Draft: All-Time Cricket Sixes

Aislabie

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Morning all, and it's time for another draft. More specifically for something a bit different. In this draft, you will be picking an all-time team for a fictional sixes tournament. Like the Hong Kong Sixes, but with better players and more time travel.

For the sake of clarity, the imaginary tournament would have the following rules:
  • Each innings consists of five six-ball overs, for a total of 30 legitimate balls.
  • Five players will bowl one over each; the sixth player will keep wicket.
  • A team will be all out if they lose five wickets - there's no "last man stands"
I'm not planning to run a post-draft tournament or anything, I just thought those rules would help to inform some of your player selections. For example, Sunil Gavaskar probably isn't going to cut the mustard here.

Let's enjoy ourselves.

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  1. @Aislabie
  2. @Na Maloom Afraad
  3. @ahmedleo414
  4. @Yash.
  5. @VC the slogger
  6. @blockerdave
  7. @AsadRM
  8. @El Loco
  9. @CerealKiller
Draft Order
  1. @VC the slogger - :wi: :ar: Andre Russell
  2. @El Loco - :sri: :ar: Sanath Jayasuriya
  3. @blockerdave - :wi: :ar: Garfield Sobers
  4. @Na Maloom Afraad - :pak: :ar: Shahid Afridi
  5. @ahmedleo414 - :wi: :ar: Chris Gayle
  6. @Bevab - :eng: :ar: Gilbert Jessop
  7. @AsadRM - :saf: :wk: AB de Villiers
  8. @CerealKiller - :wi: :ar: Kieron Pollard
  9. @Aislabie - :nzf: :wk: Brendon McCullum
  10. @Yash. - :wi: :ar: Sunil Narine
  11. @Yash. - :aus: :wk: Adam Gilchrist
  12. @Aislabie - :eng: :bat: Graeme Hick
  13. @CerealKiller - :wi: :bat: Viv Richards
  14. @AsadRM - :pak: :ar: Abdul Razzaq
  15. @Bevab - :afg: :ar: Rashid Khan
  16. @ahmedleo414 - :ind: :wk: MS Dhoni
  17. @Na Maloom Afraad - :ind: :ar: Yuvraj Singh
  18. @blockerdave - :wi: :ar: Franklyn Stephenson
  19. @El Loco - :eng: :wk: Jos Buttler
  20. @VC the slogger :saf: :ar: Lance Klusener
  21. @Na Maloom Afraad - :aus: :wk: Ben Dunk
  22. @blockerdave - :eng: :wk: Marcus Trescothick
  23. @VC the slogger - :ind: :bat: Rohit Sharma
  24. @AsadRM - :ind: :wk: Lokesh Rahul
  25. @Yash. - :aus: :bat: Chris Lynn
  26. @Aislabie - :aus: :ar: Ian Harvey
  27. @Bevab - :aus: :ar: Shane Watson
  28. @CerealKiller - :ind: :wk: Rishabh Pant
  29. @ahmedleo414 - :eng: :ar: Tony Greig
  30. @El Loco - :wi: :bat: Clive Lloyd
  31. @El Loco - :eng: :ar: Graham Napier
  32. @ahmedleo414 - :saf: :ar: Jacques Kallis
  33. @CerealKiller - :nzf: :bat: Colin Munro
  34. @Bevab - :ind: :bat: Virender Sehwag
  35. @Aislabie - :pak: :ar: Wasim Akram
  36. @Yash. - :saf: :ar: Albie Morkel
  37. @AsadRM - :eng: :ar: Ben Stokes
  38. @VC the slogger - :saf: :ar: Jimmy Sinclair
  39. @blockerdave - :wi: :bat: Roy Fredericks
  40. @Na Maloom Afraad - :nzf: :ar: Corey Anderson
  41. @El Loco - :ind: :ar: Kapil Dev
  42. @blockerdave - :aus: :ar: Andrew Symonds
  43. @Aislabie - :sri: :bwl: Lasith Malinga
  44. @Na Maloom Afraad - :nzf: :ar: Lance Cairns
  45. @Yash. - :ind: :ar: Hardik Pandya
  46. @VC the slogger - :saf: :ar: Mike Procter
  47. @ahmedleo414 - :sri: :ar: Angelo Mathews
  48. @CerealKiller - :pak: :bwl: Waqar Younis
  49. @AsadRM - :aus: :ar: Glenn Maxwell
  50. @Bevab - :saf: :wk: Quinton de Kock
  51. @Bevab - :wi: :ar: Learie Constantine
  52. @AsadRM - :eng: :ar: Andrew Flintoff
  53. @CerealKiller
  54. @ahmedleo414
  55. @VC the slogger
  56. @Yash.
  57. @Na Maloom Afraad
  58. @Aislabie
  59. @blockerdave
  60. @El Loco
 
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Will we be allowed to only pick players from previous eras (because from your 'time travel' part I am guessing so)?
 

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Will we be allowed to only pick players from previous eras (because from your 'time travel' part I am guessing so)?
Present day players are allowed - there's no reason we couldn't have Hamidullah Qadri bowling at John Small, though neither would be a good pick
 

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I'm in if there is still space available.

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So we can choose any player we want??
 

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You may hate him all you want for the fact that he doesn't want to play Test cricket, but when it comes to hitting sixes, I doubt there is or has ever been a better man for the job than Andre Russell. Almost every significant knock played by him in the T20 format contains more sixes than fours, including his career best List-A score of 132* off just 56 balls contained just 7 fours and 13 sixes. Till date, he has struck a total of 425 sixes from 321 T20 matches at a strike-rate of 171.29, and has proven himself a more than useful operator with the ball claiming 291 wickets at an economy rate of 8.27 as well.



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