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Draft Game - Fantasy Cricket 2020


International Captain
The fantasy draft comp is going around again 2020. 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. A number of players have changed designation since last year so check the list I will post soon.

• 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 10-12 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.

Past winners:
2017 – NUFAN
2018 – Randycricfreak
2019 – TBD (anil1405 currently leading)

Post in if interested


International Captain
Teams so far:

1 Milenko47
2 mr_mister
3 anil1405
4 Teuton
5 SillyCowCorner1
6 morgieb
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International Captain
Here is the player list with positions, and how many points they have scored so far in 2019 for illustrative purposes:
While it does not include 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 2333
BA Stokes (ENG) AR 2195
RG Sharma (INDIA) OP 2175
PJ Cummins (AUS) FB 2008
JE Root (ENG) MOB 1879
Babar Azam (PAK) MOB 1785
Q de Kock (SA) WK 1742
JO Holder (WI) AR 1652
PR Stirling (IRE) OP 1646
LRPL Taylor (NZ) MOB 1640
JM Bairstow (ENG) OP 1605
SD Hope (WI) WK 1543
F du Plessis (SA) MOB 1491
Mohammed Shami (INDIA) FB 1490
KS Williamson (NZ) MOB 1488
AJ Finch (AUS) OP 1476
Rashid Khan (AFG) SP 1457
SPD Smith (AUS) MOB 1423
UT Khawaja (AUS) MOB 1420
TA Boult (NZ) FB 1417
MA Starc (AUS) FB 1405
A Balbirnie (IRE) MOB 1394
Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH) AR 1377
RA Jadeja (INDIA) SP 1319
JC Buttler (ENG) WK 1310
K Rabada (SA) FB 1294
KJ O'Brien (IRE) AR 1277
MR Adair (IRE) FB 1270
DA Warner (AUS) OP 1253
CR Woakes (ENG) FB 1230
C de Grandhomme (NZ) AR 1229
Mohammad Nabi (AFG) AR 1218
Mushfiqur Rahim (BDESH) WK 1185
MDKJ Perera (SL) OP 1166
Soumya Sarkar (BDESH) OP 1154
BKG Mendis (SL) MOB 1132
SC Williams (ZIM) MOB 1110
EJG Morgan (ENG) MOB 1109
MJ Santner (NZ) AR 1081
JC Archer (ENG) FB 1075
JDS Neesham (NZ) AR 1069
DM de Silva (SL) AR 1063
JJ Roy (ENG) OP 1057
TG Southee (NZ) FB 1055
GJ Maxwell (AUS) MOB 1046
Imam-ul-Haq (PAK) OP 1037
Imad Wasim (PAK) AR 1023
WB Rankin (IRE) FB 1014
AL Phehlukwayo (SA) FB 1010
Rahmat Shah (AFG) MOB 997
NM Lyon (AUS) SP 981
Asghar Afghan (AFG) MOB 974
Mahmudullah (BDESH) MOB 973
RL Chase (WI) AR 966
LH Ferguson (NZ) FB 958
SL Malinga (SL) FB 946
TWM Latham (NZ) OP 929
Gulbadin Naib (AFG) AR 924
MJ Guptill (NZ) OP 920
SS Cottrell (WI) FB 913
HE van der Dussen (SA) MOB 909
KAJ Roach (WI) FB 903
S Dhawan (INDIA) OP 900
GH Dockrell (IRE) SP 898
B Kumar (INDIA) FB 892
Haris Sohail (PAK) MOB 883
PM Seelaar (NL) SP 882
FDM Karunaratne (SL) OP 878
Mustafizur Rahman (BDESH) FB 873
JJ Bumrah (INDIA) FB 862
MP O'Dowd (NL) OP 847
SO Hetmyer (WI) MOB 846
MS Dhoni (INDIA) WK 845
Mohammad Amir (PAK) FB 838
CH Gayle (WI) OP 838
Fakhar Zaman (PAK) OP 806
AT Carey (AUS) WK 805
RD Berrington (SCOT) MOB 795
Kuldeep Yadav (INDIA) SP 781
Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK) WK 777
SCJ Broad (ENG) FB 776
RE van der Merwe (NL) AR 775
MA Agarwal (INDIA) OP 774
HM Nicholls (NZ) MOB 772
M Labuschagne (AUS) MOB 772
I Udana (SL) FB 766
AU Rashid (ENG) SP 766
Najibullah Zadran (AFG) MOB 766
YS Chahal (INDIA) SP 764
N Dickwella (SL) WK 761
Tamim Iqbal (BDESH) OP 760
MA Wood (ENG) FB 753
MM Ali (ENG) AR 750
JL Denly (ENG) MOB 748
CS MacLeod (SCOT) MOB 742
HH Pandya (INDIA) AR 741
KL Rahul (INDIA) OP 739
HG Munsey (SCOT) MOB 718
N Pooran (WI) MOB 711
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG) OP 711
Mohammad Saifuddin (BDESH) FB 706
Shadab Khan (PAK) SP 706
KJ Coetzer (SCOT) OP 698
AM Rahane (INDIA) MOB 687
BN Cooper (NL) MOB 684
MP Stoinis (AUS) AR 682
RJ Burns (ENG) OP 680
AK Markram (SA) OP 679
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BDESH) SP 674
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) FB 670
CR Brathwaite (WI) AR 665
RR Pant (INDIA) WK 664
CR Ervine (ZIM) MOB 662
GJ Delany (IRE) SP 659
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG) SP 657
RP Burl (ZIM) MOB 651
NLTC Perera (SL) AR 645
HM Amla (SA) OP 641
C Munro (NZ) MOB 638
WIA Fernando (SL) MOB 635
Liton Das (BDESH) OP 635
MRJ Watt (SCOT) SP 630
KM Jarvis (ZIM) FB 629
SM Sharif (SCOT) FB 606
A Zampa (AUS) SP 606
JR Hazlewood (AUS) FB 605
BD Glover (NL) FB 602
TJ Murtagh (IRE) FB 601
PSP Handscomb (AUS) MOB 593
CH Morris (SA) FB 590
MJ Henry (NZ) FB 586
I Sharma (INDIA) FB 586
N Pradeep (SL) FB 561
TM Head (AUS) MOB 554
AD Mathews (SL) MOB 549
RR Hendricks (SA) OP 546
MH Cross (SCOT) WK 544
PA van Meekeren (NL) FB 541
JA Richardson (AUS) FB 540
N Wagner (NZ) FB 538
CA Pujara (INDIA) MOB 537
BJ Watling (NZ) WK 537
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) MOB 536
KM Jadhav (INDIA) MOB 535
CAK Rajitha (SL) FB 531
HDRL Thirimanne (SL) MOB 529
UT Yadav (INDIA) FB 528
SM Curran (ENG) AR 521
LE Plunkett (ENG) FB 519
DA Miller (SA) MOB 519
Imran Tahir (SA) SP 518
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) WK 511
JD Campbell (WI) OP 508
TK Curran (ENG) FB 505
SE Marsh (AUS) MOB 504
NM Coulter-Nile (AUS) FB 501
Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG) MOB 498
RAS Lakmal (SL) FB 495
DW Steyn (SA) FB 490
Hamza Tahir (SCOT) SP 490
D Olivier (SA) FB 489
E Lewis (WI) OP 482
ST Gabriel (WI) FB 478
V Shankar (INDIA) MOB 467
MJ Leach (Eng) SP 460
MD Gunathilaka (SL) OP 459
SR Thompson (IRE) FB 454
O Thomas (WI) FB 453
PWH de Silva (SL) AR 452
Mosaddek Hossain (BDESH) MOB 448
TD Paine (AUS) WK 443
Wahab Riaz (PAK) FB 430
R Ashwin (INDIA) SP 429
MS Wade (AUS) MOB 422
Hasan Ali (PAK) FB 421
TL Chatara (ZIM) FB 416
SC Getkate (IRE) FB 410
A Dananjaya (SL) SP 410
Shoaib Malik (PAK) MOB 398
JP Behrendorff (AUS) FB 394
IS Sodhi (NZ) SP 391
TL Seifert (NZ) WK 389
D Elgar (SA) OP 384
Mohammad Mithun (BDESH) MOB 384
Dawlat Zadran (AFG) FB 383
FJ Klaassen (NL) FB 383
MVT Fernando (SL) FB 375
Sikandar Raza (ZIM) MOB 373
BOP Fernando (SL) MOB 371
WTS Porterfield (IRE) OP 370
Sabbir Rahman (BDESH) MOB 369
CJ Jordan (ENG) FB 363
CN Ackermann (NL) MOB 363
DM Bravo (WI) MOB 361
VD Philander (SA) FB 359
GC Wilson (IRE) WK 357
RW Chakabva (ZIM) WK 356
T Bavuma (SA) MOB 349
Shan Masood (PAK) OP 349
MD Shanaka (SL) MOB 348
BRM Taylor (ZIM) WK 345
KA Maharaj (SA) SP 342
KW Richardson (AUS) FB 341
GH Vihari (INDIA) MOB 341
AR Nurse (WI) SP 332
Faheem Ashraf (PAK) AR 330
L Ngidi (SA) FB 328
JA Burns (AUS) OP 326
Simi Singh (IRE) AR 325
SW Ambris (WI) MOB 324
KMA Paul (WI) FB 319
Taijul Islam (BDESH) SP 317
D Pretorius (SA) FB 316
AC Evans (SCOT) FB 315
T van der Gugten (NL) FB 310
Abu Jayed (BDESH) FB 307
JM Vince (ENG) MOB 305
AS Joseph (WI) FB 304
MA Leask (SCOT) AR 301
Aftab Alam (AFG) FB 299
CB Mpofu (ZIM) FB 299
KA Pollard (WI) AR 295
AR McBrine (IRE) SP 291
Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) WK 291
Shafiul Islam (BDESH) FB 287
Usman Shinwari (PAK) FB 286
PM Siddle (AUS) FB 284
L Embuldeniya (SL) SP 283
CA Young (IRE) FB 282
Asif Ali (PAK) MOB 275
PJ Moor (ZIM) MOB 275
SS Iyer (INDIA) MOB 275
KH Pandya (INDIA) AR 273
DJ Willey (ENG) FB 273
T Shamsi (SA) SP 270
Asad Shafiq (PAK) MOB 269
Yasir Shah (PAK) SP 268
FA Allen (WI) SP 263
CBRLS Kumara (SL) FB 260
DL Chahar (INDIA) FB 260
AT Rayudu (INDIA) MOB 257
DT Tiripano (ZIM) FB 251
SO Dowrich (WI) WK 250
JP Duminy (SA) MOB 247
JH Davey (SCOT) FB 243
DJ Mitchell (NZ) MOB 237
KK Ahmed (INDIA) FB 236
BE Hendricks (SA) FB 235
RN ten Doeschate (NL) AR 233
Mashrafe Mortaza (BDESH) FB 233
JM Anderson (ENG) FB 232
Iftikhar Ahmed (PAK) MOB 232
SF Mire (ZIM) OP 229
J Cameron-Dow (IRE) SP 228
H Masakadza (ZIM) MOB 225
Karim Janat (AFG) AR 221
DJ Malan (ENG) MOB 213
MS Harris (AUS) OP 213
A Nortje (SA) FB 210
JA Raval (NZ) OP 201
AY Patel (NZ) SP 199
KC Brathwaite (WI) OP 191
WER Somerville (NZ) SP 189
MR Marsh (AUS) AR 186
KD Karthik (INDIA) MOB 186
SC Kuggeleijn (NZ) FB 185
AJ Turner (AUS) MOB 176
JL Pattinson (AUS) FB 174
KR Patterson (AUS) MOB 174
DAJ Bracewell (NZ) FB 173
TB de Bruyn (SA) MOB 170
KOK Williams (WI) FB 165
Mominul Haque (BDESH) MOB 164
WP Saha (INDIA) WK 164
Mohammad Abbas (PAK) FB 160
SW Billings (ENG) MOB 159
AD Hales (ENG) OP 159
Umar Akmal (PAK) MOB 155
AC Agar (AUS) SP 155
S Muthusamy (SA) AR 148
BT Foakes (ENG) WK 146
GF Linde (SA) SP 144
TD Astle (NZ) SP 138
PADLR Sandakan (SL) SP 137
AD Russell (WI) AR 136
MDK Perera (SL) SP 136
Rubel Hossain (BDESH) FB 135
HR Walsh (WI) SP 132
PBB Rajapaksa (SL) MOB 131
Junaid Khan (PAK) FB 130
PKD Chase (IRE) FB 130
DL Piedt (SA) SP 128
NA Saini (INDIA) FB 125
Fareed Ahmad (AFG) FB 124
Samiullah Shinwari (AFG) MOB 109
BJ McCarthy (IRE) FB 108
Washington Sundar (INDIA) SP 101
Hussain Talat (PAK) MOB 100
MW Parkinson (ENG) SP 100
DJM Short (AUS) OP 97
Ihsanullah (AFG) OP 95
R Powell (WI) MOB 90
Usman Ghani (AFG) OP 86
BTJ Wheal (SCOT) FB 80
Hamid Hassan (AFG) FB 80
Shafiqullah (AFG) MOB 78
W Barresi (NL) MOB 78
JL Carter (WI) MOB 77
Noor Ali Zadran (AFG) OP 77
Sharafuddin Ashraf (AFG) SP 77
PWA Mulder (SA) AR 76
Javed Ahmadi (AFG) OP 76
KK Jennings (ENG) OP 72
CT Bancroft (AUS) OP 69
D Ramdin (WI) WK 69
SHA Rance (NZ) FB 68
Azhar Ali (PAK) OP 67
C Overton (ENG) FB 66
D Bishoo (WI) SP 65
H Klaasen (SA) WK 58
Najeeb Tarakai (AFG) OP 57
CJ Dala (SA) FB 55
WP Masakadza (ZIM) SP 55
MK Pandey (INDIA) MOB 54
TC Bruce (NZ) MOB 53
SP Narine (WI) SP 48
BR McDermott (AUS) MOB 46
OJ Pope (ENG) MOB 45
B Stanlake (AUS) FB 40
R Ngarava (ZIM) FB 40
B Mavuta (ZIM) SP 40
JDF Vandersay (SL) SP 40
J Blackwood (WI) MOB 38
LD Chandimal (SL) MOB 37
BMAJ Mendis (SL) AR 32
Imran Khan (PAK) FB 30
E Chigumbura (ZIM) MOB 29
PVD Chameera (SL) FB 26
Mohammad Nawaz (3) (PAK) AR 25
S Samarawickrama (SL) MOB 22
Ahmed Shehzad (PAK) OP 22
LD Madushanka (SL) AR 21
S Prasanna (SL) SP 21
Imrul Kayes (BDESH) OP 21
WU Tharanga (SL) OP 20
ML Cummins (WI) FB 19
DAS Gunaratne (SL) MOB 17
Shubman Gill (INDIA) OP 16
SE Rutherford (WI) MOB 15
Anamul Haque (BDESH) OP 14
ARS Silva (SL) MOB 12
Ariful Haque (BDESH) AR 0
CJ Anderson (NZ) AR 0
LA Dawson (ENG) AR 0
MJG Rippon (NL) AR 0
TAM Siriwardana (SL) AR 0
AF Milne (NZ) FB 0
AJ Tye (AUS) FB 0
B Muzarabani (ZIM) FB 0
BM Wheeler (NZ) FB 0
D Paterson (SA) FB 0
DSK Madushanka (SL) FB 0
JD Unadkat (INDIA) FB 0
JE Taylor (WI) FB 0
JT Ball (ENG) FB 0
Kamrul Islam Rabbi (BDESH) FB 0
OF Smith (WI) FB 0
PLS Gamage (SL) FB 0
RR Emrit (WI) FB 0
Rumman Raees (PAK) FB 0
Shapoor Zadran (AFG) FB 0
SN Thakur (INDIA) FB 0
Taskin Ahmed (BDESH) FB 0
TS Chisoro (ZIM) FB 0
TS Roland-Jones (ENG) FB 0
CA Lynn (AUS) MOB 0
F Behardien (SA) MOB 0
JN Mohammed (WI) MOB 0
K Zondo (SA) MOB 0
MN Waller (ZIM) MOB 0
MS Chapman (NZ) MOB 0
Nasir Hossain (BDESH) MOB 0
Nasir Jamal (AFG) MOB 0
SK Raina (INDIA) MOB 0
TK Musakanda (ZIM) MOB 0
GH Worker (NZ) OP 0
ADS Fletcher (WI) OP 0
C Zhuwao (ZIM) OP 0
DS Smith (WI) OP 0
JK Silva (SL) OP 0
JT Smuts (SA) OP 0
KOA Powell (WI) OP 0
M Vijay (INDIA) OP 0
MA Jones (SCOT) OP 0
MD Stoneman (ENG) OP 0
MT Renshaw (AUS) OP 0
PP Shaw (INDIA) OP 0
AG Cremer (ZIM) SP 0
AR Patel (INDIA) SP 0
Bilal Asif (PAK) SP 0
DM Bess (ENG) SP 0
JA Warrican (WI) SP 0
MA Aponso (SL) SP 0
Nazmul Islam (BDESH) SP 0
NO Miller (WI) SP 0
PM Pushpakumara (SL) SP 0
S Badree (WI) SP 0
Sunzamul Islam (BDESH) SP 0
CAK Walton (WI) WK 0
GD Phillips (NZ) WK 0
Nurul Hasan (BDESH) WK 0
TA Blundell (NZ) WK 0


International Captain
Now that you mention it, at the moment my query only includes test nations plus Netherlands & Scotland. If someone from another nation is drafted i can add them to the query.
But to keep it manageable for me as an admin i will introduce a rule that you can only draft from teams with ODI status. Though i will only add those other countries (and i am aware some have been added this year but havent checked exactly which) to the query if someone decides to draft a player from them. I really dont have the time to change my spreadsheet in multiple places if someone drafts a guy from Belize or Belgium for their 2 "T20I"s.


International Captain
I'm hoping that there are a few more that want to give this a try....

We have 7 so far but will be better with 10


International Captain
Well it's into Dec now so we will just go with the 8 so far.

If anyone else wants to join, I will slot you in at the end of R1

order is:

Round 1
Magrat Garlick

Round 2
Magrat Garlick

8 hours per pick, starting now
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Actually no need to think too long about it. Despite his two recent digs Steve Smith is clearly the king of modern bstsmanship.

I pick Smudge for the second year running!