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?

Poll closed Dec 11, 2019.
  1. Aislabie

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

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  3. Bigby Wolf

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  4. Cereal Killer

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  5. DalePlaysSports

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  6. El Loco

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  7. Sinister One

    20.0%
  1. Master Bates Panel of Selectors

    Master Bates
    Fantasy Cricket Team NZ.... PAK... RCB... AUS.. CSK DD..... ENG.... India
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    Stephen Peall and Dipak Patel
    Write-up later
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2019
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  2. Master Bates Panel of Selectors

    Master Bates
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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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  3. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

    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
    Matches877509156
    Balls bowled3,1822161,582288868228
    Runs conceded2,8192441570255542208
    Wickets30022350
    Bowling average93.97n/a71.3685.00108.40n/a
    Economy rate5.316.775.955.313.745.47
    Strike rate106.1n/a71.996.0173.6n/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
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2019
  4. Master Bates Panel of Selectors

    Master Bates
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    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!
     
  5. El Loco Staff Member

    El Loco
    Moderator West Coast Wildcats ENG....
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    Trevin Bastiampillai

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    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.
    10.
    11. :ire::bwl: Gary Kidd
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 20, 2019 ---
    @CerealKiller
     
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  6. Dale88 Ed Smith

    Dale88
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    Arent we only supposed to have one player per country?
     
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  7. Master Bates Panel of Selectors

    Master Bates
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    Thanks buddy for reminding. I will pick Damien Ravu in place of Stephen Peall. @Aislabie
     
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  8. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
    Moderator Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... West Coast Wildcats PlanetCricket Award Winner Islamabad
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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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    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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  9. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

    Aislabie
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    Gutted - he was my next pick. Not as a keeper though - he was going to be my number four bat.
     
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  10. Master Bates Panel of Selectors

    Master Bates
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    Looks like we are on the same path. I also had him for a future pick. (Not the next though)
     
  11. Dale88 Ed Smith

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  12. Dale88 Ed Smith

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  13. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
    Moderator Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... West Coast Wildcats PlanetCricket Award Winner Islamabad
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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
     
  14. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

    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
     
  15. Dale88 Ed Smith

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