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    Rubbish cricketers with a WC medal

    In 92 Wasim Haider,Iqbal Sikandar and Zahid Fazal were part of the winning squad the ones who missed out were Waqar Younis and Saeed Anwar, which other no hopers have got a WC medal to their name when greats like Lara, Botham, Hadlee never got the opportunity to be called world champions.

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    Not sure why, but my first thought was Ravi Shastri. A touch unfair of me, perhaps.

    Mike Veletta. Though, the only performance he ever had was in the final, so I'll let him off.
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    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

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    i wouldn't call them rubbish obviously but a lot of Aussie cricketers (especially bowlers) seem to lift their game to an entirely different level come WC time.. Hogg, Bracken, Bichel, Tait etc. come to mind. Even Tom Moody probably.


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    I decided to check the squads. and see if there were any names I didnt know.

    who the heck is Sunil Valson???

    Then we have Andrew Zesers???

    then the names become more familiar.

    But from the Aussie victories, the following players were clearly being carried by the rest of the squad:
    Adam Dale, Brendon Julian, and Jimmy Maher. In 2007 they had a much better squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    In 92 Wasim Haider,Iqbal Sikandar and Zahid Fazal were part of the winning squad the ones who missed out were Waqar Younis and Saeed Anwar, which other no hopers have got a WC medal to their name when greats like Lara, Botham, Hadlee never got the opportunity to be called world champions.
    Pretty sure Lara was only a kid when WI last won their world cup.

    Would call perhaps almost the entire world Cup squad of 83 winning indian squad. Sunil Valson, is perhaps the only one of his kind who has never played an international match but can boast being a world Cup winning squad winner.

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    I think Brendon Julian may have been in the 1999 Australia squad.

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    Not sure what the rules used to be but it's hard to have 15 good let alone world class players

    Reckon there'd be some dodgy players from the '96 SL, '92 Pakistani, '89 (?) Oz and '83 Indian teams because they were bolters

    I expect the winner of this WC to be the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    i wouldn't call them rubbish obviously but a lot of Aussie cricketers (especially bowlers) seem to lift their game to an entirely different level come WC time.. Hogg, Bracken, Bichel, Tait etc. come to mind. Even Tom Moody probably.
    Bracken was the no.1 ranked ODI bowler in the world for a long time and Tait has the second best strike rate ever

    What's more, the rest were top shelf so I think it comes down to name recognition more than anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    i wouldn't call them rubbish obviously but a lot of Aussie cricketers (especially bowlers) seem to lift their game to an entirely different level come WC time.. Hogg, Bracken, Bichel, Tait etc. come to mind. Even Tom Moody probably.
    Hogg and Bracken in particular were very good ODI players though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcheek View Post
    I decided to check the squads. and see if there were any names I didnt know.

    who the heck is Sunil Valson???

    Then we have Andrew Zesers???

    then the names become more familiar.

    But from the Aussie victories, the following players were clearly being carried by the rest of the squad:
    Adam Dale, Brendon Julian, and Jimmy Maher. In 2007 they had a much better squad.
    Yeah......who the hell is sunil valson............seems even more obscure than Iqbal Sikander and Zahid Fazal
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Personally liked Adam Dale's bowling. He had a slow skippy bouncy sort of runup (which I actually tried out a few times myself) and was a fairly accurate medium pacer on the whole. Dont think he was a world beater or anything but perhaps in a weaker team he might have blossomed into a much more useful resource.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    i wouldn't call them rubbish obviously but a lot of Aussie cricketers (especially bowlers) seem to lift their game to an entirely different level come WC time.. Hogg, Bracken, Bichel, Tait etc. come to mind. Even Tom Moody probably.
    Nnanden's going to eat you for mentioning Bracks there.

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    Andrew Zesers was definitely not a rubbish cricketer, was 21 when he played in the '87 WC. He was injury-prone and retired at 23 but was considered a very talented bowler.
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