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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket player
    I think you should have compared courtney walsh with mcgrath,walsh was much more deadlier then ambrose when he was in form.
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    curtly for me. did it against the best.

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    McGrath is a bowler who, I feel, is more likely to take wickets two or three overs into a new spell after wearing the batsman down, whereas Curtly was more likely to send down an absolute snorter the second ball into his spell.
    There's a reason he was always called the bowler who bowled the best first over in Test cricket. Let's not forget how many times he took first-ball wickets too. I remember quite a few. This is a really good point, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
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    Nothing funny about that As far as I am concern
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    ambrose for me...both are great fast bowlers, but ambrose was much more of a destroyer of batting lineups compared to mcgrath...
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    I've seen more of McGrath at his best, and so I'll go for him.
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    Can't say anything because I have only seen, what, two three series of Ambrose which certainly aren't a measure of overall class.

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    Ambose had to bowl against the best batsmen (Australia) and had fantastic success against them, and i think he was more of a wicket taker than mcgrath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Yeah this one is just like Warne vs Murali.
    And my answer is the same here.

    I'd love to have those 2 bowling in tandem.

    Actually - an attack of Ambrose, McGrath, Warne and Murali, now that'd be something!
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    i'd take big curtly ambrose. If he was in his prime now, he would be far more succesful. The bowling standards have dropped dramatically, and batsman are not used to facing world class bowling except for a few (mcgrath included)

    I think ambrose was more aggresive and aimed to get the batsman out every ball. Mcgrath is a more patient bowler, who takes his time, and waits for the batsman to make a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket player
    Nothing funny about that As far as I am concern
    Except that Ambrose at his prime took 8-wickets hauls. Courtney was never that destructive.

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    Lot of sensible and accurate stuff has already ben said on this thread.

    Very dificult choice. If FORCED to choose I would go for Ambrose for reasons already given by others.

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    I would go for Curtley as well especially on helpful wickets. But Mcgrath is one hell of a bowler and the one bowler i have the most respect for. In fact I will go as far as saying that with out Mcgrath (and to a lesser extent Steven Roger Waugh whom i also highly respect) Australia would not be the world beating team that they are today. Really love those contests between him and Lara stuff of legends!!!!

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    Curtly, by a hair.

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