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    What makes Stuart Clark so good ATM?

    What is that that he is having so much success currently? Is it his line and length and ability to get some movement or the batsmen not being attacking enough against him. I mean in that when batsmen start to look to score off him they do have a lot of success against him (ie get quite a few runs).

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    Yes it is his line and length and ability to get movement off the seam.

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    What is interesting is that he hasn't been outrageously successful in FC cricket in Australia. He always seems to be getting some sort of wobble when watching him on TV with the red ball.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    What is interesting is that he hasn't been outrageously successful in FC cricket in Australia. He always seems to be getting some sort of wobble when watching him on TV with the red ball.
    I think the presence of McGrath is a big factor. I often reckon that because of bowling with McGrath and Warne, some of the other bowlers tend do better than what their ability would allow them to.

    But from whatever I have seen of him, he seems to be able to bowl at medium to fastish medium pace on a good line and length and that more often than not is a tough combination for most batting sides, esp. when they are also faced with McGrath/Warne from the other end.
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    Simply because Clark is a poor man's McGrath, and that's quite a compliment.
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    Clark doesn`t average anything spectacular domestically, but he`s in the form of his life at the moment. Amazing accuracy and bounce at a good speed. For all this medium-pace rubbish, he bowled a few in the 140`s today.
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    His accuracy and lively pace for me. He consistently bowls that just-fuller-than-half-volley length just on or just outside off-stump, and gets edges very often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    Simply because Clark is a poor man's McGrath, and that's quite a compliment.


    I'd find that offensively correct - except that I'm a McGrath fan .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    Simply because Clark is a poor man's McGrath, and that's quite a compliment.
    If anything Clark probably is bowling with more control now than McGrath is. It seems pretty obvious to me that Australian fast bowling will be in good hands after McGrath's retirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    I think the presence of McGrath is a big factor. I often reckon that because of bowling with McGrath and Warne, some of the other bowlers tend do better than what their ability would allow them to.

    But from whatever I have seen of him, he seems to be able to bowl at medium to fastish medium pace on a good line and length and that more often than not is a tough combination for most batting sides, esp. when they are also faced with McGrath/Warne from the other end.
    Except Clark's initial success came with McGrath out of the team.
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    I'd say Clark is currently the superior bowler. Has that bit of extra nip that McGrath at his peak did. Generally operates between 80-83mph, but can go up to the high 80s to keep the batters honest.
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    He's the bowling version of Hussey, all that FC cricket has helped the bloke a lot.

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    He's helped by the fact that he's bowling to substandard under prepared batsmen with poor technique.

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    Pietersen has one of the best techniques in world cricket at the moment, apart from that, you're right.

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