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    Batsmen who deserved 50 test avg

    Was checking Shiv's test stats and I was glad to see him nearing 50 test avg, he mighty deserves it especially with the way he has played in the last few years.

    So what are the other players you feel should have averaged atleast?

    For me Inzi is one for certain while there could also be a case for Azhar and Gower.

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    Gower wasn't that good. Wonderful to watch, but not good enough to be averaging 50 against the bowlers he faced.

    I often wonder how many batsmen who played between '71 and '01 who averaged 41-42 would've averaged 50+ had they played from '01 onwards. My bet's on 7 or 8 at the very least.
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    Definitely Langer. Part of one of the best test opening partnerships, consistent, big innings player, the only thing that cost him was the blip at the beginning of his career.

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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Gower wasn't that good. Wonderful to watch, but not good enough to be averaging 50 against the bowlers he faced.

    I often wonder how many batsmen who played between '71 and '01 who averaged 41-42 would've averaged 50+ had they played from '01 onwards. My bet's on 7 or 8 at the very least.
    Ian Chappel , Martin Crowe,Gordon Grenidge, Arvinda, Saeed Anwar.

    These are the ones I could think off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
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    Stuart Law.

    He made 54* in his only innings, he just needed another innings!
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    Quote Originally Posted by inbox24 View Post
    Definitely Langer. Part of one of the best test opening partnerships, consistent, big innings player, the only thing that cost him was the blip at the beginning of his career.
    Langer only averaged 48.30 against Test-class teams from the time he got a place in the side (1998/99) onwards.

    Langer's also one of those exceptionally rare players who actually loses-out through sides (Bangladesh, ICC World XI, Zimbabwe-from-'03) being wrongly classed Test-playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Stuart Law.

    He made 54* in his only innings, he just needed another innings!
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    Stephen Fleming. Just because. You can't prove me wrong either cause its a theoretical question.

    In fact, Fleming deserved an average of 60. The extra 10 is for all the times he could have punched the rest of the top order but didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Ian Chappel , Martin Crowe,Gordon Grenidge, Arvinda, Saeed Anwar.

    These are the ones I could think off.
    Yeah, all very, very possible. And probably quite a few besides.

    Alvin Kallicharran, Dessie Haynes, Doug Walters, Gundappa Viswanath, Daryll Cullinan, David Boon, Glenn Turner, Richie Richardson, Mark Waugh. A few more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    POSSIBILITIES, CLEARLY NOTHING CAN BE CERTAINTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >insert witty reply here<

    Trying to decide which one though, would you like an Atherton flavoured one, or a soppy luvy one, or perhaps a Matty Hayden one?

    Oh, I think I deserve to average 50 in tests with the bat too btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post

    I often wonder how many batsmen who played between '71 and '01 who averaged 41-42 would've averaged 50+ had they played from '01 onwards. My bet's on 7 or 8 at the very least.
    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Ian Chappel , Martin Crowe,Gordon Grenidge, Arvinda, Saeed Anwar.

    These are the ones I could think off.
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    Yeah, all very, very possible. And probably quite a few besides.

    Alvin Kallicharran, Dessie Haynes, Doug Walters, Gundappa Viswanath, Daryll Cullinan, David Boon, Glenn Turner, Richie Richardson, Mark Waugh. A few more.
    Graham Yallop.

    A bit from left field, and Im not saying hes one of the all time greats or even in the class of the players listed above. But he was always a heavy scorer who was really uncomfortable only against top-class genuinely fast bowling, of which there just happened to be plenty around during his time. And despite this he still averaged 42. Against slow bowlers and medium pacers of variable quality he often scored prodigiously in both international and FC cricket and I reckon he would have cashed in big time against most of the trundlers weve seen in recent years, particularly on the roads theyve had to bowl on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
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    I assume the thread refers to those who didn't average 50 but should have.
    I don't agree with Gower, Greenidge or Ian Chappell. Maybe Neil Harvey.

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    VVS Laxman. Never had a lean patch other than the start of his career when he was very young and was always made to open the batting. He's been very consistent since that time and certainly is a player of top quality.
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