker players.

    But as everyone knows, I do like an eclectic bowling attack so I went for HonestB. Murray Goodwin also looks OK sandwiched as he is between Lara and Flower. And I'm a Lara fan......
    Last edited by watson; 04-07-2013 at 06:50 PM.

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    BeeGee was a no brainer.. Went for Howie as two other line ups were pretty good but they didn't hava a spinner.. And went with Morgie.. I dont like to vote for myself too Thanks for everyone who has voted and thanks esp. for the ones who voted for me
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    Was interested to see if people thought Barnes was a spinner, lot of the talk about him on here of late has suggested people think he was. Was one of the reasons I didn't pick another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Was interested to see if people thought Barnes was a spinner, lot of the talk about him on here of late has suggested people think he was. Was one of the reasons I didn't pick another one.
    It's difficult to judge, but from what I read Barnes was a finger-spinner (mainly leg-break, some off-break) who bowled at medium pace. However, it is safe to assume that when he opened the bowling he would bowl faster than usual and rely on swing to take his wickets. But as the ball got older, slow his pace down and allow the ball to spin more. With Barnes you get the best of both worlds because of the rotation imparted on the ball, and the extra bounce off the pitch due to his height and fast up-right action - and all with excruciating accuracy.

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    Do I win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Do I win?
    Tie?

    I would have won if I'd voted for myself like certain other people who shall remain nameless. *cough-howe-cough*

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    Sorry to ruin that tie.. BeeGee, morgieb and honestbharani for me.

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