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Draft Game - Fantasy Cricket 2023


International Captain
2023 will see the seventh edition of this comp.

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 2023 (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.

1Opening BatsmanOP
2Opening BatsmanOP
3Middle Order BatsmanMOB
4Middle Order BatsmanMOB
5Middle Order BatsmanMOB
6All RounderAR
8Fast BowlerFB
9Fast BowlerFB
10Fast BowlerFB
11Spin 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 2022 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. All players from countries with ODI status are eligible.

Babar Azam (PAK)MOB2175
Sikandar Raza (ZIM)MOB2115
Litton Das (BAN)OP1813
DS Airee (NEPAL)MOB1687
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)WK1632
BA Stokes (ENG)AR1608
AS Joseph (WI)FB1566
Basil Hameed (UAE)MOB1564
SA Yadav (IND)MOB1514
S Lamichhane (NEPAL)SP1503
BFW de Leede (NED)MOB1473
KA Maharaj (SA)SP1470
RR Pant (IND)WK1467
MG Erasmus (NAM)MOB1462
DJ Mitchell (NZ)MOB1460
KR Mayers (WI)AR1444
JM Bairstow (ENG)OP1439
JO Holder (WI)AR1402
C Green (AUS)AR1398
TG Southee (NZ)FB1396
V Aravind (UAE)WK1391
AJ Hosein (WI)SP1388
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BAN)SP1368
BKG Mendis (SL)MOB1354
N Pooran (WI)MOB1328
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)AR1326
PJ Cummins (AUS)FB1324
Mohammad Nawaz (3) (PAK)AR1317
DP Conway (NZ)MOB1310
Rohan Mustafa (UAE)AR1295
SPD Smith (AUS)MOB1293
SS Iyer (IND)MOB1280
K Rabada (SA)FB1277
V Kohli (IND)MOB1266
Zeeshan Maqsood (OMA)AR1265
HH Pandya (IND)AR1262
TA Boult (NZ)FB1261
DA Warner (AUS)OP1248
JE Root (ENG)MOB1246
P Nissanka (SL)OP1246
N Vanua (PNG)FB1193
Bilal Khan (OMA)FB1192
SR Taylor (USA)OP1184
Muhammad Waseem (UAE)OP1161
MG Bracewell (NZ)AR1155
DM de Silva (SL)MOB1153
A Vala (PNG)AR1134
MA Starc (AUS)FB1130
CJA Amini (PNG)AR1123
MM Ali (ENG)AR1109
JN Frylinck (NAM)FB1061
Shadab Khan (PAK)SP1053
GD Phillips (NZ)MOB1038
JC Buttler (ENG)WK1036
PWH de Silva (SL)AR1032
RG Sharma (IND)OP1027
Rashid Khan (AFG)SP1022
SSJ Brooks (WI)MOB1017
Khawar Ali (OMA)AR1014
Imam-ul-Haq (PAK)OP1013
Chirag Suri (UAE)OP1004
Haris Rauf (PAK)FB1002
Sompal Kami (NEPAL)FB1001
A Zampa (AUS)SP998
MJ Santner (NZ)AR988
AT Carey (AUS)WK985
MR Adair (IRE)FB984
SCJ Broad (ENG)FB977
Q de Kock (SA)WK972
Afif Hossain (BAN)MOB970
JB Little (IRE)FB969
LD Chandimal (SL)MOB966
CS MacLeod (SCOT)MOB957
SA Edwards (NED)WK952
AK Markram (SA)MOB952
HE van der Dussen (SA)MOB948
RP Burl (ZIM)AR946
SC Williams (ZIM)MOB931
Jatinder Singh (OMA)OP929
Karan KC (NEPAL)FB928
DJ Malan (ENG)MOB923
TWM Latham (NZ)OP922
YS Chahal (IND)SP921
UT Khawaja (AUS)OP918
GJ Maxwell (AUS)MOB917
M Jansen (SA)FB916
L Ngidi (SA)FB916
RA Jadeja (IND)AR910
TM Head (AUS)MOB906
JR Hazlewood (AUS)FB905
LV van Beek (NED)FB901
T Bavuma (SA)MOB898
Aasif Sheikh (NEPAL)OP890
Aaron Jones (USA)MOB888
AR Patel (IND)SP883
HT Tector (IRE)MOB881
JJ Bumrah (IND)FB879
M Labuschagne (AUS)MOB878
MD Patel (USA)MOB877
C Karunaratne (SL)FB875
RK Paudel (NEPAL)MOB875
BA King (WI)MOB869
MD Shanaka (SL)MOB864
SN Netravalkar (USA)FB864
MA Leask (SCOT)AR860
KH Prajapati (OMA)OP857
W Madhevere (ZIM)OP853
SD Hope (WI)WK848
Zahoor Khan (UAE)FB848
Kaleemullah (OMA)FB846
Ahmed Raza (UAE)SP841
BM Scholtz (NAM)SP840
JJ Smit (NAM)AR831
Junaid Siddique (UAE)FB817
SN Thakur (IND)FB815
Naseem Shah (PAK)FB814
Kashif Daud (UAE)FB813
M Theekshana (SL)SP804
Mohammad Wasim (1) (PAK)FB804
IS Sodhi (NZ)SP804
GH Dockrell (IRE)SP803
OF Smith (WI)FB799
KIC Asalanka (SL)MOB798
RW Chakabva (ZIM)WK798
MP Stoinis (AUS)AR797
AJ Finch (AUS)OP796
PR Stirling (IRE)OP795
R Shepherd (WI)FB790
LJ Tucker (IRE)WK786
B Kumar (IND)FB784
FH Allen (NZ)OP784
R Ashwin (IND)SP781
Aarif Sheikh (NEPAL)MOB777
SM Curran (ENG)AR777
DJ Willey (ENG)FB777
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)FB776
Shoaib Khan (OMA)MOB776
K Bhurtel (NEPAL)OP772
AR McBrine (IRE)SP770
Ayaan Khan (OMA)AR770
MP O'Dowd (NED)OP769
Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN)MOB768
MJ Henry (NZ)FB763
TP Ura (PNG)OP762
MJ Leach (Eng)SP753
CA Soper (PNG)FB750
MRJ Watt (SCOT)SP748
A Nortje (SA)FB739
Ishan Kishan (IND)OP738
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)WK736
R Trumpelmann (NAM)FB736
S Bau (PNG)MOB733
TA Blundell (NZ)WK732
Tamim Iqbal (BAN)OP727
MJ Guptill (NZ)OP726
Mohammad Nabi (AFG)AR724
A Balbirnie (IRE)MOB724
KS Williamson (NZ)MOB722
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)WK712
Taskin Ahmed (BAN)FB712
GJ Delany (IRE)AR711
C Campher (IRE)AR709
LM Jongwe (ZIM)FB709
DA Miller (SA)MOB705
KL Rahul (IND)OP705
Z Crawley (ENG)OP704
MA Wood (ENG)FB702
Arshdeep Singh (IND)FB701
S Dhawan (IND)OP699
AU Rashid (ENG)SP691
CP Rizwan (UAE)MOB688
CA Young (IRE)FB684
NK Patel (USA)AR683
CR Woakes (ENG)FB681
Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG)FB680
NM Lyon (AUS)SP676
JN Loftie-Eaton (NAM)MOB670
Shoriful Islam (BAN)FB667
HG Munsey (SCOT)OP665
R Powell (WI)MOB664
DJ Hooda (IND)MOB663
LS Livingstone (ENG)MOB659
Najibullah Zadran (AFG)MOB652
RTM Mendis (SL)AR646
RJW Topley (ENG)FB642
D Wiese (NAM)AR637
Shubman Gill (IND)OP636
B Muzarabani (ZIM)FB631
K Verreynne (SA)WK623
AD Mathews (SL)MOB620
R Ngarava (ZIM)FB618
Mohammed Siraj (IND)FB614
PD Salt (ENG)OP612
Ebadot Hossain (BAN)FB609
MH Cross (SCOT)WK607
KA Jamieson (NZ)FB605
FJ Klaassen (NED)FB603
GT Main (SCOT)FB601
JJ Roy (ENG)OP601
Abdullah Shafique (PAK)OP598
JM Anderson (ENG)FB597
NGRP Jayasuriya (SL)SP595
Mahmudullah (BAN)MOB595
D Elgar (SA)OP591
RD Berrington (SCOT)MOB589
Iftikhar Ahmed (PAK)MOB589
CR Ervine (ZIM)MOB587
TLW Cooper (NED)MOB586
LH Ferguson (NZ)FB583
G Singh (USA)MOB580
Mohammed Shami (IND)FB579
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG)SP577
SM Sharif (SCOT)FB576
Nurul Hasan (BAN)WK573
WA Young (NZ)OP572
Mosaddek Hossain (BAN)MOB572
FDM Karunaratne (SL)OP569
KD Petersen (SA)MOB559
D Pretorius (SA)FB558
L Siaka (PNG)OP557
Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)OP550
T Shamsi (SA)SP543
HV Patel (IND)FB539
R Hekure (PNG)FB538
KC Brathwaite (WI)OP536
JNT Seales (WI)FB535
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)FB535
JDS Neesham (NZ)AR531
Hamza Tahir (SCOT)SP523
KAJ Roach (WI)FB514
TL Chatara (ZIM)FB512
OJ Pope (ENG)MOB510
BT Foakes (ENG)WK506
CJ Jordan (ENG)FB505
Taijul Islam (BAN)SP497
SJ Modani (USA)OP497
KJ Coetzer (SCOT)OP492
Rahmat Shah (AFG)MOB489
SV Samson (IND)WK484
AZ Lees (ENG)OP483
HM Nicholls (NZ)MOB481
Fayyaz Butt (OMA)FB466
PVD Chameera (SL)FB465
AD Hales (ENG)OP465
MR Marsh (AUS)AR463
WD Parnell (SA)FB460
Fakhar Zaman (PAK)OP459
N Dickwella (SL)WK458
NP Kenjige (USA)SP456
MJ Potts (ENG)FB453
PA van Meekeren (NED)FB442
H Klaasen (SA)MOB441
N Wagner (NZ)FB439
HC Brook (ENG)MOB439
Vikramjit Singh (NED)OP437
I Kaia (ZIM)OP432
CN Greaves (SCOT)AR431
Mohammad Aadil Alam (NEPAL)AR430
DL Chahar (IND)FB429
G Malla (NEPAL)MOB427
RR Hendricks (SA)OP420
Shan Masood (PAK)OP420
OC McCoy (WI)FB417
B Evans (ZIM)FB416
Simi Singh (IRE)AR414
CAH Stevenson (USA)FB407
BM Tickner (NZ)FB406
Fareed Ahmad (AFG)FB404
AM Fernando (SL)FB399
SJ Erwee (SA)OP397
SI Kamea (PNG)FB395
Avesh Khan (IND)FB393
JDF Vandersay (SL)SP392
M Prasidh Krishna (IND)FB392
RR Rossouw (SA)MOB392
SR Harmer (SA)SP391
BJ McCarthy (IRE)FB391
KV Morea (PNG)FB390
Khushdil Shah (PAK)MOB386
KD Karthik (IND)MOB382
HR Walsh (WI)SP379
Mahmudul Hasan Joy (BAN)OP377
C de Grandhomme (NZ)AR375
Ravi Bishnoi (IND)SP374
CAK Rajitha (SL)FB372
Naseem Khushi (OMA)WK370
A Bohara (NEPAL)FB369
Yasir Ali (BAN)MOB368
PBB Rajapaksa (SL)MOB366
Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG)MOB364
MS Wade (AUS)WK364
Khaled Ahmed (BAN)FB361
Azmatullah Omarzai (AFG)AR357
CBRLS Kumara (SL)FB353
J Blackwood (WI)MOB351
Hasan Mahmud (BAN)FB345
Mohammad Nadeem (OMA)AR344
Nasum Ahmed (BAN)SP339
CN Ackermann (NED)MOB336
CG Williams (NAM)MOB334
M Shumba (ZIM)MOB332
L Louwrens (NAM)WK331
Aayan Afzal Khan (UAE)SP331
J Da Silva (WI)WK330
BOP Fernando (SL)OP323
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)OP320
JN Malan (SA)OP317
BR McDermott (AUS)MOB315
Azhar Ali (PAK)MOB314
KW Richardson (AUS)FB311
Anamul Haque (BAN)OP306
OE Robinson (ENG)FB305
KA Pollard (WI)AR304
MJ Swepson (AUS)SP302
Rafiullah (OMA)SP302
MD Gunathilaka (SL)OP299
NE Bonner (WI)MOB294
Kuldeep Yadav (IND)SP287
AC Agar (AUS)SP284
A Nao (PNG)FB282
NT Ellis (AUS)FB281
Naveen-ul-Haq (AFG)FB281
MS Chapman (NZ)MOB280
AL Phehlukwayo (SA)FB278
JS Malhotra (USA)MOB277
DN Wellalage (SL)SP277
SW Billings (ENG)MOB277
KS Airee (NEPAL)FB276
SA Abbott (AUS)FB273
JD Campbell (WI)OP268
Ali Khan (USA)FB266
RL Chase (WI)AR264
J Theron (USA)FB259
Yasir Shah (PAK)SP256
SJ Myburgh (NED)OP256
JP Inglis (AUS)WK255
BM Duckett (ENG)MOB253
A Neill (SCOT)FB252
Mominul Haque (BAN)MOB251
D Olivier (SA)FB249
DW Lawrence (ENG)MOB247
Nauman Ali (PAK)SP247
Usman Ghani (AFG)OP247
BD Glover (NED)FB244
SM Boland (AUS)FB243
Hasan Ali (PAK)FB237
IG Holland (USA)AR236
PM Seelaar (NED)SP226
PWA Mulder (SA)AR226
JM Vince (ENG)MOB225
Washington Sundar (IND)SP222
VR Iyer (IND)MOB221
GH Vihari (IND)MOB220
VM Nyauchi (ZIM)FB217
FA Allen (WI)SP214
Agha Salman (PAK)AR214
D Cleaver (NZ)WK210
MJG Rippon (NZ)AR209
T Stubbs (SA)MOB208
ZE Green (NAM)WK208
G Motie (WI)SP203
CA Pujara (IND)MOB202
RJ Gleeson (ENG)FB202
JA Richardson (AUS)FB200
TH David (AUS)MOB197
S Mahmood (ENG)FB194
L Embuldeniya (SL)SP193
Mahedi Hasan (BAN)AR193
P Jayawickrama (SL)SP191
Mohammad Hasnain (PAK)FB184
C Overton (ENG)FB180
WP Masakadza (ZIM)SP180
VJ Kingma (NED)FB177
Usman Qadir (PAK)SP176
SS Cottrell (WI)FB175
LRPL Taylor (NZ)MOB170
JA Duffy (NZ)FB170
PHKD Mendis (SL)MOB166
Shahnawaz Dahani (PAK)FB165
A Phillip (WI)FB161
BA Carse (ENG)FB159
Mohammad Haris (PAK)MOB159
LA Dawson (ENG)SP159
MP Kuhnemann (AUS)SP146
Asif Ali (PAK)MOB142
V Permaul (WI)SP141
KMA Paul (WI)FB141
SO Hetmyer (WI)MOB141
MA Agarwal (IND)OP140
RD Gaikwad (IND)OP139
T Banton (ENG)OP137
J Overton (ENG)FB137
Y Cariah (WI)AR136
Nayeem Hasan (BAN)SP134
DAJ Bracewell (NZ)FB133
Sajid Khan (PAK)SP126
D Madushanka (SL)FB126
Soumya Sarkar (BAN)OP126
UT Yadav (IND)FB124
DR Sams (AUS)AR122
Gulbadin Naib (AFG)AR121
DC Thomas (WI)WK114
K Sinclair (WI)SP113
Haider Ali (PAK)MOB113
Muhammad Usman (UAE)MOB111
Kushal Malla (NEPAL)MOB109
J Charles (WI)OP106
LB Williams (SA)FB105
DT Tiripano (ZIM)FB100
BV Sears (NZ)FB100
JP Kotze (NAM)MOB96
AF Milne (NZ)FB96
Shadman Islam (BAN)OP92
MVT Fernando (SL)FB87
B Fernando (SL)FB87
SC Getkate (IRE)FB86
N Pradeep (SL)FB85
BTJ Wheal (SCOT)FB85
OP Stone (ENG)FB84
DM Bravo (WI)MOB74
RAS Lakmal (SL)FB71
Mohammad Saifuddin (BAN)FB69
JH Davey (SCOT)FB69
AM Rahane (IND)MOB68
Fawad Alam (PAK)MOB68
MS Harris (AUS)OP65
Karim Janat (AFG)AR65
Sharafuddin Ashraf (AFG)SP55
Mohammad Naim (BAN)OP55
RE van der Merwe (NED)AR55
MW Parkinson (ENG)SP53
TS Mills (ENG)FB53
Faheem Ashraf (PAK)AR49
R Mutumbami (ZIM)WK48
E Lewis (WI)OP47
BC Fortuin (SA)SP41
WTS Porterfield (IRE)OP36
L Sipamla (SA)FB35
HDRL Thirimanne (SL)OP35
AC Evans (SCOT)FB33
RJ Burns (ENG)OP31
Sabbir Rahman (BAN)MOB31
EJG Morgan (ENG)MOB30
D Myers (ZIM)MOB28
B Mavuta (ZIM)SP22
R Ravindra (NZ)OP20
T van der Gugten (NED)FB20
H Hameed (ENG)OP15
WIA Fernando (SL)OP11
AY Patel (NZ)SP11
J Yadav (IND)SP9
TK Musakanda (ZIM)MOB9
S Bhari (NEPAL)SP6
W Barresi (NED)MOB5
JP Behrendorff (AUS)FB2
JC Archer (ENG)FB0
Abid Ali (Pak)OP0
PP Shaw (IND)OP0
MDKJ Perera (SL)WK0
AD Russell (WI)AR0
Aqib Ilyas (OMA)AR0
L Gregory (ENG)AR0
KH Pandya (IND)AR0
Imad Wasim (PAK)AR0
I Sharma (IND)FB0
ST Gabriel (WI)FB0
TK Curran (ENG)FB0
RP Meredith (AUS)FB0
T Natarajan (IND)FB0
Mohammad Mithun (BAN)MOB0
JA Warrican (WI)SP0
TL Seifert (NZ)WK0
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International Captain
So we have 10 participants this year. I have done the random draw and here is the order for the first 2 rounds. 8 hour time-outs starting from now.
Round 1
Magrat Garlick
Line and Length
Fuller Pilch
Round 2
Fuller Pilch
Line and Length
Magrat Garlick
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