All time Test Draft R1 - Crappy vs Harshad/indnyc | Crappy wins 13-7

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Who will win a 3 match series between the two?

Poll closed Dec 13, 2017.
  1. Team Crappy

    60.9%
  2. Team Harshad

    39.1%
  1. Dec 12, 2017
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    prath92 Full Member

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    Welcome to the fifth game of the Test Cricket Draft game between @crappycraperson and @harshad /@Indnyc . These teams will be involved in 3 game series in

    1. A flat track
    2. A green track aiding swing
    3. A slow track aiding spin

    Teams

    Team Crappy


    1. Gordon Greenidge
    2. Alec Stewart (wk)
    3. Dean Jones (Moves to 6 for spin track)
    4. Aravinda De Silva
    5. Michael Clarke (c)
    6. Faf Du Plesis (Dropped for spin track)
    7. Ian Botham
    8. Chris Cairns
    9. Michael Holding
    10. Bob Willis
    11. Bishan Singh Bedi

    Cheteshwar Pujara (No.3 for Spin track)

    Team Harshad/Indnyc

    1. Andrew Strauss
    2. Michael Atherton
    3. Vivian Richards
    4. Martin Crowe
    5. Mohammed Azharuddin
    6. Saleem Malik*
    7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk)
    8. Anil Kumble
    9. Dale Steyn
    10. PS De Villiers
    11. Makhaya Ntini

    *Heath Streak comes on for Saleem Malik in the Bowling pitch (PItch 2)
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    Team Crappy

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    Line ups -

    - 1-11 as listed for flat and pace friendly tracks
    - Pujara comes in at 3 and Dean Jones moves to 6 for spin friendly tracks with Faf Du Plesis being dropped.

    Batting

    Greenidge, one of the best opening batsmen of all time, leads the line up. Middle order is composed of seasoned cricketers who played against top bowlers of their team. Clarke being the anchor, having been the best test batsmen of his time for couple of years running. Despite his average not being sky high, Silva was the best SL batsmen of his generation. Faf has shown his mettle for SA in trying circumstances. On Spin friendly tracks, Pujara will be Dravid-Lite at no.3, he average 60+ in India for example. Botham at no.7 is as good as any other batsmen, he has 6 hundreds from the same position. Cairns at 8 is a luxury and Holding was no mug with bat, leading to a very deep batting line up.

    Bowling

    Holding, whispering death, leads the pace attack with ample support from Willis, Botham and Cairns. That's 4 frontline bowlers right there with figures to reflect the same. Enough to pin back any line up on any track, let alone pace friendly one. Bishan Singh Bedi, one of the most wily and intelligent spinners of all time, carries the burden of being the main spinner. Clarke and Silva are more than handy part time spinners to come into play on spin friendly track, Clarke has taken 5 wickets in an innings twice.

    Overall, the team has multitude of options in bowling to trouble any line up while a solid and deep batting line up.
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    Team Harshad/Indnyc

    OUR BATTING:

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    OUR BOWLING:​

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    The * is just so that the numbers dont get converted to date.

    Heath Streak comes in place of Salim Malik on the Green Top
    1) Great English opening partnership who are equally comfortable against spin and pace

    2) Viv Richards :keano:
    3) Between Ntini,Steyn,De villiars and Jumbo taking 20 wickets isn’t going to be a problem against the best batsmen. On green tops, add heath streak and that’s as completes line up as possible

    4) Azhar, Crowe, Malik and Dhoni is a spectacular middle order with consistent performances. Streak instead of Malik in fast pitches was no slouch with the bat either. One of the more underrated all rounders of the game
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Good Luck Crappy!
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    I don't think oppo's middle order is good for any track which assists pace. Azhar, Malik and Dhoni- all see a considerable drop in their average away from home (subcontinental conditions). His batting will come down to Viv in those conditions
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    Though one to decide.
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Crowe?
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Crowe?
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    I didn't mention as someone who would struggle in swing friendly conditions. Viv is a standout so I just wanted to give him a shout out.

    Seeing the line ups, this match up is a very bad luck for both of us. Both IMO would have beaten both teams in at least half of the other match ups.
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Yeah I agree.
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Speaking of playing on fast track - one of Azhars finest innings came in Cape Town while batting with Sachin:

  19. Dec 12, 2017
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    Erm, Not really. Most teams have their fair share of strengths and weaknesses.
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    Ain't nobody voting for a crappy team.
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    Ah well.. Great team.. Now hope we don’t lose the first round in the other draft :lol: