View Poll Results: Who is the best left arm spinner of the world?

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  • Vettori

    37 50.00%
  • Panesar

    7 9.46%
  • Enamul Jr

    1 1.35%
  • Hogg

    5 6.76%
  • Razzak

    2 2.70%
  • Rafique

    7 9.46%
  • Murali Karthik

    1 1.35%
  • Abdur Rehman

    1 1.35%
  • Dave Mohammed

    11 14.86%
  • Giles

    1 1.35%
  • Paul Adams

    1 1.35%
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Thread: Who is the best left arm spinner of the world?

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    Who is the best left arm spinner of the world?

    Vettori has been serving the New Zealnd over the last decade, although he was steady but was never a real match winner.

    Razzak seems like more of a oneday type bowler and has the variations to keep the runs in check and take regular wickets too. Is a totally unknown quantity in test cricket.

    Panesar seems to be over rated a bit to me. He is yet to develop his variation and can be an extremely good find for England if he develops.

    Rafique is the old guy who still keeps on serving Bangladesh cricket. He was a seamer but turned into a spinner in the early stages of his career. He has a good arm ball and has always been a steady performer.

    Hogg is the most impressive one of the lot but like Rafique an oldie. He is quite different than the rest as he is a chinaman bowler.

    Ohh in Dave Mohammed we have another chinaman but West Indies selectors are not always in the mood to play a specialist spinner so his chance of getting international expesure is less.

    Murali Karthik is the only one that comes in mind from India. It's sad to see India which produced SLAs like Bished Bedi dont have any good quality ones now.

    Abdur Rehman also has played some matches for Pakistan and is an okay sort of bowler.

    Enamul is the most promising one and has all the qualities to become Bangladesh's first real match winner. I have very high hopes of him.

    May be Giles can be included too in this list along with Paul Adams.
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    Vettori, Rafique and theres everybody else and please don't bring up stats. Everybody on that list is good but I think Vettori and Rafique are a cut above th rest.

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    Pretty conclusive so far tbh

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    How Can Dave Mohammed be a better bowler than Rafique? I've been hearing for years that if the West Indies had a spinner like Mohammed Rafique they would be a great team or line along that pattern? I haven't Mohmammed play so i really can't comment on him, but the maybe the WI selectors are idiots.


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    Can't really vote for Hogg because he doesn't play tests, and Mohammed seems a bit of an anomoly. Like, they say he should play, but he never does. So is he really that good? Is it a case of just being left out for the wrong reasons?

    Would have to be Vettori, otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricman
    How Can Dave Mohammed be a better bowler than Rafique?
    Dude, it's Dave Mohammed. Don't argue.
    Quote Originally Posted by cricman
    I've been hearing for years that if the West Indies had a spinner like Mohammed Rafique they would be a great team or line along that pattern?
    Haha, where did you hear that?

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    I don't get the Dave Mohammed thing. Can someone please enlighten me?

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    Vettori, by default almost.
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    What do people think of Razzak? He seems to me a pretty good OD bowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    What do people think of Razzak? He seems to me a pretty good OD bowler.
    Yep, can't fault his one day bowling at all really - up there with the best. I saw him bowl in a test against Australia on a helpful pitch and he looked completely rubbish so he obviously has a long way to get in test cricket, but his one day game is gun already.
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    Vettori has won the poll for me, hands down.
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    Razzak has a very dodgy action to me and i don't think he's as good as Vettori anyway.

    I'd probably go with Hogg in ODIs and Vettori or Panesar in tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    Razzak has a very dodgy action to me and i don't think he's as good as Vettori anyway.

    I'd probably go with Hogg in ODIs and Vettori or Panesar in tests.
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