Originally Posted by Zebrastophilis
But the batsmen of the second tier aren't being allowed to prove themselves in test matches a la Broad because of the endless chances being afforded to Vaughan and Strauss (to name the two closest to the firing line). Hoggard has gone from hero to zero, no questions and few tears (from the administration). Why should it be any different for the batsmen?
They have had quite a few opportunities in ODIs though, haven't they, with some modest success but not quite setting the world alight so far, as can be assessed from their ODI batting rankings positions.