Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy
Saqlain invented it, and used it much more judiciously (especially in ODIs) to boot.
Murali turned it much more, but I'm not sure he used it with the same cunning discretion.
Seriously? Saqlain may have invented it, but Murali perfected it.
Kapil Dev's outswinger was pretty awesome - for a long time, that's all he had really. No one delivery from Kumble was really the best IMO, but he used variations in height probably better than any other spinner.
As for Warne's leg break, I think Stuart McGill spun it more for sure. That doesn't mean it was the best mind you. Warne definitely had much more control over it, that plus Warne's straight delivery actually got him a lot of wickets. He was certainly (IMO anyway) one of the smarter bowlers to play the game.
For such a short guy, Marshall had a VERY lethal bouncer. Akhtar also had a pretty mean short ball.