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The "What Is He Smoking" Draft

Himannv

Cricketer Of The Year
Jack Hobbs
Ken Barrington
Don Bradman
Don Bradman
Don Bradman+
George Headley
Brian Lara
Gary Sobers
Derek Pringle
Dmitri Mascarenhas
Harold Larwood
Not going to beat my tactic of "win the toss and bat". If we do indeed get to bowl, we'll try not to take wickets and just keep Hobbs and Barrington at the crease. Let those 3 Bradmans sit and watch from the hut!
 

honestbharani

Whatever it takes!!!
Stephen'd Honest Hunks


Shane Watson (5)
James Kelly (wk)
Gary Sobers (4)
Javed Miandad ©
Ben Stokes (vc) (3)
Ross Edwards (wk)
Mike Procter (2)
Ruwan Kalpage (8)
Bill Bowes (6)
John Snow (1)
Haseeb Ahsan (7)


At least I got my fill of allrounders. :p Batting till 9 and 8 bowling options, 3 spinners and 5 seamers, pace, swing, reverse swing, seam, bounce, turn all available in plenty as well as two wicket keepers one of whom averages in the 40s in tests. Rather like my chances here against these other sides. ITBT. :)


The Real Honest Hunks

Simon Katich
Shane Watson
David Boon
Jacques Kallis
Denis Compton ©
Gary Sobers (vc)
Shakib Al Hasan
Aubrey Faulkner
Ben Stokes
Neil Johnson
Sam Curran


If only I had not gotten David Boon, I would have had a side FULL of allrounders. This side has 3 wrist spinners, 6 fast to fast medium bowlers who can all get the ball to swing, seam, reverse swing and bounce. There is literally no ground in the world where this lot won't be competitive.
 

Pothas

Hall of Fame Member
Not going to beat my tactic of "win the toss and bat". If we do indeed get to bowl, we'll try not to take wickets and just keep Hobbs and Barrington at the crease. Let those 3 Bradmans sit and watch from the hut!
Yeah but I have Larwood (and Dimi) to bowl at your Bradmans.
 

AndrewB

International Regular
Sunil Gavaskar
Tommy Andrews
Don Bradman*
Frank Woolley (5)
Clyde Walcott+
Shane Thomson (6)
Tony Greig (4)
Craig Wishart
Maurice Tate (3)
Ray Lindwall (1)
Brian Statham (2)

Original picks:
Len Hutton
Eddie Barlow
Frank Woolley
Kane Williamson
Clyde Walcott+
Tony Greig
Mike Procter
Richard Hadlee
Maurice Tate
Jeff Thomson
Jasprit Bumrah

12th man: Brian Statham

Possibly a few fights for the new ball in that team...
 

stephen

Hall of Fame Member
Sunil Gavaskar
Tommy Andrews
Don Bradman*
Frank Woolley (5)
Clyde Walcott+
Shane Thomson (6)
Tony Greig (4)
Craig Wishart
Maurice Tate (3)
Ray Lindwall (1)
Brian Statham (2)

Original picks:
Len Hutton
Eddie Barlow
Frank Woolley
Kane Williamson
Clyde Walcott+
Tony Greig
Mike Procter
Richard Hadlee
Maurice Tate
Jeff Thomson
Jasprit Bumrah

12th man: Brian Statham

Possibly a few fights for the new ball in that team...
You've managed to field a couple of differently balanced but reasonable teams there.
 

AndrewB

International Regular
I kept losing pace bowlers (Thomson, Bumrah, Hadlee) so had to keep trying to pick them - hence 8 batsmen/batting all-rounders in team A, 7 seamers in team B.
 

kingkallis

International Coach
:unsure: CricZo 'fried by Stephen' XI :unsure:

1. G. Smith / (c)
2. B. Kunderan /
3. G Headley /
4. R Simpson /
5. Moeen Ali / o (SP)
6. Corey Anderson / o (LMF)
7. J Binks + /
8. G Lawson o (RF)
9. F. Trueman o (RF)
10. S. Ahmed o (RF)
11. C Ambrose o (RF)
 

srbhkshk

International Regular
Actual Team -

G Greenidge
G Duckworth
Inzamam ul Haq
Bert Vogler
BJ Watling
Pat Cummins
Harold Larwood
Anil Kumble
Andy Roberts
Courtney Walsh
Keegan Meth

Cummins at 6 is not ideal.

Selected Team

Dave Warner
Adam Voges
Rahul Dravid
Wally Hammond
Virat Kohli
Inzamam Ul Haq
Clive Lloyd
Pat Cummins
Anil Kumble
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi

Messi to bowl spin and Kumble to bowl pace.
 

kingkallis

International Coach
Actual Team -

G Greenidge
G Duckworth
Inzamam ul Haq
Bert Vogler
BJ Watling
Pat Cummins
Harold Larwood
Anil Kumble
Andy Roberts
Courtney Walsh
Keegan Meth

Cummins at 6 is not ideal.

Selected Team

Dave Warner
Adam Voges
Rahul Dravid
Wally Hammond
Virat Kohli
Inzamam Ul Haq
Clive Lloyd
Pat Cummins
Anil Kumble
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi

Messi to bowl spin and Kumble to bowl pace.
Pat Cummins is finally made equal to Miller.
 

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