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    Worst Player to Play 50 Tests

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    Probably Rampakash if you ask me.
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    Isn't 50 tests too high a number?

    You don't normally get to play 50 tests unless you're half alright.

    I think 30 tests would be a better number.
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    Mohammad Sami hands down!

    Had the bowling average of a good batsman, and the batting aveage of a good bowler!

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    Mohammad Ashraful has to be up there...

    He has played 43 tests and averages 24.05 as Bangladesh's premier batsman.


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    33 tests, 81 wickets@ 51.37.

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    Greg Matthews and Daren Powell averaged 48 and 47 with the ball respectively.

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    Mo averaged 40 with the bat though, so he was more of an all rounder.

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    Khaled Mashud who avged 19 in 44 tests?

    Javed Omar, the Bangladeshi opener averages 22 from 40 tests!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Khaled Mashud who avged 19 in 44 tests?

    Javed Omar, the Bangladeshi opener averages 22 from 40 tests!!!
    Mashud was a keeper though, so it isn't a terrible record.

    If its 50 tests not including bangladesh Ramps would be up there.

    If its 30 tests I would say John Dyson who only averaged 26 in 30 tests.

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    I think you can't play 50 test for a test standard side if you are dire, so anybody who plays that many games has to be doing something right to hold onto his place in the side for that long.

    Then maybe Mohd. Sami or maybe Agarkar (though i doubt he has played 50 tests) are the only names that come to my mind as the most dire players to play substantial number of test matches for their respective countries.

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    Ashley Giles's record worse in both batting & bowling and he played 54 tests.

    But, of those who've managed 50 tests for a proper test nation, Ken Rutherford would probably get my vote. His average of 27.08 for a specialist batsman outshines (if that's the right word) even Ramprakash.

    Although Daren Ganga has played 48 (!!) tests and maintains an average of 25.71, so, selectors permitting, we could have a new market leader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    But, of those who've managed 50 tests for a proper test nation, Ken Rutherford would probably get my vote. His average of 27.08 for a specialist batsman outshines (if that's the right word) even Ramprakash.
    Pah! What tosh. Rutherford played against some of the best bowling line ups of all time and helped form a New Zealand team that actually won test matches against the best teams of the era. Plus, he had guts - tons of 'em.

    Ramps, for example, rarely showed any guts. I don't think Ramps is the worst either though.

    Ganga's a good call though. He's utter ****. I see he really stood up for Trinidad & Tobago against the Poms today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Pah! What tosh. Rutherford played against some of the best bowling line ups of all time and helped form a New Zealand team that actually won test matches against the best teams of the era. Plus, he had guts - tons of 'em.

    Ramps, for example, rarely showed any guts. I don't think Ramps is the worst either though.

    Ganga's a good call though. He's utter ****. I see he really stood up for Trinidad & Tobago against the Poms today.
    Working within the 50 test parameter whoever gets the nod isn't going to be utterly dire or they'd have long since returned to the shires. Or the provinces or whatever you have down there.

    Rutherford may well have been gutsy but don't know of anyone who, statistically at least, was worse.

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