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    If we're talking about Tests, Bangladesh of course and to be honest NZ has a pretty shocking one when Bond's not fit. This is clearly shown by our reliance on Chris Martin, who is a reasonable bowler but certainly not of a high enough standard to lead a Test attack.

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    The worst has to be the bowling attack NZ had fielded in a five-match series in which the Australians won all five matches. The attack in the last two was the worst they've had in the last few years.

    The current Indian one-day bowling attack is terrible, but the Indians are always hampered by the wrong choice of combination.
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    South Africa,they have seven batsmen and even then.Pollock who bats at eight in the order is a allrounder.

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    Thinking about, everyone has a **** bowling attack. except South Africa. It could literally be one injury for one of the test teams, and they have shot it. Don't quite know how to phrase it, but teams at the world cup this year have to be one big unit, otehrwise they can forget it and go home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    South Africa,they have seven batsmen and even then.Pollock who bats at eight in the order is a allrounder.
    One of those seven batsmen is Jacques Kallis, who is a proper allrounder and an asset to any bowling attack. Smith and Kemp can also deliver a couple of overs. And while Pollock is an allrounder (I always thought that was a good thing?), he also is the number 1 ODI bowler in the world at the moment.

    I think our attack is decent, just missing the quality spinner, of course.

    Pakistan's attack the worst on paper, but with them you never know what might happen.

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    isnt it obvious that bangladesh have the worst bowling attack of all the test playing nations? But, i guess most of u are not considering them in this argument....so in that case,

    Pakistan are generally good....but if asif and shoaib are gone for more than just the world cup...its a differnt story.

    i think england have huge problems with their attack...its inconsistnet and does have potential but never really expresses it ( a bit like suresh raina of india in terms of batting)

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    Does anyone even understand what we're talking about?

    Are we discussing who has the worst Test attack or who has the worst ODI attack of the Test-playing teams (and I think most people would have the sense to read that as "the Test-playing teams minus Bangladesh)?

    Given the amount of "without Warney" (who played his last ODI over 4 years ago) talk being mixed-in with "Symonds" (who's taken 11 Test wickets) I'd say some people are a bit confused!
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    Bangladesh and NZ when Bond-less.

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    We are talking about tests here arent we!!!

    its pointless going on about Australia without Warne and McGrath in tests just yet, because we dont actually know how good/bad the Aussie bowling attack will be without either of them playing.

    My feeling is though that Australia will still be quite useful on the bowling side of things...although finding a spinner even half as good as Warne has to be a priority.
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    "Finding" one?

    He's either there or he isn't - you can't magic a spinner out of thin-air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    "Finding" one?

    He's either there or he isn't - you can't magic a spinner out of thin-air.
    well you know what I mean...

    anyway, finding a replacement will probably take about 50 years

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    Yep - there were a hell of a lot of Sellars and Sincocks between Benaud and Warne.

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    This is how I'd rank each test bowling attack

    1.South Africa - Pollock,Ntini,Steyn,Nel,Kallis
    2.Australia - Lee,Clark,Johnson/Tait,Watson,MacGill
    3.England - Hoggard,Jones,Flintoff,Panesar
    4.Pakistan - Asif,Shoaib,Gul,Kaneria
    5.Sri Lanka - Vaas,Malinga,Maharoof,Murali
    6.India - Munaf,Zaheer,Sreesanth,Harbhajan/Kumble
    7.New Zealand - Bond,Martin,Franklin,Oram,Vettori
    8.West Indies - Taylor,Edwards,Collymore,Bravo,Mohammed
    9.Bangladesh - Mortaza,Shahadat,Rafique,Razzak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    This is how I'd rank each test bowling attack

    1.South Africa - Pollock,Ntini,Steyn,Nel,Kallis
    2.Australia - Lee,Clark,Johnson/Tait,Watson,MacGill
    3.England - Hoggard,Jones,Flintoff,Panesar
    4.Pakistan - Asif,Shoaib,Gul,Kaneria
    5.Sri Lanka - Vaas,Malinga,Maharoof,Murali
    6.India - Munaf,Zaheer,Sreesanth,Harbhajan/Kumble
    7.New Zealand - Bond,Martin,Franklin,Oram,Vettori
    8.West Indies - Taylor,Edwards,Collymore,Bravo,Mohammed
    9.Bangladesh - Mortaza,Shahadat,Rafique,Razzak
    @ England above Pakistan & Sri Lanka.Dude,your ranking is really biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.J.B.Lewis View Post
    @ England above Pakistan & Sri Lanka.Dude,your ranking is really biased.
    is it really that outrageous?

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