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    Top 10 Pace Bowlers Ever

    I have made a list of what I think are the top 10 pace bowlers in history.

    (No Order)

    Glenn McGrath
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    Courney Walsh
    Curltly Ambrose
    Joel Garner
    Dennis Lillie
    Shaun Pollock
    Malcom Marshall
    Richard Hadlee


    I know this will cause debate, especially people supporting bowlers from their country.

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    Looking at yr list - guess u must mean the last 20 odd years - can't be all time if u did'nt include Imran
    Last edited by Krishna_j; 02-12-2006 at 11:59 AM.

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    Imran Khan
    Richard Hadlee
    Malcom Marshall
    Joel Garner
    Wasim Akram
    Glenn McGrath
    Curtley Ambrose
    Allan Donald
    Waqar Younis
    Courtney Walsh

    I don't consider bowlers who played before 1960s as "greats" because they almost always bowled on bowling friendly wickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SA
    I don't consider bowlers who played before 1960s as "greats" because they almost always bowled on bowling friendly wickets.
    Thanks for clearing that up as I always wondered why Bradman, Headley, Sutcliffe, Barrington, Hammond, Hutton & Hobbs had such terrible batting averages. Now I know it was because they all played on pre 1960 bowler friendly wickets


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    Quote Originally Posted by grant28
    I have made a list of what I think are the top 10 pace bowlers in history.

    (No Order)

    Glenn McGrath
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    Courney Walsh
    Curltly Ambrose
    Joel Garner
    Dennis Lillie
    Shaun Pollock
    Malcom Marshall
    Richard Hadlee
    No bowlers list is complete without Imran Khan whom I consider the best bowler ever.

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    There's Marshall, Lillee and Trueman, then the rest, many of whom are of similar pedigree and too close to separate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic
    Thanks for clearing that up as I always wondered why Bradman, Headley, Sutcliffe, Barrington, Hammond, Hutton & Hobbs had such terrible batting averages. Now I know it was because they all played on pre 1960 bowler friendly wickets
    Exceptions r always there.The number of players averaging above 50 after 1960 r many times more than those who played before 1960

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant28
    I have made a list of what I think are the top 10 pace bowlers in history.

    (No Order)

    Glenn McGrath
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    Courney Walsh
    Curltly Ambrose
    Joel Garner
    Dennis Lillie
    Shaun Pollock
    Malcom Marshall
    Richard Hadlee
    Dennis"The greentop bully"Lillee is nowhere near an alltime great.He used to get truckloads of wickets on bowling friendly wickets of Australia but failed miserably in Subcontinent.

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    1. Glenn McGrath
    2. Malcom Marshall
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    3. Trueman
    4. Ambrose
    5. Barnes
    6. Hadlee
    7. Imran
    8. Lillee
    9. Lindwall
    10.Donald

    My top ten list changes like every other day, but thats the gist of it. The first two are solid though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    1. Glenn McGrath
    2. Malcom Marshall
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    3. Trueman
    4. Ambrose
    5. Barnes
    6. Hadlee
    7. Imran
    8. Lillee
    9. Lindwall
    10.Donald

    My top ten list changes like every other day, but thats the gist of it. The first two are solid though.
    No Indians in there! SS, I am not liking this! Not including an Indian in the top ten pace bowlers list is an insult to Indian cricket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator
    No Indians in there! SS, I am not liking this! Not including an Indian in the top ten pace bowlers list is an insult to Indian cricket!
    But including one would be an insult to the intelligence of all Indians, therefore I did the right thing.

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    Mines:

    Marshall/Mcgrath/Hadlee
    Imran
    Ambrose
    Trueman
    Donald
    Wasim
    Garner
    Lindwall

    Mines changes fairly frequently as well but my top three remains the same
    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    1. Glenn McGrath
    2. Malcom Marshall
    --------------------------
    3. Trueman
    4. Ambrose
    5. Barnes
    6. Hadlee
    7. Imran
    8. Lillee
    9. Lindwall
    10.Donald

    My top ten list changes like every other day, but thats the gist of it. The first two are solid though.
    I swear it said the top ten pace bowlers of all time, not medium pace trundlers.
    Last edited by PhoenixFire; 02-12-2006 at 12:58 PM.
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    1. Malcolm Marshall
    2. Glenn McGrath
    3. Richard Hadlee
    4. Fred Trueman
    5. Sydney Barnes
    6. Curtley Ambrose
    7. Dennis Lillee
    8. Imran Khan
    9. Allan Donald
    10. Wasim Akram
    Last edited by adharcric; 02-12-2006 at 03:41 PM.

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