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Draft Game - Fantasy Cricket 2022


International Captain
We are going around again in 2022 with the 6th iteration of the annual fantasy draft game.

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 2021 (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.

Opening BatsmanOP
Opening BatsmanOP
Middle Order BatsmanMOB
Middle Order BatsmanMOB
Middle Order BatsmanMOB
All RounderAR
Fast BowlerFB
Fast BowlerFB
Fast BowlerFB
Spin BowlerSP

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.

Post in if interested.


International Captain
Here is the player list with positions, and how many points they have scored so far in 2021 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.

JE Root (ENG)MOB1907
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)WK1904
Babar Azam (PAK)MOB1690
PWH de Silva (SL)AR1676
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)AR1645
Hasan Ali (PAK)FB1568
RG Sharma (INDIA)OP1520
AK Markram (SA)OP1427
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)FB1407
JO Holder (WI)AR1327
RR Pant (INDIA)WK1284
Mahmudullah (BAN)MOB1255
PR Stirling (IRE)OP1241
R Ashwin (INDIA)SP1222
Q de Kock (SA)WK1222
PVD Chameera (SL)FB1180
K Rabada (SA)FB1142
HE van der Dussen (SA)MOB1119
JC Buttler (ENG)WK1113
DP Conway (NZ)MOB1102
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BAN)SP1094
JM Bairstow (ENG)OP1050
A Nortje (SA)FB1037
T Shamsi (SA)SP1029
DM de Silva (SL)MOB1007
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)FB994
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)WK983
Liton Das (BAN)OP979
MM Ali (ENG)AR976
V Kohli (INDIA)MOB950
TA Boult (NZ)FB942
KR Mayers (WI)AR931
B Muzarabani (ZIM)FB921
MR Marsh (AUS)AR919
Simi Singh (IRE)AR903
LM Jongwe (ZIM)FB899
Tamim Iqbal (BAN)OP887
TG Southee (NZ)FB880
FDM Karunaratne (SL)OP865
KA Maharaj (SA)SP844
Taskin Ahmed (BAN)FB842
MJ Guptill (NZ)OP842
RW Chakabva (ZIM)WK837
Faheem Ashraf (PAK)AR833
SN Thakur (INDIA)FB831
Fakhar Zaman (PAK)OP828
KL Rahul (INDIA)OP826
JR Hazlewood (AUS)FB811
Rashid Khan (AFG)SP777
MD Shanaka (SL)MOB770
BA Stokes (ENG)AR756
E Lewis (WI)OP756
Mahedi Hasan (BAN)AR750
Haris Rauf (PAK)FB748
JJ Bumrah (INDIA)FB747
HDRL Thirimanne (SL)OP729
KC Brathwaite (WI)OP727
Mohammad Saifuddin (BAN)FB725
JN Malan (SA)OP724
A Balbirnie (IRE)MOB720
A Zampa (AUS)SP715
P Nissanka (SL)MOB703
MA Starc (AUS)FB696
KS Williamson (NZ)MOB696
MDKJ Perera (SL)WK695
JM Anderson (ENG)FB692
AR Patel (INDIA)SP690
DJ Malan (ENG)MOB689
RP Burl (ZIM)AR680
SM Curran (ENG)AR671
RD Berrington (SCOT)MOB671
KAJ Roach (WI)FB669
JJ Roy (ENG)OP661
OE Robinson (ENG)FB657
S Lamichhane (NEPAL)SP657
N Dickwella (SL)WK656
Shoriful Islam (BAN)FB649
JB Little (IRE)FB646
KIC Asalanka (SL)MOB646
MR Adair (IRE)FB643
T Bavuma (SA)MOB642
Mohammad Naim (BAN)OP641
MA Wood (ENG)FB635
MJ Leach (Eng)SP633
GF Linde (SA)SP628
RA Jadeja (INDIA)AR628
AS Joseph (WI)FB625
CA Pujara (INDIA)MOB611
Shadab Khan (PAK)SP611
SC Williams (ZIM)MOB608
AU Rashid (ENG)SP608
KA Jamieson (NZ)FB606
W Madhevere (ZIM)MOB604
R Ngarava (ZIM)FB599
Afif Hossain (BAN)MOB599
Mohammed Siraj (INDIA)FB588
IS Sodhi (NZ)SP587
DT Tiripano (ZIM)FB579
MS Wade (AUS)WK579
RRS Cornwall (WI)SP574
HT Tector (IRE)MOB574
C Karunaratne (SL)FB573
DA Miller (SA)MOB566
DJ Mitchell (NZ)MOB564
Zeeshan Maqsood (OMAN)AR559
N Pooran (WI)MOB558
C Campher (IRE)AR557
Nauman Ali (PAK)SP554
HG Munsey (SCOT)OP553
NE Bonner (WI)MOB536
Fawad Alam (PAK)MOB533
TWM Latham (NZ)OP532
CA Soper (PNG)FB531
Mohammed Shami (INDIA)FB527
CR Woakes (ENG)FB525
A Vala (PNG)AR524
DJ Bravo (WI)AR524
LS Livingstone (ENG)MOB523
J Da Silva (WI)WK516
MA Leask (SCOT)AR514
PWA Mulder (SA)AR511
RR Hendricks (SA)OP510
LD Chandimal (SL)MOB509
RJ Burns (ENG)OP509
Sikandar Raza (ZIM)MOB507
CA Young (IRE)FB505
L Ngidi (SA)FB502
B Kumar (INDIA)FB501
AJ Finch (AUS)OP494
Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN)MOB491
AL Phehlukwayo (SA)FB490
Mominul Haque (BAN)MOB489
L Embuldeniya (SL)SP487
K Bhurtel (NEPAL)OP487
Washington Sundar (INDIA)SP487
MP O'Dowd (NL)OP485
Nasum Ahmed (BAN)SP482
AD Russell (WI)AR481
HM Nicholls (NZ)MOB480
Azhar Ali (PAK)MOB474
WIA Fernando (SL)OP471
Soumya Sarkar (BAN)OP469
BRM Taylor (ZIM)WK469
JDS Neesham (NZ)AR465
Taijul Islam (BAN)SP465
J Blackwood (WI)MOB454
Abid Ali (Pak)OP452
AC Agar (AUS)SP451
HH Pandya (INDIA)AR449
MD Gunathilaka (SL)OP446
RAS Lakmal (SL)FB443
HR Walsh (WI)SP439
SD Hope (WI)WK437
SR Taylor (USA)OP436
DM Bess (ENG)SP436
AJ Hosein (WI)SP435
KA Pollard (WI)AR434
Karan KC (NEPAL)FB432
AM Rahane (INDIA)MOB432
SPD Smith (AUS)MOB432
MH Cross (SCOT)WK429
AR McBrine (IRE)SP428
CR Ervine (ZIM)MOB426
SA Yadav (INDIA)MOB423
H Klaasen (SA)WK423
NK Patel (USA)AR415
Jatinder Singh (OMAN)OP410
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)WK409
FA Allen (WI)SP408
S Dhawan (INDIA)OP407
WP Masakadza (ZIM)SP406
LMP Simmons (WI)OP398
GD Phillips (NZ)MOB396
D Elgar (SA)OP394
Asghar Afghan (AFG)MOB393
MJ Santner (NZ)AR391
OC McCoy (WI)FB390
KJ O'Brien (IRE)AR388
MD Patel (USA)MOB384
RTM Mendis (SL)AR381
DP Sibley (ENG)OP381
DW Lawrence (ENG)MOB379
P Jayawickrama (SL)SP378
Ayaan Khan (OMAN)AR378
Aasif Sheikh (NEPAL)OP378
PM Seelaar (NL)SP378
KV Morea (PNG)FB376
DA Warner (AUS)OP376
LJ Tucker (IRE)WK375
SM Sharif (SCOT)FB372
PJ Cummins (AUS)FB372
MRJ Watt (SCOT)SP369
Mohammad Nawaz (3) (PAK)AR363
D Pretorius (SA)FB360
CH Gayle (WI)OP357
BOP Fernando (SL)MOB356
I Sharma (INDIA)FB355
M Shumba (ZIM)MOB355
Shubman Gill (INDIA)OP354
Mohammad Nabi (AFG)AR351
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)MOB351
OJ Pope (ENG)MOB350
CJ Jordan (ENG)FB349
Naveen-ul-Haq (AFG)FB342
JS Malhotra (USA)MOB340
SO Hetmyer (WI)MOB339
JNT Seales (WI)FB337
Bilal Khan (OMAN)FB331
Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG)MOB327
C Overton (ENG)FB326
Usman Qadir (PAK)SP325
G Malla (NEPAL)MOB323
AC Evans (SCOT)FB321
CS MacLeod (SCOT)MOB320
D Myers (ZIM)MOB320
KJ Coetzer (SCOT)OP319
Z Crawley (ENG)MOB318
AY Patel (NZ)SP307
GH Dockrell (IRE)SP301
SN Netravalkar (USA)FB300
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG)SP299
AD Mathews (SL)MOB297
M Labuschagne (AUS)MOB297
DJ Willey (ENG)FB296
PADLR Sandakan (SL)SP293
Najibullah Zadran (AFG)MOB290
MVT Fernando (SL)FB289
M Theekshana (SL)SP289
Nurul Hasan (BAN)WK289
RL Chase (WI)AR287
BFW de Leede (NL)MOB287
PBB Rajapaksa (SL)MOB284
EJG Morgan (ENG)MOB283
WA Young (NZ)OP283
Aqib Ilyas (OMAN)AR281
DL Chahar (INDIA)FB280
BC Fortuin (SA)SP280
Karim Janat (AFG)AR279
SC Getkate (IRE)FB278
MJ Henry (NZ)FB277
JA Warrican (WI)SP276
JC Archer (ENG)FB275
GJ Maxwell (AUS)MOB272
S Mahmood (ENG)FB271
TK Musakanda (ZIM)MOB267
Amir Hamza (AFG)SP267
MP Stoinis (AUS)AR265
N Vanua (PNG)FB264
LV van Beek (NL)FB262
Kushal Malla (NEPAL)MOB259
Imran Butt (PAK)OP258
CN Greaves (SCOT)AR257
NP Kenjige (USA)SP255
IG Holland (USA)AR252
Mohammad Hasnain (PAK)FB252
KNA Bandara (SL)MOB250
A Dananjaya (SL)SP250
SCJ Broad (ENG)FB245
JN Mohammed (WI)MOB244
LRPL Taylor (NZ)MOB244
BJ McCarthy (IRE)FB243
JH Davey (SCOT)FB238
Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)OP238
Gulbadin Naib (AFG)AR237
WTS Porterfield (IRE)OP236
N Wagner (NZ)FB235
Khawar Ali (OMAN)AR234
Yasir Shah (PAK)SP233
ST Gabriel (WI)FB232
L Gregory (ENG)AR227
Muhammad Usman (UAE)MOB225
M Bhanuka (SL)WK224
RK Paudel (NEPAL)MOB222
Muhammad Waseem (UAE)OP217
LB Williams (SA)FB214
Mohammad Nadeem (OMAN)AR213
RD Chahar (INDIA)SP213
SA Edwards (NL)WK211
AT Carey (AUS)WK209
JR Philippe (AUS)OP208
Shadman Islam (BAN)OP207
Rahmat Shah (AFG)MOB205
KH Pandya (INDIA)AR203
Imad Wasim (PAK)AR202
TK Curran (ENG)FB201
TL Chatara (ZIM)FB200
VM Nyauchi (ZIM)FB200
YS Chahal (INDIA)SP200
B Fernando (SL)FB196
MDK Perera (SL)SP195
VJ Kingma (NL)FB193
Aaron Jones (USA)MOB 192
GJ Delany (IRE)SP192
CBRLS Kumara (SL)FB191
Imam-ul-Haq (PAK)OP189
R Ravindra (NZ)OP189
Ishan Kishan (INDIA)WK188
AJ Tye (AUS)FB187
Mohammad Mithun (BAN)MOB184
SJ Myburgh (NL)OP184
C Green (AUS)AR183
BTJ Wheal (SCOT)FB183
OP Stone (ENG)FB181
Zahoor Khan (UAE)FB181
BN Cooper (NL)MOB181
I Udana (SL)FB178
CE McConchie (NZ)AR177
AJ Turner (AUS)MOB176
DM Bravo (WI)MOB174
Mohammad Abbas (PAK)FB169
JM Vince (ENG)MOB168
MC Henriques (AUS)AR167
FH Allen (NZ)OP166
SS Cottrell (WI)FB165
BKG Mendis (SL)MOB165
TP Ura (PNG)OP165
Hamza Tahir (SCOT)SP165
BA Carse (ENG)FB163
JD Campbell (WI)OP163
K Verreynne (SA)MOB161
Mohammad Wasim (1) (PAK)FB161
RP Meredith (AUS)FB160
Nayeem Hasan (BAN)SP159
KW Richardson (AUS)FB157
AF Milne (NZ)FB157
UT Yadav (INDIA)FB155
Kuldeep Yadav (INDIA)SP151
Rohan Mustafa (UAE)AR147
TD Paine (AUS)WK147
MS Chapman (NZ)MOB145
NM Lyon (AUS)SP142
TA Blundell (NZ)WK142
TS Mills (ENG)FB140
H Hameed (ENG)OP140
MW Parkinson (ENG)SP137
DT Christian (AUS)AR136
Haider Ali (PAK)MOB136
FJ Klaassen (NL)FB135
ADS Fletcher (WI)OP132
T van der Gugten (NL)FB130
L Sipamla (SA)FB127
R Powell (WI)MOB123
Abu Jayed (BAN)FB121
M Prasidh Krishna (INDIA)FB120
PP Shaw (INDIA)OP120
Sohaib Maqsood (PAK)MOB118
XM Marshall (USA)OP118
PA van Meekeren (NL)FB116
Ahmed Raza (UAE)SP116
S Bhari (NEPAL)SP114
BT Foakes (ENG)WK113
KOA Powell (WI)OP112
PS Masvaure (ZIM)OP111
NA Saini (INDIA)FB109
BE Hendricks (SA)FB106
Asif Ali (PAK)MOB106
Javed Ahmadi (AFG)OP106
TL Seifert (NZ)WK105
BR McDermott (AUS)MOB104
PD Salt (ENG)OP104
JA Richardson (AUS)FB103
Mosaddek Hossain (BAN)MOB103
HV Patel (INDIA)FB103
DR Sams (AUS)AR102
NT Ellis (AUS)FB101
T Natarajan (INDIA)FB101
Shoaib Malik (PAK)MOB100
Mohammad Shahzad (AFG)WK99
Usman Ghani (AFG)OP98
MJ Swepson (AUS)SP95
SV Samson (INDIA)WK95
LH Ferguson (NZ)FB94
BJ Watling (NZ)WK94
Fayyaz Butt (OMAN)FB92
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)OP92
MK Pandey (INDIA)MOB89
NLTC Perera (SL)AR85
AM Fernando (SL)FB85
TS Chisoro (ZIM)FB83
FH Edwards (WI)FB81
BD Glover (NL)FB80
HK Bennett (NZ)FB80
TD Astle (NZ)SP80
F du Plessis (SA)MOB78
CN Ackermann (NL)MOB77
C de Grandhomme (NZ)AR75
WJ Pucovski (AUS)OP72
Nasir Jamal (AFG)MOB69
Rubel Hossain (BAN)FB67
Hamid Hassan (AFG)FB65
SC Kuggeleijn (NZ)FB65
SW Billings (ENG)MOB62
Khushdil Shah (PAK)MOB61
R Mutumbami (ZIM)WK61
Fareed Ahmad (AFG)FB60
MA Agarwal (INDIA)OP52
Sharjeel Khan (PAK)OP51
JT Smuts (SA)OP50
N Pradeep (SL)FB46
R Rampaul (WI)FB43
MS Harris (AUS)OP43
Iftikhar Ahmed (PAK)MOB40
Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK)WK39
Hussain Talat (PAK)MOB28
GH Vihari (INDIA)MOB27
Haris Sohail (PAK)MOB26
SW Ambris (WI)MOB26
CAK Rajitha (SL)FB21
O Thomas (WI)FB20
Naseem Shah (PAK)FB17
JP Behrendorff (AUS)FB15
B Mavuta (ZIM)SP15
S Samarawickrama (SL)MOB14
RE van der Merwe (NL)AR11
Shan Masood (PAK)OP10
DAJ Bracewell (NZ)FB5
Sharafuddin Ashraf (AFG)SP2
LD Madushanka (SL)AR1
KMA Paul (WI)FB0
KOK Williams (WI)FB0
CH Morris (SA)FB0
Usman Shinwari (PAK)FB0
UT Khawaja (AUS)MOB0
PSP Handscomb (AUS)MOB0
SSJ Brooks (WI)MOB0
T Banton (ENG)OP0
DJM Short (AUS)OP0
JA Raval (NZ)OP0
AD Hales (ENG)OP0
WER Somerville (NZ)SP0
JP Inglis (AUS)WK0


International Captain
I believe my statsguru query covers all teams with ODI status, so you can pick from any of them.


International Captain
As promised, this draft will get underway with this post. I'll tag everyone as a reminder, but it's kingkallis with the new ball.
8 hours per pick starting now.

We have 11 this year. Could squeeze one latecomer in if they get in by the end of the first round.

I will track everyone's squads and give updates intermittently so you know which positions you need.

Good luck to all.

Round 1
@Magrat Garlick
@Line and Length
Round 2
Line and Length
Magrat Garlick