@Magrat Garlick Is it possible for you to update the OP with this list?We now have 13 starters so we will go ahead with that number.
The (revised) rules are:
In Cricket Chat I have posted (or will have posted) the first 5 XIs based on Member's votes in the Batsmen, Pace bowlers, Spinners, All-Rounders and Wicketkeeper/batsmen threads. These 55 players are ineligible for this draft, leaving us with the "Also rans".
The usual draft rules apply with the odd numbered rounds decided by randomiser and the following even numbered rounds the reverse of the preceding odd round.
There will be a 12 hour limit for the first round with subsequent rounds having an 8 hour limit. Draft choices can be left with me if needed.
The ineligible players are: (Sehwag has an unassailable lead for the next spot in the openers voting. Based on the Batting list, Haydn would be next but there is a swing towards either B.Richards or Morris. We will wait until that spot is filled, then I'll post the draw and we can start)
First XI Second XI Third XI Fourth XI Fifth XI Hobbs Gavaskar Boycott Simpson Sehwag Hutton Sutcliffe G.Smith Greenidge ??? Bradman Lara Headley Sangakarra Barrington Tendulkar S.Smith G.Chappell G.Pollock Miandad Richards Hammond Ponting Border S.Waugh Sobers Imran Khan Kallis Miller Botham Gilchrist Knott Watling Ames S.Pollock Hadlee Warne Wasim Akram Lindwall Healy Marshall Lillee Trueman Holding Davidson Muralitharan Steyn Donald Laker Waqar Younis McGrath Ambrose O'Reilly Garner Grimmett
Hi L&L, there are a lot of ATG players who are not in those lists like Barnes or Kapil/Walsh etc. but the real definition of Also Rans (provided below) are people like Vijay Bharadwaj and Kanitkar who did not make it big in test cricket.The Draft is entitled The "Also Rans" Test Draft which implies the players selected must have played Test cricket (minimum of 1).
There are rarely more than a dozen votes so I'll give it another 12 hours then make the move. Still have to do the new draft order with 17 participants.Barry Richards currently leads Hayden 8-5 in the Openers thread.
So Can we call the final spot for Richards?
He‘s the better batsman anyway
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