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Thread: Malinga vs Tait for T20

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    Malinga the one more likely to bowl six balls up there in the blockhole towards the end of an innings, but Tait the one more likely to get early wickets with the new ball IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Tait' record is better in every respect (ave, strike rate economy etc) so I can only assume that people are voting on the basis of hair-styles
    Yep, the same reason why Warne gets rated above Murali by some.

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    Malinga for defs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Yep, the same reason why Warne gets rated above Murali by some.
    In fairness, Warnie did have spectacularly Roxbury hair in the 90's. Was better than Murali's in every respect.
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    Taity. Because I'm baised and I love raw pace.

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    Tait is great in the format, I'd have him around my best XI every day of the week, Malinga is on another level though. He's the first name on the world XI teamsheet and one of the only bowlers in the world who is awesome at any stage of an innings.
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    Thats a pretty good point, Malinga is a guy who the captain can bowl at any stage of the innings and expect a stellar effort from him. I'd say while Tait is a very good T20 bowler that he isn't quite as versatile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Tait is great in the format, I'd have him around my best XI every day of the week, Malinga is on another level though. He's the first name on the world XI teamsheet and one of the only bowlers in the world who is awesome at any stage of an innings.
    If the question was "who's the better death bowler?"

    Then the obvious answer is Malinga

    However, that wasnt the question

    The assertion that Malinga is a better T20 bowler overall simply isnt supported by the facts

    Tait takes more wickets per match at a lower average with a better strike rate and economy rate

    Furthermore, we're not talking slightly better figures here, Tait's figures are MUCH better

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    Tait has played SFA so statsifying this argument is pointless. 40 overs of bowling vs. 71.3, neither have figures that really reflect anything meaningful besides that they are both talented T20 bowlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    If the question was "who's the better death bowler?"

    Then the obvious answer is Malinga

    However, that wasnt the question

    The assertion that Malinga is a better T20 bowler overall simply isnt supported by the facts

    Tait takes more wickets per match at a lower average with a better strike rate and economy rate

    Furthermore, we're not talking slightly better figures here, Tait's figures are MUCH better
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    What makes Tait such a huge asset is that, with the new ball, he can nullify the first six overs when he wrecks a team, like he has done in the past. That's invaluable, and makes every other bowler's job easier.

    What Malinga provides is more of an option when the cat is already out of the bag. I'd probably pick both of them in my world T20 team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    If the question was "who's the better death bowler?"

    Then the obvious answer is Malinga

    However, that wasnt the question

    The assertion that Malinga is a better T20 bowler overall simply isnt supported by the facts

    Tait takes more wickets per match at a lower average with a better strike rate and economy rate

    Furthermore, we're not talking slightly better figures here, Tait's figures are MUCH better
    There is a difference between 'Who has the better statistics' and 'Who is the better bowler'. Otherwise in a Warne vs Murali debate, Murali would be the undisputed victor.

    Malinga has the better eco rate in t20s which is for me all that matters in that format.
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    Personally feel Tait will over take Malinga in this format soon. He has the advantage of pace and we have seen that he can bowl that slower one very well too...
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    I think Malinga is slightly overrated tbh. Good bowler who had a real purple patch, but he's been average recently. Tait has been more effective.

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