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    The Twenty20s were a lot easier and more realistic than 2009's. 2009's Twenty20 match engine was terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    The Twenty20s were a lot easier and more realistic than 2009's. 2009's Twenty20 match engine was terrible.
    Absolutely agree. In the 16 T20 group matches in my first season, I passed 200 four times - I'd be lucky to make 180 more than once a season in previous ICC games.

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    Playing a tour of England in my ICC2005 game. In the warm-up game, Sussex produced the most spectacular collapse I've ever seen. They lost their last six wickets without scoring a run!
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    I won the first Test, but then I got greedy. I was set 303 to win in two and a half sessions. I should have batted out a draw.
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    Heartbreaking loss there Ed.

    A few more screenshots from my ICC 2010 game; the first a pitch I'm sure the bowlers loved, and the second what I'd call a pretty convincing win.
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    Just drew the Ashes 1-1, in a very close 5th game. England needed 10 off the last over but we restricted them.

    So they retain the Ashes, but don't win them outright.

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    Do you guys think I should give this guy a run in Tests?

    His FC stats would suggest the answer to that question is "**** no!" But he's been way better in ODIs than his List A stats indicate, so maybe that can translate to the longer form... My NZ team is pretty good in ODIs but struggling in Tests, so I'm looking for an answer.

    This guy is such an awesome ODI player. He's pushed Oram out of the team. A really great find.
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    Reminds me a lot of some of the English allrounders who have done very reasonable jobs in limited overs and T20 matches for my Somerset side, averaging in the low 30s with the bat and mid-high 20s with the ball; but their FC averages have been less impressive. In saying that, most of those allrounders haven't then taken wickets at an average of 20 in ODIs...

    I'd also be cautious about playing him in tests given his FC record, but statistics can be deceptive on ICC, particularly for bowlers who can take a while to come right. I'd also consider his second team average which I find as a good judge about 2/3 of the time as to how a player will progress against more difficult opposition.

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    Yeah, it was his second team record that caught my eye when I first gave him a run in ODIs - it's currently 35.39 with the bat and 26.14 with the ball.

    But when I was checking that just then, I noticed that Warren McSkimming's second team bowling average is a faintly ludicrous 17.26. He was only average when I tried him once before (9 wickets in 3 Tests @ 34.78), but maybe he deserves another shot.

    I'll give Patterson a year or two. There's a tri-series in Australia against the Aussies and England coming up, and a World Cup not far away, so I'll see if he can sustain his ODI brilliance through those tough assignments. And hopefully his FC stats will improve a bit in that time as well.
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    Have always thought if your running an International only game on ICC, all rounders never produce in domestic first class, always end up with bowling averages 35+
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    Yeah, that's a good point, actually.

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    One of my allrounders from my old game had a FC batting ave. of 36 and a bowling ave. of 28, and the second best allrounder had a batting ave. of 33 and bowling ave. of 31, so it's possible.
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    Wondering whether I should play 09, currently playing 08. Is it worth the change?

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