Originally Posted by Burgey
Alec Stewart was one of those "what if?" players imo. England had a fine keeper available in Russell, and I think their efforts to "balance" the side actually did them a disservice, as they compromised Stewart who could have been a gun, and often played a dud middle order bloke instead of Russell who was always nuisance value at worst with the bat.
Totally agree, the other one was Bicknell. He made his debut in 93 when you lot gubbed us and was discarded for 10 years then came back and help beat SA on his own to level a series. If only he had been used as 3rd seamer behind Gough/Caddick we would have been a much better side through the 90's. Wouldn't have been anywhere near the Aussie level but better than the shambles we were at least.