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Still don't understand why former Queensland captain Chris Simpson was considered good enough to be a regular Shield player, let alone secure in his place and valuable enough to make captain. Was nominally an all-rounder, but averaged 21 with the bat and 69 with the ball in FC cricket, which is very "no-rounder" stuff.
I can tell you exactly why. Because of who his dad was. I played club cricket with him. Typical cricket boys club stuff. Nothing will ever change in that regard. Talent alone is very rarely enough.
 

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I can tell you exactly why. Because of who his dad was. I played club cricket with him. Typical cricket boys club stuff. Nothing will ever change in that regard. Talent alone is very rarely enough.
Meanwhile, Nick Buchanan still hasn't played a FC match, and Alister McDermott (who was actually genuinely talented, with international potential) no longer has a state contract...
 

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Meanwhile, Nick Buchanan still hasn't played a FC match, and Alister McDermott (who was actually genuinely talented, with international potential) no longer has a state contract...
The McDermott one is interesting. Being the son of Craig, he had the right ins to genuinely make it. Did he lose the drive and passion to really make it and gave it away or did Qld Cricket give up on him ??
 

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The McDermott one is interesting. Being the son of Craig, he had the right ins to genuinely make it. Did he lose the drive and passion to really make it and gave it away or did Qld Cricket give up on him ??
if you are the son of an aussie fave and still cant keep a contract it tells ya one thing... you are obviously not good enough.
 

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if you are the son of an aussie fave and still cant keep a contract it tells ya one thing... you are obviously not good enough.
Was it because he wasn't good enough though ?? Or did he decide to give it away and thought a good paying job was a better option ?? State cricket players hardly get paid well compared to other professional sportsmen. And maybe he felt a test spot was a bridge too far. I kind of got the feeling it was the latter.
 

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if you are the son of an aussie fave and still cant keep a contract it tells ya one thing... you are obviously not good enough.
His record in all formats showed he was good enough, yet he was off of Queensland's contract list at the age of 24.
 

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Was it because he wasn't good enough though ?? Or did he decide to give it away and thought a good paying job was a better option ?? State cricket players hardly get paid well compared to other professional sportsmen. And maybe he felt a test spot was a bridge too far. I kind of got the feeling it was the latter.
just did some research, my findings:

-first google image of him is a linkedin profile pic lmao
-is playing grade cricket in QLD still
-seems to have not have matched the hype after those injuries a couple years ago
- dunno what his body looked like before, but looks like the body of your typical B grade opening bowler
 

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Some guy I played with who decided to put everyeone on the boundary when the other team needs one run to win. He also threw the ball backwards for 4 in a different game and never caught the ball.

I still have bad memories. The ball backwards was off my bowling.

Also international cricketer wise I would say that Usman Afzaal or Ian Ward or some USA 2004 players.
 

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Ronnie Irani worst international player ever, he batted at 9 in a one dayer once and bowled a few overs of shit, absolutely rubbish.
Irani averaged over 40 in a 220 game FC career, that’s without his bowling. He was clearly below international standard but he wasn’t the worst.
 

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Irani averaged over 40 in a 220 game FC career, that’s without his bowling. He was clearly below international standard but he wasn’t the worst.
In all honesty I had no idea about his FC career, I can only judge about what I saw at international level and he was the first that came to mind.
 

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I recall India having some shocking players in the late 90's like Dodda Ganesh, Nikhil Chopra, MSK Prasad and Sairaj Bahutule
 

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Dighe was important in the 3rd test, so I wouldn't include him. I guess Chopra has a ODI 5for, so he's out.
 

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The Windies had some absolute plonkers in the never ending search for replacements for Greenidge and Haynes.

Look up Suruj Ragoonath and tell me he’s not the luckiest player to get a taste of Test cricket.

Lincoln Roberts was another one. Patterson Thompson with the ball.
 

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Were they really that bad, or were they just made to look inferior by the extreme might of Australia at the time?
They were really inconsistent - they could spring the odd surprise, but they could just as easily underperform or play completely horribly. They were never the worst in the world though, even though the rankings might have indicated otherwise.

Now England in the mid-to-late 80's, they were truly terrible. Losing 4-0 to an unfancied Australian side at home was the icing on the cake.
 
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