Would could it be that makes a One-Hit Wonder in the cricketing scene? In the music business it implies straightforwardly, simply that. A band or pop star appears suddenly and makes one outright hit, and afterward vanishes from presence. I don’t have a clue, possibly think Vanilla Ice?? Yet, in cricket, it’s somewhat extraordinary. I believe that a One-Hit Wonder in world cricket terms is a player that is known for one totally champion execution.
They may well have had a profession prior and then afterward, however everything pales into unimportance to their one defining moment in the sun. Perhaps it is merciless to feature a couple of such players. Maybe they are tired of catching wind of THAT second, however assuming the second is especially champion, it merits recalling and worth examining, regardless of whether the player never drew near to that second until kingdom come.
The thought for this article was conceived out of a new outing to the MCG. I was there watching a new South Africa rout of Australia in the primary ODI of the new Commonwealth Bank Series. Amidst a happy cricket conversation I wound up recalling to affectionate recollections I have had at the ground.
Maybe one of the best came in the 1998/1999 Ashes arrangement when I saw a youthful tearaway named Dean Headley totally annihilate a then-predominant Australian batting card.
Presently, Dean Headley was a genuinely fruitful bowler in his brief timeframe in the England crew. He played his first test against Australia in Manchester in 1997, however by the Manchester test against New Zealand in 1999, his test profession was finished. Headley took 60 wickets in 15 tests at 27.85, a damn fine beginning to any vocation, yet injury, and a bizarre English choice strategy at that point, implied that Headley would truly just be associated with one champion execution.
The fourth Ashes test at the MCG saw Alec Stewart and Steve Waugh both make first innings hundreds of years for their particular sides as Australia drove by 70 pursues their first innings. Britain at that point oversaw just 244, with Graeme Hick top scoring with 60. This left the Aussies, at that point with any semblance of Michael Slater, the Waugh twins, Mark Taylor and Justin Langer, to score 175 to win. It was at this stage that I was observer to perhaps the most extraordinary bowling endeavors I have seen.
17 Overs 5 Maidens 6wkts for 60runs
It was shocking from a man in his second period of cricket. Excusing any semblance of Slater, Waugh and Lehmann, just as skittling the bowlers, Headley was unplayable. Britain dominated the match by 12 runs, got beaten in the arrangement, yet Headley’s presentation was something to recollect from a usually disillusioning English visiting crew.
Maybe a far superior illustration of a One-Hit Wonder is Australia’s Anthony Stuart. Stuart played a pitiful 3 ODI’s for Australia, however incredibly this incorporated a cap stunt against Pakistan at the MCG in 1996-7. The cap stunt included Pakistani legends Ijaz Ahmed and Moin Kahn, just as Mohammad Wasim.
Stuart wound up with the figures:
10 Overs 1 Maiden 5wkts for 26runs
What makes this the ideal One-Hit Wonder second is the way that Stuart never again played for Australia, and truth be told was dropped from his state side inside a year.
Our last model today is a man who will consistently be troubled by his exceptional begin to test cricket. New Zealand’s Mathew Sinclair scored two twofold century’s in his initial 12 test matches. The first, on his introduction, against the West Indies in 1999, who actually had Courtney Walsh in their side. The second was against Pakistan the accompanying summer. Sinclair has proceeded to play 32 tests more than 10 years, a genuine sign that he has not had the option to get a spot in the side. I surmise Sinclair is actually a Two-Hit Wonder, yet he is maybe the best illustration of a player who was troubled by his remarkable early exhibitions.