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    Who would u want in ur team, Mcgrath or Pollock?

    I was wodering who I would rather have in my team if I had to chose between Mcgrath and Pollock. Watching Pollock in action in the Afro-Asian cup, he still hasn't lost the touch. I would rate him just behind Mcgrath if only bowling was considered.
    But because of Pollocks' batting ability, he'll get in my team before Mcgrath.

    ur thoughts?

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    Tough ask really.
    Pollock is an excellent bowler but needs one like Alan Donald to provide the fire for him to capitalise on....McGrath on the other hand is the best of his generation.....Pollock's batting abilities are vastly superior too......i would have to see who the other players are before i make up my mind.

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    In the mid to late 90s I'd go for Pollock. But today, McGrath. The reason is that while McGrath was always a slightly better bowler Pollock's batting made the difference. But now, McGrath is a far better bowler, and averaging 30 with the bat doesn't make up for that. But, as C_C said, if you already had a lethal bowling attack and just wanted someone to keep it quiet and build pressure, Pollock's batting would get him in the team again. If you want a strike bowler though, it's no contest.
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    Never really rated Pollock as a batsman, maybe 'cos he's never done it consistently against England (which is where I've seen him most). I'd take McGrath who is more likely to win a game for his bowling alone, against Pollock's hit-or-miss batting and decent bowling.
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    How weird, I just phrased a question like this in a different context in another thread (only it wasn't about McGrath), and I hadn't even seen this one. Serendipity I suppose.

    McGrath, fairly comfortably.
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    Mcgarth or Mcgrath comfortably

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    McGrath, cant say Pollocks batting has ever impressed me much either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    McGrath, cant say Pollocks batting has ever impressed me much either.
    Pollock. He really is a good player. I just watched how he handled Akthar in the Afro-Asian cup.
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    It would really depend on the other players I had in the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS
    It would really depend on the other players I had in the team.
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    i would go pollock a man that can take 5 for and get a50 is very useful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Delgado
    It's just the two of you.
    Then I would definately take Pollock.

    We would never win anything with the batting of McGrath and myself!

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    McGrath...although Pollock can bat...erm...have to sleep a night over it.
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    I'd take McGrath any time ... possible Aussie bias, I don't know

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