Originally Posted by SJS
If I was choosing the main bowler for a Test side and the choice came down to Donald (at his best) and McGrath (at his best) I would unhesitatingly have chosen the former.
Its a personal opinion
My opinion too, if selecting either for a one off test match I would choose Donald over McGrath. Donald at his peak simply looked capable of taking a wicket with each delivery, such an incredibly skillful bowler.
But my selection would change if I had a ten years of Test cricket to grasp from either cricketer. McGrath's brilliance came from his reliability series after series, at home and away, to stay injury free and be someone you could build an all conquering bowling attack around.
In a perfect scenario I would prefer to take Waqar Younis at his finest, and Ambrose for the space of 10 years. Such incredible depth of pace bowling that was seen during the 90's, early 00's.