No it isnt. Ofcourse you wouldnt be getting bent outta shape if you actually understood what the word potential means. I would ask you to go find a dictionary. Pontential for accomplishment and accomplishments are two totally different things.so you think that someone has the potential to become an all time great even though hes never done anything in his entire career. thats a real jump isnt it?
Potential is evaluated based on attitude and skills in posession.
Quiete a while now ? just a few months ago the ENG-A tour of IND was his comeback.
even though hes been fit and playing for quite a while now?
and really, i wonder how many bowlers in england arent capable of averaging 40 odd in test match cricke
And averaging 40-odd ? given the past decade or so of english cricket, i would say not many.
Vaas is test class NOW. has been for a while. Wasnt when he debuted. If it was a more competitive team he was playing for, he most likely would've been shelved had he not improved-which he did.so your saying that vaas isnt test class then? you have to remember that theres a major difference between being test class and not playing because there are better players in the side. one could argue that bell is test class, but because of the competition he probably wont make the test side.
I am sorry to say then- you know diddly squat about bowling. Best not comment on something you are clueless about. Allright ?no i certainly dont, i expect him to average 40 throughout his career(Without improvement), unless he constantly comes across green wickets, something that im extremely doubtful about in this day and age
I figure people like Bruce Reid, Akram,Imran,Kapil, etc. know a few things about potential greats ....especially considering that Imran has a reputation for spotting talent outta the blue.
is that why his average has actually gone up rather than down since his first few tests?[/quote]
People adapt around you. If you dont improve, you get overcome. True for everyone. What the average today or yesterday was irrelevant because both sides are adapting and changing. In physics terms, you are trying to apply an inertial frame of reference to a non inertial situation.
The ones who have failed to adapt have been discarded. thats a fact, with the exception of cases when there was no one better available.
No what it means, for the umpteenth time, is that for newbies like Irfan, Balaji, Clarke, etc. statistics are irrelevant as they do not have enough sample points. Therefore, at THIS stage of Irfan's career, quoting the average is superflous and irrelevant.equivalent performance???
do you actually think that anyone and everyone who averages 40 odd is going to become an all time great simply because another all time great did so at an older age?