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    Players who played tests in England on five tours

    Only because I was wondering about Clarke earlier, but of course he's only been on four.

    Anyway, so far I've come up with Viv Richards, Tendulkar, Hadlee and, I think, Gavaskar and Clive Lloyd.

    Notables who I don't think toured five times include Bradman, Imran, Javed and Border.


    Anyone else who toured the old country five times?

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    steve waugh?


    edit - nvm appeared he only played four.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Only because I was wondering about Clarke earlier, but of course he's only been on four.

    Anyway, so far I've come up with Viv Richards, Tendulkar, Hadlee and, I think, Gavaskar and Clive Lloyd.

    Notables who I don't think toured five times include Bradman, Imran, Javed and Border.


    Anyone else who toured the old country five times?

    Oz have done a couple of ODI only tours in recent times so that would surely bump Clarke up to six?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    steve waugh?


    edit - nvm appeared he only played four.

    Yeah, quite a few Aus players came over here four times. Border, Steve Waugh, Warne and previously Rod Marsh.


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    Dravid 4 as well? Or did he manage 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Oz have done a couple of ODI only tours in recent times so that would surely bump Clarke up to six?
    I suppose it would. I was only thinking about tests because tend to remember them better. And I'm not fussed about ODI series without tests. Once you bring in test-less one-day series and World Cups the picture changes. That being said, Richards and Lloyd played in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 World Cups, none of which were years when WI toured England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Dravid 4 as well? Or did he manage 5?
    I think he was only four - 1996, 2002, 2007 and 2011. Unless he came over when he was very young in 1990. I'll have a look.
    EDIT - no, he debuted in 1996.
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    Aravinda De Silva must have come over a fair few times as well, they used to get one off tests didn't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    I suppose it would. I was only thinking about tests because tend to remember them better. And I'm not fussed about ODI series without tests. Once you bring in test-less one-day series and World Cups the picture changes. That being said, Richards and Lloyd played in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 World Cups, none of which were years when WI toured England.
    Fair one. I'm sure plenty of Aussies will surpass it in the future anyway, now that we have an Ashes series every three weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    I think he was only four - 1996, 2002, 2007 and 2011. Unless he came over when he was very young in 1990. I'll have a look.
    EDIT - no, he debuted in 1996.
    Ya his first test match was in the middle of that 1996 tour where he scored 90-odd IIRC.

    Tendulkar = Dravid + 1990
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Aravinda De Silva must have come over a fair few times as well, they used to get one off tests didn't they?
    But only very rarely. I did wonder about Ranatunga, who first came here when he was about 18 and still only toured here three times. I'll have a look.


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    Great call. De Silva came here in 1984, 1988, 1991, 1998 (all one off tests) and finally 2002.
    I'd completely forgotten that he came here in 1984, as he wasn't even 18 then.
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    Kapil Dev was 4 times too.

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    Jack Blackham toured 7 times 1880, 82, 84,86, 88, 90 and 93
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Jack Blackham toured 7 times 1880, 82, 84,86, 88, 90 and 93
    You saw them all too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Jack Blackham toured 7 times 1880, 82, 84,86, 88, 90 and 93
    That's the sort of thing we're looking for. It's extraordinary how often they came over here given the transport at the time.
    There must be others who came over five times from that era.
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