There are countless players who didn't fulfill the expectations we had. It could be for any number of reasons.
Who would you back to succeed now after they had a less than illustrious playing career? Lots to choose from but try and limit it to one otherwise we will be listing all SA crickets from the 70s and 80s, 2nd string WI quicks from the glory days and Aus batsman from the 90s.
I'll go for Hick. Despite his failings, he was still a genius. I'd back him to score stacks today.
Anyone know of quality cricketers who played before their nation got Test status?