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    Unlucky Australia Cricketers during the golden era under Taylor/Waugh

    The slip fielding thread got me thinking of Australia cricketers who missed out on having a long test career because of the dominance of Australia at that time.

    Conversation at the time was often "Our A team would beat............"

    Who do you think were the unlucky cricketers of that era? The ones who didn't play enough (or any tests) for the ability they had? I think the following players would all walk straight in to the current test team if they were in their prime...

    - Matthew Elliott
    - Jimmy Maher
    - Martin Love
    - Jamie Siddons
    - Stuart Law
    - Darren Lehmann (played a few tests, but should have played closer to 100)
    - Darren Berry
    - Andy Bichel (same as Lehmann)
    - Michael Kasprowicz (same as Lehmann)
    - Stuart Clark (played a few, but kept out by McGrath, Gillespie and Lee for ages)
    - Stuart MacGill (played 44 tests, but if it weren't for Warne he'd have played 100)

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    Bevan, though he was of course a staple in the ODI team, would have got more of a run in Tests. Adam Dale's another - outrageously good FC stats.

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    Brad Hodge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valer View Post
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    Very very true. Big oversight on my part there!

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    hodge got everything he deserved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    hodge got everything he deserved
    How so?

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    dude can't put on a pull of pants. not fit for an ashes test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    The slip fielding thread got me thinking of Australia cricketers who missed out on having a long test career because of the dominance of Australia at that time.

    Conversation at the time was often "Our A team would beat............"

    Who do you think were the unlucky cricketers of that era? The ones who didn't play enough (or any tests) for the ability they had? I think the following players would all walk straight in to the current test team if they were in their prime...

    - Matthew Elliott
    - Jimmy Maher
    - Martin Love
    - Jamie Siddons
    - Stuart Law
    - Darren Lehmann (played a few tests, but should have played closer to 100)
    - Darren Berry
    - Andy Bichel (same as Lehmann)
    - Michael Kasprowicz (same as Lehmann)
    - Stuart Clark (played a few, but kept out by McGrath, Gillespie and Lee for ages)
    - Stuart MacGill (played 44 tests, but if it weren't for Warne he'd have played 100)
    Clark really just wasn't that good until around the time he got picked. He was obsessed with the idea of being a tearaway when he was younger and he was very inconsistent as a result.
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    nathan bracken probably should have got more chances to prove he wasn't up to it

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    Michael Di Venuto, David Hussey, Brad Haddin, Andrew Symonds, Nathan Bracken, Simon Katich are a few that come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    At my CC we have 2 sets of 5 brothers and 1 set of 3 brothers.

    There is a trophy each season for the most underachieving brother of those 13 guys. "The Dean Waugh Award". It's pretty prestigious.
    That's great.

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