Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
Well, aside from the fact that his career record is better, Symonds averages 45.60 with the bat since the last World Cup compared to Trescothick's 37.54. He's also taken 75 wickets in that period and is one of the best fielders in the world. Symonds would push fairly hard for selection in an ODI world XI, and if he didn't make it he'd be a pushover for the second XI. Trescothick is a good ODI player, but he's not world class.
Either way I think we can agree that Symonds and Lee are a pretty decent pair of ODI players to have missing from your side.
I'll debate this point in more detail when to I have more time, but for now I'll mention that Symonds doesn't face the new ball every day... or ever.
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."