Hall of Famer
- Aug 29, 2010
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Winnipeg Jets
Only averaged more than 30 twice in series before 2003 and after 2006.After Flintoff tore us a new one in 2005 so everyone wanted the next Freddy.
What everyone forgot is that up until 2003 Flintoff was a liability in the English team. Fairly deep into his career (about 30 tests deep) he had a batting average under 25 and a bowling average above 45. And not long after that 2005 series he became a liability again - his last 15 or 20 tests where only slightly more productive than his first 30.
Before 2003 and after 2005 he never averaged less than 28 in a series with the ball either