Rather slow this draft, and it's really not helped by media training, everyone is evading questions on who should be picked and being happy with every pick. If you want to build some rivalries, you almost need a few players to slag eachother off and at least have some fun here.
Post by waughandpeace on Oct 20, 2019 22:59:04 GMT
Early odds have Southern Brave (4/1) favourites, Welsh Fire and Oval Invincibles up there too. Tbh I'd agree, in Russell, Archer they have some solo match winners and the likes of Rawlins, Whiteley, Jordan, Mills as destructive finishers in each innings. Looking forward to it getting started personally!
It's funny. In the three years (!) since this thread started, in the absence of any actual competition, I've softened a bit on the Hundred. I think mostly because cricket needs it to succeed - I think it's a totally unnecessary risk but one that if it fails does a lot of damage to the counties and the ECB.
Don't like how we got here but hope it's a massive success, especially on the women's side.
And, crucially, the cricket will be good.
Anyway. Squad announcements on the hour each hour today, starting with Manchester Originals, who released everyone from their original squad because it made their name ironic. New squad does look a lot better though.
Yep. Great squads, cheap tickets - if bums are indeed allowed on seats by then I'm sure it'll be a success, especially if we still get some on Free TV. Whether it should've happened is now out the window, because we're stuck with it for a few years at least!
Very surprised Babar Azam couldn't get a team - proven in England in all forms, I'd certainly have picked him over Warner this time around for the Brave.
Perry? That's an offbeat one, is that just because she's upsettingly talented at everything and it's not really fair?
Her T20 record isn't *that* good compared to her everything-else record to be fair. She'll be great for the brand building, but I'd lay decent odds on her being the best player in the tournament. Quite like the look of London Spirit's overseas- Tryon and Dottin both give it an almighty whack.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
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Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
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pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
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