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    A team of 11 spinners !

    post your lineup of 11 players that can bowl spin at their best:

    1 gilchrist (off break)
    2 afridi
    3 gayle
    4 giles
    5 vettori
    6 warne
    7 harbajan singh
    8 kumble
    9 saqlain
    10 muralitharan
    11 kaneira
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    Mushtaq Ahmed instead of Gilchrist

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    Needs a 'keeper though, so Gilly stays in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey
    Needs a 'keeper though, so Gilly stays in.
    The best spinner for the job takes the gloves whilst not bowling and gets replaced by the second best option when he is.


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    If you need a keeper that bowls spin, look no further than Tatenda Taibu or Tillekeratne Dilshan. Anyway...

    1. Chris Gayle
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    8. Ashley Giles
    9. Shane Warne
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    MacGill for dilshan
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    McGill for nyone except murali or warney
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    McGill for nyone except murali or warney
    Now if only he could improve his ability with the bat. Mind you I was impressed by his 20 runs (in one innings) v Windies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    McGill for nyone except murali or warney
    Kumble's a better spinner than MacGill. Saqlain in his prime was too. But you're right, MacGill should make a spinner's 11 instead of some there like Giles, even if GIles is handy with the bat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahid Afridi
    4 giles
    5 vettori
    Giles ahead of Vettori in the order? Giles is a handy batsman I admit but Vettori has two test centuries.

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    I posted a similar side up a while ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Kumble's a better spinner than MacGill. Saqlain in his prime was too. But you're right, MacGill should make a spinner's 11 instead of some there like Giles, even if GIles is handy with the bat.
    hmm MacGill's record would suggest that he is a superior spin bowler than Kumble. McGill's test match avg with the ball is 27.47 compared to Kumble's 28.38, and his strike rate is a lot lower also. MacGill also makes more dismissals per match than Kumble.

    Not only do the statistics represent McGills superiority, the story behind the stats is also valid.It is common knowledge that the pitch's presented in India are very good for spin bowling. On the spin friendly wickets of India Kumble averages 23 with the ball having played 50 matches. This is compared to foreign soil where he averages 36 where the pitches aren't so subjective to spin bowling.

    McGill on the other hand plays in Australia, a place whe the pitches aren't prepared to favour the spinners as much as they are in Australia. On Australian soil McGill averages 25 with the ball. Further to this McGills versatility on being able to bowl on any track comes when looking at his test record at the WACA (probably the worlds haven for quicks) where he averages 21.

    My argument that McGill is a superior spinner to Kumble is highlighted by his statistical significance. I believe that this statistical difference would be even greater had McGill been given the opportunity to bowl on some of the pitches that Kumble has got to bowl the majority of his career on.

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    Bradman bowled spin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoT_SpIn
    Bradman bowled spin?
    yep leg spin, he bowled about 9 (8 ball) overs in Test Cricket...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    hmm MacGill's record would suggest that he is a superior spin bowler than Kumble. McGill's test match avg with the ball is 27.47 compared to Kumble's 28.38, and his strike rate is a lot lower also. MacGill also makes more dismissals per match than Kumble.

    Not only do the statistics represent McGills superiority, the story behind the stats is also valid.It is common knowledge that the pitch's presented in India are very good for spin bowling. On the spin friendly wickets of India Kumble averages 23 with the ball having played 50 matches. This is compared to foreign soil where he averages 36 where the pitches aren't so subjective to spin bowling.

    McGill on the other hand plays in Australia, a place whe the pitches aren't prepared to favour the spinners as much as they are in Australia. On Australian soil McGill averages 25 with the ball. Further to this McGills versatility on being able to bowl on any track comes when looking at his test record at the WACA (probably the worlds haven for quicks) where he averages 21.

    My argument that McGill is a superior spinner to Kumble is highlighted by his statistical significance. I believe that this statistical difference would be even greater had McGill been given the opportunity to bowl on some of the pitches that Kumble has got to bowl the majority of his career on.
    MacGill has tailored his bowling to Australian pitches and Kumble to Indian pitches. Like Warne, MacGill prefers bounce over turn, so pitches don't really come into as pitches in Australia suit his bowling and pitches in Indian suit Kumble bowling. IMO they are about on par...

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