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    Best Finger Spinner of all time ?

    Who do you rate as the best finger spinner ever ?

    I feel its a tossup between Laker and Gibbs in tests, saqlain in ODIS.

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    Salamuddin Janissar is the most effective death bowler in ODIs, his toe crunching yorker is peerless.
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    Possibly Dipak Patel, but probably Jeetan.
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    I rate Salamuddin Janissar, though he is edged out in the finger spinning stakes by Murali Kartik.


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    isn't murali a finger spinner??? or is he a elbow spinner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    isn't murali a finger spinner??? or is he a elbow spinner?
    He's a combo of wrist and finger spin.

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    i think he spins just about everything... I reckon he could even spin a fridge.

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    Personally I class Murali as a wrist-spinner.

    IMO, Laker.
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    Laker for me, but I never saw him bowl, so for people I watched I think Prasanna (although I was only a kid so maybe he was a wrist spinner, but I remember him turning it a fair way)
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    You know it makes sense.

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    Of people I've watched, at his absolute best, Saqlain. Terrorised many batsmen when on song.

    Btw, does anyone know how far Laker actually turned it? Only footage I've seen of his is OT 1956, and he certainly turned it square then, but I have no idea if he could do that on a normal pitch and not a spinner's paradise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey
    Of people I've watched, at his absolute best, Saqlain. Terrorised many batsmen when on song.

    Btw, does anyone know how far Laker actually turned it? Only footage I've seen of his is OT 1956, and he certainly turned it square then, but I have no idea if he could do that on a normal pitch and not a spinner's paradise.
    At the oval a great deal, I have seen a photo of him, and the gap between his first two fingers on his right hand is at least twice that of his left, which suggests he really spun the ball. Although when he came to Aust. he did not turn it a long way, but few right hand finger spinners have done that well in Aust.

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    I can't believe it's taken 14 posts to come up with the obvious winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    At the oval a great deal, I have seen a photo of him, and the gap between his first two fingers on his right hand is at least twice that of his left, which suggests he really spun the ball. Although when he came to Aust. he did not turn it a long way, but few right hand finger spinners have done that well in Aust.
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