Rate the teams thus far:

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

  1. Julian BJ Taylor

    For instance, just from the list on the first post:

    The number 8s will be Graeme Swan, James Foster, Mitchell Johnson, Shahid Afridi, James Hopes, K. Mills, JEC Franklin, A Noffke, Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad, Daniel Vettori, Ramesh Powar, Murali Kartik, Shakib Al Hasan, Shaun Pollock, Azhar Mahmood.

    That's a pretty immense list of number 8s. Especially Mahmood, Flintoff and Hopes.

    In the end though, I think teams are going to need to chase wins, hence needing to pick more specialist bowlers in their XI.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  2. Julian BJ Taylor

    Yeah I did a similar thing really. After Bollinger and Akhtar, I went for Hall and Tuffey.
  3. Julian BJ Taylor

    Nah. I posted it last time after the draft was complete using the lists in the team threads' first posts. Those who didn't update theirs don't have the full team up in this thread.
  4. Incey BC Jacobs

    I meant rankings not team lists.
  5. Julian BJ Taylor

    Bit hard when there are 2 or 3 incomplete lists.
  6. Ged GEC King

    I can see a point where I'll have to drop Hopes in favour of Adams and Taylor playing.
  7. Incey BC Jacobs

    Hold up
  8. Julian BJ Taylor

    1 El Damo0003
    2 Rebels CC
    3 Jets CC
    4 Youssou N'Dour's Prime Minister's XI
    5 Corsair Prycers
    6 Caloundra Lighthouses
    7 Sticky Wicket XI
    8 British Boozers
    9 Rams United (pretty much on batting only)
    10 The Royal Maharajahs (only because I don't know full 13)
    11 Porpoises
    12 Tunza CC
    13 Hartley CC
    14 Curb Crawlers CPL
    15 Hurricanes CPL

    (n/a The Beers)

    Didn't think I could objectively place my side in there really. I'd probably have myself in the top 10 though I guess.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  9. Julian BJ Taylor

    6 De Silva/Hopes
    7 Hopes/De Silva
    8 Adams

    Might be something you are doing if you need to win games.
  10. Ged GEC King

    I don't rate the Rebels batting at all. Sarwan was a severe **** up.
  11. Ged GEC King

    As it is, I'm one of the few teams to not have a shit fifth bowler. It'd be a bit of an overkill to have a bowling lineup of Sharma, Taylor, Adams, Hopes, Mendis, Watson.
  12. Julian BJ Taylor

    Thing is though. Sarwan is proven at test level. He's not brilliant, but for the middle order he will be fine.
  13. Ged GEC King

    As a third or fourth pick though, he's supposed to the gun of that middle order. I probably just don't know enough about the other lads but that middle order just looks soft to me.
  14. Julian BJ Taylor

    Van Jaarsveld is a gun. He'll average over 40 and Joyce is pretty solid as well. Similar picks to yours, but just from elsewhere. Smith and Attapattu will hold the key for Incey though.

    And just on your side Ged, I'd have taken a spinner as my last pick as I said and if I needed to win games late in the tournament you could have just moved Hopes up and brought him in. As it is though you can probably use Yuvraj as a prank slow option, not sure if he bowls in the longer form at all though.
  15. Incey BC Jacobs

    Prycers: Rana Naved

    Lighthouses: Mark Butcher

    Tunza: Johan Botha

    SWXI: Mo Kaif

    Crawlers: Murali Vijay, Imran Tahir, Johan van der Wath

    'Canes: Yusuf Pathan

    Royal: Michael Di Venuto, Ealham, Mark Cosgrove, George Bailey, Shoaib Malik

    Hartley: Nik Pothas, Adil Rashid, Ravi Bopara

    They are the ones missing from the first post...
  16. Ged GEC King

    As all good Sri Lankan batsman should, Paranavitana averages 30 odd with the ball in fc cricket as an offie.
  17. Julian BJ Taylor

    Hahaha, fair enough then.
  18. Julian BJ Taylor

    There you go Incey.
  19. Incey BC Jacobs

    You made me do that for nothing ****. :p
  20. Ged GEC King

    One bloke that I'm surprised didn't go is Lance Klusener. Averages 40 with the bat and 30 with the ball in fc cricket and had a 'decent' test record as their allrounder.
    On stats alone, this cool cat should have gone, too. http://www.cricinfo.com/india/content/player/29976.html
    What's the story with him not playing fc cricket in two yrs?

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