ODI Cricket Draft: The Final

Discussion in 'Other Sport' started by Interval, Jun 17, 2019.

?

Who'd win?

Poll closed Jun 19, 2019.
  1. Crappy

    26.7%
  2. Harshad

    73.3%
  1. Jun 17, 2019
    #1

    Interval Level

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    10,507
    Location:
    Mostly harmless
    Please vote for one of the teams that you believe would win across conditions. Note that this is a sheep draft so its unlikely that the finalists would have achieved best of all time XI here. You just need to compare the two teams at play here

    Discussions encouraged. Write ups to follow

    @KM TWO DAY POLL PLEASE

    Team @harshad
    1. G Greenidge
    2. R Sharma
    3. V Richards
    4. J Kallis
    5. M Clarke
    6. M Hussey
    7. Imran Khan (c)
    8. A Carrey (wk)
    9. S Akhtar
    10. J Garner
    11. Y Chahal


    Team @crappycraperson
    1. D Warner
    2. S Ganguly
    3. K Sangakarra
    4. Steve Smith
    5. Md yousuf
    6. S Watson
    7. H Pandya
    8. Brett Lee
    9. S Warne (c)
    10. S Bond
    11. G McGrath

    Good luck gentleman
  2. Jun 17, 2019
    #2

    Interval Level

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    10,507
    Location:
    Mostly harmless
    Team @harshad
    [​IMG]

    Why I will win :
    - Great Openers who compliment the playing style of each other.
    - Solid middle order batsmen, led by the Sir Vivian Richards, who can consolidate and build in case of a top order collapse or build on the foundation laid by the top order
    - A goat bowler leading the attack with Imran Khan, Shoaib Akhtar and Jaques Kallis to support him.
    - A decent spinner in Chahal, who is quite underrated, with Sir Viv and Clarke to support him.

    Team @crappycraperson


    [​IMG]

    Batting -
    • Warner + Ganguly - One of modern era's most destructive opening batsmen with a top 5/10 ODI opener of all time.
    • Middler order is super solid with Sanga, Smith and Yousuf. Disagree with folks who want hitters at no.5 position. Having 3 solid middle order batsmen is a must against a good bowling attack.
    • Watson + Pandya - Two enforcers towards the lower order. Flexible batting order means they can get a promotion if required. Lee and Warne provide further batting support from the tail.

    Bowling -
    • Warne + McGrath - The best match winning bowling combo. Best ODI pace bowler of all time with the best (or second best) ODI spinner of all time.
    • Brett Lee & Shane Bond - Despite injuries, Bond is a good shout to be best ODI fast bowler for NZ. Brett Lee is underrated for the role he played for the all conquering Aussie side in 00s.
    • Watson, Pandya and Ganguly are great options for 5th bowling option. Watson and Ganguly both have more than 100 wickets. Smith can be a part time spinner if required.

    Match up

    Opposition bats deep too. So key would be the 3 pacers getting wickets early and then Warne putting further pressure. Viv gives the opposition an edge in batting but I believe I have the better bowling attack by some margin. Warne stands out as a spinner who can make a difference.
  3. Jun 17, 2019
    #3

    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Messages:
    47,268
    Poll added.
  4. Jun 17, 2019
    #4

    crappycraperson "Resident cricket authority" Scout

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    35,843
    Location:
    Interweb
    Chahal and Carrey in final 11 is super underwhelming. Closest unproven name I have is Hardik and his role is well covered by Watson. Chahal as one of your main 4 bowlers in all time ODI draft is super bleh.
  5. Jun 17, 2019
    #5

    NM Full Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    11,279
    Yes but a team with Viv, Imran, Greenidge and Kallis isnt losing. His strengths and GOATs are simply better than yours.
  6. Jun 17, 2019
    #6

    2mufc0 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    11,341
    Harshad's batting is :drool:
  7. Jun 17, 2019
    #7

    2mufc0 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    11,341
    Crappy's bowling is better but his middle order is too similar in terms of style. Sanga, Smith and MoYo are accumulators, a more powerful bat is needed.
  8. Jun 17, 2019
    #8

    crappycraperson "Resident cricket authority" Scout

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    35,843
    Location:
    Interweb
    Kallis isn't an ODI GOAT. Ganguly was a better ODI batsman than him.
  9. Jun 17, 2019
    #9

    crappycraperson "Resident cricket authority" Scout

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    35,843
    Location:
    Interweb
    I have two after them. Against Imran and Garner need a solid top 5 to lay the foundation before Watson and Hardik can attack.
  10. Jun 17, 2019
    #10

    NM Full Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    11,279
    As an all rounder he certainly was
  11. Jun 17, 2019
    #11

    2mufc0 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    11,341
    Hardick is pretty unproven in this company as for Watson his best game came as an opener in ODIs but he can be useful coming in to slog. It just seems you need a bit of acceleration in the middle order. On the other hand Harshad has both Viv and Hussey on both ends who can do this for him.

    Plus I also rate Akhtar highly in ODIs, he's atleast on par with both Bond and Lee imo.
  12. Jun 17, 2019
    #12

    crappycraperson "Resident cricket authority" Scout

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    35,843
    Location:
    Interweb
    Confident that Warner will take care of his middle order. Viv is best player in the game no question but McGrath is also the best pacer along with Warne and two very very good ODI bowlers.
  13. Jun 17, 2019
    #13

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

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    9,603
    Location:
    On a long road that returns to Old Trafford!!!
    Pretty sure my middle order will take Warner to the cleaners ;)

    Jokes aside, will give my thoughts in the morning
  14. Jun 18, 2019
    #14

    Interval Level

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    10,507
    Location:
    Mostly harmless
    @Rams special shout out to you to please vote
  15. Jun 18, 2019
    #15

    Moby Dick who hates the homeless

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Messages:
    34,932
    Location:
    Nicki Minaj's Secret Bedroom
    Harshad's batting is brilliant. Very complementary pairings from start to finish with immense quality.
  16. Jun 18, 2019
    #16

    Varun Moderator Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    44,277
    Location:
    Mumbai
    Crappy has by far the better team. Should be an easy win.
  17. Jun 18, 2019
    #17

    crappycraperson "Resident cricket authority" Scout

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    35,843
    Location:
    Interweb
    Majority doesn't think so. :) WTF you also voted for Harshad while saying this or is it a typo... :lol:

    Congrats @harshad
  18. Jun 18, 2019
    #18

    Varun Moderator Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    44,277
    Location:
    Mumbai
    Whoops, corrected the error.
  19. Jun 18, 2019
    #19

    12OunceEpilogue Full Member Scout

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    8,080
    Location:
    Wigan
    harshad's batting is just too good, but it feels wrong voting against such a fantastic bowling line-up as crappy's. For my shame I was in the draft group with harshad where he picked up Imran without a peep being said. I was so desperate for a half-decent bowler I didn't want to kick up a stink in case I ended up empty-handed.

    Anyway I prefer to focus on him getting Mr Cricket in round 1, top drafting that. Well done harshad.
  20. Jun 19, 2019
    #20

    Interval Level

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    10,507
    Location:
    Mostly harmless
    Final reminder. Last few hours
  21. Jun 19, 2019
    #21

    Rams aspiring to be like Ryan Giggs

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2000
    Messages:
    38,645
    Location:
    midtable anonymity
    Vote?
  22. Jun 19, 2019
    #22

    Interval Level

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    10,507
    Location:
    Mostly harmless
    Yeah. For one of the two teams above. The poll now seems to be closed but you can give in your two cents. Would be nice
  23. Jun 19, 2019
    #23

    Interval Level

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    10,507
    Location:
    Mostly harmless