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Ascending batting average draft (tests)

trundler

Hall of Fame Member
Vaughan was much better opening but Atherton would look so out of place at 6.

I considered Barrington ahead of Hutton but a Atherton/Vaughan combo isn’t winning many votes and Hutton is certainly the better/more highly regarded player.

Could probably switch Dravid and Richardson but that’s much of a muchness

Atherton
Hutton
Vaughan
Richardson
Dravid
Border

Might be closest to the best option maybe?
I'd go with that, yeah
 

Line and Length

International Debutant
I'm going with my alternative batting order:

C.Gayle 6
B.Edrich 7
D.Bradman (c)
G.Viswanath
S.Ganguly 8
A.Stewart (w/k)
B.D'Oliviera 5
A.Davidson 3
N.Lyon 4
F.Tyson 1
G.McGrath 2

Stewart would only open of Bradman won the toss and opted to bat. Solid batting down to #8 to support Bradman. A great fast bowling trio with Davidson offering left arm variation. A dependable spinner and plenty of back-up bowling support.
 

Teuton

International Vice-Captain
Vaughan was much better opening but Atherton would look so out of place at 6.

I considered Barrington ahead of Hutton but a Atherton/Vaughan combo isn’t winning many votes and Hutton is certainly the better/more highly regarded player.

Could probably switch Dravid and Richardson but that’s much of a muchness

Atherton
Hutton
Vaughan
Richardson
Dravid
Border

Might be closest to the best option maybe?
Personally I would put Dravid to 3, Richie to 4 then Border. Some one has to bat out of position at 5 or 6 so might as well be the worst bat from the group, Vaughan.
 

Red

The artist formerly known as Monk
Vaughan was much better opening but Atherton would look so out of place at 6.

I considered Barrington ahead of Hutton but a Atherton/Vaughan combo isn’t winning many votes and Hutton is certainly the better/more highly regarded player.

Could probably switch Dravid and Richardson but that’s much of a muchness

Atherton
Hutton
Vaughan
Richardson
Dravid
Border

Might be closest to the best option maybe?
I'd go:

Hutton
Atherton
Dravid
Vaughan
Richardson
Border
 

Red

The artist formerly known as Monk
Personally I would put Dravid to 3, Richie to 4 then Border. Some one has to bat out of position at 5 or 6 so might as well be the worst bat from the group, Vaughan.
Problem is there are two/three openers and two/three number threes to try and fit into the top 6!

Border at 6 makes sense because he can bat anywhere from 4-6. I wouldn't put Atherton anywhere except opening. You'd want the best number 3 at number 3 (Dravid). I feel like Vaughan at 4 and Richardson at 5 makes some sense.
 

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