Rate the teams thus far:

Discussion in 'Season 1 Archive' started by Julian, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Julian BJ Taylor

    British Boozers:
    1. Andrew Strauss
    2. Jacques Rudolph
    3. Hashim Amla
    4. Murray Goodwin
    Marcus North
    6. Chris Woakes
    7. Craig Kieswetter
    8. Graeme Swann
    9. Brett Lee
    10. Abdur Rauf
    11. Nathan Bracken

    Justin Kemp
    13. Swapnil Asnodkar

    Corsair Prycers

    1. Gambhir
    2. Robert Key
    3. Mark Ramprakash
    4. Subramaniam Badrinath
    5. Samit Fatel
    6. Andrew Symonds
    7. Andrew McDonald
    8. James Foster
    9. Piyush Chawla
    10. Jimmy Anderson
    11. Ben Hilfenhaus
    12. Sourav Ganguly
    Rebels CC
    1. Graeme Smith
    2. Marvan Atapattu
    3. Ed Joyce
    4. Martin van Jaarsveld
    5. Hylton Ackerman
    6. Ramnaresh Sarwan
    7. Kamran Akmal
    8. Mitchell Johnson
    9. Yasir Arafat
    10. Shane Warne
    11. Nuwan Kulesakara

    12. Abdul Razzaq
    13. Jason Gillespie

    The Beers
    1 Phil Jaques
    2 Wasim Jaffer
    3 Boeta Dippenaar
    4 Jacques Kallis
    5 Darren Lehmann
    6 Brad Haddin
    7 Andrew Hall
    8 Shahid Afridi
    9 Rangana Herath
    10 Shoaib Akhtar
    11 Doug Bollinger

    12 Craig McMillan
    13 Daryl Tuffey

    Caloundra Lighthouses
    1. Chris Rogers
    2. Tharanga Paranavitana
    3. Shane Watson
    4. David Hussey
    5. Ashwell Prince
    6. Yuvraj Singh
    7. Lanka De Silva
    8. James Hopes
    9. Jerome Taylor
    10. Ishant Sharma
    11. Ajantha Mendis
    12. Andre Adams

    Rams United
    1. M. Trescothick
    2. M. Vaughan
    3. H. Gibbs
    4. VVS. Laxman
    5. M. Hussey
    6. MS. Dhoni (c) (wk)
    7. S. Styris
    8. K. Mills
    9. A. Mishra
    10. Z. Khan
    11. M. Hoggard

    12. L. Malinga
    13. B. Hogg

    Tunza CC
    1. D Thornely
    2. M Hayden
    3. R Ponting (c)
    4. K Pieterson
    5. B Lara
    6. C White
    7. A Gilchrist
    8. A Noffke
    9. S Magoffin
    10. S Tait
    11. S MacGill

    12. Michael Kasprowicz

    Jets CC
    1. Justin Langer
    2. Aakash Chopra
    3. Stuart Law*
    4. Hasan Raza
    5. AB De Villiers +
    6. Michael Bevan
    7. Ryan Ten Doeschate
    8. Andrew Flintoff
    9. Ryan McLaren
    10.Anil Kumble
    11.Peter Siddle

    12. Ryan Hinds
    13. Nantie Hayward

    Sticky Wicket XI
    1. Neil McKenzie
    2. Imran Farhat
    3. Thilan Samaraweera
    4. Ross Taylor
    5. Jean-Paul Duminy
    6. Heath Streak
    7. Mark Boucher
    8. Daniel Vettori
    9. Saqlain Mushtaq
    10. Stuart Clark
    11. Iain O'Brien

    12. Dilhara Fernando

    Curb Crawlers CPL
    2.MA Carberry
    3.AM Rahane
    4.MJ Clarke
    5.PD Collingwood
    6.MJ Prior
    7.JA Morkel
    8. JEC Franklin
    9.BR Dorey
    10.U Gul
    11.D Kaneria

    Hurricanes CPL
    1. Chris Gayle
    2. Sachin Tendulkar
    3. Owais Shah
    4. Mahela Jayawardene
    5. Ian Bell
    6. Sarfraz Ahmed
    7. Dwayne Bravo
    8. Stuart Broad
    9. Paul Harris
    10. Andre Nel
    11. Glenn McGrath

    12. Salman Butt

    Youssou N'Dour's Prime Minister's XI
    1. Sanath Jayasuriya
    2. Heino Kuhn
    3. Brad Hodge
    4. Jesse Ryder
    5. Dale Benkenstein
    6. Peter Fulton
    7. Steve Tikolo
    8. Ramesh Powar
    9. Chaminda Vaas
    10. Mark Davies
    11. Makhaya Ntini

    12. Irfan Pathan
    13. Neil Wagner

    The Royal Maharajahs
    1. Simon Katich
    2. Alastair Cook
    4. Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    7. Brendan McCullum
    8. Murali Kartik
    9. Morne Morkel
    10. Shane Bond
    11. Ryan Sidebottom

    Hartley CC
    1. Cheteshwar Pujara
    2. Fawad Alam
    3. Rahul Dravid
    4. Younis Khan
    5. Jonathan Trott
    7. Ian Harvey
    8. Shakib Al Hasan
    9. Sreesanth
    10. Graham Onions
    11. Dale Steyn

    El Damo0003
    1. Virender Sehwag
    2. Phillip Hughes
    3. Stephen Fleming*
    4. Martin Love
    5. Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
    6. Steve Davies+
    7. Jacob Oram
    8. Shaun Pollock
    9. Monde Zondeki
    10. <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message -->Muttiah Muralitharan
    11. Lonwabo Tsotsobe

    12. Dirk Nannes
    13. Rohit Sharma

    1. Nasir Jamshed
    2. Matthew Sinclair
    3. Kumar Sangakarra
    4. Mohammed Yousuf
    5. Misbah Ul-Haq
    6. Angelo Matthews
    7. Abhishek Nayar
    8. Azhar Mahmood
    9. Harbhajan Singh
    10. Steve Harmison
    11. Mohammed Asif

    12. Umar Akmal
    13. Imraan Khan
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009
  2. Julian BJ Taylor

    1 El Damo0003 (keeper the only negative IMO)
    2 Jets CC
    3 Rebels CC
    4 The Beers (biased but whatevs)
    5 The Royal Maharajahs
    6 British Boozers
    7 Rams United
    8 Sticky Wicket XI
    9 Youssou N'Dour's Prime Minister's XI
    10 Porpoises
    11 Corsair Prycers
    12 Caloundra Lighthouses
    13 Tunza CC
    14 Curb Crawlers CPL
    15 Hartley CC
    16 Hurricanes
  3. HeathDavisSpeed HT Davis

    Tough call - especially as some teams have 9 players, and other 8.

    The Beers would be an obvious choice. The bowling looks solid with 2 decent quicks for the new ball, Kallis as first change, Hall a reliable option and Afridi and Lehmann as unspectacular spinning options.

    You could almost move Hall & Haddin down a spot and strengthen the batting more so. I think there's probably enough bowling in the team - such is the usefulness of Kallis.

    The Lighthouses look decent. Possibly a bit short in batting at the moment, but that could be easily remedied. Also quite like the look of the Hurricanes and Maharajas. Except maybe I'd move Ian Bell down to #9 in the 'Canes batting line up. Or drop him. Or feed him Rat Poison.

    Not a big fan of picking retirees or IPL/ICL only players, and I've rated some teams down accordingly.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2009
  4. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Yeah, I agree with this, particularly as Lehmann's bowling really improved before he retired from First Class cricket - he'd be the best spinner in Australia by far if he was still playing. Hall gives him a lot of options given we're having 13 man squads though - he could bat him at 7 and let him share Kallis's overs, bat him at 8 and play him as a frontline bowler or maybe even leave him out depending on who else he signs. People are really focusing in on their First XIs but it's quite feasible to suggest someone will end up in poor form and you'll need to either make like-for-like swaps or change the balance a bit to carry them.
  5. Julian BJ Taylor

    Yeah I think most of the teams have the potential to strengthen from here and become one of the best OR fold and make stupid decisions leaving them rather weak.
  6. Julian BJ Taylor

    Yeah that's why I asked for draft confirmation because I am very much picking 13, not 11. I think I have 4 more selections and there will be two more frontline batsmen, and two frontline bowlers, one spinner, one quick..
  7. Incey BC Jacobs

    Id be interested to see Cribb's listing.

    Also, Im pretty sure the Porpoises signed Sinclair as well.
  8. Julian BJ Taylor

    I really, really rate the Eldamo0003 team tbh. Easily the best very top order thus far IMO. And realistically they just need solid quicks to support Murali. And they have Sehwag to bowl some pies.
  9. Incey BC Jacobs

    Yeah I hope there is nothing stupid for the last round pick because as you said im picking 13 not 11.
  10. Julian BJ Taylor

    Yeah edited accordingly as they said he'd be a makeshift opener.
  11. Julian BJ Taylor

    There's not. I made a thread and EWS confirmed it is just a normal draft the whole way through.
  12. Incey BC Jacobs

    I have a few allrounders in mind but im worried about how effected the retirees will be. So I might steer clear of a couple.
  13. Incey BC Jacobs

  14. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I thought Martin Love was a bit of a weak pick at the time. I was under the impression that he'd really gone into decline before retiring, but he hadn't really - he'd just been injured a bit. His actual run output was excellent. So I agree.

    He needs to stop being stubborn about Dilshan with the gloves though. Phil Hughes is actually the best wicket keeper in that team... not that he's actually that good.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2009
  15. Lordeman JA Robertson

    Yeah, their only real weakness is one they should be able to fix, very easily. It just depends if they want to or not. :p
  16. Lordeman JA Robertson

    Love definitely did decline a little bit for 1-2 seasons, going into his last season. IIRC, he scored a couple of fifties and a hundred in the last couple of matches of his second last season when there were serious concerns about his form, and then had an awesome last season.

    But yeah, he clearly still had the ability when he retired, it was just the injuries and his age/mentality that led to his retirement.
  17. HeathDavisSpeed HT Davis

    Not a fan of ElDamo's bowling attack, personally. Obviously Murali's a strong point, but unconvinced by the selection of Yarpies on show.
  18. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Yeah, there were concerns about him, but whenever he was getting an uninterrupted run in the side he was actually doing fine it seems.

    In 2005/06 he played 12 games and averaged 50.
    In 2006/07 he played 5 games and averaged 45.
    In 2007/08 he played 3 games and averaged 19 (poor, but three games is certainly forgiveable).
    In 2008/09 he played 10 games and averaged 53.

    I don't see this as evidence of decline at all TBH. Retiring was definitely the right move for him given how well his body was (or wasn't, as the case was) holding up, but it's not like he was just getting picked on past glories or anything - he was still churning out the runs.
  19. Julian BJ Taylor

    I've hardly seen any of Dilshan wicketkeeping but I don't think Hughes is great with the gloves at all. From what I can gather Dilshan just does whatever he can to stay in the team. I actually really rate the bloke, how he plays his cricket and I think Sri Lanka have caught on that they will win more tests with him than without him.

    I wouldn't let Hughes keep because I think it would adversely affect his batting. I still think they need to try and pick up one of the last couple of keepers who could maybe bat top 6 at a pinch.
  20. Cribbage RG Cribb

    You can't actually pick who keeps as such - the sim just gives the one with the highest keeping rating (or fielding rating, in the case where no keeper is actually picked at all) the gloves. And yes, making Hughes keep would affect his batting, but it's going to happen unless they pick another keeper.

    EDIT: Oh, and I've seen Dilshan keep on a handful of occasions and he was awful. He's a batting allrounder; he is not a wicket keeper.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2009

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