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    Top Five Most Underrated Cricketers Ever.

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    Ajit Agarkar
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    Just randoms I personally think are underrated for one reason or another.
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    actually aravinda de silva as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Jason Gillespie
    I followed most of Gillespie's career. Was such an amazing fast bowler. He could get you via his pace and more in length. You had to play far a lot of the deliveries Gillespie bowled at you. Ashes 2005 and the period around that time ruined his reputation but before that, he was some one who was part of one of the all time great test teams.

    Between 1997 and 2004, Gillespie took 238 test wickets at 24.6. How great a test team would Australia have really been had it not been for Gillespie?

    McGrath took 376 wickets in the period at 20.5 which just puts into perspective how great McGrath was. Warne took 340 at 26.5. It appalls me how Gillespie comes as an almost after thought now. Gillespie, in his own right, is among the great fast bowlers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    I followed most of Gillespie's career. Was such an amazing fast bowler. He could get you via his pace and more in length. You had to play far a lot of the deliveries Gillespie bowled at you. Ashes 2005 and the period around that time ruined his reputation but before that, he was some one who was part of one of the all time great test teams.

    Between 1997 and 2004, Gillespie took 238 test wickets at 24.6. How great a test team would Australia have really been had it not been for Gillespie?

    McGrath took 376 wickets in the period at 20.5 which just puts into perspective how great McGrath was. Warne took 340 at 26.5. It appalls me how Gillespie comes as an almost after thought now. Gillespie, in his own right, is among the great fast bowlers.
    Yea Gillespie was just unfortunate to bowl at the same time 2 ATGs were in his team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    actually aravinda de silva as well
    I actually think he's overrated.. not in ODIs, but in Tests. He basically had one great year in 1997 but that's about it. In ODIs his record definitely doesn't tell the whole story.

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    Great shout, Pratts!

    Dizzy was a brilliant bowler on his day. Many underrate him because he doesn't have the "stats" to back it up but he completed McGrath so well and was the workhorse in that Aussie side. A name I would add is, Graham Thorpe. Extremely reliable. Did well against all sorts of attack in different conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viriya View Post
    Ken Barrington
    About Barrington, why exactly isn't he rated among the top tier batsmen? imo he should be among the 3 Hs for Eng (Hammond, Hutton, Hobbs), his reputation seems to be that of a grafter.. but his strike rate was just a tad below Dravid's (and Dravid batted during a time when run rates were much higher) and he averaged ~59 during a time only Sobers could compare in that department.

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    Usually the overrated players play for the influential sides (England, India, Aussie) and the underrated ones play for the less influential sides (SA, SL, NZ).

    I'd nominate:

    Kumar Sangakkara
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Mahela Jayawardene
    Jacques Kallis
    Shaun Pollock
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