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    Underrated XI

    Alright this is a tough one, name the most underrated cricketers of all time in batting order. We will start with the openers, vote who the most underrated openers of all time were.
    I'll say Michael Slater and Phil Jacques, Australian Bias shows

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    Openers:

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    Ross Taylor to bat at 3 or 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3
    Ross Taylor to bat at 3 or 4

    I wouldn't say he's underrated. Just not picked for the national side.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3
    Ross Taylor to bat at 3 or 4
    What?

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    Shane Bond is underrated... but that's probably because a)he is a kiwi and b) people forget about him because he has been injured for so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze
    Shane Bond is underrated... but that's probably because a)he is a kiwi and b) people forget about him because he has been injured for so long.
    really? I thought everyone rates Bond (when fit) as one of the very best
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    Bond is rated highly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    really? I thought everyone rates Bond (when fit) as one of the very best
    I'm not really talking about this forum, more specifically about the cricketing world's media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze
    I'm not really talking about this forum, more specifically about the cricketing world's media.
    Some people on this forum don't rate him. Whenever someone mentions that he's a good bowler they'll come up with the stupid stat that his average on dead-flat pitches against non-minnows is only 30-something, then they'll take out his couple of 5-fors against the Windies because they feel like it and so they judge him on his average in a grand total of about 2 games - one of which was in Australia on debut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Redman
    Some people on this forum don't rate him. Whenever someone mentions that he's a good bowler they'll come up with the stupid stat that his average on dead-flat pitches against non-minnows is only 30-something, then they'll take out his couple of 5-fors against the Windies because they feel like it and so they judge him on his average in a grand total of about 2 games - one of which was in Australia on debut.
    yeah well there are too many people on this forum who rely on averages etc to form an opinion on a player. rarely do these people have much understanding behind really what goes on, so forget those opinions.

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    Do you think Richard Hadlee was underrated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyForPM
    Do you think Richard Hadlee was underrated?

    well, considering I think of him as being probably the best pace bowler I have ever seen, I would say anyone who doesnt put him in the elite class is seriously underrating...but I have never come across anyone who doesnt consider him to be one of the very very best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Redman
    Some people on this forum don't rate him. Whenever someone mentions that he's a good bowler they'll come up with the stupid stat that his average on dead-flat pitches against non-minnows is only 30-something, then they'll take out his couple of 5-fors against the Windies because they feel like it and so they judge him on his average in a grand total of about 2 games - one of which was in Australia on debut.
    I think you'd find that people say he's unproven, not overrated. I have no doubt that when he gets the chance, he will prove himself against better teams and on flatter wickets. Until then, it's hard to compare Bond to other bowlers since he hasn't had the opportunity to perform against everyone.

    At any rate, I think Bond is one of the best pace bowlers around today, and I can only hope that he remains injury-free for the rest of his career.

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