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    LEE Germon was also NZ captain for a while.

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    Andrew Flintoff: When he first came onto the scene, he looked like those bits-and-pieces players, who play only a handful of matches here and there.

    Virendar Sehwag: He was compared to Tendulkar, but I never rated him as high. I thought he'd play a few matches, struggle for consistency, and eventually within a span of 12-24 months be out of the side...
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    TC you should make a thread for players that you predicted would make it at a young age, and did. If you want.

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    Flintoff for me was the person for whom the phrase 'under-achiever' was invented.

    It's no secret that I rated Cork far higher with the ball and just as 'not awfully' with the bat, and I was truly puzzled as to why the selectors persevered with the guy (Flintoff) when he was such an obvious 'lame-brain'.

    Who's the lame-brain now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    I don't think Shane Bond has 'made it' yet. He's playing Test cricket but is yet to establish himself in the NZ side, let alone as a world beater. He's well on the way but consistent performances against all teams is needed now.

    I think he has the talent but now just needs to put the performances on the board.
    I think Bond has struggled since getting injured - he certainly looked like he could be a world-beater after his last series in Australia, but unfortunately injury seems to have put a bit of a dampener on things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Dwayne Bravo had us all thinking "who the buggerin' hell's he?"
    I think almost every West Indian knew who he was and is.
    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."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    I think almost every West Indian knew who he was and is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P
    TC you should make a thread for players that you predicted would make it at a young age, and did. If you want.
    I haven't seen Corey make any threads for ages (shame, though).
    It was immidiately apparant as soon as I saw these two that they would be from ages ago and the result of Steds-digging. Good idea here, though, they're two good threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Pedro Collins' athletic no neck frame had me wondering why he plays
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    So people with out necks cant play cricket?
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    No, it just doesn't look...errm...right
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    Couldn't have put it better myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Dwayne Bravo had us all thinking "who the buggerin' hell's he?"
    Not me.
    I always thought he had something a bit special the second I looked at his record, and nothing changed the first time I saw him play in Test-cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Still does.. Ditto Dwayne Smith
    Don't know about Bravo, but Smith, but for one of the worst chanceless centuries you'll ever see, would not have anything like the reputation he does, and would rather be considered what IMO he is - a batsman who plays far, far, far, far, far, far, far too many shots and doesn't look anything close to being a Test-class batsman.

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