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    Some interesting choices in the early drafting rounds.

    If one lesson was to be gained from Season 1, teams must establish a strong bowling lineup. Good batsmen are easy to find, and any decent first class cricketer is capable of filling a position. However, strong bowlers are tough to identify.

    Teja had a solid bowling lineup on paper in Season 1, however his team was garbage with the ball and players like Kartik, Kumar and Tahir ended up with terrible records despite appearing good choices at first.

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    Will the sim nerf me for playing batsmen what it considers to be out of position, e.g. if I give Mathews a go opening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    Some interesting choices in the early drafting rounds.

    If one lesson was to be gained from Season 1, teams must establish a strong bowling lineup. Good batsmen are easy to find, and any decent first class cricketer is capable of filling a position. However, strong bowlers are tough to identify.

    Teja had a solid bowling lineup on paper in Season 1, however his team was garbage with the ball and players like Kartik, Kumar and Tahir ended up with terrible records despite appearing good choices at first.
    I have a feeling season one was rather on the bat**** side, though. What with Flintoff being better than he was for the last two years of his career despite being retired for two years, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Murali, Andre Adams and Phil Hughes have all been on my "hopefully no-one will notice them" list.
    Nathan Lyon, David Hussey and Chris Gayle (to a lesser degree Hughes) were all on my 'pick this round' list. They went on the four consecutive picks before mine, or something similarly ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Nathan Lyon, David Hussey and Chris Gayle (to a lesser degree Hughes) were all on my 'pick this round' list. They went on the four consecutive picks before mine, or something similarly ridiculous.
    Surprised you were going for Lyon really; I just picked him because I like him.
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    Good to know picking Gayle this round was a good move. Was so tempted to leave him for Round 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Surprised you were going for Lyon really; I just picked him because I like him.
    Are you surprised that a man who picked Nevill first round may not be picking entirely on merit, or that there is a forumer yet to memorise which cricketers you may or may not like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Are you surprised that a man who picked Nevill first round may not be picking entirely on merit, or that there is a forumer yet to memorise which cricketers you may or may not like?
    The former.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eds View Post
    Good to know picking Gayle this round was a good move. Was so tempted to leave him for Round 5.
    It's a very good pick at this stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
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    Danm you. I chose Gul last night with 2 people to pick before me.
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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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    Joke's on you Johnners, Rudolph absolutely shunted it last season for me.

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    Haha yeah I noticed, sok tho have decided to more or less go for favorites seeing as spark the **** seems intent on stealing all my players favourite or otherwise
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
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    **** you. I have his profile open right now and thinking what a steal he could be (i.e performed well in Season 1 and had a killer season in England).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    **** you. I have his profile open right now and thinking what a steal he could be (i.e performed well in Season 1 and had a killer season in England).
    I was surprised he lasted this long tbh. He and Bollinger will hopefully create a nice patch of rough for Lyon to bowl into and I've got my #8 sorted now too. Quite enjoying drafting an entire new bowling attack (Watto aside) knowing most of my batting is pretty settled.

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