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    Team of 11 seamers

    Stolen from the team of 11 spinners idea, time to post a team of 11 seamers

    Steve Waugh
    Sachin Tendulkar
    IT Botham
    N Kapil Dev
    Imran Khan
    C Walcott (wk)
    A Flintoff
    M Marshall
    FS Trueman
    J Garner
    JB Statham

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    With the bowling at your disposal already I think I'd try to squeeze in Sobers, Kallis & Punter for (say) Kapil Dev, Fred & Beefy.
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    Miller, Proctor & Barlow must be in the frame.
    Not sure about SRT as a seamer.

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    Boycott would have to open the batting, he was a tidy medium pacer very early in his career. I agree with the fact that Sachin as a seamer is a stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    With the bowling at your disposal already I think I'd try to squeeze in Sobers, Kallis & Punter for (say) Kapil Dev, Fred & Beefy.

    That would make a farce of the whole list. Punter for Beefy in a pace bowling list?

    It needs Sobers though, no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Punter for Beefy in a pace bowling list?
    It's not a pace bowling list, though. It's a team made up of people who bowl seam up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    It's not a pace bowling list, though. It's a team made up of people who bowl seam up.

    Well, everyone can bowl it...but doesn't mean they are any good. I mean you could just stick a list of an All Time XI and name it All time spinners list, all time pacer list, etc...because all of them can bowl seam if you ask them too. Just run up and shoot the ball straight.

    But they shouldn't be on a list like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Well, everyone can bowl it
    I can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    I can't.
    Yes, you can. Have a long run up and turn your arm over and hurl it as fast as you can. It doesn't mean it will come out all that fast, and it doesn't mean you can bowl it well, it just means you have control over your shoulder and are able to move it in an arc. There has to be a criteria: i.e 50 wickets taken or 200 overs bowled, or the list is completely useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Yes, you can. Run up and turn your arm over. It doesn't mean you can bowl it well, it just means you can move your arm. There has to be a criteria: i.e 50 wickets taken, or the list is completely useless.
    No. I really can't. 11 years of trying to bowl leg spin and now I can't help but bowl it. Even when I'm trying not to. Would be alright if I could bowl it decently...


    But yeah, you're right about the criteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Well, everyone can bowl it...but doesn't mean they are any good. I mean you could just stick a list of an All Time XI and name it All time spinners list, all time pacer list, etc...because all of them can bowl seam if you ask them too. Just run up and shoot the ball straight.

    But they shouldn't be on a list like this.
    S'not a list tho, is it? It's an XI of players who happen to bowl seam up.

    I'd include Punter (whose little med pacers are probably under-used IMHO) ahead of (say) Beefy, 'cos with the other seamers at one's disposal Ponting's runs would be more useful than Botham's bowling.

    I'm not seriously suggesting that Ponting is a better bowler; but for that matter would Beefy make the best XI seamers of all time? V doubtful, I'd say.

    There's probably a "greatest seamers" thread if you can be arsed to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    S'not a list tho, is it? It's an XI of players who happen to bowl seam up.

    I'd include Punter (whose little med pacers are probably under-used IMHO) ahead of (say) Beefy, 'cos with the other seamers at one's disposal Ponting's runs would be more useful than Botham's bowling.

    I'm not seriously suggesting that Ponting is a better bowler; but for that matter would Beefy make the best XI seamers of all time? V doubtful, I'd say.

    There's probably a "greatest seamers" thread if you can be arsed to look.

    Right, but their bowling has to be an 'option' for the team, right? An option thats excercised more than once a decade? What about a simple and a VERY low criteria...say 20 wickets? I mean if you haven't taken 20 wickets...then you simply CANNOT be in a list..even a list like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Right, but their bowling has to be an 'option' for the team, right? An option thats excercised more than once a decade? What about a simple and a VERY low criteria...say 20 wickets? I mean if you haven't taken 20 wickets...then you simply CANNOT be in a list..even a list like this?
    From memory Punter's taken 6 test wickets, so it's slightly more than once a decade. Only slightly tho.

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    Ok then lets have a team of 11 seamers who have taken at least 1 test wicket bowling seam

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