Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
I don't buy that it's 'undisputed' that bowlers win matches. I've seen it disputed over and over at this forum.
Really?. Well im not in that camp.
- England would won in the WI quite easily. If the 05 Ashes attack was still fit & firing at top gear.
Barbados 99. Lara's 153 in that chase, wouldn't have been possible if Walsh didn't take 5 wickets to restrict Australian in their second innings.
- India would have won more overseas test matches in the 1990s, if they had a stronger bowling attack.
- 1954. West Indies may have been able to upset that great England team, if they had Hall & Griffith a bit earlier. Given the spin twins of Ramadin/Valentine had them.
So much more examples throughout history as well..