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Thread: England's world champion side of 1998

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    England's world champion side of 1998

    Owais Shah (Captain) Middlesex (22-10-78)
    Paul Franks (Vice Captain) Nottinghamshire (03-02-79)
    Ian Flanagan Essex (05-06-80)
    Michael Gough Durham (18-12-79)
    Jamie Grove Essex (03-07-79)
    Giles Haywood Sussex (08-09-79)
    Robert Key Kent (12-05-79)
    Aaron Laraman Middlesex (10-01-79)
    Richard Logan Northamptonshire (28-01-80)
    Graham Napier Essex (06-01-80)
    Stephen Peters Essex (10-12-78)
    Jonathan Powell Essex (13-06-79)
    Christopher Schofield Lancashire (06-10-78)
    Graeme Swann Northamptonshire (24-03-79)
    Nicholas Wilton Sussex/MCC (23-09-78)



    These lads won the u-19 wc for England in 1998 and great things were tipped for many of them.
    But none of them has really established themselves a top notch senior level international cricketer....so what went wrong and where are these guys nows in terms of tehir careers seeing they should be at their prime or close to it ?
    Any hope for an England recall for those other than Shah and Swann ??

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    Stephen Peters would have to be one of the biggest disappointments on that list.

    Heard people talk his potential up bigtime as Englan'ds most promising batsman in 1998/1999.

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    Graham Napier, well he showed everyone what he is capable of, smashing the ball and bowling at good pace, but I'm not sure whether he could hack it at international level.
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    Key may still be recalled to the international fold. He's perhaps a few ranks outside the team (probably behind Bopara and Shah in the queue) but I reckon he'll play international cricket at some point in the future.
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    I remember there was an article in The Wisden Cricketer a couple of months back about that particular side. I guess success at youth level, even at the Under 19 level, comparably close to international level, doesn't actually guarantee success at that next level up. The majority of them have played for counties while Key, Shah, Schofield and Swann all represented England, so 4/15 isn't that bad I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    I remember there was an article in The Wisden Cricketer a couple of months back about that particular side. I guess success at youth level, even at the Under 19 level, comparably close to international level, doesn't actually guarantee success at that next level up. The majority of them have played for counties while Key, Shah, Schofield and Swann all represented England, so 4/15 isn't that bad I guess.
    Franks too, if just the once.

    It'd be interesting to see what the strike rate for other winning teams is.
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    India's winning 2000 squad:

    *M Kaif
    RS Sodhi
    Yuvraj Singh
    YV Rao
    NK Patel
    S Sriwastava
    M Tripathi
    +A Ratra
    NA Yadav
    RS Ricky
    S Vidyuth
    M Diwakar
    AM Dave
    Manish Sharma

    5/14 and only Yuvraj Singh and Kaif has been a regular players in the squad throughout their careers.
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    Australia 2002, winning squad.

    Cameron White
    George Bailey
    Aaron Bird
    Jarrad Burke
    Robert Cassell
    Beau Casson
    Daniel Christian
    Mark Cosgrove
    Adam Crosthwaite
    Xavier Doherty
    Adam Fleming
    Shaun Marsh
    Craig Philipson
    Craig Simmons

    4/14 and I would be surprised if George Bailey and maybe even Xavier Doherty play some matches for Australia. If you included Ben Hilfenhaus who was a standby player that is five.
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    What year was that?

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    Pakistan 2004

    *Khalid Latif
    Adnan Zaheer
    Abid Ali
    Jahangir Mirza
    Mohammad Asif Iqbal
    Fawad Alam
    +Zulqarnain Haider
    Tariq Mahmood
    Mansoor Amjad
    Usman Saeed
    Salman Qadir
    Wahab Riaz
    Riaz Afridi
    Ali Imran Pasha

    Pakistan interetsing already have six and lead the pack already.

    Though Khalid Latif, Zulqarnain Haider, Mansoor Amjad and Riaz Afridi have all only played one match. Wahab Riaz has played four ODIs. Fawad Alam is the only player to reach double figures with 10 ODIs, 3 T20Is.

    Mind you most rate this squad as the best squad ever after last season's Indian world cup winning squad.

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    Pakistan 2004

    Khalid Latif - 1 ODI
    Adnan Zaheer
    Abid Ali
    Jahangir Mirza
    Mohammad Asif Iqbal
    Fawad Alam
    Zulqarnain Haider - 1 T20
    Tariq Mahmood
    Mansoor Amjad - 1 T2
    Usman Saeed
    Salman Qadir
    Wahab Riaz
    Riaz Afridi
    Ali Imran Pasha

    6/14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    What year was that?
    Australia won it in 2002.

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    West Indies 2004 - Losing Finalists

    Dinesh Ramdin - West Indies wicketkeeper.
    Kirk Edwards - Talented batsman, but hasn't done enough to keep a place for Barbados.
    Xavier Marshall - West Indies opening batsman.
    Tishan Maraj - Perhaps the best batsman of the bunch, but gave up cricket to study medicine.
    Lendl Simmons - T&T opening batsman/occasional wicketkeeper. Played briefly for WI.
    Assad Fudadin - Was very impressed with this left-hander, but hasn't done enough for Guyana yet.
    Liam Sebastien - Good player, who has gotten more mature recently. Will probably play for West Indies in future.
    Ravi Rampaul - West Indies ODI bowler. Fixture in the T&T (and Ireland) side.
    Mervin Matthew - Haven't seen him properly.
    Rishi Bachan - Useful left-armer, but never seemed anything special.
    Lionel Baker - Too inconsistent. Probably won't amount to much.
    Barrington Yearwood - Haven't seen him properly.
    Jonathan Augustus - Talented, but doesn't seem to play cricket anymore. Just disappeared.
    Zamal Khan - Haven't seen him properly.

    4/14. Surprising, given the West Indies situation of late.

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    Liam or Xavier: Ever heard of a young guy called Dalton Polius that St Lucia?

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