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[Voting Thread] ODI Draft - Ascending Batting Average

Vote for top 3 sides

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International Regular
This is the Voting Thread for ODI Draft - Ascending Batting Average

Do vote for the top 3 sides from these 12 teams. (Apart from your side)


Saeed Anwar
Tillakaratne Dilshan 6
Martin Crowe
Michael Clarke 7
Eoin Morgan
Andy Flower wk
Yuvraj Singh 5
Imran Khan c 2
Brad Hogg 4
Makhaya Ntini 3
Glenn McGrath 1

Line and length

1. V.Sehwag /o 6
2. Q. de Kock / w/k
3. Zaheer Abbas /
4. I. Chappell (c) /o 7
5. Shreyas Iyer /
6. J.Kallis /o
7. S.Afridi /o 5
8. C.Woakes /o 3
9. L.Malinga o 2
10. M.Muralitharan o 4
11. C.Walsh o 1

HB's Honest Hunks

Shane Watson
David Warner
Steve Smith
Asif Iqbal
KL Rahul +
Ben Stokes
Aqib Ilyas
Mitch Johnson
Sunil Narine
Andy Roberts
Joel Garner


1. Sharma
2. Lara
3. ABdV+
4. Mathews (6)
5. Bevan
6. (Rakep) Patel
7. ten Doeschate (5)
8. Jadeja (4)
9. Pollock* (3)
10. Hadlee (2)
11. Donald (1)

Fuller Pilch

Jason Roy
Shikhar Dharwan
Greg Chappell (6)
Bevan Congdon (7)
Haris Sohail (8)
Kapil Dev (3) (c)
Alex Carey (wk)
Abdul Razzaq (4)
Mohammed Amir (2)
Shane Bond (1)
Imran Tahir (5)


1. Hashim Amla
2. Peter Moor
3. Virat Kohli (C)
4. Kumar Sangakkara (Wk)
5. Rassie van der Dussen
6. Michael Hussey
7. Shakib al Hasan (5)
8. Andrew Flintoff (3)
9. Rashid Khan (4)
10. Dennis Lillee (1)
11. Jasprit Bumrah (2)


Sanath Jayasuriya
Shai Hope
Joe Root
MS Dhoni
Ian Botham
James Faulkner
Bas Zuiderent
Daniel Vettori
Wasim Akram
Michael Holding


Sachin Tendulkar 5
Jonny Bairstow +
Kane Williamson 7
Viv Richards 6
Babar Azam
Faf Du Plessis *
Mohammad Nadeem
Chaminda Vaas 1
Paul Reiffel 3
Anil Kumble 4
Shoaib Akthar 2


Matthew Hayden
Glenn Turner
Dennis Amiss
Dean Jones *
Ambati Rayudu
Jos Buttler +
Lance Klusener [5]
Malcolm Marshall [2]
Shane Warne [4]
Ian Bishop [3]
Curtly Ambrose [1]

KK's CricZo XI

Chris Gayle / o
Sourav Ganguly / (c)
Mohammad Yousuf /
Javed Miandad /
Damien Martyn /
Carl Hooper / o
Brendon McCullum / +
Chris Cairns / o
Brett Lee o /
Mitchell Starc o /
Saqlain Mushtaq o


Adam Gilchrist (Wk)
Gordon Greenidge
Ricky Ponting (C)
Jonathan Trott
Ross Taylor
Andrew Symonds
Nicholas Pooran
Darren Gough
Nathan Bracken
Craig McDermott
Saeed Ajmal

Weldone's Slow But Steady XI

1. Mark Waugh
2. Desmond Haynes
3. Kevin Pietersen
4. Aravinda de Silva
5. Mushfiqur Rahim+
6. Clive Lloyd*
7. Jacob Oram (5)
8. Harbhajan Singh (4)
9. Bob Willis (3)
10. Waqar Younis (1)
11. Dale Steyn (2)
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International Regular
Teuton, Stephen, KK. There are few other teams with very good batting but the bowling lets them down.


International Regular
Last couple of days to vote.

As it stands (taking Fuller's vote into account) Ankit and Stephen are tied at the top with Teuton at 3rd.


Whatever it takes!!!
Teuton - Batting order is pretty ace but the bowling, apart from McGrath and to an extent, Hogg lacks a bit... Good side though, for almost all conditions. 8/10.

L&L - Kallis out of position is a turn off but a good side. 7.5/10.

my side - Think it is a solid side just for all the options around and the nice balance of left and right handers both with batsmen and bowlers. 7/10

StephenZA - Love the top 3 and it has like 5 ATGs in that side but something just does not click with that line up. 6.5/10

FP - A lot of people out of position and not a strong side at all IMO. 5/10

Anil1405 - Love the bowling, batting seems like something that can fall apart inspite of 3 ATGs of the ODI format there in the top 4. 7/10.

Pothas - A very up and down side in terms of quality. 6/10.

Mr_Mr - The man who screwed up everyone's draft plans, lol. Just got way too many #3s there, like the entire middle order is a bunch of #3s and the bowling is very very underwhelming. 5/10

ankitj - The bottom half is all kinds of awesome but offset a bit by less than legendary top half. 7/10

KK - Lacks the lower middle orde rhitting power but otherwise, a pretty awesome side. 7.5/10

trundler - Don't like Trott in there and Pooran as a pure batsman at 7 seems a waste, the bowling I think is one of those that will perform better than it looks on paper. 7/10

weldone - Actually seems one of the better balanced sides in entire draft. 7.5/10

So basically I am going with:


Sorry L&L, yours was very close but just can't see how any side will win with Kallis at 6. That ended up being the tie-breaker.

Fuller Pilch

International Vice-Captain
I don't think my team is very good, but apart from Bevan Congdon at 4 everyone is batting in the right position.


Hall of Fame Member
i don't understand it at as a criticism anyway

so many ATG fantasy sides need to have career top 4 batsmen having to bat 5 and 6, how else do you fit Viv, Headley and Lara or Bradman, Ponting and Chappel in the same test XI

choosing a lesser batsmen who mainly batted at 5 or 6(probably because in the side they actually played in they weren't good enough to bat higher) in a draft just so everyone is 'batting in position' is a practice i dont agree with really
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Hall of Fame Member
It doesn't matter in tests but in ODIs it's a thing. #6 has to start out in a much different situation most of the time and requires a somewhat different skillset. Babar Azam is more of an accumulator than somebody with a power hitting game suited to finishing.


Hall of Fame Member
I feel most legendary 3's could adapt to the role of a 5/6 easily enough if they had to.

Both Babar and Fafs t20 strike rates point to this anyway


Whatever it takes!!!
I am sure Faf and Babar who open in T20s and get to score in the powerplays will score at the same rate coming in the 41st over against spinners with 5 men back... :laugh:


Hall of Fame Member
with modern bats yes. unless we're having these matches in the good old days but I assume they are held in the modern runfest that is a 2020 ODI where every decent batsmen can and has whacked a bunch of sixes in their time


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It’s a bit like picking Garry Sobers as an ODI allrounder, you can make the argument that he would adjust his game and go well and you’d probably be right, but probably isn’t quite as good as having someone there who actually did it.


Whatever it takes!!!
with modern bats yes. unless we're having these matches in the good old days but I assume they are held in the modern runfest that is a 2020 ODI where every decent batsmen can and has whacked a bunch of sixes in their time

Yes but in the case of Babar and Faf it was after they were set and having gotten a start with a good SR in the powerplay. I remember the GOAT ODI opener Sachin coming in a game in the 1999 WC with 300 odd for 2 and trying to accelerate at the slog and look miserable and get out. When you got the entire bunch of all ODI cricketers to pick from and you cannot pick specialists for the lower middle order, your team loses out. End of.