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Draft: Left-Handed Cricketers | Index updated

Discussion in 'Cricket Discussion' started by Aislabie, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Wales
    Following on from @Rebel2k19 's successful ODI World Cup draft, I decided to start another here. As always, the aims are three-fold: firstly, to create the best team you can, and secondly to share some knowledge about the players you have chosen. Most importantly, though, please enjoy yourself. This isn't a competition. Hopefully by the end of this draft, we'll all know something new.

    The theme of this draft is Left-Handed Cricketers. You will be putting together the best all-time Test team of left-handed players that you possibly can. But what exactly constitutes a left-handed cricketer?
    • In order to be eligible for this draft, a player must be left-handed at their dominant skill.
    • If a player has never bowled in their first-class career, then they will not be considered to have a secondary skill.
    • Up to five members of your team will be allowed to perform their secondary skill right-handed. This ensures that players like Alastair Cook and Trent Boult do not miss out on selection because of their secondary skills.
      • In the case of all-rounders whose primary skill is not obvious, their designated primary skill will depend upon their position in the batting order. Top five batsmen will be considered batting all-rounders, while those batting at seven or below will be considered bowling all-rounders. If you put an all-rounder at six, however, they will need to both bat and bowl left-handed.
    • Wicket-keepers must have batted left-handed. If they are selected as a wicket-keeper in your side, then their bowling hand is irrelevant.
    • At least one player in your squad must have been from a non-Test playing nation during their playing career.
    THEREFORE
    Possible RolesPrimary skillSecondary skillCounted as
    :bat: :ar: :bwl:Left-handed batsmanLeft-handed bowler:blueo: Standard player (no limit)
    :wk:Left-handed batsmanWicket-keeper:blueo: Standard player (no limit)
    :bat: :ar:Left-handed batsmanRight-handed bowler:redo: Restricted player (max 5)
    :ar: :bwl:Left-handed bowlerRight-handed batsman:redo: Restricted player (max 5)


    • :saf: :ar: Nicky Boje - VALID - He batted and bowled left-handed, and historical players are just fine.
    • :nzf: :bwl: Trent Boult - VALID - He's a specialist bowler, so his right-handed batting is fine. (No more than five such players in total though.)
    • :aus: :bat: Michael Clarke - INVALID - He bowled left-arm spin, but his batting (right handed) was a clear primary skill.
    • :eng: :bat: Alastair Cook - VALID - He's a specialist batsman, so his right-handed bowling doesn't matter. (No more than five such players in total though.)
    • :eng: :ar: Ben Stokes - VALID* - He's a genuine all-rounder, but if he bats in the top five then he is fine.

    There's no upper limit on sign-ups, but there is a time limit. Please sign up before Monday 12th November at 23:59 GMT. If you want to specify a team name when you sign up, feel free. If you do not then your team will be known simply as your XI (see below)

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    Participating Teams
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    Draft Order

    Courtesy of Random.org

    Round One
    (Picks 1-11)
    1. @Aislabie - Graeme Pollock :redo:
    2. @Akshay. - Sir Garfield Sobers :blueo:
    3. @Rebel2k19 - Adam Gilchrist :blueo:
    4. @Sinister One - Brian Lara :redo:
    5. @El Loco - Kumar Sangakkara :blueo:
    6. @Ashutosh. - Alastair Cook :redo:
    7. @RUDI - Wasim Akram :blueo:
    8. @CerealKiller - Allan Border :blueo:
    9. @VC the Slogger - Andy Flower :blueo:
    10. @Manish. - Clive Lloyd :redo:
    11. @Quadralus - Matthew Hayden :redo:
    Round Two (Picks 12-22)
    1. @Quadralus - Alan Davidson :blueo:
    2. @Manish. - Arthur Morris (Pick 14) :blueo:
    3. @VC the Slogger - Mitchell Johnson (Pick 13) :blueo:
    4. @CerealKiller - Rangana Herath :blueo:
    5. @RUDI - Graeme Smith (Pick 17) :redo:
    6. @Ashutosh. - Chaminda Vaas (Pick 16) :blueo:
    7. @El Loco - Alf Valentine :redo:
    8. @Sinister One - Derek Underwood :redo:
    9. @Rebel2k19 - Shiv Chanderpaul :redo:
    10. @Akshay. - Michael Hussey :redo:
    11. @Aislabie - Trevor Goddard :blueo:
    Round Three (Picks 23-33)
    1. @Ashutosh. - Zaheer Khan :redo:
    2. @El Loco - Neil Harvey :redo:
    3. @RUDI - David Warner :redo:
    4. @Sinister One - Saeed Anwar :blueo:
    5. @Quadralus - Sourav Ganguly :redo:
    6. @Manish. - Sanath Jayasuriya :blueo:
    7. @Akshay. - Bill Johnston :blueo:
    8. @Aislabie - Simon Katich :blueo:
    9. @CerealKiller - Trent Boult :redo:
    10. @VC the Slogger - Shakib Al Hasan :blueo:
    11. @Rebel2k19 (caretaker: Aislabie) - Daniel Vettori (Pick 36) :blueo:
    Round Four (Picks 34-44)
    1. @Rebel2k19 (caretaker: Aislabie) - David Gower (Pick 37) :redo:
    2. @VC the Slogger - Justin Langer (Pick 33) :redo:
    3. @CerealKiller - Marcus Trescothick (Pick 34) :redo:
    4. @Aislabie - Stephen Fleming (Pick 35) :redo:
    5. @Akshay. - Bill Lawry :blueo:
    6. @Manish. - Bishen Bedi :redo:
    7. @Quadralus - Quinton de Kock :blueo:
    8. @Sinister One - Bruce Reid :blueo:
    9. @RUDI - Mitchell Starc :blueo:
    10. @El Loco - Alvin Kallicharran :redo:
    11. @Ashutosh. - Niroshan Dickwella :blueo:
    Round Five (Picks 45-55)
    1. @El Loco - Gary Gilmour :blueo:
    2. @Akshay. - Chris Gayle :redo:
    3. @Manish. - Hedley Verity :redo:
    4. @VC the Slogger - Bert Sutcliffe :blueo:
    5. @Aislabie - Frank Woolley :blueo:
    6. @CerealKiller - Ben Stokes (Pick 53) :redo:
    7. @Rebel2k19 (caretaker: Aislabie) - Phil Jaques (Pick 50) :blueo:
    8. @Sinister One - Hashan Tillakaratne (Pick 51) :blueo:
    9. @RUDI - Graham Thorpe (Pick 52) :redo:
    10. @Ashutosh. - Mark Taylor :redo:
    11. @Quadralus - Gary Kirsten :redo:
    Round Six (Picks 56-66)
    1. @Quadralus - Ravindra Jadeja :blueo:
    2. @Ashutosh. - Gautam Gambhir (Pick 61) :redo:
    3. @RUDI - Michael Bevan (Pick 57) :blueo:
    4. @Sinister One - John Edrich (Pick 58) :redo:
    5. @Rebel2k19 (caretaker: Aislabie) - Ernie Toshack (Pick 59):redo:
    6. @CerealKiller - Rod Marsh (Pick 60) :blueo:
    7. @Aislabie - Jack Russell :blueo:
    8. @VC the Slogger - Clem Hill (Pick 64) :redo:
    9. @Manish. - Parthiv Patel (Pick 63) :blueo:
    10. @Akshay. - Neil Wagner :blueo:
    11. @El Loco - Andrew Strauss :blueo:
    Round Seven (Picks 67-77)
    1. @VC the Slogger - Carst Posthuma :blueo::goldo:
    2. @Akshay. - Ridley Jacobs :blueo:
    3. @Quadralus - Johnny Wardle :blueo:
    4. @Rebel2k19 (caretaker: Aislabie) - Usman Khawaja :redo:
    5. @Aislabie - JJ Ferris :blueo:
    6. @Ashutosh. - Iqbal Qasim :blueo:
    7. @El Loco - Bobby Peel :blueo:
    8. @Sinister One - Johnny Briggs :redo:
    9. @Manish. - Manjula Guruge (Pick 76) :redo: :goldo:
    10. @CerealKiller - Aamer Sohail (Pick 75) :blueo:
    11. @RUDI - Mark Richardson :blueo:
    Round Eight (Picks 78-88)
    1. @RUDI - Anshuman Rath :blueo:
    2. @CerealKiller - Ed Joyce (Pick 82) :redo: :goldo:
    3. @Manish. - Vinod Kambli (Pick 79) :redo:
    4. @Sinister One - Maurice Leyland (Pick 80)
    5. @El Loco - Roy Fredericks (Pick 81) :blueo:
    6. @Ashutosh. - George Dockrell :redo: :goldo:
    7. @Aislabie - Bert Ironmonger :blueo:
    8. @Rebel2k19 - Tony Lock :redo:
    9. @Quadralus - Niall O'Brien :blueo: :goldo:
    10. @Akshay. - Ashwell Prince :redo:
    11. @VC the Slogger - Eddie Paynter :redo:
    Round Nine (Picks 89-99)
    1. @Sinister One - Richard Collinge :redo:
    2. @RUDI - Irfan Pathan :blueo:
    3. @VC the Slogger - Colin Blythe :redo:
    4. @Aislabie - Bob Cowper :redo:
    5. @Ashutosh. - Dean Elgar :blueo: (Pick 95)
    6. @El Loco - Phil Mead :blueo: (Pick 93)
    7. @Manish. - Bruce Edgar :blueo: (Pick 116)
    8. @CerealKiller - Wilfred Rhodes :redo: (Pick 94)
    9. @Quadralus - Henry Nicholls :redo: (Pick 99)
    10. @Rebel2k19 (caretaker: Aislabie) - Darren Lehmann :blueo: (Pick 96)
    11. @Akshay. - Amir Hamza Hotak :blueo: :goldo: (Pick 97)
    Round Ten (Picks 100-110)
    1. @Akshay. - Ajit Wadekar :blueo: (Pick 98)
    2. @Rebel2k19 (caretaker: Aislabie) - Ryan Sidebottom :blueo: (Pick 100)
    3. @Quadralus - Graham Yallop :blueo: (Pick 101)
    4. @CerealKiller - Jimmy Adams :blueo: (Pick 102)
    5. @Manish. - Tom Emmett :blueo: (Pick 103)
    6. @El Loco - Bill Whitty :redo: (Pick 104)
    7. @Ashutosh. Mominul Haque :blueo: (Pick 106)
    8. @Aislabie - Brett Schultz :blueo: (Pick 105)
    9. @VC the Slogger - Kepler Wessels :redo: (Pick 112)
    10. @RUDI - Ted Peate :blueo: (Pick 107)
    11. @Sinister One - Hazratullah Zazai :blueo: :goldo: (Pick 109)
    Round Eleven (Picks 111-121)
    1. @Rebel2k19 (caretaker: Aislabie) - Jeremy Bray :blueo: :goldo: (Pick 108)
    2. @El Loco - Assad Vala :redo: :goldo: (Pick 110)
    3. @RUDI - Tom Latham :blueo: (Pick 111)
    4. @Quadralus - James Langridge :blueo: (Pick 113)
    5. @CerealKiller - Geoff Dymock :blueo: (Pick 114)
    6. @Manish. - Sunil Joshi :blueo: (Pick 115)
    7. @Ashutosh. - Shaun Marsh :blueo:
    8. @Aislabie - Khurram Khan :blueo: :goldo:
    9. @VC the Slogger
    10. @Akshay.
    11. @Sinister One
     
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  2. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
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    Location:
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    Aislabie's Southpaws FINAL XI

    1. :saf: :ar: :blueo: Trevor Goddard (Pick #22)
    2. :aus: :bat: :blueo: Simon Katich (Pick #30)
    3. :nzf: :bat: :redo: Stephen Fleming :c: (Pick #35)
    4. :saf: :bat: :redo: Graeme Pollock (Pick #1)
    5. :aus: :bat: :redo: Bob Cowper (Pick #92)
    6. :eng: :ar: :blueo: Frank Woolley (Pick #49)
    7. :uae: :ar: :blueo: Khurram Khan (Pick #117)
    8. :eng: :wk: :blueo: Jack Russell (Pick #62)
    9. :aus::eng: :bwl: :blueo: JJ Ferris (Pick #71)
    10. :saf: :bwl: :blueo: Brett Schultz (Pick #105)
    11. :aus: :bwl: :blueo: Bert Ironmonger (Pick #84)

    :blueo: This icon denotes somebody who performed both their primary and secondary skills left-handed. No restriction.
    :redo: This icon denotes somebody who performed their secondary skill right-handed. Only five allowed.
     
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  3. Rebel2k19 Administrator

    Rebel2k19
    Admin Lannisters CSK India
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    I am in!
     
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  4. Ashutosh. Survival Games Finalist

    Ashutosh.
    Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team Survival Games Finalist The Amigos PlanetCricket Award Winner
    AKA:
    AK MODS
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Delhi Daredevils
    Location:
    India
    In.
     
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  5. The Martian. Panel of Selectors

    The Martian.
    SRH... The Amigos CSK India
    AKA:
    The Martian
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    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Sunrisers Hyderabad
    In , The Martian's XI
     
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  6. VC the slogger Staff Member

    VC the slogger
    Moderator The Amigos PlanetCricket Award Winner AFG... India
    AKA:
    Vice-Chancellor
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Domestic Team:
    Don't like domestic cricket much
    VC's XI
     
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  7. Sinister One User Title Purchaser

    Sinister One
    Fantasy Cricket Team RCB... India
    Joined:
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    National Team:
    Sinister 0ne's XI
    1. :pak: :blueo: :bat: Saeed Anwar
    2. :eng: :redo: :bat: John Edrich
    3. :wi: :redo::bat: Brian Lara
    4. :eng: :redo: :bat: Maurice Leyland

    5. :sri: :blueo::wkb: Hashan Tillakaratne
    6. :afg: :blueo::goldo::bat: Hazratullah Zazai
    7. :nz: :redo::bwl: Richard Collinge
    8. :eng: :redo::bwl: Derek Underwood
    9. :aus: :blueo::bwl: Bruce Reid
    10. :aus: :blueo::bwl: Lindsay Kline
     
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  8. Akshay. International Coach

    Akshay.
    Mumbai Indians Sons of Pitches India
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    Mar 28, 2016
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Mumbai Indians
    Location:
    Pune, India
    In
     
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  9. Quadralus Club Captain

    Quadralus
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    Quady
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    Domestic Team:
    Usually my state team, In Ipl- KKR
    Location:
    WB,India
    New Horizons XI
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 10, 2018 ---
    Is it Odi or test btw?
     
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  10. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
    Moderator Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... Sons of Pitches Islamabad
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    talahayat
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    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Islamabad United (cricket), Juventus (football)
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Sinistral XI
     
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  11. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
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    Location:
    Wales
    Thanks to everybody who has signed up so far
    This will be a Test team that you're selecting
     
  12. LBW. Staff Member

    LBW.
    Moderator SA..... Lannisters PlanetCricket Award Winner
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    RUDI
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    RUDI's XI

    1. :saf: :bat: :redo: Graeme Smith :c:
    2. :aus: :bat: :redo: David Warner
    3. :nzf: :bat: :blueo: Mark Richardson
    4. :eng: :bat: :redo: Graham Thorpe
    5. :aus: :ar: :blueo: Michael Bevan
    6. :nzf: :wkb: :blueo: Tom Latham
    7. :hkg: :ar: :blueo: Anshuman Rath
    8. :ind: :ar: :blueo: Irfan Pathan
    9. :pak: :ar: :blueo: Wasim Akram
    10. :aus: :bwl: :blueo: Mitchell Starc
    11. :eng: :bwl: :blueo: Ted Peate
     
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  13. El Loco Staff Member

    El Loco
    Moderator Infamous Raptors ENG....
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    In as the Middle Stump Lubricators :thumbs
     
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  14. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
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    Location:
    Wales
    The deadline for sign-ups has been and gone, so it is time to announce the Draft Order!

    The order for each odd round is courtesy of Random.org. Each even round is the reverse of the preceding odd round.

    Round One

    1. @Aislabie
    2. @Akshay.
    3. @Rebel2k19
    4. @Sinister One
    5. @El Loco
    6. @Ashutosh.
    7. @RUDI
    8. @CerealKiller
    9. @VC the Slogger
    10. @Manish.
    11. @Quadralus
    Round Two
    1. @Quadralus
    2. @Manish.
    3. @VC the Slogger
    4. @CerealKiller
    5. @RUDI
    6. @Ashutosh.
    7. @El Loco
    8. @Sinister One
    9. @Rebel2k19
    10. @Akshay.
    11. @Aislabie
    Round Three
    1. @Ashutosh.
    2. @El Loco
    3. @RUDI
    4. @Sinister One
    5. @Quadralus
    6. @Manish.
    7. @Akshay.
    8. @Aislabie
    9. @CerealKiller
    10. @VC the Slogger
    11. @Rebel2k19
    Round Four
    1. @Rebel2k19
    2. @VC the Slogger
    3. @CerealKiller
    4. @Aislabie
    5. @Akshay.
    6. @Manish.
    7. @Quadralus
    8. @Sinister One
    9. @RUDI
    10. @El Loco
    11. @Ashutosh.
    Round Five
    1. @El Loco
    2. @Akshay.
    3. @Manish.
    4. @VC the Slogger
    5. @Aislabie
    6. @CerealKiller
    7. @Rebel2k19
    8. @Sinister One
    9. @RUDI
    10. @Ashutosh.
    11. @Quadralus
    Round Six
    1. @Quadralus
    2. @Ashutosh.
    3. @RUDI
    4. @Sinister One
    5. @Rebel2k19
    6. @CerealKiller
    7. @Aislabie
    8. @VC the Slogger
    9. @Manish.
    10. @Akshay.
    11. @El Loco
    Round Seven
    1. @VC the Slogger
    2. @Akshay.
    3. @Quadralus
    4. @Rebel2k19
    5. @Aislabie
    6. @Ashutosh.
    7. @El Loco
    8. @Sinister One
    9. @Manish.
    10. @CerealKiller
    11. @RUDI
    Round Eight
    1. @RUDI
    2. @CerealKiller
    3. @Manish.
    4. @Sinister One
    5. @El Loco
    6. @Ashutosh.
    7. @Aislabie
    8. @Rebel2k19
    9. @Quadralus
    10. @Akshay.
    11. @VC the Slogger
    Round Nine
    1. @Sinister One
    2. @RUDI
    3. @VC the Slogger
    4. @Aislabie
    5. @Ashutosh.
    6. @El Loco
    7. @Manish.
    8. @CerealKiller
    9. @Quadralus
    10. @Rebel2k19
    11. @Akshay.
    Round Ten
    1. @Akshay.
    2. @Rebel2k19
    3. @Quadralus
    4. @CerealKiller
    5. @Manish.
    6. @El Loco
    7. @Ashutosh.
    8. @Aislabie
    9. @VC the Slogger
    10. @RUDI
    11. @Sinister One
    Round Eleven
    1. @Rebel2k19
    2. @El Loco
    3. @RUDI
    4. @Quadralus
    5. @CerealKiller
    6. @Manish.
    7. @Ashutosh.
    8. @Aislabie
    9. @VC the Slogger
    10. @Akshay.
    11. @Sinister One
    Please, once you have made your pick, tag the user who needs to make their pick.

    Each user has 24 hours in which to make their pick; only once those 24 hours are up can the person after them pick.

    The final user to pick in every odd-numbered round also has the immediate next pick in the odd round that follows it.
     
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  15. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
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    Location:
    Wales
    Overall Pick #1: Graeme Pollock
    [​IMG]

    Profile
    When you think of left-handed cricketers, there are two who immediately spring to mind. It is fair to say, however, that neither of them is Graeme Pollock. His legacy has been to some extent forgotten as a result of South Africa's sporting isolation which what should have been his finest years as a Test batsman, yet between the ages of 19 and 26 the tall left-hander had already cemented his place as one of his country's finest ever cricketing products. Another reason that he has been comparatively forgotten is that where so many of his compatriots chose to ply their cricketing trade overseas in the County Championship and Sheffield Shield, Pollock opted to remain in the Currie Cup playing for Eastern Province then Transvaal, while also playing with distinction in the Rebel Tests.

    Statistics
    Left-handed batsmanLeg-break bowler*
    Tests23 matches2,256 runs @ 60.97 (7 centuries, best 274)4 wickets @ 51.00 (best 2/50)17 catches
    Rebel "Tests"16 matches1,376 runs @ 65.52 (5 centuries, best 197)(unsure)(unsure)
    First-class262 matches20,940 runs @ 54.67 (64 centuries, best 274)43 wickets @ 47.95 (best 3/46)248 catches

    Finest Performance
    When a 22-year-old Graeme Pollock strode out to the crease against Australia at Cape Town at the start of 1967, his team was in real trouble: 12 for two in reply to Australia's monumental 542 and with Graham McKenzie (why don't we hear more about him?) bowling like the wind. The South African batting line-up provided little resistance with only two batsmen finishing with double-figure scores. The true outlier here was Graeme Pollock, whose near six-hour 209 contributed 59.2% of South Africa's 353 all out, which by today's laws would have been enough to avoid the follow-on and raise hopes of saving a draw. This did not occur, because South Africa were made to follow-on despite a deficit of only 189.

    Aislabie's Southpaws so far:
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    4. :saf: :bat: :redo: Graeme Pollock (Pick #1)
    5.
    6.
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    8.
    9.
    10.
    11.

    :blueo: This icon denotes somebody who performed both their primary and secondary skills left-handed. No restriction.
    :redo: This icon denotes somebody who performed their secondary skill right-handed. Only five allowed.

    Next pick:
    @Akshay.
     
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