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    Worst Test match Pacer of all time!


    Ajit Agarkar! Can u guys think of anyone else??? Someone more pathetic than Ajit?

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    madan lal, most of the kiwis, scott muller...

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    Scott muller was quite a decent pacer. Unlucky like kasprowicz that the allpowerful aussie bowling attack never let him settle down.

    Agarkar has to be the winner...no contest. Lets talk abt the second worst.
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    Madan Lal has won a few matches for India by his bowling and so I wouldn't rate him below Agarkar by any means.

    How about Paul Jarvis of England ?
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    Lal was an allrounder, and before Ajit's lover start screaming that he's one too, i must add that he isn't, just one century means nothing.

    Ajit gotta be the worst ever.


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    I'd rate Agarkar above Jarvis because he's failed repeatedly. Erm, have Bangladesh got any 'quicks'?

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    As someone who saw Madan Lal quite a bit in his early days, I can confirm that he wasn't blessed with a great amount of talent, but he flogged his guts out - and that counts for a lot.

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    As someone who saw Madan Lal quite a bit in his early days, I can confirm that he wasn't blessed with a great amount of talent, but he flogged his guts out - and that counts for a lot.
    Completely agree with you there....Madan Lal didn't have much in him as far as talent goes, but he gave it all even towards the end of his career.I still remember his inspired performance at Leeds in 1986.Agarkar doesn't have any of that fire in the belly.

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    I'd rate Agarkar above Jarvis because he's failed repeatedly. Erm, have Bangladesh got any 'quicks'?
    Not that I'd argue with you on this a lot, but I don't remember a time when Jarvis was a success either.....

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    Guys stop bickering over agarkar..

    He is like schumacher,jordan , sampras et.al...he towers over all the crap bowlers as the crappiest one.. !

    Pick the next worst...

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    He is like schumacher,jordan , sampras et.al...he towers over all the crap bowlers as the crappiest one.. !
    Amen !!

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    Jarvis only ever got nine tests.

    His longest run in the side was four, and these were all played whilst England were getting thumped, repeatedly. (NZ 87-8, WI 88, Aus 89, India/SL 92-3)

    He did alright in ODIs however - 24 @ 28.00 with 5/35 at Bangalore in February 93 his peak.

    He didn't get carted when his team were on top/equally matched in matches - he didn't play in one...

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    A intresting debate here, i thought i would check cricinfo's records and the following conceded over 200 runs in a INNINGS

    1-298 LO Fleetwood-Smith Australia v England The Oval 1938
    1-276 RK Chauhan India v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 1997/98
    5-266 OC Scott West Indies v England Kingston 1929/30
    0-259 Khan Mohammad Pakistan v West Indies Kingston 1957/58
    2-247 Fazal Mahmood Pakistan v West Indies Kingston 1957/58
    1-229 SL Boock New Zealand v Pakistan Auckland 1988/89
    5-228 MH Mankad India v West Indies Kingston 1952/53
    6-226 BS Bedi India v England Lord's 1974
    2-224 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka v Australia Perth 1995/96
    1-223 A Kumble India v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 1997/98
    7-220 N Kapil Dev India v Pakistan Faisalabad 1982/83
    3-217 IT Botham England v Pakistan The Oval 1987
    5-212 PA Strang Zimbabwe v Pakistan Sheikhupura 1996/97
    6-204 IAR Peebles England v Australia The Oval 1930
    3-202 MH Mankad India v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 1948/49
    6-202 Haseeb Ahsan Pakistan v India Chennai 1960/61
    4-200 DL Vettori New Zealand v India Ahmedabad 1999/00

    You would think that if you had gone for 0-259, the captain might have the idea of taking you off :undecided:

    [Edited on 9/7/02 by Rich2001]

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    Nah, worst Test pacer of all time is probably Patterson Thompson of the WI. He came here in 1996/07 as someone who had some serious pace and whilst his first 5 overs WERE quick, the rest were terrible and he didn't have much else, especially not discipline, line, length etc. Y'know, the important stuff.

    I think Agarkar is just going through a tough time, honestly. Someone who bowled as well as he did in OZ can't be completely untalented. It must be a matter of the mind.

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