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ahmedleo414

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My Final pick

I left for this to my last pick because I had two picks which I couldn't decide between.

One was a good batsman and a decent keeper, other was a decent batsman and a great keeper...

I ended up going with the latter, Godfrey Evans


StatsMatchesRunsHSBatting Ave100s/50sCatches/Stumps
First Class46514,88214421.227/62816/250
Test912,43910420.492/8173/46

Bio from cricinfo:

Godfrey Evans was arguably the best wicketkeeper the game has ever seen. Debates about wicketkeepers cannot be stilled by statistics but what is beyond question is that Evans was the game's most charismatic keeper: the man who made the game's least obtrusive specialism a spectator sport in itself. His energy and enthusiasm brought the best out of other fielders, whatever the state of the game. But he added to that a technical excellence that has probably never been surpassed.

My team so far:

  1. :aus: :bat: Bill Ponsford
  2. :saf: :bat: Barry Richards
  3. :aus: :bat: Ian Chappell
  4. :aus: :bat: Greg Chappell
  5. :pak: :ar: Imran Khan
  6. :wi: :bat: Sir Clive Lloyd :c:
  7. :eng: :wk: Godfrey Evans
  8. :eng: :ar: Freddie Brown
  9. :ind: :bwl: Anil Kumble
  10. :wi: :bwl: Courtney Walsh
  11. :eng: :bwl: Ken Higgs
@Parth D is next, but @ddrap14 you can go ahead
 

mohsin7827

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7. Trevor Bailey

Batting & Fielding​

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test6191142290134*29.741102320
FC68210722152864120533.4228150426
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test6195971238561327/3411/9829.2173.50551
FC68211665948170208210/9023.1356.0011013

Trevor Bailey was one of the hardest, most doughty opponents you would wish to meet. An outstanding fast-medium bowler, brilliant fielder and generally dull batsman, whose resolute defence, rescued England from many a fix and earned him the nickname "Barnacle".

A precocious schoolboy cricketer at Dulwich, he played for England at Lord's in 1944 and after a spell in national service, became a regular in the Essex side and won Blues in 1947 and 1948 at Cambridge. He made his Test debut in 1949, and for a decade, during which time England were the leading side in the world, he was at the heart of the team.

He thrived in a crisis and in 1953, when England regained the Ashes after 19 years, their success owed much to him. At Lord's he batted for four-and-a-half hours in a famous last-day stand with Willie Watson, and at Headingely he bowled negative leg theory to put the skids on Australia's push for victory. That winter he took 7 for 34 against a powerful West Indies. He bowed out after England's wretched Ashes series in 1958-59, during which he made first-class cricket's slowest half-century, in 357 minutes at Brisbane, one of 14 matches in which he opened.

For many years, Bailey was Essex, acting as club secretary from 1955 to 1967 and captain from 1961 to 1966. He passed 1000 runs 18 times and took 100 wickets on nine occasions. He achieved the double eight times , the most for any post-war player, tied with Fred Titmus. Bailey was also a skilled footballer, winning a Blue as well as an FA Amateur Cup medal with Walthamstow Avenue.

After retiring he wrote books and for newspapers, and became a popular member of the Test Match Special team on the BBC.
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ahmedleo414

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@Parth D to finish his team.

@qpeedore if you are able to do an analysis that would be amazing!

I'll try to stimulate a knockout style tournament in cricket captain
 

Parth D

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2. Virender Sehwag



FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1041806858631949.341044182.232332123391910
FC194321111468331947.3642551660
  1. :eng: :bat: Mike Atherton
  2. :ind: :bat: Virender Sehwag
  3. :aus: :bat: Norm O'Neill
  4. :eng: :bat: Ian Bell
  5. :wi: :bat: Sir Vivian Richards
  6. :ind: :wkb: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  7. :ind: :ar: Polly Umrigar
  8. :saf: :ar: Shaun Pollock
  9. :aus: :bwl: Bill O'Reilly
  10. :ind: :bwl: Ishant Sharma
  11. :eng: :bwl: Stuart Broad
 

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Thank you to everyone that participated in the tournament. There will be Alphabet Draft part 2 coming soon.

Here is everyone's full teams.

Batting order@ahmedleo414@Murtaza96@AsadRM@Parth D@ddrap14@Ashutosh.@qpeedore@mohsin7827
1:aus: :bat: Bill Ponsford:eng: :bat: Alastair Cook:aus: :bat: Justin Langer:eng: :bat: Michael Atherton:eng: :bat: Herbert Sutcliffe:wi: :bat: Chris Gayle:ind: :bat: Sunil Gavaskar:aus: :bat: Usman Khawaja
2:saf: :bat: Barry Richards:pak: :bat: Younis Khan:saf: :bat: Hashim Amla:ind: :bat: Virender Sehwag:pak: :bat: Inzamam-ul-Haq:aus: :bat: Matthew Hayden:saf: :bat: Dean Elgar:ind: :bat: Navjot Sidhu
3:aus: :bat: Ian Chappell:nzf: :wkb: Brendon McCullum:pak: :bat: Misbah-ul-Haq:aus: :bat: Norm O'Neill:ind: :bat: Sourav Ganguly:saf: :wkb: AB de Villiers:eng: :bat: Nasser Hussain:zim: :wkb: Andy Flower
4:aus: :bat: Greg Chappell:eng: :bat: Eoin Morgan:wi: :bat: Sir Everton Weekes:eng: :bat: Ian Bell:eng: :bat: Wally Hammond:eng: :wkb: Ollie Pope:eng: :bat: Elias "Patsy" Hendren:aus: :bat: Sir Don Bradman
5:pak: :ar: Imran Khan:ind: :wkb: Rahul Dravid:ind: :bat: VVS Laxman:wi: :bat: Sir Vivian Richards:eng: :bat: Graham Thorpe:ind: :bat: Sachin Tendulkar:eng: :bat: Joe Root:aus: :wkb: Adam Gilchrist
6:wi: :bat: Sir Clive Lloyd:ind: :wkb: Parthiv Patel:wi: :bat: Brian Lara:ind: :wkb: MS Dhoni:eng: :ar: Bill Edrich:eng: :ar: Ian Botham:aus: :ar: Warwick Armstrong:eng: :bat: Kevin Pietersen
7:eng: :wk: Godfrey Evans:pak: :bwl: Hasan Ali:eng: :ar: Alan Oakman:ind: :ar: Polly Umrigar:wi: :wkb: Jeff Dujon:eng: :ar: Paul Collingwood:eng: :wkb: Leslie Ames:eng: :ar: Trevor Bailey
8:eng: :ar: Freddie Brown:eng: :bat: Owais Shah:pak: :wkb: Taslim Arif:saf: :ar: Shaun Pollock:aus: :ar: Monty Noble:ind: :ar: Ravichandran Ashwin:wi: :bwl: Ian Bishop:pak: :ar: Wasim Akram
9:ind: :bwl: Anil Kumble:ind: :bwl: Bhuvneshwar Kumar:pak: :bwl: Iqbal Qasim:aus: :bwl: Bill O'Reilly:aus: :bwl: Ernie Toshack:aus: :bwl: Brett Lee:pak: :bwl: Saqlain Mushtaq:eng: :bwl: Sydney Barnes
10:wi: :bwl: Courtney Walsh:ind: :ar: Irfan Pathan:eng: :bwl: Chris Old:ind: :bwl: Ishant Sharma:aus: :bwl: Shane Warne:eng: :bwl: Jim Laker:wi: :bwl: Fidel Edwards:aus: :bwl: Dennis Lillee
11:eng: :bwl: Ken Higgs:pak: :bwl: Mohammad Amir:saf: :bwl: Makhaya Ntini:eng: :bwl: Stuart Broad:aus: :bwl: Fred Spofforth:pak: :bwl: Waqar Younis:saf: :bwl: Dale Steyn:ind: :bwl: Erapalli Prasanna

As mentioned I will be doing a knockout style tournament with the 8 teams, here are the brackets.

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ddrap14

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why did we get what i think is the strongest team
 

ahmedleo414

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Here are the results of the first match... and I can honestly say this was unexpected...

@Ashutosh. vs @ddrap14

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Since it's a draw, both teams will face each other one more time to determine who will go ahead in the tournament... There must be a winner
 

Parth D

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Does the game have the directory of all exisiting players beforehand or do we need to make a database manually?
 

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