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  1. trundler

    Increasing number of tests draft

    The idea is to have a draft with a variable order where the pick with the fewest tests under his belt gets to go again first. I'm thinking minimum 10 tests to make it interesting. Suggestions welcome.
  2. trundler

    Kyle Jamieson — let's agree on a nickname

    Yeah, we know he's pretty good. Deserving of a title bestowed upon him by the forum, in fact. So far the leading contenders for referring to the fast bowling Ubermensch are: Ivan Drago Kylo Ren Hitler's wet dream Jammyson One needs to be declared the winner imo. Other suggestions welcome.
  3. trundler

    *Official* South Africa in Pakistan, 2021

    2 Tests and 3 T20s. Test Series: 1st Test on January 26th at Karachi 2nd Test on February 4th at Rawalpindi. South Africa Test squad: Quinton de Kock (capt), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der...
  4. trundler

    Reverse Batting Average Draft - Voting Thread

    Group A: Marcuss Pothas StephenZA's XI Honest Hunks Hanif Mohammad Vijay Merchant Gary Kirsten Simon Katich Archie Jackson Bill Woodfull Arthur Morris Eddie Barlow Kane Williamson Ricky Ponting Viv Richards* Bob Cowper Ken Barrington Jacques Kallis Zaheer Abbas Clyde Walcott (vc)...
  5. trundler

    Reverse Batting Average Draft

    You'll be picking guys in order of descending batting average. Variable round order with highest average gets first pick. Round 1 will be a free for all at a time that works for everyone. Looking for as many drafters as possible. No other draft going on ATM so you guys have no excuse.
  6. trundler

    Debut Chronology Draft - Voting Thread

    Please pick the top 2 teams from each group of 7. Group A: Fuller Pilch CricZo XI AndrewB Charter 77 Final XI AnkitJ JOJOXI Teuton WG Grace * (7) Bob Simpson Barry Richards 1. Bill Ponsford Jack Hobbs Geoff Boycott Sunil Gavaskar / Graeme Smith* Bill Lawry Bruce Mitchell [5] 2. Conrad...
  7. trundler

    Debut Chronology Draft - Tests

    The rules are simple: There will be a varied draft order. Picking from an earlier year will allow you to get an early pick in the next round. No 2 players can be picked from the same year of debut. All 143 years of test cricket are open so this works ideally if there are 16+ participants. I'll...
  8. trundler

    Graham Thorpe vs Kevin Pietersen

    Better test match batsman? One from a prolonged period of being ****e for England and the other from a brief stay at the top.
  9. trundler

    Ascending Average Draft (Tests) - Voting Thread

    With a twist! Choose the top 2 teams from each group. Group 1: JOJOXI, Red Hill, Ankitj, Mr_mister, KingKallis JOJOXI: 1. Geoffrey Boycott 2. Virender Sehwag 3. Sachin Tendulkar 4. Mahela Jayawardene 5. Dudley Nourse 6. Aravinda de Silva 7. Brendon McCullum + 8. Kapil Dev 9. Tim Southee 10...
  10. trundler

    Ascending batting average draft (tests)

    With the lowest gets next pick first format. As a man who sometimes forgets his ABCs I'll need help but keen to get this started. Sign up now!
  11. trundler

    Classic contests that DRS would've ruined

    Donald had Atherton fairly early on in that innings. Some pretty woeful umpiring made things closer than they should've been in the 2000 WI Vs Pak series. This thread isn't about bad decisions per se, just instances when having a review would've prevented a thrilling contest from commencing.
  12. trundler

    Moderate up/downgrade thread

    You know the drill. List 2 cricketers similar in style and state who was the moderate upgrade on the other. Ex: Kapil was a moderate upgrade on Afridi as a one day batsman.
  13. trundler

    Zaheer Abbas vs Ian Chappell

    Better batsman? They had careers which overlapped a fair bit and both had similar roles. Abbas averaged 2 more runs more innings but had a slightly inferior century ratio. Better batsman? You decide! Interesting comparison imo.
  14. trundler

    Hedley Verity vs Clarrie Grimmett

    Bill O'Reilly is generally considered to be the best interwar spinner owing to his supreme Ashes record and reputation as a fearsome bowler who troubled Bradman to an extent. The other 2 notable spinners from this period are Verity and Grimmett, both of whom also did relatively well when they...
  15. trundler

    Best 'keeper of the 90s

    The 90s saw each of Australia, England, Pakistan and NZ field top class wicket-keepers. But who was the best between Healy, Russell, Latif and Parore? There's always talk of the best bowler and batsmen of that decade but the wicket-keeping stocks don't appear low on quality either.
  16. trundler

    Of feasts and famines

    The previous decade was notoriously easy for batting and there was a dearth of good fast bowlers. This has been rectified in this decade as even India have a decent pace bowling unit. But there are no truly great opening batsmen since Cook retired. None. The question which originally popped in...
  17. trundler

    High pace 4th innings chases

    https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8413/scorecard/657651/pakistan-vs-sri-lanka-3rd-test-sri-lanka-tour-of-united-arab-emirates-2013-14 I think this is the only instance where a substantial total was posted and chased down rather quickly that I can recall in a game where Pakistan came out on...
  18. trundler

    Remembering the flashes in the pan

    This is a thread for remembering players who had their 15 minutes of fame and then fizzled out into obscurity again this decade. Murali Vijay had an extended period of being pretty good before he became tailender level bad last year. Used to think Tim Bresnan was pretty good in the early 10s...
  19. trundler

    Some Steve Smith question

    Will Smith score 320 in his next 6 to get to 1000 runs in 10 innings? Well he get past Edrich's 1100 odd? How does this run compare to Weekes's 5 centuries in a row? Will he go past Tendulkar's 51 centuries?
  20. trundler

    All time Aussie choking XI

    Hayden, Ponting, Gilchrist, Lillee, Border, Cummins and Hazlewood all in the mix for their respective feats in 81, 05 and 19. Warne failed in a 1 wicket loss against Pakistan at Karachi too. That famous Kolkata choke obviously deserves a mention too. Australia never win those close tests. Very...