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Legends At Battle: 2020 edition
This league is a spin-off of Legends At Battle, with a theme loosely based on the happenings of the year 2020 that has proved eventful so far to say the least with some new calamity or the other cropping up with every passing month. There's literally no telling what's about to happen next; my own personal experiences thus far have included jumping over a fire at the start of the year, losing an extremely close work associate, almost being run over by a taxi whilst crossing the street, badly injuring my ankle whilst training to the point where I couldn't walk without a crutch, then recovering against all odds to achieve my best ever fitness levels yet (even better than my coach IMO :p), even regaining a lot of my lost hair, only to have the Covid pandemic strike when I could have otherwise absolutely killed it in the dating game, then being stuck away from home at my office for three months during lockdown, having a super-cyclone hit my city during which a tin roof nearly fell on my head whilst I tried to get a peek outside, had another ceiling collapse in my workplace when I was out luckily. And that's just off the top of my head, and the year is still only half done..

Similarly in this league, rather than selecting squads by themselves, managers who sign up here will simply be given 14 players at random before EVERY game to pick from. To fully understand the ramifications of this you could either end up with this guy in your team or this guy, end up with a contest like this or this.. I mean there's just no telling what card you'll be dealt and it's totally up to fate or rather random.org to be more precise. Still keen on signing up?

1) Firstly, I go to statsguru on cricinfo and set the criteria as all players to have played a Test/ODI/T201 since 1877, the year the first ever Test match was played.
2) Secondly, I include only the following teams in my query: Afghanistan, Africa XI, Asia XI, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, East Africa, England, Germany (you'd be surprised at some of the players they have), Hong Kong, ICC World XI, India, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Singapore (for having beaten Zimbabwe not too long ago), South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, USA, West Indies and Zimbabwe. For obvious reasons, I've excluded every other non-ODI team save for Germany and Singapore so as to avoid diluting the talent pool further.
3) A total of 174 pages of players appeared and I set the list in alphabetical order to mix things up further.
4) Then, I open Random.org on one tab and set the numbers between 1 to 174 for the no of pages on display. So, if the number generated is 15, I head to page 15 and make my selection from there.
5) I open Random.org again on another tab and set it to generate numbers between 1 to 8 to get one of the following player types:

1 - Specialist batsman
2 - Batting AR
3 - Pace bowler
4 - Spin bowler
5 - Pace/spin bowling AR
6 - Genuine AR
7 - Wicket-keeper
8 - Wicket-keeper batsman

If a page lacks a certain type of player I need, I simply generate a different number and look at another page for my pick.

6) Every page normally contains at least 2-3 choices of each player type, so from there it's a small matter of opening random.org in yet another tab to finalize a particular pick.
7) The three strikes rule will apply here, i.e a player who has appeared in more than 3 matches during the course of the tournament will be ruled out for the remainder of the competition. This is to ensure rotation and also so that the likes of Bradman, Richards, McGrath etc don't end up completely dominating every match.
8) If a ruled out player gets accidentally picked by random.org, you stand to gain a non-Test/ODI/T20I player as an almost like-for-like replacement. Which means the likes of Bart King, Franklyn Stephenson, Mahadevan Sathasivam, Shantanu Sugwekar, Frant Tarrant etc are definitely not out of the race.
9) Also, all matches will be in the 50-over format. So I wouldn't be too glad if I got somebody like Douglas Jardine in my XI, even though he averages an excellent 48 with the bat in Test cricket.

Okay, so because of the sheer number of players I would have to enter into the sim every round, I won't be looking for more than 6-8 signups at the most. This is one of those instances where more isn't necessarily merrier.
 
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Fixtures & Results

Round 1

Deccan Chargers v PlanetCricket Raptors at Hyderabad - Deccan Chargers won by 11 runs
Baker Street Boys v The Wristy Strokers at Lord's - The Wristy Strokers won by 11 runs
Dam Mastam v Shaheens at Multan - Dam Mastam won by 9 runs
Horn OK Please v Neptune at Malahide - Neptune won by 31 runs
Hunry Hirani Hurricanes v Mean Machines at Bay Oval - HH Hurricanes won by 5 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Jharkhand Burnlights v Markkkkk's Men at Ranchi - Markkkkk's Men won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)


Round 2

The Wristy Strokers v Markkkkk's Men at Adelaide - The Wristy Strokers won by 76 runs
Mean Machines v Jharkhand Burnlights at Lahore - Mean Machines won by 64 runs
Neptune v Hunry Hirani Hurricanes at Cape Town - Neptune won by 23 runs
PlanetCricket Raptors v Horn OK Please at Bengaluru - Horn OK Please won by 3 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Shaheens v Deccan Chargers at Karachi - Deccan Chargers won by 4 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Baker Street Boys v Dam Mastam at Lord's - Dam Mastam won by 1 run

Round 3

Dam Mastam v The Wristy Strokers at Multan
Deccan Chargers v Baker Street Boys at Hyderabad
Horn OK Please v Shaheens at Malahide
Hunry Hirani Hurricanes v PlanetCricket Raptors at Bay Oval
Jharkhand Burnlights v Neptune at Ranchi
Markkkkk's Men v Mean Machines at Johannesburg


Round 4

The Wristy Strokers v Mean Machines at Adelaide
Neptune v Markkkkk's Men at Cape Town
PlanetCricket Raptors v Jharkhand Burnlights at Bengaluru
Shaheens v Hunry Hirani Hurricanes at Karachi
Baker Street Boys v Horn OK Please at Lord's
Dam Mastam v Deccan Chargers at Multan


Round 5

Deccan Chargers v The Wristy Strokers at Hyderabad
Horn OK Please v Dam Mastam at Malahide
Hunry Hirani Hurricanes v Baker Street Boys at Bay Oval
Jharkhand Burnlights v Shaheens at Ranchi
Markkkkk's Men v PlanetCricket Raptors at Johannesburg
Mean Machines v Neptune at Lahore


Round 6

The Wristy Strokers v Neptune at Adelaide
PlanetCricket Raptors v Mean Machines at Bengaluru
Shaheens v Markkkkk's Men at Karachi
Baker Street Boys v Jharkhand Burnlights at Lord's
Dam Mastam v Hunry Hirani Hurricanes at Multan
Deccan Chargers v Horn OK Please at Hyderabad


Round 7

Horn OK Please v The Wristy Strokers at Malahide
Hunry Hirani Hurricanes v Deccan Chargers at Bay Oval
Jharkhand Burnlights v Dam Mastam at Ranchi
Markkkkk's Men v Baker Street Boys at Johannesburg
Mean Machines v Shaheens at Lahore
Neptune v PlanetCricket Raptors at Cape Town


Round 8

The Wristy Strokers v PlanetCricket Raptors at Adelaide
Shaheens v Neptune at Karachi
Baker Street Boys v Mean Machines at Lord's
Dam Mastam v Markkkkk's Men at Multan
Deccan Chargers v Jharkhand Burnlights at Hyderabad
Horn OK Please v Hunry Hirani Hurricanes at Malahide


Round 9

Hunry Hirani Hurricanes v The Wristy Strokers at Bay Oval
Jharkhand Burnlights v Horn OK Please at Ranchi
Markkkkk's Men v Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg
Mean Machines v Dam Mastam at Lahore
Neptune v Baker Street Boys at Cape Town
PlanetCricket Raptors v Shaheens at Bengaluru


Round 10

The Wristy Strokers v Shaheens at Adelaide
Baker Street Boys v PlanetCricket Raptors at Lord's
Dam Mastam v Neptune at Multan
Deccan Chargers v Mean Machines at Hyderabad
Horn OK Please v Markkkkk's Men at Malahide
Hunry Hirani Hurricanes v Jharkhand Burnlights at Bay Oval


Round 11

Jharkhand Burnlights v The Wristy Strokers at Ranchi
Markkkkk's Men v Hunry Hirani Hurricanes at Johannesburg
Mean Machines v Horn OK Please at Lahore
Neptune v Deccan Chargers at Cape Town
PlanetCricket Raptors v Dam Mastam at Bengaluru
Shaheens v Baker Street Boys at Karachi



1st Semi-final

1st placed v 4th placed at TBA

2nd Semi-final

2nd placed v 3rd placed at TBA

Final

TBA v TBA at TBA
 

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(Hopefully I will not end up with Ray Price type player, which you got because of me in IPL Draft :p)
And some of the incidents that you mentioned are truly shocking
 

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I think that's more than enough signups. Now if y'all would be so kind as to pick your home grounds (must be an active international venue; no time travel allowed this time) and your lineups, we can get things going around here..

Round 1

Markkkkk's XI v CerealKiller's XI
NePtuNe Gaming's XI v Rabbit Hood's XI
Akshay.'s XI v ahmedleo414's XI
Yash.'s XI v NMA's XI
Bye: Naman Thakur's XI

Round 2

ahmedleo414's XI v Yash.'s XI
Rabbit Hood's XI v Akshay.'s XI
CerealKiller's XI v NePtuNe Gaming's XI
Naman Thakur's XI v Markkkkk's XI
Bye: NMA's XI

Round 3

NePtuNe Gaming's XI v Naman Thakur's XI
Akshay.'s XI v CerealKiller's XI
Yash.'s XI v Rabbit Hood's XI
NMA's XI v ahmedleo414's XI
Bye: Markkkkk's XI

Round 4

Rabbit Hood's XI v NMA's XI
CerealKiller's XI v Yash.'s XI
Naman Thakur's XI v Akshay.'s XI
Markkkkk's XI v NePtuNe Gaming's XI
Bye: ahmedleo414's XI

Round 5

Akshay.'s XI v Markkkkk's XI
Yash.'s XI v Naman Thakur's XI
NMA's XI v CerealKiller's XI
ahmedleo414's XI v Rabbit Hood's XI
Bye: NePtuNe Gaming's XI

Round 6

CerealKiller's XI v ahmedleo414's XI
Naman Thakur's XI v NMA's XI
Markkkkk's XI v Yash.'s XI
NePtuNe Gaming's XI v Akshay.'s XI
Bye: Rabbit Hood's XI

Round 7

Yash.'s XI v NePtuNe Gaming's XI
NMA's XI v Markkkkk's XI
ahmedleo414's XI v Naman Thakur's XI
Rabbit Hood's XI v CerealKiller's XI
Bye: Akshay.'s XI

Round 8

Naman Thakur's XI v Rabbit Hood's XI
Markkkkk's XI v ahmedleo414's XI
NePtuNe Gaming's XI v NMA's XI
Akshay.'s XI v Yash.'s XI
Bye: CerealKiller's XI

Round 9

NMA's XI v Akshay.'s XI
ahmedleo414's XI v NePtuNe Gaming's XI
Rabbit Hood's XI v Markkkkk's XI
CerealKiller's XI v Naman Thakur's XI
Bye: Yash.'s XI


Playoffs

Qualifying Final 1

1st placed v 2nd placed

Elimination Final

3rd placed v 4th placed


Qualifying Final 2

Loser of QF1 v Winner of EF


Final

Winner of QF 1 v Winner of QF 2

Your squads for the first round are:

:stl: :wkb: Johnson Charles
:zim: :wkb: Tino Mawoyo

:aus: :ar: Marnus Labuschagne
:aus: :ar: Monty Noble

:nzf: :ar: Anaru Kitchen
:nzf: :ar: Vic Pollard

:ind: :ar: Kapil Dev
:eng: :ar: Wilfred Rhodes

:eng: :wk: Bruce French
:eng: :ar: Ray Illingworth

:ned: :bwl: Bernard Loots

:eng: :bwl: Jack Leach
:eng: :bwl: Charles Marriott
:zim: :bwl: Wellington Masakadza
:saf: :ar: Eddie Barlow
:uae: :bat: Faizan Asif

:ban: :arwk: Ehsanul Haque
:saf: :bat: John Nicolson
:saf: :bat: Dudley Nourse

:pak: :arwk: Aftab Baloch
:eng: :ar: Jamie Dalrymple
:eng: :ar: Tony Greig

:ind: :ar: Stuart Binny

:eng: :ar: Tim Bresnan
:eng: :bwl: Darren Gough
:ind: :ar: Iqbal Siddiqui
:nzf: :bwl: Andy McKay

:pak: :wk: Masood Iqbal
:eng: :bat: Jason Roy
:guy: :bat: Ken Wishart

:aus: :wkb: Jimmy Maher
:guy: :bat: Ramnaresh Sarwan

:aus: :ar: Allan Border

:wi: :ar: Rahkeem Cornwall
:ind: :ar: Chetan Sharma

:pak: :bwl: Ehsan Adil
:eng: :bwl: Jon Lewis
:eng: :bwl: Arthur Mold
:eng: :ar: Fred Root
:nzf: :bwl: Richard Webb

:eng: :bwl: Eric Hollies
:tat: :bwl: Imtiaz Ali
:aus: :wkb: Ryan Campbell
:aus: :bat: Matthew Elliott

:guy: :wkb: Robert Christiani
:aus: :ar: Mitchell Marsh

:ind: :ar: Dattu Phadkar
:ned: :ar: Michael Rippon

:jam: :wk: Jackie Hendriks
:oma: :ar: Aamir Kaleem

:nzf: :ar: Graeme Aldridge
:saf: :bwl: Gobo Ashley
:sri: :bwl: Stanley de Silva
:hkg: :bwl: Tanveer Ahmed

:tat: :bwl: Jack Noreiga
:aus: :bwl: Bill O'Reilly
:ind: :ar: Sourav Ganguly
:ind: :ar: Virender Sehwag

:pak: :wk: Imtiaz Ahmed
:zim: :bat: Andy Pycroft

:ban: :ar: Naeem Islam
:ire: :bat: Greg Thompson

:eng: :wk: James Foster
:eng: :wk: Arthur McIntyre

:aus: :bwl: Prof Edwards
:eng: :ar: George Macaulay

:guy: :bwl: Devendra Bishoo
:saf: :ar: Keshav Maharaj
:aus: :bwl: Arthur Mailey
:hkg: :bwl: Mohammad Ghazanfar
:ber: :wkb: Chris Foggo
:sri: :ar: Danushka Gunathilaka
:saf: :bat: Loius Tancred

:ind: :bat: Rahul Dravid
:eng: :bat: William Scotton

:guy: :ar: Carl Hooper

:eng: :ar: Liam Dawson
:eng: :ar: Chris Woakes

:pak: :ar: Arif Butt
:eng: :ar: George Geary
:eng: :bwl: Matthew Hoggard
:aus: :bwl: Ernie McCormick

:nep: :bwl: Sandeep Lamichhane
:eng: :ar: Jack White
:aus: :bat: Joe Darling
:nzf: :wkb: Bryan Young

:jam: :ar: Maurice Foster
:uae: :bat: Naeemuddin Aslam

:stk: :ar: Keith Arthurton
:zim: :ar: Sikandar Raza

:saf: :ar: Xen Balaskas
:ire: :wk: Lorcan Tucker

:wi: :bwl: Ian Allen
:ire: :ar: Trent Johnston
:ind: :bwl: Ashish Nehra
:aus: :bwl: Daniel Worrall

:eng: :ar: Gareth Batty
:eng: :bwl: Colin Blythe
:pak: :bat: Alimuddin
:ban: :wkb: Harunur Rashid
:eng: :wk: Craig Kieswetter

:nzf: :bat: Mark Burgess
:eng: :ar: Jack Mason

:saf: :ar: Kim Elgie
:pak: :ar: Rizwan Ahmed
:nzf: :wk: Adam Parore

:aus: :ar: Sydney Burke
:aus: :bwl: Josh Hazlewood
:sri: :ar: Nuwan Kulasekara

:aus: :bwl: Tom McKibbin
:ind: :bwl: Shahbaz Nadeem
:eng: :ar: Sam Staples
:uae: :ar: Arshad Ali
:eng: :bat: Percy Holmes
:aus: :wk: Tim Paine

:aus: :bat: Reginald Allen
:ind: :bat: Dilip Sardesai

:eng: :ar: Alec Hearne
:aus: :ar: Alfred Marr
:sri: :ar: Dasun Shanaka

:pak: :ar: Hasan Jamil
:eng: :ar: Vallance Jupp
:oma: :wkb: Naseem Khushi

:ind: :bwl: Tinu Yohannan
:pak: :ar: Zafar Iqbal

:eng: :ar: Jim Laker

To those who didn't get the players they would have expected, you guys knew what you were signing up for.. And I didn't think flashy team names to be necessary this time around, but feel free to change it if you so wish..


@ahmedleo414 @Akshay. @CerealKiller @Markkkkk @Na Maloom Afraad @Naman Thakur @NePtuNe Gaming @Rabbit Hood @Yash.
 
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:eng: :bat: Percy Holmes
:aus: :wk: Tim Paine :c:
:aus: :bat: Reginald Allen
:ind: :bat: Dilip Sardesai
:sri: :ar: Dasun Shanaka
:eng: :ar: Alec Hearne
:pak: :ar: Hasan Jamil
:eng: :ar: Vallance Jupp
:pak: :ar: Zafar Iqbal
:eng: :ar: Jim Laker
:ind: :bwl: Tinu Yohannan

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(just call my team that)

:ber: :wkb: Chris Foggo :wk:
:sri: :ar: Danushka Gunathilaka
:saf: :bat: Loius Tancred
:ind: :bat: Rahul Dravid :c:
:eng: :bat: William Scotton
:guy: :ar: Carl Hooper :bwl:
:eng: :ar: Liam Dawson :bwl:
:eng: :ar: Chris Woakes :bwl:
:eng: :ar: George Geary :bwl:
:eng: :bwl: Matthew Hoggard :bwl:
:nep: :bwl: Sandeep Lamichhane :bwl:


To be honest, we could've ended up far worst. National Stadium in Karachi will be my homeground BTW.​
 

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