One of the problems with career statistics is that they don't allow you to make judgments on men at a given point in their careers. I've just been looking at the West Indian touring party that came here in 1957, possibly the worst ever, but what a fantastic team, statsguru wise, you can pull out of it
1.Frank Worrell - Was to become a great captain but as a player was on the way down
2.Rohan Kanhai - On his first tour - once he gave up the gauntlets became if not an All Time Great, pretty close to it
3. Everton Weekes - Career almost over - a shadow of his former self
4. Clyde Walcott - As Weekes
5. Gary Sobers - An ATG on any interpretation - in 57 he had been in Test cricket three years and was yet to score a century and had taken 12 wickets in 9 Tests
6. Collie Smith - What might he have become?
7. John Goddard - much underrated all rounder and led 1950 side - in '57 was 38 and a shadow of his former self
8. Wes Hall - First tour - not called on in the Tests despite the 3-0 hammering
9. Roy Gilchrist - Another maiden tourist though this time one who never fulfilled his vast potential
10. Alf Valentine - won the 1950 series with Ramadhin - never the same again
11. Sonny Ramadhin - as Alf Valentine
What other teams have been far less than the sum total of their constituent parts?