Hodge arguably the unluckiest cricketer of his generation: Ex-Oz selector

January 23rd, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Jan 23(ANI): Former Cricket Australia selection chairman Trevor Hohns has said that Brad Hodge is arguably the unluckiest cricketer of his generation.

“In another period he would have played a lot of Test cricket, the same with Stuart Law and Jamie Siddons and those blokes. It was just with the timing of those things,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Hohns, as saying.

Hodge had made his international debut against the West Indies in November 2005, but was dumped after just five Tests despite scoring 409 runs at an average of 58.42.

Hohns further admitted that a selection backflip in early 2006 as Australia regrouped to reclaim the Ashes meant that Hodge was dumped in favour of the recalled Damien Martyn.

“Obviously in our mind Marto was a class act. He was a class player. At that stage we were trying to build the side leading up to the Ashes,” Hohns said. (ANI)

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