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    Graham Thorpe - Quits One Dayers

    England batsman Graham Thorpe has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket. Thorpe, who missed the last four games of the NatWest Series, made the announcement shortly after England's narrow defeat by India in today's final.

    Thorpe, says he wishes to concentrate on Test cricket, and spend more time with his young children.

    Thorpe has played in 82 one-day internationals, scoring 2380 runs at an average of 37, with a strike rate of 71 runs per 100 balls.

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    I have always thought that he is a great test batter but has never done to much special in the One day game. He will be missed alot though for his experence.

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    Now England are gonna be a laughing stock in WC, i mean with India doing so well, it will be India,Aus and probably Pak going in the super six leaving Eng going back to home!!!!

    Bye bye Nasir :rolleyes:

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    If you hadn't noticed, which you probably hadn't given the content in your posts so far - which is actually worse than that of Reuben's posts - Thorpe has hardly contributed in ODIs of late. It's a great chance for someone like Ian Bell to come in and establish himself.

    And as for India being good, I thought the UK media was bad with Liverpool. One Series win, after nine final defeats and suddenly India are brilliant... :I
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    LOL, Thorpe may not have contributed lately but he was a class player which Eng is gonna miss in the cup.
    Gough went for tons inthis series, does it mean that he is not good?

    Let Bell prove himself first!


    This is a DIFFERENT Indian team that we are talking about.Guys like Kaif/Yuvraj that have been performing well in every match(nearly) weren't part of the team that lost those nine final.Nor was Mongia and Ashish in the team then!

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    I think england need some new blood in the team before the world cup.(and what better time than now)

    As for India. Why are they suddenly so good after 1 or 2 wins. They have a couple of players on form holding the whole team up.. They can't rely on these guys every game. And in the ICC Knockout they need to win pool games before they can win the final.

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    Well said Tamara, and as for Gough, which of the fast bowlers hasn't been hit for loads this series? The wickets have been fantastic to bat on and Gough has outperformed the other seamers. Thorpe, on the other hand, hasn't led the English batting. Your comparison holds no water.

    And as for Bell, he has a One Day County Average of 42.28 and First Class Average of 41.56 at the age of 20. Along with three Denis Compton Awards in a row. Proof enough of his talent for me.

    [Edited on 7/13/02 by Neil Pickup]

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    They are really good averages for any player.. This guy is only 20. He can only get better if he is exposed to some top class cricket. And what better way to do that than to play for your country and replace a top player like Thorpe who he probably looked up to as a hero a couple of years ago.

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    INTERNATIONAL CRIC IS A DIFF BALL GAME, ALSO U NEED EXPERIANCE IN A TOURNAMENT LIKE WC, THAT BELL WON'T BE ABLE TO DO MUCH!

    THORPE RETIREMENT MEANS ENG TEAM IN A MESS,THEY HAVE NO CHANCE OF QUALIFYING FOR THE SUPERSIX, AN EARLY FLIGHT HOME WOULD IS A CERTAINTY.


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    I don't agree with that. If he is a good player he should be able to play well under pressure. Sure international cricket is different but they have to start somewhere. The world cup is still a wee while away so bring him in now and give him a chance to settle into the team. Thorpe hasn't been doing great so why should the team be in a mess.

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    cheer thanks for all the support Neil :P

    but i have to agree with anthony in post content he beats me there

    Graham Thorpe is a good player , i have always thought he did well in O.D.I's he scores runs for the england side , but its a good thing the younger ppl get more chances now , it wont make a big difference he is still there for tests , thats were england needs him most
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    ODI stats on Graham Thorpe:
    Average- 37.18
    Strike Rate- 71
    50's- 21
    100's- 0
    Highest Score- 89

    I think the average is quite good but looks like he can't convert the 50s into higher scores. There is nothing great






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    YEH DARKNESS KYA BAKTA HAI??


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    "I don't agree with that. If he is a good player he should be able to play well under pressure"

    WELL BUDY I CAN NAME U A DOZEN INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS WHO COKES UNDER PRESSURE,AND THEY ARE ALL SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD!!!
    WC IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER MATE, THIS BELL WILL GET AT MOST 5-6 ONEDAYERS BEFORE THAT, WHAT MAKES U THINK HE WILL BE SUCH A SUCCESS IN WC???
    NO MATE, THORPE WILL BE BADLY MISSED, AND I DON'T SEE HOW ENG WILL GO PAST SUPER SIX.

    INDIA WILL WIN THE CUP, ..'83-----03 WILL BE THE SAME STORY.


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    Yea there are lots of players that do not go well under pressure but some players love it and the best comes out of them when they are in these situation.

    The problem for England is they can't just say to Thorpe that we need u because he won't come running back.

    Who should go in there instead? I don't think Ian should have to do alot more to get a go in that team and age shouldn't be considered if he is a good player and his stats tell us he is.


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    THOSE STATS ARE FROM COUNTY MATCHES, THEY DON'T COUNT ATALL.

    HOW MANY PLAYERS HAVE DONE WELL IN DOMESTIC CRIC BUT FLOPPED IN INTERNATIONAL MATCHES.I DON'T NEED TO GIVE U THE DETAILS.

    AGAIN, HE MIGHT BE A GOOD FIND, BUT DON'T EXPECT MUCH FROM HIM IN THE WC, IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO THE PLAYER HIMSELF!

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