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    Draft Game - Fantasy Cricket 2017

    This is both a draft and fantasy game where the winner will be decided by how their players produce across the year. To give a large enough pool of players for a draft, every international game in calendar year 2017 (Test, ODI, T20I) will be counted in the one competition. As an aside it should add interest to series that you wouldn’t have otherwise given much thought to.
    Scoring will be 1 point for every run, 20 per wicket and 5 per catch/stumping.

    The year will be broken into 4 three-month quarters (Q1 = Jan-Mar, etc) with a main draft in December, and minor changes before every quarter where you can cut guys who aren’t playing/performing and replace them with anyone else who hasn’t been picked (via a minidraft in reverse order of current standings).

    Participants will pick a squad of 14 players in given positions (see below), with the top 11 in each quarter contributing to your total so that you aren’t punished if up to 3 of your players don’t play much in that quarter for whatever reason. This will be done automatically and won’t be dependent on position.
    1 Opening Batsman OP
    2 Opening Batsman OP
    3 Middle Order Batsman MOB
    4 Middle Order Batsman MOB
    5 Middle Order Batsman MOB
    6 All Rounder AR
    7 Wicketkeeper WK
    8 Fast Bowler FB
    9 Fast Bowler FB
    10 Fast Bowler FB
    11 Spin Bowler SP
    12 Bowler Bowl
    13 Batsman Bat
    14 All Rounder AR

    To ease administrative burden for me I will define the positions of players in the near future.
    • Bowler can be either a FB or SP
    • Batsman can be either OP or MOB

    Given the size of the player pool I am looking for 10 participants with the patience to read this whole post, draft 14 rounds and then the interest to follow for the year with occasional input. I will update and post the scores every 2-4 weeks.

    The draft has a clear deadline of January 1. Given that a bit of research and schedule checking will be required more than latent knowledge I reckon we will aim for a start within 3 days. Normal draft rules of randomised order, reversed, then re-randomised each round will apply. 8 hours per pick – which may be adjusted if we get close to deadline.

    Obviously I realise that the calendar year is both a long time and doesn’t line up nicely with cricket seasons, but to give a large enough pool to support a reasonable draft, and to have an unambiguous start/end, this is how it is. If there are Tests that cross the boundary between 2 periods, matches will be attributed to the day that they are scheduled to start.

    I also realise that many fixtures have not yet been determined, which is another element of luck. I recommend starting research here: Live cricket | Current and future cricket series | ESPN Cricinfo

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    Nice one...In.

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    so in, this is a great idea
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    one issue that i see though is how say england and india play a gazillion tests... perhaps make it an average points per match in a quarter for a player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shady Slim View Post
    one issue that i see though is how say england and india play a gazillion tests... perhaps make it an average points per match in a quarter for a player?
    Ahhh leave it to the drafters please. Let them think and build their teams by keeping all these points in mind.
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    It is a known issue so i say its just part of the game - you just need to draft accordingly. I reckon it can be safely assumed Eng, Ind, SA & Aus will all play heaps of matches this year (and most years).
    Also I can comfortably handle totals in my spreadsheet which relies on cutting and pasting from cricinfo - averages would make it too time consuming to calculate.
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    yeah just a suggestion, still definitely in bc it's a ****in awesome idea
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    So as mentioned in the OP, i will list the player positions to make my database manageable. This is the list of players from the top teams (10 test teams + Ire, Afg since they play a stack of ODIs) based on who played a few games this year. If you want to pick someone else just nominate their appropriate category at the time. If you see someone who has retired, please feel free to let me know.

    Player Pos
    AD Russell (WI) AR
    AR Cusack (IRE) AR
    BA Stokes (ENG) AR
    CJ Anderson (NZ) AR
    CR Brathwaite (WI) AR
    DJ Bravo (WI) AR
    DJG Sammy (WI) AR
    DSNFG Jayasuriya (SL) AR
    E Chigumbura (ZIM) AR
    GD Elliott (NZ) AR
    GJ Maxwell (AUS) AR
    Gulbadin Naib (AFG) AR
    HH Pandya (INDIA) AR
    Imad Wasim (PAK) AR
    JDS Neesham (NZ) AR
    JF Mooney (IRE) AR
    JP Faulkner (AUS) AR
    KA Pollard (WI) AR
    KJ O'Brien (IRE) AR
    LA Dawson (ENG) AR
    MD Shanaka (SL) AR
    MF Maharoof (SL) AR
    MJ Santner (NZ) AR
    MM Ali (ENG) AR
    Mohammad Nabi (AFG) AR
    Mohammad Nawaz (3) (PAK) AR
    MR Marsh (AUS) AR
    NLTC Perera (SL) AR
    RA Jadeja (INDIA) AR
    Rahmat Shah (AFG) AR
    RL Chase (WI) AR
    Samiullah Shenwari (AFG) AR
    Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH) AR
    Shoaib Malik (PAK) AR
    Shuvagata Hom (BDESH) AR
    SS Pathirana (SL) AR
    STR Binny (INDIA) AR
    TAM Siriwardana (SL) AR
    A Nehra (INDIA) FB
    AF Milne (NZ) FB
    AL Phehlukwayo (SA) FB
    Al-Amin Hossain (BDESH) FB
    Anwar Ali (PAK) FB
    AS Joseph (WI) FB
    B Kumar (INDIA) FB
    BB Sran (INDIA) FB
    BJ McCarthy (IRE) FB
    CA Young (IRE) FB
    CB Mpofu (ZIM) FB
    CH Morris (SA) FB
    CJ Jordan (ENG) FB
    CP Tremain (AUS) FB
    CR Woakes (ENG) FB
    CT Mumba (ZIM) FB
    D Wiese (SA) FB
    DAJ Bracewell (NZ) FB
    Dawlat Zadran (AFG) FB
    DJ Willey (ENG) FB
    DS Kulkarni (INDIA) FB
    DT Tiripano (ZIM) FB
    DW Steyn (SA) FB
    Hamid Hassan (AFG) FB
    Hasan Ali (PAK) FB
    I Sharma (INDIA) FB
    JJ Bumrah (INDIA) FB
    JL Pattinson (AUS) FB
    JM Anderson (ENG) FB
    JM Bird (AUS) FB
    JO Holder (WI) FB
    JR Hazlewood (AUS) FB
    JT Ball (ENG) FB
    JW Hastings (AUS) FB
    K Rabada (SA) FB
    KAJ Roach (WI) FB
    KJ Abbott (SA) FB
    KMDN Kulasekara (SL) FB
    KTGD Prasad (SL) FB
    KW Richardson (AUS) FB
    LE Plunkett (ENG) FB
    LM Jongwe (ZIM) FB
    M Morkel (SA) FB
    MA Starc (AUS) FB
    MA Wood (ENG) FB
    Mashrafe Mortaza (BDESH) FB
    MC Sorensen (IRE) FB
    Mirwais Ashraf (AFG) FB
    MJ Henry (NZ) FB
    MJ McClenaghan (NZ) FB
    ML Cummins (WI) FB
    MM Sharma (INDIA) FB
    Mohammad Amir (PAK) FB
    Mohammad Irfan (PAK) FB
    Mohammad Sami (PAK) FB
    Mohammed Shami (INDIA) FB
    Mustafizur Rahman (BDESH) FB
    N Madziva (ZIM) FB
    N Pradeep (SL) FB
    N Wagner (NZ) FB
    NM Coulter-Nile (AUS) FB
    PJ Cummins (AUS) FB
    PKD Chase (IRE) FB
    PM Siddle (AUS) FB
    PVD Chameera (SL) FB
    Rahat Ali (PAK) FB
    RAS Lakmal (SL) FB
    RJW Topley (ENG) FB
    RMS Eranga (SL) FB
    Rubel Hossain (BDESH) FB
    SCJ Broad (ENG) FB
    Shafiul Islam (BDESH) FB
    Shapoor Zadran (AFG) FB
    SM Boland (AUS) FB
    Sohail Khan (PAK) FB
    Sohail Tanvir (PAK) FB
    SR Thompson (IRE) FB
    ST Finn (ENG) FB
    ST Gabriel (WI) FB
    T Muzarabani (ZIM) FB
    T Panyangara (ZIM) FB
    TA Boult (NZ) FB
    Taskin Ahmed (BDESH) FB
    TG Southee (NZ) FB
    TJ Murtagh (IRE) FB
    TL Chatara (ZIM) FB
    TS Chisoro (ZIM) FB
    Umar Gul (PAK) FB
    UT Yadav (INDIA) FB
    VD Philander (SA) FB
    Wahab Riaz (PAK) FB
    WB Rankin (IRE) FB
    WD Parnell (SA) FB
    A Balbirnie (IRE) MOB
    AB de Villiers (SA) MOB
    AC Voges (AUS) MOB
    AD Mathews (SL) MOB
    AM Rahane (INDIA) MOB
    Asad Shafiq (PAK) MOB
    Asghar Stanikzai (AFG) MOB
    AT Rayudu (INDIA) MOB
    Azhar Ali (PAK) MOB
    Babar Azam (PAK) MOB
    BKG Mendis (SL) MOB
    C Munro (NZ) MOB
    CA Pujara (INDIA) MOB
    CK Kapugedera (SL) MOB
    CR Ervine (ZIM) MOB
    DA Miller (SA) MOB
    DAS Gunaratne (SL) MOB
    DM Bravo (WI) MOB
    DM de Silva (SL) MOB
    EC Joyce (IRE) MOB
    EJG Morgan (ENG) MOB
    F Behardien (SA) MOB
    F du Plessis (SA) MOB
    GJ Bailey (AUS) MOB
    GS Ballance (ENG) MOB
    H Masakadza (ZIM) MOB
    Haris Sohail (PAK) MOB
    Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG) MOB
    HM Amla (SA) MOB
    HM Nicholls (NZ) MOB
    J Anderson (IRE) MOB
    J Blackwood (WI) MOB
    JE Root (ENG) MOB
    JL Carter (WI) MOB
    JM Vince (ENG) MOB
    JP Duminy (SA) MOB
    KM Jadhav (INDIA) MOB
    KS Williamson (NZ) MOB
    Liton Das (BDESH) MOB
    LMP Simmons (WI) MOB
    LR Johnson (WI) MOB
    LRPL Taylor (NZ) MOB
    Mahmudullah (BDESH) MOB
    MDKJ Perera (SL) MOB
    Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK) MOB
    MK Pandey (INDIA) MOB
    MN Samuels (WI) MOB
    MN Waller (ZIM) MOB
    Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) MOB
    Mominul Haque (BDESH) MOB
    Mosaddek Hossain (BDESH) MOB
    Najibullah Zadran (AFG) MOB
    Nasir Hossain (BDESH) MOB
    Nawroz Mangal (AFG) MOB
    RR Rossouw (SA) MOB
    Sabbir Rahman (BDESH) MOB
    SC Williams (ZIM) MOB
    SE Marsh (AUS) MOB
    Shafiqullah (AFG) MOB
    Sikandar Raza (ZIM) MOB
    SK Raina (INDIA) MOB
    Sohaib Maqsood (PAK) MOB
    SPD Smith (AUS) MOB
    SW Billings (ENG) MOB
    T Bavuma (SA) MOB
    TM Head (AUS) MOB
    Umar Akmal (PAK) MOB
    UT Khawaja (AUS) MOB
    V Kohli (INDIA) MOB
    Younis Khan (PAK) MOB
    Yuvraj Singh (INDIA) MOB
    AD Hales (ENG) OP
    ADS Fletcher (WI) OP
    Ahmed Shehzad (PAK) OP
    AJ Finch (AUS) OP
    AN Cook (ENG) OP
    BB Chari (ZIM) OP
    BM Duckett (ENG) OP
    CH Gayle (WI) OP
    CJ Chibhabha (ZIM) OP
    D Elgar (SA) OP
    DA Warner (AUS) OP
    E Lewis (WI) OP
    FDM Karunaratne (SL) OP
    G Gambhir (INDIA) OP
    H Hameed (ENG) OP
    HDRL Thirimanne (SL) OP
    Imrul Kayes (BDESH) OP
    J Charles (WI) OP
    JA Burns (AUS) OP
    Javed Ahmadi (AFG) OP
    JJ Roy (ENG) OP
    JK Silva (SL) OP
    Karim Sadiq (AFG) OP
    KC Brathwaite (WI) OP
    Khalid Latif (PAK) OP
    KL Rahul (INDIA) OP
    M Vijay (INDIA) OP
    MD Gunathilaka (SL) OP
    MJ Guptill (NZ) OP
    Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) OP
    Mohammad Mithun (BDESH) OP
    Noor Ali Zadran (AFG) OP
    NRD Compton (ENG) OP
    PJ Moor (ZIM) OP
    PR Stirling (IRE) OP
    RG Sharma (INDIA) OP
    S Dhawan (INDIA) OP
    Sami Aslam (PAK) OP
    SC Cook (SA) OP
    SD Hope (WI) OP
    Sharjeel Khan (PAK) OP
    Soumya Sarkar (BDESH) OP
    Tamim Iqbal (BDESH) OP
    TMK Mawoyo (ZIM) OP
    TWM Latham (NZ) OP
    Usman Ghani (AFG) OP
    V Sibanda (ZIM) OP
    WTS Porterfield (IRE) OP
    WU Tharanga (SL) OP
    A Mishra (INDIA) SP
    A Zampa (AUS) SP
    AG Cremer (ZIM) SP
    AM Phangiso (SA) SP
    Amir Hamza (AFG) SP
    AR McBrine (IRE) SP
    AR Patel (INDIA) SP
    Arafat Sunny (BDESH) SP
    AU Rashid (ENG) SP
    D Bishoo (WI) SP
    DL Piedt (SA) SP
    GH Dockrell (IRE) SP
    HMRKB Herath (SL) SP
    Imran Tahir (SA) SP
    IS Sodhi (NZ) SP
    JM Holland (AUS) SP
    JS Patel (NZ) SP
    KA Maharaj (SA) SP
    MA Aponso (SL) SP
    MD Craig (NZ) SP
    MDK Perera (SL) SP
    Mehedi Hasan Miraz (BDESH) SP
    NL McCullum (NZ) SP
    NM Lyon (AUS) SP
    PADLR Sandakan (SL) SP
    R Ashwin (INDIA) SP
    Rashid Khan (AFG) SP
    S Badree (WI) SP
    S Prasanna (SL) SP
    SJ Benn (WI) SP
    SMSM Senanayake (SL) SP
    SNJ O'Keefe (AUS) SP
    SP Narine (WI) SP
    T Shamsi (SA) SP
    Taijul Islam (BDESH) SP
    WP Masakadza (ZIM) SP
    Yasir Shah (PAK) SP
    YS Chahal (INDIA) SP
    ZS Ansari (ENG) SP
    Zulfiqar Babar (PAK) SP
    BJ Watling (NZ) WK
    D Ramdin (WI) WK
    GC Wilson (IRE) WK
    JC Buttler (ENG) WK
    JM Bairstow (ENG) WK
    L Ronchi (NZ) WK
    LD Chandimal (SL) WK
    Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) WK
    MS Dhoni (INDIA) WK
    MS Wade (AUS) WK
    Mushfiqur Rahim (BDESH) WK
    NJ O'Brien (IRE) WK
    PM Nevill (AUS) WK
    Q de Kock (SA) WK
    R Mutumbami (ZIM) WK
    RW Chakabva (ZIM) WK
    Sarfraz Ahmed (PAK) WK
    SO Dowrich (WI) WK
    SW Poynter (IRE) WK
    WP Saha (INDIA) WK
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