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  • Mohammad Asif

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  • Umar Gul

    2 18.18%
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Thread: Asif vs Umar Gul?

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    Asif vs Umar Gul?

    Who do you think is a better bowler? a lot is being said about Asif, but ppl tend to ignore Gul who seems to be a very similar bowler to Asif, both looks to be initially inspired by Glen McGrath.I'm actually surprise to see Naved in side at the expense of Gul, who was clearly the best Pak bowler in the test series.

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    Obviously Asif is better.Rana has been Pakistans best odi bowler for the last year or so

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    Asif by plenty for me. Looks to be a real talent.

    I would possibly say Gul is in better nick with the ball than Naved just now (although for me he didn't bowl quite as badly as his figures would suggest, rather that he was targetted because we found Shoaib & Asif so hard to score off), but Gul is a bit of a bunny with the bat & Naved is pretty useful so will probably keep his spot.
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    Every line-and-length bowler is supposedly "inspired by Glenn McGrath". Gul is not as good as Asif. That seems fairly clear. Rana is normally devestating, but in this series, he hasn't been getting the swing he normally gets.
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    Asif by a fair bit. They may be fairly close on talent, but in actually turning that talent into results and performance, its Asif by a long shot.
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    I knew Asif had talent when he was here in SL last time round. few members disagreed.

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    That's like comparing Steve Harmison to Sajid Mahmood...

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    Asif by plenty.

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    Asif by several miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowsThat
    I'm actually surprise to see Naved in side at the expense of Gul, who was clearly the best Pak bowler in the test series.
    I disagree. Shahid Nazir for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    That's like comparing Steve Harmison to Sajid Mahmood...
    Or Darren Gough to Neil Pickup (and I'd take the Ginger)
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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    That's like comparing Steve Harmison to Sajid Mahmood...
    nah the gap isn't that big in ability at all, Asif is better but Gul is also very good. Maybe if you were comparing Asif to Sami it would be like that.

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    Asif >>>>> Gul. Gul might play 30 Tests if he's lucky, at this rate Asif could make it well past 50-60.

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    asif easily...

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