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T20I draft


International Coach
Heinrich Klaasen to keep wickets and let de Villiers focus on destroying bowling attacks.

CricZo XI

Rohit Sharma /
Martin Guptill /
Faf du Plessis /
AB de Villiers /
Andrew Symonds / o
Heinrich Klassen / +
James Faulkner o /
Pat Cummins o
Kagiso Rabada o
Imran Tahir o


State Vice-Captain
Been in and out today, but should have more time to post an update later tonight.

With your final round picks if you could list your whole squad, bowling positions and overs players would bowl if you want, for a random example example - Shane Watson (1,3,18,20) if their role in the squad is intended to be to open the bowling and then bowl at the death or if you are just adding positions bowling positions Shane Watson (1). You can add descriptions about squad as well if you want.

Being 1st in Round 11 it should be clearer once I've listed my full side

Round 11 order is


2. Honestbharani

3. Teuton

4. Himannv

5. KingKallis

6. Anil1405

7. BoyBrumby

8. Fuller Pilch

9. Mr_mister


State Vice-Captain
Kumar Sangakarra (00s)

1. Shane Watson (7)
2. Kumar Sangakarra (wk)
3. Joe Root (c)
4. Yuvraj Singh
5. Jos Buttler
6. Shakib Al Hasan (10,12)
7. Hardik Pandya (15)
8. Imad Wasim (2,4,6,8)
9. Mitchell Starc (1,3,17,19)
10. Lasith Malinga (5,13,18,20)
11. Muttiah Muralitharan (9,11,14,16)

Pretty happy with this side in the end, Starc and Malinga 2 of the best bowlers in the death overs whilst Starc will utilise any new ball swing. Imad Wasim gives us a reliable powerplay bowler and ensures everyone minus Malinga and Murali can bat a bit. Plenty of bowling options with only Sangakarra and Buttler really not capable of bowling and means this side could be flexible if plans don't go to plan. Murali provides a high class spin option to attack in the middle overs. Shakib good enough to bowl 4 overs if the pitch is spinning, Watson a useful option if there is a hint of movement and Pandya can bowl too.

Have a batting lineup with a mix of left handers in the top 9 (Sanga, Yuvraj, Shakib, Wasim and Starc) and right handers and players who can be flexible after the top 3 which is pretty much set in stone, Pandya might come up the order if we are well set in the death overs, Shakib might bat at 4 if we need to repair a really poor start. Sangakarra and Root provide class batting alongside more explosive options in Watson, Yuvraj and Buttler. Shakib a dynamic option at 6 and Hardik can hopefully provide a finishing thrust to our batting innings.


State Vice-Captain
@honestbharani up next

JOJOXI = Lasith Malinga (00s), Mitchell Starc (10s), Jos Buttler (10s), Shane Watson (00s), Muthiah Muralitharan (00s), Joe Root (10s), Imad Wasim (10s), Yuvraj Singh (00s), Shakib Al Hasan (00s), Hardik Pandya (10s), Kumar Sangakarra (00s) - 6/5

HonestBharani = Jasprit Bumrah (10s), Dwayne Bravo (00s), Ravi Ashwin (10s) , Risabh Pant (10s), Dinesh Karthik (00s), Suresh Raina (00s), Sam Curran (10s), Gautam Gambhir (00s), Nathan Coulter-Nile (10s), Cameron White (00s) - 5/5 - NEXT TO PICK

Teuton = Brendon McCullum (00s), Andre Russell (10s), KL Rahul (10s), Mohammad Amir (00s), Kuldeep Yadav (10s), Eoin Morgan (00s), Shadab Khan (10s), Steve Smith (10s), Ricky Ponting (00s), Shoaib Akhtar (00s) - 5/5

Himannv = Keiron Pollard (00s), MS Dhoni (00s), Sunil Narine (10s), David Warner (00s), David Miller (10s), Trent Boult (10s), JJ Roy (10s), Brett Lee (00s), Ravi Jadeja (00s), Sanath Jayasuria (00s) - 6/4

KingKallis = AB de Villiers (00s), Imran Tahir (10s), Rohit Sharma (00s), Pat Cummins (10s), Andrew Symonds (00s), Faf du Plessis (10s), Kagiso Rabada (10s), Martin Guptill (00s), James Faulkner (10s), Henrich Klaasen (10s) - 4/6

anil1405 = Rashid Khan (10s), Umar Gul (00s) - Saeed Ajmal (00s), Michael Hussey (00s), Quinton de Kock (10s), Matthew Hayden (00s), Kane Williamson (10s), Mitchell Johnson (00s), Shoaib Malik (00s), Mitchell Marsh (10s)- 6/4

Boybrumby = Virat Kohli (10s), Aaron Finch (10s), Dale Steyn (00s), Kevin Pietersen (00s), Daniel Vettori (00s), Johnny Bairstow (10s), JP Duminy (00s), Angelo Mathews (00s), Samuel Badree (10s), Lockie Ferguson (10s) - 5/5

Fuller Pilch = Chris Gayle (00s), Shahid Afridi (00s), Babar Azam (10s), Colin Munro (10s), Shane Bond (00s), Dawid Malan (10s), Morne Morkel (00s), Corey Anderson (10s), Chris Jordan (10s), Ashton Agar (10s) - 4/6

mr_mister = Glenn Maxwell (10s), Jofra Archer (10s), Marlon Samuels (00s), Adam Gilchrist (00s), Shaun Pollock (00s) Chris Lynn (10s), Brad Hogg (00s), Glenn McGrath (00s), Yuzvendra Chahal (10s), Jason Holder (10s) - 5/5

@Himannv and @anil1405 require a player with a debut later then 1 January 2010 for their final pick.


Whatever it takes!!!
Honest Hunks

Gautam Gambhir ©
D'Arcy Short
Suresh Raina
Cameron White (vc)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Dinesh Karthik
Sam Curran
Dwayne Bravo
Nathan Coulter Nile
Ravi Ashwin
Jasprit Bumrah

8 bowling options and batting till 10. Covers all varieties of bowling and batting and even has a back up keeper. Ideal T20 side really. Attacking bowlers at the bottom 3, 3 slog over specialists and good wrist spinners in White and Short who can also bat in the top 4. Happy with what I could get.


Cricketer Of The Year

01. David Warner
02. Sanath Jayasuriya
03. Jason Roy
04. Ben Stokes
05. MS Dhoni+*
06. David Miller
07. Keiron Pollard
08. Ravi Jadeja
09. Sunil Narine
10. Brett Lee
11. Trent Boult


01. Trent Boult (1, 3, 18, 20)
02. Brett Lee (2, 4, 17, 19)
03. Ben Stokes (5, 7)
04. Ravi Jadeja (10, 12)
05. Keiron Pollard (6, 8)
06. Sunil Narine (9, 11, 13, 15)
07. Sanath Jayasuriya (14, 16)


- The bowling orders given are not an exact science and can differ depending on match situation and decisions of the captain.
- Batting order can be rejigged to open with Narine or Roy.
- This team bats exceptionally deep (until no 10) and that enabled the selection of an extra bowler.
- Batting order has a nice combination of Anchors, Finishers, and Hitters.
- Bowling attack is nicely balanced with 4 pace options and 3 spin options.
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International Coach
Tilakaratne Dilshan to complete my team

CricZo XI

Rohit Sharma /
Martin Guptill /
Faf du Plessis /
AB de Villiers /
Andrew Symonds / o
Tilakaratne Dilshan / o
Heinrich Klassen / +
James Faulkner o /
Pat Cummins o
Kagiso Rabada o
Imran Tahir o

- An experienced opening pair in Sharma & Guptill, that can lay a strong platform at decent RR for Faf, AB, Symmo, Dilu and Klassen to come and unleash their wrath on opposition.
- Very strong and capable top & middle order of Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, Andrw Symonds, Tilakaratne Dilshan, Heinrich Klassen that can easily help our 70-1 after 8.0 to 210-5 after 20.0.
- A fine batsman and gloveman Klassen joined the team to take off the pressure from World's best T20 batsman, AB!
- Bowling attack lead by Kagiso Rabada & Patrick Cummins, will be well supported by Imran Tahir, James Faulkner, Andrew Symonds & Tilakaratne Dilshan.


International Vice-Captain
Brendon McCullum 2000s
KL Rahul 2010s
Ricky Ponting 2000s
Steve Smith 2010s
Eoin Morgan 2000s
Thisara Perera 2010s
Andre Russell 2010s
Shadab Khan 2010s
Mohammad Amir 2000s
Kuldeep Yadav 2010s
Shoaib Akhtar 2000s

McCullum and KL can go big with high aggression. Ponting, Smith and Morgan have all the shots to build and accelerate the innings. Followed by all roundersT Perera and Dre Russ at 6 and 7 who consistently strike at 150+.

I assume Akhtar will deliver a couple of unplayable balls per innings and Mo Amir can keep it tight as well as take wickets. As well as the twin spin attack of Kuldeep and Shadab to continue the wicket taking pressure throughout.


International Regular
Matthew Hayden
Quinton de Kock +
Kane Williamson *
Shoaib Malik 7
Michael Hussey
Mitchell Marsh 6
Chris Morris 3
Rashid Khan 4
Mitchell Johnson 1
Umar Gul 2
Saeed Ajmal 5


- Hayden and de Kock are proven big hitters upfront.
- Williamson and Malik will provide stability in the middle overs while Hussey can do any role that is required right from finding those ones and twos with ease to despatching the ball to boundary if needed.
- Mitch and Morris to finish the innings by smashing the ball all around. So can Rashid and Johnson but with a lower consistency.
- In worst case if the team loses early wickets and situation demands defensive ploy, Williamson and Hussey have proven record of stabilising the situation.


Love having bowlers who can control the game and hence focussed on getting the top ones upfront in the draft.

Here are the strike rates of my bowlers:

Mitchell Johnson - 17.2
Umar Gul - 14.1
Chris Morris - 14.6
Rashid Khan - 12.3 (2 wickets per game)
Saeed Ajmal - 16.8

So the average comes down to 8.1 wickets every game from my 5 bowlers.

- Rashid and Ajmal are two of the best spinners in this format.
- Gul has been a beast in this format
- Morris surprisingly has a very impressive bowling record not just in T20 internationals but all of T20.
- Marsh and Malik to chip in with few overs, if needed, based on match situations and conditions.
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Abdul Razzaq (00s) to complete my XI, please.

1) Aaron Finch LHB 2114 runs @ 38.44, SR 154.54
2) Jonny Bairstow+ RHB 834 @ 26.34, SR 137.52
3) Virat Kohli* RHB 2794 @ 50.30, SR 138.25; RM 4 wickets @ 49.50, ER 8.14
4) Kevin Pietersen RHB 1176 @ 37.94, SR 141.52; OB 1 @ 53, ER 10.60
5) J-P Duminy LHB 1934 @ 38.68, SR 126.24; OB 21 @ 28.52, ER 7.76
6) Angelo Mathews RHB 1119 @ 26.64, SR 118.66; RMF 37 @ 31.92, ER 6.93
7) Abdul Razzaq RHB 393 @ 20.68, SR 116.62; RFM 20 @ 19.75, ER 6.99
8) Daniel Vettori LHB 205 @ 12.81, SR 107.89; SLA 38 @ 19.68, ER 5.70
9) Dale Steyn RF 64 @ 18.36, ER 6.95
10) Samuel Badree LB 56 @ 21.07, ER 6.18
11) Lockie Ferguson RF 14 @ 15.86, ER 7.16

Pretty happy with the way it's turned out. Very strong top 4, any of whom could take the game away from the oppo on their own, and a solid engine room to consolidate on any starts the top order gives them.

Good all-weather bowling attack, with 7 serious options and a couple of fall-backs in extremis.

The plan would be for Badree and Steyn to open, with Lockie taking the third over, Steyn the fourth, Ferguson the fifth and Badree coming back for the final over of the power play from the other end.

Middle overs I think it depends on the pitch, if it's spinning I have Vettori's and J-P's slow stuff to stymie the scoring and if there's something in the air or off the deck for the seamers I have Angelo's and Razzaq's wicket to wicket stuff.

Then back to the quick lads at the death.