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    Is mitchell johnson once in generation fast bowler?

    Sir Denise lille said that mitchell is once in a generation bowler i am also really impressed by mitch but can he back lille's word and prove to be australia's answer to wasim akram .

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    Australia doesn't need an 'answer' to Wasim Akram. And yes he has potential, but this generation had McGrath and the previous generation had Ambrose and Marshall. So I wouldn't go and call him that, until he does something in tests.
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    How is it possible to answer that question with any conviction?
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    How is it possible to answer that question with any conviction?
    Indeed.

    He's very talented and looks to have a good temprament for international cricket as well, and seems a fast learner. That's all you can really say at this point.

    I guess we need a thread on every Australian cricketer started today, though.
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    I saw him bowl when he first started and didn't think it was that spectacular as he got thrashed around by the kiwis but I am starting to like the look of him. He could prove to be a permanent person in the side after the world cup but their are a lot of quality bowlers around as well such as Clark, Bracken, Hilfenhaus (potentially), Tait (maybe), Lee. Again Australia IMO will seem like a fairly in control side once the golden oldies all retire but I dont think they will have the same class as we have seen in the last ten or so years.

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    Aust. cricket history has had very few fast left handers (Whitty, Davidson, Reid, Matthews), I have always wondered why?

    In fact world cricket has had a much smaller number of LA fast men compared to LA spinners
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11
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    Highlight of the thread, TBH...

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    He could be the best young fast bowler in the world today - gets up towards 150, leftie, moves it both ways, gets bounce

    But he could break down tomorrow and never play a test

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Aust. cricket history has had very few fast left handers (Whitty, Davidson, Reid, Matthews), I have always wondered why?

    In fact world cricket has had a much smaller number of LA fast men compared to LA spinners
    Seem to be more common in Asia as well, with the likes of Pathan, Vaas, Zoysa, Khan, Rasel etc.compared with relatively few from the other nations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    He could be the best young fast bowler in the world today - gets up towards 150, leftie, moves it both ways, gets bounce

    But he could break down tomorrow and never play a test
    And, looking at his past, it's not the most outrageous possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baconator View Post
    Seem to be more common in Asia as well, with the likes of Pathan, Vaas, Zoysa, Khan, Rasel etc.compared with relatively few from the other nations.
    Very true, when I think of FLA for England only Bill Voce and Frank Foster come to mind. I have a feeling one of the Lever brothers may have been a lefty?

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    How dare you forget Alan Mullally and Mark Illot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    How dare you forget Alan Mullally and Mark Illot.

    Sorry I missed them, but my mind is lost in the past

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