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    So i was watching a srilanka match recently...

    ..and i noticed vaas bowling slower then anything ive ever seen before. He ran a long was, had the same action, but the ball just wouldnt go fast. The keeper would come forward right next to the wicket when vaas bowled.

    am i missing somethign here? did he just have some fitness problems or what.

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    Yeah, he does seem to have lost some of the bite that he used to have. Hes still exceptionally accurate though, right up there with guys like McGrath and Pollock IMO. I don't think Sri Lanka is particularly missing him though, what with young pace bowlers on the rise. Malinga in particular has probably taken over the role of the strike bowler for Sri Lanka.

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    Vaas has cut down on pace for more accuracy and swing.

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    I noticed this aswell, and during the series against England he didn't seem to be bowling very quick. I'd say it's because he's getting older and he is now concentrating on accuracy and swinging the ball instead of trying to get that extra yard of pace.
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    Vaas will always be the best One Day bowler of all time regardless of his pace.
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    Maybe not the best, but a very good one. Definitely right up there in the top 10 I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm
    Maybe not the best, but a very good one. Definitely right up there in the top 10 I would say.
    nah the best only maybe Murali could be better.

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    Do Wasim Akram and Joel Garner ring any bells? They were pretty handy ODI bowlers and I'd rate both of them ahead of Vaas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm
    Do Wasim Akram and Joel Garner ring any bells? They were pretty handy ODI bowlers and I'd rate both of them ahead of Vaas.
    lol you actually thought i was serious, Garner probably the best ever One Day bowler, behind Murali IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    Vaas will always be the best One Day bowler of all time regardless of his pace.
    Agreed. It's all part of the Master's plans ahead of the World Cup. Really express pace is SO 2003.

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    In List - A matches, a slower, more accurate bowler (Pollock and Vaas), can be the hardest to get away, when there is no pace on the ball. They would be an ideal opening partnerdship as far as bowling goes.

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    Phoenixfire - pardon my ignorance but List A = district, i.e. level below First Class, yeah?

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    Nah, List A is one-day cricket between FC teams. There's probably a more precise definition but that serves well enough.
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    Thanks, hadn't come across the term before. I've always seen "domestic limited overs" or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    In List - A matches, a slower, more accurate bowler (Pollock and Vaas), can be the hardest to get away, when there is no pace on the ball. They would be an ideal opening partnerdship as far as bowling goes.
    Disagree. The batsmen would be able to premeditate and improvise too easily. A bowler like Pollock works most effectively with a different style of bowler at the other end. A bowler like Vaas works most effectively with conditions assisting swing.
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