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    Worst Cricketer of the Decade

    As the title suggests, who is the worst Cricketer this decade?

    Must have played a minimum of 5 Tests, 3 ODIs and 1 T20 to count.

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    sreesanth

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    If it were only ODIs, Garath Hopkins would be a shoe-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    If it were only ODIs, Garath Hopkins would be a shoe-in.
    He played Tests as well didn't he?

    Papps probably has a go at this or Mark Gillespie. Gillespie is far more dire than Sreesanth.
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    Floyd Reifer would have to be pretty close.

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    Mick Lewis (ODI's) and agree with Gareth Hopkins.
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    Jehan Mubarak. Guy is the definition of fail.

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    The fact that Ian Salisbury played a couple of tests this decade makes this a non-contest.

    But if we're to follow your criteria to the letter, I think it's Xavier Marshall. The fact that he doesn't look that bad blinds people to the fact that he's actually absolutely horrendous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Floyd Reifer would have to be pretty close.
    Game, set and match, surely.
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    Reifer, Marshall and Sami all close picks IMO. I guess Sami at least has decent domestic performances behind him.
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    Fits the criteria, did not play all his games this decade though.

    Rawl Lewis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Reifer, Marshall and Sami all close picks IMO. I guess Sami at least has decent domestic performances behind him.
    I wasn't really counting Reifer because he only fits the criteria because of the WI strike.

    It's certainly not Sami.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Reifer, Marshall and Sami all close picks IMO. I guess Sami at least has decent domestic performances behind him.
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    Darren Ganga?
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    Daren Ganga is actually a pretty good batsman who simply can't hack international cricket. Someone like Xavier Marshall however is, as mentioned, simply absolutely hopeless. I'd agree that there's no point counting the likes of those who played for West Indies Third XI (especially some 36-year-old who only played to captain), and also obviously there's no point counting Zimbabweans and Bangladeshis else we'd have thousands - a couple to come to mind are Anwar Hossain Monir and Shadab Kabir.

    I'm less than sure about Sreesanth, Gillespie and even Mohammad Sami. Sure, they're all well below international standard in both formats (I'd disagree with the criteria of having to play Twenty20 Internationals BTW, because there are relatively speaking so precious few of them) but I'd not say any of them were obviously diabolical - the latter two even earned their go to some extent at domestic level.

    BTW Ian Salisbury being suggested is also not fair to my mind. Again, sure, below Test-class and absolutely dreadful figures but certainly nowhere near as bad as some who have played - he at least earned his go.

    Of bowlers, I'd say the worst this decade is probably Richard Dawson, though Adam Sanford is certainly also worth a mention.

    And someone else I'd mention, though he doesn't qualify as he (mercifully) never played Test cricket: Darryl Brown. Played a few ODIs for West Indies in 2001/02, despite never achieving anything much in a territorial career of, IIRR, about 3 years. Almost as diabolical a selection as Darren Pattinson, and undoubtedly a far, far, far worse bowler.
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