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Peaks draft voting thread

Pick the best 3 Test XIs


  • Total voters
    10
  • Poll closed .

AndrewB

International Regular
Here's the poll for the "peaks" draft.

As usual, pick your 3 favourites from the teams below of players at their peaks (or one of their peaks).

Line and Length
Code:
Alastair Cook..........26 Dec 2009 - 25 Jan 2012 (25)....2441 @ 64.23
Virender Sehwag........26 Dec 2003 - 17 Jan 2010 (55)....5157 @ 56.05.....28 @ 38.35
+Kumar Sangakarra......25 Apr 2003 - 27 Jul 2006 (35)....2869 @ 50.33.....66c 14s
Sachin Tendulkar.......18 Jan 1994 - 31 Dec 1999 (45)....4116 @ 61.43
Everton Weekes.........27 Mar 1948 - 12 Aug 1950 (10)....1258 @ 89.85
Allan Border...........02 Jan 1983 - 10 Jan 1987 (40)....3597 @ 62.01
Garfield Sobers........17 Jan 1958 - 14 Mar 1968 (50)....5148 @ 71.38....134 @ 33.58
Kapil Dev..............12 Jan 1979 - 15 Feb 1980 (20).....794 @ 33.08.....90 @ 22.71
Hedley Verity..........05 Jan 1934 - 04 Dec 1936 (15).....340 @ 28.33.....71 @ 19.70
Dale Steyn.............26 Jan 2007 - 12 Feb 2014 (60).....888 @ 15.31....318 @ 21.75
Joel Garner............18 Mar 1977 - 15 Apr 1983 (30).....345 @ 11.12....121 @ 21.28
(Sangakkara played 24 of the 35 Tests as keeper)


ataraxia
Code:
*Trevor Goddard........21 Jul 1960 - 12 Feb 1965 (15)....1243 @ 49.72.....32 @ 31.81
Bill Lawry.............03 Mar 1965 - 26 Dec 1968 (25)....2214 @ 55.35
Kumar Sangakkara.......07 Dec 2006 - 04 Feb 2014 (60)....6355 @ 67.60
Virat Kohli............18 Aug 2016 - 22 Nov 2019 (40)....3957 @ 67.06
George Headley.........01 Jan 1929 - 01 Nov 1948 (20)....2171 @ 65.78
Mohammad Yousuf........26 Dec 2003 - 20 Jul 2009 (35)....3713 @ 62.93
Keith Miller...........29 Mar 1946 - 07 Jun 1956 (50)....2727 @ 38.40....153 @ 22.92
+Quinton de Kock.......24 Jul 2014 - 24 Jan 2020 (45)....2806 @ 39.52....183c 10s
Tony Lock..............23 Aug 1956 - 21 Aug 1958 (10).....122 @ 13.55.....54 @ 9.64
Dennis Lillee..........22 Jun 1972 - 31 Dec 1981 (55).....827 @ 15.03....299 @ 23.04
Michael Holding........13 Feb 1981 - 11 Apr 1985 (30).....461 @ 14.40....134 @ 21.38

Himannv
Code:
Hanif Mohammad.........17 Jan 1958 - 15 Dec 1960 (10)....1200 @ 70.58
Bruce Mitchell.........24 Dec 1938 - 10 Mar 1949 (15)....1538 @ 59.15
*Wally Hammond.........12 Jul 1935 - 25 Aug 1939 (25)....2659 @ 75.97.....23 @ 36.34
Graeme Pollock.........09 Jan 1964 - 01 Mar 1970 (20)....2208 @ 69.00
Viv Richards...........14 Feb 1975 - 31 Jun 1984 (60)....4823 @ 56.74
Javed Miandad..........01 Jan 1983 - 01 Feb 1990 (55)....4388 @ 60.10
+Adam Gilchrist........14 Mar 2002 - 15 Nov 2005 (45)....2719 @ 47.70....172c 20s
Richard Hadlee.........11 Mar 1982 - 01 Dec 1988 (40)....1629 @ 33.24....233 @ 18.36
Fred Trueman...........21 Jun 1956 - 24 Jul 1963 (50).....827 @ 15.03....231 @ 20.57
Curtly Ambrose.........23 Mar 1990 - 15 Apr 1994 (30).....399 @ 10.50....158 @ 18.41
Derek Underwood........10 Aug 1967 - 28 Aug 1973 (35).....328 @ 13.66....145 @ 22.15

Michaelf7777777
Code:
Sunil Gavaskar.........16 Oct 1978 - 29 Jan 1980 (25)....2675 @ 70.39
Sid Barnes.............13 Dec 1946 - 14 Aug 1948 (10).....913 @ 70.23
Everton Weekes.........21 Jan 1953 - 03 Feb 1956 (15)....1795 @ 78.04
*Kane Williamson.......16 May 2013 - 03 Jan 2021 (60)....5812 @ 63.86
Sachin Tendulkar.......18 Nov 2000 - 16 Mar 2005 (45)....4023 @ 61.89
Ian Botham.............11 Aug 1977 - 08 Jul 1982 (50)....2808 @ 39.00....226 @ 22.98
Andrew Flintoff........03 Jun 2004 - 12 Nov 2005 (20)....1275 @ 41.12.....92 @ 22.98
+Ian Healy.............03 Jun 1993 - 18 Mar 1998 (55)....2468 @ 35.76....180c 18s
Alan Davidson..........23 Dec 1957 - 11 Jan 1963 (30).....948 @ 27.88....164 @ 19.03
Ravi Ashwin............10 Jun 2015 - 12 Oct 2018 (40)....1324 @ 25.96....217 @ 22.58
Shane Warne............02 Jan 2002 - 25 Nov 2005 (35).....902 @ 19.19....221 @ 21.71

Fuller Pilch
Code:
Matthew Hayden.........02 Jan 2001 - 26 Mar 2005 (55)....5193 @ 59.68
*Graham Gooch..........24 Feb 1990 - 03 Feb 1995 (45)....4176 @ 51.55
Younis Khan............25 Jul 2006 - 15 Nov 2014 (50)....4651 @ 59.62
Jacques Kallis.........14 Sep 2001 - 01 Dec 2007 (60)....6046 @ 70.15....124 @ 34.22
Steve Waugh............01 Jan 1993 - 01 Feb 1997 (40)....3091 @ 67.19.....33 @ 22.78
+Adam Gilchrist........05 Nov 1999 - 08 Mar 2002 (30)....2053 @ 60.38....117c 10s
Chris Cairns...........01 Aug 1999 - 10 Jun 2004 (25)....1634 @ 44.16.....98 @ 26.98
Ravi Jadeja............08 Aug 2016 - 07 Jan 2021 (35)....1481 @ 46.28....152 @ 24.57
Vernon Philander.......09 Nov 2011 - 20 Feb 2013 (15).....290 @ 19.33.....87 @ 16.81
Hugh Trumble...........28 Jan 1898 - 08 Mar 1904 (20).....630 @ 21.42....102 @ 19.66
Frank Tyson............12 Aug 1954 - 07 Jul 1955 (10).....125 @ 10.41.....58 @ 17.03

JOJOXI
Code:
Len Hutton.............24 Jul 1937 - 16 Aug 1947 (25)....2228 @ 58.63
Geoffrey Boycott.......27 Nov 1970 - 15 Dec 1978 (35)....3195 @ 59.16
Rahul Dravid...........21 Feb 2002 - 18 May 2007 (55)....4980 @ 62.25
Brian Lara.............17 Mar 2001 - 31 Dec 2005 (45)....4979 @ 63.02
Greg Chappell..........01 Mar 1974 - 28 Aug 1980 (40)....3797 @ 59.32.....19 @ 36.21
+Andy Flower...........01 Jun 2000 - 31 Dec 2001 (15)....1724 @ 95.77.....36c 4s
Ben Stokes.............14 Nov 2018 - 05 Aug 2020 (20)....1580 @ 47.87.....45 @ 26.66
*Imran Khan............22 Mar 1982 - 12 Dec 1991 (50)....2494 @ 53.06....218 @ 19.16
Malcolm Marshall.......01 Mar 1991 - 08 Aug 1991 (10).....261 @ 21.75.....41 @ 21.43
Shane Warne............02 Jan 1993 - 06 Mar 1998 (60)....1077 @ 14.95....296 @ 23.37
Muttiah Muralitharan...11 Sep 1996 - 21 Jun 2000 (30).....369 @ 13.66....184 @ 22.91

AndrewB
Code:
Len Hutton.............22 Jul 1948 - 30 Mar 1954 (40)....4155 @ 69.25
Gordon Greenidge.......23 Feb 1983 - 26 Jul 1984 (20)....1713 @ 74.47
Ricky Ponting..........08 Nov 2001 - 05 Dec 2006 (60)....6409 @ 72.82
Wally Hammond..........30 Nov 1928 - 01 Apr 1933 (30)....3299 @ 73.31.....34 @ 39.00
Shiv Chanderpaul.......15 Jun 2007 - 13 Sep 2014 (55)....4708 @ 70.26
Aubrey Faulkner........29 Jul 1907 - 12 Jan 1911 (10)....1094 @ 57.57.....46 @ 23.23
*+MS Dhoni.............17 Oct 2008 - 30 Jul 2010 (15)....1114 @ 65.52.....45c 6s
Shaun Pollock..........06 Aug 1998 - 30 Sep 2003 (50)....1752 @ 37.27....219 @ 19.10
Jim Laker..............30 Mar 1954 - 13 Feb 1959 (25).....220 @ 9.56.....120 @ 15.93
Glenn McGrath..........02 Jan 2002 - 17 Nov 2005 (35).....210 @ 10.00....158 @ 19.37
James Anderson.........27 Jul 2014 - 18 Aug 2018 (45).....210 @ 6.56.....193 @ 20.05

trundler
Code:
Arthur Morris..........01 Jan 1947 - 24 Jan 1953 (30)....2557 @ 52.18
Herbert Sutcliffe......14 Jun 1924 - 02 Dec 1932 (40)....3839 @ 69.80
Hashim Amla............19 Mar 2009 - 14 Oct 2013 (35)....3499 @ 66.01
Clyde Walcott..........21 Jan 1953 - 11 Jun 1955 (15)....1982 @ 82.58
Neil Harvey............22 Jul 1948 - 26 Oct 1956 (45)....3980 @ 54.52
*Colin Cowdrey.........30 May 1957 - 05 Aug 1965 (60)....4445 @ 51.68
+BJ Watling............11 Dec 2013 - 26 Dec 2020 (55)....2895 @ 39.65....214c 8s
Pat Cummins............06 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2021 (20).....343 @ 13.72.....98 @ 20.10
Clarrie Grimmett.......08 Jun 1934 - 28 Feb 1936 (10).....157 @ 14.27.....69 @ 18.98
Sydney Barnes..........17 Jan 1902 - 14 Feb 1914 (25).....215 @ 7.67.....170 @ 16.49
Glenn McGrath..........28 Feb 1997 - 23 Aug 2001 (50).....329 @ 8.89.....252 @ 19.73

Pothas
Code:
Jack Hobbs.............01 Jan 1910 - 13 Jun 1930 (50)....4827 @ 63.51
Gautam Gambhir.........17 Oct 2008 - 17 Jan 2010 (10)....1640 @ 91.11
Brian Lara.............18 Apr 1992 - 24 Aug 1995 (30)....2999 @ 62.47
Sachin Tendulkar.......29 Oct 2008 - 02 Jan 2011 (25)....2655 @ 73.75
Inzamam-ul-Haq.........12 Mar 2000 - 29 Nov 2005 (45)....4204 @ 62.74
+AB de Villiers........10 Jun 2010 - 16 Jul 2014 (35)....3338 @ 68.12.....90c 2s
*Richie Benaud.........23 Dec 1957 - 19 Dec 1959 (15).....572 @ 33.64.....92 @ 20.02
Ray Lindwall...........29 Nov 1946 - 22 Dec 1950 (20).....518 @ 23.53.....82 @ 18.85
Malcolm Marshall.......10 Apr 1981 - 28 Apr 1989 (55)....1327 @ 21.40....295 @ 19.25
Muttiah Muralitharan...28 Jun 2000 - 14 Jul 2007 (60).....543 @ 10.24....435 @ 18.31
Allan Donald...........20 Nov 1996 - 20 Jan 2001 (40).....354 @ 9.83.....197 @ 19.50
(AB de Villiers played 18 of the 35 Tests as keeper)


Teuton
Code:
Bob Simpson............23 Jul 1964 - 16 Dec 1977 (25)....2789 @ 64.86.....38 @ 35.31
Dennis Amiss...........02 Mar 1973 - 11 Feb 1977 (35)....3153 @ 58.38
Ken Barrington.........08 Jun 1961 - 08 Feb 1968 (60)....5511 @ 64.83
Steve Smith............05 Dec 2013 - 12 Jul 2019 (55)....6177 @ 73.53
Michael Clarke.........03 Jan 2012 - 14 Dec 2012 (10)....1490 @106.35
*Frank Worrell.........11 Feb 1948 - 06 Feb 1954 (20)....1877 @ 64.72.....33 @ 31.54
+Matt Prior............24 Nov 2009 - 26 Dec 2014 (45)....2526 @ 45.10....136c 5s
Wasim Akram............09 Dec 1989 - 06 Mar 1998 (50)....1568 @ 23.75....250 @ 20.24
Bill O'Reilly..........14 Dec 1935 - 29 Mar 1946 (15).....213 @ 13.31.....82 @ 20.21
Curtly Ambrose.........10 Feb 1995 - 16 Mar 2000 (40).....592 @ 12.86....154 @ 21.00
Waqar Younis...........19 Jan 1990 - 05 Oct 1994 (30).....286 @ 9.22.....184 @ 17.97
 

honestbharani

Whatever it takes!!!
Pothas, Jojo, Andrew B


But an amazing draft. Almost every side is as good as the other, it came down to personal preference when voting, mostly.
 

AndrewB

International Regular
I often find that these unrestricted drafts make it very difficult to pick the best teams - you end up with 10 teams with hardly a weakness between them...
 

JOJOXI

International Debutant
Time for a last minute call for any people who haven't voted yet - voting ends in under 36 hours
 

Line and Length

International Regular
Congratulations to Pothas and AndrewB. Thanks for an interesting and challenging draft. Happy to get a vote.
 
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JOJOXI

International Debutant
Congrats to AndrewB and Pothas - clear everyone who voted was in agreement you had very impressive teams! Thanks AndrewB for running the draft as well.
 

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