May as well put it out there in my opening post that Mahmood is the 2nd-worst seam-bowler I've ever seen play Test cricket for a Test-class team. Should also mention that I did not see Patterson Thompson.
Sledger breaks his Cricket Chat habit of critiquing Sachin Tendulkar to do the same for Saj:Saj Mahmood is average... His accuracy is reprehensible, and why wouldn't it be - he has an action with no sort of rhythm whatsoever...
He's about as dire as it gets in terms of players to play for England throughout the last 10 years tbh, if we never see him play for England again it really will be too soon.
Cribb disagrees with everyone else:Mark Gillespie is pretty darn mediocre, which is several steps up from Saj Mahmood.
_Ed_ - well, he's right. He's not the worst player to play for England, but at best (according to this countdown), he's 6th worst.I agree; he's a quality First Class bowler. That should be respected more than in it on this forum.
Saj Mahmood, tbf. He's hardly a good player, but you'd think he was the worst ever to play for England reading some of the posts here.
I agree; he's a quality First Class bowler. That should be respected more than in it on this forum.
However, he's not Test standard and I highly doubt he ever will be. He's certainly isn't a quality Test bowler.
He's not a bowler who should be really pushing for Test honours, no. But when you consider the amount of First Class teams in England, he'd be in the top third of frontline bowlers, I'd say. I could be wrong as there are quite a few I haven't really analysed extensively and even more who I've never actually seen bowl a spell, but I'd think he'd generally walk into most counties and find a spot immediately.
PEWS Fail XIWas surprised to see I'd rated Saj. Clicked through to the post to see I was just being a pedantic arsehole and/or had been getting annoyed with people referring to good First Class cricketers as '****' if they couldn't cut it in international cricket, for some reason.
List is more about players who made me look stupid in the very game I was hyping them up during, I think, otherwise it'd be full of Gangas, Sibandas and Sinclairs.Sreesanth, Watson