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    Wood is actually a spinner (just updated his rego), meaning we have 5 fast/medium options and 3 spin options. With this in mind I think the 7/4/4 option is perhaps best.

    EDIT: Although the other teams arguably have stronger spin options, but then I'd imagine 4 spin isn't really THAT beneficial to spin-bowlers.

    Also, Jager, if you were to bowl, what type of bowler are you? (I ask because I assume you'd have to have some sort of data for this)
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    Yeah, I think that's okay. Just worried that there might be a lack of seaming wickets - FATB seem to be gunning for a wicket with no seam.

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    I reckon we should go for a really seamy wicket - 7/6/2 IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnners View Post
    Wood is actually a spinner (just updated his rego), meaning we have 5 fast/medium options and 3 spin options. With this in mind I think the 7/4/4 option is perhaps best.

    EDIT: Although the other teams arguably have stronger spin options, but then I'd imagine 4 spin isn't really THAT beneficial to spin-bowlers.

    Also, Jager, if you were to bowl, what type of bowler are you? (I ask because I assume you'd have to have some sort of data for this)
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    I've looked at the other teams, and we most certainly beat both them out with the pace of our atttack (2 and 3 vs. 4). I'd even be willing to go 9/6/0. No drawn matches here.
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    My dream team (FC) for a fast and seaming pitch would be:

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    Quaggas		O du Toit	100	0	OPEN	NOR
    Jager         	L Townsend	85	15	BAT	AGG
    DJellett	D Jellett	100	0	BAT	NOR
    BackFootPunch	BFP Kirk	100	0	BAT	DEF
    G.I.Joe	        GI Joe	        100	0	BAT	NOR
    Viscount Tom	C Ardley	95	5	WK	AGG
    Garson007	D Garson	58	42	A/R (M)	DEF
    AndyZaltHair	S Zadran	30	70	A/R (F)	AGG
    Johnners	S Delev	        25	75	FAST	AGG
    MrPrez	        M Morkel	1	99	FAST	NOR
    Daemon	        A Sharma	0	100	FAST	AGG
    The weakest link would be the lack of a spinner, with me or S Zadran making way for O Wood to include such a player. However, as a defensive player I'm in a better position to shepherd the tail. The other viable option would be replacing M Morkel with M Deen or A Fagina; depending on what mentality you want, but I think with the already aggressive fast bowlers M Deen would be a better option. I chose L Townsend over B Smythe-Smith to have an aggressive opener.
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    I reckon that a normal paced wicket with a fair of sideways movement (like Headingley) would be best for us but it needs to turn a bit or our spinner to pick up form for whenever we go to a spinning ground.

    The medium pace of the wicket will mean we'll be less likely to caught off guard if we end up on either a slow wicket or a quick wicket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    I reckon that a normal paced wicket with a fair of sideways movement (like Headingley) would be best for us but it needs to turn a bit or our spinner to pick up form for whenever we go to a spinning ground.

    The medium pace of the wicket will mean we'll be less likely to caught off guard if we end up on either a slow wicket or a quick wicket.
    This might seem gamist (playing the rules of the simulation rather than in the spirit) of me, but I don't think the simulation software will take into account on what type of pitch the form was gained.

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    We've got 2 spinners with a bowling rating of above 80, I don't want to complete leave them out in the cold, which is why I'm thinking either 8/4/3 or 7/4/4. Would like to hear what Marcuss thinks given iirc he's got a bit of experience using the sim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnners View Post
    We've got 2 spinners with a bowling rating of above 80, I don't want to complete leave them out in the cold, which is why I'm thinking either 8/4/3 or 7/4/4. Would like to hear what Marcuss thinks given iirc he's got a bit of experience using the sim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnners View Post
    We've got 2 spinners with a bowling rating of above 80, I don't want to complete leave them out in the cold, which is why I'm thinking either 8/4/3 or 7/4/4. Would like to hear what Marcuss thinks given iirc he's got a bit of experience using the sim.
    It really depends on whether you're planning to play both spinners (Deen and Fagina, or maybe even Wood) imo. If you are then I agree with a 7/4/4. If you're not, then I'm thinking 8/4/3. We've got a solid batting lineup with nearly all perfect 100s down to #6, as well as the only opener from the CWers (no, I didn't forget Ingram), so that should negate any added advantage the opposition gains from our pitch pacers get while giving us the best chance of taking 20 wickets.

    I haven't really checked out the other team's squads yet though, so unless I'm wrong and we don't actually have that strong a pace attack as I think we do, then my input is the 8/4/3.

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