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    D(r)aft idea?

    Apologies from a relative newcomer if this has been done before (I couldn't see it with a quick search), or rejected for being a terrible idea before, or is just a terrible idea...

    - Pick the best team of Test cricketers you can, with the restriction that they must have played less than 100 Tests in total.

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    - Pick the worst team of Test cricketers you can, with the restriction that they must have played at least 200 Tests in total.

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    I remember playing one similar to the former but not the latter
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    First one sounds better - having an average of just 9 tests per player would make things tricky indeed. Would probably have to be limited to only a handful of drafters though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewB View Post
    Apologies from a relative newcomer if this has been done before (I couldn't see it with a quick search), or rejected for being a terrible idea before, or is just a terrible idea...

    - Pick the best team of Test cricketers you can, with the restriction that they must have played less than 100 Tests in total.

    Alternatively:

    - Pick the worst team of Test cricketers you can, with the restriction that they must have played at least 200 Tests in total.
    A possible improvement to the second suggestion (or maybe it just makes it complicated) - only count Tests in which their team won (or maybe ones in which their team didn't lose) - so it's not just a case of picking "X who played for Y for a few years despite being pretty hopeless because all their players were pretty hopeless then".


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    I like the first idea with a budget of 100 Tests, except that it should be 200 Tests.
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    The first one seems really interesting.
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    Agree with the first idea, but revising it to 200 Tests may be better. In for it.

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    They both sound interesting
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    On reflection, I think I agree with the comments that "up to 200 Tests" would probably be better for a Draft thread - "up to 100 Tests" would be OK if you were just picking one team to fit it (or if only 3 or 4 people were taking part).

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    Agree the 100 test limit would only work for a few drafters

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    If this thread ends up turning into a draft I'll join in.

    Also agree with the 200 Test rule.

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    I'll join too

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    There seems to be enough support for this to be a draft - would now be a good time to start it, or would it clash with the reverse "debuts/retirements" draft that I think was proposed?

    Also, before I launch a draft, is there more to it than announcing the draft rules and giving the order of selection for each round?

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