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Another "bid for position" draft?

Himannv

Cricketer Of The Year
Rhodes wasn't that great at just coming in and hitting it from the get go. I think Lloyd is a better fit for no 6; he was great coming in down the order and smashing it. Rhodes did his best work at 5. Excellent fielder but he wasn't the best batsman available for the role you needed IMO.
 

kingkallis

International Coach
Rhodes wasn't that great at just coming in and hitting it from the get go. I think Lloyd is a better fit for no 6; he was great coming in down the order and smashing it. Rhodes did his best work at 5. Excellent fielder but he wasn't the best batsman available for the role you needed IMO.
I had a few name in my mind but I preferred someone I like as IMHO, average of 32, 35, 38 does not mean that much in ODIs when we are picking our No.6. But yes, maybe I will play Lloyd at No.6 depending on the situation.
 

weeman27bob

International Debutant
How did you manage to pick so many gun players @kingkallis ? What were rest of us doing? 🤔
I think it probably helped that I'd decided from the outset that my approach was to try and essentially recreate England's WC winning team but with better bowling and a result some of the people I picked e.g. BMac, Roy, Morgan would probably have gone a lot lower otherwise
 

weeman27bob

International Debutant
1. Brendon McCullum
2. Jason Roy
3. Joe Root
4. Ross Taylor
5. Eoin Morgan
6. Ben Stokes
7. Shakib Al Hasan
8. Andrew Flintoff
9. Imran Tahir
10. Andry Roberts
11. Dennis Lillee

Who needs pedigree when you have power hitting down to 8 in the order. Aim will be to score 350 every game and then use a mixture of express pace and wily spin to try and eek out a win
 

JOJOXI

State Vice-Captain
Player NameStyle
Saeed AnwarLHB, SLA
Tilakaratne DilshanRHB, ROS
Usman KhawajaLHB, RM
AB De VilliersRHB, RM
MS Dhoni © (Wk)RHB, RM
Angelo Matthews (vcRHB, RMF
Gary GilmourLHB, LFM
Sunil NarineLHB, ROS
Mitch StarcLHB, LF
Kagiso RabadaLHB, RF
Curtly AmbroseLHB, RF

Lots of fast bowling, lots of batting, part time spin of Dilshan and Anwar. Pretty happy with the side, although I should confess I picked Gary Gilmour without realizing I already had Mitch Starc. If I can change one player now, I would love to do that.
I like that Narine pick was between him and Jadeja for me, Narine with more variation but Jadeja with more batting and fielding
 

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
Picks so far:
Line and Length (11) - Viv Richards, Richard Hadlee, Shaun Pollock, Javed Miandad, Virender Sehwag, Ajantha Mendis, Rahul Dravid, Aaron Finch, Chris Woakes, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Nabi
Himannv (11) - Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Mark Boucher, Saeed Ajmal, Chris Gayle, Darren Gough, Steve Smith, Carl Hooper
honestbharani (11) - MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers, Curtly Ambrose, Mitchell Starc, Saeed Anwar, Angelo Mathews, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Usman Khawaja, Gary Gilmour, Kagiso Rabada, Sunil Narine
weldone (11) - Gary Sobers, Adam Gilchrist, Waqar Younis, Zaheer Abbas, Rashid Khan, Malcolm Marshall, Kevin Pietersen, Hashim Amla, Mitchell Johnson, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell
kingkallis (11) - Wasim Akram, Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath, Mark Waugh, Quinton de Kock, Brad Hogg, Clive Lloyd, Craig McDermott, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Jonty Rhodes
JOJOXI (11) - Joel Garner, Imran Khan, Saqlain Mushtaq, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Ravindra Jadeja, Martin Crowe, Matthew Hayden, Babar Azam, Jason Gillespie, Arjuna Ranatunga
ankitj (11) - Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Watson, Gordon Greenidge, Greg Chappell, Jasprit Bumrah, Faf du Plessis, Aravinda da Silva, Andy Flower, Dale Steyn, Yuvraj Singh, Chaminda Vaas
Michaelf7777777 (11) - Lance Klusener, Allan Donald, Michael Hussey, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Steve Waugh, Kane Williamson, Sourav Ganguly, Damien Martyn, Lasith Malinga
Magrat Garlick (11) - Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara, Michael Holding, Shoaib Akhtar, Michael Clarke, Shahid Afridi, David Warner, Ian Bishop, Suresh Raina, David Miller, Fanie de Villiers
ataraxia (11) - Rohit Sharma, Sanath Jayasuriya, Dean Jones, Michael Bevan, Kapil Dev, Shane Warne, Jacques Kallis, Trent Boult, Ian Botham, Chris Cairns, Mushfiqur Rahim
weeman27bob (11) - Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Joe Root, Ross Taylor, Ben Stokes, Andrew Flintoff, Imran Tahir, Shakib al-Hasan, Andy Roberts, Dennis Lillee, Owen Morgan

Code:
Line and Length - Viv Richards
Himannv - Virat Kohli
Line and Length - Richard Hadlee
Himannv - Sachin Tendulkar
honestbharani (3 picks) - MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers, Curtly Ambrose
weldone - Gary Sobers
kingkallis (2 picks) - Wasim Akram, Ricky Ponting
JOJOXI - Joel Garner
ankitj - Muttiah Muralitharan
JOJOXI - Imran Khan
weldone - Adam Gilchrist
Line and Length - Shaun Pollock
kingkallis - Glenn McGrath
Michaelf7777777 - Lance Klusener
Magrat Garlick - Kumar Sangakkara
ataraxia (6 picks) -  Rohit Sharma, Sanath Jayasuriya, Dean Jones, Michael Bevan, Kapil Dev, Shane Warne
honestbharani - Mitchell Starc
Michaelf7777777 - Allan Donald
Magrat Garlick (3 picks) - Brian Lara, Michael Holding, Shoaib Akhtar
weldone (2 picks) - Waqar Younis, Zaheer Abbas
Michaelf7777777 - Michael Hussey
JOJOXI - Saqlain Mushtaq
Magrat Garlick - Michael Clarke
JOJOXI - Jos Buttler
Michaelf7777777 - Daniel Vettori
Himannv - Andrew Symonds
Magrat Garlick - Shahid Afridi
weldone (2 picks) - Rashid Khan, Malcolm Marshall
Himannv - Brett Lee
kingkallis - Mark Waugh
Michaelf7777777 - Shane Bond
kingkallis - Quinton de Kock
JOJOXI - Jonny Bairstow
Magrat Garlick - David Warner
weeman27bob (10 picks) - Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Joe Root, Ross Taylor, Ben Stokes, Andrew Flintoff, Imran Tahir, Shakib al-Hasan, Andy Roberts, Dennis Lillee
ankitj - Shane Watson
Himannv - Nathan Bracken
ankitj (3 picks) - Gordon Greenidge, Greg Chappell, Jasprit Bumrah
JOJOXI - Ravindra Jadeja
ankitj (4 picks) - Faf du Plessis, Aravinda da Silva, Andy Flower, Dale Steyn
Magrat Garlick - Ian Bishop
kingkallis - Brad Hogg
Line and Length - Javed Miandad
Michaelf7777777 - Romesh Kaluwitharana
weeman27bob - Eoin Morgan
Michaelf7777777 - Steve Waugh
JOJOXI - Martin Crowe
Michaelf7777777 - Kane Williamson
Himannv (2 picks) - Mark Boucher, Saeed Ajmal
ataraxia - Jacques Kallis
Michaelf7777777 - Sourav Ganguly
weldone - Kevin Pietersen
kingkallis - Clive Lloyd
JOJOXI (2 picks) - Matthew Hayden, Babar Azam
Michaelf7777777 - Damien Martyn
ankitj (2 picks) - Yuvraj Singh, Chaminda Vaas
honestbharani (2 picks) - Saeed Anwar, Angelo Mathews
ataraxia - Trent Boult
Michaelf7777777 - Lasith Malinga
weldone (4 picks) - Hashim Amla, Mitchell Johnson, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell
Himannv - Chris Gayle
ataraxia - Ian Botham
honestbharani (3 picks) - Tillakaratne Dilshan, Usman Khawaja, Gary Gilmour
JOJOXI - Jason Gillespie
Line and Length - Virender Sehwag
ataraxia - Chris Cairns
kingkallis - Craig McDermott
honestbharani - Kagiso Rabada
kingkallis - Inzamam-ul-Haq
honestbharani - Sunil Narine
Himannv - Darren Gough
Line and Length - Ajantha Mendis
kingkallis - Abdul Razzaq
Himannv - Steve Smith
kingkallis - Jonty Rhodes
Line and Length - Rahul Dravid
ataraxia - Mushfiqur Rahim
Line and Length (4 picks) - Aaron Finch, Chris Woakes, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Nabi 
JOJOXI - Arjuna Ranatunga
Himannv - Carl Hooper
Magrat Garlick (3 picks) - Suresh Raina, David Miller, Fanie de Villiers
Just ten cricketers and five players to go :)
 
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weldone

Hall of Fame Member
I like LL's recent picks Ajantha Mendis and Dravid as wicketkeeper - both very underrated ODI cricketers especially in CW
 

ataraxia

International Debutant
Mushfiqur Rahim to finish off my side.

1) ST Jayasuriya / o
2) RG Sharma /
3) JH Kallis / o
4) DM Jones /
5) MG Bevan / o
6) Mushfiqur Rahim / +
7) Kapil Dev o /
8) IT Botham o /
9) CL Cairns o /
10) SK Warne o
11) TA Boult o

Definitely an interesting side, with 9 batters and 8 bowlers. There is variety, and the ability to have the game progress at a fast rate through the middle overs. Note that the batting order isn't set in stone; in some cases Bevan won't bat at all due to a strong start.
 
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Line and Length

International Debutant
My line-up:

Virender Sehwag /o
Aaron Finch /
Javed Miandad /
Viv Richards (C) /o
Rahul Dravid (wk) /
Mohammad Nabi /o
Shaun Pollock /o
Chris Woakes /o
Richard Hadlee /o
Josh Hazelwood /o
Ajantha Mendis /o

A pair of free-flowing openers with good strike rates. Miandad tended to score more freely when up the order while "The Master Blaster" is an ATG in any form of the game. Dravid is an under-rated keeper batsman and the team bats down to number 9. The pace attack of Pollock, Hadlee, Hazelwood and Woakes is both reliable and penetrating. Mendis is a mystery spinner with a great strike rate while Nabi provides spin back-up. Richards and Sehwag provide additional bowling support if needed.
 

JOJOXI

State Vice-Captain
Arjuna Ranatunga


Final XI

PLAYER NAMERuns@averageStrike RateWickets@averageEconomy Rate
Jonny Bairstow6133 @ 43.8078.96
Matthew Hayden3095 @ 46.19104.34
Babar Azam3359 @ 54.1787.08
Martin Crowe4704 @ 38.5572.6329 @ 32.894.41
Arjuna Ranatunga7456 @ 35.8477.9079 @ 47.554.78
Jos Buttler (wk)3847 @ 40.07119.54
Imran Khan3709 @ 33.4172.65182 @ 26.613.89
Ravindra Jadeja2296 @ 31.8885.96187 @ 36.574.89
Jason Gillespie289 @ 12.5678.74142 @ 25.424.21
Joel Garner239 @ 9.19 66.38146 @ 18.843.09
Saqlain Mushtaq711 @ 11.8549.58288 @ 21.784.29



Happy to have 2 openers who have been able to maintain good averages despite very impressive strike rates (keeping their respective eras in mind) - hoping these two can consistently get us off to good starts. Babar Azam a great number 3 to have with consistently high returns at a decent strike rate. Martin Crowe a reliable cog with a decent record - wanted someone who had plenty of experience playing at 4 and he fits the bill playing over a third of his innings there.

In World Cup games it is noteworthy that openers Bairstow and Hayden's averages go up to 48 and 52 respectively whilst Crowe averages 55, and Azam 67 in World Cup games.

Arjuna Ranatunga adds a helpful 6th bowling option and a decent batsman himself (Crowe as an emergency 7th option) but I'm pretty happy with my 5 genuine bowling options.

Jos Buttler a great finisher to have, obviously his SR is helped by scores increasing in ODI cricket but it says a lot that only 8 players average more then 35 whilst keeping a strike rate of above 110, the 7 others have played a combined 34 ODI matches, the other guy is Buttler.

Imran Khan and Ravi Jadeja gives us good batting depth that allows a bit more freedom for the openers and Buttler. Imran Khan a great leader to have as captain as well and ensures there are no fill-in overs if all our 5 main bowlers bowl their full quote, Ravi Jadeja with an amazing economy rate given the era he is playing in and the fact India often see a lot of high scoring games, his fielding is a bonus too.

Jadeja's spin supplemented by Mushtaq who offers some mystery with the doosra despite being a finger spinner whilst Garner an ATG especially at ODI level. Gillespie a compromise pick but happy enough to have him and still a solid option.
 
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Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
Suresh Raina
David Miller
Fanie de Villiers

1. David Warner
2. Brian Lara
3. Kumar Sangakkara+
4. Michael Clarke*
5. Suresh Raina
6. David Miller Ryan ten Doeschate
7/floater. Shahid Afridi
8. Ian Bishop
9. Fanie de Villiers
10.Michael Holding
11.Shoaib Akhtar

Three absolute class batsmen to bat through the innings while the others smash around them. Four seamers with varying strengths and useful spin from Afridi Clarke and RTD to fill in the last ten.
 
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weldone

Hall of Fame Member
Suresh Raina
David Miller
Fanie de Villiers

1. David Warner
2. Brian Lara
3. Kumar Sangakkara+
4. Michael Clarke*
5. Suresh Raina
6. David Miller
7/floater. Shahid Afridi
8. Ian Bishop
9. Fanie de Villiers
10.Michael Holding
11.Shoaib Akhtar

Three absolute class batsmen to bat through the innings while the others smash around them. Four seamers with varying strengths and useful spin from Afridi Clarke and Miller to fill in the last ten.
Miller was taken by me earlier.
 

ankitj

International Coach
Gordon Greendige
Shane Watson [5]
Faf du Plesis
Greg Chappell [6] (c)
Arvinda de Silva [8]
Andy Flower (wk)
Yuvraj Singh [7]
Chaminda Vaas [2]
Dale Steyn [1]
Muttiah Muralitharan [4]
Jasprit Bumrah [3]


Was quite pleased with my XI at the end. Not that many top tier cricketers but still no passengers either. Opening pair comprises 2nd best ODI opener ever (IMO) and one of the top ODI all-rounders ever -- both capable of great strokeplay. Middle order has lot of solidity with players from #3 to #6 all accomplished accumulators with an extra gear when required. Yuvraj at #7 is almost a luxury, expect lot of late order hitting as well as clutch chases. Bowling comprises clever and skillful trio of pace bowlers and greatest ever spin bowler irrespective of format (IMO). Watson is the 5th bowler. Should any of the main bowlers break down or have a bad day, there is plenty of back up - Chappell, Yuvraj and de Silva can all roll their arms.

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For this draft I pretty much used the same bidding strategy that served me quite well in the test version where I could draft a dream team. Although in hindsight I should have played ODI version differently given the distribution of players across tiers is quite different. Nevertheless, the strategy still meant that I finished my team before all others and picked all solid players.
 
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