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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    glittering array of statistics

    At the moment he looks like a player trying to eke out a career; build on a glittering array of statistics.

    "If he really is playing for that reason and not to help win as many matches as he can for India then he is wasting his time and should retire immediately," Chappell wrote.

    Please explain the highlighted group of words.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: glittering array of statistics

    If you win lots of silver cups and have them on display, you have a "glittering array" of trophies.

    The cricketer (whoever he is) statistically has done extremely well and has amassed large numbers of good statistics (most runs, fastest bowling, longest innings - whatever), so the journalist is using the analogy of many glittering trophies, putting in the word statistics instead.

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