2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:54 pm

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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:07 am

It's used where I'm from too.
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:13 pm

Time passes and new Cricketers enter into our cricketing consciousness. The newest kid on the block is Duanne Olivier whose debut week in our list of 24 sees him finish in top position. After seven Tests for South Africa the bowler has picked up 33 wickets at an average of 18.81 and is indisputably one of the top talents to have emerged from 2018. Five of those 33 wickets came from the New Years Test against Pakistan where he was particularly effective at removing the middle order in the first innings. Many people are tipping Olivier for the top and, so far in 2019, he has already reached that peak. Another Test bowler that registered over 100 points this week was on the other end of Olivier's South Africa. Mohammad Abbas is another name in the frame as a potential number one Test bowler in the coming year. He got three fewer wickets than his South African counterpart but bowled with a far more stringent economy throughout the Test. Many in the Pakistan camp worry about his wicket tally but he finishes week one 60 points behind Olivier and it will be interesting to see the battle between the two as the year unfolds.

While exploits in Test cricket receive higher plaudits, this list does not discriminate against our brothers from T20 franchises. Glenn Maxwell debuts in second position for his 74 runs from two games in the BBL. Maxwell has two different modes of batting to contribute to his points tally this year. This week we saw his destructive all encompassing batting at its most forceful. The Aussie picked up 50 strike rate points for his two games and this is an area he will exploit for all the T20 franchises that he represents throughout 2019. The other side of the coin is his solid performances in the longer forms of the game. Half centuries come regularly for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield and I see that being no different for Lancashire when he joins them in the English summer. Whilst second place might be a very lofty entry point, I do expect Ferguson to be in and around the lower section of the top ten fairly consistently throughout the year. His chance to get any higher than that really does depend on whether he is deemed surplus to requirements for the Australia ODI side in this World Cup year.

Although they all got points in the three figures, the retained trio of Rashid Khan, Jos Buttler and Kane Williamson must be eyeing the competition around them with scepticism. Rashid Khan, last year's second place finisher, ends a difficult week for himself personally with 111 points and fifth position. A lot has been made of Rashid's potential as an allrounder and this is something he displayed this week with maximum strike rate points from his 21 off 7 balls for Adelaide against Melbourne Renegades. One island along, Williamson will be pleased with his start to 2019. After spending a majority of 2018 languishing around tenth place, starting the season in third spot as the highest scoring retained player will be a real treat for the New Zealand captain. Lastly Jos Buttler continues his rich vein of BBL form to round off our top 5. With just a week gone and a bevy of players ready to join the ranks in Week 2, expect to see big changes as the week progresses.

Duanne Olivier - 170
Glenn Maxwell - 164
Kane Williamson - 117
Jos Buttler - 113
Rashid Khan - 111
Mohammad Abbas - 110
Callum Ferguson - 62
Joe Root- 51
Jeetan Patel - 50
Shakib Al Hasan - 42
Joe Burns - 34

Jonny Bairstow - ytp
Shubman Gill - ytp
Simon Harmer - ytp
Shai Hope - ytp
Shreyas Iyer - ytp
Virat Kohli- ytp
Jack Leach - ytp
Morne Morkel - ytp
Wayne Parnell - ytp
Abdur Razzak- ytp
Rohit Sharma - ytp
Ben Stokes - ytp
Kuldeep Yadav - ytp

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The first week's table is an inversion of the final table from 2018 as the bottom three contenders find themselves in the top three. Last year's winner, DFM, is comfortably mid table as only two contenders go pointless.

RDJ - 170
Arthur - 164
RD - 164
Sussex - 117
GG-AS - 111
DFM - 110
Alviro- 62
Ian - 50
Andy - 42
The Professor- 34
DC - 0
MIB - 0
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:19 pm

Second!

How do I take a screenshot?
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:43 pm

well done, Prof

here we go again... playing the long game
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Dr Cricket » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:55 am

pretty sure gill played this week.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8050 ... hy-2018-19
Gill scored 69 on 1 jan.
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:05 am

Yeah but the game started before the year began.

I do it on the whole game otherwise becomes piecemeal.

I lost out on points for Iyer that way too
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Dr Cricket » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:02 pm

ah ok thanks for the explanation.
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:27 pm

Shakib with some handy points in the BPL today
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:52 am

Joe Burns called into Test side
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:06 pm

3 wicket haul for Harmer on the final day of his match which gives his week a bit more respectability
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby meninblue » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:05 am

Rohit scores huge points in ODI. What a way by my player to start the scoring for the year. :dance
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:33 pm

If this week is anything to go by, India are going to be very dominant on this list in 2019...and may very well be very dominant in general in this World Cup year. The upward thrust of Indian players has been characterised by Kuldeep Yadav who had yet to register any points last week and now finds himself best Cricketer of the Week and second in the overall table for 2019. What is even more impressive is the fact that he has put in equally as impressive displays in both Test and ODI cricket in the last week; 5 wickets coming from the longest format and a further two from this morning's loss to Australia. His resurgence puts him in the mix of emerging bowlers, alongside Mohammad Abbas and Duanne Olivier, who could really push on and prove themselves in 2019. Whilst he is not mentioned as much as his Pakistani and South African compatriots, I consider him to be one of the biggest emerging talents in all formats of the game. Kuldeep is joined by Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill as Indian players who have surged up the table this week. The batting exploits of these two players (133 from Rohit and 99 from Gill) sees the pair enter a top ten dominated by Indian talent.

Throughout 2018 Simon Harmer and Rashid Khan were jostling for position at the top of the overall table. They have both taken different routes into 2019. Despite troubling personal circumstances Rashid has featured three times for Adelaide and registered 204 points, placing him fourth overall at this early point. Simon Harmer is playing in the slightly less glamorous South African 4-Day Franchise Series and has only got one fixture under his belt. His 170 is good enough for the third highest score of the week but he is in joint seventh overall. This is the nature of their two respective cricketing beasts. Rashid favours T20 cricket so will move more smoothly up the table whilst Harmer's movement will be more jagged and sporadic. I expect both to be in the mix by the end of the year. Jeetan Patel seems to have started slowly as well. Currently sitting in third last position of any player to have registered points in 2019, he is actually in a better position than he was last year. At this point in 2018, he had a mere 58 points compared to his 90 this time out. Could his better start to the year see him finish higher than his third position from last year?

For many the Big Bash League bubble has burst in 2019. With an increase in fixtures, many say that their has been a decline in quality of performance and a general depreciation of the league. This has certainly been borne out by some very flaccid performances from the contributors on our list that have been playing in the tournament this week. The most shocking example of this is Jos Buttler, who finished his spell with Sydney Thunder with a score of just 5. Taking his BBL average from 44.66 to 39 and ruining his spell of scores of over 20. A similar pattern has been seen by Buttler's teammate Callum Ferguson, whose two +40 scores have been followed up by scores of 0 and 16. Two such players that didn't have this problem is Joe Root and Joe Burns whose performances throughout the whole of the BBL have been absolutely dire. Root was hoping to put himself in the T20 franchise window with this tournament but may just have put the nail in the coffin of that particular venture. He ended the tournament with a game that scored him the grand total of zero points despite having batted and fielded. Burns' form in the Sheffield Shield has been rewarded with a call up to the Australian Test team this week but his parade of single figure scores in the BBL sees him the lowest scoring player in the overall league to have played in both weeks. All four of these players are moving onto different forms of cricket in the next few weeks and will be hoping that the change will also change their fortunes.

Week

Kuldeep Yadav - 223
Rohit Sharma - 193
Simon Harmer - 170
Shakib Al Hasan - 166
Shubman Gill - 129
Kane Williamson - 115
Rashid Khan - 93
Jeetan Patel - 40
Glenn Maxwell - 31
Virat Kohli - 26
Callum Ferguson - 16
Jos Buttler - 5
Joe Burns - 2
Joe Root- 0

Mohammad Abbas - dnp
Duanne Olivier - dnp

Jonny Bairstow - ytp
Shai Hope - ytp
Shreyas Iyer - ytp
Jack Leach - ytp
Marne Morkel - ytp
Wayne Parnell - ytp
Abdur Razzak - ytp
Ben Stokes - ytp


Overall

Kane Williamson - 232
Kuldeep Yadav - 223
Shakib Al Hasan - 208
Rashid Khan - 204
Glenn Maxwell - 195
Rohit Sharma - 193
Simon Harmer - 170
Duanne Olivier - 170
Shubman Gill - 129
Jos Buttler - 118
Mohammad Abbas - 110
Callum Ferguson - 78
Joe Root- 51
Jeetan Patel - 90
Joe Burns - 36
Virat Kohli- 26

Jonny Bairstow - ytp
Shai Hope - ytp
Shreyas Iyer - ytp
Jack Leach - ytp
Morne Morkel - ytp
Wayne Parnell - ytp
Abdur Razzak- ytp
Ben Stokes - ytp

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All change
DFM And GG-AS are back in the mix but are kept off their traditional positions by Sussex and Andy.
Arthur noticeably plummets.


Week

Ian - 263
MIB - 193
DFM - 170
Andy - 166
Sussex - 141
Dr Cricket - 129
GG-AS - 93
RD - 31
Alviro - 16
Arthur - 5
The Professor- 2
RDJ - 0

Overall

Ian - 313
DFM - 280
Sussex - 258
Andy - 208
GG-AS - 204
RD - 195
MIB - 193
RDJ - 170
Arthur - 169
DC - 129
Alviro- 78
The Professor- 36
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Re: 2019 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 pm

The Professor wrote:DFM And GG-AS are back in the mix but are kept off their traditional positions by Sussex and Andy.

and Ian of course

Prof... I've lost track of the rules... I have Harmers score for the match as 190. Does his 3fer in the final innings still earn him a 20 pt bonus?

Good work, as usual
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