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Thread: Would Graeme Hick have been better off playing for Zimbabwe?

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    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
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    He played 65 tests for England and 120 ODIs. Not sure I'd give that up to play for Zimbabwe.
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    The thing is, Hick was always a shoo-in to play for England. For guys who were decent cricketers but were not sure of playing for their adoptive countries, going to Zim makes sense. Look at guys like Murray Goodwin, Neil Johnson, Adam Huckle etc. Goodwin would never have played for Aus, Johnson may have got a couple of ODI games for SA, but unlikely to have played Tests, and Huckle may have got a look in with SA, but also relatively unlikely.

    If Hick had only ever been on the fringes of playing for Eng then maybe, but he was always going to play for them.

    Also, he probably far wealthier and has made many more contacts than if he had thrown in his lot with Zimbabwe.

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    He was always a shoo-in to play for England, but once he had, his place wasn't secure.

    There's a decent interview by Simon Hughes which confirms much of what the OP has said.

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    Andy Flower and Graeme Hicks would have been a fine middle order.
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