Just wondering who the worst player ever selected to bat at number 6 would be?
I'm not thinking of players who were picked and then shown not to be good enough for test cricket, so much as those who had demonstrated over a period of time that they weren't very good batsmen, but got put as number 6. Players who might have made respectable number 8's who thanks to some flavour-of-the-month selectorial brilliance ended up at 6.
I'll nominate a few kiwis - James Franklin, Chris Harris, Dipak Patel maybe.
Another category might be the bits n pieces folk with short careers who were probably never going to be good enough, but form in first class cricket got them a couple of caps or so. England seemed to specialise in these players for a time, the likes of Irani and Hollioake...
(I suspect the winner of the title for worst player will be Khaled Mahmud, but I can't be bothered checking to see if he did in fact bat at 6....)