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Draft Game - Fantasy Cricket 2019


International Vice-Captain
It is time to kick off the third iteration of this comp in 2019.

For those who haven't been involved in the past, this is both a draft and fantasy game where the winner will be decided by how their players produce across the year. To give a large enough pool of players for a draft, every international game in calendar year 2018 (Test, ODI, T20I) will be counted in the one competition. As an aside it should add interest to series that you wouldn’t have otherwise given much thought to.

Scoring will be 1 point for every run, 20 per wicket and 5 per catch/stumping.

The year will be broken into 4 three-month quarters (Q1 = Jan-Mar, etc) with a main draft in December, and minor changes before every quarter where you can cut guys who aren’t playing/performing and replace them with anyone else who hasn’t been picked (via a minidraft in reverse order of current standings).

Participants will pick a squad of 14 players in given positions (see below), with the top 11 in each quarter contributing to your total so that you aren’t punished if up to 3 of your players don’t play much in that quarter for whatever reason. This will be done automatically and won’t be dependent on position.

1 Opening Batsman OP
2 Opening Batsman OP
3 Middle Order Batsman MOB
4 Middle Order Batsman MOB
5 Middle Order Batsman MOB
6 All Rounder AR
7 Wicketkeeper WK
8 Fast Bowler FB
9 Fast Bowler FB
10 Fast Bowler FB
11 Spin Bowler SP
12 Bowler Bowl
13 Batsman Bat
14 Any

To ease administrative burden for me I will define the positions of players in the near future.
• Bowler can be either a FB or SP
• Batsman can be either OP or MOB

Given the size of the player pool I am looking for 10 participants with the patience to read this whole post, draft 14 rounds and then the interest to follow for the year with occasional input. I will update and post the scores every 2-4 weeks.

The draft has a clear deadline of January 1. Given that a bit of research and schedule checking will be required more than latent knowledge I reckon we will aim for a start in a few days time. Normal draft rules of randomised order, reversed, then re-randomised each round will apply. 8 hours per pick – which may be adjusted if we get close to deadline.

Obviously I realise that the calendar year is both a long time and doesn’t line up nicely with cricket seasons, but to give a large enough pool to support a reasonable draft, and to have an unambiguous start/end, this is how it is. If there are Tests that cross the boundary between 2 periods, matches will be attributed to the day that they are scheduled to start.

I also realise that most fixtures have not yet been determined, which is another element of luck. Expect that series will be continually added as the year progresses, sometimes following the FTP, sometimes not. The amount that each team played in total wasn't surprising.


International Vice-Captain
Participants so far, in no particular order:
1. Sillycowcorner1
2. anil1405
3. jimmy101
4. Teuton


International Vice-Captain
Here is the player list with positions, and how many points they have scored so far in 2018 for illustrative purposes:
While it is not every single player that played this year it is the vast majority from the major teams. If you want to pick someone else (including someone just about to debut) you still can - I will just need to add him to my database.

Player Pos Total
V Kohli (INDIA) MOB 2520
JE Root (ENG) MOB 2095
S Dhawan (INDIA) OP 1961
JO Holder (WI) FB 1891
JC Buttler (ENG) WK 1842
AU Rashid (ENG) SP 1776
RG Sharma (INDIA) OP 1765
JM Bairstow (ENG) WK 1756
MM Ali (ENG) AR 1738
Fakhar Zaman (PAK) OP 1716
K Rabada (SA) FB 1704
Rashid Khan (AFG) SP 1697
Mushfiqur Rahim (BDESH) WK 1655
A Dananjaya (SL) SP 1614
Shadab Khan (PAK) SP 1613
Kuldeep Yadav (INDIA) SP 1576
Babar Azam (PAK) MOB 1499
BRM Taylor (ZIM) WK 1390
Sikandar Raza (ZIM) MOB 1370
BA Stokes (ENG) AR 1351
Mohammad Nabi (AFG) AR 1335
Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH) AR 1330
Mahmudullah (BDESH) MOB 1324
BKG Mendis (SL) MOB 1319
NLTC Perera (SL) AR 1303
AJ Finch (AUS) OP 1267
JJ Roy (ENG) OP 1240
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BDESH) SP 1205
JJ Bumrah (INDIA) FB 1195
HH Pandya (INDIA) AR 1159
Hasan Ali (PAK) FB 1156
Sarfraz Ahmed (PAK) WK 1137
TA Boult (NZ) FB 1122
Q de Kock (SA) WK 1117
CR Woakes (ENG) AR 1083
Tamim Iqbal (BDESH) OP 1062
AK Markram (SA) OP 1056
KS Williamson (NZ) MOB 1053
Faheem Ashraf (PAK) AR 1051
F du Plessis (SA) MOB 1050
SD Hope (WI) MOB 1042
DM de Silva (SL) MOB 1020
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG) SP 1019
N Dickwella (SL) WK 1016
MDK Perera (SL) SP 1014
Imam-ul-Haq (PAK) OP 1011
Mustafizur Rahman (BDESH) FB 1010
L Ngidi (SA) FB 1008
AJ Tye (AUS) FB 987
YS Chahal (INDIA) SP 985
RA Jadeja (INDIA) SP 982
C Munro (NZ) OP 979
SO Hetmyer (WI) MOB 974
RAS Lakmal (SL) FB 971
TG Southee (NZ) FB 960
LRPL Taylor (NZ) MOB 956
EJG Morgan (ENG) MOB 954
VD Philander (SA) FB 939
PJ Cummins (AUS) FB 926
R Ashwin (INDIA) SP 926
MP Stoinis (AUS) AR 925
KA Maharaj (SA) SP 921
JM Anderson (ENG) FB 918
KJ O'Brien (IRE) AR 913
SC Williams (ZIM) MOB 912
GJ Maxwell (AUS) AR 901
KL Rahul (INDIA) OP 899
Shoaib Malik (PAK) AR 897
Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) WK 886
H Masakadza (ZIM) MOB 883
MJ Guptill (NZ) OP 878
B Kumar (INDIA) FB 861
SCJ Broad (ENG) FB 857
Liton Das (BDESH) OP 852
NM Lyon (AUS) SP 832
KM Jarvis (ZIM) FB 832
Mohammed Shami (INDIA) FB 831
TL Chatara (ZIM) FB 828
Rahmat Shah (AFG) MOB 815
C de Grandhomme (NZ) AR 813
LD Chandimal (SL) MOB 808
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) OP 807
MR Marsh (AUS) AR 800
PR Stirling (IRE) OP 799
HM Amla (SA) MOB 799
AB de Villiers (SA) MOB 790
KAJ Roach (WI) FB 787
Mohammad Abbas (PAK) FB 787
AL Phehlukwayo (SA) FB 786
RD Berrington (SCOT) MOB 785
MA Starc (AUS) FB 765
SE Marsh (AUS) MOB 758
AD Mathews (SL) MOB 742
SM Curran (ENG) FB 741
AD Hales (ENG) OP 734
Taijul Islam (BDESH) SP 731
Rubel Hossain (BDESH) FB 721
IS Sodhi (NZ) SP 717
MDKJ Perera (SL) OP 706
TD Paine (AUS) WK 702
AG Cremer (ZIM) SP 698
Haris Sohail (PAK) MOB 696
UT Yadav (INDIA) FB 691
M Morkel (SA) FB 689
Mohammad Amir (PAK) FB 685
CS MacLeod (SCOT) OP 682
D Elgar (SA) OP 680
ST Gabriel (WI) FB 674
I Sharma (INDIA) FB 669
WB Rankin (IRE) FB 651
A Balbirnie (IRE) MOB 649
AM Rahane (INDIA) MOB 640
B Stanlake (AUS) FB 637
HMRKB Herath (SL) SP 636
DJM Short (AUS) OP 636
DJ Willey (ENG) FB 635
JP Duminy (SA) MOB 631
RR Pant (INDIA) WK 631
Mohammad Naveed (UAE) FB 630
PJ Moor (ZIM) MOB 628
Simi Singh (IRE) AR 625
KMA Paul (WI) FB 624
MJ Santner (NZ) AR 623
AN Cook (ENG) OP 611
TM Head (AUS) MOB 611
SM Sharif (SCOT) FB 610
B Muzarabani (ZIM) FB 602
Gulbadin Naib (AFG) AR 598
Imrul Kayes (BDESH) OP 598
WTS Porterfield (IRE) OP 590
MS Dhoni (INDIA) WK 588
UT Khawaja (AUS) MOB 575
FDM Karunaratne (SL) OP 566
HG Munsey (SCOT) MOB 565
SF Mire (ZIM) OP 565
LE Plunkett (ENG) FB 565
AR Nurse (WI) SP 559
Mominul Haque (BDESH) MOB 556
JR Hazlewood (AUS) FB 554
KJ Coetzer (SCOT) OP 549
MD Gunathilaka (SL) OP 545
MH Cross (SCOT) WK 545
DA Miller (SA) MOB 545
TJ Murtagh (IRE) FB 543
TK Curran (ENG) FB 539
Rohan Mustafa (UAE) AR 534
R Powell (WI) MOB 533
Mashrafe Mortaza (BDESH) FB 528
RL Chase (WI) AR 527
CA Pujara (INDIA) MOB 524
MN Samuels (WI) MOB 517
Najibullah Zadran (AFG) MOB 516
H Klaasen (SA) WK 515
ARS Silva (SL) MOB 514
MA Wood (ENG) FB 514
GC Wilson (IRE) WK 511
AC Agar (AUS) SP 508
HM Nicholls (NZ) MOB 506
Rameez Shahzad (UAE) MOB 504
DA Warner (AUS) OP 497
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) FB 494
TWM Latham (NZ) OP 491
KOA Powell (WI) OP 490
Asif Ali (PAK) MOB 487
D Bishoo (WI) SP 469
SO Dowrich (WI) WK 466
Asad Shafiq (PAK) MOB 452
WU Tharanga (SL) OP 449
NJ O'Brien (IRE) WK 447
DJ Malan (ENG) MOB 446
MA Leask (SCOT) AR 445
CBRLS Kumara (SL) FB 445
KD Karthik (INDIA) MOB 441
KK Jennings (ENG) OP 441
LH Ferguson (NZ) FB 440
DW Steyn (SA) FB 434
BJ McCarthy (IRE) FB 433
RR Hendricks (SA) OP 430
Soumya Sarkar (BDESH) OP 428
SK Raina (INDIA) MOB 425
MRJ Watt (SCOT) SP 424
CR Ervine (ZIM) MOB 424
AT Rayudu (INDIA) MOB 412
Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG) MOB 405
KC Brathwaite (WI) OP 399
AT Carey (AUS) WK 393
Yasir Shah (PAK) SP 389
Nazmul Islam (BDESH) SP 389
SPD Smith (AUS) MOB 387
Imran Tahir (SA) SP 387
MD Shanaka (SL) AR 383
CH Gayle (WI) OP 380
Asghar Afghan (AFG) MOB 379
Aftab Alam (AFG) FB 377
Hussain Talat (PAK) AR 373
E Lewis (WI) OP 370
AC Evans (SCOT) FB 369
CR Brathwaite (WI) AR 368
MJ Leach (Eng) SP 363
Ehsan Khan (HKG) SP 360
Mohammad Nawaz (3) (PAK) AR 359
GH Dockrell (IRE) SP 356
PKD Chase (IRE) FB 356
B Mavuta (ZIM) SP 352
DT Tiripano (ZIM) FB 338
PADLR Sandakan (SL) SP 332
JA Richardson (AUS) FB 332
T Shamsi (SA) SP 332
Usman Shinwari (PAK) FB 330
EC Joyce (IRE) MOB 330
Ashfaq Ahmed (UAE) OP 330
Shaiman Anwar (UAE) MOB 330
AR McBrine (IRE) SP 326
MK Pandey (INDIA) MOB 322
Ihsanullah (AFG) OP 322
KOK Williams (WI) FB 316
KW Richardson (AUS) FB 315
KK Ahmed (INDIA) FB 314
Dawlat Zadran (AFG) FB 312
Ahmed Raza (UAE) SP 309
SN Thakur (INDIA) FB 306
Mohammad Mithun (BDESH) MOB 302
Sabbir Rahman (BDESH) MOB 301
PM Seelaar (NL) SP 298
Ghulam Shabber (UAE) WK 290
CAK Rajitha (SL) FB 284
Anshuman Rath (HKG) AR 281
BJ Watling (NZ) WK 279
CA Lynn (AUS) MOB 279
Rumman Raees (PAK) FB 277
SR Thompson (IRE) FB 275
N Vanua (PNG) FB 273
Azhar Ali (PAK) MOB 273
WP Masakadza (ZIM) SP 273
CJ Dala (SA) FB 272
BTJ Wheal (SCOT) FB 269
NM Coulter-Nile (AUS) FB 267
BT Foakes (ENG) WK 263
SL Malinga (SL) FB 260
CT Bancroft (AUS) OP 258
TS Chisoro (ZIM) FB 258
Imad Wasim (PAK) AR 258
Adnan Mufti (UAE) MOB 256
M Vijay (INDIA) OP 253
Abu Jayed (BDESH) FB 250
Bilal Asif (PAK) SP 250
PP Shaw (INDIA) OP 247
W Barresi (NL) MOB 240
T Bavuma (SA) MOB 239
AD Russell (WI) AR 238
TP Ura (PNG) OP 237
M Labuschagne (AUS) AR 236
CJ Jordan (ENG) FB 234
KM Jadhav (INDIA) MOB 232
N Pradeep (SL) FB 230
PVD Chameera (SL) FB 229
Sharafuddin Ashraf (AFG) SP 229
Sompal Kami (NEPAL) FB 228
CH Morris (SA) FB 218
N Wagner (NZ) FB 217
Mohammad Saifuddin (BDESH) AR 214
Muhammad Usman (UAE) MOB 212
ML Cummins (WI) FB 211
JM Vince (ENG) MOB 210
JD Unadkat (INDIA) FB 210
FJ Klaassen (NL) FB 206
MA Jones (SCOT) OP 204
MD Stoneman (ENG) OP 203
TK Musakanda (ZIM) MOB 203
MJG Rippon (NL) AR 202
Nizakat Khan (HKG) AR 200
DS Smith (WI) OP 197
D Ramdin (WI) WK 195
A Zampa (AUS) SP 195
PWA Mulder (SA) AR 190
Ariful Haque (BDESH) AR 190
Washington Sundar (INDIA) SP 185
Ehsan Nawaz (HKG) FB 184
DM Bess (ENG) SP 176
Imran Haider (UAE) SP 176
TB de Bruyn (SA) MOB 172
ADS Fletcher (WI) OP 172
C Zhuwao (ZIM) OP 172
AY Patel (NZ) SP 172
E Chigumbura (ZIM) AR 165
A Vala (PNG) AR 163
Zahoor Khan (UAE) FB 159
Mosaddek Hossain (BDESH) MOB 158
TD Astle (NZ) AR 153
MN Waller (ZIM) MOB 153
Junaid Khan (PAK) FB 153
Samiullah Shinwari (AFG) AR 148
K Zondo (SA) MOB 147
BMAJ Mendis (SL) AR 145
MA Aponso (SL) SP 144
RP Burl (ZIM) MOB 140
RJ Burns (ENG) OP 139
Nadeem Ahmed (HKG) SP 138
Javed Ahmadi (AFG) OP 133
Shapoor Zadran (AFG) FB 132
DAS Gunaratne (SL) MOB 125
Babar Hayat (HKG) MOB 124
TC Bruce (NZ) MOB 123
Sunzamul Islam (BDESH) SP 123
Nasir Jamal (AFG) MOB 122
I Udana (SL) FB 119
GH Vihari (INDIA) MOB 116
D Pretorius (SA) FB 115
RW Chakabva (ZIM) WK 115
SW Billings (ENG) MOB 114
CB Mpofu (ZIM) FB 113
MJ Henry (NZ) FB 110
MD Dai (PNG) AR 108
O Thomas (WI) FB 108
DSK Madushanka (SL) FB 107
MS Chapman (NZ) MOB 107
PA Patel (INDIA) WK 106
CA Soper (PNG) FB 104
Abdur Razzak (BDESH) SP 103
Ahmed Shehzad (PAK) OP 101
JL Denly (ENG) AR 100
Nurul Hasan (BDESH) WK 98
RR Emrit (WI) FB 97
Tanwir Afzal (HKG) AR 96
S Samarawickrama (SL) MOB 95
GD Phillips (NZ) WK 93
F Behardien (SA) MOB 89
A Nao (PNG) FB 89
Anamul Haque (BDESH) OP 88
CAK Walton (WI) WK 85
PM Pushpakumara (SL) SP 85
JA Raval (NZ) OP 83
Usman Ghani (AFG) OP 82
SHA Rance (NZ) FB 82
PM Siddle (AUS) FB 82
DM Bravo (WI) MOB 81
AF Milne (NZ) FB 80
S Badree (WI) SP 72
BM Wheeler (NZ) FB 71
Shafiqullah (AFG) MOB 70
SW Ambris (WI) MOB 68
C Overton (ENG) FB 66
NO Miller (WI) SP 65
OJ Pope (ENG) MOB 64
GH Worker (NZ) AR 62
JN Mohammed (WI) MOB 60
Karim Janat (AFG) AR 60
BR McDermott (AUS) MOB 60
SS Iyer (INDIA) MOB 58
WP Saha (INDIA) WK 58
CJ Anderson (NZ) AR 58
JA Warrican (WI) SP 55
LA Dawson (ENG) AR 54
JT Ball (ENG) FB 51
AS Joseph (WI) FB 50
Taskin Ahmed (BDESH) FB 48
OF Smith (WI) FB 46
JK Silva (SL) OP 46
JA Burns (AUS) OP 46
PSP Handscomb (AUS) MOB 44
D Paterson (SA) FB 41
Fareed Ahmad (AFG) FB 40
SS Cottrell (WI) FB 40
RN ten Doeschate (NL) AR 38
JP Behrendorff (AUS) FB 35
CL White (AUS) MOB 35
JE Taylor (WI) FB 33
Kamrul Islam Rabbi (BDESH) FB 27
MS Crane (ENG) SP 26
Nasir Hossain (BDESH) MOB 25
KA Pollard (WI) AR 25
TA Blundell (NZ) WK 22
MT Renshaw (AUS) OP 18
JT Smuts (SA) OP 16
PWH de Silva (SL) AR 11
Wahab Riaz (PAK) FB 7
AR Patel (INDIA) SP 6
L Ronchi (NZ) WK 5
PLS Gamage (SL) FB 3
R Ngarava (ZIM) FB 2
DAJ Bracewell (NZ) FB 0
HDRL Thirimanne (SL) MOB 0
CD de Lange (SCOT) SP 0
SS Pathirana (SL) AR 0
RR Beaton (WI) FB 0
NT Broom (NZ) MOB 0
Noor Ali Zadran (AFG) OP 0
KA Hope (WI) OP 0
JM Bird (AUS) FB 0
MVT Fernando (SL) FB 0
TS Roland-Jones (ENG) FB 0
DJ Bravo (WI) AR 0
JDS Neesham (NZ) AR 0
JH Davey (SCOT) FB 0
JL Pattinson (AUS) FB 0
LMP Simmons (WI) MOB 0
Shaheen Afridi (PAK) MOB 0
HG Kuhn (SA) OP 0
Sami Aslam (PAK) OP 0
Amir Hamza (AFG) SP 0
SP Narine (WI) SP 0
MS Wade (AUS) WK 0


International Vice-Captain
So that's 8 returnees & 1 extra new newbie. 1 spot left, I can probably squeeze an 11th in too as i noticed we ended with 11 last yr.


International Vice-Captain
Any more takers?

I will do the random order tonight and the draft can start after that.


International Vice-Captain
Here is the order:
Round 1
Pup Clarke
Wickets & Runs

Round 2
Wickets & Runs
Pup Clarke

8 hours per pick, double in the first round
I hope everyone is good to go. Good luck to all.
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