Important: Second XI Draft and Plan Ahead

Discussion in 'CPL Cricket' started by Cribbage, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Cribbage RG Cribb

    As several people are now aware, there is an extra draft planned to fill out your Second XIs.

    Your Second XI will be run by your "assistant coach" (ie. a bot - like ElvisSpike earlier in the season) who will somewhat randomly over- and under-rate each player in the database, and draft you an extra 12* (TBC) players to fill in spots on your Second XI team.

    You won't be able to select these players in your first XI, or draft any yourself, but you will be able to provide recommendations to your assistant coach, just in the form of a list of players. These recommendations are optional should realistically just be players you like - you're not tasked with trying to find good players to try and win the Second XI comp with. There's also no guarantee your bot draft them -- it'll just make them rate them higher, so it'll increase your chances but it may still decide they're too shit to draft or get sniped by other teams' bots.

    I'm not going to be home from tomorrow until Thursday so I definitely won't need them before then, but Friday or Saturday morning NSW time will probably be when I cut off submissions. You can submit them in this thread if you like, or if you don't want other people to know who yours are you can PM or email them to me.

    After I get back I'll be sorting that out, starting a thread for fixtures including the pre-season, giving you an "assistant coach's report" (ie. a list of all your players details including preferred batting positions, bowling style, wicket keeping frequency etc) and asking people to officially submit team names and pitch conditions.

    The simming at this stage will start in February some time. Definitely no earlier and with any luck no later either.
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  2. Howe JHF Howe

    Is the assistant coach above or below me in our teams management
  3. Chewie JA Chewie

    I'm looking forward to seeing all the random county seconds and afghanistan first class cricketers that get selected
  4. Number 11 CJ Downes

    Also finding out who are the best players that weren’t drafted.
  5. Chewie JA Chewie

    they get randomly over and under rated, like ES, so won't necessarily be able to tell
  6. Cribbage RG Cribb

    The best players who weren't drafted will get picked up, but between bots over- and under-rating players to begin with and people skewing it with lists, they might not get picked up until the middle of the bot draft. I'm not sure you really will find out. :p
  7. Chewie JA Chewie

    Some of our bots will probably wonder why particular players weren't picked in the first 11 rounds
  8. Number 11 CJ Downes

    There goes my long con of scouting unknowns for the next CPL.
  9. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Well you'll have the actual Second XI season I guess. If some random Afghani spinner averages 18 in Second XI you can reasonably speculate that he probably should've been picked in the first 18 rounds.
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  10. Phlegm SP Phlegm

    is the bot going to make sensible second xi balance decisions? like we won't randomly end up with 8 bowlers in one game?
  11. Chewie JA Chewie

    I think that'd only happen if the bot overrated a bowler's batting ability above the batting ability of actual batsmen
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  12. Captain SSD Dong

    How come you're travelling so much these days Cribb
  13. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I do my political shitposting in real life now.
  14. Captain SSD Dong

    Cribb, you are the strangest person I know <3
  15. StephenZA S Marais

    I am actually really looking forward to the assistant coach report... how sad is that.
  16. Magrat Garlick M Garlick

    2nd XI list, an eclectic bunch

    Baba Apparajith (Ind)
    Rahul Chahar (Ind)
    KC Karan (Nep)
    Andy Balbirnie (Irl)
    Donald Tiripano (Zim)
    Nizakat Khan (HK)
    Frank Nsubuga (Uga)
    Barry McCarthy (Irl)
    Frederik Klokker (Den)
    Hamilton Masakadza (Zim)
    Roelof van der Merwe (NL)
    John Campbell (WI)
  17. MrPrez CM Dyer

    Roelof van der Merwe - I see another with good taste.
  18. morgieb MC Burridge

    Are we allowed to retain any of these guys?
  19. Chewie JA Chewie

    I would imagine no, they're just selected so that you have enough players for a second XI, which is why your list should only contain favourites
  20. Alex AJ O'Driscoll

    Would be nice to be able to do a mid season transfer window where we could swap one player from 2nd XI and one player who we drafted but don’t want anymore. Thoughts?

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