Draft: The 2010s - To celebrate the best players during the decade

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  1. VC the slogger Staff Member

    VC the slogger
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    With the 2010s decade only 3 days away from coming to a close, I thought what better way to finish things off than select Test XIs featuring the best players to have appeared during the 2010s. So that's what we'll be doing here.

    Player selection rules

    In order to be ruled eligible, a player must have appeared in a Test match anytime during the 2010s i.e starting from 1 Jan 2010 to 31 Dec 2019. Only stats and performances in Test cricket during the 2010s decade will be taken into consideration, so please beware.

    Draft guidelines

    I will post the ordered draft once I get the sufficient amount of signups. The same rules apply as in other drafts i.e the next person may pick if it's been more than 24 hrs and the person before hasn't picked their player, the player picked is invalid, and that you have to tag the person coming after you. It would also be appreciated if you can post a sentence or two about why you're picking a certain player - it doesn't have to be as detailed as this; something like the example posted below would more than suffice:

    For eg - ":saf: :wkb: Ken McEwan - His entire first-class career between 1972/73 to 1991/92 coincided with South Africa's isolation from international cricket. In that time he racked up 26668 first-class runs at 41.73 with 74 hundreds, the second most by a non-Test player. Could also serve as a decent backup keeper when called upon."

    We may even have a draft tournament between your respective XIs once this is complete, as I have a cricksim Test rating guide to do similar to this one and could really use the practice.

    Draft order:

    1. @Bigby Wolf - :ind: Virat Kohli
    2. @DalePlaysSports - :aus: Steven Smith
    3. @Aislabie - :sri: Kumar Sangakkara
    4. @blockerdave - :saf: AB de Villiers
    5. @AsadRM - :saf: Dale Steyn
    6. @AsadRM - :eng: James Anderson
    7. @blockerdave - :aus: Ryan Harris
    8. @Aislabie - :ind: Ravindra Jadeja
    9. @DalePlaysSports - :eng: Stuart Broad
    10. @Bigby Wolf - :aus: Nathan Lyon
    11. @DalePlaysSports - :nzf: Kane Williamson
    12. @blockerdave - :nzf: BJ Watling
    13. @Bigby Wolf - :saf: Hashim Amla
    14. @Aislabie - :aus: Pat Cummins
    15. @AsadRM - :aus: David Warner
    16. @AsadRM - :eng: Ben Stokes
    17. @Aislabie - :saf: Vernon Philander
    18. @Bigby Wolf - :saf: Morne Morkel
    19. @blockerdave - :aus: Mitchell Johnson
    20. @DalePlaysSports - :ind: Ishant Sharma
    21. @AsadRM - :aus: Marnus Labuschagne
    22. @DalePlaysSports - :wi: Jason Holder
    23. @blockerdave - :ind: Cheteshwar Pujara
    24. @Bigby Wolf - :eng: Joe Root
    25. @Aislabie - :nzf: Neil Wagner
    26. @Aislabie - :pak: Younis Khan
    27. @Bigby Wolf - :eng: Sir Alastair Cook
    28. @blockerdave - :pak: Misbah-ul-Haq
    29. @DalePlaysSports - :eng: Kevin Pietersen
    30. @AsadRM - :saf: Quinton de Kock
    31. @Aislabie - :wi: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    32. @Bigby Wolf - :ban: Mushfiqur Rahim
    33. @blockerdave - :wi: Chris Gayle
    34. @AsadRM - :pak: Mohammad Abbas
    35. @DalePlaysSports - :ind: Murali Vijay
    36. @DalePlaysSports - :pak: Yasir Shah
    37. @AsadRM - :ind: Ravichandran Ashwin
    38. @blockerdave - :sri: Rangana Herath
    39. @Bigby Wolf - :aus: Mitchell Starc
    40. @Aislabie - :ind: Jasprit Bumrah
    41. @blockerdave - :pak: Mohammad Amir
    42. @Bigby Wolf - :saf: Kagiso Rabada
    43. @DalePlaysSports - :ind: MS Dhoni
    44. @AsadRM - :pak: Azhar Ali
    45. @Aislabie - :saf: Graeme Smith
    46. @Aislabie - :ban: Tamim Iqbal
    47. @AsadRM - :aus: Adam Voges
    48. @DalePlaysSports - :saf: Dean Elgar
    49. @Bigby Wolf - :nzf: Tom Latham
    50. @blockerdave - :ind: Sachin Tendulkar
    51. @Bigby Wolf - :ind: Mohammed Shami
    52. @DalePlaysSports - :nzf: Trent Boult
    53. @AsadRM - :pak: Saeed Ajmal
    54. @blockerdave - :ind: Virender Sehwag
    55. @Aislabie - :eng: Matt Prior
    56. @Aislabie - :afg: Rashid Khan
    57. @blockerdave - :sri: Angelo Mathews
    58. @AsadRM - :ban: Shakib Al Hasan
    59. @DalePlaysSports - :nzf: Daniel Vettori
    60. @Bigby Wolf - :eng: Graeme Swann
     
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  2. Bigby Wolf Chairman of Selectors

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  3. DalePlaysSports Panel of Selectors

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  4. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

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    I too, would like to participate.
     
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  5. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    All over this. Yes please
     
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  6. blockerdave ICC Chairman

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    I’ll have a bit of this!
     
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  7. AsadRM County Cricketer

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    I would be in. I am excited to take part in something like this for the first time.
     
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  8. CerealKiller Staff Member

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    I'll sit this one out due to time constraints, but still following it
     
  9. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

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    Apologies for any inconvenience. I'm gonna have to pull out because of some unfortunate developments in my life.

    (Nothing serious, don't worry).
     
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    Sorry i will also have to pull out because of exams and i can't do more than one draft
     
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  11. VC the slogger Staff Member

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    Ok, let's roll..

    1. @Bigby Wolf -
    2. @DalePlaysSports -
    3. @Aislabie -
    4. @blockerdave -
    5. @AsadRM -
    6. @AsadRM -
    7. @blockerdave -
    8. @Aislabie -
    9. @DalePlaysSports -
    10. @Bigby Wolf -
    11. @DalePlaysSports -
    12. @blockerdave -
    13. @Bigby Wolf -
    14. @Aislabie -
    15. @AsadRM -
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    17. @Aislabie -
    18. @Bigby Wolf -
    19. @blockerdave -
    20. @DalePlaysSports -
    21. @AsadRM -
    22. @DalePlaysSports -
    23. @blockerdave -
    24. @Bigby Wolf -
    25. @Aislabie -
    26. @Aislabie -
    27. @Bigby Wolf -
    28. @blockerdave -
    29. @DalePlaysSports -
    30. @AsadRM -
    31. @Aislabie -
    32. @Bigby Wolf -
    33. @blockerdave -
    34. @AsadRM -
    35. @DalePlaysSports -
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    37. @AsadRM -
    38. @blockerdave -
    39. @Bigby Wolf -
    40. @Aislabie -
    41. @blockerdave -
    42. @Bigby Wolf -
    43. @DalePlaysSports -
    44. @AsadRM -
    45. @Aislabie -
    46. @Aislabie -
    47. @AsadRM -
    48. @DalePlaysSports -
    49. @Bigby Wolf -
    50. @blockerdave -
    51. @Bigby Wolf -
    52. @DalePlaysSports -
    53. @AsadRM -
    54. @blockerdave -
    55. @Aislabie -


     
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  12. Bigby Wolf Chairman of Selectors

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    Virat Kohli
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    Virat 'King' Kohli.
    • Virat Kohli had a Phenomenal Decade (2010s) as Batsmen in all formats and is arguably the best Batsmen in the world when it comes to limited overs cricket but is not far behind in Tests either.​
    • Made his debut in the year 2011 and made a mark in by scoring his maiden hundred in Australia with a gritty Hundred in the Adelaide Oval in a tour where India were absolutely hammered.​
    • Kohli took over as India Captain in 2014-15 tour of Australia and the capatincy only enhanced his batting as Kohli went on to score runs wherever he went England,South Africa, Austrlia,West Indies , Sri Lanka etc. and led India to the No.1 Side in test matches in the last 4 Years.​
    • Scored 7 Double Hundreds in the last Decade - most by any player during the that tenure.​
    STATS : M - 84 I - 141 Runs- 7202 HS - 254* Avg - 54.97 100s -27 50s - 22

    BIGBY'S 2010s TEST XI



    4. :bat: Virat Kohli:ind:









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    4. :aus: Steve Smith :bat::c:

    What can you say. Bloke made his debut in 2010 and has pretty much been a force ever since (Sandpaper issues aside) he's had a great decade - topped off with being almost unplayable in the Ashes back in the summer. As we speak he has a test average of 62.84 with 26 Hundreds and 28 50s, and he's only 30!
     
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  15. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Overall Pick #3: Kumar Sangakkara
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    Profile
    If you're looking for a high-quality batsman then the two names that spring to mind are the two who've already been picked: Smith and Kohli. However, the equal of one and the superior of the other, Kumar Sangakkara's batting ability aged like fine wine until he afforded himself the honour of going out while he was still at the peak of his powers. Of course, that left everyone wanting more, and the beneficiaries were Surrey County Cricket Club, with whom he scored frankly obscene amounts of runs.

    2010s Statistics (46 matches)
    :bat: Left-handed batsman
    4,851 runs @ 61.40 (17 centuries, best 319)


    Role in the Team

    The era's best specialist number three slots straight in at number three because I'm not a madman.

    Aislabie's XI so far:
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    3. :sri: :bat: Kumar Sangakkara (Pick #3)
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    Next pick:
    @blockerdave
     
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