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Thread: International cricketers who should retire from a particular format

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    Sigh, this thread just turned dire overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Kallis averaging 45 over the next 2 years, which would drop his average down however much, is still better for South Africa than bringing in a specialist batsman who averages 40.
    This is the key point which so many seem incapable of understanding.
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    it's amazing to think that these guys are and have been that much better consistently that a relatively poor year by their standards would still be beneficial to the team.

    On the other hand, there is the value of actually getting to develop players or at least seeing whether they'll sink or swim at international level.

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    Development is what A series are for.
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    in the future where we're all social justice-y Cribb can ride down the street to pick up some raw milk from Coles on a motorised esky while smoking meth, firing an RPG into the air, and carrying the case of British-import Stella he's polygamously (and privately) married alongside a genderfluid Zambian businessperson and a coke-snorting 18-year-old cyborg girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Development is what A series are for.
    Yeah but at some point you need to see how they go on the big stage rather than just against those in a similar position, also, 'A' tours are not regular fixtures, if cricket boards are serious about development in this way they would need to schedule more
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    Hamish, no body knows even name of him
    But Ponting, there's great fame of him

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    Seen Kallis' missus? FMD he must really love the game to stay away so much from home., Shri, Flem274* and 1 others like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Seen Kallis' missus? FMD he must really love the game to stay away so much from home.
    Reverse applies for Trescothick. Too far?

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    Kallis is single now.

    Kallis and Smith both should retire from limitted overs and Duminy and Faf from tests and ODIs.

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