Originally Posted by pasag
It's a simple question as to where the the current mantle holder of best faster bowler in the world relates historically and also perhaps a comment on the lack of great fast bowlers going around today . It's not too difficult.
Is that Steyn's fault that he has to contend with the Mitchell Johnsons and the Zaheer Khans of his period?
Or is it that the conditions have become so hugely skewed in favor of batsmen in tests that a bowling average of 30 in tests is as good as 25 some years back?
I think the broad scenario must be discussed before categorising Steyn as poor.
I mean, he would come on the top 5 fast bowlers of any decade with over 100 wickets since 1950 imho. So I don;t think he is the worst best (lol) fast bowler.