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All-Time England ODI XI Draft

Discussion in 'Cricket Discussion' started by Aislabie, Jun 25, 2019.

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Which was your favourite team?

This poll will close on Jul 20, 2019 at 6:50 PM.
  1. Aislabie's Team

    57.1%
  2. Blockerdave's Team

    14.3%
  3. Cereal Killer's Team

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Nilay Shah's Team

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Rebel2k19's Team

    28.6%
  6. Sinister One's Team

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
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    Wales
  2. Rebel2k19 Administrator

    Rebel2k19
    Admin Lannisters CSK India
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    1. Nick Knight
    2. Alec Stewart :wk:
    3. Joe Root
    4. James Taylor
    5. David Gower
    6. Ben Stokes
    7.
    8. Chris Woakes
    9. Chris Old
    10. Derek Underwood
    11. James Anderson
     
  3. NilayShah60 International Coach

    NilayShah60
    AKA:
    Nilay Shah
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    Dominic_Cork_590374.jpg
    Dominic Cork

    Yet another quality right hand fast bowler who unfortunately just played 32 ODIs for England and took 41 wickets at an average of 33.36 and an economy of 4.63 with best of 3/27 in his limited opportunities which he got to play for England. He made his ODI debut way back in 1992 against Pakistan at the Old Trafford where he proved to be very economical by conceding just 37 runs in his entire quota of 11 overs and also got the wicket of dangerous Inzamam ul Haq when he was on 75(85) and was taking the game away pretty quickly which England eventually won by 6 wickets with more than 10 overs to spare. Couple of matches later he bowled yet another impressive spell against Mark Taylor's Australian team at the hollowd-turf of Lord's giving away just 24 runs in his 9 overs but went wicketless. Few years later in 1994 when he came back to play at the Manchester against the Porteas he got the wickets of Gary Kirsten, Jhonty Rhodes and Craig Mathews and actually got Jhonty Rhodes out on a golden duck finishing his spell on 3/49 off his 11 overs restricting the Proteas to just 182/9 off their 55 overs. Cork's greatest strength was to move the ball away from the right handers. He also got the ball to jump of the surface and got decent carry to the keeper. He was pacy and aggressive and got the ball to nip off the surface with some occassional inswingers. He just somehow lost his magic and wasn't able to play for long. His List-A career actually showed his potential. He got 382 wickets in 314 matches at an average of 27.75 and economy of 4.33 and had a best of 6/27. He could've become a very good bowler had England used him well.

    MY XI so far

    1. Jason Roy :bat:
    2. Andrew Strauss:bat:
    3. Graham Gooch:bat::c:
    4. Kevin Pietersen:bat:
    5. Mike Denness:bat:
    6. Graeme Fowler:wk:
    7. Dimitri Mascarenhas:ar:
    8. Phillip DeFreitas:bwl:
    9. Adil Rashid:bwl:
    10.Dominic Cork :bwl:
    11.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  4. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
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    Wales
    Overall Pick #60: Jofra Archer
    [​IMG]

    Profile
    Okay, so a disclaimer should go here: I really wanted to pick Graham Dilley. He's one of my all-time favourite England fast bowlers. But then I got to this late stage of the draft, and still available was a tall, languid bowler capable of effortlessly hitting 150 kph and who I suspect is well on their way to bowling England to their first-ever World Cup triumph. He's so good that England literally changed the rules to make him available (not the ICC's rules, but their own navel-gazing approach that was presumably taken to avoid any more KPs entering the system). Even before he'd draped an England kit over his athletic frame, he'd already shown himself to be world class by starring in myriad T20 competitions, but the pressure of coming from outside the squad and straight into the World Cup XI was huge; Archer didn't just rise to the occasion, but commanded it by taking three-wicket hauls in five of the first six games. His presence has also made those around him bowl better; the transformation in Mark Wood with Archer at the other end has been profound.


    Statistics
    Right-handed batsmanRight-arm fast bowler
    England ODIs12 matches13 runs @ 4.33, SR: 61.90 (best 7*)20 wickets @ 24.75, econ. 4.81 (best: 3/27)4 catches
    List A26 matches205 runs @ 18.63, SR: 114.52 (best 45)41 wickets @ 27.80, econ. 5.07(1 5WI, best: 5/42)8 catches
    Stats do not include the World Cup semi-final that is currently ongoing.
    Finest Performances




    Aislabie's XI so far:
    1. :eng: :wkb: Craig Kieswetter (Pick #22)
    2. :eng: :bat: Dennis Amiss (Pick #9)
    3.
    4. :eng: :bat: Eoin Morgan :c: (Pick #15)
    5. :eng: :bat: Allan Lamb (Pick #33)
    6. :eng: :ar: Andrew Flintoff (Pick #4)
    7. :eng: :ar: Moeen Ali (Pick #28)
    8. :eng: :ar: Mark Ealham (Pick #39)
    9. :eng: :bwl: Vic Marks (Pick #49)
    10. :eng: :bwl: Jofra Archer (Pick #60)
    11. :eng: :bwl: Steven Finn (Pick #46)


    Next pick:
    @Rebel2k19
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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  5. NilayShah60 International Coach

    NilayShah60
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    That was in my contingency plan :facepalm
     
  6. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
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    To be honest, I think he's just too good to refuse
     
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  7. NilayShah60 International Coach

    NilayShah60
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    Nilay Shah
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    I'll update my posts by tomorrow :thumbs
     
  8. Rebel2k19 Administrator

    Rebel2k19
    Admin Lannisters CSK India
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    Nick Knight
    Alec Stewart :wk:
    Joe Root
    James Taylor
    David Gower
    Ben Stokes
    Samit Patel
    Chris Woakes
    Chris Old
    Derek Underwood
    James Anderson :c:
     
  9. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
    Moderator Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... Sons of Pitches Islamabad
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    talahayat
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    Islamabad United (cricket), Juventus (football)
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
  10. Sinister One User Title Purchaser

    Sinister One
    Fantasy Cricket Team RCB... India
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    National Team:
    Robin Smith
    Jonny Bairstow
    Jonathan Trott
    Chris Broad
    Keith Fletcher
    Ravi Bopara
    Craig White
    James Tredwell
    Angus Fraser
    Andy Caddick
    Bob Willis

    @blockerdave
     
  11. blockerdave ICC Chairman

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    My last choice is oddly one of the first picks I made, but I was certain nobody else would want him.

    Jack Russell, simply the greatest wicket keeper of all time.

    I don't need runs, Jack is gonna bat at 10. Jack's in because in the middle overs he can stand up to any of my bowlers bar Plunkett, and he still won't miss a chance or let through any buys. He will earn us runs simply by keeping the opposition batsmen pinned back in they crease. And if they chance their luck, what will happen?



    They'll be back in the hutch is what.

    So that makes my final team:

    1) Marcus Trescothick
    2) Alex Hales
    3) Graeme Hick
    4) Graham Thorpe
    5) Neil Fairbrother
    6) Ian Botham
    7) Chris Lewis
    8) John Emburey
    9) Liam Plunkett
    10) Jack Russell
    11)Alan Mulally

    No obvious captain, but I'm giving the armband to Thorpe.

    I'm pretty happy with that side, it's possibly a little light on batting, but I'd back us to defend a lot of totals.

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    @Aislabie - over to you
     
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  12. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
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    Overall Pick #64: Ed Joyce
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    England may not have seen the best of Ed Joyce, but the elegant left-hander still managed to enjoy a fruitful One-Day International career after Duncan Fletcher had moved on from him by returning to represent the country of his birth and doing so with distinction for eight years. In England colours, there was a prevailing wisdom that Joyce was too concerned with keeping his wicket in tact and not concerned enough with scoring runs in the process. Although not entirely inaccurate, he did not score any less quickly than Ian Bell or Michael Vaughan did in the same period. Rather than giving him a chance to find his feet in the side, he was sent back to play for Middlesex while England continued a revolving door policy that would try and discard Matt Prior, Alastair Cook, Mal Loye, Luke Wright, Ravi Bopara and Joe Denly at the top of the order. This was not a procession of excellence, but England's loss was Ireland's gain as Joyce was granted a dispensation to qualify for Ireland on the eve of the 2011 World Cup and did not look back. He has also played in 24 unique One-Day International fixtures (England vs New Zealand, Ireland vs New Zealand, Ireland vs United Arab Emirates, etc.) which I am reasonably certain is a world record.

    Statistics
    Left-handed batsmanReally not a bowler
    England ODIs17 matches471 runs @ 27.70, SR: 66.43 (1 century, best 107)did not bowl6 catches
    Ireland ODIs61 matches2,151 runs @ 41.36. SR: 73.63 (5 centuries, best 160*)did not bowl21 catches
    List A311 matches10,267 runs @ 38.89, SR: n/a (18 centuries, best 160*)6 wickets @ 51.50, econ. 7.02 (best: 2/10)108 catches

    Finest Performances



    Aislabie's XI so far:
    1. :eng: :wkb: Craig Kieswetter (Pick #22)
    2. :eng: :bat: Dennis Amiss (Pick #9)
    3. :ire: :bat: Ed Joyce (Pick #64)
    4. :eng: :bat: Eoin Morgan :c: (Pick #15)
    5. :eng: :bat: Allan Lamb (Pick #33)
    6. :eng: :ar: Andrew Flintoff (Pick #4)
    7. :eng: :ar: Moeen Ali (Pick #28)
    8. :eng: :ar: Mark Ealham (Pick #39)
    9. :eng: :bwl: Vic Marks (Pick #49)
    10. :eng: :bwl: Jofra Archer (Pick #60)
    11. :eng: :bwl: Steven Finn (Pick #46)


    A word about my team:
    This team has been very carefully constructed to conform to the ideal structure of a modern One-Day International team. In my eyes, this means a top-eight comprising five hitters, two accumulators and one "firefighter". In such a team, the actual positions a player has in the batting order are somewhat notional. The top-eight will also be expected to contribute a wicket-keeper and twenty overs with the ball. In order, my players' roles are:

    Craig Kieswetter -
    Hitter
    > His job is to attack from ball one. With an attacking, Bairstow-esque opener, the bowling team can be made uncomfortable straight away.
    Dennis Amiss - Accumulator
    > Amiss' job is to bat through the innings and to rotate strike as much as possible. If he scores 120, the batsmen at the other end should combine for around 180.
    Ed Joyce - Accumulator
    > Joyce's role is very similar to Amiss; to bat long and make sure the fast-scoring batsmen face as many balls as possible. If both accumulators are still batting at around over 30, Joyce will be expected to attack.
    Eoin Morgan - Hitter
    > Morgan's role as a hitter is to make big scores quickly. Every good modern team should have at least two batsmen capable of 80-ball centuries.
    Allan Lamb -
    Hitter
    > Lamb particularly comes into his own in run-chases, where it will be his job to keep England up with the rate. Expected to attack particularly from over 40 onwards.
    Andrew Flintoff -
    Hitter
    > As a lower-order hitter, Flintoff's role in the batting order is to find and clear the boundaries, especially in the final ten overs.
    Moeen Ali -
    Hitter
    > Like Flintoff, Moeen is expected to find and clear the boundaries later on in the innings.
    Mark Ealham - Firefighter
    > The firefighter is the guy you send in if there's a collapse that you need to halt, or a final 20 or 30 runs needed in a chase. The crisis man, but not a match-winner.

    Vic Marks, Jofra Archer and Steven Finn - Bowlers

    > These guys are in the side for their bowling. Their batting is pretty irrelevant, although if they can do it well it's a bonus.

    Next pick:
    @Rebel2k19
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
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  13. NilayShah60 International Coach

    NilayShah60
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    Nilay Shah
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    Actually it's @CerealKiller who is up next
     
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  14. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
    Moderator Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... Sons of Pitches Islamabad
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    talahayat
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    Wanted Bopara for my number 6, but he's taken. So i'll go with Owais Shah, and push Collingwood and Buttler down the order.

    CerealKiller's XI
    1. :eng: Ian Bell :bat:
    2. :eng: Alastair Cook :bat:
    3. :eng: Mike Gatting :bat:
    4. :eng: Owais Shah :bat:
    5. :eng: Paul Collingwood :ar:
    6. :eng: Jos Buttler :wkb: :c:
    7. :eng: Tim Bresnan :ar:
    8. :eng: Stuart Broad :ar:
    9. :eng: Graeme Swann :bwl:
    10. :eng: Darren Gough :bwl:
    11.:eng: Mike Hendrick :bwl:
     
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  15. Noctis. User Title Purchaser

    Noctis.
    PAK... Sons of Pitches NZ....
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    Anyone taken James Taylor yet?
     

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