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    Dire cricketers who had a successful test career

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    Isn't this thread sort of talking about the same thing?

    Surely one can't be horrible and still have a successful test career. Or do you mean people who were horrible but played a lot of test matches?

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    Not really. It is supposed to be for players who were mediocre at FC level, but turned out to be gun at test level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krkode View Post
    Isn't this thread sort of talking about the same thing?

    Surely one can't be horrible and still have a successful test career. Or do you mean people who were horrible but played a lot of test matches?
    No.


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    Nathan Hauritz, so far, LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Nathan Hauritz, so far, LOL
    Won't last long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Won't last long.
    But he might not play another game, meaning he'll finish with ridiculously good stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Micheal Atherton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Lathwal View Post
    Sehwag......
    Sehwag's not a poor batsman (even if his Test average flatters him hugely) and his First-Class average too is excellent.
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    Micheal Atherton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krkode View Post
    Isn't this thread sort of talking about the same thing?
    Yeah, really, should be merged IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nonsense.
    Having the least average for all bats who have scored over 6k runs. Retired with a test avg of 37. Was completely at sea against the best quicks in the business. He is English Cricket personified in the 90s.

    Dire.

    One or two innings of glue-batting (185) won't make him any better, perhaps than Carl Hooper.

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