Draft: Budget Draft: 10 Test Centuries

Aislabie

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Okay so we all have a lot of time at home at present, and the Panesar Draft has been moving rather slowly because there are so many of us. The last Budget Draft was based on Test averages, and this one is similar, but different.

You will have to select the best team you can, but they may have no more than ten Test centuries between them.
  • All players must have played at least one Test match.
  • All usual draft rules apply, such as the 24-hour window to make your pick.
Finally, this draft will have a hard limit of six people. This is because of how slowly the bigger drafts can move sometimes.

Okay, let's go!

Participants
  1. @Aislabie
  2. @Na Maloom Afraad
  3. @Yash.
  4. @blockerdave
  5. @VC the slogger
  6. @ahmedleo414
Draft Order
  1. @Yash. - :sri: :bwl: Muttiah Muralitharan (0)
  2. @Na Maloom Afraad - :eng: :ar: WG Grace (2)
  3. @Aislabie - :saf: :bat: Barry Richards (2)
  4. @VC the slogger - :ind: :bat: Vijay Merchant (3)
  5. @ahmedleo414 - :aus: :bwl: Shane Warne (0)
  6. @blockerdave - :saf: :bat: Jimmy Cook (0)
  7. @blockerdave - :saf: :ar: Mike Procter (0)
  8. @ahmedleo414 - :eng: :bwl: Jimmy Anderson (0)
  9. @VC the slogger - :eng: :bat: KS Ranjitsinhji (2)
  10. @Aislabie - :aus: :bat: Archie Jackson (1)
  11. @Na Maloom Afraad - :aus: :bwl: Glenn McGrath (0)
  12. @Yash. - :aus: :bat: Sid Barnes (3)
  13. @blockerdave - :saf: :ar: Trevor Goddard (1)
  14. @Yash. - :saf: :bat: Peter Kirsten (1)
  15. @Na Maloom Afraad - :wi: :bwl: Courtney Walsh (0)
  16. @Aislabie - :saf: :wkb: Lee Irvine (1)
  17. @VC the slogger - :aus: :bat: Brad Hodge (1)
  18. @ahmedleo414 - :eng: :ar: Wilfred Rhodes (2)
  19. @ahmedleo414 - :pak: :bwl: Waqar Younis (0)
  20. @VC the slogger - :aus: :ar: Monty Noble (1)
  21. @Aislabie - :eng: :bat: Douglas Jardine (1)
  22. @Na Maloom Afraad - :saf: :wkb: Pieter van der Bijl (1)
  23. @Yash. - :nzf: :bat: Stewie Dempster (2)
  24. @blockerdave - :aus: :bat: Stuart Law (0)
  25. @ahmedleo414 - :saf: :bwl: Dale Steyn (0)
  26. @blockerdave - :eng: :bat: Nawab of Pataudi (1)
  27. @Yash. - :aus: :ar: Michael Bevan (0)
  28. @Na Maloom Afraad - :eng: :bat: Duleepsinhji (3)
  29. @Aislabie - :ind: :ar: Ravindra Jadeja (1)
  30. @VC the slogger - :eng: :bat: David Steele (1)
  31. @VC the slogger - :nzf: :bat: Martin Donnelly (1)
  32. @Aislabie - :pak: :ar: Wasim Akram (3)
  33. @Na Maloom Afraad - :aus: :bwl: Dennis Lillee (0)
  34. @Yash. - :wi: :bwl: Malcolm Marshall (0)
  35. @blockerdave - :eng: :wk: Bob Taylor (0)
  36. @ahmedleo414- :ire: :bat: Ed Joyce (0)
  37. @VC the slogger - :pak: :wk: Taslim Arif (1)
  38. @ahmedleo414 - :wi: :wk: Deryck Murray (0)
  39. @blockerdave - :saf: :ar: Aubrey Faulkner (4)
  40. @Yash. - :wi: :bwl: Joel Garner (0)
  41. @Na Maloom Afraad - :ind: :ar: Lala Amarnath (1)
  42. @Aislabie - :eng: :bat: Tip Foster (1)
  43. @Aislabie - :wi: :bwl: Curtly Ambrose (0)
  44. @Na Maloom Afraad - :afg: :ar: Rashid Khan (0)
  45. @Yash. - :saf: :wk: Jock Cameron (0)
  46. @blockerdave - :wi: :bwl: Michael Holding (0)
  47. @ahmedleo414 - :ind: :bat: Chetan Chauhan (0)
  48. @VC the slogger - :eng: :bwl: Sydney Barnes (0)
  49. @Aislabie - :eng: :bwl: Hedley Verity (0)
  50. @VC the slogger - :aus: :ar: Alan Davidson (0)
  51. @ahmedleo414 - :saf: :ar: Shaun Pollock (2)
  52. @blockerdave - :zim: :bat: Murray Goodwin (3)
  53. @Yash. - :eng: :bwl: Fred Trueman (0)
  54. @Na Maloom Afraad - :aus: :ar: Slasher Mackay (0)
  55. @Na Maloom Afraad - :ind: :bat: Mayank Agarwal (3)
  56. @Yash. - :nzf: :ar: Richard Hadlee (2)
  57. @blockerdave - :zim: :ar: Heath Streak (1)
  58. @ahmedleo414 - :pak: :bat: Abdul Hafiz Kardar (0)
  59. @VC the slogger - LATE
  60. @Aislabie - :eng: :bwl: George Lohmann (0)
  61. @Na Maloom Afraad - :ind: :ar: Madnan Lal (0)
  62. @Aislabie - :sri: :wk: Niroshan Dickwella (0)
  63. @VC the slogger
  64. @ahmedleo414
  65. @blockerdave
  66. @Yash.
 
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My pick... Muttiah Muralidaran

Arguably the best ever bowler to have played the game of cricket. 800 test wickets at an average if 22..

Costs me zero centuries..

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Graeme Pollock. Okay, okay, I know you realize that this is the player that's my go to in every draft, but honestly, I don't think it's undeserved.

With the 10-Test Century limit, I think it's relatively easy to build a strong bowling line. That's why I wanna focus on my batsmen early on so I can (hopefully) get the best ones available before they're all gone, and for a player who scored less than 10 centuries, I think Pollock is arguably the best player I can pick for the coveted number three spot. I don't think it's an overkill at all.

You're next @Aislabie
 

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Just to clarify, I assume it’s no more than 10 centuries each, rather than 10 centuries across the board?

You will have to select the best team you can, but they may have no more than ten Test centuries between them.
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Just to clarify, I assume it’s no more than 10 centuries each, rather than 10 centuries across the board?
It was your post that made me realize that this rule is something I might need to re-check, and it turned out it wasn't what I first thought it was. :facepalm

@Aislabie can I change my pick?
 

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The way i understood it, that it was a cap of 10 centuries between 11 players
 

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Just to clarify, I assume it’s no more than 10 centuries each, rather than 10 centuries across the board?
It's ten in total; tried to be unambiguous.

@Aislabie can I change my pick?
Given that it was on the basis of understanding the rules of the draft, I'll happily let you go back and redress it. Although I may still go ahead and make my pick if I get to it before dinner.
 

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I'll happily let you go back and redress it.
WG Grace it is then. 54,211 first-class runs for the price of just 2 Test centuries? I'll happily take that over Pollock's 20,940 first-class runs for the price of 7 Test centuries. Even though Pollock might've been the better of two (even if just slightly), I think Grace is the more reasonable pick.
 

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