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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    If GI 'Best Poster On The Forum' Joe says it then it must be true.
    Athlai doesn't lie. And he doesn't do sarcasm either, so you know it's true!

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    Round 1

    Camo999
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    harsh.ag
    ohnoitsyou
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    Watson
    morgieb
    Monk
    kyear2
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    Standard 12 hours per person, though Camo gets as much time as he needs.
    "Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if you’re going to be rubbish, make sure it’s against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I'll start this when we get to 12 drafters, and then anyone else who joins in can go on the end of round 1.
    Reckon 12's about ideal anyhow…

    There is no doubt in my mind that Viv would've been the greatest 20/20 batsman of all time. Was the greatest in ODIs imo.

    The fun of this draft is speculating which players from bygone eras would've been great LO players (without being **** at tests). I like that.

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    Yeah, I have no problem with that thinking for the purposes of the draft. I just wanted it clarified so we don't get watsoned at the end


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Round 1

    Camo999
    Pothas
    Blakus
    GI Joe
    harsh.ag
    ohnoitsyou
    Dan
    Watson
    morgieb
    Monk
    kyear2
    Howe_zat

    Standard 12 hours per person, though Camo gets as much time as he needs.
    Cannot buy a break with these first rounds.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Wasim Akram
    harsh.ag and Hurricane like this.

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    I know that Bradman is up for grabs, and Camo999 rightly or wrongly didn't pick him, but I think that most people would assume him to be completely brilliant in any format you care to mention. Basically, whoever gets Bradman will probably win reasonably easily. Rethink??
    Last edited by watson; 11-04-2014 at 07:22 PM.

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    Wasim Akram is a gun pick. In a t20 would an outrageously high average matter as much as an amazing strike rate? I am not sure.

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    Well I thought Camo would make this decision for me because in this draft it is actually worth thinking about but if he is allowed then it has to be Don Bradman.

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    Wasim is actually a brilliant pick, and deserving of No. 1 in this draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    I know that Bradman is up for grabs, and Camo999 rightly or wrongly didn't pick him, but I think that most people would assume him to be completely brilliant in any format you care to mention. Basically, whoever gets Bradman will probably win reasonably easily. Rethink??
    In a test, Bradman gives you a massive advantage. To be honest, I'm not sure the advantage he'd give you in a T20 would be more than a few other players I can think of. I think there are plenty of other players thru history that will give you more than Bradman in a T20 team. In a limited (50) overs game I'd imagine Bradman would be valuable, but not significantly better than plenty of others.

    Basically limited overs formats negate what made Bradman great (the ability to bat for ages and concentrate and make monster scores).

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    Given all formats am more than happy with Wasim. Reckon he'd be much more valuable in T20 when the match is often decided by the guy who can come in and hit 20 off an over or snare 2 or 3 quick wickets when it's in the balance. With 10 wickets to burn in 20 overs I don't reckon Bradman would be any more valuable than any other top bat. Wasim, on the other hand is probably the best limited overs bowler ever and a brutal striker of the ball - I see he even played a few T20s at the end of his career with some success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camo999 View Post
    Given all formats am more than happy with Wasim. Reckon he'd be much more valuable in T20 when the match is often decided by the guy who can come in and hit 20 off an over or snare 2 or 3 quick wickets when it's in the balance. With 10 wickets to burn in 20 overs I don't reckon Bradman would be any more valuable than any other top bat. Wasim, on the other hand is probably the best limited overs bowler ever and a brutal striker of the ball - I see he even played a few T20s at the end of his career with some success.
    Yeah fair call Camo.

    And good one Howe for creating a complex draft as it will tricky balancing the team. Seemed easy at first, now I'm not so sure.
    Len Hutton - Jack Hobbs - Ted Dexter - Peter May - Walter Hammond - Frank Woolley - Ian Botham - Alan Knott - Hedley Verity - John Snow - Fred Trueman

    Victor Trumper - Bill Lawry - Don Bradman - Greg Chappell - Allan Border - Keith Miller - Adam Gilchrist - Alan Davidson - Shane Warne - Dennis Lillee - Glenn McGrath

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    I don't often get to pick Sobers in a draft, so I think I'll take this opportunity.
    Sir Garfield Sobers for me.

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    I'd like to play if there's space.

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