All Time Test Draft R2 - Prath92 vs Moby | Moby wins 8-5

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Who will win a 3 match series between the two?

Poll closed Dec 18, 2017.
  1. Team Prath92

    40.0%
  2. Team Moby

    60.0%
  1. Dec 17, 2017
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    prath92 Full Member

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    Welcome to the first game of the second round of the Test Cricket Draft game between @prath92 and @Moby . 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 Prath92

    Starting XI in the first two pitches

    1. Desmond Haynes
    2. Gary Kirsten
    3. David Gower
    4. Greg Chappell
    5. Nathan Astle
    6. VVS Laxman
    7. Imran Khan (c)
    8. Jeff Dujon (*)
    9. Garth McKenzie
    10. Courtney Walsh
    11. Andy Roberts
    Starting XI in Slow pitch assisting spin
    1. Desmond Haynes
    2. Gary Kirsten
    3. David Gower
    4. Greg Chappell
    5. VVS Laxman
    6. Imran Khan (c)
    7. Jeff Dujon (*)
    8. Harbhajan Singh
    9. Garth McKenzie
    10. Courtney Walsh
    11. Andy Roberts

    Team Moby

    01. Alastair Cook
    02. Ian Redpath
    03. Jacques Kallis
    04. Sachin Tendulkar
    05. Zaheer Abbas
    06. Steve Waugh (c)
    07. Rod Marsh (wk)
    08. Erapalli Prasanna
    09. Dale Steyn
    10. Colin Croft
    11. Joel Garner
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    Team Prath92

    Batting


    Desmond Haynes (avg 42.29 runs 7481)
    Gary Kirsten (avg 45.29 runs 7289)
    David Gower (avg 44.25 runs 8231)
    Greg Chappell (avg 53.86 runs 7110)
    Nathan Astle (avg 37.02 runs 4702)
    V.V.S. Laxman (avg 45.97 runs 8781)
    Imran Khan (avg 37.69 runs 3807)
    Jeff Dujon (avg 31.94 runs 3322)

    Harbhajan Singh (avg 20 runs 2224)

    Bowling

    Imran Khan (avg 22.81 wickets 362)
    Andy Roberts (avg 25.61 wickets 201)
    Courtney Walsh (avg 24.44 wickets 519)
    Graham McKenzie (avg 29.78 wickets 246)
    Harbhajan Singh (avg 32.46 wickets 417)

    Greg Chappell (avg 40.7 wickets 47)
    Nathan Astle (avg 42.01 wickets 51)

    Why we will win

    Moby has some excellent batsmen like sachin, . but we have some excellent bowlers who can make the difference. Imran Khan, Andy Roberts Courtney Walsh and Graham McKenzie were extremely fast and hard to face and add the variations in Imran’s arsenal will make life very difficult. McKenzie was extremely lethal in the 60s and was a very effective wicket taker. Nathan Astle and Greg Chappell will share the fifth bowler responsibilities in the first two pitches, both with more than 50 test wickets over their careers.

    In the slow pitches, Bhajji will replace Astle and will be added. He is quite used to win games on his own in such pitches (Australia 2001 comes to mind). Not to mention Imran and McKenzie are quite effective in such pitches as well

    Batting

    First two pitches


    We have a deep batting line up with no.8 Jeff dujon having a test batting average of 31. Wehave a solid middle order with David Gower, Greg Chappell, V.V.S. Laxman, Nathan Astle and Imran Khan are technically good and very dependable as well. Opening pair of Haynes and Gary Kirsten are GOAT worthy and very dependable.

    Spin pitch

    With Astle being removed, Dujon comes in at 7. However, Harbhajan at 8 has a test century to his name and is no slouch with the bat.
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    Team Moby


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    Basically.

    An absolutely brilliant batting that boasts of a tremendous volume of runs and some of the greatest test batsmen ever. Between Tendulkar, Kallis, Cook and Waugh they've scored a WHOPPING 50,000 RUNS. feck me lads, how do you stop that? I have FOUR batsmen who belong to the 10K club, out of the 12 total in the history of the game. Accompanying them there is Zaheer Abbas and Ian Redpath, who provide the style and substance, respectively.

    With the ball, I have three absolutely fearsome bowlers in Garner, Steyn and Croft. Garner and Steyn will open the bowling with absolutely hostile spells. Garner with unplayable bounce and Steyn's destructive movement will cause all sorts of problems. The spin is the genius of Prasanna, Kallis and Waugh complete the attack with the former having almost 300 wickets to his name, making this a well rounded attack who wouldn't give the opposition any breathing space.

    All this led by one of the greatest captains ever and one of the greatest keepers ever behind the stumps - all just fits in perfectly.
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    Like prath team, but voting against Kallis-Sachin is bloody hard.

    Hmmm...
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    I think my bowling is better. Walsh Roberts and Imran is a fearful attack imo.

    Batting wise, I think we have a line up which is just as solid if not slightly more. The openers we have are more dependable and Gower Chappell Laxman Astle and Imran give us a solid middle order which isn’t any less than Moby’s
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    I like both teams :(, both pace attacks are frightening , Moby has SRT but then i see G Chappell lining up for Prath. Tough choice, will follow the discussion and points from both managers.
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    I think Moby’s batting especially his MO is better comparatively otherwise it looks a even contest.
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    That’s a fair point though I think that’s offset by openers where I think I have the better pair?
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    I like Haynes and Kristen at the same time Cook is best morden opener along with Redpath this is really hard to choose,but when it come to individual preference,taste or whatever you call it I would go with H&K.
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    Can’t vote for anyone who beat me
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    Agreed but his middle order is better. I'd give him the edge batting wise but there's not a big gap. I think Imran - Walsh - Roberts is scary enough to overcome that, but this one is very close.