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Draft: The Worst of ODI Cricket

Who built the very weakest of all the teams?

  • Bevab (and Aislabie's auto-picks)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bigby Wolf

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cereal Killer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • DalePlaysSports

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • El Loco

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    5
  • Poll closed .

Dale88

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Aislabie

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Overall Pick #60: Tony Blain
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Tony Blain was a left-handed 'keeper-batsman with more emphasis on the 'keeper and less of the batsman. As a result, he spent 38 One-Day Internationals accumulating the sort of stats I really prize in my team: an average of barely over sixteen and no half-centuries. Maybe not quite the usual level of sheer awfulness I look for, but for someone who manage to stretch 38 ODI caps out over eight years, that really is pretty dreadful.

Perhaps more importantly, he also - against the better judgement of literally everyone, you'd hope - played a handful of matches as a specialist batsman. Nobody I've asked (which is mostly my cat and myself) can quite work out why they would have done this, but it works out for me pretty well because it means that I'm not precluded from selecting him despite already having a wicket-keeper. If that rule didn't exist then I'd absolutely have picked Ervin McSweeney, who also opened the batting for New Zealand. Why oh why couldn't he have played a single game as a specialist batsman? (Other, of course, than his abject batting.)

Statistics
ODIS - :bat: 442 runs @ 16.37, SR 66.76 (best 49*) in 38 matches
LIST A - :bat: 1,726 runs @ 21.57, SR n/a (best 70) in 110 matches


Role in the Team

He's going to be one half of my opening pair. And if I manage to get who I'm thinking of then Blain's strike rate of over 60 is absolutely going to make him the aggressor of the pair. Oh, but did I mention that he only averages five as an opening batsman?

Fields on Wheels so far:
1. :nzf: :wkb: Tony Blain (Pick #60, 38 caps)
2.
3. :can: :bat: Zubin Surkari (Pick #15, 23 caps)
4.
5. :hkg: :bat: Courtney Kruger (Pick #54, 2 caps)
6. :zim: :ar: Mluleki Nkala (Pick #13, 50 caps)
7. :ned: :ar: Jacob-Jan Esmeijer (Pick #33, 6 caps)
8. :wi: :wk: David Williams (Pick #45, 36 caps)
9. :ind: :bwl: Srinivas Venkataraghavan :c: (Pick #2, 15 caps)
10. :ban: :bwl: Abul Hasan (Pick #28, 7 caps)
11. :ken: :bwl: Josephat Ababu (Pick #38, 9 caps)

(186/200 caps)
 

Bigby Wolf

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Evan Gray :nzf:

M - 10 Runs - 98 Avg - 16.33 HS -38 Wickets - 8 BBI - 2/26

Evan Gray will be my All Rounder in the side with his slow left arm orthodox and bat at no.5.

Bigby's XI
1.:ar:Reihardt Strydom :ire:
2.:bat:Glenn Bishop:aus:
3.:bat:Mansoor Akhtar:pak:
4.:bat:Dion Ebrahim :zim:
5.:ar:Evan Gray:nzf:
7.:arwk:Carlton Baugh:wi:
8.:bwl:Salil Ankola:ind:
10. :bwl:Shaun Udal :eng:
11.:bwl:Anisur Rahman:ban:

2nd Pick will coming up later....
 

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Marlon Black, fast-medium bowler who went wicketless in his 3 ODIs.

CerealKiller's XI

1. :ind: Arun Lal :bat:
2. :sco: Mike Smith :bat:
3.
4. :ban: Mohammad Ashraful :bat:
5. :ned: Tom de Grooth :bat:
6. :ire: Stuart Poynter :wkb:
7. :pak: Anwar Ali :ar:
8. :zim: Prosper Utseya :bwl:
9. :wi: Marlon Black :bwl:
10. :aus: Ray Bright :bwl:
11.
A player I was thinking to pick but then realized there is no space for him.
 

Dale88

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:ban:Nazimuddin :bat:

11 caps as a batsman. No 100s, no 50s and an average of 13. Come in number 4.


1.
2. :sco:Greig Williamson (2 caps):bat:
3. :zim:Wayne James (11 caps):bat:
4.:ban: Nazimuddin (11 caps):bat:
5.:ken: Aasif Karim (34 Caps):ar::c:
6.:aus:Rod Marsh (92 Caps):wkb:
7. :pak:Wasim Haider (3 caps):ar:
8.:ind:Suru Nayak (4 Caps) :bwl:
9.:nzf:Murphy Sua (12 Caps):bwl:
10. :can:Barry Seebaran (4 Caps):bwl:
11. :eng:James Kirtley (11 caps):bwl:


Total Caps: 184/200
 

Aislabie

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Overall Pick #67: Mike Allingham
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And here is my other opening batsman: Scotland's Michael James de Grey Allingham (seriously, whose middle names are "James de Grey"?) did not make a success of his time at the 1999 World Cup. Across that tournament, he faced 96 deliveries in which he was dismissed three times and scored only eleven runs. Although his Cricinfo profile describes him as "a genuine all-rounder", he was never required to bowl and his List A stats suggest that this was not without reason.

He didn't really play much after that World Cup, owing partly to his abject returns and partly to a severe career-ending knee injury. The career that it ended was his rugby one (the numbers suggest that cricket was very much his second sport), but he was in his mid-thirties already, and a hobbled batsman with no real track record of success ("a top score," says Cricinfo, "of 64 not out against Transvaal Under-23s") was never going to earn a recall at that age.

Statistics
ODIS - :bat: 11 runs @ 3.33, SR 11.45 (best 6) in 3 matches
LIST A - :bat: 159 runs @ 15.90, SR n/a (best 54) and :bwl: 5 wickets @ 58.40, econ 5.07 (best 2/43) in 13 matches


Role in the Team

Remember how I said that Tony Blain would be my aggressive opening batsman? Well it all makes sense now doesn't it. Allingham would have struggled to attack a piñata if it had a fast bowler's face on it.

Fields on Wheels so far:
1. :nzf: :wkb: Tony Blain (Pick #60, 38 caps)
2. :sco: :bat: Mike Allingham (Pick #67, 3 caps)
3. :can: :bat: Zubin Surkari (Pick #15, 23 caps)
4.
5. :hkg: :bat: Courtney Kruger (Pick #54, 2 caps)
6. :zim: :ar: Mluleki Nkala (Pick #13, 50 caps)
7. :ned: :ar: Jacob-Jan Esmeijer (Pick #33, 6 caps)
8. :wi: :wk: David Williams (Pick #45, 36 caps)
9. :ind: :bwl: Srinivas Venkataraghavan :c: (Pick #2, 15 caps)
10. :ban: :bwl: Abul Hasan (Pick #28, 7 caps)
11. :ken: :bwl: Josephat Ababu (Pick #38, 9 caps)

(189/200 caps)

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@Bevab - I hope you're okay; if real life doesn't let you get online enough I'll autopick the rest of your team myself at the end
@Bigby Wolf - Second half of your double pick.
 

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Stefan Swanepoel of Namibia, who averaged 8 in 5 innings in the top 3.

CerealKiller's XI
1. :ind: Arun Lal :bat:
2. :sco: Mike Smith :bat:
3. :nam: Stefan Swanepoel :wkb:
4. :ban: Mohammad Ashraful :bat:
5. :ned: Tom de Grooth :bat:
6. :ire: Stuart Poynter :bat:
7. :pak: Anwar Ali :ar:
8. :zim: Prosper Utseya :bwl:
9. :wi: Marlon Black :bwl:
10. :aus: Ray Bright :bwl:
11.

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Nicholas Ifill

01. :sco: :bat: Navdeep Poonia
02.
03. :can: :ar: Nicholas Ifill
04. :ber: :bat: James Celestine
05. :ire: :bat: Peter Gillespie
06. :ban: :ar: Naimur Rahman (Potential :c:)
07. :ind: :ar: Sairaj Bahutule
08. :sri: :wk: Pubudu Dassanayake
09. :nzf: :ar: Dipak Patel
10. :png: :bwl: Damien Ravu
11. :zim: :bwl: Pommie Mbangwa

@El Loco
 

Bigby Wolf

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Nicholas Ifill

01. :sco: :bat: Navdeep Poonia
02.
03. :can: :ar: Nicholas Ifill
04. :ber: :bat: James Celestine
05. :ire: :bat: Peter Gillespie
06. :ban: :ar: Naimur Rahman (Potential :c:)
07. :ind: :ar: Sairaj Bahutule
08. :sri: :wk: Pubudu Dassanayake
09. :nzf: :ar: Dipak Patel
10. :png: :bwl: Damien Ravu
11. :zim: :bwl: Pommie Mbangwa

@El Loco
Lol there goes my 2nd pick.


I will pick my 2nd one by tomorrow currently at work.
 

Bigby Wolf

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Joe Harris :can:



M - 6 Runs - 91 Avg - 15.16 HS -31

Joe Harris will be my Captain of the side as he led Canada in the 2003 CWC with that historic win over Bangladesh.

Bigby's XI
1.:ar:Reihardt Strydom :ire:
2.:bat:Glenn Bishop:aus:
3.:bat:Mansoor Akhtar:pak:
4.:bat:Dion Ebrahim :zim:
5.:ar:Evan Gray:nzf:
6.:bat:Joe Harris :can::c:
7.:arwk:Carlton Baugh:wi:
8.:bwl:Salil Ankola:ind:
10. :bwl:Shaun Udal :eng:
11.:bwl:Anisur Rahman:ban:
 

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Burton van Rooi



1. :zim::bat: Cephas Zhuwao
2. :nep::bat: Anil Sah
3. :can::bat: Trevin Bastiampillai
4. :sri::bat: Chamara Kapugedera :c:
5. :ban::bat: Al Sahariar
6.
7. :ken::ar: Tony Suji
8. :ber::wk: Kwame Tucker
9. :nam::bwl: Burton van Rooi
10. :ned::bwl: Berend Westdijk
11. :ire::bwl: Gary Kidd

@Bigby Wolf
 

Bigby Wolf

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Monde Zondeki:saf:



M Zondeki
  • Zondeki spent a year of his early childhood in Zambia living with his exiled uncle, the late ANC cabinet minister Steve Tshwete.
  • Picked the wicket on the very first match of his ODI career with MArvan Attapatu being his Victim but Struggled thereafter in his international career.
  • Started his career as spinner for Eastern Province but was made to switch to fast bowling because of his considerable pace and was looked as Replacement of Allan Donald.
  • Injuries and inconsistency kept Zondeki on the sidelines for what was supposed to be a promising Career.
Stats :

M - 13 I - 12 W - 11 Avg - 45.82 BBI - 2/40.


Bigby's XI
1.:ar:Reihardt Strydom :ire:
2.:bat:Glenn Bishop:aus:
3.:bat:Mansoor Akhtar:pak:
4.:bat:Dion Ebrahim :zim:
5.:ar:Evan Gray:nzf:
6.:bat:Joe Harris :can::c:
7.:arwk:Carlton Baugh:wi:
8.:bwl:Salil Ankola:ind:
9. :bwl:Shaun Udal :eng:
10.:bwl:Monde Zondeki:saf:
11.:bwl:Anisur Rahman:ban:

There it is My Worst ODI XI is complete not sure how worse it is? But then again was fun playing the draft just like Worst test XI. Again some of the players selected by others as well as by me are someone that I have never ever heard of before.

Thanks everyone for Participating was fun picking up the players.

@Bevab is up next but since he is not been online for a while after him comes @CerealKiller so perhaps he can make a pick too.
 
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My final pick is Granville de Silva of Sri Lanka, whose right arm fast-medium got him zero wickets in 4 innings, at an economy of 5.22, which is pretty bad for the 80s.

CerealKiller's XI

1. :ind: Arun Lal :bat:
2. :sco: Mike Smith :bat:
3. :nam: Stefan Swanepoel :wkb:
4. :ban: Mohammad Ashraful :bat: :c:
5. :ned: Tom de Grooth :bat:
6. :ire: Stuart Poynter :bat:
7. :pak: Anwar Ali :ar:
8. :zim: Prosper Utseya :bwl:
9. :wi: Marlon Black :bwl:
10. :aus: Ray Bright :bwl:
11. :sri: Granville de Silva :bwl:

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