Draft: The Panesar Draft

Aislabie

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This is not a draft named after a man. This is a draft named after a thing named after a man.

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The process of pulling "a Panesar" has a history going back exactly a month to the Lucky Dip round of the Layer Cake Draft, in which I took advantage of a rule set I wrote to be deliberately confusing and nominated Monty Panesar to the Lucky Dip, only to reject him myself. This was an obviously underhanded move. So, naturally, when the Lasagne Draft came along the Lucky Dip nominations comprised some 55% of "Panesars", which was hilarious.

And so the thought came to me. How would you base an entire draft around Panesars?

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Welcome to The Panesar Draft
“If something seems completely doomed, just give it a little more time. Worst case scenario, you get to be right. Just find out for sure.” - Jon Bois

This draft will happen in two phases. The first phase will be The Unlucky Dip. Ahead of the Unlucky Dip, you will nominate five players: they will all be Panesars. That is to say, you will be nominating players that you have absolutely no chance of getting back. There is nothing to stop you being as harsh as you want... except for Rule 3 (we'll get to that in a moment).

How did the Unlucky Dip go?

@ahmedleo414
:aus: :bat: Wally Edwards
:pak: :bat: Nawaz Sharif
:zim: :bwl: Brian Vitori
:nam: :ar: Wilbur Slabber
:sri: :bwl: Ajit de Silva

@Aislabie
:ban: :bat: Sabbir Rahman
:can: :ar: George Codrington
:sri: :bwl: Susantha Karunaratne
:ban: :bwl: Alamgir Kabir
:eng: :wk: Seymour Clark

@Bevab
:ind: :bat: Virat Kohli
:saf: :bat: Rolland Beaumont
:eng: :bwl: Darren Pattinson
:ban: :bwl: Anwar Hossain Monir
:ind: :bwl: Krishna Kumar

@blockerdave
:aus: :bat: Roland Pope
:aus: :ar: Clive Rose
:ind: :bwl: Shanthakumaran Sreesanth
:pak: :bwl: Mohammad Khalil
:wi: :bwl: George Gladstone Marais

@CerealKiller
:pak: :ar: Wasim Haider
:pak: :wk: Sanaullah Khan
:eng: :bwl: Jack Blatherwick
:zim: :bwl: Pommie Mbangwa
:ind: :bat: Raja Maharaj Singh

@DalePlaysCricket
:ban: :bat: Mehrab Hossain
:saf: :bat: Philip Hutchinson
:usa: :bat: Aijaz Ali
:eng: :bwl: Mason Crane
:ban: :bwl: Rubel Hossain

@deleted member
:ber: :bat: Terryn Fray
:wi: :bat: Shawn Findlay
:eng: :ar: Jamie Dalrymple
:sri: :wk: Hemantha Devapriya
:ind: :ar: Sailung Zorinliana

@El Loco
:ind: :ar: Ajay Sharma
:ken: :ar: Brijal Patel
:ind: :bwl: Pankaj Singh
:ken: :bwl: Alfred Luseno
:nzf: :bwl: Chris Martin

@Master Bates
:zim: :bat: Dion Ebrahim
:aus: :bat: Walter Giffen
:ban: :bwl: Sajedul Islam
:sco: :ar: Euan McIntyre
:eng: :bwl: Monty Panesar

@Na Maloom Afraad
:saf: :bat: Robert Whyte
:nzf: :ar: Kyle Mills
:eng: :wk: Rony Stanyforth
:sri: :bwl: Sridharan Jeganathan
:eng: :bwl: Mark Lawrence

@Nilay_60
:eng: :bat: Monkey Hornby
:ind: :bat: Aakash Chopra
:eng: :ar: Alec Douglas-Home
:nzf: :bwl: Bill Bell
:ban: :bwl: Ranjan Das

@Yash.
:ken: :bat: Francis Otieno
:ind: :bat: Maharajah of Vizianagram
:eng: :wk: Barney Gibson
:aus: :bwl: Michael Beer
:ind: :bwl: Anurag Thakur

Once every team has five probably terrible cricketers, we will hold The Recovery Draft. Seeing as all of our teams will be horrendous at this point, it will be your usual snake draft (in which we pick in a 1-2-3, 3-2-1 kind of order). In this phase, you can pick almost anyone to try to fix your team. I say "almost" because there is Rule 4.

RECOVERY DRAFT ORDER

Please remember when selecting your players that your six remaining players have a total limit of 50 Test caps. There is no rule against uncapped players.
  1. @Yash. - :wi: :ar: Franklyn Stephenson (0 caps)
  2. @Master Bates - :saf: :ar: Mike Procter (7 caps)
  3. @blockerdave - :saf: :bat: Barry Richards (4 caps)
  4. @DalePlaysCricket - :saf: :ar: Clive Rice (0 caps)
  5. @ahmedleo414 - :eng: :bwl: Don Shepherd (0 caps)
  6. @Aislabie - :aus: :ar: Frank Tarrant (0 caps)
  7. @deleted member - :ind: :bat: Manoj Tiwary (0 caps)
  8. @CerealKiller - :saf: :ar: Garth le Roux (0 caps)
  9. @Na Maloom Afraad - :usa: :ar: Bart King (0 caps)
  10. @El Loco - :eng: :bat: Phil Mead (17 caps)
  11. @Nilay_60 - :ind: :bat: Amol Muzumdar (0 caps)
  12. @Bevab - :saf: :bwl: Vince van der Bijl (0 caps)
  13. @Bevab - :saf: :wk: Lee Irvine (4 caps)
  14. @Nilay_60 - :eng: :bwl: Harold Larwood (21 caps)
  15. @El Loco - :eng: :bat: John Langridge (0 caps)
  16. @Na Maloom Afraad - :saf: :bat: Graeme Pollock (23 caps)
  17. @CerealKiller - :aus: :bat: Stuart Law (1 cap)
  18. @deleted member - :aus: :bat: Michael Di Venuto (0 caps)
  19. @Aislabie - :wi: :bat: George Headley (22 caps)
  20. @ahmedleo414 - :eng: :bwl: Allan Jones (0 caps)
  21. @DalePlaysCricket - :eng: :ar: Glen Chapple (0 caps)
  22. @blockerdave - :eng: :wkb: Ollie Pope (7 caps)
  23. @Master Bates - :eng: :ar: Allan Steel (13 caps)
  24. @Yash. - :aus: :bat: Brad Hodge (6 caps)
  25. @Yash. - :saf: :bat: Jimmy Cook (3 caps)
  26. @Master Bates - :aus: :bat: Sid Barnes (13 caps)
  27. @blockerdave - :eng: :bat: Eddie Paynter (20 caps)
  28. @DalePlaysCricket - :ind: :bat: Prithvi Shaw (4 caps)
  29. @ahmedleo414 - :eng: :bat: Jack Russell (10 caps)
  30. @Aislabie - :aus: :ar: Bill Alley (0 caps)
  31. @deleted member - :ned: :ar: Ryan ten Doeschate (0 caps)
  32. @CerealKiller - :aus: :bwl: Bill O'Reilly (27 caps)
  33. @Na Maloom Afraad - :eng: :ar: Jim Parks (1 cap)
  34. @El Loco - :ind: :bat: Vinod Kambli (17 caps)
  35. @Nilay_60 - :ind: :bat: Shreyas Iyer (0 caps)
  36. @Bevab - :ind: :bat: Vijay Merchant (10 caps)
  37. @Bevab - :nzf: :bat: Stewie Dempster (10 caps)
  38. @Nilay_60 - :ind: :bwl: Rajinder Goel (0 caps)
  39. @El Loco - :eng: :bat: KS Ranjitsinhji (15 caps)
  40. @Na Maloom Afraad - :saf: :ar: Aubrey Faulkner (25 caps)
  41. @CerealKiller - :eng: :bat: KS Duleepsinhji (12 caps)
  42. @deleted member - :eng: :bwl: Charles Kortright (0 caps)
  43. @Aislabie - :aus: :bat: Marnus Labuschagne (14 caps)
  44. @ahmedleo414 - :eng: :ar: WG Grace (22 caps)
  45. @DalePlaysCricket - :wi: :wk: Desmond Lewis (3 caps)
  46. @blockerdave - :ind: :bat: Shantanu Sugwekar (0 caps)
  47. @Master Bates - :ind: :wkb: Saba Karim (1 cap)
  48. @Yash. - :eng: :ar: George Pope (1 cap)
  49. @Yash. - :saf: :ar: Saait Magiet (0 caps)
  50. @Master Bates - :eng: :ar: Jack Crawford (12 caps)
  51. @blockerdave - :saf: :ar: Stephen Jefferies (0 caps)
  52. @DalePlaysCricket - Pick delayed
  53. @ahmedleo414 - :saf: :wk: Billy Wade (11 caps)
  54. @Aislabie - :saf: :bat: Alan Melville (11 caps)
  55. @deleted member - :sri: :bwl: Lasith Malinga (30 caps)
  56. @CerealKiller - :aus: :bat: Archie Jackson (8 caps)
  57. @Na Maloom Afraad - :eng: :bwl: Charlie Parker (1 cap)
  58. @El Loco - :eng: :ar: Peter Sainsbury (0 caps)
  59. @Nilay_60 - :eng: :wk: Ben Foakes (5 caps)
  60. @Bevab - :pak: :bat: Babar Azam (26 caps)
  61. @Bevab - :aus: :ar: Cec Pepper (0 caps)
  62. @Nilay_60 - :nzf: :ar: Colin de Grandhomme (21 caps)
  63. @El Loco - :eng: :wk: Geoff Humpage (0 caps)
  64. @Na Maloom Afraad - :eng: :bat: Alan Jones (0 caps)
  65. @CerealKiller - :aus: :bat: Jamie Siddons (0 caps)
  66. @deleted member - LATE
  67. @Aislabie - :eng: :ar: John Wisden (0 caps)
  68. @ahmedleo414
  69. @DalePlaysCricket
  70. @blockerdave
  71. @Master Bates
  72. @Yash.

The Rules
  1. You are trying to select the best possible Test team of 11 players.
  2. Your first 5 players will be assigned to you in the Unlucky Dip; the last 6 players you will then select in the Recovery Draft.
    • You can nominate any player, so long as they have played at least one first-class match.
  3. If two or more people nominate the same player for the Unlucky Dip, then the player will go to one of those who nominated him (and the extra nomination will be given to someone from the reserve list).
  4. Your six players from the Recovery Draft may only have a maximum of 50 Test caps in total. Why 50? Because that's how many Tests the man himself played.
  5. As in all drafts, if 24 hours pass without the next person making their pick then the next person can go ahead and pick.
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Would you like to participate?

If so, please sign up in this thread and PM me your list of Unlucky Dip nominations. As always, I will PM one of you my own list of nominations and the reserve list so that you can verify that I'm not cheating in any way. Have fun! (And it really will be enjoyable, even as you watch your team fill up with terrible players.)

Participants So Far:
  1. @Aislabie
  2. @Master Bates
  3. @ahmedleo414
  4. @Bevab
  5. @blockerdave
  6. @Nilay_60
  7. @Yash.
  8. @DalePlaysCricket
  9. @CerealKiller
  10. @El Loco
  11. @deleted member
  12. @Na Maloom Afraad
 
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In this time!
 

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Combining the best aspects of two entirely different drafts? Too good to pass on, I am in.
 

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Only two more??? *Scrambles to register in in in in dfgkngdfkgndfk.*
 

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In[DOUBLEPOST=1586690279][/DOUBLEPOST](Promise, I will make efforts this time and will do better then the last time.)
I checked Ajay Sharma's record, and he averaged 67 in 129 FC matches :eek: 4th best average for anyone with 50 innings minimum, and played only 1 Test!
 

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I checked Ajay Sharma's record, and he averaged 67 in 129 FC matches :eek: 4th best average for anyone with 50 innings minimum, and played only 1 Test!

There is a reason why people are still doubtful over Ranji Trophy's actual quality even now. Too many players have dominated the domestic scene but failed to translate that to the international stage.
 

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Only two more??? *Scrambles to register in in in in dfgkngdfkgndfk.*
In[DOUBLEPOST=1586690279][/DOUBLEPOST](Promise, I will make efforts this time and will do better then the last time.)
Well this makes eleven, but I have a long and proud tradition of ignoring my own caps on how many people to include. You're both in
 

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