Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
Marshall far and away the best I've seen. Obviously not live, but I've seen a fair amount of recorded footage. The things he could do with the ball at his pace and with such accuracy. I was in awe.
Ambrose clocks in second. The man was a machine. And ftr, I rate him slightly higher than McGrath on a global scale, because while both had the pinpoint accuracy and composure, Ambrose had that bit of menace that gives him an edge.
Third is Andy Roberts, who is under-appreciated by many IMO. So many people consider him a very good, even great bowler, but still don't understand just how good he was.
Fourth and fifth are Joel Garner and Michael Holding respectively. So many can get honourable mentions too, but I'll stick with Ian Bishop for what could have been and with Courtney Walsh, who I think was the best bowler in the world when he retired.
Agree 95%. Good to see Camps back with a characteristic analysis.
Would probably put Garner above Roberts and Holding though.