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"In Your Place draft" Vote

Which is your favourite three sides?

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The Battlers Prince

International Vice-Captain
01. Geoff Boycott
02. Virender Sehwag
03. Kane Williamson
04. Allan Border*
05. Clyde Walcott
06. Ian Botham (5)
07. Adam Gilchrist+
08. Anil Kumble (4)
09. Fred Trueman (1)
10. Waqar Younis (2)
11. Courtney Walsh (3)

01. Roy Fredricks
02. Bob Simpson (c)
03. Eddie Paynter
04. Martin Crowe
05. Aubrey Faulkner
06. Shakib Al Hasan
07. Sarfraz Ahmed (wk)
08. Alan Davidson
09. Ryan Harris
10. Sydney Barnes
11. Muttiah Muralitharan

01. Jack Hobbs
02. Arthur Morris
03. Neil Harvey
04. Greg Chappell
05. Keith Miller (5) *
06. Hashan Tillakaratne
07. MS Dhoni +
08. Shaun Pollock (2)
09. Ray Lindwall (1)
10. Craig McDermott (3)
11. Arthur Mailey (4)

01. Victor Trumper
02. Alastair Cook
03. George Headley *
04. Jacques Kallis
05. VVS Laxman
06. Andrew Flintoff
07. Les Ames (wk)
08. Wasim Akram
09. Bill O'Reilly
10. Dale Steyn
11. Sylvester Clarke

01. Gordon Greenidge
02. Eddie Barlow (6)
03. Kumar Sangakkara
04. Graeme Pollock
05. Michael Clarke * (7)
06. Tony Greig (5)
07. Ian Healy +
08. Richard Hadlee (3)
09. Hedley Verity (4)
10. Allan Donald (1)
11. Neil Ad**** (2)

01. Graeme Smith*
02. Matthew Hayden
03. Younis Khan
04. Sachin Tendulkar
05. AB de Villiers +
06. Angelo Mathews
07. Kapil Dev
08. Malcolm Marshall
09. Sir Alec Bedser
10. Jeff Thomson
11. Lance Gibbs

01. Bruce Mitchell
02. Alan Melville*
03. Rohan Kanhai
04. Javed Miandad
05. FS Jackson
06. Denis Lindsay +
07. Mike Procter (4)
08. Shane Warne (5)
09. Jack Gregory (3)
10. Andy Roberts (2)
11. Glen McGrath (1)

01. Sunil Gavaskar
02. David Warner
03. Hashim Amla
04. Walter Hammond
05. Steve Waugh *
06. Tillakaratne Dilshan.
07. Alan Knott +
08. Chaminda Vaas
09. Curtly Ambrose
10. Derek Underwood
11. Bob Willis

01. Barry Richards
02. Desmond Haynes
03. Rahul Dravid
04. Brian Lara
05. Viv Richards
06. Learie Constantine
07. Richie Benaud *
08. Don Tallon +
09. Dennis Lillee
10. Wes Hall
11. Brian Statham

01. Len Hutton
02. Bill Ponsford
03. Ricky Ponting
04. Denis Compton
05. Andy Flower +
06. Andrew Symonds
07. Imran Khan *
08. Hugh Trumble
09. Clarrie Grimmett
10. Joel Garner
11. Bill Johnston

01. WG Grace (7)
02. Herbert Sutcliffe
03. KS Ranjitsinhji
04. Everton Weekes
05. Frank Worrell* (6)
06. Garry Sobers (4)
07. Mark Boucher+
08. Johnny Wardle (5)
09. Harold Larwood (2)
10. Michael Holding (1)
11. James Anderson (3)

Great sides by everyone. I had fun and I hope you all did too.


Cricketer Of The Year
I could not find any weakness in weldone's team. Stunningly balanced with players who represented their countries for years. Other two are OS and Watson.


I think that Honestbharani's and Mr_Mister's teams deserve votes. The teaming of Barnes and Murali, and an attack featuring Procter, Warne, and McGrath have to be impressive.


Hall of Fame Member
yeah and a lowest test batting average in the top 5 of 47 as well(and that's Kanhai who I thought this forum frothed over) :ph34r:


Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Tough to say, they all look very good. Weldone's looks a standout, but I'll need to think for the other two.


Tough to say, they all look very good. Weldone's looks a standout, but I'll need to think for the other two.
Thank you, but I think I'll never win a draft in cw simply because some people vote for the drafters they like and not the teams.

The Battlers Prince

International Vice-Captain
I was going to just put teams up unnamed and see who people actually chose. But I didn't so if you're right Weldone, it really sucks, because it's just a game.

So in other news AndrewB takes the lead but plenty of time and contenders still in it.


Cricketer Of The Year
Zinzan, Watson & T.A.F.K.A. schearzie for mine.

Another quality draft idea. I imagine selecting a team in this draft would have been like putting together a puzzle.


Let's not make too much sense here.
Creating and valuating cricket teams is not a wholly objective exercise. This is because cricketers are amazingly complex characters who play in such amazingly varied circumstances. It is not possible to inderstand all the stats against their name.

Therefore we have no choice but to rely on how we intuitively feel about a player or the team they're in whether we like to admit it or not.

Are Grace and Ranji really better than Greenidge and Sangakkara, or Trumper and Headley. God knows.
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yeah and a lowest test batting average in the top 5 of 47 as well(and that's Kanhai who I thought this forum frothed over) :ph34r:
lol nah, comfortably you worst draft effort. Uncharacteristically out of whack.