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Daemon

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Looking at the figures, Thirimanne had one of his better records in tests against India. Two fifties in five tests and averaged 22. Against England he played 8 tests and averaged 11, with a high score of 38.
:laugh:

This reminds me of fun Rubel stats:

Averages 249 against India
Yet to take a wicket against Pakistan after 47 overs
His best figures of 5/166 came against NZ at an economy of nearly 6
If you take out Zimbabwe he has 22 wickets in 26 Tests @ 101
Averages 316 at a strike rate of 498 in drawn matches
 

Howe_zat

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:laugh:

This reminds me of fun Rubel stats:
He’s on another level. Plenty of cricketers can’t cope in Tests but being repeatedly picked over 10+ years to showcase your badness (as a first class cricketer, even) all around the world is a special case.
 

h_hurricane

International Debutant
:laugh:

This reminds me of fun Rubel stats:
Lol, knew he was poor, but never realized Rubel was this horrific. His bowling averages over the course of last decade look similar to an ATG batsman who never had a trough.

Never averaged below 50 in any year until 2020. He averages 37 this year.

Averages 104 (!) at home and 59 away from home. Can bet that no other bowler has been nearly twice as good(or rather half as worse) abroad as at home for over a decade.

His strike rate tops 100 against every team except Zimbabwe. Against India, it is 318.

His team has won the toss though, on 18 of the 27 matches that he has played, and that remains his greatest contribution.
 

Daemon

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England actually have a lot to thank him for. If he didn’t send them packing in 2015 they wouldn’t have completely revamped their playing style and become the best ODI side in the world.
 

AndrewB

International Regular
Since I can't find the thread where players who played in the most consecutive Tests was being discussed... here's the top 20 players who went the longest time without being dropped:

Code:
           AW Nourse  45 :: 21y309 11 Oct 1902-16 Aug 1924
          B Mitchell  42 :: 19y263 15 Jun 1929- 5 Mar 1949
          GA Headley  20 :: 18y010 11 Jan 1930-21 Jan 1948
           HW Taylor  30 :: 17y019 27 May 1912-15 Jun 1929
           GS Sobers  85 :: 17y009 11 Apr 1955-20 Apr 1972
          FE Woolley  52 :: 17y005  9 Aug 1909-14 Aug 1926
           AD Nourse  32 :: 16y020 27 Jul 1935-16 Aug 1951
             JR Reid  58 :: 15y350 23 Jul 1949- 8 Jul 1965
           AR Border 153 :: 15y015 10 Mar 1979-25 Mar 1994
       Intikhab Alam  39 :: 14y096 26 Jul 1962-30 Oct 1976
          WJ OReilly  27 :: 14y059 29 Jan 1932-29 Mar 1946
         JH Sinclair  18 :: 13y342 13 Feb 1896-21 Jan 1910
          WM Wallace  11 :: 13y271 26 Jun 1937-24 Mar 1951
           WA Hadlee  11 :: 13y271 26 Jun 1937-24 Mar 1951
          VT Trumper  48 :: 12y267  1 Jun 1899-23 Feb 1912
         VM Merchant   9 :: 12y245 15 Dec 1933-17 Aug 1946
          W Bardsley  21 :: 12y219 27 May 1912- 1 Jan 1925
            GE Gomez  21 :: 12y201 22 Jul 1939- 8 Feb 1952
          Asif Iqbal  45 :: 12y173 24 Oct 1964-15 Apr 1977
             AN Cook 159 :: 12y119 11 May 2006- 7 Sep 2018
 

NotMcKenzie

State Vice-Captain
In spite of having watched the highlights plenty of times before, I've only just now realised that the first Australia vs England match in 1979–80 had both a Willey and a Wiener playing in the same test.
 
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ankitj

International Coach
Went to youtube after recent discussions, Craig Matthews is damn underrated
Remember thinking he was very good when he played. Thought even that he was the hardest SA bowler to score off and they had Donald, Fannie and Pollock. But his stats don't stack up to that impression.
 

aussie tragic

International Vice-Captain
I didn't want to clutter up the new ATVG draft thread, but ATVG confuses me. I consider a great player someone that would make the XI for the period they played in (for country or World). So an ATG then obviously makes the XI for the entire history of cricket (country or World).

What is an ATVG player then, someone that makes the 3rd XI after ATG's picked in 1st and 2nd XI's?
 

TheJediBrah

Hall of Fame Member
I didn't want to clutter up the new ATVG draft thread, but ATVG confuses me. I consider a great player someone that would make the XI for the period they played in (for country or World). So an ATG then obviously makes the XI for the entire history of cricket (country or World).

What is an ATVG player then, someone that makes the 3rd XI after ATG's picked in 1st and 2nd XI's?
That's just, like, your opinion man.
 

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