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    McMillan considering retirement


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    Bizarre, he only just got back in the side and he is complaining about the workload.

    Also, just before he got back in the side, he was in the papers complaining about how traumatic it was when he had to go out and apply for a "real" job, when he thought his international career was over.

    Very strange timing (rather like Astle actually.)

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    Considering he only seems to be playing as a One-day specialist these days - I dont know why he's complaining about the wrokload without playing tests.

    Be a shame to see him go - Once again he's going through one of those periods where he looks like he might start to kick on.

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    I doubt he'll play Test cricket for New Zealand again, although with a record like his it would be a bit of a shame. I do find it odd that he's complaining about the workload though, considering he only just got back into the side. Sure, it's a World Cup so there will be more games in a shorter space of time, and he did play in the CB series which is the same sort of thing. Attention seeking if you ask me.
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    I actually thought he is in the form of his life, pity that he is considering to retire now. Never seen him play this good aswell, in some good form too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    I doubt he'll play Test cricket for New Zealand again, although with a record like his it would be a bit of a shame. I do find it odd that he's complaining about the workload though, considering he only just got back into the side. Sure, it's a World Cup so there will be more games in a shorter space of time, and he did play in the CB series which is the same sort of thing. Attention seeking if you ask me.
    McMillan is a slogger and has very limited technique; he gets by on hand-eye coordination. I'll be glad to see him go. His test record is rubbish if you take away his scores against the minnows.

    Still, I'd be happy for him to win the World Cup for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Scarlet View Post
    McMillan is a slogger and has very limited technique; he gets by on hand-eye coordination. I'll be glad to see him go. His test record is rubbish if you take away his scores against the minnows.

    Still, I'd be happy for him to win the World Cup for us.
    Still, taking Bangladesh out of his record doesn't make a huge difference. Zimbabwe were still reasonably good back when he played them (1998 and 2000) so I didn't take them away from his career stats.

    He has managed to score runs against the likes of Muralitharan, Caddick, Kumble and Harbhajan showing that he can do it against some pretty good bowlers, spinners especially (averages 58 against India). His preference of playing the spinners is obviously, and he has scored many runs against the Kumble, Harbhajan and Muralthiran which shows he can handle the slow bowlers.

    I could bring up all the stats I like to support my claims (averages 41 in his best position at #6) for example, but I suppose it is a matter of whether you consider Zimbabwe as a decent side when he played them, because without them his stats would be reasonably ordinary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    His preference of playing the spinners is obviously, and he has scored many runs against the Kumble, Harbhajan and Muralthiran which shows he can handle the slow bowlers.
    And Saqlain too, although most of the damage he did against him was in ODI cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternative View Post
    I actually thought he is in the form of his life, pity that he is considering to retire now. Never seen him play this good aswell, in some good form too.
    Yeah. Retiring now just doesn't seem right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    And Saqlain too, although most of the damage he did against him was in ODI cricket.
    Didn't actually check his ODI record against the spinners, although I imagine it would be equally impressive.

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    perhaps craig wants to go out now, when we feel a lot better about him as an individual, rather than his former near enough is good enough attitude of the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Haha, I was considering starting a thread about it, didn't get around to it in the end. Cheers, boss!

    Yeah, surprised me a bit as well, and the reason I mentioned Astle was because I've long thought the two have a bit in common even despite the age gap. Seem similar characters, and out-of-the-blue retirements may be the final thing they have in common.

    Still, though, as th says - strange to complain about the workload when you've been out the side for ages. He's always been a bit of a funny one, though, Macca. Probably best to get his retirement done before another rut sets in, really.
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    mcmillian is a mug why is he gonna rtire. he has jus got into the team.if he retired it would be more out of the blue than astle
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    McMillan has always wanted to have the last laugh, I would imagine he's still smarting from being dropped and this will be his way of going out on his own terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Haha, I was considering starting a thread about it, didn't get around to it in the end. Cheers, boss!

    Yeah, surprised me a bit as well, and the reason I mentioned Astle was because I've long thought the two have a bit in common even despite the age gap.
    They've got more in common than you might suspect - they're brothers-in-law.

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