Can't believe I left out Mark Higgs and Shawn Bradstreet.
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
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.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
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.
I reckon Tom Moody and Ian Harvey would have been Test regulars for many sides.
Ryan Campbell in ODI'S
Slater, Langer in ODI'S
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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.
it's kinda annoying to think that (Super) Dom Thornely smashed 1000 runs in a season but no-one really thought much about it, and now players who hit half of that are bright new hopes or w/ever
What I'm saying is, Super Dom should make a shield come back
Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?
With the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left
Joe Dawes btw
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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