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averaged 101.30 in first class cricket last season. Not bad.
the season before too.
but what was his international average eh?
BUT DOES HE NOT DESERVE ANOTHER CHANCE?
He does not have the mental dexterity for international cricket.
Also he is like 70
in international cricket now but I think it's too late for him now.
if I remember rightly. There's no doubt he's a better player now but he's probably too old for a recall.
just like Nico was :(
Is it made up?
I've always thought it was a great name.
Ramprakash. It's just amazing.
I realise it isn't made up, I just thought that would sound good. :D
I was a bit disappointed when he didn't get the 'nod' for the Sri Lanka tour even though it would have been a HUGE step back. Just wanted to see if he could do it this time.
I seem to remember he averages over 40 in Tests against the Aussies somehow.
with seven down against the Aussies that virtually signalled the end of his career though. I secretly wanted him to get a recall to see if he could do it this time too but I was kinda glad they didn't pick him in the end.
after that though. Think those were his last Tests. Despite that ill judged charge he still averages about twice as much against the Aussies than your hero Mike Atherton ;)
Warne put Athers in his 50 best Cricketers ever not Ramps. Athers averaged 30 against the Aussies! I'm a big Ramprakash fan too though.
Recall Richard Illingworth!
Recall Neil Mallender!
Recall Tim Robinson!
Recall Bruce French!
and Tim Robinson *might* be too, but I'm not sure.
Bruce French definitely isn't.
Peter Hartley - another umpiring legend who was in his prime in the late eighties.
Never liked Mark Benson or Peter Willey though. Benson always comes across as a bit of a tit and Willey has no sense of humour. Even if I do appreciate his crustacean batting stance.
I'll see your Peter Such and raise you a John Childs...
I was so annoyed that he never made a real impression on international cricket, such a wasted talent. Well not wasted, but he could of done so much more. I think it's too late for him now, I thought he should get a recall a couple of years back though.
bowled Ramprakash in a school game when he was a kid. He's still very much dining off that anecdote every summer.