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    Careers ruined by injuries

    Any cricketer who has played a substantial amount had to deal with an injury at one point or another but there were some who get effected more.

    Reid: Could have reached the levels of Mcgrath and Lillie if he stayed realitvley injury free unfortuantley did not just play enough to be rated a great.

    Waqar: Did end up with a substantial and a fullfilling career however those who watched him feel he was the best fast bowler ever during his peak which was quite sustained (90-94).Lost a lot of pace with his 2nd stress fracture and from then onwards it was a steady decline.

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    : Same as Reid.

    Can't think of many batsman right now Jimmy Adams or even Vermulan might be a good shout.
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    Not really an injury, but I suppose you could consider Archie Jackson.
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    Len Hutton - not a career that was ruined of course but one arm two inches shorter than the other must have made batting less easy than it would otherwise have been

    Likewise Atherton's back, Thorpe's back and Compo's knee

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    Afridi falling headfirst from 2nd floor as a five year old has also hampered him no doubt.


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    Haha, no doubt about that.

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    Shoaib Akhtar's genital warts have certainly put the kibosh on his second coming

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    Richard Sherlock. He had impressive pace for a 18 year old and at the time Dennis Lillee thought he was already good enough to play for New Zealand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    Richard Sherlock. He had impressive pace for a 18 year old and at the time Dennis Lillee thought he was already good enough to play for New Zealand.
    Yeah he's certainly been ruined to date though he's still relatively young. There is a slight chance he'll do a Bond and string together a few relatively unhampered seasons of cricket for whichever domestic side he settles into long term.

    I thought Lillee said that about Southee, not Sherlock?

    Anyway, going to nominate Shane Bond test wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Yeah he's certainly been ruined to date though he's still relatively young. There is a slight chance he'll do a Bond and string together a few relatively unhampered seasons of cricket for whichever domestic side he settles into long term.

    I thought Lillee said that about Southee, not Sherlock?

    Anyway, going to nominate Shane Bond test wise.
    Yea Lillee said Southee was the best 18 year old bowler he had seen since McGrath, but I'm fairly certain he said something about Sherlock playing for New Zealand when he went to Lillee's pace clinic. He said something along the lines of playing with Shane Bond and not being that far of him (pace I assume).

    I'll try and find it on the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post

    I thought Lillee said that about Southee, not Sherlock?

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    Lol, truth be known, Lillee's said that about many a young bowler he's mentored in the last 20 years or so.

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    Yeah, Mitchell Johnson is a "once in a generation" fast bowler remember.

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    Yeah I see your guys point. Add that to the fact the perception is all we have below the top level is 110kmh pie chuckers and someone firing in at 145 would generate the assumption the player should represent our test side.

    Anyway, reckon Malinga will deserve a mention in future. Not that his career will be "ruined", but definitely hampered.

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    England fast bowler Alan Ward from the late 60's to mid-70's. Could have formed a formidable opening bowling partnership with John Snow but for injuries.

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    Hopefully not, but Rob Cassell could end up belonging in this group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Afridi falling headfirst from 2nd floor as a five year old has also hampered him no doubt.


    re the topic, Nawab of Pataudi, Jr.

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