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Voting thread: T20 bid for position

Pick the best 3 T20 XIs


  • Total voters
    10
  • Poll closed .

AndrewB

International Regular
Here are the final XIs from this draft - please pick your top 3 T20 XIs.

weeman27bob
Aaron Finch
Adam Gilchrist
Kumar Sangakkara
Kevin Pietersen
Yuvraj Singh
Andrew Symonds
Dwayne Bravo
Shaun Pollock
Alfonso Thomas
Bret Lee
Muttiah Muralitharan

Honest Hunks
Dawid Malan
Jos Buttler+
Suresh Raina
Faf Du Plessis*
Andre Russell
Krunal Pandya
Hardik Pandya
Sunil Narine
Adil Rashid
Jofra Archer
Mitch Starc

ataraxia
KL Rahul+
Sachin Tendulkar
Kane Williamson
Shakib Al Hasan
Glenn Maxwell
David Miller
Kieron Pollard
Rashid Khan
Chris Jordan
Mohammad Amir
Lasith Malinga

CricZo XI
Brendon McCullum+
Rohit Sharma
Babar Azam
Eoin Morgan*
JP Duminy
Angelo Matthews
Imad Wasim
Chris Morris
Kagiso Rabada
Shane Bond
Imran Tahir

Himannv
Sanath Jayasuriya
Colin Munro
Virat Kohli*
Marlon Samuels
Sam Billings+
Mike Hussey
Shahid Afridi
Sam Curran
Pat Cummins
Umar Gul
Jasprit Bumrah

Magrat Garlick
SR Watson
DA Warner
Q de Kock+
Misbah-ul-Haq*
JM Bairstow
JA Morkel
Mohammad Nabi
R Ashwin
Abdul Razzaq
DW Steyn
NM Coulter-Nile

JOJOXI
Chris Gayle
Matthew Hayden
Joe Root
AB de Villiers
Ben Stokes
MS Dhoni*+
Jacob Oram
Daniel Vettori
Mitchell Johnson
Trent Boult
Saeed Ajmal
 

honestbharani

Whatever it takes!!!
Not much between the sides at all. I think I may vote differently even few hours from now tbh but I have gone with weeman, ataraxia and Himannv. Think their sides have slightly more bases covered than the rest.


PS: Did not consider my side, so between the other 6, I went with these 3.
 

JOJOXI

International Debutant
Have voted for 2 so far tonight, oddly those 2 sides are sides were I probably disagree with an element of the batting order more then most other sides but I do think in spite of that they are really good sides. Going to have another look for 3rd vote tomorrow think I'll probably end up going KingKallis as I like the bowling and 2 frontline spinners just got to look back over the batting with a slightly fresher mind as my initial thoughts on it are indecisive.

Note - I knew I had forgotten someone when I went for Ajmal as spinner was working off the same list for the other T20 draft - Kuldeep Yadav going unpicked as well as Yuzvendra Chahal
 

trundler

Hall of Fame Member
Have voted for 2 so far tonight, oddly those 2 sides are sides were I probably disagree with an element of the batting order more then most other sides but I do think in spite of that they are really good sides. Going to have another look for 3rd vote tomorrow think I'll probably end up going KingKallis as I like the bowling and 2 frontline spinners just got to look back over the batting with a slightly fresher mind as my initial thoughts on it are indecisive.

Note - I knew I had forgotten someone when I went for Ajmal as spinner was working off the same list for the other T20 draft - Kuldeep Yadav going unpicked as well as Yuzvendra Chahal
Ajmal got you my vote
 

JOJOXI

International Debutant
Ajmal got you my vote
Glad to hear that, just know Ajmal divides opinion but thought he was better then the other alternatives on my list with the likes of Adil Rashid, Ajantha Mendis (similar problem to Ajmal but didn't perform in Tests like Ajmal) etc. Likes of Chahal and Kuldeep probably a 'safer' pick in that their performances would be taken at face value whereas that isn't such a guarantee for Ajmal. Also wanted a spinner for the middle overs with Vettori able to bowl in the powerplay if needed and 2 left arm seamers who would want the new ball so that ruled Badree out and wanted a bit of mystery with Vettori quite an orthodox spinner.
 

Himannv

Cricketer Of The Year
I have to say I really enjoy T20 drafts. Lots of thinking to do when you vote and I could really go with any of these teams as there would be a day when it all clicks and they'd beat absolutely anybody.

CricZo was the first team I voted for. Great balance on the whole. The only question marks I had were on Matthews. The openers are fantastic in this format though. B Mac and Sharma, wow! They can be really destructive at the top of the order. Really love the setup from 1-5 though. Truly excellent balance there.

Went with ataraxia next after thinking about it for like an hour or something. He has some serious quality in there especially at 5, 6, and 7. Those three can swing the match for his team. KL Rahul is a good pick and I like Williamson in this format. The bowling has a couple of GOATs like Malinga and Rashid Khan and Amir is good in this format as well. Not quite as convinced by Jordan and Tendulkar, and I'm biased against Shakib for reasons incomprehensible even to me. Still it's a great side and deserves my vote.

The last one I went with was weeman's team. The only reason I hesitated is because I know next to nothing about Alfonso Thomas. Despite my natural instinct to pan any limited overs side with Sanga in it, I think this is a great lineup and some truly great players in there. KP is probably a bit underrated in this format; I think he'd be spectacular in this kind of team with other stars around him.

HB's hunks are also a very good side for me. I love the opening combination of Malan and Buttler! Chuckled a bit at hb picking Narine here after giving me grief for it in the last draft. I think he's a top bowler and surprisingly good with the bat in this format. Anyway, the Pandya brothers are what made me go with some other sides over his. They've just not done enough to convince me that they might be better than what some other sides have in those key positions. Archer and Starc almost swung it his way though.

Almost voted for JOJOXI as well. I love the batting! Gayle and Hayden will be brutal at the top, Root will anchor, GOAT de Villiers will come in and do GOAT things at 4 and Stokes and Dhoni will play it based on the match situation and guide their team to the win. Pretty darn good! Didn't get my vote since I'm unfairly biased against Oram. The pacers will either be great or ship runs so it's hard for me to predict them. Vettori will be his typical miserly good self though so it's a tough call to leave them out.

I've noticed that T20s tend to have far too many great opening batsmen and I think Mags has picked one too many of those. I think early days Misbah will be great in this format, but the Misbah towards the second half of his career was a different sort who aimed at anchoring and guiding his team to wins that just knocking it about and I think the early career Misbah is the better one for this format. I also don't know how to rate Morkel, I mean I've seen him play brilliantly in this format in that role, but my mind is playing tricks on me and getting me to look at his shortcomings in other formats. I'm a bit meh about Coulter-Nile as well. Warner and Watson are like GOAT level openers in this format. Love that pairing!
 

weeman27bob

International Debutant
I found JOJOXI's team really difficult to come to any conclusions about. Gayle, de Villiers and Dhoni are three of the best ever T20 players but a lot of the rest are at least a couple of levels below.
 

JOJOXI

International Debutant
I found JOJOXI's team really difficult to come to any conclusions about. Gayle, de Villiers and Dhoni are three of the best ever T20 players but a lot of the rest are at least a couple of levels below.
Had prioritised bowling in my first draft, went for batting in this second one partially as a conscious decision but also hard to not go for Gayle/ABD combo at the start once I had the option. Ended up being pretty happy with the side but I did think about halfway through if I screwed up with my bidding as no doubt if I was a pick or 2 later I would have lost out on Gayle and could have got a star seamer. I do really rate Boult in T20s and M Johnson has a good record but don't have a Starc/Archer/Malinga level T20 seamer. Looking back I think I got it wrong going for Boult ahead of Murali perhaps but I do rate Boult and thought let me get good T20 pacers even if they aren't at that Malinga etc level so I'm not left with the likes of Chris Woakes etc.

Almost voted for JOJOXI as well. I love the batting! Gayle and Hayden will be brutal at the top, Root will anchor, GOAT de Villiers will come in and do GOAT things at 4 and Stokes and Dhoni will play it based on the match situation and guide their team to the win. Pretty darn good! Didn't get my vote since I'm unfairly biased against Oram. The pacers will either be great or ship runs so it's hard for me to predict them. Vettori will be his typical miserly good self though so it's a tough call to leave them out.
Oram was the pick along with Ajmal (but for Ajmal that was more because of perceptions towards him rather then performances) I was most unsure about. Thought the likes of T Perera and Udana would provide more firepower with the bat but Oram probably a more reliable bowling option to share the bowling load with Stokes as 5th bowler. In hindsight maybe I should have backed my top 6 completely, put Vettori at 7, M Johnson at 8 and gone with Badree/Rashid instead of Oram and hope the specialists are good enough that the lack of allrounders didn't really matter. Now that I'm looking back could've gone a bit more left-field and gone Wanindu Hasaranga - really impressed me the little I've seen of him in ODI and T20Is.
 

Himannv

Cricketer Of The Year
Thought the likes of T Perera and Udana would provide more firepower with the bat
Sorry for the delayed response. I think TP would have been a great pick for that role.

Udana is better lower down the order I think. I'm surprised how useful he's been with the bat but I've always felt he's a bit too expensive with the ball. Feel a bit dirty saying that since my wife and his are good friends. :laugh:
 

JOJOXI

International Debutant
Sorry for the delayed response. I think TP would have been a great pick for that role.

Udana is better lower down the order I think. I'm surprised how useful he's been with the bat but I've always felt he's a bit too expensive with the ball. Feel a bit dirty saying that since my wife and his are good friends. :laugh:
I've always thought he's been a bit under-utilised with the bat - I'm a fan of Udana - but yeah I don't really rate his bowling that highly, a nice player to have if you are Sri Lanka I reckon but not in a T20 Alltime draft. Can imagine the Udana family will not be happy with your betrayal :laugh:

I always feel a bit iffy about Thisara Perera with the ball, I'd probably go with Udana if going between the 2 if for nothing else then his left arm angle although Perera is probably the slightly more established big hitter.
 

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