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Bad cricketers who played too long

Starfighter

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Well usually they weren't bad to start off with, which is why they were initially selected.

But England's sporadic recalls of Brian Close might fit the bill. Had a rather mediocre FC record for someone who played so long too.
 

Starfighter

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
They waited a while to debut Ebadot , he was better, Al Amin was better , ..they could have debuted Saifuddin atleast he can bat etc
Playing another spinner was also a generally a better option for them, even in unfavourable conditions.
 

Starfighter

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Mike Gatting's last five years were generally execrable and he probably should have been discarded earlier.
 

Silver Silva

International Debutant
Martin Guptill for NZ .

Fantastic white ball player but never got going in Test cricket despite playing 47 test matches..

Its really bizarre how he never tried to adopt a more attacking strategy in Tests when he was around the likes of Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum , his Test SR was only 46 ...

Had he accepted that he was a dasher maybe he would have had more success in Test cricket like Ben Duckett did when he was reintroduced to Tests in a Bazball set up.
 

Coronis

Cricketer Of The Year
You know your obsession with all things English really should be a concern for you......get some therapy you bore.
Just being honest mate. tbf, because English play the most, they’re the most likely to have players in this category.

Rahane is a recent player who comes to mind
 

Ali TT

International Debutant
Just being honest mate. tbf, because English play the most, they’re the most likely to have players in this category.

Rahane is a recent player who comes to mind
A bit tough to call Rahana bad.

If you're picking on England players, I'd probably go for some of those "new Bothams" from the 90s.
 

Coronis

Cricketer Of The Year
A bit tough to call Rahana bad.

If you're picking on England players, I'd probably go for some of those "new Bothams" from the 90s.
In terms of selection and his team’s talent, there is no way Rahane should have played 86 tests. Maybe he’s not “bad” but with the calibre of cricketers India is currently producing he should never have played as much as he did.
 

Ali TT

International Debutant
In terms of selection and his team’s talent, there is no way Rahane should have played 86 tests. Maybe he’s not “bad” but with the calibre of cricketers India is currently producing he should never have played as much as he did.
Yeah, I suspect he was kept on because unlike some of the younger players over recent years he had a reputation at least of making important contributions overseas.
 

capt_Luffy

International Regular
In terms of selection and his team’s talent, there is no way Rahane should have played 86 tests. Maybe he’s not “bad” but with the calibre of cricketers India is currently producing he should never have played as much as he did.
I mean, for a good chunk of his career he was productive especially away. But yeah, agree he should had been benched atleast 2 years before he was.
 

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