Draft: The Toss Draft

Staying Players List
@ddrap14 - :pak: :bat: Saim Ayub
Saim Ayub is maybe not the batsman I wanted, but I needed a batsman. So I'm fine with keeping him around.

@CerealKiller - :ban: :ar: Shakib al Hasan
Shakib's had some temperament issues (and fitness issues tbh) for a few years but when he's fit and focused, he's one of the best all-rounders in the world.

@Till Valhalla - :ire: :ar: George Dockrell
Dockrell's been one of Ireland's finest in their international era, providing spin bowling and plucky batting. Might be a perfect fit for TV too
Swapping Players List
@Aislabie (via Disharies) - :pak: :bwl: Shaheen Shah Afridi
In addition to wicketkeeping here, Shaheen is a pretty solid quick bowler to add to Aislabie's team. Especially alongside Wasim.

@icyman (Via Yash) - :ken: :bwl: Josephat Ababu

@pillowprocter (via Supreme) - :nzf: :wkb: Brendon McCullum
Baz is a very good player - he may be more known for aggressive batting and coaching, but he has a Test triple ton and is also probably a better wicketkeeper than Violet Wattenberg.

@Supreme General (via Viper) - :ind: :bat: VVS Laxman
2001 still gives me trauma. In many other ways I think Laxman is India's Mike Hussey - noted for his ability at 5 or 6, the third star of a cracked middle order, clutch, and played county for a long time.

@Viper. (via Procter) - :eng: :bat: Bert Sutcliffe
One of New Zealand's first truly great Test cricketers, Sutcliffe really carried the Kiwi batting in the 1950s and early 1960s. Especially worth noting was that he was the other batsman in the Bob Blair game.

@Verified Enigma (from Icyman) - :ind: :bwl: Ashish Nehra
Nehra was bad at Tests, but developed a bunch of slower balls and variations to succeed at T20 level, which he did. There are also several pictures of him with fruit on the internet, such as this one.

@Disharies (from Aislabie) - :sri: :ar: Sanath Jayasuriya
Another to be better at limited overs than at Tests, Jayasuriya nonetheless had a respectable career across all three formats, and provides some versatility and strong top-order batting. Also, him for Shaheen might be the only straight swap of the draft.

@Yash. (from Verified Enigma) - :sri: :bat: Rupasinghe Jayawardene Mudiyanselage Gihan Madushanka Rupasinghe
Unlike his name, Gihan Rupasinghe was a very unspectacular cricketer. Not a particularly great batsman in this draft's context, sorry.
@Aislabie @icyman @pillowprocter @Supreme General @Viper. @Verified Enigma @Disharies @CerealKiller @Till Valhalla @Yash.
Thank you for participating in this draft! Your teams as of right now are attached below.
There's one more thing I need you to do - order the mess they are right now. If you can, within the next 36 hours if possible (so I can review them during the 3-6 class I have on Monday, because literally nothing happens there) submit your team's batting order, I'd love you for that. Thanks :)

:aus: Meg Lanning :bat:
:pak: Imtiaz Ahmed :bat:
:ban: Shakib al Hasan :ar:
:nzf: Tom Blundell :wkb:
:ind: Dinesh Mongia :ar:
:aus: Michael Neser :ar:
:aus: Ashley Noffke :ar:
:ken: Thomas Odoyo :ar:
:aus: Andrew Tye :bwl:
:eng: James Tredwell :bwl:
:eng: Jack Leach :bwl:

Not as bad as it could have been.
:aus: Meg Lanning :bat:
:pak: Imtiaz Ahmed :bat:
:ban: Shakib al Hasan :ar:
:nzf: Tom Blundell :wkb:
:ind: Dinesh Mongia :ar:
:aus: Michael Neser :ar:
:aus: Ashley Noffke :ar:
:ken: Thomas Odoyo :ar:
:aus: Andrew Tye :bwl:
:eng: James Tredwell :bwl:
:eng: Jack Leach :bwl:

Not as bad as it could have been.
This looks like the squad comp of my Selection Impossible draft will probably be
:aus: :bat: Charles Bannerman
:eng: :bat: Graham Gooch
:ned::wk: Violet Wattenburg
:ban: :bat: Mohammad Ashraful
:nz: :wkb: Brendon McCullum :c:
:sco: :ar: Gavin Hamilton
:aus: :ar: Brad Hogg
:aus: :ar: Ray Lindwall
:aus: :bwl: Fred Spofforth
:nz: :bwl: Trent Boult
:pak: :bwl: Mohammad Abbas

Love it
1. :pak: :bat: Salman Butt
2. :eng: :bat: Mike Brearley :c:
3. :wi: :bat: Nkrumah Bonner
4. :ind: :bat: VVS Laxman
5. :ind: :bat: Napoleon Einstein
6. :eng: :wk: Tom Moores
7. :wi: :bwl: Malcolm Marshall
8. :aus: :bwl: Shane Warne
9. :ned: :bwl: Logan Van Beek
10. :ire: :bwl: Tim Murtagh
11. :eng: :bwl: Richard Illingworth

Well we haven’t won but it could be a lot worse
1. :pak: :bat: Wajahatullah Wasti
2. :eng: :ar: Darren Maddy
3. :nzf: :bat: Kane Williamson
4. :ind: :bat: Vengugopal Rao
5. :eng: :ar: Michael Yardy
6. :saf: :ar: Mike Procter
7. :aus: :wk: Ian Healy
8. :pak: :ar: Wasim Akram
9. :can: :bat: Zubin Surkari
10. :pak: :bwl: Shaheen Shah Afridi
11. :eng: :bwl: Shoaib Bashir
1. :saf: :bat: Hashim Amla
2. :nzf: :bat: Bert Sutcliffe
3. :wi: :bat: Sir Vivian Richards
4. :wi: :bat: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
5. :aus: :ar: Glenn Maxwell
6. :ire: :ar: Kevin O'Brien
7. :ber: :bat: Kamau Leverock
8. :aus: :wkb: Graham Manou
9. :pak: :bwl: Waqar Younis
10. :wi: :bwl: Curtly Ambrose
11. :eng: :bwl: Angus Fraser
Ah! The perfect team balance! 4 keepers, 2 bowlers, 2 all rounders, 2 batters and 1 long named Sri Lankan!

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