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Mystery Box Draft - Voting

Who's got the best team?

  • BackFootPunch

    Votes: 6 46.2%
  • Cabinet96

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Coronis

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • fredfertang

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Garson007

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • GIMH

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • GingerFurball

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • honestbharani

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • KingKallis

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Marcuss

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Monk

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • morgieb

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Spikey

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • uvlocity

    Votes: 3 23.1%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


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Please vote for your top team, which is not your own.

Marcuss' XI

1. Lawrence Rowe
2. Ravi Shastri
3. Stan McCabe
4. Misbah Ul-Haq
5. Alan Steel
6. Greg Blewett
7. Bruce Edgar
8. Harold Larwood
9. Garth McKenzie
10. Johnny Wardle
11. Ryan Sidebottom

12. Colin Blythe

morgieb's XI

1. Alviro Petersen
2. Dennis Amiss
3. Roy Dias
4. Tom Graveney
5. Allan Border
6. Russell Arnold
7. Jim Parks
8. Sarfraz Nawaz
9. Allan Donald
10. Doug Bollinger
11. Ernie Toshack

12. Michael Vandort

Coronis' XI

1. Roy Fredericks
2. Bob Simpson*
3. Stephen Fleming
4. Dilip Vengsarkar
5. Kris Srikkanth
6. Brian Hastings
7. Hansie Cronje
8. Kamran Akmal+
9. Wasim Akram
10. Dennis Lillee
11. Dale Steyn

12. Lisle Nagel


1. Bruce Mitchell
2. Mohinder Amarnath
3. Charles Macartney
4. Daryll Cullinan
5. Sir Frank Worrell (c)
6. Sir Ian Botham
7. Mark Boucher
8. Graeme Swann
9. Ian Bishop
10. Bishan Bedi
11. Ewen Chatfield

12. Matthew Bell

CricZo XI (KingKallis)

1. Len Hutton / ( c )
2. Ian Redpath /
3. Bill Edrich / o
4. Patsy Hendren /
5. Colin Cowdrey /
6. Andrew Flintoff o /
7. Trevor Bailey / o
8. Steve Rhodes +
9. Lance Cairns o /
10. Mitchell Johnson o /
11. Hugh Tayfield o

12. Eknath Solkar @

Monk's XI

1. Barry Richards
2 .Wilfred Rhodes
3. Victor Trumper
4. Faf Du Plessis
5 .Jack Robertson
6. Mike Brearley*
7. Dinesh Kathik
8. George Giffen
9. Roy Tattersall
10. Brett Schultz
11. Devon Malcolm

12 MJK Smith

Spikey's XI

1. Bill Brown

2. Sid Barnes
3. Younis Khan
4. Saleem Malik
5. Clive Lloyd *
6. Mike Gatting
7. Moin Khan (+)
8. George Lohmann
9. Stuart Clark
10. Chris Tremlett
11. Alf Valentine

12. Bernard Julien

Govinda Isn't Mad Hatter XI (GIMH)

1. Saeed Anwar
2. Nathan Astle
3. Nasser Hussain*
4. Ian Bell
5. Martyn Moxon
6. Wavell Hinds
7. Bapu Nadkarni
8. Eric Petrie+
9. Nantie Hayward
10. Angus Fraser
11. Phil Tuffnell

12. Nuwan Kulasekara

Fred's Fertangs

1. Archie MacLaren
2. Gary Kirsten
3. Lindsay Hassett
4. *Douglas Jardine
5. Derek Randall
6. Frank Foster
7. Chris Harris
8. Intikhab Alam
9. +Bob Taylor
10. Joel Garner
11. Simon Jones

12. Jack Mason

uvelocity's XI

1. Mark Taylor (c)
2. Virender Sehwag
3. WG Grace
4. Michael Clarke (vc)
5. Ashwell Prince
6. Colin Mccool
7. Romesh Kaluwitharana +
8. Stuart Broad
9. Andy Bichel
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Chris Martin

12. Dan Vettori

honestbharani's XI

1. Justin Langer
2. Jack Hobbs
3. Mohammed Azharuddin
4. Paul Collingwood
5. Asif Iqbal
6. Carl Hooper
7. Dinesh Ramdin
8. Merv Hughes
9. Bobby Peel
10. Bert Vogler
11. Bill Johnson

12. Umar Gul

Garson007's XI

1 Peter Burge
2 Conrad Hunte
3 Ajit Wadekar
4 David Gower
5 Brian McMillan
6 John Fulton Reid
7 Scott Styris
8 Barry Jarman
9 Sulieman Benn
10 Shane Bond
11 Waqar Younis

12. Percy Chapman

GingerFurball's XI

1. Mathew Sinclair
2. Peter May*
3. Neil Harvey
4. Everton Weekes
5. Johnny Bairstow
6. Learie Constantine
7. Jock Cameron
8. Ted McDonald
9. Abdul Qadir
10. Clarrie Grimmett
11. Bill Bowes

12. Shahid Nazir

Cabinet96's XI

1. Bobby Abel
2. Jeff Stollmeyer
3. Hashim Amla
4. Brendan Nash
5. Mohammed Kaif
6. Harry Trott*
7. Shahid Afridi
8. Derek Pringle
9. Chaminda Vaas
10. Mohammed Amir
11. Andre Nel

12. Mervyn Dillon
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Y no Afghanistan flag
I remember thinking that BFP was gone from the race at the start when he picked up Matthew Bell and someone else mediocre at the start but he has done an excellent recovery, so much so that I think he has the best XI. Coronis has a bit of an unbalanced team but would definitely skittle his opposition regularly with the 3 brilliant quicks, so if I could have voted for more than one he'd be one of my picks too.


Norwood's on Fire
I think it's fair to give me the Bradman treatment in this, we all know mine is the best so just vote for the second best


Hall of Fame Member
What exactly was the premise here as I'm struggling to comprehend how Derek Pringle has found his way into a team.

I'm going for either uvo or Garson, but I have no idea what the method for drafting was.


International Coach
A draft where the player pool for each round is randomly selected, from all the thousands of Test cricketers.

On top of that, you won't know who the players are. You'll know their country, role (batsman, bowler, allrounder or wicketkeeper) and their year of debut. At the end of each round I'll say who has been drafted onto each team.





GF's attack is interesting. Grimmett and Qadir operating on a turning wicket would be lethal , especially with the brilliant Cameron behind the stumps . McDonald, Bowes, and Constantine were no slouches either. It's a shame that he couldn't land a class opening batsman.

Quite like KKs team as well. Very well balanced side with good batsman and a million bowling options. Just lacks a stand-out fast bowler.

5-6 good sides to pick from is making casting a single vote difficult.
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Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Firstly this was an excellent idea and I've really enjoyed playing so many thanks to Jake for putting in the effort to devise and run it

And now I see that my team is not as bad as I thought, and I'd fancy it against most, but definitely not Furball's, so he gets my vote


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Furball was really well-placed, but for the last few rounds he dropped out and had Nazir and McDonald picked for him by the RNG. If he'd held on long enough just to pick another batsman he'd have a fantastic team.

I agree that BFP put together a really nice team after a poor start so he gets my vote. I like Spikey's too, mainly because he ended up with 11 good Test players who'd not normally get picked (except p'raps Lloyd), which was very much in the spirit of things.

Red Hill

The artist formerly known as Monk
I know my team was pretty dire, but to not include it in the OP is a bit much.

I'd demand a re-vote if I thought I had any chance of getting even one vote!


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What I reckon about each side:

* Marcuss - OK. A few good players.
* morgieb - couple of guns, no real shunts but not many people who are much good. Got unlucky with player selection slightly.
* Coronis - lacks a real 4th bowler, and has a couple of mediocre players, but dat pace attack.
* BFP - really good side, few weaknesses. Best of the bunch I think.
* KK - arguably the best batting of the bunch, but lacks a real good quick. Good side though.
* Monk - gun top 3, not a lot else though.
* Spikey - no stars but no mediocre players. Good side.
* GIMH - terrible lower-middle order. No stars, and few players who are better than 'pretty good'. Weak.
* fredfertang - decent but does have a few weak links. It probably would've been better with luck.
* uvelocity - sick Top 4, and no real 'weak links', but could do with a better bowler. One of the better ones though.
* honestbharani - pretty good bowling attack, and the opening partnership will score runs, but the middle order is concerning.
* Garson007 - decent, and has some class players, but the balance is questionable.
* GingerFurball - it would be the best IMO if he got an opener, but a poor finish made the team look really imbalanced.
* Cabinet96 - woeful, quite frankly. I'm assuming he dropped out early?