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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 11:33:38 AM »

Not really  Poor with both bat and ball

We know, we know.....
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 11:47:09 AM »

Anywho...

Underrated XI:

1. Carberry
2. Atherton - Genuinely think he is one of our best ever players and rarely gets the full credit he deserves.
3. Key
4. Thorpe - Averaged in the 50's in the early 2000's, which was a tough time to be a batsman!
5. Shah
6. Clarke - Got thrown in when he wasn't ready and happened to be at his peak at the same time as Freddie.
7. Foster
8. Woakes
9. Sidebottom (R)
10. Tufnell
11. Anderson - Odd one, but I don't think he gets the full credit he deserves, doesn't get the sort of fanfare that all the other 500+ bowlers get.
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 12:04:23 PM »

James Taylor has got to be in here!! By the time the selectors had finally realised his worth it was too late. All those years wasted in the lions skippering and scoring runs aplenty whilst dominating all formats for Leics/Notts!! Yet they decided to listen to KP's views that he wasn't up to it (comments thrown at Titch having scored a couple of decent 30odds vs Steyn at his peak).
I know it was maybe a bullet dodged in terms of his health but he should have been thrown in far earlier.
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 12:31:00 PM »

James Taylor has got to be in here!! By the time the selectors had finally realised his worth it was too late. All those years wasted in the lions skippering and scoring runs aplenty whilst dominating all formats for Leics/Notts!! Yet they decided to listen to KP's views that he wasn't up to it (comments thrown at Titch having scored a couple of decent 30odds vs Steyn at his peak).
I know it was maybe a bullet dodged in terms of his health but he should have been thrown in far earlier.

Not convinced that it was quite that straightforward - he had a lot to do to lock down a place int eh side when his unfortunate medical issues arose surely?
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 12:31:54 PM »

Might not go as far as saying "underrated" but I don't think Matt Prior gets the credit he deserves either.
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 12:44:46 PM »

Might not go as far as saying "underrated" but I don't think Matt Prior gets the credit he deserves either.

reasonable shout. 
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2018, 01:31:25 PM »

Peter Such? Robert Croft?

We'd take them like a shot today.
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2018, 03:06:50 PM »

I always thought Mark Ealham was a little unlucky not to have played more.

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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2018, 03:09:55 PM »

Peter Such? Robert Croft?

We'd take them like a shot today.

Deffo with you on Croft, good cricket brain too.
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2018, 06:01:30 PM »

I always thought Mark Ealham was a little unlucky not to have played more.

He looked like one of us.
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2018, 06:03:58 PM »

He looked like one of us.

sadly, I'm a little more Ian Austin...
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Re: England's Most UNDERRATED XI
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2018, 06:15:55 PM »

Gary Ballance
Gary Ballance
Gary Ballance
Gary Ballance
Gary Ballance
Gary Ballance
Monty Panesar
Gary Ballance
Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes

Ballance's day will come again. 4 100s and 7 50s in 23 matches isn't that bad going...
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