Really?zinzan12 said:Bichel underated ...fantastic allround oneday player...can't get a look in to the national side
Not by me, certainly.garage flower said:I think Chanderpaul's underrated by a lot of people
as if he is a very very poor playerRichard said:Really?
Maybe he was in this short period but as you can see, subtract this period and his ER is 4.82-an-over and average 39 (even worse when you get rid of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe games ).
Bichel is a very, very poor player who peaked at just the right time, his peak finshing in the most important ODI tournament of them all.
well again.I am not look at the friggin stats...if you watched the guy play,he was a guy who would break his back for his captain, get vital wickets,get vital runs when needed,and always be at the opposition....Richard said:It depends when you looked at him - at international level, if you looked at any period outside the short 9-month period starting in June 2002, you'd come to no other conclusion.
There's no arguing with that record - if you get rid of the apologist games, it'd probably be over 5-an-over and over 40 - that's unarguable.
look beyond the figures just for a second...Richard said:And because he played around McGrath, Gillespie and Warne his miniscule contributions were more valued.
Sorry, you don't become a good bowler because you "take vital wickets" if you take them at 40.
And being a slightly better than average tailender doesn't make you a better bowler than you are.