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    Craig McMillan

    you rarely here about this guy, but that fact is he has been a really good alrounder in the NewZeland team for the last 10 years.

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    No, he's been terribly inconsistent and frustrating for New Zealand fans.
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    LOL.


    "All-Rounder"? At best he's a handy partnership breaker with the ball. For the first few years of his career, he looked the goods. Averaged over 40 in tests (hard for Kiwi's to do) and scored a fair few runs for New Zealand (is about our 5-6th highest ODI run scorer). Then he tried to be too fancy and stopped relying on his natural talent and just lost the plot. As it stands,, he'll put in a good performance maybe 1-2 times out of ten. And I think he's only just turned thirty.

    I rubbish the guy a lot but even after his run of being crap, his average is 38. His ODI average is about 28. He's not a first choice player, but if he could just harness what he once had, he could get his average back up over 40 and 30 respectively, and be a first team regular.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    No, he's been terribly inconsistent and frustrating for New Zealand fans.
    Yep, has largely wasted his talent

    Today was typical

    Hits a ball straight down a fieldsman's throught when on next to nought (dropped)

    Next ball tried exactly the same thing and it fell short

    Some great shots

    Caught off a no-ball

    Plays exactly the same shot next ball and gets caught

    No brain and no discipline


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    Is it just me or is anyone else getting over these threads about one player?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Is it just me or is anyone else getting over these threads about one player?
    I am, yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Is it just me or is anyone else getting over these threads about one player?
    Was never a big fan of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Is it just me or is anyone else getting over these threads about one player?
    Nah, I really don't mind them tbh.
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    Would be better if some serious discussion occured, but people just get sick of them and don't feel like taking them seriously. Don't blame them really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Would be better if some serious discussion occured, but people just get sick of them and don't feel like taking them seriously. Don't blame them really.
    I got no problem with them if they are about a general issue, not just about one player. BTW im not having a go at the thread creator just the trend.

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    The quality of threads has generally declined in the past month or so, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Would be better if some serious discussion occured, but people just get sick of them and don't feel like taking them seriously. Don't blame them really.
    What about the Stuart Clark thread though? I know I created it so I'm bound to be defensive, but there was some serious discussion in there.

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    The majority of threads about a single player are dire, but your one actually encouraged discussion and not ridicule with the first post, so it was a success.

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    I think he is a fine cricketer, good to see him back in NZ line up

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    Obviously McMillan has always been inconsistent, but I don't think its such a bad thing for a side to have a batsmen that has a free licence even if it does mean coming off every 5 or 6 innings. His innings tonight was the difference for mine

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