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    Unlucky New Zealand Players?

    Who are some of the unlucker New Zealand players?

    I think Matt Sinclair and Lance Hamilton would have to be a couple

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    Matt Sinclair is a mug. I think that in some cases he could be included- against crap teams like bangladesh... he will rip up a poor attack, but against a class side he is shown up for what he really is (just a good eye)
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    I don't really rate Lance Hamilton, there are bowlers higher up the pecking order than he is. I was told he was quick, but when i saw him he looked pretty slow.

    I'd say at this stage that Hitchcock, Mills, Franklin, O'Connor & Yovich are all ahead of him.

    As far as Sinclair is concerned, he's got talent but until he starts shifting his feet he will always have a poor average against the better teams, despite scoring 3 big centuries against Pakistan, West Indies & South Africa who all have good bowlers.

    As for unlucky players, I don't really think there are any in NZ right now, they've all been given a chance & either succeeded or failed. Maybe Gary Stead, who had a few good test matches for NZ.

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    Matt Sinclair needs to improve his technique and footwork big time if he needs to get selected , he has proven to be a good player at times , but needs to work hard to get somewhere like most times
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    I like Matt Sinclair, I've met him.
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    I like Matt Sinclair, I've met him.
    Doesn't make him good though, does it?! You've met me...

    As said earlier, he's poor technically and and all he has is 'a good eye'. Good enough to impress in the Yorkshire Premier League but not at Test Level..
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    sinclair is never gonna make it. he said himself that he didn't think footwork was important... :I :undecided:



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