Draft: All-Time England ODI XI

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

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Which was your favourite team?

Poll closed Jul 20, 2019.
  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
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    In the spirit of the Left-Handed Cricketers Draft, I feel like running another one. This time, it is an all-time England ODI XI draft, which means the eligibility rules are much more relaxed than they were for the last one: you can pick any of the 254 players to have represented England in a One-Day International.

    This time, there is an upper limit on sign-ups; I'm thinking no more than six of us will take part (including me, because I want to).
    1. @Aislabie
    2. @blockerdave
    3. @Rebel2k19
    4. @Sinister One
    5. @NilayShah60
    6. @CerealKiller
    Please be aware, this isn't just about the names you pick - it's also about sharing a little bit of information about the players you've picked along the lines of this.

    = = = = =

    Draft Order
    1. @Rebel2k19 - Joe Root :bat:
    2. @Sinister One - Jonny Bairstow :wkb:
    3. @CerealKiller - Jos Buttler :wkb:
    4. @Aislabie - Andrew Flintoff :ar:
    5. @blockerdave - Ian Botham :ar:
    6. @NilayShah60 - Kevin Pietersen :bat:
    7. @NilayShah60 - Adil Rashid :bwl:
    8. @blockerdave - Liam Plunkett :bwl:
    9. @Aislabie - Dennis Amiss :bat:
    10. @CerealKiller - Darren Gough :bwl:
    11. @Sinister One - Bob Willis :bwl:
    12. @Rebel2k19 - Alec Stewart :wkb:
    13. @NilayShah60 - Jason Roy :bat:
    14. @Sinister One - Jonathan Trott :bat:
    15. @Aislabie - Eoin Morgan :bat:
    16. @Rebel2k19 - Jimmy Anderson :bwl:
    17. @CerealKiller - Paul Collingwood :ar:
    18. @blockerdave - Marcus Trescothick :bat:
    19. @blockerdave - Alex Hales :bat:
    20. @CerealKiller - Paul Collingwood :ar:
    21. @Rebel2k19 - Ben Stokes :ar:
    22. @Aislabie - Craig Kieswetter :wkb:
    23. @Sinister One - Craig White :ar:
    24. @NilayShah60 - Andrew Strauss :bat:
    25. @blockerdave - Graeme Hick :ar:
    26. @Sinister One - Ravi Bopara :ar:
    27. @NilayShah60 - Graham Gooch :bat:
    28. @Aislabie - Moeen Ali :ar:
    29. @Rebel2k19 - Nick Knight :bat:
    30. @CerealKiller - Stuart Broad :bwl:
    31. @CerealKiller - Ian Bell :bat:
    32. @Rebel2k19 - Derek Underwood :bwl:
    33. @Aislabie - Allan Lamb :bat:
    34. @NilayShah60 - Dimitri Mascarenhas :ar:
    35. @Sinister One - James Tredwell :bwl:
    36. @blockerdave - Neil Fairbrother :bat:
    37. @CerealKiller - Tim Bresnan :ar:
    38. @Rebel2k19 - James Taylor :bat:
    39. @Aislabie - Mark Ealham :ar:
    40. @blockerdave - Alan Mullally :bwl:
    41. @NilayShah60 - Mike Denness :bat:
    42. @Sinister One - Robin Smith :bat:
    43. @Sinister One - Andy Caddick :bwl:
    44. @NilayShah60 - Graeme Fowler :wkb:
    45. @blockerdave - Chris Lewis :ar:
    46. @Aislabie - Steven Finn :bwl:
    47. @Rebel2k19 - Chris Woakes :ar:
    48. @CerealKiller - Alastair Cook :bat:
    49. @Aislabie - Vic Marks :bwl:
    50. @NilayShah60 - Phillip DeFreitas :ar:
    51. @Rebel2k19 - David Gower :bat:
    52. @Sinister One - Chris Broad :bat:
    53. @blockerdave - Graham Thorpe :bat:
    54. @CerealKiller - Mike Gatting :bat:
    55. @CerealKiller - Mike Hendrick :bwl:
    56. @blockerdave - John Emburey :bwl:
    57. @Sinister One - Angus Fraser :bwl:
    58. @Rebel2k19 - Chris Old :bwl:
    59. @NilayShah60 - Dominic Cork :bwl:
    60. @Aislabie - Jofra Archer :bwl:
    61. @Rebel2k19 - Samit Patel :ar:
    62. @Sinister One - Keith Fletcher :bat:
    63. @blockerdave - Jack Russell :wk:
    64. @Aislabie - Ed Joyce :bat:
    65. @CerealKiller - Owais Shah :bat:
    66. @NilayShah60 - Steve Harmison :bwl:
    COMPLETED TEAMS

    If someone goes 24 hours without posting their pick, the next person is able to make their pick. If somebody posts an invalid pick, the next person is able to make their pick. If you make your pick, tag the next person.

    = = = = =

    Let's have some fun
     
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  2. blockerdave ICC Chairman

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    i'm in!
     
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  3. User2010 Administrator

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    I will have a go.
     
  4. Master Bates User Title Purchaser

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    Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... RCB... NZ.... AUS.. CSK DD..... ENG.... India
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    :bat: Robin Smith
    :wkb: Jonny Bairstow
    :bat: Jonathan Trott
    :bat: Chris Broad
    :bat: Keith Fletcher
    :ar: Ravi Bopara
    :ar: Craig White
    :bwl: James Tredwell
    :bwl: Angus Fraser
    :bwl: Andy Caddick
    :bwl: Bob Willis
     
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  5. Nilay_60 Panel of Selectors

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    I want to take part
     
  6. CerealKiller Staff Member

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    In
     
  7. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    The draft order is up in the main post.

    @Rebel2k19 - You're up first.
     
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  8. User2010 Administrator

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    Joe Root
    Joe Root is surely the best ODI batsman England has ever had and the stats prove it. A perfect number 3 for any side and someone who can be trusted in any situation. He is the 2nd highest run scorer for England and has the best batting average for an Englishman. A member of the so called 'Fab Four'. He has also scored more centuries for England than any other player. Currently 16. Two of them have come in the ongoing world cup. A true asset to any team, Joe Root will be my #3.

    Rebel2k19's England ODI XI:

    :bat: Joe Root

    Stats:
    Mts: 139
    Inns: 131
    NO: 20
    Runs: 5732
    HS: 133*
    Avg: 51.63
    SR: 87.55
    100s: 16
    50s: 33
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    @Sinister One You're up.
     
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  9. Master Bates User Title Purchaser

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  11. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Overall Pick #4: Andrew Flintoff
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    Profile
    Now remembered as combination of England's 2005 Ashes hero, a reality TV star and an incompetent pedalo pilot, Andrew Flintoff's One-Day International exploits are often overlooked despite being entirely world class. In particular, 2004-spec Flintoff was the best white-ball player in the world, striking a purple patch in which he made three centuries and a 99 in the space of six innings while continuing to be a key member of the bowling attack. So potent was his bowling, especially at the death, that he still has England's best-ever ODI bowling average for bowlers with 50 wickets or more: 23.61. The only sad thing about Flintoff's career is that his body didn't hold out for long enough to be a part of England's World Twenty20 triumph in the West Indies, but that's not what this draft is about.


    Statistics
    Right-handed batsmanRight-arm fast-medium
    England ODIs138 matches3,394 runs @ 31.97, SR: 89.14 (3 centuries, best 123)168 wickets @ 23.61, econ: 4.33 (2 5WI, best 5/19)46 catches
    World XI ODIs3 matches101 runs @ 33.67, SR: 79.52 (best 42)1 wickets @ 153.00, econ: 7.17 (best 1/64)1 catch
    List A282 matches6,691 runs @ 29.77, SR: n/a (6 centuries, best 153*)289 wickets @ 22.61, econ: 4.16 (2 5WI, best 5/19)106 catches

    Finest Performances




    Aislabie's XI so far:
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    6. :eng: :ar: Andrew Flintoff (Pick #4)
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    Next pick:
    @blockerdave
     
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  12. User2010 Administrator

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    I was torn between him and Root. Excellent pick!
     
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  13. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Yeah, the top four picks here were also my top four draft targets. I had Root just slightly above Flintoff, but Bairstow and Buttler below.
     
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  14. User2010 Administrator

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    I was surprised too he wasn't picked by the next two. But I can understand CK's Buttler pick. A solid WK bat. Not sure about Bairstow being the 2nd pick.
     
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  15. blockerdave ICC Chairman

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    There is only one choice for me - Sir Ian Terence Botham.

    Covers just so many bases - can stick him in to open as a pinch hitter, or have him come in down the order to biff some late order runs. 2000 runs at 23 and a strike rate of doesn't sound hugely impressive, but in the context of the era these were good numbers.

    With the ball, he's a threat with new ball and old, and the chance of picking up early wickets to put the opposition on the back foot early doors is key. Took 145 wickets at 28.54 with an economy rate of 3.96 - which was miserly even for then. His strike rate of 43.2 is particularly impressive.

    In the field, his solid slip catching is important from a perspective of keeping catchers in and taking wickets, whereas he obviously provides an inspirational figure for others to play around.

    Whenever he is at the crease or has ball in hand, the opposition will be wary.

    over to you @NilayShah60
     
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