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Draft: The Worst of Test Cricket

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

  1. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
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    Wales
    Hello and welcome to another of my draft threads! Honestly, these have really revitalised my interest in the forums, and I'm really enjoying running them. My past drafts include:
    As has become my usual practice, I am opening the thread for the next draft while the last one (on this occasion The Quiz Draft) is still ongoing, but we probably won't be actually starting our picks until it is finished. At present, we're just gathering interest. So without further ado, the theme for this draft (which you already know because you read the title) is...

    The Worst of Test Cricket
    [​IMG]

    So many drafts are based around trying to pick as good a side as possible, and I thought a change of pace was in order. Instead, your task will be to pick the worst Test side you possibly can. However, there are some rules to just stop you picking eleven dreadful one-cap wonders or the entire 2002 Bangladeshi side, and those are:
    1. Your team must have at least 100 Test caps between them.
    2. You must select no more than two players from the same country.
    3. All players must perform their real-life role in the team (so no picking eleven non-batting wicket-keepers, or opening the batting with Chris Martin).
    4. Every player in your team must have played Test cricket.
    Those are all pretty much just common sense rules really which will serve to keep things interesting. If I have time, I might even simulate a small tournament in which our selected teams can all race to last place. Funny player profiles are encouraged.

    Feel free to start signing up straight away, although I will probably cap it at six of us EDIT: That went well, but I've definitely capped it at eight now. Things run more smoothly that way.

    Participating:

    1. @Aislabie - (100 caps :tick:)
    2. @Willoughby63 - (100 caps :tick:)
    3. @VC the slogger - (97 of 100 caps)
    4. @blockerdave - (100 caps :tick:)
    5. @Sinister One - (100 caps :tick:)
    6. @CerealKiller - (100 caps :tick:)
    7. @Bigby Wolf - (100 caps :tick:)
    8. @Bevab - (100 caps :tick:)
    Draft Order:
    1. @Aislabie - :nzf: Matt Poore (14 caps)
    2. @blockerdave - :eng: Ian Salisbury (15 caps)
    3. @Willoughby63 - :nzf: Chris Harris (23 caps)
    4. @Bevab - :eng: Jack Ikin (18 caps)
    5. @CerealKiller - :ban: Rubel Hossain (26 caps)
    6. @VC the slogger - :ind: Maharajah of Vizianagram (3 caps)
    7. @Sinister One - :ban: Mehrab Hossain (9 caps)
    8. @Bigby Wolf - :eng: Neil Fairbrother (10 caps)
    9. @Bigby Wolf - :nzf: Lawrie Miller (13 caps)
    10. @Sinister One - :sri: Asoka de Silva (10 caps)
    11. @VC the slogger - :ind: CS Nayudu (11 caps)
    12. @CerealKiller - :wi: Devon Smith (38 caps)
    13. @Bevab - :pak: Mohammad Sami (36 caps)
    14. @Willoughby63 - :wi: Denesh Ramdin (74 caps)
    15. @blockerdave - :saf: Louis Stricker (13 caps)
    16. @Aislabie - :wi: Floyd Reifer (6 caps)
    17. @Willoughby63 - :eng: John Warr (2 caps)
    18. @Bevab - :sri: Jehan Mubarak (13 caps)
    19. @VC the slogger - :ban: Shahadat Hossain (38 caps)
    20. @Bigby Wolf - :ban: Abdur Razzak (12 caps)
    21. @blockerdave - :zim: Everton Matambandzo (3 caps)
    22. @CerealKiller - :wi: Rajendra Chandrika (5 caps)
    23. @Sinister One - :nzf: David O'Sullivan (11 caps)
    24. @Aislabie - :aus: Walter Giffen (3 caps)
    25. @Aislabie - :ban: Khaled Mashud (44 caps)
    26. @Sinister One - :wi: Daren Powell (37 caps)
    27. @CerealKiller - :ban: Anwar Hossain Monir (3 caps)
    28. @blockerdave - :ban: Manjural Islam (17 caps)
    29. @Bigby Wolf - :ban: Tapash Baisya (21 caps)
    30. @VC the slogger - :aus: Jack Badcock (7 caps)
    31. @Bevab - :aus: Peter McAlister (8 caps)
    32. @Willoughby63 - :eng: Emile McMaster (1 cap)
    33. @CerealKiller - :eng: Ravi Bopara (13 caps)
    34. @VC the slogger - :zim: Brian Chari (7 caps)
    35. @Bigby Wolf - :saf: Charl Langeveldt (6 caps)
    36. @Willoughby63 - :saf: Albert Rose-Innes (2 caps)
    37. @Sinister One - :aus: Trevor Chappell (3 caps)
    38. @Bevab - :nzf: Jock Edwards (8 caps)
    39. @blockerdave - :ban: Alok Kapali (17 caps)
    40. @Aislabie - :eng: Monkey Hornby (3 caps)
    41. @Aislabie - :zim: Andy Whittall (10 caps)
    42. @blockerdave - :pak: Maqsood Ahmed (16 caps)
    43. @Bevab - :saf: Jacobus Duminy (3 caps)
    44. @Sinister One - :eng: Richard Blakey (2 caps)
    45. @Willoughby63 - :aus: Rob Quiney (2 caps)
    46. @Bigby Wolf - :ind: MSK Prasad (6 caps)
    47. @VC the slogger - :eng: Fred Grace (1 cap)
    48. @CerealKiller - :aus: Bryce McGain (1 cap)
    49. @Bigby Wolf - :ind: Aakash Chopra (10 caps)
    50. @Sinister One - :ban: Alamgir Kabir (3 caps)
    51. @Willoughby63 - :saf: Howard Francis (2 caps)
    52. @CerealKiller - :ind: Vikram Rathour (6 caps)
    53. @VC the slogger - :wi: Wilton St Hill (3 caps)
    54. @Aislabie - :ban: Mushfiqur Rahman (10 caps)
    55. @blockerdave - :zim: Trevor Gripper (20 caps)
    56. @Bevab - :sri: Roger Wijesuriya (4 caps)
    57. @Bevab - :ind: Gogumal Kishenchand (5 caps)
    58. @blockerdave - :eng: Matt Maynard (4 caps)
    59. @Aislabie - :aus: Jack Edwards (3 caps)
    60. @VC the slogger - :ind: Nawab of Pataudi (6 caps)
    61. @CerealKiller - :aus: John Hastings (1 cap)
    62. @Willoughby63 - :ind: Nilesh Kulkarni (3 caps)
    63. @Sinister One - :sri: Farveez Maharoof (22 caps)
    64. @Bigby Wolf - :pak: Basit Ali (19 caps)
    65. @Sinister One - :eng: George Hearne (1 cap)
    66. @Aislabie - :eng: Lord Hawke (5 caps)
    67. @blockerdave - :nzf: Henry Cave (19 caps)
    68. @Bevab - :saf: Lonwabo Tsotsobe (5 caps)
    69. @VC the slogger - :eng: David Capel (15 caps)
    70. @Willoughby63 - :wi: Rawl Lewis (5 caps)
    71. @Bigby Wolf - :sri: Sanath Kaluperuma (4 caps)
    72. @CerealKiller - :ind: Sameer Dighe (6 caps)
    73. @CerealKiller - :nzf: Murray Chapple (14 caps)
    74. @Bigby Wolf - :aus: Craig Sarjeant (12 caps)
    75. @Willoughby63 - :aus: Robbie Kerr (2 caps)
    76. @VC the slogger - LATE
    77. @Bevab - :ind: Datta Gaekwad (11 caps)
    78. @blockerdave - :nzf: Blair Pocock (15 caps)
    79. @Aislabie - :wi: Brandon Bess (1 cap)
    80. @Sinister One - :aus: Ken Meuleman (1 cap)
    81. @Bevab - :nzf: Bill Playle (8 caps)
    82. @Sinister One - :saf: Plum Lewis (1 cap)
    83. @Willoughby63 - :ban: Mahbubul Alam (4 caps)
    84. @blockerdave - :aus: Phil Carlson (2 caps)
    85. @CerealKiller - :pak: Shahid Saeed (1 cap)
    86. @VC the slogger - LATE
    87. @Bigby Wolf - :eng: Gareth Batty (9 caps)
    88. @Aislabie - :saf: Charles Fichardt (2 caps)
    AUTO PICKS
    @VC the slogger - :wi: Ian Bradshaw (5 caps)
    @VC the slogger - :aus: Barlow Carkeek (6 caps)
    @VC the slogger - :zim: Mluleki Nkala (10 caps)
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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  2. Willoughby63 User Title Purchaser

    Willoughby63
    RCB... Mumbai Indians ENG....
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    I’m in
     
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  3. VC the slogger Staff Member

    VC the slogger
    Moderator The Amigos PlanetCricket Award Winner AFG... India
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    Don't like domestic cricket much
     
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  4. blockerdave ICC Chairman

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    In!
     
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  5. Sinister One User Title Purchaser

    Sinister One
    Fantasy Cricket Team RCB... India
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    Now we are talking. Count me in
     
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  6. Simon not a user title purchaser

    Simon
    Moderator The Amigos BNG..
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  7. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
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    Not all of them - you'd have to pick your favourites! (Also is this a sign-up?)
     
  8. 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
    In!
     
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  9. Simon not a user title purchaser

    Simon
    Moderator The Amigos BNG..
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    no :(
    If I had to pick, I'd probably pick Ashraful.
     
  10. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
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    As a show of virtual hands, would you prefer to wait for the Quiz Draft to finish or start with this straight away?
     
  11. 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
    Wait till it's finished
     
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  12. blockerdave ICC Chairman

    blockerdave
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    Generally I don't mind running them concurrently, but i'm so busy at present waiting would be good for me
     
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  13. Bigby Wolf Chairman of Selectors

    Bigby Wolf
    Mumbai Indians Lannisters India
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    If participants are still allowed .... then IN!
     
  14. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
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    Ah, why not. More of us means more bad Test cricketers!
     
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  15. Bevab National Board President

    Bevab
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    Intriguing draft, willing to join if it isn’t necessary to post an elaborate writeup like I did with the previous draft!
     
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