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Draft: The Worst of ODI Cricket

Discussion in 'Cricket Discussion' started by Aislabie, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
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    My second pick is Prosper Utseya, the Zimbabwean offie. Bowled in 160 ODIs, getting a 133 wickets at an average of almost 47. And he was chucking a lot of the time.

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  2. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Y'all know you're meant to be picking the worst available players right? There's not been much sign of it
     
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    My next pick is Navdeep Poonia.


    This Scottish batsman managed to play 21 ODIs with an paltry average of 11.28 with just one fifty (67). His stats as a top-order batsman are:
    1st position - 44 runs at 7.33 (S/R 57.14) (Innings - 6)
    2nd position - 91 runs at 22.75 (S/R 78.44) (Innings - 4)
    3rd position - 85 runs at 14.16 (S/R 64.39) (Innings - 6)

    He will open the batting and play the first ball, trying to get out within the first 4 overs of the match (average no. of balls faced as an opener-19.3). I did put little effort in calculating his balls stay per match.

    01. :sco: :bat: Navdeep Poonia

    11. :zim: :bwl: Pommie Mbangwa

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  4. CerealKiller Staff Member

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    So far i've focused on players who played a lot but were still awful, might look for people with fewer matches now. I've said it before, but a bowler averaging 47 after 160 matches in my opinion is worse than a guy who went wicketless in 2 or 3 matches
     
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  5. DalePlaysSports Associate Cricketer

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    Taking Rod Marsh on account of his average of 20.08 and the fact that his 92 caps gives me more play for picking utterly honking players moving forward


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  6. DalePlaysSports Associate Cricketer

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    @Bevab you're up. Forgot the tag.
     
  7. Bevab National Board President

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    :sco:Omer Hussain who played a grand total of eight ODI matches against mighty teams like Afghanistan, Ireland (to be fair.. they did knock Pakistan out), Bermuda, Netherlands and a 2007 West Indies side. All that he could muster was a pitiable batting average of of 9 and a high score of 17. Since some games against other associate sides were not fully considered to be ODIs, including his List A record seems fair. While he does benefit from having an extra fifty (versus Surrey) at least there, his average jumps to only 13.78. And the strike rate? 52.16, perfect for a test. Despite being listed as a keeper, Hussain never kept wickets in any of the ODIs he played and also never bowled a delivery in any official games either. Did he happen to play so many games only because his cousin was the famous Majid Haq? Considering that he averaged less than his famous cousin (who was an all-rounder batting below him) in the 2014 North Sea Series (a local tournament consisting of clubs from Scotland and Netherlands) despite being a specialist batsman, his continued selection was most certainly not just because of his very apparent poor skills.

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    @Aislabie your move.
     
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  8. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Overall Pick #13: Mluleki Nkala
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    Profile
    One of the elite band of players to get picked in both the Worst of Test Cricket and Worst of ODI cricket drafts, it's easy to forget that Mluleki Nkala was once one of the most promising players in the world: the eighteen-year-old who dominated an Under-19 World Cup, then got Sachin Tendulkar's wicket in the very first over of his ODI career. At that point, the sky was the limit. But that was also pretty much as good as things ever got.

    For eight years, Nkala earned repeated selection thanks to his admirable qualities as a team man but it was difficult not to notice that he was getting absolutely no on-field results. At domestic level, he was the kind of guy you'd describe as a "combative all-rounder" - the guy whose stats weren't on his side, but you'd want on your side in a pressure moment. In internationals though, he was an all-rounder only in the sense that he wouldn't make the side on either discipline alone.

    Statistics
    ODIS - :bat: 324 runs @ 10.80, SR 61.59 (best 47) and :bwl: 22 wickets @ 71.36, econ 5.95 (best 3/12) in 50 matches
    LIST A - :bat: 714 runs @ 14.00, SR n/a (best 54*) and :bwl: 71 wickets @ 38.90, econ 38.90 (1 5WI, best 5/35) in 93 matches


    Role in the Team

    Nkala takes on pretty much his real-life role: comes in down the order with the team about 80/6, then comes on first change (probably - he might open the bowling) when his team is trying to defend 120.

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    9. :ind: :bwl: Srinivas Venkataraghavan :c: (Pick #2, 15 caps)
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    (65/200 caps)


    Next pick:
    @El Loco
     
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  9. Bevab National Board President

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    Excellent pick. Very nearly picked him in the first round. An economy of nearly six in the 2000s is criminal to say the least.
     
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  10. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    To think he started off as the 18-year-old who got Tendulkar in his first over
     
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  11. DalePlaysSports Associate Cricketer

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    Give it time. I have a plan :lol
     
  12. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    If I were still a staffie here, I'd find a way to infract you for picking Rod Marah in a worst-of XI of any kind.
     
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  13. DalePlaysSports Associate Cricketer

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    By today's standards. His batting average is dog and he fills half my caps almost. I have some gloriously shite ideas coming up bro. Dont fret.

    Or I can change it if you're that against it :lol
     
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  14. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    No no, choices have been made
     
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  15. CerealKiller Staff Member

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    Well, you are clearly the better researcher :thumbs
     

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