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Best and Worst Picks of the Round

Howe_zat

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Essex attack conquered by Roston Chase

20 year old Sam Cook before he was a regular
20 year old Aaran Beard currently in second XI cricket
Matt Dixon currently in second XI cricket
Paul Walter who only played T20 this season
Aron Nijjar, currently in 2nd XI cricket
20 year old Callum Taylor who currently plays second XI cricket... sometimes

With the exception of Palladino who is a player I've actually heard of the Derbyshire attack they played is even worse.

I get all FC matches are worth something but it's crazy to say these matches are a step up from any competitive first team cricket
 

Prince EWS

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Essex attack conquered by Roston Chase

20 year old Sam Cook before he was a regular
20 year old Aaran Beard currently in second XI cricket
Matt Dixon currently in second XI cricket
Paul Walter who only played T20 this season
Aron Nijjar, currently in 2nd XI cricket
20 year old Callum Taylor who currently plays second XI cricket... sometimes

With the exception of Palladino who is a player I've actually heard of the Derbyshire attack they played is even worse.

I get all FC matches are worth something but it's crazy to say these matches are a step up from any competitive first team cricket
No-one is saying that though.

The whole point was that Chase's non-Test FC average doesn't just consist of runs in West Indian domestic cricket, but rather also some games against county Second XI attacks and such that make it less impressive.
 
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Prince EWS

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Oh.



I misread this as 'makes up the gap from WI domestic cricket to tests' which I saw as crazy talk
Ah, I get you. He was just saying it makes up the gap in his average. The game against the touring Australians was a decent standard even if not a particularly serious game but the rest would've been below WI domestic standard for sure, especially in terms of measuring batting given what the pitches are like for their domestic comp. The database will reflect this perfectly well, too.
 

morgieb

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Oh.



I misread this as 'makes up the gap from WI domestic cricket to tests' which I saw as crazy talk
Yeah that's fair enough. But yeah the gap I was referring to was the difference between 41 (his Barbados average) and 47 (his non-Test average)
 

morgieb

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Round 13

Best:

3 - Chris Tremain. Has been the dominant Shield bowler for 3 seasons. Could and probably should've gone much earlier.
2 - Colin Munro. Superb average and can throw down some solid mediums for good measure too. Very handy pick this late.
1 - Rassie van der Dussen. Has been killing it recently, in a strong domestic competition.

Worst:

3 - Mohammad Asif. All his Tests is ancient history now and his FC form while fine isn't that good by Pakistani domestic standards.
2 - Brendan Taylor. Was pretty meh at county level and other than his twin tons he hasn't been great at Test level since coming back either. Just a bit questionable sadly.
1 - Mohammad Hafeez. Just has been batting with a stump recently. Not a round with many bad picks which given the round is a bit surprising.

Round 14

Best:

3 - Pieter Malan. His 4-day average must be off the charts. Has been wonderful in the last two seasons and plays in a position where quality options are somewhat scarce.
2 - Lockie Ferguson. Consistently one of the leading bowlers in NZ domestics, and should offer a good point of difference.
1 - Travis Head. Best of the rest sort of pick - good recent FC form and his Test career thus far has been pretty solid.

Worst:

3 - Rachin Ravindra. Just has played **** all at this point. He'll be a gun but he simply hasn't played enough to be picked.
2 - Sadeera Samarawickrama. I don't rate Sri Lankan domestics all that much and he doesn't average much there. Simply probably shouldn't have been picked.
1 - Daniel Worrall. Good bowler but his recent record isn't that special. There was simply better.

Round 15

Best:

3 - Chris Morris. Round 15? Seriously? When Kugglejuggle and Bracewell go like 10 rounds earlier? How did he last this far?
2 - Todd Astle. Best NZ domestic spinner for a number of years and will be a handy #8 at least in this.
1 - Pathum Nissanka. Hard to argue with an average over 60 this late off a decent amount of matches.

Worst:

3 - Nick Larkin. Basically had done nothing at FC level throughout his career before his recent two tons. Even now his average is still crap.
2 - Tatenda Taibu. Only just made a comeback after six years of retirement and hardly has lit up trees in his comeback.
1 - Rahkeem Cornwall. Given how easy it is to bowl spin in the West Indies, his averages scream no-rounder in something like this. At least he's done well for the A-team.

Round 16

Best:

3 - Dane Cleaver. Recent performances have been excellent and can keep to boot.
2 - Pite van Biljon. Like Malan/van der Dussen, has been excellent in a strong domestic competition recently.
1 - Mir Hamza. His averages are just killer.

Worst:

3 - Nick Bertus. Has zero FC experience. Futures League form will only take him so far.
2 - Rashid Khan. Has basically zero FC experience. In CPLOD would probably go first round, but it's just too difficult to rate him as things stand with the red ball.
1 - Sachin Tendulkar. Has not played professionally since his last Test and that was over 5 years ago. And his last two years at Test level wasn't good.
 
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morgieb

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Janneman Malan averaged 100 in 3-day cricket.

Also Munro is retired from FC.
55.51 ITBT. Which is still gun, but 7 4-day matches isn't enough for me to rate someone.

I knew about the Munro thing. He had been killing it before he became a white ball specialist though which should help.
 

Athlai

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55.51 ITBT. Which is still gun, but 7 4-day matches isn't enough for me to rate someone.

I knew about the Munro thing. He had been killing it before he became a white ball specialist though which should help.
I mean in his most recent season. Which is the most important one.
 

Prince EWS

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I'm looking forward to Larkin averaging 80+ with the bat. Dan definitely ripped Daemon off in that trade.
 

morgieb

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I mean in his most recent season. Which is the most important one.
Yeah that's fair, didn't actually see his season-by-season stats before doing the write-up. If Aman misses out on the Worst because he was ridiculously h4x in rubbish cricket it's fair enough that Malan misses out for the same reason.

Just realised Samarawickrama's average is much worse than I expected, so in he goes. :p
 

Howe_zat

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I'm kind of miffed about Daemon making his good side stronger because Dan wanted to **** around in trading.
 

Daemon

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I could swap P Malan in for Renshaw and it wouldn’t really make that much of a difference tbf
 

Prince EWS

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Larkin > daemon
To be fair to Howe's point, even if we're to do the right thing and accept Nick Larkin is the best batsman in the world, Daemon wasn't going to pick him. He was going to pick someone worse than Renshaw, and ended up benefiting just by being online at the right time.
 

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