Draft: The Worst of ODI Cricket

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

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Who built the very weakest of all the teams?

This poll will close on Dec 11, 2019 at 9:50 PM.
  1. Aislabie

    80.0%
  2. Bevab (and Aislabie's auto-picks)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Bigby Wolf

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Cereal Killer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. DalePlaysSports

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. El Loco

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Sinister One

    20.0%
  1. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Moderator PlanetCricket Award Winner Ireland
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    Good evening all! Some of you may be aware of my recent Worst of Test Cricket draft. Given its positive reception, it seems only logical to follow up with the logical sister draft:

    The Worst of ODI Cricket
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    Much like the previous one, there will most definitely be rules regarding who you can pick to stop people picking the entire United States Champions Trophy team from 2004 and just generally to make it a bit more interesting. Those rules are:
    1. Your team must have a minimum of 200 ODI caps between them.
    2. You must select no more than one player per country.
    3. All players must perform their real-life role in the team. (No wicket-keepers opening the bowling)
    4. You must have at least five recognised bowlers in your team. (This will mostly be down to common-sense, but if it comes into dispute then the player you are nominating as a bowler must have bowled in at least half of their ODI matches.)
    5. Your captain must have captained at least one ODI match.
    I know that's quite a lot of rules, but most of them are just common sense.

    Please feel free to start signing up straight away; again I plan to cap it at six okay, that went well - we'll call it seven participants.
    1. @Aislabie (:tick: 200 caps)
    2. @Bigby Wolf (:tick: 200 caps)
    3. @Sinister One (:tick: 200 caps)
    4. @DalePlaysSports (:tick: 200 caps)
    5. @Bevab (:tick: 200 caps)
    6. @CerealKiller (:tick: 200 caps)
    7. @El Loco (:tick: 200 caps)
    Draft Order
    1. @El Loco - :sri: Chamara Kapugedera :c: (102 caps)
    2. @Aislabie - :ind: Srinivas Venkataraghavan :c: (15 caps)
    3. @Bevab - :ind: Nayan Mongia (140 caps)
    4. @DalePlaysSports - :ken: Aasif Karim :c: (34 caps)
    5. @Sinister One - :zim: Pommie Mbangwa (29 caps)
    6. @CerealKiller - :ban: Mohammad Ashraful :c: (177 caps)
    7. @Bigby Wolf - :eng: Shaun Udal (11 caps)
    8. @Bigby Wolf - :wi: Carlton Baugh (47 caps)
    9. @CerealKiller - :zim: Prosper Utseya (160 caps)
    10. @Sinister One - :sco: Navdeep Poonia (23 caps)
    11. @DalePlaysSports - :aus: Rod Marsh (92 caps) - Even days later I'm confused.
    12. @Bevab - :sco: Omer Hussain (8 caps)
    13. @Aislabie - :zim: Mluleki Nkala (50 caps)
    14. @El Loco - :ken: Tony Suji (60 caps)
    15. @Aislabie - :can: Zubin Surkari (23 caps)
    16. @Bevab - :pak: Sajid Ali (13 caps)
    17. @Bigby Wolf - :zim: Dion Ebrahim (82 caps)
    18. @Sinister One - :sri: Pubudu Dassanayake (16 caps)
    19. @CerealKiller - :aus: Ray Bright (11 caps)
    20. @DalePlaysSports - :eng: James Kirtley (11 caps)
    21. @El Loco - :ber: Kwame Tucker (12 caps)
    22. @El Loco - :ban: Al Sahariar (29 caps)
    23. @DalePlaysSports - :pak: Wasim Haider (3 caps)
    24. @CerealKiller - :ned: Tom de Grooth (34 caps)
    25. @Sinister One - :ban: Naimur Rahman :c: (29 caps)
    26. @Bigby Wolf - :ind: Salil Ankola (20 caps)
    27. @Bevab - :nzf: Andrew Penn (5 caps)
    28. @Aislabie - :ban: Abul Hasan (7 caps)
    29. @Bigby Wolf - :pak: Mansoor Akhtar (41 caps)
    30. @DalePlaysSports - :sco: Greig Williamson (2 caps)
    31. @CerealKiller - :pak: Anwar Ali (22 caps)
    32. @El Loco - :ire: Gary Kidd (6 caps)
    33. @Aislabie - :ned: Jacob-Jan Esmeijer (6 caps)
    34. @Bevab - :wi: Floyd Reifer :c: (8 caps)
    35. @Sinister One - :nzf: Dipak Patel (75 caps)
    36. @Sinister One - :png: Damien Ravu (8 caps)
    37. @Bevab - :ber: Oliver Pitcher (6 caps / AUTO-PICK)
    38. @Aislabie - :ken: Josephat Ababu (9 caps)
    39. @El Loco - :can: Trevin Bastiampillai (13 caps)
    40. @CerealKiller - :ire: Stuart Poynter (21 caps)
    41. @DalePlaysSports - :zim: Wayne James (11 caps)
    42. @Bigby Wolf - :ban: Anisur Rahman (2 caps)
    43. @Bigby Wolf - :ire: Reinhardt Strydom (9 caps)
    44. @CerealKiller - :ind: Arun Lal (13 caps)
    45. @Aislabie - :wi: David Williams (36 caps)
    46. @El Loco - :nep: Anil Sah (2 caps)
    47. @Bevab - :hkg: Chris Carter (11 caps / AUTO-PICK)
    48. @Sinister One - :ire: Peter Gillespie (5 caps)
    49. @DalePlaysSports - :nzf: Murphy Su'a (12 caps)
    50. @DalePlaysSports - :can: Barry Seebaran (4 caps)
    51. @Sinister One - :ber: James Celestine (8 caps)
    52. @Bevab - :ire: Paul Mooney (4 caps / AUTO-PICK)
    53. @El Loco - :zim: Cephas Zhuwao (9 caps)
    54. @Aislabie - :hkg: Courtney Kruger (2 caps)
    55. @CerealKiller - :sco: Mike Smith (5 caps)
    56. @Bigby Wolf - :aus: Glenn Bishop (2 caps)
    57. @El Loco - :ned: Berend Westdijk (4 caps)
    58. @Sinister One - :ind: Sairaj Bahatule (8 caps)
    59. @CerealKiller - :wi: Marlon Black (3 caps)
    60. @Aislabie - :nzf: Tony Blain (38 caps)
    61. @DalePlaysSports - :ind: Suru Nayak (2 caps)
    62. @Bigby Wolf - :nzf: Evan Gray (10 caps)
    63. @Bevab - :zim: Stephen Peall (21 caps / AUTO-PICK)
    64. @Bevab - :usa: Rashid Zia (2 caps / AUTO-PICK)
    65. @Bigby Wolf - :can: Joe Harris (6 caps)
    66. @DalePlaysSports - :ban: Mohammad Nazimuddin (11 caps)
    67. @Aislabie - :sco: Mike Allingham (3 caps)
    68. @CerealKiller - :nam: Stefan Swanepoel (5 caps)
    69. @Sinister One - :can: Nick Ifill (4 caps)
    70. @El Loco - :nam: Burton van Rooi (3 caps)
    71. @Bigby Wolf - :saf: Monde Zondeki (13 caps)
    72. @Bevab - :uae: Arshad Laeeq (6 caps / AUTO-PICK)
    73. @CerealKiller - :sri: Granville de Silva (4 caps)
    74. @Sinister One - :ned: Nick Statham (3 caps)
    75. @DalePlaysSports - :wi: Xavier Marshall (25 caps)
    76. @El Loco - :ind: Bharat Arun (4 caps)
    77. @Aislabie - :sri: Indika de Saram (15 caps)

     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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  2. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Moderator PlanetCricket Award Winner Ireland
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    In the interest of making this particularly interesting, I'm tempted to make this a minimum of 200 caps instead. Please let me know your thoughts on this when you sign up.
     
  3. Bigby Wolf Chairman of Selectors

    Bigby Wolf
    Mumbai Indians Lannisters India
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2013
    IN.
     
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  4. Master Bates User Title Purchaser

    Master Bates
    Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... RCB... NZ.... AUS.. CSK DD..... ENG.... India
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    In
     
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  5. DalePlaysSports Associate Captain

    DalePlaysSports
    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Durham CCC
    Location:
    South Shields
    In
     
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  6. Bevab National Board President

    Bevab
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    National Team:
    Spain
    Domestic Team:
    Spurs
    Location:
    India
    This sounds interesting. I’m in.
     
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  7. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Moderator PlanetCricket Award Winner Ireland
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    Many thanks to all who have so far signed up; I'll hold out until the end of Sunday for a sixth participant, but no sweat if no-one else has the time
     
  8. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
    Moderator Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... Sons of Pitches PlanetCricket Award Winner Islamabad
    AKA:
    talahayat
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2015
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Islamabad United (cricket), Juventus (football)
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    In
     
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  9. El Loco Staff Member

    El Loco
    Moderator Infamous Raptors ENG....
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    Count me in.
     
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  10. El Loco Staff Member

    El Loco
    Moderator Infamous Raptors ENG....
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    Chamara Kapugedara

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  11. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Moderator PlanetCricket Award Winner Ireland
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    Ooh interesting; a fairly competent player, but he bags you over half of your cap limit and a captain. Very interesting strategy
     
  12. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Moderator PlanetCricket Award Winner Ireland
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    Overall Pick #2: Srinivas Venkataraghavan
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    Profile
    Before he became a notoriously biased umpire, Venkat was a minor part of the famous Indian spin quartet. Although it seemed like the sky was the limit when he got picked in the Test side while still in his teens, he evolved into a holding spinner whose job was to keep the runs down whenever Bedi or Prasanna got tired. It was a job he did well enough, and one which ought to translate fairly well into One-Day International cricket, right?

    Wrong. Across his fifteen-match career as a specialist bowler, he managed only five wickets. And this wasn't for a lack of bowling either: he took a wicket only once every 29 overs, which is one of the very worst strike rates of all time in the format.
    And he performed even worse as captain: he managed just one wicket in seven matches, resulting in a bowling average as skipper of 263. India also managed only one win under his leadership, a win that came against the utter might of East Africa in the 1975 World Cup.

    As far as objectively good cricketers who were dreadful at one-day cricket go, it's hard to look past Venkat.


    Statistics
    ODIS - :bat: 54 runs @ 10.80, SR 42.85 (best 26*) and :bwl: 5 wickets @ 108.40, econ 3.74 (best 2/34) in 15 matches
    LIST A - :bat: 346 runs @ 11.16, SR n/a (best 26*) and :bwl: 64 wickets @ 35.34, econ 3.40 (best 4/31) in 71 matches


    Role in the Team

    Why, what else would I do with a guy whose bowling average is over 100, and his captaincy record against sides better than East Africa was 0-6? Why, make him my captain and main spinner of course.

    Fields on Wheels so far:
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    9. :ind: :bwl: Srinivas Venkataraghavan :c: (Pick #2, 15 caps)
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    (15/200 caps)


    Next pick:
    @Bevab
     
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  13. El Loco Staff Member

    El Loco
    Moderator Infamous Raptors ENG....
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    It was on basis of the fact that's he's been in and out of the side, wholly inconsistent despite being given so many chances, selectors still can't decide what his best position is and for 100+ caps he only has an average of 21.
     
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  14. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Moderator PlanetCricket Award Winner Ireland
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    Oh, no disagreements at all. To be so consistently poor despite 100 caps in a batting order that (most of the time) also included Jayasuriya, Tharanga, Sangakkara, Jayawardene and Dilshan is actually really impressive.

    It's also really useful because you only need to find a minimum of 98 caps from your last ten guys
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2019

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