10 best players of all time from Surrey
#9 Mark Ramprakash
It remains one of the great enigmas of English cricket, why, Mark Ramprakash, who was a run-machine in County cricket never made it big in international cricket.
For a batsman, who scored 35659 runs in 461 first-class games at an average of 53.14 and 13,273 runs in 407 List A matches at an average of 40.22, international cricket wasn’t easy.
Ramprakash played 52 Tests scoring 2350 runs at a poor average of 27.32. He has scored a staggering 114 first-class hundreds but only 2 of them have come in Tests.
The above stats clearly suggest that he struggled at the international level, but, there is absolutely no doubt about the talent and class Ramprakash possessed.
He started off with Middlesex but finished his career with Surrey (his last 12 years were with Surrey). He was a batsman of rare talent and a classy technique.
Michael Vaughan even gave him the tag of the ‘Best Technician England has seen in the past 20 years’. Unfortunately, he couldn’t quite replicate his County form into substantial international performances.Published 22 Oct 2017, 09:40 IST