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    Most boring / least exciting player

    This is a very subjective post and one bound to cause a little 'robust debate' but I was watching some test highlights of Australia v South Africa from the late eighties and early nineties and I was rudely reminded just how boring a player this gentleman was. I would rather watch paint dry that watching this player bat as there would atleast be more action watching the prior.



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    As I believe he played for both countries, shouldn't you be apologizing to Aussies as well?

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    Warne bowling to Atherton was some of the most boring cricket I've ever seen, Atherton was dull enough to begin with, then Warne comes on and Athers uses his hamster power to 'put away' long-hops for a single (as long as he hits the gap in the field - otherwise no run). Jimmy Adams and Shiv' Chanderpaul are very dull at times as well.

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    Have you seen Vengsarkar and company playing in the early 80's...


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    The dullest batting I have ever seen is from a near great (also a captain) from England and another England Captain.

    Colin Cowdrey and MJK Smith. MJK Smith offered his pads as the first and last and only line of defense.

    Those were the days when if batsmen lunged long enough forward, the umpires always gave a 'doubtful benefit' to the batsman. Smith considered this his best recourse to survival in India. I bet his bats didnt lose a slightest lick of oil from his bat (those good old days when you had to oil the bats)after an hour of padding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Blade
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    I find those two anything but boring, simply because their game is built entirely on their limitations.

    I like seeing Richardson be successful despite the fact that he obviously has no talent.

    I like seeing Gillespie deadbat everything because he knows he isn't a batsman and has possibly the biggest annoyance factor of any tailender in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Blade
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    Gillespie may dead-bat everything, but he's quite an exciting bowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Blade
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    I am terribly irritated by Gillespie proving do difficult to dislodge, but believe me this is not boring. If he was an Indian tailender thwarting Warne and McGrath it would be as exciting as Sehwags tonks if not more. Every ball you expect him to fall and there he comes with a dead bat and drops the ball well short of the waiting close in fielders. This is great test match cricket.

    Boring..no way.

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    The most boring batsman I have ever seen has to be Matthew Elliot. He has some days where he can't even get it off the pitch, let alone the square. And even when he is scoring runs, it is quite boring, which is rare.
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    The most boring cricketer I've ever seen would have to be me. Playing backyard cricket where the boundaries either side of the wicket are 3 feet from the bat with only one fielder and I still manage to face out a maiden.

    On the international stage, Butcher(with the exception of that 170 odd to win that ashes test a few years ago) and atherton are almost unwatchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson
    I like seeing Gillespie deadbat everything because he knows he isn't a batsman and has possibly the biggest annoyance factor of any tailender in the world.
    Hoggard does it as well - great to see and a key role still in the side IMO.
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    Normally I would say no one is boring, this is what test cricket is all about, to mentally get the edge over the opposition.

    However I get your drift, I usually find English and Kiwi batsmen boring(no offense meant).

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    Mark Richardson has no talent? that's laughable beyond belief.

    How can someone not be talented when they average 47 in test cricket over 4 or 5 years?

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