Originally Posted by howardj
...and NZ and India.
I'm not saying he's not a great player, just that for someone with a good average (like Gilchrist) he's not the most consistent player going around.
Haha yeah you got me there in terms of "scoring low and then one big score."
What I was mainly referring to was whether those series, his big score didn't actually cover up his bad series. In most people's views who followed the series, those knocks didn't "mask" his ordinary series, because the simple fact is he batted poorly for the most part in the NZ and India series. Against Aus IMO he was just plain unlucky, because he barely got going and would be given out LBW with Lee bowling around the wicket and the ball missing another set of stumps down leg.
I think we're arguing a petty argument anyway, because I understood exactly what you meant with Gilly when you said it, because Lara does have that reputation