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    Worst Aussie ODI 11 EVER

    Recently the Sydney Morning Herald listed every player who has played One Day cricket for Australia - all 163 of them and challenged their readers to list the worst 11.

    Sorry if there is a thread on this somewhere else in CW, but does anyone want to have a go at listing their worst 11.

    I'll give you the names of the 163 players to refresh your memory.

    As selectors usually pick their best player as the Captain, I suggest that the worst of the worst should be the nominated Captain.

    http://blogs.smh.com.au/sport/archiv....html#comments

    My worst Aussie ODI 11 is as follows:

    Ian Redpath - 5 matches batting av 9.20 - was obviously batting for a draw
    Dav Whatmore - 1 match batting av 2 - Top coach
    Jimmy Maher (C)- 26 matches batting av 25.76- Should have stayed in Queensland
    Phil Carlson - 4 matches batting av 5.50 - Phil who?
    Greg Ritchie - 44 matches batting av 27.4 - wouldn't have coped in today's fitness climate
    Trevor Chappell - Right Arm underarm bowling exponent.
    Tim Zoehrer - Wicketkeeper - personality cross between Stu MacGill and Kevin Pietersen
    Mick Lewis - 7 matches bowling av 55.94 - enough said
    John Maguire - 23 matches bowling av 40.47 - played during World Series Cricket
    Bob Holland - 2 matches bowling av 49.50 - Greying leggie looked like someone's dad
    Brendon Julian - 25 matches bowling av 45.31 - At least he has a good face for TV
    Cameron White - 16 matches bowling av 50.25 - The best thing since burnt toast
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    Very harsh on Greg Ritchie. Fat Cat was a great player to watch. He had all the time in the world to play his shots. I would be finding a spot for Glenn Trimble personally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Very harsh on Greg Ritchie. Fat Cat was a great player to watch. He had all the time in the world to play his shots. I would be finding a spot for Glenn Trimble personally
    You're probably right - Trimble had 2 matches with a batting av 4. Swapping one Queenslander with another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchairumpire View Post
    You're probably right - Trimble had 2 matches with a batting av 4. Swapping one Queenslander with another.
    It was his bowling that was more concerning ...
    Last edited by Fiery; 05-03-2007 at 09:22 PM.


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    I would have also thought Ritchie was pretty crap, but I was recently watching some world series classic matches on Foxtel and got to see more of him and he was actually quite a classy player and stroke maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow View Post
    I would have also thought Ritchie was pretty crap, but I was recently watching some world series classic matches on Foxtel and got to see more of him and he was actually quite a classy player and stroke maker.
    Too right he was. One of the most attractive batsman of his time...or any time really. Played with exquisite timing
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    Quote Originally Posted by armchairumpire View Post
    Jimmy Maher (C)- 26 matches batting av 65.08 - Should have stayed in Queensland
    That's his strike rate armchair... His ave was 25.76... (just to be pedantic)
    Last edited by Fiery; 05-03-2007 at 10:56 PM.

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    Just call the current team the worst ever........bunch of Losers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    That's his strike rate armchair... His ave was 25.76... (just to be pedantic)
    So it was - I'd never call you pedantic Fiery, just careful and considered. Maybe I don't like Jimmy Maher and it was my subconscious playing tricks on me.

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    Bit early to be putting White in that team, tbh. Only there because it's a Sydney publication lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Bit early to be putting White in that team, tbh. Only there because it's a Sydney publication lol
    you only defend him because your victorian

    Nah i do agree its abit early, though i dont think he will ever be a quality international bowler.

    I was going to suggest Muller but it turns out he never played an ODI.
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    Nor did he do that badly in the few tests he played. He was also an outstanding domestic player.

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    Very harsh on Maher. He was never given a consistent run in the side, even when he was scoring big ODI runs in S.A. '03.
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    Anyone got any other suggestions on their worst Aussie 11?

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