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5 players who have better international than domestic records

S Samaddar
ANALYST
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12.53K   //    31 Oct 2017, 07:08 IST

Cricketers have to perform incredibly well in domestic cricket to stand any chance of getting selected for the national team. The opposition is also usually easier to handle in domestic cricket than in international cricket. Moreover, cricketers play a far higher number of games for domestic sides than for the national team.

Therefore, it is very rare to come across players who have better records in international cricket than in domestic.

Here is a look at five of these rare exceptions.

#5 James Faulkner

Australia v India - Game 3
Faulkner's strike rate varies hugely between domestic and international games

Australian all-rounder James Faulkner started off as a bowler, but went on to become a dangerous lower order batsman who could hit some of the best bowlers in the world out of the ground. Until a year or so ago, he was an integral part of the limited-overs setup of the national team.

Although he has scored more runs in List A cricket, his ODI average of 34.40 trumps his domestic average of 30.25. However, a starker difference is seen in the strike rates - in ODIs for the national team, Faulkner has hit 104.24 runs per 100 balls, and 91.45 in domestic ODIs.

He evidently scores quicker in ODIs than in domestic cricket.

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