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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 .

Master Bates

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@Bevab
Stephen Peall and Dipak Patel
Write-up later
 
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Dipak Patel
Next we have a kiwi all-rounder who was not really that bad but could have achieved better. He was a domestic giant who couldn't put the same performances at the international level.

He does not really belong here but the all-rounder was really bad at taking wickets like Peall but was very very inconsistent with the bat. His batting stats are 623 runs at 11.75 with HS of 71 and S/R of 71.77. He has scored only one fifty in 63 innings. He has a high strike rate but with him coming way down the order, his hitting prowess will never be visible.

I feel he could have been better batsman but his position was shifted a lot of the times. Nevertheless, he hardly managed to score any runs. I know he is not a great pick but he will fill my cap limit quite a bit.

He will play at no. 9 where he has the worst average with the bat and bowl like he is the main spinner. And unlike the 1992 World Cup, he won't open the bowling.


01. :sco: :bat: Navdeep Poonia
02.
03.
04.
05.
06. :ban: :ar: Naimur Rahman (Potential :c:)
07.
08. :sri: :wk: Pubudu Dassanayake
09. :nzf: :ar: Dipak Patel
10. :png: :bwl: Damien Ravu

11. :zim: :bwl: Pommie Mbangwa
 
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Aislabie

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Overall Pick #38: Josephat Ababu
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There's quite a range of Kenyan mediocrity to choose from: my original plan of picking up Tony Suji didn't pan out, but the plus side is that I've got a worse cricketer. One who didn't have nearly so many ODI caps, but the reason for the lack of caps is because he could only just about break into the side that Suji was almost never dropped from. In such a mediocre team (which it really was at all times that weren't the 2003 World Cup) that isn't a ringing endorsement.

When Ababu did break into the team, he achieved almost nothing. A purveyor of keeper-up medium-pace in the style of Mark Alleyne, he lacked in wicket-taking ability to an almost impressive extent managing only one every sixteen overs in his One-Day International career. And in his non-ODI List A matches, his record only got worse, not better. Despite this, he would still be recalled occasionally, which led to a career that spanned seven years at the highest level, then six years longer with his final East African Premier League appearance coming in 2013. In it, he went wicketless.

Statistics
ODIS - :bat: 29 runs @ 9.66, SR 46.03 (best 17) and :bwl: 3 wickets @ 85.00, econ. 5.31 (best 1/26) in 9 matches
LIST A - :bat: 45 runs @ 9.00, SR n/a (best 17) and :bwl: 4 wickets @ 91.00, econ. 5.60 (best 1/25) in 13 matches


Role in the Team

Ababu will be our change seamer. He's not there to take wickets and he's not there to keep the runs tight. Who knows what he's there to do.

A note on our bowling attack
This selection completes our five-man attack, and I feel that it's worth pointing out just how bad an attack of Abul, Nkala, Ababu, Venkat and Esmeijer is. Their combined figures are as follows:

|:bwl: Total|:ban: Abul|:zim: Nkala|:ken: Ababu|:ind: Venkat|:ned: Esmeijer
Matches| 87 |7|50|9|15|6
Balls bowled| 3,182 |216|1,582|288|868|228
Runs conceded| 2,819 |244|1570|255|542|208
Wickets| 30 |0|22|3|5|0
Bowling average| 93.97 |n/a|71.36|85.00|108.40|n/a
Economy rate| 5.31 |6.77|5.95|5.31|3.74|5.47
Strike rate| 106.1 |n/a|71.9|96.0|173.6|n/a
It's a worse bowling attack than I could ever have expected and I'm exceedingly happy with it.

Fields on Wheels so far:
1.
2.
3. :can: :bat: Zubin Surkari (Pick #15, 23 caps)
4.
5.
6.
7. :ned: :ar: Jacob-Jan Esmeijer (Pick #33, 6 caps)
8. :zim: :ar: Mluleki Nkala (Pick #13, 50 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)

(110/200 caps)


Next pick:
@El Loco

Late pick:
@Bevab
 
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Overall Pick #38: Josephat Ababu
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There's quite a range of Kenyan mediocrity to choose from: my original plan of picking up Tony Suji didn't pan out, but the plus side is that I've got a worse cricketer. One who didn't have nearly so many ODI caps, but the reason for the lack of caps is because he could only just about break into the side that Suji was almost never dropped from. In such a mediocre team (which it really was at all times that weren't the 2003 World Cup) that isn't a ringing endorsement.

When Ababu did break into the team, he achieved almost nothing. A purveyor of keeper-up medium-pace in the style of Mark Alleyne, he lacked in wicket-taking ability to an almost impressive extent managing only one every sixteen overs in his One-Day International career. And in his non-ODI List A matches, his record only got worse, not better. Despite this, he would still be recalled occasionally, which led to a career that spanned seven years at the highest level, then six years longer with his final East African Premier League appearance coming in 2013. In it, he went wicketless.

Statistics
ODIS - :bat: 29 runs @ 9.66, SR 46.03 (best 17) and :bwl: 3 wickets @ 85.00, econ. 5.31 (best 1/26) in 9 matches
LIST A - :bat: 45 runs @ 9.00, SR n/a (best 17) and :bwl: 4 wickets @ 91.00, econ. 5.60 (best 1/25) in 13 matches


Role in the Team

Ababu will be our change seamer. He's not there to take wickets and he's not there to keep the runs tight. Who knows what he's there to do.

A note on our bowling attack
This selection completes our five-man attack, and I feel that it's worth pointing out just how bad an attack of Abul, Nkala, Ababu, Venkat and Esmeijer is. Their combined figures are as follows:
|:bwl: Total|:ban: Abul|:zim: Nkala|:ken: Ababu|:ind: Venkat|:ned: Esmeijer
Matches| 87 |7|50|9|15|6
Balls bowled| 3,182 |216|1,582|288|868|228
Runs conceded| 2,819 |244|1570|255|542|208
Wickets| 30 |0|22|3|5|0
Bowling average| 93.97 |n/a|71.36|85.00|108.40|n/a
Economy rate| 5.31 |6.77|5.95|5.31|3.74|5.47
Strike rate| 106.1 |n/a|71.9|96.0|173.6|n/a
It's a worse bowling attack than I could ever have expected and I'm exceedingly happy with it.

Fields on Wheels so far:
1.
2.
3. :can: :bat: Zubin Surkari (Pick #15, 23 caps)
4.
5.
6.
7. :ned: :ar: Jacob-Jan Esmeijer (Pick #33, 6 caps)
8. :zim: :ar: Mluleki Nkala (Pick #13, 50 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)

(110/200 caps)


Next pick:
@El Loco

Late pick:
@Bevab
I thought you will pick another bowler who has not taken any wickets in ODIs.
Don't worry buddy. I will try to pick so bad batsmen that you will lose this time. Even my bowlers won't be able to save their horrible batting!

Would love if you could update the first page!
 

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Trevin Bastiampillai



1.
2.
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
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10.
11. :ire::bwl: Gary Kidd[DOUBLEPOST=1574265145][/DOUBLEPOST]@CerealKiller
 

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Stuart Poynter from Ireland is my 'keeper, averaging 7.50 (with 2 not outs) in the 10 innings in which he kept wicket. Overall, the picture isn't any prettier, with an average of 13 in 19 innings, boosted by 5 unbeaten innings.

CerealKiller's XI

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2.
3.
4. :ban: Mohammad Ashraful :bat:
5. :ned: Tom de Grooth :bat:
6.
7. :ire: Stuart Poynter :wkb:
8. :pak: Anwar Ali :ar:
9. :zim: Prosper Utseya :bwl:
10. :aus: Ray Bright :bwl:
11.

@DalePlaysSports
 

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Gutted - he was my next pick. Not as a keeper though - he was going to be my number four bat.
Looks like we are on the same path. I also had him for a future pick. (Not the next though)
 

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I'll go with Arun Lal, better known as a commentator these days. He averages 9.38 in 13 ODI innings.

CerealKiller's XI

1. :ind: Arun Lal :bat:
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3.
4. :ban: Mohammad Ashraful :bat:
5. :ned: Tom de Grooth :bat:
6.
7. :ire: Stuart Poynter :wkb:
8. :pak: Anwar Ali :ar:
9. :zim: Prosper Utseya :bwl:
10. :aus: Ray Bright :bwl:
11.

@Bigby Wolf @Aislabie
 

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Going to take David Williams and get my cap count up a bit.

He will bat at eight; Mluleki Nkala gets promoted to six, which is a position he batted in a few times for Zimbabwe
 

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