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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Seriously though, Archer is fast and England aren't used to seeing bowlers bowl fast. Except Wood I guess. And Finn/ Tremlett a few years ago. In fact Archer isn't that special except that he does it so effortlessly.
    The rather breathless post-Test analysis of Archer's bowling included lots of lists of "fastest overs by England bowlers" etc. Basically comprised Finn, Harmison, Flintoff, Wood.

    Fred was quick, and a beast. But he isn't half the bowler Jofra is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    The rather breathless post-Test analysis of Archer's bowling included lots of lists of "fastest overs by England bowlers" etc. Basically comprised Finn, Harmison, Flintoff, Wood.

    Fred was quick, and a beast. But he isn't half the bowler Jofra is.

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    No need to exaggerate Mr Z - Fred was a good 70% of the bowler Jofra is

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    No need to exaggerate Mr Z - Fred was a good 70% of the bowler Jofra is
    Was just thinking this. Fred was a magnificent bowler: quick, nasty, and bowled heroic spells. But without wishing to get overly statsguru about it, he only managed 4 five wicket hauls in his entire FC career, and averaged nearly 33 with the ball in Tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Was just thinking this. Fred was a magnificent bowler: quick, nasty, and bowled heroic spells. But without wishing to get overly statsguru about it, he only managed 4 five wicket hauls in his entire FC career, and averaged nearly 33 with the ball in Tests.
    Well, it's four more than Archer currently has... For now anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Was just thinking this. Fred was a magnificent bowler: quick, nasty, and bowled heroic spells. But without wishing to get overly statsguru about it, he only managed 4 five wicket hauls in his entire FC career, and averaged nearly 33 with the ball in Tests.
    This kind of posting is unacceptable. Official warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Was just thinking this. Fred was a magnificent bowler: quick, nasty, and bowled heroic spells. But without wishing to get overly statsguru about it, he only managed 4 five wicket hauls in his entire FC career, and averaged nearly 33 with the ball in Tests.
    He was also indirectly responsible for most of Matthew Hoggard's and Ashley Giles' wickets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Well, it's four more than Archer currently has... For now anyway
    Nah he's got 5. And a 10-fer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    This kind of posting is unacceptable. Official warning.
    And another thing. Fred also got to bowl much more often in the bowler-friendly dank murky conditions which prevail in his part of the world. And that's during the brief spells when cricket was even possible.

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    To go full Statsguru - In the 37 Tests Flintoff played between 01 Jan 2004 and 31 Dec 2006 he took 144 wickets at 26.96 and averaged 24 at home. In that same period he averaged nearly 38 with the bat with 3 hundreds, and averaged 46 in England. In his prime Flintoff was ****ing good. He was picked too early, and played on too long with a dodgy ankle, but was still capable of producing genuinely fast and wicket-taking spells with that dodgy ankle. Jofra's had a great start, but he's got some way to go to be mentioned in the same breath as Flintoff for me.
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    Had a series for the ages in 2005. I think they cruelled him when they made him captain. And of course, the injuries didn't help, and his - let's call it rehab regime - didn't do his large frame any favours. But I loved watching him play. All box office.

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    Captaincy and injuries not unrelated IMO. Bowled himself into the ground against Sri Lanka and was never the same afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    He was also indirectly responsible for most of Matthew Hoggard's and Ashley Giles' wickets
    Hoggard got plenty of wickets off his own one dimensional but effective outswing donkey work. The Ashes series from 2001 and 2002-3 are my witness #nitpicking
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
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    First one can't happen, second one looks unlikely (though he is 4th amazingly), third possible technically but not really, fourth is on course

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    I've either smashed my predictions or got them horribly wrong so far, not much in between. Will quote them at the end of the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    It’ll be just like every other English Ashes in the past decade i.e. every test will consist of one team being bowled out for nothing in their first innings and then giving up.
    Well you know

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