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  • Favorite CC18 Players

    Here is the place to share about your favorite players on CC18 and why they are your favourite.

    I have gone through some of my saves and found my favorites to kick us off.

    Personally I am a sucker for a good allrounder but a genuine one seems very hard to come by in this version! They seem mostly to be specialists disguised as allrounders.

    So I would also be interested in seeing some of your best allrounders also!

    Here is my first from my Lahore/Pakistan save K.Zahid. At the end of my first domestic season he popped up as a youth averaging 46/26 2nd XI 3day I signed him thinking he could be a handy little allrounder. Well once I got to the team selection screen the AI had put him in at #3 and he hasn't moved since! I tried using him to bowl early on his career but stopped once I realized he was pretty much just a batsman. He could score runs on any track and brutalize any bowler in any format.
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    Next is my great Canterbury + New Zealand captain K.Foot, who broke all of Williamson's records! For him the worse the conditions, the better the team and ultimately the more dire the situation that he is batting in, the better he plays. Often was the last man standing. Averaged over 50 in tests against the two top teams Pakistan and South Africa which is testament to his class.
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    Third from my Punjab/India game we have S.Singh the only allrounder I have EVER used on the game who bats in the top six and is a frontline bowler in test matches. Of course you wouldn't want him batting any higher than six but his batting ability allowed me to consistently use a 3 seamers/2 spinners attack. Primarily an outstanding left-arm fast bowler, he was a regular wicket-taker across every format. His test match batting skills seem like a bit of an anomaly to be honest as he never had much success in the shorter forms. But an average of 37 with five centuries is pretty handy for your test match opening bowler!
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    Fourth from the Lahore/Pakistan game we have the original Shadab Khan. This guy was an absolute monster in test matches.Over 5,000 runs and 900 wickets in test matches. The highlight of his career was narrowly missing out on beating Jim Laker's record by taking 10/58 in an innings. The value of his eight test centuries, including one double and all made batting no higher than #8, cannot be overstated. At the age of 32 he had a dip in form by taking 42 wickets@30 and had to be dropped for better and younger allrounder spinners, so no longer plays international cricket. This is how good Pakistan are on the game!
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    Lastly from my current Afghanistan game is the very aggressive opener allrounder U.Alam. He is at his best at six aggression bars in the powerplay in ODI's where he scores a century every six innings and strikes at almost 110. He adds to his worth in this format by providing useful overs and consistently takes wickets. He was vulnerable against the new red ball early in his test career, averaging under 30 before he was dropped. When he came back however, through sheer weight of runs at domestic level, he has been very consistent and boasts a staggering conversion rate in this format of almost four centuries to every fifty! I that feel the best is still in front of him in T20s as he has so much to offer in this format but to date has been solid if not spectacular!
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    Last edited by bryce87; 04-10-2019, 01:43 PM.

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    I loved using this player in T20s because he was so good in the latter overs! A true CC18 limited overs specialist.

    I would wait until over 12/13 then just bowl him right through. He was so reliable and took my NZ side to #1.

    Although it says he is an allrounder he never really batted above #10 but did smash a few match-winning hits!

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    This is my favourite keeper batsman from CC18. He actually debuted in 2018.

    He was remarkably consistent across every format. 15 test centuries and the all-time record for T20I dismissals.

    However he was at his best in the T20 format where 30% of his innings were not out and averaged over 27.

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    This is U Alam from the original shot in my Afghan save at 40 years old and unlikely to play international cricket again.

    A fantastic batting allrounder who has probably been my favourite player on CC18 after playing 20 seasons with him!

    His specialty was 70 ball hundreds in ODI's opening the innings to set up big totals

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    Last edited by bryce87; 04-27-2019, 01:26 AM.

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