Originally Posted by vcs
i wouldn't call them rubbish obviously but a lot of Aussie cricketers (especially bowlers) seem to lift their game to an entirely different level come WC time.. Hogg, Bracken, Bichel, Tait etc. come to mind. Even Tom Moody probably.
Haha.. what..!? Bracken was the best ODI bowler for long period of time and he was fantastic during the worldcup as well.
Hogg too is a seriously underrated ODI bowler, if I'm not wrong he has close to 35 odd worldcup wickets to his name which is a pretty damn good effort!!!
Tait, Bichel and Moody also did carry out their roles in their respective sides very well.
From the way I look at it no worldcup medal winner is rubbish if he has been the part of the worldcup winning team's playing XI, though the blokes who are just the part of the squad and don't feature in the playing XI obviously are slightly undeserving medal winners.
Brad Haddin, Brendon Julian and Nathan Hauritz are probably the three undeserving worldcup medal winners I can think of, as none of them played a single game for their side during their worldcup winning campaign.