Draft: The Pre-Twenty20 Draft

Discussion in 'Cricket Discussion' started by Aislabie, Jul 15, 2019.

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Who has picked the best Twenty20 team?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2019.
  1. Aislabie

    33.3%
  2. Bevab

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Blockerdave

    16.7%
  4. CerealKiller

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Rebel2k19

    33.3%
  6. Sinister One

    16.7%
  7. Villain

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Moderator PlanetCricket Award Winner Ireland
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    After the Left-Handed Cricketers Draft and All-Time English ODI XI Draft, I feel as though it's time for another draft and this time I've gone a little bit more niche.

    Eligible players will include any player who began his career before the first-ever Twenty20 match, which took place on 13th June 2003 and who never played an official Twenty20 match. So, to quickly demonstrate: eligible, eligible, ineligible, ineligible. Your goal will be to pick the best possible Twenty20 team of players who never player Twenty20 cricket. This will be a bit more subjective than our usual style of drafts as there are not exactly the stats to go off.

    Again, there is an upper limit on sign-ups; it was going to be six, but @blockerdave asked very nicely so I made room for him too.
    1. @Aislabie
    2. @Bevab
    3. @Rebel2k19
    4. @Villain
    5. @CerealKiller
    6. @Sinister One
    7. @blockerdave
    As always be aware, that when done well this isn't just about the names you pick - it's also about sharing a little bit of information about the players you've picked along the lines of this.

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    Draft Order
    1. @Rebel2k19 - :wi: Viv Richards
    2. @Villain - :wi: Curtly Ambrose
    3. @Aislabie - :aus: Don Bradman
    4. @CerealKiller - :pak: Imran Khan
    5. @blockerdave - :saf: Barry Richards
    6. @Sinister One - :wi: Garry Sobers
    7. @Bevab - :wi: Joel Garner
    8. @Bevab - :ind: Kapil Dev
    9. @Sinister One - :eng: Derek Underwood
    10. @blockerdave - :saf: Vince van der Bijl
    11. @CerealKiller - :saf: Graeme Pollock
    12. @Aislabie - :pak: Zaheer Abbas
    13. @Villain - :aus: Michael Bevan
    14. @Rebel2k19 - :aus: Keith Miller
    15. @blockerdave - :eng: Gilbert Jessop
    16. @Aislabie - :eng: Sydney Barnes
    17. @Sinister One - :wi: Clive Lloyd
    18. @Villain - :eng: Ian Botham
    19. @Rebel2k19 - :wi: Gordon Greenidge
    20. @Bevab - :pak: Saeed Anwar
    21. @CerealKiller - :aus: Victor Trumper
    22. @CerealKiller - :aus: Bill O'Reilly
    23. @Bevab - :saf: Denis Lindsay
    24. @Rebel2k19 - :ind: Farokh Engineer
    25. @Villain - :aus: Ian Healy
    26. @Sinister One - :ind: Vijay Merchant
    27. @Aislabie - :saf: Mike Procter
    28. @blockerdave - :wi: Franklyn Stephenson
    29. @Sinister One - :wi: Desmond Haynes
    30. @Villain - :sri: Aravinda De Silva
    31. @Rebel2k19 - :nzf: Richard Hadlee
    32. @blockerdave - :eng: :saf: Basil D'Oliveira
    33. @Bevab - :aus: Charlie Macartney
    34. @CerealKiller - :aus: Alan Davidson
    35. @Aislabie - :eng: Colin Milburn
    36. @Aislabie - :eng: Les Ames
    37. @CerealKiller - :aus: Stan McCabe
    38. @Bevab - :aus: Clem Hill
    39. @blockerdave - :saf: Lee Irvine
    40. @Rebel2k19 - :wi: Courtney Walsh
    41. @Villain - :eng: Jack Hobbs
    42. @Sinister One - :wi: Andy Roberts
    43. @Aislabie - :eng: Bob Appleyard
    44. @CerealKiller - :wi: Malcolm Marshall
    45. @Sinister One - :eng: Denis Compton
    46. @Villain - :aus: Steve Waugh
    47. @Rebel2k19 - :ind: Bhagwath Chandrasekhar
    48. @Bevab - :aus: Ray Lindwall
    49. @blockerdave - :eng: Hedley Verity
    50. @blockerdave - :eng: Ted Dexter
    51. @Bevab - :wi: Everton Weekes
    52. @Rebel2k19 - :pak: Javed Miandad
    53. @Villain - :eng: Wilfred Rhodes
    54. @Sinister One - :eng: Fred Trueman
    55. @CerealKiller - :eng: Allan Lamb
    56. @Aislabie - :eng: Percy Fender
    57. @Sinister One - :wi: Michael Holding
    58. @CerealKiller - :pak: Abdul Qadir
    59. @Rebel2k19 - :eng: George Lohmann
    60. @Villain - :ind: Mohammad Azharuddin
    61. @blockerdave - :wi: Roy Fredericks
    62. @Aislabie - :ind: Vinod Kambli
    63. @Bevab - :saf: Aubrey Faulkner
    64. @Bevab - :eng: Jim Laker
    65. @Aislabie - :aus: Duncan Spencer
    66. @blockerdave - :saf: Garth Le Roux
    67. @Villain - :aus: Craig McDermott
    68. @Rebel2k19 - :aus: Richie Benaud
    69. @CerealKiller - :eng: Alan Knott
    70. @Sinister One - :saf: Dudley Nourse
    71. @CerealKiller - :wi: Collis King
    72. @Sinister One - :aus: Monty Noble
    73. @Bevab - :eng: Maurice Tate
    74. @Rebel2k19 - :ind: Kris Srikkanth
    75. @Aislabie - :nzf: Lance Cairns
    76. @Villain - L A T E
    77. @blockerdave - :wi: Bernard Julien

    If someone goes 24 hours without posting their pick, the next person is able to make their pick. If somebody posts an invalid pick, the next person is able to make their pick. If you make your pick, tag the next person.

    = = = = =

    Let's have some fun
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
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  2. Nilay_60 Panel of Selectors

    Nilay_60
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    Can we also have the Best Indian ODI XI after this?
     
  3. Bevab National Board President

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    Missed out on the previous draft, sure as hell won’t for this one. I’m in!
     
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  4. Nilay_60 Panel of Selectors

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    I can't be in because I hardly know players from that generation. I grew up watching players like Williamson, Kohli, Root, Smith, etc etc :facepalm
     
  5. Bevab National Board President

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    Will be a challenge for me too, but this might force me to learn a lot more about an era of cricket that has always fascinated me!
     
  6. Nilay_60 Panel of Selectors

    Nilay_60
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    Already made an absurd choice by picking Mascarenhas in my side and not having a keeper in the England ODI XI dtaft. :p
     
  7. User2010 Administrator

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  8. Villain ICC Board Member

    Villain
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    I'll play to learn more about the era, thanks.
     
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  9. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Potentially; I'm trying to alternate between more niche topics and national drafts but there's no reason you couldn't organise one of your own! And I'm always available via message if you have questions
    I mean that's fair, but there's always the option of abusing Statsguru to get your answers!
     
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  10. User2010 Administrator

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    This is going to be tough now that I read the OP carefully. Players never to play T20s and also retired before 13th June 2003, both these criterias need to be fulfilled?
     
  11. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    I mean, I'll be okay with players never to play Twenty20 so long as it's common sense. Michael Bevan was a pre-T20 player even though he kept going a little way past 2003, but Haseeb Hameed would not really be an appropriate pick. I'll edit the OP to make it clearer before we get going.
     
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  12. CerealKiller Staff Member

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    In
     
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  13. Master Bates User Title Purchaser

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    Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... RCB... NZ.... AUS.. CSK DD..... ENG.... India
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    :ind: :bat: Vijay Merchant
    :wi: :wkb: Desmond Haynes
    :eng: :bat: Denis Compton
    :saf: :bat: Dudley Nourse
    :wi: :bat: Clive Lloyd
    :wi: :ar: Garry Sobers
    :aus: :ar: Monty Noble
    :eng: :bwl: Fred Trueman
    :wi: :bwl: Michael Holding
    :wi: :bwl: Sir Andy Roberts
    :eng: :bwl: Derek Underwood
     
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  14. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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  15. User2010 Administrator

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    Sir Viv Richards
    The man who could decimate world class bowling attacks at his will, arguably the best striker of a cricket ball the world has ever seen till date! Richards played in a different league altogether and he tore apart best of the best bowlers. To play in an era he did and end up with a SR of above 90 shows how good he was and how quickly he could score the runs. His aggression was combined with a different swagger of his own and that is what made him more so lethal. He held the record for the fastest test century for many years and it was only bettered only some years ago.

    Sir Viv surely and easily could have smashed so many records had he played T20 cricket. Many players who played with or against him rate him as one of the greatest batsman in the world ever. The aura and his dasher attitude was enough to get bowlers' heart racing.

    He was also more than a handy bowler and his stats as a bowler in the world cup cricket are brilliant too. In T20s such a player can single handedly turn the match on its head. The other teams better watch out because Sir Viv is gonna smash 'em!
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