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    Cairns thinks hes got 1 more series of gas in the tank

    A legend moves on

    Chris Cairns to retire from Test cricket

    What do you think? I think hes making the right choice.Now he can squeeze a year or 3 more of odi cricket.

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    He wants to play in the 2007 World Cup.
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    i think its great he is going to play vs england
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    to the mod that edited my post,sorry about that.I won't do it again.


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    damn him for playing his last series against england!!!
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    And I have carefully predicted all along that he will retire after England (well in Tests anyway).

    Sad to see him go though.
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    I was amazed to read that while he has 59 Tests under his belt, he had missed a further 57 during that time frame!!!!!!

    He was the 2nd fastest player to 3000 / 200 behind Botham - just imagine what his career could have been like if he had not been plagued by injury & what that could have meant for NZ cricket!!!!

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    i firmly beleive that if it werent for injuries, cairns would have been considered one of the all time great all-rounders

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    Good to see that such a great player has chose to have his swansong over here!
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    Originally posted by Swervy
    i firmly beleive that if it werent for injuries, cairns would have been considered one of the all time great all-rounders

    I would say there is a bracket with Sobers, Kallis, Kapil Dev in.. and maybe Cairns would be just below that... With guys like Hadlee, Imran Khan, Wasim, Pollock etc..

    Definitely Great, but not all time great...

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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    I would say there is a bracket with Sobers, Kallis, Kapil Dev in.. and maybe Cairns would be just below that... With guys like Hadlee, Imran Khan, Wasim, Pollock etc..

    Definitely Great, but not all time great...
    So let me get this straight, you put Kapil in the top tier, yet Imran and Hadlee are in the 2nd tier and Botham is nowhere?!
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    So let me get this straight, you put Kapil in the top tier, yet Imran and Hadlee are in the 2nd tier and Botham is nowhere?!
    I think what Kapil did on indian pitches was worthy of that...

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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    I think what Kapil did on indian pitches was worthy of that...
    But what did he do on Indian pitches?

    Not a great deal really - and his career bowling average doesn't suggest he did much outside India!

    It's been suggested on here in the last couple of days that if he were anything but Indian he wouldn't have come anywhere near 131 Tests and 434 wickets.

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    But what did he do on Indian pitches?

    Not a great deal really - and his career bowling average doesn't suggest he did much outside India!

    It's been suggested on here in the last couple of days that if he were anything but Indian he wouldn't have come anywhere near 131 Tests and 434 wickets.
    434 wickets is alot but then so is 131 tests. I mean even i would get 500+ wickets if i played enough tests (ok probably about 1500 tests but you see my point )

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    Dev there but but hadlee or imran?


    Bowling wise,Dev got 3 more wickets then Hadlee,but played almost 50 extra tests.

    but I think we'll stop talking about that,and talk about cairns retiremtn,not the big 4.

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