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

    80.0%
  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

    0 vote(s)
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  7. Sinister One

    20.0%
  1. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

    Aislabie
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    No worries; hope all is well
     
  2. Dale88 Ed Smith

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  3. Master Bates Panel of Selectors

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  4. El Loco Staff Member

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    Cephas Zhuwao

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    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.
    10.
    11. :ire::bwl: Gary Kidd
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 25, 2019 ---
    @Aislabie next I believe?
     
  5. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

    Aislabie
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    Overall Pick #54: Courtney Kruger
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    Profile
    I feel a little bit bad here because Courtney Kruger is one of my favourite cricketers. His backstory - of being diagnosed in late 2007 with an abscess in his brain after suffering debilitating migraines on the flight home from the ACC Twenty20, of having to have half of his cranium removed for three months to relieve the pressure, of then being bedridden for three further months of recovers, and then recovering quickly enough to make his One-Day International debut in June 2008's Asia Cup - well, his backstory beggars belief completely. He must be one of the toughest cricketers on the planet.

    However... well, there's no easy way to say this, but he's not actually that good at cricket. No matter where I look, there's almost no record of the right-hander ever actually scoring runs. Not in his U19 career, his representative Hong Kong career, his T20 Blitz career, or that which is readily available of his Hong Kong Premier Division career. It's like he kept getting picked for his courage and leadership qualities, only for people to catch on years later to the fact that he didn't actually score runs.

    Statistics
    ODIS - :bat: 3 runs @ 1.50, SR 15.00 (best 3) in 2 matches
    LIST A - :bat: 44 runs @ 4.88, SR 26.03 (best 18) in 9 matches


    Role in the Team

    With stats like those, you'd think number eleven all day long. With footwork like that in the photo you'd think the same. But Courtney Kruger manages all of those things while batting at number five in the batting order. It's actually kind of impressive in a perverse way.

    Fields on Wheels so far:
    1.
    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)

    (148/200 caps)

    Next pick
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  7. Bigby Wolf National Board President

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    Glenn Bishop :aus:
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    M - 2 Runs - 13 HS -7.
    • Played 2 ODI matches for Australia one at no.2 and the other one at no.5 in 1986/87 Bensen & Hedges Series
    • ODI career lasted only 2 days - Debut on 2nd January and last on 4th January 1987.

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

    @El Loco
     
  8. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
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    Mike Smith of Scotland will be Lal's opening partner, having played 5 ODIs in the '99 WC, for 13 runs at an average of 3.80.

    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.
    7. :ire: Stuart Poynter :wkb:
    8. :pak: Anwar Ali :ar:
    9. :zim: Prosper Utseya :bwl:
    10. :aus: Ray Bright :bwl:
    11.
     
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  9. Master Bates Panel of Selectors

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    i had him in my list before I realized I can only pick one player from a country.
     
  10. El Loco Staff Member

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    Berend Westdijk

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    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.
    10. :ned::bwl: Berend Westdijk
    11. :ire::bwl: Gary Kidd

    @Master Bates
     
  11. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

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    Outstanding pick
     
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    Sairaj Bahutule

    A domestic great who was crap at the international level, this all-rounder could not impress either with the bat or the ball.

    He played a total of 8 ODIs, bowling in 7 innings, taking only 2 wickets at 141.5 with S/R of 147 and economy of 5.77. The fact all his matches were in Asia and 4 in India, I think his record could have been much worse had he played overseas at the start of his career.
    Then you look at his list-a stats and you are like "This man underachieved!" I strongly feel he should not be in this draft but his performances have put him here. He bowled an average of 6 overs per innings. But in my team, he will have to bowl full 10 overs.

    Even in the 2 test matches he played, he did not take more than 1 wicket in the three innings he bowled. And again, they were in Asia.

    That will cap off my 5-man bowling attack. With Naimur and Mbangwa, there is a proven record of failure. Damien Ravu clearly lacks experience as compared to his peers and will falter. His T20 record is very impressive but 50 overs cricket is just not his cup of tea. Bahutule will show potential with his records but not perform against better players (which are plenty here! :( :spy) And Dipak Patel might keep the runs down but will allow the opposition batsmen to get set. And don't expect him to turn the ball.

    01. :sco: :bat: Navdeep Poonia
    02.
    03.
    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

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  13. Dale88 Ed Smith

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  14. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

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    Tony Blain of New Zealand will open the batting. Will write a report when I'm on my laptop

    @DalePlaysSports your pick next I believe
     
  15. CerealKiller Staff Member

    CerealKiller
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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.
     

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