Herald Sun Top 50 Cricketers in the World

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greatwhiteshark

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2007
11,782
11,682
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
West Perth
Lol, in the modern game there is far more incentive to be a good white ball cricketer than a test cricketer.
Yep some average players making a living playing hit and giggle cricket, but bottom line is they turn there because they are not good enough to play test cricket. All young players still come through the system wanting to play test cricket, that is where you get your respect.
Maxwell is a classic example, making big money I am sure but won’t put in the work required to be the player he could of been. Good luck to him but at the end of the day he is just another bloke not good enough to play the ultimate form of the game.
If you believe white ball cricket is a higher level than test cricket that’s your opinion.
 

Kyptastic

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 4, 2010
5,199
4,516
Anywhere but here
AFL Club
Essendon
Bit Harsh on Maxy. He should never have been dropped for the 17/18 Ashes after the hundred he made in India. He deserved a chance at home to see if he could make it. Even though Shaun Marsh ended up making a couple of hundreds that series giving Maxwell an extended run in the Australian side could have been the making of him
 

greatwhiteshark

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2007
11,782
11,682
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
West Perth
Bit Harsh on Maxy. He should never have been dropped for the 17/18 Ashes after the hundred he made in India. He deserved a chance at home to see if he could make it. Even though Shaun Marsh ended up making a couple of hundreds that series giving Maxwell an extended run in the Australian side could have been the making of him
He has had ample time to be a test cricketer. He simply can’t get behind the concept of protect his wicket.Real shame as he could of been the next Gilchrist.
 

PhatBoy

Brownlow Medallist
May 5, 2016
24,671
25,983
AFL Club
Geelong
Yep some average players making a living playing hit and giggle cricket, but bottom line is they turn there because they are not good enough to play test cricket. All young players still come through the system wanting to play test cricket, that is where you get your respect.
Maxwell is a classic example, making big money I am sure but won’t put in the work required to be the player he could of been. Good luck to him but at the end of the day he is just another bloke not good enough to play the ultimate form of the game.
If you believe white ball cricket is a higher level than test cricket that’s your opinion.

he has put in the work, proved he could do it with big first class knocks, bumping his Fc average into the 40s, hitting a test century in Asia and still being completely ignored at a time when Australia has tried countless players with modest domestic records
 

eth-dog

Premium Platinum
Jan 11, 2007
91,207
47,648
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
He has had ample time to be a test cricketer. He simply can’t get behind the concept of protect his wicket.Real shame as he could of been the next Gilchrist.
He's had 7 test matches. All of which were in Asia. Barely gets to play Shield but when he does he averages above 40 with the bat.

He never got a chance at home where he could have settle himself as a test player
 

greatwhiteshark

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2007
11,782
11,682
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
West Perth
He's had 7 test matches. All of which were in Asia. Barely gets to play Shield but when he does he averages above 40 with the bat.

He never got a chance at home where he could have settle himself as a test player
cmon mate after all these years he would be a walk up start if he was good enough.
 

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