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    Most Underated from 95 - 06?

    In any form of the game, bowler or batter, who is it.

    I think that Jayasuriya, Dilshan and Gayle are all underated.

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    Why is Gayle underrated? He has decent records in both forms of the game, nothing special, but I don't see him getting any stick.

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    Basically, because of some of the stuff he has done which has gone unnoticed. One of the only players to hit 6 4s in an over, and not many people remember he has a test triple century against a fairly good SA attack.

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    Off the top of my head, I would say Trescothick.

    People always talk about certain failings and technical issues without commentating that he has been one of the more prolific players of the 21st century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    Basically, because of some of the stuff he has done which has gone unnoticed. One of the only players to hit 6 4s in an over, and not many people remember he has a test triple century against a fairly good SA attack.
    In a game where a million runs were scored, all 11 SA bowlers bowled and Boucher took a wicket!

    Personally, If anything I would say Gayle is overrated. Certainly a good player but the glamour and excitement over value him in the public eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Off the top of my head, I would say Trescothick.

    I don't know if I'd put him in the top ten batters playing today. Not that averages are everything, but averaging 43 in today's game is a bit underwhelming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Really? I don't really rate him to be all that good. I mean, a decent player to be sure, but is he great? I don't know if I'd put him in the top ten batters playing today. Not that averages are everything, but averaging 43 in today's game is a bit underwhelming.
    Regarding your comments. I probably wouldn't put him in the top 10 of today but there is a difference in being great and very good. He is certainly very good.
    Hence, He is definately underrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Regarding your comments. I probably wouldn't put him in the top 10 of today but there is a difference in being great and very good and very good. He is certainly very good.
    Hence, He is definately underrated.

    Well, I don't know if anyone considers him to be less than a good batsman. I'd probably put him in the VVS Laxman category. Great when in flow, but a bit too inconsistent to depend on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Really? I don't really rate him to be all that good. I mean, a decent player to be sure, but is he great? I don't know if I'd put him in the top ten batters playing today. Not that averages are everything, but averaging 43 in today's game is a bit underwhelming.
    After The Ashes his stock went up a fair bit, but before that his nickname might as well have been "The Much Maligned". Like Sehwag he employs a weight transference method when batting (i.e. eff all footwork) which, when he goes cheaply, makes him an easy target for armchair purists.

    Not a great player, but certainly a very decent one.

    I'd say Damien Martyn seems to be pretty undervalued too. The haste with which he was dispatched after The Ashes was undue.
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    Irfan Pathan. Well not during the start of his career but now hes being underated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Really? I don't really rate him to be all that good. I mean, a decent player to be sure
    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Well, I don't know if anyone considers him to be less than a good batsman. I'd probably put him in the VVS Laxman category. Great when in flow, but a bit too inconsistent to depend on.
    Is it me, but you seem to contradict yourself a little within the space of a couple of posts?

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    Lets see:

    - Chanderpaul
    - Reifell
    - Trescothick
    - Ijaz Ahmed
    - Astle
    - Jacobs
    - Boucher
    - Giles
    - MacGill
    - Lehmann

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Is it me, but you seem to contradict yourself a little within the space of a couple of posts?

    LOL! You are right, I did. I misspoke in my first post. He's good, not very good or great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Like Sehwag he employs a weight transference method when batting (i.e. eff all footwork) which, when he goes cheaply, makes him an easy target for armchair purists.

    Well, I'm not an armchair purist, I don't care if his legs are made of iron. As long as someone is consistent and scores runs, I don't care how they do it. I don't think Tresco (and Sehwag too) is consistent enough to be in the very good/great category.

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