What is your opinion on Matthew Fleming? Was he an underrated cricketer?

Matthew Fleming was former Kent captain and all rounder. Played in a England team that won a quadrangular in Sharjah vs West Indies, India and Pakistan. Bowled medium-fast at the death, picked 2or 3 wickets in every game, kept the runs down, never conceeding more than 30-35 runs in his spell. Scored an extremely... show more Matthew Fleming was former Kent captain and all rounder. Played in a England team that won a quadrangular in Sharjah vs West Indies, India and Pakistan. Bowled medium-fast at the death, picked 2or 3 wickets in every game, kept the runs down, never conceeding more than 30-35 runs in his spell.

Scored an extremely important 38* in the final, supporting Graham Thorpe and helping England chase the target successfully.

Captained Kent for several seasons, well-respected player in counties. The last I saw of him was in in a tour match against NZ a few years later (probably 1999), he batted on Day 4, the last session, with the tail, securing a draw for Kent.

Should he have had more opportunities to represent England? I understand he did poorly on a Test series in the Windies, but in a pre-Flintoff era, should he have been the all-rounder in the ODI team? Do you feel he was overlooked and hard done by?
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