# Balanced Averages Budget draft - ODI edition

#### Teuton

##### International Captain
As a follow-up to a draft from earlier his year i am proposing a re-boot of the balanced averages draft (http://www.cricketweb.net/forum/threads/balanced-averages-budget-draft.84226/), but for ODI teams.

In this draft, everyone starts a budget of 120, which reduces by the ODI batting average for each of your top 7*, but increases by the bowling average for each of your 5 best bowlers*. You must finish the draft with a balance of 0 or above.

A minimum of 10 ODIs, and all averages will be truncated to whole runs.

*determined by batting average & WPM respectively.

Post if you want in.

#### Teuton

##### International Captain
I will pre-answer some questions from the Test version:

I tried to keep the rules simple but it is probably best illustrated with an example

Everyone will have a balance after each pick

for example with random players:

say my 1st pick is AB de Villiers (bat avg 53), then my balance = 120 - 53 = 67
if my 2nd pick is Michael Slater my balance reduces again by 24 to 43
my 3rd pick is Graeme Swann whose bowling ave is 27 which increases the balance to 43 + 27 to 70

That's the best way of thinking about it, though it is really only the balance after R11 that counts (ie you can pick all batsmen first and go into debt so long as the bowlers you pick later get to a non-negative balance by R11.

#### Teuton

##### International Captain
Both the batting and bowling averages will count for all-rounders if they fall into the top 7 bats/top 5 bowlers. So if you pick multiple allrounders it is possible that there will be a player not in top 7 bats or top 5, but that doesn't really change anything.

Additionally it may be ambiguous if a player is going to be in the top 7/top 5 but again it doesn't really matter as the running balance is not actually used for anything. But i will keep a best guess record so we all know we are at.

I am in

#### Line and Length

##### International Captain
I finished my previous drafting some time ago and have been itching to get into another one. Yes please.

#### anil1405

##### International Vice-Captain
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Haven't played the previous version of this draft but just wondering if you could limit the all-rounders to 3 for ODI version? Just in case if someone decides to go full HB and stack his side with ARs that might be an undue advantage in this particular draft considering that balance of averages.

#### honestbharani

##### Whatever it takes!!!
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Haven't played the previous version of this draft but just wondering if you could limit the all-rounders to 3 for ODI version? Just in case if someone decides to go full HB and stack his side with ARs that might be an undue advantage in this particular draft considering that balance of averages.
So you finally see the light that allrounders bring balance to a cricket side.

And yes, in. And yes, bring on the allrounders.

#### Teuton

##### International Captain
It could be a tactic, but I dont know if its an advantage? I wouldn't vote for a team that doesn't have 4 or 5 wicket takers even in an odi draft. We can all pick those great allrounders so there will be plenty of competition if indeed it does make a better team.

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#### Teuton

##### International Captain
other relevant notes/quotes from the previous version:
• The top 7 dont have to bat there, its just for the calculations
• and i think the rules as they are allow a number of different tactics (ie do you go for great bats but have to balance out with bad bowlers, or keep it even across both)
• it's just the 7 best batting averages and 5 best WPMs, regardless of allrounderdom.

#### anil1405

##### International Vice-Captain
So you finally see the light that allrounders bring balance to a cricket side.

And yes, in. And yes, bring on the allrounders.
And how many drafts have you won with all the excess ARs in your side?

#### ankitj

##### Hall of Fame Member
And how many drafts have you won with all the excess ARs in your side?
Too many blows for HB this morning

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#### ankitj

##### Hall of Fame Member
In this draft, everyone starts a budget of 120, which reduces by the ODI batting average for each of your top 7*, but increases by the bowling average for each of your 5 best bowlers*.
So there will be at least 1 player whose average will have + and - contribution, hence net zero?

#### kingkallis

##### International Coach
And how many drafts have you won with all the excess ARs in your side?
He plays to pick Katich, Hasan, Watson, Raja, S Mohammad. That's it! Never cares about the results. True fan

#### ataraxia

##### International Captain
I wouldn't normally join an ODI draft, but hey, I'm the defending champion, might as well. In.

#### Teuton

##### International Captain
So there will be at least 1 player whose average will have + and - contribution, hence net zero?
yes, at least 1 player will have both their batting and bowling averages count. but it wont be net zero in general but the differences between their averages will be relevant

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