Can't believe I left out Mark Higgs and Shawn Bradstreet.
If one includes him there's also a case for Hussey sr. Has had a good run at tests now, but was 31 (IIRC) before he debuted.
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Yeah and Hussey wasn't unlucky not to play Tests in that era, was just not good enough. Averaging mid-30's for your state as Hussey did - in any era - shouldn't see you play Test cricket.
Definitely wouldn't put Kat in the unlucky group.
EDIT: inb4 anyone mentions his CC record. Don't bother.
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I reckon Tom Moody and Ian Harvey would have been Test regulars for many sides.
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Yeah, Moody a good shout. Was shoehorned into opening the batting against SL after they dropped Taylor, got a couple of shocking decisions and one Test on a really green deck in SL, therefore not good enough to be considered for the team again apparently.
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I wonder if Bichel would actually walk into the Test team now. I rate Siddle (obvs) and Hilf above him so unless you like his extra batting I doubt he would actually walk into this team.
I also question Matt Elliott being unlucky. He played over 20 Tests and got dropped deservedly, obviously the injury he sustained in the collision with Waugh didn't help but someone like Jamie Cox is seen as more unlucky by most.
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