Post Line-ups LAB 2020 | A completely random spin-off..

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  1. VC the slogger Staff Member

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    Legends At Battle: 2020 edition

    This league is a spin-off of Legends At Battle, with a theme loosely based on the happenings of the year 2020 that has proved eventful so far to say the least with some new calamity or the other cropping up with every passing month. There's literally no telling what's about to happen next; my own personal experiences thus far have included jumping over a fire at the start of the year, losing an extremely close work associate, almost being run over by a taxi whilst crossing the street, badly injuring my ankle whilst training to the point where I couldn't walk without a crutch, then recovering against all odds to achieve my best ever fitness levels yet (even better than my coach IMO :p), even regaining a lot of my lost hair, only to have the Covid pandemic strike when I could have otherwise absolutely killed it in the dating game, then being stuck away from home at my office for three months during lockdown, having a super-cyclone hit my city during which a tin roof nearly fell on my head whilst I tried to get a peek outside, had another ceiling collapse in my workplace when I was out luckily. And that's just off the top of my head, and the year is still only half done..

    Similarly in this league, rather than selecting squads by themselves, managers who sign up here will simply be given 14 players at random before EVERY game to pick from. To fully understand the ramifications of this you could either end up with this guy in your team or this guy, end up with a contest like this or this.. I mean there's just no telling what card you'll be dealt and it's totally up to fate or rather random.org to be more precise. Still keen on signing up?

    1) Firstly, I go to statsguru on cricinfo and set the criteria as all players to have played a Test/ODI/T201 since 1877, the year the first ever Test match was played.
    2) Secondly, I include only the following teams in my query: Afghanistan, Africa XI, Asia XI, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, East Africa, England, Germany (you'd be surprised at some of the players they have), Hong Kong, ICC World XI, India, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Singapore (for having beaten Zimbabwe not too long ago), South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, USA, West Indies and Zimbabwe. For obvious reasons, I've excluded every other non-ODI team save for Germany and Singapore so as to avoid diluting the talent pool further.
    3) A total of 174 pages of players appeared and I set the list in alphabetical order to mix things up further.
    4) Then, I open Random.org on one tab and set the numbers between 1 to 174 for the no of pages on display. So, if the number generated is 15, I head to page 15 and make my selection from there.
    5) I open Random.org again on another tab and set it to generate numbers between 1 to 8 to get one of the following player types:

    1 - Specialist batsman
    2 - Batting AR
    3 - Pace bowler
    4 - Spin bowler
    5 - Pace/spin bowling AR
    6 - Genuine AR
    7 - Wicket-keeper
    8 - Wicket-keeper batsman

    If a page lacks a certain type of player I need, I simply generate a different number and look at another page for my pick.

    6) Every page normally contains at least 2-3 choices of each player type, so from there it's a small matter of opening random.org in yet another tab to finalize a particular pick.
    7) The three strikes rule will apply here, i.e a player who has appeared in more than 3 matches during the course of the tournament will be ruled out for the remainder of the competition. This is to ensure rotation and also so that the likes of Bradman, Richards, McGrath etc don't end up completely dominating every match.
    8) If a ruled out player gets accidentally picked by random.org, you stand to gain a non-Test/ODI/T20I player as an almost like-for-like replacement. Which means the likes of Bart King, Franklyn Stephenson, Mahadevan Sathasivam, Shantanu Sugwekar, Frant Tarrant etc are definitely not out of the race.
    9) Also, all matches will be in the 50-over format. So I wouldn't be too glad if I got somebody like Douglas Jardine in my XI, even though he averages an excellent 48 with the bat in Test cricket.

    Okay, so because of the sheer number of players I would have to enter into the sim every round, I won't be looking for more than 6-8 signups at the most. This is one of those instances where more isn't necessarily merrier.
     
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  2. Naman7 National Board President

    Naman7
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    I am in ! :eek:
     
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  3. Markkkkk Panel of Selectors

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    I'd love a team
     
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  4. NePtuNe Gaming Club Captain

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    this sounds interesting. i would love to participate
     
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  5. Akshay. Chairman of Selectors

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    (Hopefully I will not end up with Ray Price type player, which you got because of me in IPL Draft :p)
    And some of the incidents that you mentioned are truly shocking
     
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  7. Na Maloom Afraad Staff Member

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    You know I'm in, because of course I am. :D
     
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  8. ahmedleo414 Associate Captain

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    I'm in
     
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  9. Ohm Planet Cricket's Robin Hood / TPCL ² Management

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    I'm in... I actually have a feeling that a league of this kind is gonna decide all our fates, who knows?
     
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  10. CerealKiller Staff Member

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    In
     
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  11. VC the slogger Staff Member

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    I think that's more than enough signups. Now if y'all would be so kind as to pick your home grounds (must be an active international venue; no time travel allowed this time) and your lineups, we can get things going around here..

    Round 1

    Markkkkk's XI v CerealKiller's XI
    NePtuNe Gaming's XI v Rabbit Hood's XI
    Akshay.'s XI v ahmedleo414's XI
    Yash.'s XI v NMA's XI
    Bye: Naman Thakur's XI

    Round 2

    ahmedleo414's XI v Yash.'s XI
    Rabbit Hood's XI v Akshay.'s XI
    CerealKiller's XI v NePtuNe Gaming's XI
    Naman Thakur's XI v Markkkkk's XI
    Bye: NMA's XI

    Round 3

    NePtuNe Gaming's XI v Naman Thakur's XI
    Akshay.'s XI v CerealKiller's XI
    Yash.'s XI v Rabbit Hood's XI
    NMA's XI v ahmedleo414's XI
    Bye: Markkkkk's XI

    Round 4

    Rabbit Hood's XI v NMA's XI
    CerealKiller's XI v Yash.'s XI
    Naman Thakur's XI v Akshay.'s XI
    Markkkkk's XI v NePtuNe Gaming's XI
    Bye: ahmedleo414's XI

    Round 5

    Akshay.'s XI v Markkkkk's XI
    Yash.'s XI v Naman Thakur's XI
    NMA's XI v CerealKiller's XI
    ahmedleo414's XI v Rabbit Hood's XI
    Bye: NePtuNe Gaming's XI

    Round 6

    CerealKiller's XI v ahmedleo414's XI
    Naman Thakur's XI v NMA's XI
    Markkkkk's XI v Yash.'s XI
    NePtuNe Gaming's XI v Akshay.'s XI
    Bye: Rabbit Hood's XI

    Round 7

    Yash.'s XI v NePtuNe Gaming's XI
    NMA's XI v Markkkkk's XI
    ahmedleo414's XI v Naman Thakur's XI
    Rabbit Hood's XI v CerealKiller's XI
    Bye: Akshay.'s XI

    Round 8

    Naman Thakur's XI v Rabbit Hood's XI
    Markkkkk's XI v ahmedleo414's XI
    NePtuNe Gaming's XI v NMA's XI
    Akshay.'s XI v Yash.'s XI
    Bye: CerealKiller's XI

    Round 9

    NMA's XI v Akshay.'s XI
    ahmedleo414's XI v NePtuNe Gaming's XI
    Rabbit Hood's XI v Markkkkk's XI
    CerealKiller's XI v Naman Thakur's XI
    Bye: Yash.'s XI


    Playoffs

    Qualifying Final 1

    1st placed v 2nd placed

    Elimination Final

    3rd placed v 4th placed


    Qualifying Final 2

    Loser of QF1 v Winner of EF


    Final

    Winner of QF 1 v Winner of QF 2

    Your squads for the first round are:

    :stl: :wkb: Johnson Charles
    :zim: :wkb: Tino Mawoyo

    :aus: :ar: Marnus Labuschagne
    :aus: :ar: Monty Noble

    :nzf: :ar: Anaru Kitchen
    :nzf: :ar: Vic Pollard

    :ind: :ar: Kapil Dev
    :eng: :ar: Wilfred Rhodes

    :eng: :wk: Bruce French
    :eng: :ar: Ray Illingworth

    :ned: :bwl: Bernard Loots

    :eng: :bwl: Jack Leach
    :eng: :bwl: Charles Marriott
    :zim: :bwl: Wellington Masakadza
    :saf: :ar: Eddie Barlow
    :uae: :bat: Faizan Asif

    :ban: :arwk: Ehsanul Haque
    :saf: :bat: John Nicolson
    :saf: :bat: Dudley Nourse

    :pak: :arwk: Aftab Baloch
    :eng: :ar: Jamie Dalrymple
    :eng: :ar: Tony Greig

    :ind: :ar: Stuart Binny

    :eng: :ar: Tim Bresnan
    :eng: :bwl: Darren Gough
    :ind: :ar: Iqbal Siddiqui
    :nzf: :bwl: Andy McKay

    :pak: :wk: Masood Iqbal
    :eng: :bat: Jason Roy
    :guy: :bat: Ken Wishart

    :aus: :wkb: Jimmy Maher
    :guy: :bat: Ramnaresh Sarwan

    :aus: :ar: Allan Border

    :wi: :ar: Rahkeem Cornwall
    :ind: :ar: Chetan Sharma

    :pak: :bwl: Ehsan Adil
    :eng: :bwl: Jon Lewis
    :eng: :bwl: Arthur Mold
    :eng: :ar: Fred Root
    :nzf: :bwl: Richard Webb

    :eng: :bwl: Eric Hollies
    :tat: :bwl: Imtiaz Ali
    :aus: :wkb: Ryan Campbell
    :aus: :bat: Matthew Elliott

    :guy: :wkb: Robert Christiani
    :aus: :ar: Mitchell Marsh

    :ind: :ar: Dattu Phadkar
    :ned: :ar: Michael Rippon

    :jam: :wk: Jackie Hendriks
    :oma: :ar: Aamir Kaleem

    :nzf: :ar: Graeme Aldridge
    :saf: :bwl: Gobo Ashley
    :sri: :bwl: Stanley de Silva
    :hkg: :bwl: Tanveer Ahmed

    :tat: :bwl: Jack Noreiga
    :aus: :bwl: Bill O'Reilly
    :ind: :ar: Sourav Ganguly
    :ind: :ar: Virender Sehwag

    :pak: :wk: Imtiaz Ahmed
    :zim: :bat: Andy Pycroft

    :ban: :ar: Naeem Islam
    :ire: :bat: Greg Thompson

    :eng: :wk: James Foster
    :eng: :wk: Arthur McIntyre

    :aus: :bwl: Prof Edwards
    :eng: :ar: George Macaulay

    :guy: :bwl: Devendra Bishoo
    :saf: :ar: Keshav Maharaj
    :aus: :bwl: Arthur Mailey
    :hkg: :bwl: Mohammad Ghazanfar
    :ber: :wkb: Chris Foggo
    :sri: :ar: Danushka Gunathilaka
    :saf: :bat: Loius Tancred

    :ind: :bat: Rahul Dravid
    :eng: :bat: William Scotton

    :guy: :ar: Carl Hooper

    :eng: :ar: Liam Dawson
    :eng: :ar: Chris Woakes

    :pak: :ar: Arif Butt
    :eng: :ar: George Geary
    :eng: :bwl: Matthew Hoggard
    :aus: :bwl: Ernie McCormick

    :nep: :bwl: Sandeep Lamichhane
    :eng: :ar: Jack White
    :aus: :bat: Joe Darling
    :nzf: :wkb: Bryan Young

    :jam: :ar: Maurice Foster
    :uae: :bat: Naeemuddin Aslam

    :stk: :ar: Keith Arthurton
    :zim: :ar: Sikandar Raza

    :saf: :ar: Xen Balaskas
    :ire: :wk: Lorcan Tucker

    :wi: :bwl: Ian Allen
    :ire: :ar: Trent Johnston
    :ind: :bwl: Ashish Nehra
    :aus: :bwl: Daniel Worrall

    :eng: :ar: Gareth Batty
    :eng: :bwl: Colin Blythe
    :pak: :bat: Alimuddin
    :ban: :wkb: Harunur Rashid
    :eng: :wk: Craig Kieswetter

    :nzf: :bat: Mark Burgess
    :eng: :ar: Jack Mason

    :saf: :ar: Kim Elgie
    :pak: :ar: Rizwan Ahmed
    :nzf: :wk: Adam Parore

    :aus: :ar: Sydney Burke
    :aus: :bwl: Josh Hazlewood
    :sri: :ar: Nuwan Kulasekara

    :aus: :bwl: Tom McKibbin
    :ind: :bwl: Shahbaz Nadeem
    :eng: :ar: Sam Staples
    :uae: :ar: Arshad Ali
    :eng: :bat: Percy Holmes
    :aus: :wk: Tim Paine

    :aus: :bat: Reginald Allen
    :ind: :bat: Dilip Sardesai

    :eng: :ar: Alec Hearne
    :aus: :ar: Alfred Marr
    :sri: :ar: Dasun Shanaka

    :pak: :ar: Hasan Jamil
    :eng: :ar: Vallance Jupp
    :oma: :wkb: Naseem Khushi

    :ind: :bwl: Tinu Yohannan
    :pak: :ar: Zafar Iqbal

    :eng: :ar: Jim Laker

    To those who didn't get the players they would have expected, you guys knew what you were signing up for.. And I didn't think flashy team names to be necessary this time around, but feel free to change it if you so wish..


    @ahmedleo414 @Akshay. @CerealKiller @Markkkkk @Na Maloom Afraad @Naman Thakur @NePtuNe Gaming @Rabbit Hood @Yash.
     
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  13. Naman7 National Board President

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    I am more than just excited about this league @VC the slogger . :cheers
     
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  14. CerealKiller Staff Member

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    :eng: :bat: Percy Holmes
    :aus: :wk: Tim Paine :c:
    :aus: :bat: Reginald Allen
    :ind: :bat: Dilip Sardesai
    :sri: :ar: Dasun Shanaka
    :eng: :ar: Alec Hearne
    :pak: :ar: Hasan Jamil
    :eng: :ar: Vallance Jupp
    :pak: :ar: Zafar Iqbal
    :eng: :ar: Jim Laker
    :ind: :bwl: Tinu Yohannan

    Home ground : Rawalpindi Stadium
     
  15. Na Maloom Afraad Staff Member

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    (just call my team that)

    :ber: :wkb: Chris Foggo :wk:
    :sri: :ar: Danushka Gunathilaka
    :saf: :bat: Loius Tancred
    :ind: :bat: Rahul Dravid :c:
    :eng: :bat: William Scotton
    :guy: :ar: Carl Hooper :bwl:
    :eng: :ar: Liam Dawson :bwl:
    :eng: :ar: Chris Woakes :bwl:
    :eng: :ar: George Geary :bwl:
    :eng: :bwl: Matthew Hoggard :bwl:
    :nep: :bwl: Sandeep Lamichhane :bwl:


    To be honest, we could've ended up far worst. National Stadium in Karachi will be my homeground BTW.​
     

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