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    He's been a genuine all-rounder, like no other, in the time he served England. He's been the one who would take the ball to deliver a breakthrough, and also a talismanic batting figure. The impact he made in the time he played for England was quite significant. However, his best performances came a long time after he made his international debut, and has struggled with fitness when he got it right. Genuinely talented and effective, but with so many injuries, not quite a practical choice later on.
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    How can you retire if you're not on the park in the first place?

    Did some awesome things for England. Catch ya dude.
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    Don't get me wrong. He was a good cricketer. He just wasn't as great as everyone thinks. For all-rounders of the last decade Kallis is easily the best and far better than Flintoff yet he never seems to get the same praise.
    Mainly because at no point in his career can Kallis ever be said to hold down a spot based on his bowling, whereas Flintoff had a spell when he could've been picked based on his batting. Can't remember the exact numbers but there was a 3-year spell including the Ashes where he posted some phenomenal numbers.
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    My favourite English cricketer, and it takes a lot for me to like English cricketers.


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    Yeah, between July '03 and March '06, Flintoff made 2387 runs at 41.87 and took 134 wickets at 28.43; but if you only go up as far as The Ashes, the batting average goes up to 43.43 and the bowling down to 27.86. He had a seriously impressive 2-3 year spell where he could have got into the England side as a batsman, or a bowler. WAG.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    The cricinfo headline cracks me up:

    "Allrounder finally bows to long-standing knee injury"

    They couldn't come up with a worse headline if they tried
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    Shameless plug alert, but here were my thoguhts when he retired from Tests last summer:

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    WAG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post


    My favourite English cricketer, and it takes a lot for me to like English cricketers.
    Agree with this.

    My favourite english cricketer as well.

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    Coulda been a contender.
    His performance in the oft forgotten 2006 series away to Hindia was very good.
    11 wickets at 30ish and a batting ave of 50 odd incl. 4 50's in 4 innings.
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    Flinters Test career in from Jan04 to Jun06( his peak)
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    3 100's 16 50's
    134 wickets at 25.80 incl 2 5fers at an ave of 50.80
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Best pic of all times...

    Brilliant player and don't think another will be born like him....

    Well played Freddie.
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    No surprise really.

    Thanks for the the memories Freddie.Not a great player but a bloody good one and he excited the crowd which many players don't/can't these days.

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    The best English player I've seen. Did reasonably okay justice to his bowling abilities, but could've much better with bat.

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