A T20 draft...cricket_icon & swacker's picks


Panel of Selectors
Oct 29, 2006
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OK Planet Cricket, time to get excited...it's time for the T20 draft! The idea is to pick the best team you can - based not on current form, but who the best T20 players are since T20 started in 2003. Too soon I hear you say? Not enough history? Well you're probably right, but it will be a fun way to fill in the time and get us in the mood before the T20 World Cup starts next month.

*24 hour time limit for your pick - but try to be a lot quicker :yes
*At least 6, at most 12 participants in the draft - sign up below
*My now favourite format of 1 round per country, plus 2 unrestricted rounds at the start. This time I've added a 12th round in which you pick not just 1, but 4 things! 1) a 12th man - presumably a decent fielder, 2) a coach - plenty to pick from because every T20 team has a coach, 3) a home field that your team will play at, and 4) a nickname for your team/franchise eg. Durban Dandelions

At this stage, I'm thinking of these eligibility rules:
*Players must have played T20 at either domestic and/or international level (ie. no Sobers or Bradman). So yes, if the player hasn't played a T20 international he can still be picked, provided he has played in official domestic T20s :yes I didn't want to discriminate against the modern T20 mercenary who may have never played for his country - or only played once or twice.
*Players who have played T20Is for 2 countries, can be picked for either one.
*For players who haven't played T20 for their country, first look at other formats (Tests and ODIs) to see which country they've represented, then if they haven't played internatioanlly at all, base their country off their Cricinfo profile.

For those who are new to drafts, you make your selections in the order I randomly assign and players/coaches/grounds CAN'T be chosen twice. Once it's your turn to pick you have a maximum of 24 hrs to make your choice. Hopefully it won't take that long though, keep checking regularly to see when it's your turn. If you're confused, the best idea is to look at our last draft and see how it worked. Here's the last one I ran:

Make a post below to register your interest! Looking to start in a few days - Monday might be the go - that way the Olympics can't distract anyone :) In the meantime I'll resurrect the all-time T20 XI thread and we can discuss our XIs to start building the excitement :D


Round 1: Any nation
farhan ahmed - Yuvraj Singh (India)
send2yaari - Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Andrin Issac- Virat Kohli (India)
sifter132 - Chris Gayle (West Indies)
User2010 - David Warner (Australia)
Fenil - Shane Watson (Australia)
The Author - Shane Warne (Australia)
swacker - Eoin Morgan (England)
Sedition - Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
Bevab - Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
cricket_icon - Umar Gul (Pakistan)

Round 2: Any nation
cricket_icon - Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)
Bevab - Matthew Hayden (Australia)
Sedition - Sunil Narine (West Indies)
swacker - Cameron White (Australia)
The Author - Graeme Hick (England)
Fenil - Kevin Pietersen (England)
User2010 - Andrew Symonds (Australia)
sifter132 - Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Andrin Issac - Gautam Gambhir (India)
send2yaari - Graeme Swann (England)
farhan ahmed - Virender Sehwag (India)

Round 3: Pakistan
User2010 - Azhar Mahmood
Fenil - Abdul Razzaq
Sedition - Rana Naved-ul-Hasan
cricket_icon - Imran Nazir
Bevab - Misbah-ul-Haq
send2yaari - Kamran Akmal
farhan ahmed - Mohammad Yousuf
Andrin Issac - Mohammad Hafeez
sifter132 - Umar Akmal
swacker - Sohail Tanvir
The Author - Imran Farhat

Round 4: England
The Author - Adam Hollioake
swacker - Ryan Sidebottom
sifter132 - Marcus Trescothick
Andrin Issac - Jonathon Trott
farhan ahmed - Alastair Cook
send2yaari - Owais Shah
Bevab - James Taylor
cricket_icon - Craig Kieswetter
StinkyBoHoon - Stuart Broad
Fenil - Matt Prior
User2010 - Dimitri Mascarenhas

Round 5: West Indies
StinkyBoHoon - Kieron Pollard
farhan ahmed - Darren Sammy
send2yaari - Dwayne Bravo
The Author - Dwayne Smith
swacker - Marlon Samuels
User2010 - Andre Russell
Fenil - Devendra Bishoo
Bevab - Kevon Cooper
cricket_icon - Darren Bravo
Andrin Issac - Ravi Rampaul
sifter132 - Jerome Taylor

Round 6: New Zealand
sifter132 - Daniel Vettori
Andrin Issac - Ross Taylor
cricket_icon - Scott Styris
Bevab - Nathan McCullum
Fenil - Shane Bond
User2010 - Tim Southee
swacker - Doug Bracewell
The Author - James Franklin
send2yaari - Jacob Oram
farhan ahmed - Kruger van Wyk
StinkyBoHoon - Craig McMillan

Round 7: India
swacker - Irfan Pathan
The Author - Suresh Raina
Bevab - Yusuf Pathan
cricket_icon - Ajinkya Rahane
Andrin Issac - Mahendra Singh Dhoni
sifter132 - Rohit Sharma
StinkyBoHoon - Ravichandran Ashwin
farhan ahmed - Manoj Tiwary
send2yaari - Sachin Tendulkar
User2010 - Pragyan Ojha
Fenil - Munaf Patel

Round 8: Australia
Fenil - David Hussey
User2010 - Adam Gilchrist
send2yaari - Dirk Nannes
farhan ahmed - Brett Lee
StinkyBoHoon - Michael Hussey
sifter132 - Mitchell Johnson
Andrin Issac - Steve Smith
cricket_icon - Pat Cummins
Bevab - Shaun Tait
The Author - Brad Hogg
swacker - Brad Hodge

Round 9: Sri Lanka
send2yaari - Mahela Jayawardene
farhan ahmed - Kumar Sangakkara
User2010 - Chaminda Vaas
Fenil - Tillakaratne Dilshan
StinkyBoHoon - Sanath Jayasuriya
Andrin Issac - Thisara Perera
sifter132 - Angelo Mathews
swacker - Suraj Randiv
The Author - Saman Jayantha
cricket_icon - Rangana Herath
Bevab - Muttiah Muralitharan

Round 10: Minnows (Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Netherlands etc.)
Bevab - Ryan ten Doeschate
cricket_icon - Shakib Al-Hasan
The Author - Boyd Rankin
swacker - Brendan Taylor
sifter132 - Abdur Razzak
Andrin Issac - Trent Johnston
StinkyBoHoon - Hamilton Masakadza
Fenil - George Dockrell
User2010 - Paul Stirling
farhan ahmed - Ed Rainsford
send2yaari - Hamid Hassan

Round 11: South Africa
Andrin Issac - AB de Villiers
sifter132 - Jacques Kallis
swacker - Graeme Smith
The Author - Herschelle Gibbs
Bevab - Morne van Wyk
cricket_icon - Albie Morkel
farhan ahmed - Dale Steyn
send2yaari - Morne Morkel
User2010 - Johan Botha
Fenil - Richard Levi
StinkyBoHoon - JP Duminy

Round 12: 12th man, coach, home ground and team name (can be from any nation)
StinkyBoHoon - Mitchell Starc/Stephen Fleming/Mumbai
Fenil - Shaun Marsh/Gary Kirsten/Perth
User2010 - Alfonso Thomas/Wasim Akram/Lord's
send2yaari - Shoaib Akhtar/Bob Woolmer/Melbourne
farhan ahmed - Amit Mishra/Sourav Ganguly/Kolkata
Bevab - RP Singh/Andy Flower/Cape Town
The Author - Mark Boucher/Nathan Bracken/Gibraltar
sifter132 - Ian Harvey/Lalchand Rajput/Dhaka
Andrin Issac - Luke Wright/Kapil Dev/Kochi


Kochi Killers Kerala (Andrin Issac)

1.Mohammad Hafeez
2.Gautam Gambhir
3.Virat Kohli
4.Jonathan Trott
5.AB de Villiers
6.Ross Taylor
7.MS Dhoni
8.Steve Smith
9.Thisara Perera
10.Trent Johnston
11.Ravi Rampaul

Luke Wright (12th man)
Kapil Dev (coach)
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi (venue)

Cricket United (Bevab)

:aus: :bat: Hayden
:saf: :wk: Van Wyk
:pak: :bat: Misbah :c:
:ind: :ar: Y. Pathan
:eng: :bat: J. Taylor
:ned: :ar: ten Doeschate
:nz: :ar: N. McCullum
:wi: :bwl: Cooper
:sri: :bwl: Malinga
:aus: :bwl: Tait
:sri: :bwl: Murali

:ind: :bwl: RP Singh (12th man)
:zim: Andy Flower (Coach)
:saf: Newlands, Cape Town (venue)


1. Imran Nazir
2. Craig Kieswetter WK
3. Darren Bravo
4. Ajhinka Rehane
5. Albie Morkel
6. Shakib Al-Hassan
7. Scott Styris
8. Rengana Herath
9. Saeed Ajmal
10. Pat Cummins
11. Umar Gul

BIAHR SUPER KING (farhan ahmed)

1):ind: Virender Sehwag (c)
2):eng: Alastair Cook
3):sri: Kumar Sangakkara (wk)
4):pak: Mohammad Yousuf
5):ind: Manoj Tiwary
6):ind: Yuvraj Singh
7):nz: Kruger van Wyk
8):wi: Darren Sammy
9):aus: Brett Lee
10):saf: Dale Steyn
11):zim: Ed Rainsford

:ind: Amit Mishra (12th man)
:ind: Sourav Ganguly (coach)
:ind: Eden Gardens, Kolkata (venue)

West Australian Jocunds (Fenil)

:aus: :ar: Shane Watson
:saf: :bat: Richard Levi
:eng: :bat: Kevin Pietersen
:sri: :arwk: TM Dilshan
:aus: :ar: David Hussey :c:
:eng: :wk: Matt Prior (wk)
:pak: :ar: Abdul Razzaq
:ire: :bwl: George Dockrell
:nz: :bwl: Shane Bond
:ind: :bwl: Munaf Patel
:wi: :bwl: Devendra Bishoo

:aus: :bat: Shaun Marsh (12th man)
:saf: Gary Kirsten (Coach)
:aus: WACA ground, Perth (venue)

Gryffindor (send2yaari)

:pak: :wk: Kamran Akmal
:ind: :bat: Sachin Tendulkar
:pak: :ar: Shahid Afridi
:eng: :bat: Owais Shah
:sri: :bat: Mahela Jayawardene
:wi: :ar: Dwayne Bravo
:nz: :ar: Jacob Oram
:eng: :bwl: Graeme Swann
:afg: :bwl: Hamid Hassan
:aus: :bwl: Dirk Nannes
:saf: :bwl: Morne Morkel

:pak: :bwl: Shoaib Akhtar (12th man)
:eng: Bob Woolmer (Coach)
:aus: Melbourne Cricket Ground (venue)

Just What the Dhaka Ordered (sifter132)

1 :wi: :ar: Chris Gayle (vc)
2 :eng: :bat: Marcus Trescothick
3 :saf: :ar: Jacques Kallis
4 :ind: :bat: Rohit Sharma
5 :aus: :ar: Mitchell Johnson
6 :pak: :wk: Umar Akmal (wk)
7 :sri: :ar: Angelo Mathews
8 :nz: :ar: Daniel Vettori (c)
9 :wi: :bwl: Jerome Taylor
10 :ban: :bwl: Abdur Razzak
11 :sri: :bwl: Ajantha Mendis

:aus: :ar: Ian Harvey (12th man)
:ind: Lalchand Rajput (coach)
:ban: Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka (venue)

JP and the sunshine band (StinkyBoHoon and Sedition)

:zim: Hamilton Masakadza
:sri: Sanath Jayasuriya
:nz: Brendon McCullum+
:aus: Michael Hussey
:saf: JP Duminy
:nz: Craig McMillan*
:wi: Kieron Pollard
:pak: Naved-ul-Hasan
:eng: Stuart Broad
:ind: Ravichandran Ashwin
:wi: Sunil Narine

:aus: Mitchell Starc (12th man)
:nz: Stephen Fleming (coach)
:ind: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (venue)


#01 Graeme Smith
#02 Brendan Taylor
#03 Brad Hodge
#04 Eoin Morgan
#05 Cameron White
#06 Marlon Samuels
#07 Irfan Pathan
#08 Doug Bracewell
#09 Sohail Tanvir
#10 Suraj Randiv
#11 Ryan Sidebottom

Mediocre Mavericks (The Author)

:pak: :bat: Imran Farhat
:eng: :bat: Graeme Hick
:saf: :bat: Herschelle Gibbs
:ind: :bat: Suresh Raina
:wi: :ar: Dwayne Smith
:nz: :ar: James Franklin
:sri: :ar: Saman Jayantha
:eng: :ar: Adam Hollioake
:aus: :bwl: Shane Warne *
:aus: :bwl: Brad Hogg
:ire: :bwl: Boyd Rankin

:saf: :wk: Mark Boucher (12th man)
:aus: Nathan Bracken (coach)
Victoria Ground, Gibraltar (venue)

Pommy Pommy, single Pommy, Tri Oz and 7 others XI (User2010)

:aus: David Warner
:aus: Adam Gilchrist :c: :wk:
:ire: Paul Stirling
:aus: Andrew Symonds
:pak: Azhar Mahmood
:wi: Andre Russell
:eng: Dimitri Mascarenhas
:saf: Johan Botha
:sri: Chaminda Vaas
:nz: Tim Southee
:ind: Pragyan Ojha

:saf: Alfonso Thomas (12th man)
:pak: Wasim Akram (coach)
:eng: Lord's (venue)
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ICC Board Member
Jun 13, 2009
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I'm interested. Should be fun.


National Board President
Mar 5, 2009
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really, really want to be in but I'm away on holiday for a week on tuesday and won't have access to a computer so I think I'll just sit it out. when I'm back I will be throwing my 2 cents about though.


Panel of Selectors
Oct 29, 2006
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really, really want to be in but I'm away on holiday for a week on tuesday and won't have access to a computer so I think I'll just sit it out. when I'm back I will be throwing my 2 cents about though.

Ah too bad - you can now be chief critic though :p

Added the order of rounds to the first post and will keep updating the names as people sign up :yes


International Cricketer
Nov 13, 2010
Smurf Village
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Argh! I'm sorry mate, but I won't be able to take part. Really want to though. Will follow this with great interest though :)


National Board President
Jun 20, 2005
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I think I'll just watch this one and leave it to the IPL and BBL fanatics. I don't really know much about T20 cricket.


Panel of Selectors
Oct 29, 2006
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^Fair enough - although who says you have to know anything? I don't think I've watched a whole IPL match since 2009 :p

So I count 8 signed up thus far, I'll give it another day and see what we get up to. Don't want to go past 12 though I think, that way everyone can have first choice in a round.

Oh and if anyone wants to be first (or last) picker in a particular round, speak up - and it will be so! The draft order works itself out to be fair anyway so there is no inherent advantage gained. In the mean time, post your all-time T20 XI in the other thread we've got going http://www.planetcricket.org/forums/cricket-discussion/all-time-t20-xi-81096.html - or fling some mud at someone elses :D


TCPL Bad Boys
Jan 3, 2010
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In the mean time, post your all-time T20 XI in the other thread we've got going All-time T20 XI - or fling some mud at someone elses
I'm not doing that. Whatever I'll pick as my XI here, that will be the best one. :p

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